September 2022 at City Hall, AZRTS, Chamber Forum, and Endorsement Announcement

Updated: Oct 4

Endorsement Announcement, AZRTS, and Chamber Forum:

I'm proud to announce the official endorsement of the Cochise Chapter West & Southeast REALTORS of the Valley (WeSERV) for my re-election campaign!

"Carolyn's understanding of Sierra Vista's water needs and opportunities is important. Her willingness to identify and work to simplify regulations and remove barriers to property rehabilitation and land use was welcome. Members were happy to learn of her ideas for West End redevelopment."

Realtors are often the first people to interact with new residents in our community. Being on the front lines of the ultimate team sport, economic development. It's a genuine honor knowing I've earned their support. You can download and read the official endorsement letter below.

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We only had one work session and one meeting at City Hall this week, but it was still an incredibly busy month. In my new role as Chair of the Sierra Vista Metropolitan planning organization and the Rural Transportation Advocacy Council (RTAC) board member, I attended the Arizona Rural Transportation Summit (AZRTS) for the first time. The Rural Transportation Summit is an event for elected and appointed local government officials, transportation professionals, legislators, and other notable guests to convene and engage in solutions to improve and enhance transportation in Greater Arizona.

While there, I had the opportunity to participate on an RTAC panel and presented our top 3 regional projects in need of funding to the legislators in attendance. One of those being the Theater Drive Corridor Project.


I'm grateful to the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce for arranging this forum and debate tonight so that Sierra Vista residents can make an educated decision when they vote in November. If missed it, the recording is online and you can watch it now at: https://www.svachamber.com/2022-mayoral-debate




 

This month at City Hall:

Work Session for Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Agenda with video timestamps:

  1. Call to Order

  2. Presentation and Discussion:

  3. September 8, 2022 Council Meeting Agenda Items: Call to Order Roll Call Invocation – Michael Sanders, Village Meadows Church Pledge of Allegiance Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards Item 2 Consent Agenda Item 2.1 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of August 11, 2022 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of August 25, 2022 New Business Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Ordinance 2022-004, South City Annexation Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-062, Amendments to SEALETA Intergovernmental Agreement Item 5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-063, Authorization to Accept Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant Funding (Contract #2023-AL-032) Item 6 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-064, Authorizing the Sierra Vista Industrial Development Authority’s issuance of Education Facility Revenue Obligations (The Paideia Academies Project) Series 2022, in one or more series or subseries (the “Obligations”), in an aggregate amount are not to exceed $7,000,000, and Declaring an Emergency Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Benning, Johnson, Landry, Messmer, Rodriguez, Umphrey, Mueller Adjournment

  4. One Year Strategic Plan Update ■ Discussion on Commissions

  5. Report on Recent Trips, Meetings, and Future Meetings

  6. Future Discussion Items and Council Requests

  7. Adjourn

 

City Council Meeting for Thursday, September 8, 2022

Agenda:

Call to Order Roll Call Invocation – Michael Sanders, Village Meadows Church Pledge of Allegiance Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards Item 2 Consent Agenda Item 2.1 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of August 11, 2022 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of August 25, 2022 New Business Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Ordinance 2022-004, South City Annexation Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-062, Amendments to SEALETA Intergovernmental Agreement Item 5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-063, Authorization to Accept Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant Funding (Contract #2023-AL-032) Item 6 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-064, Authorizing the Sierra Vista Industrial Development Authority’s issuance of Education Facility Revenue Obligations (The Paideia Academies Project) Series 2022, in one or more series or subseries (the “Obligations”), in an aggregate amount are not to exceed $7,000,000, and Declaring an Emergency Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

 

Looking ahead:

There are still plenty of of upcoming opportunities to to meet and speak with candidates in October before you cast your votes. There will be a NAACP Forum at the Library on 10/8 at 1 PM, a HARW Meeting on 10/11 at 10:30AM, and I'll be interviewed live on CoolFMOnline on 10/20 at 7PM.

Important Election Dates:

Upcoming events I hope to see you at:

  • October 1st and 2nd NAMI Sky Island Tour 50th Annual Art in the Park Vineyards in the Park The Boys and Girls Club Great Futures Dinner

  • October 4th National Night Out

  • October 5th Candidate Forum for SVUSD Governing Board

That's all from me today. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at Carolyn.Umphrey@SierraVistaAZ.gov with any comments or questions you may have. Hope to see you at one of the upcoming events next month!


Best,





 

This blog is written by Carolyn Umphrey and does not represent the views or opinions of the City of Sierra Vista or its City Council. For official information and news from the City of Sierra Vista go to SierraVistaAZ.gov and/or check out the weekly City email newsletters for September 16th, 23rd, and 30th. You can also learn about ways to get more involved and stay informed with City happenings at Engage Sierra Vista.


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