Visit your websites:  jeffersonpark.info   and  grantroadcoalition.com    April 1, 2019
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood
Get your Jefferson Park T-shirt!
SUNDAY, April 7,  9 to 3
Your neighbors will be at Cyclovia
Sunday at Vine and Lester  Little  Free Library
Free books  with special bookmarks
Free  little sketch pads
Jefferson Park T-shirts for sale - $14.00
Small, medium, large, and Xlarge
Proceeds benefit neighborhood projects
Shirts will be available at:
Neighborhood Meetings:
4/24-6:30pm at Ward III
Cyclovia
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: jljonesk@aol.com
Joanne:   798-3602, email cricket16@cox.net 
Laurel-Heather:  343-0073, email: trdswmn@cox.net
Cyclovia coming thru Jefferson Park-April 7
Jefferson Park has NO Entrance Signs
Fundraiser needs your help!
Neighborhood volunteers have been working with the City of Tucson to get permission, city permits etc. to create Entrance Signs for Jefferson Park.  The work must be completed by a City approved contractor so they have been soliciting bids. We can now begin to solicit donations for the effort. Our projects depend on the generosity of our neighbors and our larger community. Please consider a donation, and, if you know a business please consider asking them to participate.  CLICK HERE for the donation form. Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc is a non-profit and will be sending receipts for tax purposes. 
APRIL PLANT SWAP
Get ready now for April 24 - 6:00 pm
Neighborhood Plant Swap - Pre-MeetingSwap 5:30
April 24, Ward III,  1510 E Grant Road

Jefferson Park's Annual Plant Swap will have a pre-meeting sale of T-shirts/ swap of plants 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? 

ALSO,  information from the resiliency workshop.  55 gallon potable water storage barrels will be  available for sale subject to availability.
Water Storage - 3 available
Decorated Water Storage - 2 available
Water resiliency:  Plain blue 55 gallon barrel with plumbing completed. Cost to you is materials plus a $31 donation to Jefferson Park fundraiser.
Materials: barrel+plumbing = $19
Donation:  $31
Total:  $50
Water resiliency:  Hand painted, three coats of polyethelene protectant, various designs.  Cost to you is materials plus a $81 donation to Jefferson Park fundraiser.
Materials: barrel+plumbing = $19
Donation:  $81
Total:  $100
To order a water storage barrel e-mail jdchama@msn.com or call 520-300-1980.
Barrels can be fitted as rain barrels...additional materials cost.
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
First Safety Coalition Meeting...
a great success!
Meetings every fourth Tuesday, 6:30, Ward III, 1510 E Grant Road
Representatives from four neighborhoods attended.
Officers from mid-town and central attended.  Thank you Ms Lorch for leading the meeting!


Photo Challenge - 2020 calendar
2019 African Daisies
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 jdchama@msn.com. 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.  
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   TDOTConcerns@tucsonaz.gov.  
Tucson Department of Transportation:   http://1.usa.gov/18IdPf8
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.
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 cricket16@cox.net  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.
Important Contact Info
Area Reps need help.  Check out your area and offer to help once every 3 months!
AREA REPRESENTATIVES

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: 
QUICK LINKS AND PHONE NUMBERS:

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 
tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov

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
520-282-3649

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
Call:
Security at 520-694-6533
Report a  non-emergency crime:  www.tucsonaz.gov/apps/crime-reporting/
Report an  emergency crime:     911
See the  latest crimes  in Jefferson Park:  nsn.soaz.info/incidents/zjefferson.html
See  code violations  in Jefferson Park:   neighsupport.net/codevio/cezjefferson.html
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:  www.jeffersonpark.info/history.html
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact Mark Ostrand through BUMC Security at 694-6533. 
Stay in Touch
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Go to www.jeffersonpark.info and click on the e-news sign-up form. Or send them this form!

Get on the List Serve!
To sign up for the neighborhood list serve,  send a blank email to  jeffersonparktucson+subscribe@googlegroups.com  
or send a request for an invitation to joanchall@yahoo.com 
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, jdchama@msn.com ,   Joanne Osuna,