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Date:    Tuesday, January 30, 2007Time:    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Place:   Arizona Department of Education, Room 417AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions
    1. Update from each Taskforce Member (2 minutes maximum)
  2. Review of 2nd  Draft Request for Proposal
  3. Public Testimony
  4. Adjourn

MEMBERSChris Cummiskey                                             Lisa LongJerry D’Agostino                                              Debra LorenzenRosalina Escandon                                            Theodore KraverSandi Grandberry                                             Joseph O’ReillyRod Lenniger                                                    Cathy PoplinCasey Loman

ASU/Morrison Institute Scholoarship Program Seeks Applicants by quotes

ASU/Morrison Institute Scholoarship Program Seeks Applicants

News ReleaseJanuary 29, 2007 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

ASU/Morrison Institute for Public Policy Scholarship Program Seeks Applicants 

’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, in partnership with The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen, is pleased to provide a distinctive scholarship program — the Young Steward of Public Policy. This program provides the opportunity for
Arizona high school seniors to earn a scholarship award and be published in both The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen newspapers. The first place award recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship to ASU; the second place award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to ASU.

The sponsors of the Young Steward program are Salt River Project (SRP), General Dynamics C4 Systems, Arizona Public Service (APS), The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen. 

This prestigious scholarship is designed to encourage Arizona high school seniors to think about public policy issues in Arizona and to promote the concept of “stewardship” — public leadership committed to doing what is best for
Arizona and its residents, regardless of political philosophy or personal gain.

Young Steward of Public Policy awards will be based on an essay about a public issue of critical importance to the state of
Arizona. Essays must analyze a specific public issue affecting the state and its residents and include specific recommendation(s) for
Arizona policy makers on how the issue should be addressed.

For information on how to apply,
Arizona high school seniors should visit and click the link entitled “Scholarship Award” or call Morrison Institute at 602-496-0900 and request to be mailed the application for this scholarship program. The application process requires submitting an essay following specific guidelines (two-pages maximum). The application deadline is March 15, 2007.

Award recipients must attend


This special program was established by Elaine and Richard Morrison of
Gilbert, Arizona to commemorate the impact of Morrison Institute’s now more than 20 years of public service and policy research. Information about prior award recipients can be viewed at

Morrison Institute for Public Policy is an

University resource for objective public policy research and analysis. A part of the
School of
Public Affairs in the

College of
Public Programs, Morrison Institute brings university scholarship and public policy development together for the benefit of Arizonans. Contact Morrison Institute at 602-496-0900 or

ASU’s Jason Burke To Receive Post-Graduate Scholarship by quotes
January 27, 2007, 4:39 pm
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ASU’s Jason Burke To Receive Post-Graduate Scholarship
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Honors Burke

Jason Burke, a long snapper on the 2006 Arizona State University football team, is the 2007 recipient of a postgraduate scholarship presented annually by the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Chapter Executive Director Dan Manucci announced Friday.
Burke and several local high school football student-athletes will be honored at the Chapter’s annual Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort, 6333 North Scottsdale Road. For more information regarding the banquet contact Dan Manucci at 480-838-2046.
The consummate Sun Devil, Burke played in all 49 games during the 2003-06 seasons, joining kicker Jesse Ainsworth and defensive tackle Jordan Hill as the only Sun Devils on the 2006 roster to do so.  Burke was a steady long snapper who made only one bad snap during his four-year career.  A highly acclaimed student who earned Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic honors four times during his career, including first-team honors in 2005 and 2006.  He was an integral member of ASU’s special teams units that used the services of a total of four punters during the 2003-06 seasons.
In 2006 Burke played in all 13 games as ASU’s long snapper while earning first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season, posting a 3.9 GPA studying finance and marketing, the second-highest grade point average among first-team members. He was the snapper for kicker Jesse Ainsworth, who finished the season successfully converting a Pac-10 record 160 consecutive extra points, which dates back to the 2003 season.  He snapped to punter Jonathan Johnson, whose 37.2-yard net punting average was a 6.9-yard increase from ASU’s average in 2005, the greatest improvement in the Pac-10.  Burke was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU’s preseason winter strength and conditioning program.
In 2005 Burke served as the team’s long snapper in all 12 games.  He participated in every game despite being hampered by nagging injuries and earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors with a 3.9 GPA.
In 2004 he handled ASU’s long snapping duties in all 12 games. He snapped to punter Chris MacDonald who earned Freshman All-America honors after finishing third in the Pac-10 and 15th in the nation at 43.1 yards per punt. He was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection.  Burke also earned first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII honors.  He shared the team’s Clyde B. Smith Academic Award with Andrew Carnahan. Burke played in all 12 games at long snapper in 2003 and earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors.  He snapped to honorable mention All-Pac-10 performer Tim Parker who finished 20th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 at 43.4 yards per punt.
A 2002 graduate of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale Burke was named first-team all-region at center in 2001. He earned the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award in 2002 and also earned the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award in 2002. Burke lettered in football one year and was coached by Steve Belles. A finance major, Burkes parents are Paul (independent contractor) and Marie (executive assistant) of Glendale.
ASUs National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes
2007    Jason Burke
2006    Chad Christensen
2005    Grayling Love
2004    Skyler Fulton
2003    Mike Barth
2002    Nick Murphy
2001    Mike Aguirre
1997    Damien Richardson
1996    Kirk Robertson
1995    Justin Dragoo
1993    Toby Mills
1992    Adam Brass
1990    Drew Metcalfe
1989    Mark Tingstad
1978    Chris Mott
1966    Ken Dyer

Kid Zone exhibit moves to library gallery by quotes
January 25, 2007, 9:17 pm
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Kid Zone exhibit moves to library gallery

TEMPE, Ariz. – “Kid Zone: Celebrating 20 Years of Happy Memories,” an exhibit that features posters created by children and staff involved in the city of Tempe Kid Zone programs, will be on display from Feb. 2 – March 9 in the Tempe Public Library’s Second Floor Gallery, 3500 S.

Rural Road.

A short history of the Kid Zone program is part of this free exhibit.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The gallery will be closed on Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day.

For information, visit <> or call 480/350-5287

Transit center groundbreaking set by quotes

Transit center groundbreaking setThe City of Mesa will officially break ground for the new Sycamore Transit Center, Saturday, January 27, at 9:30 AM. The transit center is located on the northwest corner of Main and Sycamore, just east of Dobson Road.

This facility will serve as Mesa’s transit portal to the high capacity, METRO light rail system. It will provide bus interface connections for several current and future routes including Mesa’s future Bus Rapid Transit Service.

The facility offers an automobile drop-off area, futuristic architecture and design complementing the end-of-the-line station, seven bus bays with shaded pedestrian seating, a double-unit water fountain, information kiosk, bicycle racks and lockers, METRO ticket vending machines, trees, landscaping, and three north/south pedestrian connections to the adjacent 812 space park-and-ride facility scheduled for construction in 2008.

“The design team of OTAK/Architekton developed a beautiful architectural facility which will provide for the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, automobiles, and buses,” Mesa Vice Mayor Claudia Walters said. “This is an exciting opportunity for the community and a continuance of the area’s revitalization.”

Several speakers including: Vice Mayor Walters, Mike Ladino, General Counsel for METRO, Les Presmyk, Board Co-Chair for Valley Metro and Dave Richins, representing the Mesa Grande neighborhood will make comments and be available for one-on-one interviews.

For additional information please contact Mesa Public Information Specialist Bob Huhn, at 480-644-4695. Saturday Bob can be reached at (602- 820)-9568.



The stage is set for Captain Lee Owens of Phoenix to make history
during a tribute flight to the famed Tuskegee Airmen in the spring of
2007.  Capt. Owens will fly a single engine plane from the Lincoln J.
Ragsdale Terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport across
America, over the Atlantic and around the globe before returning home
to Phoenix sometime in May.

Downtown, tourism and new business to be discussed at next Let’s Talk by quotes

Downtown, tourism and new business to be discussed at next Let’s Talk

Tempe, Ariz. – Mayor Hugh Hallman, along with Pam Goronkin of  the
Downtown Tempe Community, Mary Ann Miller of the Tempe Chamber of
Commerce and Stephanie Nowack of the Tempe Convention and Visitors
Bureau, will discuss downtown, visitors and new business at the next
Let’s Talk Tempe on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Doors open at 7 a.m.; the
discussion begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655
E. Southern Ave.

Pam Goronkin is Executive Director of the Downtown Tempe Community.  She
served on the Tempe City Council from 2002 to 2006 and was a member of
Council committees that focused on development, technology and tourism.

Mary Ann Miller is President/CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.
Miller has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and community
relations.  She sits on boards for the Tempe Convention and Visitors
Bureau, Rio Salado Foundation, The Center for Habilitation, and

Stephanie Nowack has been President/CEO of the Tempe Convention and
Visitors Bureau for seven years.  She has brought key events to Tempe,
including the P.F. Chang’s Rock n’ Roll Marathon and Ironman Arizona.
Nowack was named the Tempe Chamber’s Business Woman of the Year in 2005.

Let’s Talk Tempe is a monthly issue-based talk show taped before a live
audience and replayed the following month on Tempe 11.

City to introduce demand side management programs as part of Integrated by quotes
January 21, 2007, 7:50 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, Mesa

City to introduce demand side management programs as part of Integrated
Resources Plan

The Mesa City Council has adopted an energy resources plan that will
include incentives for residents and businesses who save electricity.

The “Integrated Resources Plan (IRP),” approved by the council on Monday,
still must be submitted to the Western Area Power Administration (Western)
this month. The plan includes “demand-side management (DSM)” alternatives
as well as “supply side” resource options.

Under the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the City must develop a plan as part
of long-term power supply agreements that allow Mesa to receive low-cost
federal hydropower from Western. Additionally, the plan is necessitated by
the fact that one of the City’s long-term power supply contracts, held with
Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, expires in December 2008 and the best
possible resource or combination of resources must be identified to replace
this supply. The plan will cover the 10-year planning period from 2007 to

The DSM programs are alternatives to supply side resources for meeting
customer demand. The goal is to minimize the costs of purchasing electric
generating capacity and energy resources by reducing customers’ peak demand
and energy requirements.

The residential program will involve some combination of incentives
relative to compact florescent lights, high efficiency appliances, window
treatments, high efficiency air conditioning, programmable or communicating
thermostats, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) repair and
diagnostics, quality installation and Direct Load Control air conditioning.
The commercial program will include most of the same components as the
residential program, but would potentially entail a greater variety of
lighting improvement incentives, HVAC improvements, high efficiency office
equipment, refrigeration improvement incentives, and time differentiated

The Utilities Department will strive to combine programs (e.g. high
efficiency air conditioning replacements with direct load control) to
maximize peak demand reductions and minimize administrative costs.

“Embracing a comprehensive DSM program is a new venture for the Utilities
Department, and ultimately, the success of this program is tied to our
customers taking advantage of the opportunities presented,” said Frank
McRae, resources division director. “Many of the programs will involve a
rebate for improvements that the customer will arrange for and implement,
so we will be looking to them to take an active role in managing how they
consume energy at home and in their businesses.”

To address the supply side resource requirements, the Utilities Department
will soon issue a request for proposals to acquire electric resources to
replace the expiring Arizona Power Cooperative contract. The Utilities
Department has utilized this practice in the past to acquire new or
replacement resources from the competitive regional electric energy
markets. The Department currently plans to ask for 15-35 Megawatts of
contract demand and associated energy. The actual amount of capacity sought
and acquired will depend on whether market conditions result in the ability
to lower overall energy supply costs and whether the electric generator
sets the City currently owns are retained or sold.

For more information on the City of Mesa Utilities Department or to review
a copy of the Integrated Resources Plan, visit the City’s Web site at

City of Tempe Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule by quotes

City of Tempe Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule

City of Tempe Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule

TEMPE, Ariz. -In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the City of Tempe will close all administrative offices on Monday, Jan. 15.

Some city services will still be in operation under the following


* Emergency city services will be unaffected by the holiday.

* Tempe buses will operate according to regular hours. The Tempe

Transit Store will be closed.

* Residential and commercial recycling/solid waste collection

will take place under normal operating hours.

* Tempe Town Lake and its surrounding parks will be open under

normal hours. The Town Lake Operations Center will be closed.

City of Tempe facilities will maintain the following schedules:

* Escalante Community Center will be open from Noon to 6 p.m.,

2150 E. Orange St. Phone: 480-350-5800.

* Westside Community Center: The center will be open from 7 a.m.


6 p.m., 715 W. 5th St. Phone: 480-858-2400.

* Kiwanis Recreation Center will be closed, 6111 S. All-America


Phone: 480-350-5201.

* Ken McDonald Golf Course will be open from sunrise to sunset,

800 E. Divot Dr. Phone: 480-350-5250.

* Rolling Hills Golf Course will be open from sunrise to sunset,

1415 N. Mill Ave. Phone: 480-350-5275.

* Clark Park Swimming Pool is closed for the winter, 1730 S.

Roosevelt St. Phone: 480-350-5275.

* McClintock Swimming Pool is closed for the winter, 1830 E. Del

Rio Dr. Phone: 480-350-5202.

* Jaycee Splash Playground is closed for the winter, 715 W. 5th

St. Phone: 480-350-5200.

* Tempe Beach Splash Playground is closed for the winter, 54 W.

1st Street

Phone: 480-350-5200.

* Kiwanis Park Batting Range will be open noon to 6 p.m. 6005 S.

All-America Way. Phone: 480-350-5727.

* Tempe Public Library will be closed. 3500 S. Rural Rd. Phone:


* Tempe Historical Museum will be closed. 809 E. Southern Ave.

Phone: 480-350-5100.

* Pyle Adult Recreation Center will be closed. 655 E. Southern

Ave. Phone: 480-350-5211.

* Edna Vihel Center for the Arts will be closed. 3340 S. Rural

Rd. Phone: 480-350-5287.

* North Tempe Multigenerational Center will be open from noon to

6 p.m. 1555 N. Bridalwreath. Phone: 480-858-6500.

Building Strong Neighborhoods Kickoff by quotes
January 12, 2007, 5:22 pm
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Neighborhood Services

An orientation or “kickoff” meeting for the City of Mesa’s first Building
Strong Neighborhoods Initiative will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Mesa
Junior High School, 828 E. Broadway at 6:30 p.m. 
During the orientation meeting, residents will hear results of a door-to-door survey City staff and volunteers have been conducting since mid-December.  Residents will use the survey results to prioritize issues that
will begin to be addressed by a variety of City services over a four-week 
period.  In addition, Mesa Code Compliance will give a presentation about  
common code violations and procedures to solve the problems. The meeting will also include an open house for citizens to learn more about existing City services and programs.  Representatives from a variety of City of Mesa
departments and divisions will participate. 
“The kickoff meeting will provide residents with an overview of the
program,” Mesa Lead Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Mike Renshaw
said.  “We also want to offer an open house or expo so that the residents
and businesses have an opportunity to meet City staff and learn more about
the wide variety of services and programs that are available to strengthen
their neighborhood.”
The primary goal of the Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative is to preserve and strengthen neighborhoods by providing residents and businesses
with education, training and access to existing resources to address
neighborhood issues. The initial project, in Mesa Council District 4, lies
within the neighborhood bound by Broadway, Hobson, Horne, and Marilyn
Avenue.  The goal is to conduct one neighborhood project in each City
Council District during the next 12 months.
For more information, contact Mesa Lead Neighborhood Outreach
Coordinator Mike Renshaw at 480-644-4706.