Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dan Schweiker Candidate Scottsdale City Council Meet and Greet

Dan Schweiker is the co-founder of China Mist Tea and currently running for the Scottsdale City Council. This will be a great opportunity to get to know him. Please let me know if you are able to attend. This is a meet and greet,  NOT a fundraiser.
Scottsdale Waterfront
7175 East Camelback Road
Tower 2 Clubroom 
Scottsdale, AZ. 85251
Complementary valet parking provided. 
Thank you. 
Shiree Verdone 
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News from Michele Reagan Arizona Secretary of State

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(602) 542-4285
Secretary Reagan’s Statement on the PPE
“The issues that arose with the amount of time voters had to stand in line, confusion surrounding eligibility and other issues are completely unacceptable and my office will launch a full-scale statewide review of county election policies and procedures surrounding yesterday’s election.

“What happened to Maricopa County voters yesterday was awful.  I can honestly say that as of right now we have no explanation why county election officials decided to reduce the number of polling places down to only 60 locations.  While each individual county makes their own decisions, I need to make sure yesterday's polling place upheaval doesn't happen at our next statewide election on May 17th.  

Or worse, the presidential general election in November when thousands more new voters will be casting ballots for the first time.
“Yesterday, I spent all day trying to help voters.  Today, I have refocused my energy on finding out the what and why of the county decisions that were made that led to severe polling delays.  Election officials are constantly looking for ways to improve.  If we find that the laws need to change, we will lead the charge.

“In fact, next week I will announce a series of bipartisan public hearings in the areas most effected by the problems at the polls.  Our office will generate an action report on the outcome of those hearings and present it as a part of the next Election Procedures Manual meeting with all fifteen county election officials in attendance.
“To help alleviate concerns with provisional or early ballots, we’ve also created an online tracking tool ( where voters can find out when their ballot was processed and counted.

“I woke up at 3 am yesterday morning so excited for the election and full of hope for the people who were voting.  I feel awful that some of them may have given up and gone home or had to go back to work.  Voters deserve so much better and government should be held accountable.”

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How You Benefit From Scottsdale's Fire Department and Firefighters’ Outstanding Performance

For years I have said that we have one of the very best fire departments and group of firefighters in the country.  We recently received great news that proves it.

Every 10 years the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rates cities on the level of protection provided to citizens by their fire services organizations.  During the past decade, our city has improved from a Class 3 to a Class 2 rating.  Of the nearly 49,000 communities across the country that are rated by the ISO, only 2% have achieved this prestigious classification.

For a fire department that is only 10 years old, I believe that’s a terrific accomplishment and something in which we can all take pride.

Even more important is that our city’s new safety classification means a majority of our business, commercial and residential property owners are expected to enjoy savings on their insurance rates.

I hope you will join me in thanking Fire Chief Tom Shannon, Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Jim Ford, President of the Scottsdale Firefighters Association Sasha Weller and all Scottsdale Firefighters for the work they do for us.  Their teamwork truly pays off for the citizens of Scottsdale.

The collaboration between the men and women who provide us with our fire and emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year is only one of the many examples of how city employees are delivering the top-notch services that help make Scottsdale so special.

They’re putting Scottsdale first!


PS:  Feel free to share my message with your friends and neighbors.  And, please contribute to my campaign – it’s easy, simply click the “donate” button above and go directly to my secured website.
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Bob Littlefield: A Tale of Two Cities

To explain why I am running for Mayor I need to tell you a story. It’s called “A Tale of Two Cities.”

 The first city is Scottsdale. Scottsdale is a very special place - it is literally the best place in the Valley to live, work and visit. It is so special every one of us who lives here, in every part of the city, gladly paid a premium to do so. It is so special it is the number one tourist destination in the valley, attracting visitors who heavily support our local economy.
How did Scottsdale get to be so special? Partly because of location – we have a great climate, a stunning natural landscape and a unique Western character all our own.

But what really made Scottsdale special were the thousands of concerned and involved citizens who worked over many decades to create the city we call home. Scottsdale has had many bold, visionary projects in our history such as the McDowell-Sonoran Preserve, the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, The Civic Center Mall, and our award-winning Public Art Program. These ideas didn’t come from city government; they came from residents like you who wanted a safe and beautiful place to live, not just for themselves but also for their families and friends.

Concerned and involved citizens also spearheaded Scottsdale’s high standards for design, development and code enforcement. Standards like such as the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Ordinance, Natural Area Open Space, and all our various Character Area Plans, Scenic Corridors, Streetscapes and Design Guidelines keep our city special. Developers built within our citizen-inspired guidelines rather than try to bypass them, because they knew making our city special was good for everyone, including them.

Now let me tell you the story of another city, a city I call Upside Down Scottsdale. I call it that because in Upside Down Scottsdale the residents no longer set the agenda for the city’s growth - special interests do. Greed and short-term self-interest take the place of both civic pride and creating a sustainable high quality of life as the driving forces behind Scottsdale’s growth. And our city “leaders” are put in office by special-interest campaign contributions rather than by records of civic achievement.

Upside Down Scottsdale is the city the incumbent Mayor and his allies in the current City Council majority want. An Upside Down Scottsdale of tall buildings that block our views, urban-level density that clogs our streets with traffic and stresses our infrastructure, an oversupply of apartments, and an out-of-control bar district. They are encouraging the destruction and decay of Scottsdale’s once world-renowned arts scene. They happily approve commercial development in residential neighborhoods and even in the citizen-created crown jewel of Scottsdale, the Preserve. And, they are squandering your tax dollars on special-interest handouts instead of funding our city's critical infrastructure needs.

My mission as Mayor will be to restore control of Scottsdale’s future to the residents, and to implement the residents' vision for how their city grows. Together we can make Scottsdale right-side-up again!

If you agree with me that Scottsdale needs new leadership, click here for details about how you can help my campaign for Mayor.
Help Me Keep Scottsdale Special!
If you have any questions or would like more information about my campaign my web site is and my phone # is 602-228-9145.
Bob Littlefield
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Maricopa County Polling Place Locator

Voters will be able to vote at any of the 60 polling places listed below in the March 22nd Presidential Preference Election.

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Polling places are open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on election day.

To find out the name and address of the three closest polling locations to your home address.