Websites: and September 28, 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
We zoomed - We conferred

JPNA also keeps you informed on-line at and through this E-news. Welcome new subscribers!

Next virtual meeting
Wednesday, October 28, 6:00PM
Consider joining us- it makes the pictures smaller!
Zoom for Safety Meeting this Wednesday
This Wednesday night, September 30, 6:30-7:30. Officers will be online talking about neighborhood issues.

Here’s the Zoom info:
Topic: Central Segments Safety Meeting
Time: Sep 30, 2020 06:30 PM Arizona

Join Zoom Meeting
TEP Project Updates
Mark your calendars now!
Next TEP virtual Public Open House Meeting
6:00- 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 6, 2020
link: visit the project page at and click on livestream link

Enough! Jefferson Park takes a stand against 138Kv poles on Vine or Park! Unfortunately other historic neighborhoods need routes that negate our better options. We continue discussions with them.
"No 138Kv poles in residential neighborhoods or our Federal Historic Districts"
Read all the comments....
See the 551+ 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!
Follow the TEP discussions in past newsletters
The August "Special Edition" - shows the proposed pole routes, and the August 20 edition - describes the latest removal of options favorable to Jefferson Park. These and all former E-newsletters are located at

If you wish to see all the information provided by TEP go to:
More Greening in Jefferson Park
A velvet mesquite, a screw bean mesquite and two Gregg's ash trees have been planted by the Jefferson Park Green Committee in the right of way by 1047 E Waverly. Drive by and see the new additions!

With the help of a jackhammer volunteers planted the trees on the east side of the home. Shade will come soon!

Our intrepid Green Committee is committed to greening the neighborhood. Headed by Joan Hall, and with the help and advice of TDOT, trees are acquired and planted according to City protocol.

Let Joan Hall know if you have a "right of way" that you would like planted, 520-990-8054. More shade, more birds!
Planting in the time of masks
Thanks volunteers: Joan, Joan, Kim, David, Debbie and Thomas. 
How to safely get rid of PPE!
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 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.

TUESDAY, November 3, 2020
All polling locations open, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Locate your poling place here

All registered voters who are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. All registered voters are eligible for this election.
REV 8/11/20
A new twist to the UA Hotline
Got a "Thank You" note!
Early one morning I found a slew of plastic cards dumped to the curb outside my home. Including among the medical and insurance cards was a wildcat ID. I notified the
UA hotline 520-282-3649
The UAPD contacted the student. I left the cards in an envelope on my front porch...and surprise! The next morning on my porch was a lovely thank you! Had to share! (J. Daniels)
New Red Tag Procedure at work
Get a red tag? You will get a friendly visit..

"In partnership neighborhood assns, the COT Ward Offices 3 & 6, and Pima County District 5, and the University’s Community Relations Office is now responding directly to neighborhood homes when they receive complaints or messages of concern. A masked-up and physically distant group of community members, will join the University and other community partners when they visit these homes to share guidance about COVID-related best practices and good neighbor principles." 
(J. Katsel, UofA)
From a neighbor: " Julie Katsel of the U of A called me last night and explained how the party at Seneca had been tackled. There is a dedicated police car ready to respond to parties. In this case, I noticed how quickly it appeared after the music volume was turned up. The officers closed the party down, put red stickers on both houses, and referred the matter to university authorities. The students who organized the party will be meeting with the Dean of Students for disciplinary action."

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.

July report: No unruly gatherings
August report: 1 unruly gathering
September - 2 so far.

For information on the last 80 police incidents in our neighborhood go to: Incidents are listed by block not specific address.
Lend a Hand - Your Senior Services
60+, This is for you!
Services: Food box delivery, transportation, visits, social events, minor home repairs and yard clean up
(520) 248-6882
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance
 PO Box 41323
 Tucson, AZ 85717-1323
The Jefferson Park Health and Heritage Trail continues to grow. Take a drive by! (photos: D. Richmond)
Parks and Recreation Update
"Slow Down" yard signs - free
Want to slow traffic down in the neighborhood? TDOT has initiated a "Slow Down - Drive Like You Live Here" yard sign pilot program in an effort to slow traffic down on neighborhood streets.
If you would like to take the pledge and get a yard sign,click here: Slow Down Pilot Program. Take the pledge on-line and a sign will be delivered to your door.
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.
Still Time for the Census-Workers knocking on doors
THERE'S STILL TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS FORM - It's been extended until the end of October! With all that has been going on in the United States lately, you may have pushed aside the reminders to complete the required U.S. Census, but there's still time. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year. It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona. The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics. Starting this month, census workers will be knocking on doors of homes from which they've received no response. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit. Follow the links below for more information.
Lead Officer 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

Call 9-1-1. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. This includes welfare checks on persons who appear in distress. And let’s not forget the animals and small children left in vehicles-- engines not running and windows not cracked, while the temperatures rise. 

Online Report. To file an online report go to: . This reporting tool can be used to file certain crimes so make sure to check out the webpage for information. 

Other means of contact. You have the option to email/call the Lead Officer: or phone 520-307-1252 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
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 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:
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.