Monthly Archives: January 2019

Downtown Voices lends its voice to renovation of TSRA

The Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee has voted to support the renovation of Talking Stick Resort Arena with the stipulation that future Arena revenue be earmarked to the following priority areas:

• Enhance our urban parks and park system
• Restore and reuse our few remaining historic buildings and sites 
• Maintain our existing public art investments and bolster our arts industry

Here is our letter to Mayor Thelda Williams and Members of Council:

Join us for the first Downtown Voices meeting of the new year, Jan. 12

Join us for the first Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting of the new year on Saturday, January 12, 2019, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. Here’s the agenda:

  1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS, & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Jeff Sherman, Chair
  2. DEVELOPMENTS & ADVOCACY
    • ASU Downtown Campus updates ~ Rick Naimark (15/15 minutes)
    • APS Evans Churchill Substation update ~ Kendra Lee (10/10 minutes)
    • Duo GPLET action item from December meeting ~ Jeff (10 minutes)
    • State Legislature watch items ~ Ryan Boyd (5 minutes)
    • Upcoming City elections and DVC involvement (5 minutes)
    • Other ~ (15 minutes)
  3. GENERAL BUSINESS
    • DVC bylaws revisions discussion & vote ~ Jeff / Ryan (10 minutes)
    • DVC Strategic Planning Process ~ Jeff / Jim McPherson (10 minutes)
    • DVC meeting time ~ Jeff (5 minutes)
    • DVC subcommittees (Arts Issues, Codes & Plans, Affordability, Officer Nominations)
  4. UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
  5. ADJOURNMENT

Note: For downtown events and activities, visit Phoenix Urban Guide https://phoenixurbanguide.com/calendar/ and Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s Events Calendar http://dtphx.org/calendar/. For a list of community, neighborhood, and city hall meetings, visit DVC’s Downtown Phoenix Advocacy Calendar https://downtownvoices.org/calendar/