Websites: and September 7, 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Virtual Meeting- Wednesday, September 23
6:00 PM (Zoom link to follow)
In person meetings are cancelled.
JPNA also keeps you informed on-line at and through this E-news. Welcome new subscribers!
Jefferson Park in the News
Channel 9 interviewed JPNA president, Colleen Nichols. Click the arrow below to see the interview which aired Friday August 28.
(Correction: Poles maximum of 110', not 200')
Make your comment known!
JPNA takes the following stand:
"No 138Kv poles in residential neighborhoods or our Federal Historic Districts"
Three ways to comment---

Send comments to:
Complete on line survey at:
Mail a letter to: 
P.O. Box 711 ATTN: Kino-DMP Mail Stop RC131
Tucson AZ 85701-0711
Phone: 1-833-523-0887 and leave a voice mail message
TEP has just proposed another option for its pole routes. This new route now allows 2 out of 4 options which take the route away from Jefferson Park. Neighborhoods must continue to lobby. Chances for success just got better.
A person does not need to know all the routes 1-6 and A-E to comment. It is simple: "No 138Kv poles in neighborhoods or in National Historic Districts."
Retired scientist/engineer gives a warning
TEP’s risky proposal- a comment
 As the TEP moves forward, experts weigh in on different aspects of the project. Below is a partial quote from a retired engineer/scientist. He currently works with other scientists on failure modes for engineering projects, systems, and materials.
 "One of the proposed TEP routes would intersect a line of new 138 KV power poles over an existing buried 12” high pressure gas line. (at Lester and Vine). Studies by the Arizona Geologic Survey have shown that Tucson is at risk of a sizable earthquake from the Santa Maria fault, 30 miles south of Tucson.  ...  If the quake is strong enough to crack the pipe, that is the most likely place for it to occur. " 
The lengthy comment has been submitted to TEP for their consideration. The comments period has been extended to Sept 20 and all are encouraged to comment.
See the 551 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!
Ward III Councilperson Durham says...
In a letter addressed to TEP Paul Durham states:
" ...After participating in the CWG and listening to my constituents, the only public position I have taken is that the routing for the KinoDMP should not go through neighborhoods. This is a reasonable position to take...

The fact that two large institutions, TEP and UA, missed a major routing issue in a way that immediately takes away options will further erode trust and confidence.

I sincerely hope that TEP will work diligently to reduce the harm done to neighborhoods by this new transmission line. Doing so will require limiting any stretch of the route along local neighborhood streets to the highest degree possible."

-Paul Durham, Ward III Councilperson
Follow the TEP discussions in past newsletters
The August "Special Edition" - shows the proposed pole routes, and the August 20 edition - describes the latest removal of options favorable to Jefferson Park. These and all former E-newsletters are located at

If you wish to see all the information provided by TEP go to:
Mark your calendars now!
Next TEP virtual Public Meeting
6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Zoom link to follow!
Voter Information!
Voter Registration Cut-Off for the General Election October 5.
Check your voter registration here.

First Day to Request an Early Ballot Monday, August 3.
Request a ballot online here.
Request a ballot by mail by telephone: 520-724-4330.

Last day to Request An Early Ballot Friday, October 23.
Early Ballots will be mailed October 7.

In-Person Early voting sites, begins Oct 7.
Addresses and times can be found at
In-Person Emergency Voting October 31 and November 2 only. See sites and address at:

Recommended deadline to mail back ballot Tuesday, October 27.

TUESDAY, November 3, 2020
All polling locations open, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Locate your poling place here

All registered voters who are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. All registered voters are eligible for this election.
REV 8/11/20
Lend a Hand - Your Senior Services
60+, This is for you!
Services: Food box delivery, transportation, visits, social events, minor home repairs and yard clean up
(520) 248-6882
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance
 PO Box 41323
 Tucson, AZ 85717-1323
Higher berms and Boulders!
The Jefferson Park Health and Heritage Trail continues to grow. Take a drive by! (photos: D. Richmond)
Will we get a "Slow Street" for a month?
Jefferson Park has submitted an application for a one-month "Slow Streets" event on Lester from Campbell to Euclid.

We await the results!
"Slow Down" yard signs - free
Want to slow traffic down in the neighborhood? TDOT has initiated a "Slow Down - Drive Like You Live Here" yard sign pilot program in an effort to slow traffic down on neighborhood streets.
If you would like to take the pledge and get a yard sign,click here: Slow Down Pilot Program. Take the pledge on-line and a sign will be delivered to your door.
JP Neighbors recommend service providers
Need recommendations for lawn service, bee removal, plumbers, even cat groomers etc? JP website has lists and references. Go to
Red Tags and new UA Procedure
Get a red tag? You will get a friendly visit..

"In partnership with our neighborhood County District 5, the University's Community Relations Office is now responding directly to neighborhood homes when they receive complaints or messages of concern."

Jullie Katsel, UA Government Relations/Local and Community Relations
 A masked-up and physically distant group of community members, including sometimes representatives of our neighborhood, will join the University and other community partners... to share guidance about COVID-related best practices and good neighbor principles. 

1) Loud party, Loud music calls should go to 911.

2) If student related, UA asks you to additionally contact the UA Neighborhood Hotline to report concerns at

July report: No unruly gatherings
August report: 1 unruly gathering

For information on the last 80 police incidents in our neighborhood go to: Incidents are listed by block not specific address.
JP Green Committee will Help You Plant!
GOOD NEWS - If you want to plant trees or shrubs in your right of way, the Green Committee will help you place them correctly, taking advantage of passive water harvesting, help you decide which plants, and plant the trees for you. Let Joan Hall know if you have a "right of way" that you would like planted, 520-990-8054. More shade, more birds!
EDISON Parklet (Edison and Campbell)
USUALLY 3rd Saturday of the month - 8:00 am - Edison and Campbell little park----. 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. If you see problems with trash at the park or its vicinity during the week, please notify Joanne and we will arrange to clean it up.
Still Time for the Census-Workers knocking on doors
THERE'S STILL TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS FORM - With all that has been going on in the United States lately, you may have pushed aside your reminders to complete the required U.S. Census, but there's still time. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year. It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona. The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics. Starting this month, census workers will be knocking on doors of homes from which they've received no response. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit. Follow the links below for more information.
Lead Officer for Jefferson Park
We have been informed that the new JP Lead Officer is Ofc. Joclyn Avilez. Her email is Phone: 520-307-1252.

JP Community Resource Officer is Erin Peters - Phone: 520-965-7670

Call 9-1-1. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. This includes welfare checks on persons who appear in distress. And let’s not forget the animals and small children left in vehicles-- engines not running and windows not cracked, while the temperatures rise. 

Online Report. To file an online report go to: . This reporting tool can be used to file certain crimes so make sure to check out the webpage for information. 

Other means of contact. You have the option to email/call the Lead Officer: or phone 520-307-1252 You, also may contact our division at or phone: (520) 791-4467. 
Senior Shopping Hours
For the different Tucson grocery stores, their safety requirements, if they deliver, and for their senior hours CLICK HERE
Free Food Map
COVID-19 Reliable sources of information
The City of Tucson created and maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website (link below) that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. Visit the website for the latest information about how the City is conducting business during this crisis and the latest status in the community. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.

TESTING: Pima County has also set up three testing centers where anyone can receive a free test. The schedule and how to sign up for a test can be found here.
A COVID-19 hotline has been set up to answer any questions from the public and healthcare providers about testing, symptoms, and any other questions you have about the virus. Call 1-844-542-8201 to reach a health care professional.

Southwest GasTucson Electric Power, and Tucson Water are all suspending service disconnections until further notice.

If you are healthy and able, please help by volunteering to pack emergency food boxes. The Community Food Bank URGENTLY needs volunteers to keep operations running. Email to get started.

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;
City Services "Cheat Sheet"  has links, emails, and phone numbers
to make it easier to reach anyone in the City
based on your need.
Recycling list

to read what can/cannot be recycled
Roach Control Hotline
Automated line, please provide requested information and staff will return the call
(520) 724-3401

Report Sewer Odors
(520) 724-3400

SOS (Low Income bill assistance
(520) 791-5443
Dirty bus stop
Call (520) 792-9222 to report the location. You may also email 
Include pictures if you wish. All requests will be documented by Sun Tran to ensure proper follow-up takes place.
Sun Tran:
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:

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:
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!

1510 E Grant*
Ward III, See Paul's e-news at:

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

Our Pima County Contact
Amanda Monroy, Special Staff Assistant to Supervisor Betty Villegas
Pima County Board of Supervisors,
520-724-8126 ■
Paul Durham, Ward III
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

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
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.
Thanks to the 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.