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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood
Get your Jefferson Park T-shirt!
Colors match Jefferson Park  street signs!
Coming Soon!  Show off your neighborhood! 
Purchase a Jefferson Park T-shirt   $14.00 each
Small, medium, large, and Xlarge
Proceeds benefit neighborhood projects
Shirts will be available at:
Neighborhood Meetings:
3/27, 4/24-6:30pm at Ward III
4/7 Sunday-9am -3pm,  at Lester and Vine
Or place an order with one of the Jefferson Park area reps listed below:
Lisa:  622-1682, email:
Joanne:   798-3602, email: 
Laurel-Heather:  343-0073, email:
Roll-offs, just in time  May 10 - 14
May is graduation, students are going home, folks are cleaning out yards etc.  Perfect time to supply a big garbage can!
Coming to a block near you:
917 E Seneca
1850 N. Tyndal
1740 E Edison
1822 E Lester
Thank you Tucson Environmental Services
Buffelgrass invasion thwarted!
Banner Construction Team
Jefferson Park is indebted to all the volunteers: neighbors, Banner, Stark and Sturgeon Construction, Sundt Construction, and UA International Club who stalked the buffelgrass on Saturday, March 16th. 

Over 19 extra large bags of buffelgrass were captured from our alleys. We will keep watch to make sure the plants don't come back. Special thanks to Lisa Jones, Erin Posthumus, and Mark Ostrand of Banner who did the organizing. 
Hint -  The ground was still damp from the recent rains making the buffel-pull a little easier.  Pull your yard weeds soon as it is predicted to be a very bad pollen season causing havoc with asthmatics and those with allergies. If you get 'em before they go to seed, maybe you won't have as many next year.
Neighbor, Erin, gives pre-pulling talk.

Volunteers gather to learn how to identify the nasty invasive weed.
Neighbor, Nina nabs the buffelgrass.

Making our houses and saguaros safer

March 27, 6pm Ward III, 1510 E Grant Road
Special Guests:   Nahrin Jabro , assistant to Supervisor Richard Elias
Karen Greene,  Barrio Neighborhood Coalition
Topics:  Campbell Avenue entrance signs

March 26, 5:30 pm, Ward III, 1510 E Grant Road
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm.  
Every Fourth Tuesday at WARD III  1510 E Grant Road.
Officers from TPD will be at the meeting to discuss crime trends in the area and be available to answer questions or receive feedback from the Coalition Neighborhoods:  Mtn/First, SAMOS, Jefferson Park, Catalina Vista, Campbell/Grant.
Get ready now for the April Neighborhood Plant Swap
April 24, Ward III  
1510 E Grant Road

Jefferson Park's Annual Plant Swap will have a pre-meeting sale/swap at 5:30, so come a little early to get the best plants!

Meanwhile, get your plant contributions ready.  Have some cuttings?  Have some overgrown pots that need splitting? 

Do it now, and when April 24th comes you will be ready to barter.

Photo Challenge - 2020 calendar
2019 African Daisies
Our 2019 calendar sold out.  Jefferson Park shared the calendar with city staff, many neighbors and other neighborhoods.  The 2019 calendar featured historic images and photos from former Jefferson Park home tours.  

Spring is here and the Friends of Jefferson Park would like to begin to collect photos for the 2020 calendar.  If you have a lovely entrance, a garden of which you are proud, a water feature that is iconic etc. Maybe your whole house! Please share it with the Calendar committee.  Photos from cameras work fine.  

E-mail your pictures to We will begin collecting the images.  Know that by e-mailing an image you are giving permission to print it.  Please add your contact information.  There will be no identifying names, address etc. in the calendar--just beautiful images of the neighborhood.  Hey, did anyone get a good picture of the snow!!  That might be interesting!  Can you beat these African daisies?
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 on foot are not good for Banner, not good for the neighborhood, and not good for the patients.
Call Banner Security 520-694-6533 if you witness any 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 pro-active, and neighbors must be diligent about reporting occurrences. 
Jefferson Park Pot holes.....
HOW TO 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  
Tucson Department of Transportation:
Are You protected if the grid goes down?
The Resiliency workshop (Jan 27) discussed what individuals and neighbors could do in the event the grid goes down.  The possibility of a city-wide heat-related grid failure was discussed.  For the entire information booklet  CLICK HERE.  Pay particular attention to p. 17 and 24 for a list of the things each home should store in case of such an emergency.
Taxes being done at Ward III
The Ward 3 Council Office will once again host United Way's tax prep service (a.k.a. VITA) this year. Every Saturday through April 13th volunteers will be available from 9 am-1 pm. The address is 1510 E Grant Rd. Assistance is on a first come, first served basis. 
Call 520-333-5810 for more information or view the  VITA FAQ for details, including a list of required documents. Note that this is a means-tested service.  Be sure to note income limits on the VITA site.
Crowds of bikers!! 1600 Block of Lester closed
On Lester,  Warren to Vine
Needs Neighborhood Volunteers

Go to and select an intersection to help guide bikers and walkers through the neighborhood. You may also help neighbors on those two blocks get their cars in and out if necessary.

Cyclovia coming thru Jefferson Park-April 7
9am to 3pm - bikers begin and end anywhere 
Route is between Banner & Downtown 
It passes our Little Free Library. 1600 blk Lester closed
Could you get a break on your property taxes?
Do you live in a contributing property?
Does your home qualify for the property tax break??  Jefferson Park web-site provides links and explanations.  If you wonder about your property  CLICK HERE for links to important information.
Red Tag Reports
Tucson Police Department supplies monthly data on nuisance party and loud music calls made to 911 for our neighborhood.
February Report for Jefferson Park
Loud music calls - 1
Loud Party - 
Red Tags issued - 1 (second tag issued w/in a year)
Jefferson Park mails letters to any resident who was the subject of calls or red tags. Additionally, owners are notified if the house is a rental.   
How do you report an unruly gathering? 
Greening and Cleaning - Every third Saturday
We need your help, every 3rd Saturday of the month.
No RSVP needed, just show up about 8am.   BYOB-bring your own bag...or we supply. 

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 our little parklet at Edison and Campbell is quite lovely.
Out and About....
Help with the exterior of your home.
An Opportunity for Assistance to Improve the Appearance of Your Neighborhood -  "A Brush with Kindness,"  a program of Habitat for Humanity Tucson,  partners with residents to improve the appearance of their neighborhoods, strengthen connections within the community, and help preserve affordable housing. The program also helps low-income homeowners, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. Partners repay a portion of cost of materials based on a sliding scale and ability.
Need some minor home repair? "A Brush with Kindness" can help!
Types of Services Provided:  painting →landscaping →fence repairs →yard cleanup →and other minor repairs.   To Learn More About Program:
   Call:  520-326-1217 ext. 209  
   Habitat Tucson is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider
(Thank you Feldman Neighborhood)
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
Important Contact Info
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 Mark Ostrand through BUMC Security at 694-6533. 
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Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Rd. 
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CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,