Category Archives: Downtown Voices Coalition

DVC Steering Committee Meeting, April 9

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nPlease join us on Saturday, April 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. While our agenda is being finalized, feel free to review the minutes from our March 12 meeting, available here: http://bit.ly/1RAIbmU

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

ADMINISTRATION

Call for Steering Committee and Officer Nominations

Subcommittees
• Community Benefits & GPLETs
• Best Practices in RFPs
• DVC Fund Development

NEIGHBORHOOD MATTERS

West of Central
• Stewart Motor Co. (development proposal presentation)
• Phoenix Trolley Museum
• West Fillmore RFP
• Arizona State Fair (1938 WPA Administration Building)

East of Central
• Knipe House RFP
• Derby Roosevelt Row GPLET
• Wurth House (fund-raising & April 16 Serve-A-Thon event)
• 3rd St. Promenade (April 12 subcommittee meeting)
• 7th St. & Roosevelt Electronic Billboard
• Roosevelt BID

Downtown Core
• Block 23 (grocery store)
• PHX Commons
• Welnick Marketplace

Multi-Neighborhood
• City of Phoenix Sustainability Goals (updated document here: http://bit.ly/1Ve3oFC
• Hance Park (and demolition of 1949 Medical Center)
• Liquor Stores Near Neighborhoods (state legislation)
• FAA Flight Path
• Sky Harbor Land Reuse Strategy process: https://skyharbor.com/LandReuseStrategy

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEW BUSINESS

Next Meeting, Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

ADJOURNMENT

We look forward to seeing you on April 9. Thanks for all that you do for our community.

Tim Eigo
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition
tim.eigo@downtownvoices.org

Join us at the DVC Oct. 10 Steering Committee Meeting

11217543_967925623267356_8205250345803192228_nPlease join us on Saturday, October 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue, for the next Downtown Voices Coalition Steering Committee meeting. If you have items you would like to see on the agenda, please send us an email.

​DRAFT minutes for the September 12, 2015 DVC Steering Committee Meeting are available for review, download, and printing here: http://bit.ly/1MTb4Xp

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

PLANNING & ADVOCACY

DEVELOPMENT WEST OF CENTRAL

DEVELOPMENT EAST OF CENTRAL

NEW/OTHER BUSINESS

SAMPLING OF UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

ADJOURNMENT

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Thanks for all that you do for our community.

Tim Eigo
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition
tim.eigo@downtownvoices.org

Agenda: 14 June 2014

dvc new logoHere is the agenda for our 14 June 2014 meeting. We are underway at 9:30am on Saturday morning at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N 6 Avenue, in downtown Phoenix:

I. Call to Order and Introductions

II. Approval of the Minutes and Officers’ Reports – for information and action

  • Approval of the Minutes from 12 April 2014
  • Treasurer’s Report

III. Guest Speakers – for information only, no more than 25 minutes each, please

  • Central Station New Development – Scott Sumners
  • Street Improvements on 3 and 5 Streets – Marcus Hunter / Ray Dovalina

IV. DVC Officers’ Nominating Committeefor discussion and action

V. Downtown Issue Updates – for information only, no more than 5 minutes per item

  • Downtown Phoenix, Inc., updates
  • Creation of “Central Arts District” in Midtown
  • ASU / UA campus expansions
  • Status of Roosevelt Row / Evans Churchill EMSD
  • Phoenix Police Department New Precinct Boundaries

VI. Old Business – for information, discussion, and possible action

  • DVC 10th Anniversary Events

VII. New Business – for discussion and possible action

  • Hance Park Conservancy Membership Dues
  • ASU Washington Fellows Initiative
  • City of Phoenix Pension Reform Initiative

VIII. Open Floor for information and discussion only, 2 minutes each, please!

Agenda items for future DVC meetings will be collected here.

IX. Adjournment

Next Meeting: Saturday 12 July 2014, 9:30am, Roosevelt Commons

May meeting cancelled

just say no to meetings

You heard that right: DVC is taking a well-earned month off from meeting, so you’ll have to find other great ways to spend Saturday, May 10. But we have confidence in you.

See you all next month, on Saturday, June 14. We’ll be well rested, so come on out with your hardest questions!

Enjoy May!

Agenda: April 12, 2014

dvc new logoThe following is our Meeting Agenda for our 12 April 2014 meeting. We are underway on Saturday morning at 9:30am at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N 6th Avenue, in downtown Phoenix:

I. CALL TO ORDER AND INTRODUCTIONS

II. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AND OFFICERS’ REPORTS – for information and action
• Approval of the Minutes from 8 March 2014
• Treasurer’s Report

III. GUEST SPEAKERS – for information only, no more than 20 minutes each, please
• Ballpark Apartments – Lee Novak / Vince Scarano
• Roosevelt Row EMSD Proposal – Greg Esser / Kevin Rille

IV. DOWNTOWN ISSUE UPDATES – for information only, no more than 5 minutes per item
• Recap of “enHANCE Community Celebration” at Hance Park
• Recap of Reinvent PHX Midtown charrette
• Downtown Phoenix, Inc., update
• City of Phoenix FY2014-15 Budget Process

V. OLD BUSINESS – for information and discussion
• DVC 10th Anniversary Events

VI. NEW BUSINESS – for discussion and possible action
• Change of Venue for DVC Monthly Meetings

VII. OPEN FLOOR – for information and discussion only, 2 minutes each, please!

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

Agenda: March 8, 2014

dvc new logoThe following is our Meeting Agenda for our 8 March 2014 meeting. We are underway at 9:30am at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N 6th Avenue in downtown Phoenix:

I. CALL TO ORDER AND INTRODUCTIONS

II. GUEST SPEAKERS for information only, no more than 20 minutes each, please
• Downtown Transportation Plan Recommendations – Mark Melnychenko
• Phoenix General Plan Updates (MyPlanPHX) – Craig Mavis / Joshua Bednarek

III. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AND OFFICERS’ REPORTSfor information and action
• Approval of the Minutes from 8 February 2014
• Treasurer’s Report

IV. DOWNTOWN ISSUE UPDATESfor information only, no more than 7 minutes per item
• Hance Park updates
• Downtown Phoenix, Inc. update
• Grand Avenue news and updates
• Art d’Core Gala

V. OLD BUSINESS for information and discussion
• DVC Statement and Letter re SB1062
• DVC 10th Anniversary Events

VI. NEW BUSINESS – for discussion and possible action
• Inquiry from Davarian Baldwin
• Registration of DVC as a Registered Neighborhood

VII. OPEN FLOORfor information and discussion only, 2 minutes each, please!

VIII. ADJOURNMENTthis weekend: Art Detour 26! Information: artlinkphoenix.com.

Statement on Arizona Senate Bill 1062

DVC new logo with wordsPHOENIX, ARIZONA (20 February 2014) — Downtown Voices Coalition issued this statement regarding Arizona Senate Bill 1062 and has relayed it to Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer:

“Downtown Voices Coalition, a grassroots group of downtown Phoenix stakeholders, is troubled by the Arizona State Senate passing SB 1062, a bill that promotes discrimination against the LGBTQ community in our state.  We urge the Arizona House of Representatives to vote against its passage and we urge Governor Jan Brewer to veto it should it get to her desk.  In 2013, the City of Phoenix passed an LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance and the ill effects that were promised to befall Phoenix should equality be law did not happen.

For Arizona state legislators and elected officials who need added reason to vote in favor of human rights, stopping this legislation makes economic sense.  In the past few years, our state has paid a huge economic price by aligning itself with discriminatory sentiments.  A vote against fairness would send an economic message to companies large and small that Arizona continues to approve of discrimination.  In that case, most companies will opt for better, both for themselves and for their employees.

Finally, we should be skeptical of vague arguments that allow for discrimination will help small business.  The businesspeople we know oppose discrimination.  There has never been a step forward in human rights that has harmed those businesses.  Making available to everyone all of the bus seats, and all of the lunch counters, and all of the hotel rooms has always aided business.  Claims to the contrary are nothing but a disturbing nostalgia for a biased past.”

Media Contact: Tim Eigo, Chair / Steering Committee (tim.eigo@downtownvoices.org)

Agenda: February 8, 2014

The following is our Meeting Agenda for our 8 February 2014 meeting. We are underway at 9:30am at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N 6th Avenue in downtown Phoenix:

I. CALL TO ORDER AND INTRODUCTIONS

II. GUEST SPEAKERS no more than 20 minutes each, please
• Updates on Warehouse District buildings – Bob Graham

III. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AND OFFICERS’ REPORTS
• Approval of the Minutes from 11 January 2014
• Treasurer’s Report and Revised Check Signing Protocol

IV. FOLLOW-UP AND ACTION ITEMS FROM DVC 10th ANNIVERSARY RETREAT

V. DOWNTOWN ISSUE UPDATESfor information only, no more than 7 minutes per item
• Hance Park updates
• Downtown Phoenix Inc update and Annual Meeting
• Grand Avenue news and updates

VI. OLD BUSINESS
• DVC T-Shirts for Sale ($25, cash or check payable to Downtown Voices Coalition)

VII. NEW BUSINESS
• Social Media Guidelines and Conflict of Interest Policy

VIII. OPEN FLOOR 2 minutes each, please!

IX. ADJOURNMENTLet’s Celebrate!

NEXT MEETING: Saturday 8 March 2014, 9:30am, Roosevelt Commons

Our letter of support for Grand Avenue Rail Project

GARP 1

GARP 2

Agenda: January 11, 2014

The following is our Meeting Agenda for our 11 January 2014 meeting. We are underway at 9:30am at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N 6th Avenue in downtown Phoenix:

I. Call to Order and Introductions

II. Guest Speakers – no more than 20 minutes each, please
ASU Downtown Research Project – Dr. Richard Knopf and Craig Talmage

III. Approval of the Minutes and Officers’ Reports
Approval of the Minutes from 14 December 2013 – Edward Jensen
Treasurer’s Report – Louisa Stark
Nomination of Jennifer Boucek to the Steering Committee – Nominating Committee
Arizona Corporation Commission Annual Report – Tim Eigo

IV. Downtown Phoenix Year-In-Review 2013 Thought Exercise

V. Downtown Issue Updates – for information only, no more than 7 minutes per item
Hance Park updates – Edward Jensen / Louise Roman / Tim Sprague
Downtown Phoenix Inc update – Tim Eigo and David Krietor
Arizona Center for Law and Society – any / all
Grand Avenue news and updates – Tim Sprague
Circle K at 7th Street and Roosevelt – Tim Eigo and Jim McPherson

VI. Old Business
DVC T-Shirts for Sale ($25, cash or check payable to Downtown Voices Coalition)

VII. New Business
DVC 10th Anniversary Workshop – Tim Eigo
New Dean of the ASU Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts – Edward Jensen

VIII. Open Floor 2 minutes each, please!

IX. Adjournment

Next Meeting: Saturday 8 February 2014, 9:30am, Roosevelt Commons