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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood - Meetings
October 23, Quarterly Meeting  1510 E Grant Road, Ward III 
5:45 pm: Spooky Refreshments, 6:15 Speaker: Maria Cardenas - 2020 Census followed by a business meeting
*Note a change in November, due to holiday schedules.
Meeting will be November 21 -   a Thursday, 6:00 pm, Ward 3

No meeting scheduled for October.
October 22, 6:30 pm.   1510 E Grant Road, Ward III 

So much happening !!!
Squeeze these into your holiday plans 
Choose your event/meeting
Listed in chronological order:
Oct 22-23 -Community Meetings 
Upgraded TEP Electric Substation at Vine and Chauncey
Do you live nearby?  Join the discussion.
138 KV Electric Substation proposed at Chauncey Lane and Vine
TEP must determine a route for the Kino to DeMoss-Petrie (Kino-DMP) 138 kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line, which will connect the Kino Substation to the DeMoss-Petrie Substation.
The line also will interconnect with the planned UA North Substation, which TEP expects to build north of the University of Arizona's main campus, just west of Banner. 
The current electric substation at Vine and Lee will be upgraded from a 47Kv station to a 138Kv (gas insulated) substation.  Transmission poles will then extend north to the DeMoss-Petrie substation.  Those poles are 60-75' in height and 6'-8' in diameter at the base.
Note the map which indicates the area to be covered by the UA enhanced substation.  It will end at Chauncey Lane - one house south of Lester. 
 Community Meetings
Tuesday Oct 22, 5:30-7:00pm * Quincie Douglas * 1575 E. 36th Ave.
Wednesday Oct 23, 6:30 - 7:00pm * Ward VI Council Office - 3202 E. First Ave.

For more TEP information, feel free to contact Renee Darling, TEP representative,   with any questions or concerns at (520) 884-3642 or You could ask to receive project materials via direct mail or make separate comments on the project Newsletters from TEP will be mailed to residents.
October 30 - Ballot Reminder - Deadline to mail
GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS MAILED -Voters will be selecting candidates for mayor, Tucson City Council offices in Wards 1, 2, and 4, and deciding the fates of a couple of ballot propositions.
City Clerk's Office - Elections:
The Choice is Yours publicity pamphlet (PDF):
November 2 - T-shirt sale - Neighborhood Fundraiser
Local Craftspersons will have their creations to share: notecards, gnomes...  Jefferson Park will have neighborhood designed T-shirts and the new 2020 "Near Northside Neighborhoods" Calendar.  The calendar features some nuggets of history from Catalina Vista, Jeff Park, Blenman Elm, Feldmans, and Sugar Hill--just in time for great Christmas Gifts!! 
Fourteen years of this wonderful fundraiser!  The last 4 years have benefited Jefferson Park and Old Fort Lowell Live at Home Project.

Unbelievably low prices bring faithful Sabaku customers from all over Tucson.  Come early and join the fun!

November 7 - Banner Annual Helicopter Summit
When:   Thursday, November 7, 2019 
            3:30 PM-5:00 PM.
Where:   BUMCT: Duval Auditorium (Tower 4)  
Please join us to review the annual helicopter report for Banner University Medical Center Tucson. Feel free to forward this meeting invitation to any additional community partners interested in attending. 
November 16 - Parklet Celebration 
Celebration of the Banner
History Plaza at Lester and Martin

It's for the neighborhoods!!
Meet at the Quonset Hut Ramada.  
Come and celebrate, and see how Banner commemorated "Polo Village" and the UA Polo Team.  

Meet your neighbors, the talented kids who created the artwork, and some of the folks who were instrumental in creating this very special little history plaza.  Stay a minute, stay awhile!
January 2020
Jefferson Park Nominating Committee seeks candidates
The Jefferson Park Nominating Committee begins early seeking neighbors interested in serving on the board.  If you are interested in helping preserve and enrich this neighborhood, if you are looking for a way to use your time and talents, consider this opportunity.  

The election will be held at the January 2020 quarterly meeting. Please consider having a look at the application.  CLICK HERE to get a copy.  The application will also be posted to under the NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS tab.  If you have any questions you may call:
Laurel-Heather Milden, 520) 343-0073,
Judy Janson, (520) 370-1080,
Suzanne Trappman, (520)331-5658,
2020 Calendar - in time for Christmas Giving. Large 12"x24" calendar. History of surrounding north side neighborhoods. 
Big blocks for noting appointments!
$16.50 each
$14.00 each

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:
Neighborhood Little Free Library
Very special thanks to the neighbors who maintain the Little Free Library at Vine and Lester.

The bench needed a face lift - thank you Joanne.  Sanded, bolts tightened and with a new urethane coat.  It had been well used the last year, and is ready for another!

The book case needed a little caulking - thank you Mary.  And Thank you Mary for stocking and restocking!

And Ken's wall is still a lovely blue back drop.  There are even more colorful walls on the west side.  Drop by and see it, take a book, leave a book.

Greening and Cleaning
Park Cleanup - Every Third Saturday
Edison/Campbell Parklet
Help Needed -  3rd Saturday of the month - 7:00 am
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 .
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!  If you're interested in volunteering -- or receiving these services yourself, please contact:  Trish Gehlen at (520) 248-6882 or 
Building in Jefferson Park - a unique neighborhood
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 
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. 
Important Contacts
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
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: 

Facebook: Jefferson Park Pet  Lost animals, found animals etc 
Facebook: Jefferson Park Interactive communications and neighborhood friendly posts

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

TPD Officers assigned to Jefferson Park available to you
On Duty: Weekends, Evenings
Ofc. Francisco Santa Maria  *  Phone: 520-589-8684 *  Email:

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. 
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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,