From the Scottsdale Republic’s “City Notes” this morning:
Businessman eyes council seat
Scottsdale resident Michael Auerbach has formed a candidate’s campaign committee to run next year for City Council.
Scottsdale will ask voters to fill three seats in a primary election Aug. 26, 2014 and a general election Nov. 4, 2014. The city can skip the 2014 primary if no more than six candidates — two for each vacancy — file nominating petitions.
In his committee’s statement of organization, Auerbach is listed as a self-employed business owner.
Auerbach and his treasurer, Mark Huettner, did not respond to requests for comment.
[I have sent Mr. Auerbach an email asking about his positions and what he has to offer. I will publish his response when I receive it.]
To be listed on the ballot, candidates will have to file petitions and nomination papers with the city between April 28 and May 28, 2014. At least 1,000 valid signatures are required. Another potential candidate, John Little, has formed an exploratory committee to test the waters for a possible run. Little is a former Scottsdale city manager and president of Diversified Ventures Development LLC.
General Plan hearing Monday
Scottsdale’s General Plan 2014 Task Force will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.
The task force will consider, among other items, an updated work plan. There will be presentations on Scottsdale’s demographics and elements of the 2014 plan.
The City Council formed the task force to create and recommend a draft General Plan 2014, a planning document that will guide the city’s long-term growth and character. State law requires updates of voter-adopted General Plans every decade.
The group is expected to meet twice a month through June 2014.