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Upon our inquiry, TEP clarifies confusing data...We clarify for you.
6 possible routes clarified!
highest to lowest scores - 1B, 2B, 1A, 2A, 1D, and 2D
Route B from UA North Substation. This route cuts north through Jefferson Park on Park
Route A from UA North Substation. This route cuts north through Jefferson Park on Vine
Route D enters on the Ring Road and exits on the Ring Road back on to Campbell
Routes from the South to UA substation: The routes from the south will be routes 1 and 2. After 36th St, 1 and 2 are both Campbell Avenue.
Routes going north from UA substation: These are the routes that most affect Jefferson Park. Only one option does not cut through the neighborhood-"D". "D" enters from Campbell then exists back on the Ring Road to Campbell.

TEP's initial report:
Total Weighted Score "1B, 1A, 2B, have the highest scores (in that order)
Using only the 4 criteria "of most importance (residential use, historic properties/districts, sensitive receptors and viewshed) the highest scoring alternatives are 1B, 1D, and 1A (in that order)."

A RE-READ OF THE REPORT: TEP was queried on Oct 15 about the absence of a second D option. TEP then rewrote their report to more accurately describe the top six options:

"The remaining six alternatives  still under consideration ...scored from highest to lowest: 1B, 2B, 1A, 2A, 1D, 2D using the Total Weighted Score,"

"Using only the 4 criteria of most importance (residential use, historic 
properties/districts, Sensitive Receptors, and viewshed), They scored from highest to lowest: 1B, 1D, 1A, 2B, 2D, and 2A. " 

Note that now "D" option stays in second place for criteria of "most importance" and in 5th and 6th place for total weighted score.

- - All info below this line remains as first reported- - - -

By the end of November TEP narrows to 3 routes to submit to the AZ Corp Commission. Also, at that time they will indicate their top preference.
This clarification is a result of our discussion with TEP about paragraph on p. 48 of their report which delineated the "conclusions:"

C. Nichols and
J. Daniels.

NOTES from CWG Zoom Meeting Oct 14
1) Seven neighborhoods wrote a letter asking for undergrounding the entire project. TEP says can not do.
2) One Person in Jefferson Park drew attention to the possibility of an interaction of electric lines with natural gas at Vine in the event of an earthquake. TEP would do a study if that route is recommended to ACC.
3) Some folks suggested that the lawsuits which might arise from people whose property values decrease may make it worth doing undergrounding.
4) The letter from the Historic Preservation Foundation was countered with the fact that TEP does not have to follow federal guidelines.
5) TEP must get a special permit from the city to upgrade the UA substation. It will go through the City Zoning Examiner. A public zoom meeting on the issue is scheduled for November 16. That will link arrive in your maibox.
6) Banner "is looking at it," once again considering whether or not to confirm the Ring Road or "D" option. Those poles would be 75' to take into account the helicopter flight path. Banner will be paid "fair market value" on the easements needed to place the poles.
CWG Representatives suggested strategy: Continue to flood the TEP website, with our concerns. Await the November announcement of final three line siting routes which will be sent to the ACC.
Read all the comments....
See the 800+ comments posted to the TEP website at . Click the "Comments" link at the right side of the page under the map icon. Jefferson Park and Sam Hughes comments abound!
Neighborhood Meetings
Jefferson Park E-newsletters chronicle the development of the TEP project
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All are invited to join the zoom meetings.

Zooming will continue...

Next JPNA virtual meetings
Wednesday, October 28, 6 PM
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Wednesday, November 18, 6 PM
Wednesday December 16, 6pm

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The "Heritage" part of the trail will be historic signage. A neighbor is fabricating the bases and the drafts of the plaque designs can be seen at AZ Historical Society has helped validate sigh content. Each sign will be 24" x 18"
CLICK HERE to access the recent pamphlet from TPD, with information on resources for the homeless, the mentally ill and the drug addicted.
Neighborhood Contacts & Resources
Area Representatives

Area #1 - Mary Worthen,323-1777 

Area #2 - Jon Heine,321-4343

Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden,

Area #5 - Joanne Osuna, 798-3602

Area #6 - Lisa Jones,622-1682
Neighborhood Resources:
Recommended service Providers

TPD Lead Officer for our area: Ofc. Joclyn Avilez. Her email is

non-emergency crime: 
emergency crime:   911

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:

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Report an issue with Banner: 
Emergency 24/7 (520) 268-9575
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact BUMC Security at 694-6533. 

Report an issue with the U of A: 
24/7 available (520) 282-3649

Report an unruly gathering: Call 911  CLICK HERE to see Flow Chart 

See historic photos of Jefferson Park:
The Ward offices publish weekly updates. Jefferson Park is in Ward 3; however, Ward 6 also puts out an informative newsletter, so both are worth a read!

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Ward III, See Paul's e-news at:

Another newsletter chock full of information!
Ward VI, Steve Kozachik's newsletter:

Our Pima County Contact, District 5
Amanda Monroy, Special Staff Assistant to Supervisor Betty Villegas
Pima County Board of Supervisors,
520-724-8126 ■
Paul Durham, Ward III
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What is a code violation?And whom do I call? Download an information sheet approved by the City Code Enforcement Division
Editors' Note: This Constant Contact is sent only upon request and with permission. The editors, Joan Daniels, Erin Posthumus, Joanne Osuna , Colleen Nichols invite your comments.
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