Time once again for DVC’s monthly Steering Committee Meeting. Please join us on Saturday, December 13, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Commons Clubhouse, 825 N. 6th Avenue. This is the group’s annual holiday mixer, so we’ll try to keep business “short and sweet.” And you’re welcome to bring a holiday treat for all to enjoy.
As Santa would want, take a peek at Saturday’s DVC agenda. Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice since we last met? New items are highlighted in red. The “other” bullet points allow for new/other/just-came-up items to be discussed under each section.
Welcome & Introductions
- Proposed 2014 Recap of Issues & Actions (Tim Eigo)
- Treasurer’s Report (Louisa Stark)
Today’s Guest Speaker
- Jonathan Koppell, Dean, ASU College of Public Programs; Lattie & Elva Coor Presidential Chair, ASU School of Public Affairs
- Jefferson Hotel/Barrister Place (Mark Davis)
- Containers on Grand (Kathleen Santin)
- City Observatory Report on High Poverty Neighborhoods
- Central Arizona Shelter Services Overflow (Capitol Mall)
- Airport Flight Pattern Changes (various downtown neighborhoods)
- State Fairgrounds (Fairview Place)
- Status of Ted DeGrazia Murals, 222 E. Roosevelt (Evans Churchill)
- Hance Park (Evans Churchill)
- City of Phoenix Ordinance Review re trees, trees, trees
- Transit Open Data Release
- PlanPHX “next steps”
Adjournment… to holiday mixer
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Thanks for all that you do for our community. Happy Holidays!
Chair, Steering Committee
Downtown Voices Coalition
[Source: Sadie Jo Smokey, Arizona Republic] — McDowell Road bounds five central Phoenix historic districts and representatives of those neighborhoods have told new District 7 City Councilman Michael Nowakowski that improving and revitalizing the thoroughfare is a priority. And Nowakowski is listening. Nowakowski on Saturday morning staged a meet-and-greet at Encanto Park Club House. “How can we best serve you all?,” Nowakowski asked about 40 guests. “How can we bring the District 7 office back to your neighborhoods?”
Resident leaders from Willo, Encanto-Palmcroft, Fairview Place, Coronado, Roosevelt, and Los Olivos shared their concerns and praised Nowakowski’s goal to give a voice back to the people. Revitalization results have varied in the downtown area, with some neighborhoods just starting to see success, those in attendance said. Some expressed feeling hampered by gentrification, land speculators, or a city agenda that doesn’t take residents’ wishes and concerns into consideration. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]