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Glendale, AZ - Ocotillo

City Council District News - Ocotillo
Councilmember Jamie Aldama

Ocotillo District - Meet Councilmember Jamie Aldama
Councilmember Aldama was elected in November 2014 to represent Glendale’s Ocotillo District and began his term in December 2014. Councilmember Aldama is currently Chair of the Government Services Committee and is a past Vice-Chairman for the Glendale Planning and Zoning Commission, past Vice-Chairman of the Glendale Parks and Recreation Commission, and a former member of the Mayor’s Water and Sewer Task Force. Read more | Contact Info

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Calendar

Ocotillo District Mobile Office Hours
CUFF – 5819 West Glendale Avenue
Tuesday, October 4th
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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A letter from Councilmember Aldama to his constituents:

September 19, 2016

I wanted to make you aware that I will be unable to attend a few of the upcoming Council Workshops due to my participation in a Leadership Skills Development Course. As you know, serving as an elected official in local government captures the true vision and spirit of representative government. It allows everyday common citizens such as your friends and neighbors to serve on a City Council and make decisions that directly impact the community they live in. Having been elected by the citizens of the Ocotillo District, it is a position and a responsibility I hold sacred.

As a Councilmember, I have been committed to serving our citizens and working with my fellow Councilmembers to lead the city through trusted leadership and example. Providing leadership has always been my top priority. Attending regular Council meetings and workshops is one of the most important responsibilities I have as your colleague and my attendance record demonstrates that commitment. Equally important is my own professional development and my desire to work every day to become the best leader I can for my community and constituents.

While the benefit of local government representation is that it allows ordinary citizens to hold office, it also means that the elected citizens may be working and providing for a family like all of the other citizens. As you may be aware, I am an employee of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), an educational institution that provides degrees and certificates in a variety of subjects. My commitment to the importance of education in our community is mirrored by my employer. The MCCCD has a firm belief in reinvesting in their employees by providing educational and leadership training opportunities that help ensure employee success within the organization and expanding out into the employee’s own community.

I have regularly participated in leadership trainings offered by my employer. These opportunities have made me a better employee, leader, decision maker and Councilmember. As I continue to serve my community it is important to me that I continue to grow as a leader so I can give my best to my colleagues on the dais, City of Glendale residents and employees.

As part of my continuing education and development, I will be participating in a mandatory
vigorous Leadership Skills Development program with the MCCCD that will take place on the
Gateway Community College campus. This course work over the next three months will consist
of six required four hour training classes that unfortunately will prevent me from attending the
next three scheduled city workshops (9/20, 10/4, 10/18) as this formal course work is on the
exact same date and time of the already scheduled workshops.

While I may not be at these meetings, my commitment to you and the citizens of the Ocotillo
District is that I will continue to attend all regular City Council voting meetings, district and
constituent meetings, community events and regular City Councilmember activities. While my
absence from the workshops is only temporary, I want to assure you that I will be actively
involved in providing input and direction on those items the Council discusses in workshop. I will
continue to actively study the agenda materials, researching the items as I usually do and I will
provide staff with mine and my constituent’s questions so that they can be answered
appropriately. I will also watch the workshop videos so that I am aware of the conversations and
discussions that took place amongst the Council.

I appreciate your patience and understanding over these next few weeks and am convinced that
the training will help me to better serve the citizens of Glendale.


Councilmember Jamie Aldama

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American flag Councilmember Aldama's Statement on Election Problems
The responsibility to vote and participate in the selection process of our elected leaders is one of the most sacred and important responsibilities we have as citizens. Even more important is the responsibility of government to ensure complete and total legitimacy in the processes of citizens voting, votes being gathered, and votes being counted. I am disappointed to report that once again the government and in particular, the Maricopa County Elections Department has failed to uphold their responsibilities, which has led to the disenfranchisement of some voters in the Ocotillo District and other parts of Glendale. Read more
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Ocotillo District News

Get the Ocotillo Weekly Update e-mail Bulletin
Get the latest information about what's happening in the Ocotillo District and the city of Glendale by visiting the Ocotillo Weekly Update page. Sign up to receive these newsletters via e-mail. Read more

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Glendale Proposed Downtown Glendale Entertainment District
The Glendale City Council will be considering the adoption of a designated
Entertainment District pertaining to the issuance of liquor licenses within downtown Glendale. In an effort to inform the Council’s decision, the city is conducting extensive public outreach to gauge public opinion regarding the proposed creation of a district. Further information can be found here.
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Councilmember Aldama with guests


New on “Glendale Today” – Councilmember Jamie Aldama Showcases Downtown Restaurants
Councilmember Jamie Aldama of the Ocotillo District gives viewers a taste of Glendale on his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” Guests on the program include Brian Friedman, the city’s Economic Development Director, and ten restaurant owners in a unique roundtable discussion on the business of downtown dining.
Councilmember Aldama profiles multiple dining establishments in Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court, including: Pizza Old Roma; Desert Rose Steakhouse; Papa Ed’s Ice Cream; the Bakery by Chef Tom; the Hop Stop Diner;  Shot of Java; The Spicery In Our 1895 Home; Taste of European Café; Bitz-ee Mama’s; Haus Murphy’s;  and La Piazza Al Forno. Among the topics discussed are the economic importance of Glendale’s Downtown Dining District, the partnerships between restaurants to help each other succeed, the wide variety of food choices within walking district of Murphy Park and what’s needed for future growth.
 Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Video | Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 - TV Guide

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Child holdin a fish

Councilmember Jamie Aldama Hosts Fishing Clinic
Glendale Councilmember Jamie Aldama hosted the second annual free fishing clinic at Bonsall Park. Kids ages 10-17 received a free fishing license and instruction on how to catch fish in Glendale. Watch video

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Councilmember Jamie Aldama & Jon Froke

New on “Glendale Today” – Councilmember Aldama Highlights the City’s General Plan
On this new edition of “Glendale Today”, Councilmember Jamie Aldama of the Ocotillo District gives viewers a closer look at the city’s General Plan known as “Envision 2040”. Councilmember Aldama talks to Planning Director Jon Froke about the plan and how it is the blueprint for the future of Glendale’s business and residential development. Councilmember Aldama also highlights new development and construction projects under the Glendale Centerline Initiative specific to the Ocotillo District, including the Brelby Theater, the Desert Rose Steakhouse, Total Smiles Dental, Glendale Pediatrics and the Family Dollar store. Here’s a sneak peek at the show.  Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Watch Video  Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 - TV Guide

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Glendale, AZ - Cholla Meeting

Boards and Commissions Vacancies
Click here to view board and commission vacancies in the Ocotillo District as well as throughout the city.

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Glendale, AZ - Ocotillo - Ocotillo District Amenities

Ocotillo District Amenities
Glendale's Ocotillo District is a beautiful area in the central section of Glendale, that is rich in history and includes more than a dozen great recreation spots. Visit the amenities page to find out where parks and important city facilities in the area are located. Read more

   
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