Monday, August 06, 2007

Events Calendar

Tuesday, August 7 - Monthly meeting of the LD17 Democrats at the Pyle Center in Tempe. Featured guests: Tom Kociemba from the Apollo Alliance and Don Bivens – Candidate for Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.

Information exchange at 6:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 9 - The Scottsdale Transportation Commission will meet to discuss and take citizen input on the update to the city's Transportation Master Plan. 5:30 p.m., Human Resources Pinnacle Room, 7575 E. Main St., Scottsdale.

Sounds mundane, and it probably will be, but this is the kind of thing that really gets tempers going. Should be interesting.

Saturday, August 11 - The State Committee of the Arizona Democratic Party meets in Prescott on the campus of Yavapai College. Among the items on the agenda is the selection of a new State Party Chair. For more info, contact your district chair or the ADP at (602) 298-4200.

Tuesday, August 14 - Valley Metro (aka - Phoenix-area public transit) will be holding an open house/presentation/call for public input on its proposed new fare structure at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural (near the Pyle Center.) The open house starts at 5:30 p.m.; the meeting starts at 6.

The proposed fee structure, from Valley Metro's website -
Base fare of $1.25, without transfers, for local bus and light rail
Base fare of $1.75, without transfers, for Express/RAPID bus
Eliminate tickets, tokens and transfer slips
Introduce selling all day passes at $2.50 on board local bus and light rail and $3.50 on board Express/RAPID bus
Introduce 3, 7 and 31-day passes valid on first day of use
Increase the price of the 31-day pass:
From $34 to $45 for local bus and rail
From $51 to $68 for Express/RAPID
From $17 to $22.50 for discount fares
Continue Bus Card Plus, juror and homeless programs

Saturday, August 18 - The LD8 Democrats present a Presidential Straw Poll from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Advocates for each candidate will speak and refreshments will be served. Call 480-596-8350 for more details.

Thursday, August 23 - The LD17 Democrats present the film "In Debt We Trust" as part of the Big Picture Film Series.

7:00 p.m. at the Escalante Center in Tempe. Free of charge, and the public is invited.


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