Downtown Voices hosts downtown Phoenix-centric mayoral forum, June 9

Downtown Voices Coalition presents a downtown-centric mayoral forum, Thursday, June 9, 2011 – 6:30-8:30pm, Park Room, Lexington Hotel, 1100 N. Central, Phoenix.

The Downtown Voices Coalition announces its first Downtown Mayor’s Forum. We are very excited to bring the candidates together for a downtown-centric discussion. Any and all residents of Phoenix are encouraged to attend.

Candidates scheduled to participate are Thane Eichenauer, Wes Gullett, Councilman Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, and Greg Stanton. Arizona Republic Reporter Richard Ruelas has agreed to serve as moderator.

To spice things up, the format will include questions from one candidate to another. The forum will take place at the newly acquired and soon to be renovated Lexington Hotel at 1100 N. Central Avenue, which is one block north of the Roosevelt and Central light rail stop.

Seating is limited, so if you are interested in attending, please come early to get a seat in the meeting space. Additional seating will be available in the Cycle restaurant and bar, with the audio from the forum piped into the general sound system. Cycle restaurant, which rotates chefs every month, will feature its in-house menu for the evening.

Downtown Voices Coalition is a coalition of stakeholder organizations that embrace growth in downtown Phoenix, but is mindful that healthy growth should be based upon existing downtown resources — the vibrancy of neighborhoods, the strength of the arts community, the uniqueness of historic properties, and the wonderful small businesses that dot downtown. All of these assets should be stepping stones to be built upon, rather than shattered in the wake of rampant downtown development. For more information about Downtown Voices, please visit

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