Breakfast Offered at Forum
Sedona. AZ (January 16, 2012) – January 19th! Doors open at 8:00 AM at the Olde Sedona Bar and Grill, 1407 W. SR89A. Program Begins at 8:30, Cost is $11 which includes breakfast and gratuities. Raffle. Please Let DORR know you are coming so we can tell the restaurant how many breakfasts to prepare. For reservations call 203-5858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Democrats of the Red Rocks will hold the first Mayoral and City Council Forum of 2012 at its January 19th Breakfast at the Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. So far DORR’s is the only Candidate’s forum scheduled in January. At this writing there are only two other forums scheduled. One is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, and the Lodging Council (Feb 13th) and the other one is hosted by the League of Women Voters on Feb 16th. Ballots go out beginning the week of February 16th for the March 13th election. All voting is by mail. There have been some problems in the past with receiving ballots, so if you don’t receive one by February 23rd you must immediately contact the Yavapai Recorders Office which is managing the election .
All the candidates have agreed to come and speak at the DORR Breakfast Forum. Mayor Rob Adams is running unopposed, but five council candidates are vying for three city council spots; Mark DiNunzio, John Martinez, John D. Miller, Joe Vernier, and Jessica Williamson. Each candidate will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and talk about the goals of their campaign before beginning written questions from the audience. If time permits, the floor will be opened for questions directly from the audience. DORR board member Mike Cosentino from Cottonwood will MC the discussion. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a DORR member or even a Democrat or Independent. Bring a friend! Bring a contribution to the Sedona Food Bank!
For those who can’t attend the forums the DORR Board’s Questionnaire has been sent. Two Candidates have responded so far. Results at:http://www.democratsoftheredrocks.org/DORR/question2012.php
(1)What financial shape do you think City government is in? How thorough and informative are its financial reports? What does being fiscally responsible mean to you?
(2)The city recently held community meetings to gather ideas from Sedona residents that resulted in 112 pages of suggestions. Among the suggestions — a recreation and/or senior center (like Cottonwood’s), a plaza or more community gathering spots, public art (murals, etc.), an art or natural history museum, community gardens, public transportation in neighborhoods, implement strategies to make Sedona more pedestrian friendly and to promote sustainability. What projects do you support?
(3)As you know, Sedona will be voting on a new Community Plan in 2013. Have you attended any of the meetings held by the Steering Committee for the Plan? Have you read the existing Plan? What is your vision for Sedona in 2020 and beyond?
(4) For current Council Members: I have voted in support of the NSA (National Scenic Area) proposal.____ I have voted against it._____
(5)Reflecting on your background, experience and philosophy, what will you bring to the Council that is unique and dynamic?