VOL. 16 ISSUE NO. 39   |  SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 5, 2010

SEPTEMBER 29, 2010

Scottsdale briefs

Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® hosting City Council Candidate Forum

SCOTTSDALE – The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® is sponsoring a Scottsdale City Council Candidate’s Forum at the Scottsdale City Hall KIVA. The forum is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. The City Council Candidate Forum will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m.

Bill Gray, President of the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business, will moderate the program. The public is invited to attend this free event. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience. This event will also be telecast live via the Scottsdale City Cable Channel 11.

The seven Council Candidates participating will be: Wayne Ecton, Robert Littlefield, Ned O’Hearn, Linda Milhaven, Guy Phillips, Dennis Robbins and Sean Shepherd.

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR), formed in 1963, is a voluntary Association of more than 8100 REALTORS® from more than 600 firms and more than 400 Affiliate members. As the largest trade Association in Scottsdale, the SAAR has earned a reputation as the voice of real estate for the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Carefree and Cave Creek areas. The Association maintains a website at www.SAARonline.com.

REALTORS® is a registered collective membership mark which may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

Scottsdale seeks to fill Board and Commission vacancies

SCOTTSDALE – The City of Scottsdale is accepting applicants to fill vacancies on two advisory bodies – the planning commission and board of adjustment.

The planning commission considers issues and provides recommendations to the city council on zoning and land use matters. The board of adjustment reviews and decides upon requests to vary from the city’s zoning regulations. Unlike other boards and commissions, the board of adjustment makes final decisions on items that come before it; variances are not passed on to the City Council for final approval.

The city is recruiting Scottsdale residents to fill a single three-year term on each advisory body – applications are due Oct. 5.

The City Council will select finalists from the pool of applicants on Oct. 12; appointees will be selected after those finalists are interviewed at the Oct. 19 City Council meeting.

Applications and more information about the role of each of the city’s advisory boards and commissions are available online at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/ boards or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 480-312-2412. Applications may also be picked up at Scottsdale City Hall (3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd).

More than 200 Scottsdale residents serve on the city’s 28 boards, commissions and committees, providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to the city each year.

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