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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters  CLICK HERE.
Eight BIG Pizzas - gone in a blink!
The annual meeting was well attended. Neighbors and representatives from the Ward 3, county, and U of A were present. Board Officers were elected. There were new volunteers for committees. Quite a busy and very full agenda! Congrats and thank you new officers!
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?
Three possible proposed routes of 138Kv poles - Campbell, Vine, or Park from the UA substation at Vine and Lester
Jefferson Park representatives have been advocating that no 75ft to 125ft 138Kv poles go through the neighborhood. The gas insulated substation at Vine and Lester will have lines that need to move north to DeMoss Petrie substation. Some folks have expressed concern about property values, some are concerned about the EMF issue, and others are concerned about the SF6 gas. This is the time to learn and express your opinions!

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. 
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30, Ward III, 1510 E Grant Road

Enough is ENOUGH!!
Jefferson Park taking action to calm traffic in the neighborhood. You can help.
Jefferson Park has endured cars racing, near misses, destruction of traffic circles, and yes, unfortunately, one traffic related death within its borders in the past few years. A new committee is forming to take a serious look at the problem and develop a plan with researched solutions.

Neighbors propose to work with the U of A, Department of Transportation, and the Ward III office. Meetings will be ongoing. This new group is just taking shape. If you are willing to help out please contact Zach McDonald at
Most recent traffic circle crash
at Lester and Santa Rita
Recently, Jesse Soto of the Tucson Department of Transportation met with neighbors to decide how to fix the traffic circle.

Additionally, neighbors talked with Mr. Soto about the ongoing traffic issues in Jefferson Park. He agreed to work with JPNA, the Ward Office and neighbors to find solutions lo make Jefferson Park streets safer for all.

TDOT has fixed three broken traffic circles as a result of traffic incidences.
Pruning Workshop Benefits Many
Edison Parklet gets a facelift and careful trimming
The fifteen attendees at the Jan 26 pruning workshop gained important information and did Jefferson Park a great service. In just two hours the Edison parklet was trimmed up beautifully.
Important point: branches must be trimmed so that they can heal themselves over. Randall Port, TCB Certified Arborist, demonstrated the exact place to cut the branches.
The bark of the tree must be protected from tearing. Cut on the bottom side of the branch to prevent a tear when the branch falls.

Trees that are not cut properly never heal.
Katie Gannon of Tucson Clean and Beautiful worked beside neighbors and shared her tree knowledge.

Rhus Lancea and Lantana will die back at the first freeze so these plants can be cut completely back.
Tools and expertise supplied by Tucson Clean and Beautiful. Coffee and breakfast pastries supplied by Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. Thank you Joanne!
"Small" pile of limbs and cuttings left for TDOT to pick up, which they did in a day! Thank you Tucson Department of Transportation.
Many pruning tricks were shared, more than we can list here. The "hands on" workshop taught the "hows" as well as the 'whens" of pruning trees and bushes. There was a general feeling that Jefferson park should do more such workshops...and Tucson Clean and Beautiful is willing and able. Many thanks to the TCB staff and the many volunteers. Take a walk in the parklet and see the handiwork!
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 on Linear Park
Grant Road Health and Heritage Park- Jefferson Park Trail
Soon you will be able to walk/bike from Hampton to Fremont along Grant Road through native landscaping, boulders, and berms. It is made possible by the Prop. 407 funds and the foresight of neighbors and city officials. Below is the latest communication (1/29) from Joe O'Neil, Parks and Rec project manager who is working on the project:
"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
(J. Daniels)
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.
Gateway Signs for Jefferson Park in 2020!
Special thanks to Carly Quinn Designs who donated half the cost of the signs!!
After many discussions, two proposals, much effort on the part of neighbors, and with $2180 in private donations, the project is moving ahead! 2020 will see beautiful signs at both entrances from Campbell.
Red Tags, Loud Music calls, Loud Party calls in December
December Report
Loud Music Calls   0 Loud Park Calls  0, Red Tags 0
Bravo! Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Red Tag committee with their friendly information letters.
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. Many hands make light work!
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 who support Jefferson Park with their donations! We appreciate you!

Thanks Zach for donating to our Entryway Signs!

And Blackjack, thanks for the special deal for our annual meeting of JPNA!
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.