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Our Neighborhood
Three important meetings - Mark your calendars
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Meeting
Presentation: Banner Community Park at Lester 
Parklet at Lester and Warren

November 28, Wednesday, 6pm
Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Road

6-6:30 -  Banner presentation. Find out what Banner has planned for the greenspace bordering Lester. As an integral aspect of the design, Banner will honor the history of Jefferson Park by featuring historic photos, a ramada reminiscent of the WWII Quonset huts and the ROTC Polo Field and Polo Team. Surrounding neighborhoods are invited!

6:30 - JPNA  B usiness Meeting  

We encourage all neighbors and nearby neighborhoods to attend.
Complete Streets Alliance Presentation

Grant Road Coalition Meeting,  November 27, Tuesday, 6pm
Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Road. 

All invited!!

6-6:30 - Presentation by Complete Streets, Living Streets Alliance.  The Complete Streets Alliance tenets are proposed to be adopted by Mayor and Council. How will that interface with the the neighborhood vision for Grant Road, the linear park and bikeway?

6:30 - Business Meeting   
Building Resilient Communities Workshop

Building a resilient neighborhood in case of electric outages
WORKSHOP TO BE SCHEDULED - Three hour workshop.  All invited!!
Promoting heat-related preparedness through community cohesion

Our most likely emergencies are disruption of electrical power or water. Being prepared for these situations will make the neighborhood stronger for emergencies and smaller events.
The organization Building Resilient Neighborhoods (sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility) offers a 3-hour workshop promoting heat-related preparedness through community cohesion. The workshop includes:
1. Learn about managing heat illness.
2. Assess vulnerabilities and needs in heat-related emergencies.
3. Decide on actions for your neighborhood to take to be ready for a heat emergency           without electricity.
4. Prepare for future challenges.

More information is available at:
The workshop is free. It is like a free insurance policy which could help us survive an emergency. 

We must have 15 participants to schedule a workshop. If you are interested please email Rosemary Bolza at or call 505-205-2707

Help keep your neighborhood strong
2019 Nominations to the JPNA Board
The Jefferson Park Assn. nominating committee will create a slate of officers to recommend for 2019.  As always we encourage nominations from our neighbors to consider.  If you would like to suggest someone or offer your services please contact a member of the committee:
  • Suzanne Trappman, 740-0757 or e-mail
  • Laurel Heather Milden, 343-0073,
  • Judy Janson,
Also note that the Area Representatives are seeking an "alternate".  Someone to  help with door hanger distribution and to attend board meetings when the regular rep cannot.  Not a difficult position, and actually pretty interesting - walking, talking in the neighborhood.  Check out your area and offer to help your representative.  They will be excited to hear from you! 
Jefferson Park is divided into 6 sections.  One person from each area is a voting member of the JPNA Board. These folks are the voice for their area.  Keep them informed!

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 
Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden
Area #5 - Joanne Osuna
Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
2019 Nominations to the FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON PARK, INC.
If you would consider serving on the neighborhood non-profit board please contact Joan Daniels,  520-300-1980 or e-mail
Jefferson Park 2019 Calendar - $12.50
This calendar is a collection of images/events/research of your neighborhood over the past 5-10 years.

Available at JPNA meetings while they last!

Help keep our Neighborhood Historic
"Double pane windows are energy efficient"...
but don't  lose your property tax break
New double pane windows that maintain the contributing status of this property.
Windows -  If your windows must be replaced they should match the original windows as closely as possible. This would include size, operation, light pattern (grids), etc. and, where possible, material.   This is not to say that you could not do a new window with multi-pane glass or even repair an existing window and install thicker glass or a dual pane piece of glass.  In terms of the grids, there are 2 types of grids -TDL or true divided light, and SDL or simulated divided light. If a replacement window could not be TDL, then a SDL with both internal (in between the dual pane glass pieces) and external grids/muntins should be used as it gives a better appearance of the historic window.  Windows should also be maintained in their original opening.

If you think your home is over 50 years old and might qualify, look at the nomination list of the Jefferson Park contributing properties.    CLICK HERE

NOTE:  If you have double hung windows (slide ups), their replacement is not as expensive as the grid pattern necessary in the steel sash casement windows as pictured above.
( thank you Tucson historic preservation officer, Jodie Brown)
To enroll a contributing property and receive the tax break, do the following:
  1. Download an enrollment form at:
  2. Get your contributing property's information referenced in your Historic District's nomination form.
  3. Take 2 pictures of your house: one showing the front,  and one showing both the front and a side. example (185 KB).
  4. Have all property owners sign the completed form.
  5. Turn in your completed enrollment form & photos by Dec. 31, 2011 to:
               Becky Becerril, Pima County Assessor's Office 115 N. Church Ave., Tucson,               AZ   85701    (For questions, call 520.740.8071.)
More info at
Nov 3 - Jefferson Park Fundraiser was a success!
Customers line up for the T-shirt sale and shop among the neighborhood arts and crafts.

Volunteer cashiers from Jefferson Park and Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood help customers purchase the T-shirts.

Left:  Mosaic by neighborhood artist B. Bryson

Above: Suncatchers by neighbor N. Kostmann

Neighborhood copper artist L. Werthmueller's items were a favorite.
JP volunteer Rosemary writing receipts.

The International School, Sabaku T-shirts, Old Ft Lowell Live at Home (OFFLAH) volunteers, and seventeen Jefferson Park Volunteers worked from 6:30 am to noon setting up, conducting, and taking down the craft event set outside the IST gymnasium. It was a hectic and fun filled morning.  Crafters from SAMOS and Campbell/Grant neighborhood also participated.
Grant Road Phase 2 completed
On October 30, Tucson Department of Transportation, the RTA, the City of Tucson and others  gathered to celebrate the completion of Phase 2 of the Grant Road expansion project.

The next phase, 3/4, now moves east beginning near Alvernon and extends to Swan.  Phases 5/6 will begin possibly in 2026 and open the section from Santa Rita to Tucson Blvd. 

Jefferson Park and the Grant Road Coalition will now focus on the proposed Linear Park from  Park to Santa Rita.  We celebrate the additional trees in the basin that were planted at our request and the attention to beeper noise and light pollution which is being addressed by TDOT.  As the first section of the Grant Road Improvement Project which cut through a  primarily residential area there were some unique matters which needed addressing. We celebrate the city's agreement to hire the consultant who will redistrict Jefferson Park's historic boundaries to compensate for the contributing properties that were demolished by the roadway.
Red Tag Reports
Tucson Police Department supplies monthly data on nuisance party and loud music calls made to 911 for our neighborhood.  
October Report for Jefferson Park
Loud music calls - 2
Loud party calls - 5
Red Tags issued  1
Jefferson Park mails letters to any resident who was the subject of calls or red tags. Additionally owners are notified if the house was a rental.   
How do you report an unruly gathering? 
Greening and Cleaning in Jefferson Park
Parklet opportunity....
We need your help, every 3rd Saturday of the month

Jefferson Park volunteers walk the parklet at the intersection of Edison/Campbell.  They continue south up the Campbell access road...plogging along.  

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  and your time can 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.

Now is the best time to plant trees!!
TEP customers can purchase up to two trees a year for only $5 each. There are many varieties to choose from. .

Joan Hall: 990-8054 or e-mail for more information about how the Jefferson Park Green Committee can help you plant your trees.
Out and About - Nearby events
Porch Fest Nov 11 at Mountain-First Neighborhood
You are invited!
Lend a Hand Yard Sale
To benefit Lend A Hand Senior Assistance*
* A 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible!
Friday & Saturday  *   November 9 & 10, 2018
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
@ St Frances Cabrini Church  *   3201 E Presidio Rd
(1 block south of Ft Lowell, ½ block east of Country Club)
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:
Important Contact Info
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: 

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

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CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,