Websites: and October 25, 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
All are invited to join the zoom meetings.

Agendas for JPNA will be posted on
JPNA ZoomMeeting

Next JPNA virtual meetings
Wednesday, October 28, 6 PM
Join October 28 Zoom Meeting

Links for the meetings will be posted to
JP listserv
and website home page:
Wednesday, November 18, 6 PM
Wednesday December 16, 6pm

Safety Coalition Zoom Meeting
Follow up meeting concerning noisy mufflers.
Lt. Hand will report.
Thursday, Oct 29, 6PM
Join us on this link:
If you are new to Zoom, and would like to learn more, first start at, click on resources, and download Zoom and watch some of the tutorials. Registration as a zoom user is recommended but not required. 
Letter from our President
President’s message to Jefferson Park:
           A great neighborhood must have a strong and active board! Jefferson Park is a wonderful place, thanks to the efforts of its volunteers and board. The ongoing TEP Transmission Line Project is a prime example in which the board and neighbors' involvement is critical to the well-being of residents and preservation of our neighborhood.
In the past, the JP board has initiated and/or managed many important projects, which enhance life and protect the neighborhood. Here are a few examples:
Almost a decade ago, volunteers had a vision for an Historic District designation which would protect the heritage of Jefferson Park. Lots of research time and $38,000 in donations made JP the 31st Historic District in Tucson.
Jefferson Park is one of only two "Neighborhood Preservation Zones", NPZ's, in Tucson, due to the efforts of many volunteers.
A working partnership with Banner brought the memorial park and the green basin to the neighborhood on Lester.
A white paper in 2016, and the work of the Grant Road Coalition and our partnership with government entities made possible a linear park now becoming a reality. We maintained R-1 zoning for the "Central Segments."
2019 -SW gas was going to place a station by our residential housing. Lots of volunteer work,
and with the cooperation of SW Gas and Banner it was moved to a less intrusive location.
With hours of volunteer time to plan and design, and through contributions from neighbors, in 2019, we erected two gateway entrance signs along the Campbell access road.
Six area reps and their helpers are available to residents.
Continued efforts keep Jefferson Park residents informed through the JP websites, Facebooks, E-news, door hangers, our listserv and the efforts of our volunteer Area Representatives.
It is time to begin to establish the JPNA board for 2021. After having reached out to some of our neighbors, our Nominating Committee has created a slate for the coming year, which will be voted upon at the January meeting - by Zoom or in person.
We need your help! There remains one Member-at-Large position, and lots of opportunities for committee work. If you would like to be considered for the MAL position or want to discuss which committee might be for you, please contact Laurel-Heather Milden, Nomination Committee chair:
Jefferson Park has a three-year term limit for officers, and we feel it is imperative to continually grow our base, and to include and rejuvenate everyone! We know that you are busy, especially this year, but if you have time to lend a hand let us know. Thank you for your interest and support!
Colleen Nichols, President, Jefferson Park Association
Roll-Off's are back!
November 5-10
The city has just re-instated the Roll-off program.
You may recall that it had been suspended last spring due to the pandemic. At the moment, neighborhoods will each get two containers.
Roll-off's in JP: November 5-10
Locations: 917 E. Seneca and 1822 E. Lester
Roll-off Reminders

1) Type of Material: Dirt, rock, concrete, asphalt or other heavy construction debris (10 Yards Max)
2) Weight limit: 20,000 lbs., loads exceeding weight limit will need to be lightened by customer.

For All Containers
1) No material can be sticking out of the top or overhanging on the sides.
2) Container should be loaded uniformly and tailgate secured.
3) No hazardous materials such as paint, fuel tanks, or batteries.
4) No appliances that contain Freon, (i.e. refrigerators, freezers, etc.
5) No tires are to be disposed of in containers.
6) For your safety, use caution when loading the container. Please note large amounts of cacti can become very heavy.
7) Do not overload equipment by placing sideboards above the present sides,overloaded vehicles are a direct violation of the law and will have to be partially downloaded before being serviced.

Your cooperation in meeting these requirements is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call 791-3171, and or visit the website:
Continue to make your concerns known
Jeff Park's CWG Representatives suggested strategy: Continue to flood the TEP website, with our concerns. Await the November announcement of final three line siting routes which will be sent to the ACC.
Read all the comments....
See the 800+ pages of 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!
Jefferson Park E-newsletters chronicle the development of the TEP project
If you wish to see all the information provided by TEP, go to:
Lend a Hand - Needs Volunteers
Lend a Hand needs volunteers to deliver food boxes, get folks to doctor appointments, and check on folks. You may receive mileage for your volunteer time.
CONTACT US (520) 248-6882
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance
 PO Box 41323, Tucson, AZ 85717-1323
Halloween events in Jefferson Park
Halloween Car Parade-Oct 30
Families from the neighborhood are invited to join the IST parade, and/or help with the fence decorating/ candy donations!
The start times will be staggered and they are asking people to start at the following times, if possible.
5:00pm Nursery
5:15 Preschool
5:30 Junior School
5:45 Middle School
If you are interested in volunteering or want to sign up to adopt a section of the fence to decorate, email: Fence decorating can be done anytime on the 30th, but needs to be finished by 3:45.
Due to Covid-19, our neighborhood school, The International School, will change the way they usually celebrate Halloween. This year, they are hosting a Car Parade with a car costume and fence decorating contest, and drive-up “Trick or Treat.”

The parade is scheduled to begin at Seneca and Martin (see map), and go clockwise around 3 sides of the school; there will be 6 candy stops with a volunteer at each stop giving out candy- no need to get out of your car.
The school has also planned a car-decorating contest for the cars driving through the parade. The ISTPA will judge that contest. They will print pictures of all the cars and the photo will be handed to the car when exiting the parade.

If you would like to donate some funds for purchasing candy, it can be done in the ISTPA store at
If you have questions, you may contact Melissa Janezic, PTA President and JP resident at:

Decorate your home for Halloween.
Neighbors may be taking walks or driving by!
Illegal Signs in Neighborhood
Large signs/banners are not allowed in R-1 neighborhoods. These are commercial signs.

This sign in our neighborhood is not legal. The owner has been cited for such signs before but continues to use them. Make no mistake they are illegal. To report sign violations:..

Red Tags, Complaints, etc.
In partnership, neighborhood assn's, the Ward Offices, Pima County District 5, and the University’s Community Relations Office are now responding directly to neighborhood homes. When they receive complaints or messages of concern the group makes a visit to the home.

September - 2 red tags, additionally there were 2 loud party calls
October -1 red tag and 3 loud party calls so far
1) Loud party/Loud music calls should go to 911.
2) Additionally, if student- related, contact the UA Neighborhood Hotline to report concerns at 520-282-3649.
HOT -Homeless Outreach Team
Mental Illness, homeless, drug addiction
CLICK HERE to access the recent pamphlet from TPD, with information on resources for the homeless, the mentally ill and the drug addicted.
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
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.
Voter Information!
Voter Registration Cut-Off for the General Election October 5.
Check your voter registration here.
Request a ballot online here.
Request a ballot by telephone: 520-724-4330.
Last day to Request An Early Ballot extended to 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.

ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, November 3, 2020
All polling locations open, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Locate your poling place here
TPD Contacts for Jefferson Park
New JP Lead Officer: Ofc. Joclyn Avilez. Her email is Phone: 520-307-1252.

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

You, also may contact our division at or phone: (520) 791-4467.
Free Food Map
COVID-19 Reliable sources of information
COVID-19 Testing Available. More than 400 COVID-19 testing sites are available across Arizona. View the list with details on locations, hours of operation and more on the Arizona Department of Health Services website:
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
Emergency 24/7 (520) 268-9575
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact BUMC Security at 694-6533.

24/7 available (520) 282-3649

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 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, District 5
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.