Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Jan. 17 is Neighborhood Day at the State Legislature

Residents are invited to attend Neighborhood Day at the State Legislature to learn about the legislative process, talk about issues important to neighborhoods, hear from lawmakers, learn about the 2008 neighborhood legislative agenda, tour the House and Senate chambers, and enjoy a free lunch.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place: Capitol Mall, 1700 W. Washington St.

The event is free; registration by Jan. 11 is required. Register online at or call 602-534-2997. For more information or reasonable accommodations, call 602-256-4257/voice or 602-534-5500/city TTY.

The cities of Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe and Tucson, and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns host this annual event.

Attendees also can attend a free neighborhood lobbying workshop, which will be open to the first 100 people to register. This separate workshop will cover how a bill becomes law, ways to effectively communicate with legislators, and techniques used by professional lobbyists to influence legislation. Residents interested in the lobbying workshop should contact the League of Arizona Cities and Towns at 602-258-5786.