Saturday, May 19, 2007

Upcoming events...

Thursday, May 24 - The LD17 Democrats present a Health Care Forum, featuring presenters from the Children's Action Alliance, Arizona Rural Health Association, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 99, and the AARP. The forum will be moderated Rep. Phil Lopes, House Minority Leader.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale.
Contact: Doug Mings, LD17 Democrats Chair, at dougmings[at]

Also on Thursday the 24th - The Arizona Advocacy Network will be holding a forum on "An Initiative to End Covert Ops At Our State Legislature." The forum will present proposals to change the culture at the state lege, the culture that encourages "stealthy" strike-everything amendments, majority dictatorship (see: the House budget proposal), and contempt for citizen input on legislation (see: Jack Harper's attitude toward any citizen who disagrees with him), among other things.

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 1124 N. 3rd St., Phoenix.

The Scottsdale City Council is going to have an eventful couple of weeks, lol -

Monday, May 21 - Special Meeting to discuss a settlement of a lawsuit between SonRise Community Church and the City. A couple of years ago, the church wanted to build a school on its property in a north Scottsdale neighborhood. The Council denied the permit. The Church sued.

Church/State fights are always entertaining. :)

Tuesday, May 22 - Regular meeting; highlights include consideration of budget issues and fees.

It's only a money meeting; no potential for conflict there, right? :))

Tuesday, May 29 - Special Meeting to discuss the options available regarding the possible widening of Chaparral Rd. This one arises out of a petition presented to the Council at the April 10th meeting ("100 angry octogenarians ready to rumble") asking that the Council commit to not removing homes to widen Chaparral Rd.

There were well over 100 people there just to present the petition; expect SRO on the 29th. Bring your own popcorn. :)))

More later...

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