Websites:  jeffersonpark.info  and  grantroadcoalition.com  March 26, 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters  CLICK HERE.
What's near your face? Bag your phone-everything works but the fingerprint.

Yes, we are sending the important links for the virus. See below.
But first,
...what have you been up to?
Caning chairs, harvesting seeds...
and yes, weeding! See info below.
Walking/running in the unfinished Linear Park,
taking a stroll to look at the new entrance signs on Campbell,
painting with acrylics,
painting a few rocks and leaving 'em around to be found by walkers or on a neighbor's porch,
cleaning the car - inside and out. You may find something very interesting under the seats!
April 2 - 6
Roll-offs still coming!

Get a great start on your spring cleaning!

Roll offs located at:
917 Seneca, 1850 Tyndall, 1740 Edison, 1822 Lester
ROLL-OFF REMINDERS - 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 able to be 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.
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.
Do you have some photo suggestions? Send 'em along, we may publish: jdchama@msn.com
March Meetings
all cancelled

In lieu of the March meeting maybe read the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Plan completed in 2008 with consultant Corky Poster and approved by Mayor and Council. There were very interesting plans for traffic calming
in the neighborhood: READ It HERE
Do you have time to take a survey? Log in and complete the MoveTucson.org survey.
Jefferson Park Traffic Advisory Committee urges everyone to take the survey: movetucson.org
Send the message that Jefferson Park has concerns and deserves to be noticed.

Contact Zach MacDonald to join the JP Traffic Committee.

Tucson Transportation Department will take data from the survey to decide where and to whom resources should be allocated.
Meanwhile TEP continues to plan...
The March public meetings have been cancelled. At the last TEP meeting, running the transmission poles down Vine and Park were still listed as options. You still have the opportunity to make your voice heard.

On-line:
Send comments to:  KINO2DMP@tep.com
Complete on line survey at:  tep.com/kino-to-demoss-petrie

and/or
Mail a letter to:
P.O. Box 711
ATTN: Kino-DMP Mail Stop RC131
Tucson AZ 85701-0711

and/or
Phone:  1-833-523-0887 and leave a voice mail message
To see former E-newsletters (Nov 9, Nov 18, Dec 7 and Jan 7, Feb.1,10,14 & March 6) outlining the issue go to: http://www.jeffersonpark.info/nwsltrs.html
COVID-19 RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION
BANNER HOSPITAL COVID-19 TESTING PROCEDURES:
Public testing:  Those with concerns about COVID-19 symptoms or exposure can now call Banner Health at 844-549-1851 to speak with a clinical team member to determine if testing is appropriate. The line will be staffed 7 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. If an individual meets CDC criteria for testing, they will be scheduled for an appointment at our new drive-through site.
Hotlines
COVID-19 STATE HOTLINE
1-844-542-8201
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.

CITY SERVICE IMPACTS HOTLINE
(520) 791-2540
The City Service Impacts Hotline is now active at (520) 791-2540. Please call with questions about how city business is being conducted during this community emergency. Call takers are available for both English and Spanish speakers.

Los Reales Landfill No Longer Accepting Cash Until Further Notice
Until further notice the Los Reales Landfill will  no longer be accepting cash payments at the Los Reales Landfill . Credit cards, debit cards, checks, or rechargeable cash cards will be accepted as payment.

Changes to Transit Services
Beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020, the City of Tucson will  waive the fares on Sun Tran, Sun Link and Sun Van . These changes are in effect through the end of March, at which point it will be reevaluated.

City Court Closes
All City of Tucson courtrooms are closed with the  limited exceptions .

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

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
The  Community Food Bank of Souther n  Arizona’s new hours at the Country Club location, are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. They are closed Sat/Sun/Mon.

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  volunteer@communityfoodbank.org  to get started.

Government Resources
International School - Child Care
IST Update:
Emergency childcare is being offered for the medical personnel. Normal hours and rates apply. For additional information, contact   Jessica Palma, Deputy Head of School:  palma@istucson.org
Spring will come - we believe!
Yard Pop Up Tour cancelled.

We are still hoping to hold our Plant Sale so please continue to propagate and collect plants!

You can drop off your donations at 1641 E. Waverly St. (Corner of Waverly and Warren; you can leave them by the front gate.)
EDISON Parklet needs you once a month
3rd Saturday of the month - 8:00 am - Edison and Campbell l'il park
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. If you do pick up trash 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.
Self-isolating? Tackle those weeds!
There are weeds popping up all over the neighborhood. Here are a few to pull while you are stuck at home social distancing:

  • London Rocket (tall stalks with small yellow flowers) are mostly done and drying out but pull them anyway!; out-compete native wildflowers
  • Foxtail grass (photo at right) - looks like wheat or barley, bright green; can become embedded in pet's fur, nose and mouth
  • Buffelgrass - grows in clumps, purplish seed head; bad fire hazard as it burns quickly and burns hot

For most of these it's best to bag them and put them in the trash so the seed heads don't spread. Weeding can be very gratifying if you are stressed!
F.Y.I.
The City of Tucson has a homeless protocol which brings TPD out to offer people options. How to report is described at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/hcd/City_of_Tucson_Homeless_Protocol_9.20.18.pdf
If Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 520-791-4467; Neighbors can report homeless issues and the like. They will get it to the correct department.
QUICK LINKS
City Services  "Cheat Sheet"   has links, emails, and phone numbers
to make it easier to reach anyone in the City
based on your need.
Snail-mail form comes
Between March 1-20
There are three ways to respond:
1. Secure Internet: go online and fill in questionnaire. It's safe, secure and confidential.
2. By phone: Census worker will take your information via phone.
3. By Mail: you request and fill out paper form. Return via mail.
If you don't respond...a
worker will visit in person in May.

NOTE: The Census Bureau will  never  ask you for:
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.
 
To find out more about the 2020 Census www.2020census.gov.
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  SunTranInfo@tucsonaz.gov  
Include pictures if you wish. All requests will be documented by Sun Tran to ensure proper follow-up takes place.
Sun Tran:
Here is our recycling list:

to read an extremely informative article on 
what can/cannot be recycled,
and it is TUCSON specific.

April 2 - Roll Offs,
May 14 - Roll-offs

August 31 - Brush and Bulky

December 11 - Roll-offs
Razor scooters call 833- LAST-MILE.
Bird Scooters call 1-866-205-2442.

Numbers are posted on the scooters!
SPECIAL THANK YOU'S !
Thanks to the business and individuals who support Jefferson Park with their donations! We appreciate you!

Thanks Zach, for donating to our Entryway Signs!
And Blackjack, thanks for the deal on our annual meeting of JPNA.
Thanks to Carly Quinn for the donation of 1/2 of cost of our gateway signs!
NEIGHBORHOOD CONTACTS
FOR YOUR AREA
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:  eric.evans@tucsonaz.gov .
On Duty: Sat- Tues, 5pm -3am

CRIME
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:   www.jeffersonpark.info/history.html
COUNCIL OFFICES AND NEWSLETTERS
WARD III COUNCIL CONTACTS
1510 E Grant*  paul.durham@tucsonaz.gov

Ward III, See Paul's e-news at: www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-3/news

WARD VI COUNCIL CONTACTS
Ward VI, Steve K's newsletter:  www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-6/news
Paul Durham, Ward III
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

Facebook: Jefferson Park Pet Lost animals , found animals etc    https://www.facebook.com/Jefferson-Park-Neighborhood-Tucson-AZ-Pet-Page-695645730464933/  

Facebook: Jefferson Park: Interactive communications and neighborhood friendly posts  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1595530767355038/

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
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.