For those of you living in Glendale, there are two important reasons to vote Tuesday. The future of Glendale as a livable city is at stake. Over the past ten years, the leadership decided to transform the city into a sports and entertainment mecca. Bringing in the Coyotes, the Cardinals, Camelback Ranch for baseball, and a world class center in the Westgate Entertainment Complex. Glendale thought the economic time would continue without consulting history. For each ebb, there is a flow. The city is now at a crossroads. The Mayor, who is not running for re-election, is trying to save her pet project Glendale Glitters while “forgetting” her leadership and votes that were cast to land Glendale where it is today. She is throwing overboard her peers on the board and the Coyotes to try and erase the past.
The first vote that must be cast is FOR Joyce Clark. The Coyotes do not have a better friend in all of Arizona that Ms. Clark. If you listen to the stream of the city council meeting or attend one in person, you will get to see her in action. This is a full time job for her. Her command of the facts on each issue is unsurpassed and her LOGIC in her decision making makes her an obvious choice. The last few years, she has been steadfast in her support of the Coyotes and vocal in their benefit to the Glendale community. The Coyotes and a properly managed Jobing.com are the anchor to the Westgate Entertainment Complex. Ms. Clark understands that and that is why she continue to votes for Mr. Greg Jamison to obtain the lease agreement.
The second vote is NO on 457. Prop 457 was engineered by interests outside Glendale such as Sanderson Ford. Prop 457, if enacted, would reduce the available funds to Glendale. Glendale City Council with devastating budget cuts to the police and fire departments as well as the Coyotes. A vote of NO on 457 will keep police and fire at current levels and allow the Coyotes to stay. A vote of NO on 457 will allow Jobing.com to be transferred to Mr. Jamison. And Mr. Jamison will properly manage and fill the arena with hockey and entertainment acts. If you know someone who works at Jobing.com, ask them if it would help their life if they worked 118 night a year vs. the 59 last year. Ask the shops and restaurants at Westgate if they would like have have a full plaza 118 night a years vs. just on Coyote games and bike night 20 times a year.
It is not often when residents get a chance to truly determine their future. This election, your vote counts. Make it count toward your present and future by voting FOR Joyce Clark and NO on Prop 457.