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Our Neighborhood - Summer Meetings
August - No general meeting and we hope all of our neighbors get a little vacation!
Next meeting September 25, 6:00 pm.

Next meeting S eptember 24, 5:00 pm.

Talk with TPD, August  27
Ward III, 1501 E Grant Rd,  6:30 pm.
AUGUST TOPIC: Unruly Gatherings and Red Tags
Lexophile = a person who has a love for words.  Such as 
"You can tune a piano but you can't tuna a fish"
"To write with a broken pencil is pointless."
Get your Jefferson Park T-shirt!
T-shirts are a JP fundraiser!
Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
Proceeds benefit neighborhood projects!
Get yours from one of the Jefferson Park area reps listed below:
Lisa:  622-1682, email:
Joanne:   798-3602, email: 
Laurel-Heather:  343-0073, email:
Brush 'n Bulky Pick Up - Tuesday Sept 3
brush bulky
Watch for a postcard. Most of JP pick-up is in the alley.
COLLECTION AND CLEAN UP TIME (Please have materials set out by 6 a.m. on Monday of your collection week).

Brush & Bulky will collect:
  • Brush, tree trunks, branches and other green waste (up to 5 feet long and 24 inches in diameter)
  • Lumber (up to 5 feet long and stacked in a separate pile)
  • PVC and metal pipes (up to 5 feet long)
  • Railroad ties (limit 5)
  • Furniture, carpet, and doors
  • Lawn mowers with fuel tank and crank case removed
  • Scrap metal (bicycles, swing sets, etc., broken into 5 foot lengths)
  • Cacti (must be contained in boxes - up to 25 lbs per box)
  • Appliances (remove freezer/refrigerator doors)
  • Car tires (limit of five automobile tires)
  • Metal drums (empty and cut in half)
Brush and Bulky will NOT collect:
  • Any excess over the 10 cubic-yard limit
  • Any items other than those listed above, such as
  • Stone/bricks/concrete/aggregates
  • Construction debris
  • Hazardous waste like paint/oil/pesticides/solvents/liquids
  • Glass/mirrors
  • Television and computer monitors
  • Compressed gas/air cylinder(s)
  • Vehicle parts
  • Commercially generated material
I changed my iPod's name to Titanic.  It's syncing now.
(One of this year's submissions to the New York Times 
to see who can create the best original lexophile)
Banner Community Parklet - Pavers & Signs

Pavers still available.  The parklet will feature a walking area of pavers with sandblasted inscriptions. Pay tribute to someone with a paver in the parklet.  Pavers are available for $400 and $600.  Click here for the application and description. 
No Parking Signs  - Coming Soon.  As of August 1st, Parkwise will be be placing "No Parking" signs on the south side of Lester at the Banner Hospital greenway.
Jefferson Park donates to projects!!!
We are halfway to our goal! Jefferson Park neighbors, other neighborhoods and businesses are pitching in! Donations have arrived from $15  to $125.  Each makes the thermometer rise.  Number of donations by JP streets are:
Business contact    1
Other neighborhoods  2
Edison St                4     
Fremont                  1
Grant Road             1
Hampton  St           5 
Lester St                 3
Linden St                3
Seneca St               5
Waverly St              3
All donations receive a receipt from the Jefferson Park non-profit, Friends of Jefferson Park.  If you, a neighbor or business, would like to donate, please get the donation form by  
Unruly Gatherings Statistics
Need to report an Unruly Gathering?  See the process HERE.

Loud Music calls - 0, Loud Party calls -1, Red Tags Issued - 0 
All reports are received from TPD.  A letter is mailed to the resident and owner to let them know phone calls have been made.  If an address receives a red tag, it will appear on the front of the home. 
Our Linear Park - Recent Rains cause Basin Erosion
Neighborhood walker took these photographs of the erosion from the alley and access road into the basin

JPNA and Grant Road Coalition notified, David Burbank,TDOT Grant Road Project manager, and the city is sending folks out to remedy the situation.
Background and history:  Jefferson Park neighbors initiated the concept of a green space along Grant Road almost 4 years ago with a white paper authored by Minnette Burges.  How's it looking now? See images and the history of our efforts at
Every Other Week Recycling Pick-up
Beginning the week of September 30, 2019, residential recycling within the City of Tucson will be collected every other week. Your current collection day will not change. A recycling calendar and map will be in your September bill.
If you want to learn more, join us at one of our seven public, open meetings. Here is a list of meetings: -Wednesday, September 11 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Morris K Udall Center (7200 E. Tanque Verde Road) -Thursday, September 12 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Donna R. Liggins Recreation Center (2160 N. 6th Avenue) -Saturday, September 14 - 10 a.m. to Noon at Quincie Douglas Center (1575 E. 36th Street) -Wednesday, September 18 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at El Pueblo Regional Center (101 W. Irvington Road) -Thursday, September 19 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at William M. Clements Center (8155 E. Poinciana Drive / MPR & basketball court area) -Monday, September 16 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tucson City Council Ward 6 Community Room (3202 E. 1st Street) -Final meeting TBA.
(from Garden District news)
Take the City's Customer Service Survey
The City of Tucson is surveying residents to better understand the community's needs on connecting with the City and accessing City services or resources. Please take a few minutes to answer a quick survey about your preferences communicating with the City so that we can better serve you. Surveys may be taken in English or in Spanish.  
City survey (English):
City survey (Spanish):
Lend a Hand - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
lend a hand
LAH provides free services to seniors (60 and older) and people with disabilities.  There are no financial requirements!  Its services include transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, the bank, etc., plus delivery of fresh produce and food boxes, as well as providing incontinent supplies, yard work, minor home repair, a weekly exercise class, a monthly lunch Social and even more.  
All services are free, made possible by caring volunteers.  But, in order to support it all, we do need more volunteers, especially in the summer!  If you're interested in volunteering -- or receiving these services yourself, please contact 
Trish Gehlen at (520) 248-6882 or
census info
Safety Coalition Topic - Hate Crimes
A hate crime is a criminal offense against a person or property that is motivated in whole or in part by an offender's improper bias against the perceived race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity of the victim. The expression of improper bias or hate in and of itself is not a crime, and the Tucson Police Department is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties for all community members.
If you have an EMERGENCY, or the crime you want to report is happening RIGHT NOW, do NOT use this form; dial 9-1-1 on your telephone (this online system is not monitored continuously). If you would like to report a Biased-based Incident or Hate Crime, please click the link below.
To see full definitions of types of bias based offense go to
Banner Hospital patients who wander...
There have been reports of patients leaving the Banner property and short-cutting through the neighborhood.  These folks are in various states of health.  Patients who are on foot are sometimes at risk, and are not good for Banner, nor for the neighborhood
Call Banner Security 520-694-6533 
if you witness any wandering patients or find any tossed bandages, etc.
If the situation warrants, call 911 
BUT ALSO call Banner Security so it can be recorded.   
We appreciate Banner's willingness to be proactive, and neighbors must be diligent about reporting occurrences. 
Greening and Cleaning
Park Cleanup - Every third Saturday
Edison/Cambell Parklet
Help Needed -  3rd Saturday of the month - 7am

No RSVP needed, just show up about 7am.   

BYOB-bring your own bag...or we supply.  Clean up is quick - we usually take less than an hour. Many hands make light work!

If you do pick-up during the week, contact Joanne Osuna at  and your time will count.  

We report our hours to Tucson Clean and Beautiful as part of the Adopt-a-Park program .
and note...September is tree planting time
Area Reps need help.  Check out your area and offer to help once every 3 months!

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 
Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden
Area #5 - Joanne Osuna
Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Recycled House Paint
Are you in need of paint?? Did you know that Beacon Group offers 5-gallon colored, recycled, latex paint for just $15 and every Friday it's only $5!! White paint is $35. We collect your used paint through our Household Hazardous Waste Program and Beacon makes the paint usable again. To pick up go to 2700 N. Stone Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
To drop off paint you no longer want, you can go to one of our drop-off locations. Remember the first Saturday of every month we collect Household Hazardous Waste at 7575 E. Speedway Blvd. from 8-noon. Go here for more details:
(Thanks Garden District E-news)
Building in Jefferson Park - a unique neighborhood

Special rules for Jefferson Park
The neighborhood Land Use Committee (LUC) has created a special section, " Building/Historic Status" , on to help neighbors and their contractors understand the special circumstances when building in an NPZ (Neighborhood Preservation Zone). Also Tucson Planning and Development Dept. has a process flyer at 
Another Lexophile: 
Your reward for getting to the end of this e-news!  
(Submitted by a neighbor's grandchild )

Ward III - Councilperson Paul Durham 
Paul Durham
1510 E Grant
and aide Nick Mahon

Ward III, See Paul's e-news at:
Ward VI, Steve Kozachik newsletter: 

Report Transportation Concerns
Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk?
You can report these issues to the  Tucson Department of Transportation  (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to

What is a code violation?
And whom do I call?
Download  an information sheet approved by the City Code Enforcement Division

Banner Construction 
and Info Line
Construction Updates on the University Campus  Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus  website  for the hospital expansion project. 

Emergency 24/7 phone number for the Banner project construction team: (520) 268-9575
UA Neighborhood Hotline 
Student Related issues can be reported to this number. 
Should not be used for 911 calls which should be directed to the TPD
24/7 available

Banner Security
Witness any encroachment of patients or visitors etc into the neighborhood?  Banner wants to know. Please call so that the incident can be documented
Security at 520-694-6533
Report a  non-emergency crime:
Report an  emergency crime:     911
See the  latest crimes  in Jefferson Park:
See  code violations  in Jefferson Park:
Report an  issue with Banner:  Emergency 24/7 (520) 268-9575
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:
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact BUMC Security at 694-6533. 
Stay in Touch
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Get on the List Serve!
To sign up for the neighborhood list serve,  send a blank email to  
or send a request for an invitation to 
Come to the JPNA Monthly Meeting
Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Rd. 
Renew your $15 voluntary JPNA membership dues
Renew by mail (print and mail membership form) OR 

CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,