3 West Valley View, Avondale, Arizona, Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Districts (From Page 1)
population — total population, not voting population — in each district. District 1 has the smallest population, at 5,290 and District 6 has the largest population, at 13,299, followed by District 4 with 11,241. The ideal number of people in each district is roughly 8,486.
Criteria The Town Council approved the
following list of criteria to be used in realigning the districts:
• Each district shall consist of contiguous territory in as geographically compact form as possible.
divided or split among districts. • Each new district shall preserve the corresponding existing district’s population and territory as much as possible. • The boundaries of each district shall not remove the residence of an incumbent Town Council member from the district such council member represents during the term for which elected. • The boundaries of the districts shall comply with such other factors that become known during the redistricting process and that are formally adopted by the Town Council.
• Each district shall contain a nearly equal number of inhabitants at the time of redistricting to the extent practicable.
• Each district shall be drawn in a manner that complies with the Voting Rights Act, such that the districts do not result in a denial or abridgment of the right of any citizen to vote on account of race or color.
The consultants are expected to release a draft plan on April 23. Buckeye has set up several community meetings to gather input on the proposed plan. Officials are interested in hearing
how the public would determine the boundaries, Johnson said. Public forums will take place at the Senior Center (April 30), Verrado Elementary (May 2), Sundance Elementary (May 10) and at Festival Elementary (May 24).
• Each district shall be nearly equal in population to ensure compliance with the “one person, one vote” rule, with deviations permissible where required to meet official criteria as long as the total deviation between the largest and the smallest district does not exceed 10 percent, in accordance with case law.
• Boundaries of each district shall respect communities of interest to the extent practicable. • The boundaries of each district shall follow visible natural and artificial geographical and topographical features insofar as practicable. • The boundaries of each district shall follow jurisdictional boundaries as much as possible.
The public input will then be presented to the Town Council on June 19 where it may also be approved. Once approved, the new districts
would be in place for the 2014 election.
In addition to public forums, the consulting firm has made available a website that allows users to manipulate district boundaries to create their own, Johnson said. “The software is very powerful and it can be a little intimidating, so we encourage people to dig into it,” he said.
The site can be found from the
Towns’ website, www.buckeyeaz.gov
. You will find the link on the Town Clerk’s page.
• Census blocks or tracts may not be
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Fulfillment (From Page 1)
School Road), Trammell Crow has plans going through the city of Avondale calling for the same type of project. “Currently, plans for the facility are under review,” said Dan Davis, Avondale’s economic development director. “We have been working with them on the site. Trammell Crow bought the property in the last couple of months.”
The 56-acre property is between the Agua Fria River to 127th Avenue east to west and Van Buren Street to Interstate 10 south to north. Phone calls to Trammell Crow Co.’s Arizona senior managing director were not returned before press time. In its history, the real estate company
has developed or acquired 525 million square feet of real estate totaling $55 billion.
Avondale are fulfillment or distribution centers, similar to what Goodyear has in abundance, such as the Amazon.com
and Macy’s fulfillment centers near MC85 and Cotton, as well as Sub-Zero and Dick’s Sporting Goods distribution centers near
What the company wants to bring to
Indian School and Loop 303. Those types of facilities are “something there still is a demand in the marketplace for,” Davis said.
Plans going through Avondale right now call for a 600,000-square-foot project on the 56-acre site, though building sizes can change depending on demand for such a facility. Avondale is helping Trammell Crow
find a suitor for the site, which would turn it into an “end-user” project. If not, the company will probably build a spec facility, in other words, constructing the facility with the assumption a company will eventually come along to purchase or lease it, Davis said. Trammell Crow has also asked
Avondale to create a Foreign Trade Zone at that site, Davis said. Creating a Foreign Trade Zone would reduce impact fees and give tax and investment breaks for companies working out of the site.
of development, so “right now there is nothing to announce,” Davis said. “But we think it is a good use [for the area] and hopefully something that will create jobs in Avondale.”
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This project is still in its earliest stages
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BUHSD to destroy special
education records April 15 The Buckeye Union High School District on April 15 will destroy all special education records on former students who discontinued special education services, withdrew, transferred or graduated from
the district during or before the 2005-06 school year.
Before the records are destroyed, parents have the right to review their child’s records. For information, call the Special Services office at 623-386-9708 by April 15.
Meeting at Scott Libby to discuss traditional/
classical program The Litchfield Elementary District is holding an informational meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 16 and 30 at Scott Libby Elementary, 18701 W. Thomas
(See School Notes on Page 4)
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