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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters  CLICK HERE.
Proposed 138Kv poles through Jefferson Park?
JPNA Information Meeting - TEP project in Jefferson Park
Wednesday, February 26, 6pm, Ward III 1510 E Grant

 TEP is planning a project to bring more electricity to the inner city. The load will increase from 47Kv to 138Kv with much larger poles and a substation at the southern edge of Jefferson Park. Jefferson Park is one of the MOST IMPACTED neighborhoods in the entire project. The substation insulated with SF6 gas is located at our border and where will the giant poles be placed?
To see former E-newsletters (Nov 9, Nov 18, Dec 7 and Jan 7) outlining the issue go to:
February Meetings

JPNA Neighborhood Meeting
Wednesday, February 26, 6 pm, Ward III, 1510 E Grant
TEP representatives presenting:
Adriana Mariñez - Government Relations
Renee Darling - Transmission and Distribution Supervisor
Current focus of the coalition is the Health and Heritage Trail for the minutes of the November meeting with Joe O'Neill, Parks and Recreation Project Manager. Date pending. 
Mailbox Theft  
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30, Ward III, 1510 E Grant Road
Postal Inspector to talk about Mailbox theft

Traffic Calming - the fascinating world of bumps, humps, tables and circles
I f you are concerned about speeding and traffic on our residential streets and want to do something about it, read this 19 page document:

The city will mail you that information in hard copy. . "Bumps" are not allowed on residential streets...but humps are. And to be efficient they should be installed in series. Jefferson park has some research to do. If you are willing to help out please contact Zach McDonald at
"bumps" are not allowed in
residential areas
"humps" and tables do not reduce volume but reduce speeding by 60-80%
Repaired, refurbished, and reflective
Thank you to Zach and the neighbors at Lester and Santa Rita!

Folks got together and repaired the damaged Traffic Circle at the intersection. The reflective tape hopefully prevents another collision.
Updates from our Neighborhood School
Annual Dinner 2020
Sunday March 1 
The International School's Annual Fundraising Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 1, from 4- 8pm at the historic Stillwell House located downtown, 134 South 5th Ave. Delicious food, a silent auction, and the opportunity to visit with the IST community awaits you. Tickets are $80/each and can be purchased at
International Day – Saturday, March 7 th
Mark your calendars now! IST's 14th Annual International Day will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 10 am - 2 pm.   IST families, friends and teachers host booths by country from around the world, offering guests the opportunity to learn about a variety of cultures and sample cuisine.
Admission to International Day is free! There is no charge to come and enjoy the incredible performances. However,upon arrival, guests may purchase ticket vouchers used to buy food, crafts, other entertainment, and the like. International Day is open to the community, and should be a wonderful experience! If you would like to volunteer, sponsor, and/or donate, please  visit: ISTPAWebsite  ( )
All are invited to Support IST!
Annual Dinner
March 1
Tickets on sale now!
International Day
March 7 * 10 am to 2pm
Come on over

Gateway Signs for Jefferson Park in 2020!
Progress! The tile sign is being grouted.
Preparing for the Spring Plant Sale
Help make this Fundraiser a success!!
Donate * Buy * Volunteer
Saturday, April 25
8 am - 1 pm
NE Corner of Warren and Seneca
1641 E Waverly

DONATIONS: Call to drop off donations:
Laurel-Heather: 520-343-0073 or

Erin: 520-314-7883 or

In addition to potted plants we will sell gently used gardening tools, bags of soil, pots, gloves, and garden art.

VOLUNTEER: If you can volunteer to sell, set up, take down etc., please let Laurel-Heather or Erin know via the above contact info.

CLIPPINGS/SPROUTS but no pots? Laurel-Heather will take your clippings/sprouts, pot, and tend to them until the sale. Contact her!
Update - Census Information
Snail Mail Alert
Between March 1-20

You don't respond?
Worker will visit in person in May.
The Census is coming! JP and surrounding neighborhoods have been working as members of the Complete Count Committee, coordinated by Sarah Launius at the Ward 3 office and Maria Cardenas, our Lead from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Census Day is officially designated as April 1, 2020, but the questionnaire should be available for completion as early as Mar 12. Between March 1-20, you will receive an invitation by mail to respond to the 2020 Census. When you respond to the census, you tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020. There are three ways to respond:
1. Secure Internet: go online and fill in questionnaire. It's safe, secure and confidential.
2. By phone: Census worker will take your information via phone.
3. By Mail: you request and fill out paper form. Return via mail.
An in-person interview: representatives will visit residences in May 2020 that choose not to self-respond. If a Census worker comes to the door to verify the information, they will introduce themselves as a Census Bureau employee. Check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a Census logo, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. If you any questions about their identity, you may call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.

The Census Bureau will  never  ask you for:
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.
If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau asks you for any of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. To find out more about the 2020 Census, and to avoid scams and fraud, go to .
Grant Road Health and Heritage Park- Jefferson Park Trail
"We received permit approval to construct, for the plans reviewed by the City of Tucson Development Services last week. 

Due to some revisions of the path design I need to have some additional information added/changed on the plans; by doing this we try to avoid any potential change orders during construction.The design consultant is making these revisions and
we are checking on some additional information from Tucson Water regarding some existing water meters on the construction site. I am putting together the Request for Proposal (RFP) this week and hope to advertise once I have the information mentioned above." Joe O'Neil, Parks and Recreation Project Manager
2020 Roll-off/Brush & Bulky Schedule
Your JP neighborhood association schedules roll-offs at four sites three times a year. In addition, City of Tucson schedules two Brush and Bulky pickups annually. For those of you who really like to plan ahead here's the 2020 schedule:
February 24 - Brush and Bulky April 2 - Roll Offs, May 14 - Roll-offs
August 31 - Brush and Bulky December 11 - Roll-offs
Confused about what you can and CAN NOT recycle?
Every program across the country has a different list of what is acceptable. The number that is sometimes inside the recycle symbol is a reference to what type of plastic the container is made of.

Here is our recycling list:

No doubt about it, recycling can be confusing. Markets for recyclables have changed considerably, profitability of recycling has gone down, and contamination of loads has gone up. Become educated and read the article below from 
to read an extremely informative article on 
what can and cannot be recycled,
and it is TUCSON specific.
EDISON Parklet needs you once a month
Help Needed - 3rd Saturday of the month - 8:00 am
No RSVP needed, just show up about 8am.  BYOB-bring your own bag...or we supply. Clean up is quick - we usually take less than an hour. If you do pick up trash 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.
Homeless Protocol
See a homeless person camping out? The City of Tucson has a homeless protocol which brings TPD out to offer people options. How to report is described at
If Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 520-791-4467; Neighbors can report homeless issues and the like. They will get it to the correct department.
Thanks to the business and individuals who support Jefferson Park with their donations! We appreciate you!

Thanks Zach for donating to our Entryway Signs!
And Blackjack, thanks for the deal on our annual meeting of JPNA.
Thanks to Carly Quinn for the donation of 1/2 of cost of our gateway signs!
Reporting a Dirty Bus Stop
If you see overflowing trash cans, litter, bugs, vandalism, graffiti, or homeless camps at a bus stop, call (520) 792-9222 to report the location. You may also email  and include pictures if you wish. All requests will be documented by Sun Tran to ensure proper follow-up takes place.
Sun Tran:
City Services  "Cheat Sheet"   has links, emails, and phone numbers to make it easier to reach anyone in the City based on your need.
Scooters blocking driveways, etc. Call 'em
Razor scooters will be picked up if you call 833- LAST-MILE. Contact info is also on the scooters.

Bird Scooters will be picked up if you call 1-866-205-2442. Contact info also on the scooters.

Numbers are posted on the scooters!
Area Representatives

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 

Area #2 - Jon Heine

Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden

Area #5 - Joanne Osuna

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

TPD Lead Officer for our area: Sgt. Eric Evans, 420-405-2070, email: .
On Duty: Sat- Tues, 5pm -3am

non-emergency crime: 
emergency crime:   911

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:

See code violations in Jeff Park:  

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:
1510 E Grant*

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

Ward VI, Steve K's newsletter:
Paul Durham, Ward III
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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
Editors' Note: This Constant Contact is sent only upon request and with permission. The editors, Joan Daniels, Erin Posthumus, and Joanne Osuna invite your comments.
Thanks to the editors and co-editors who check and recheck the information we send out to our neighbors. If you see an error or have an addition, let one of us know.