This week, Phoenix residents and those interested in good and responsive government (including, I hope, lawyers) may attend a few panel discussions that will signal their city’s possible direction. The events sponsored by the group Urban Choices will include candidates for two City Council districts.
I’m pleased to report that I will be moderating both discussions, to occur on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
The “community conversations” with candidates from Districts 4 and 8 aim to address topics of most interest to downtown residents and businesses. They include developing economic models that focus on diverse, new industries rather than a single cyclical real estate industry; and getting big successes out of transit-oriented development.
As organizers say, “Our collective goal is to ensure we get ‘The PHX We Want’ through the best possible elected representation.”
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Invite your friends and colleagues as well.
More information, including an agenda, map, and RSVP, is available on the Facebook event invitations (click the links below for more information):
- District 4: Wednesday, May 15, 6 p.m., Playhouse on the Park, 1850 N. Central Avenue
- District 8: Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m., Levine Machine, 605 E. Grant
Read the complete flier and information below.
If you can’t attend, feel free to send me a question or two that you’d like me to ask the candidates.