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UPDATE From Maricopa County P&Z Meeting 08-08-10
P&Z Commission passed both TA's that go on to the BOS for final approval. The effect is a loss to equestrians of violation appeals to the Supervisors. They will all go to the Board of Adjustments that is part of P&Z and has no authority to make exceptions. Supervisors are certain to approve, they sponsored it. More details to come.
Next Board Meeting
July 28, 2011
New York Times
Found tottering alone in the desert with their ribs visible and their heads hung low, horses play a backbreaking, unappreciated role in the multibillion-dollar drug smuggling industry...
RFD TV "The Horse Show" Featured
"The Horse Rescue" Episode 317
Ms. Soleil Dolce, vice president of Arizona Equine Rescue, a member of the Arizona Horse Council is interviewed.
12-03-2010 Gilbert Promotional Corporation Needs HELP!
The Gilbert Promotional Corporation needs your help and I'm calling you to action. The Town of Gilbert is not going to renew the lease with Maricopa County for the property that Gilbert Rodeo Park sits on. This means that we are losing that piece of property. The Town has "vowed" to help us relocated - but we are perfectly happy to stay right where we are! (not to mention the manpower and cost involved in moving the entire facility) I urge you to contact the Town of Gilbert Council Members to let them know that Gilbert Rodeo Park and the services that we provide are not disposable. We love the kids that play soccer, baseball, tennis and football - but the kids that love to ride horses need and deserve a place to do so as well. Tell your friends, and family members to send emails and letters too. We need your help now more than ever. If you enjoy any of the events that occur at the Gilbert Rodeo Park - barrel races, Queen Creek Jr. Rodeo, Arizona High School Rodeo, Arizona Junior Rodeo, Wrangler Jr. Rodeo, Ropings, 4H Horse shows and County Finals, The Craft Fairs, and of course the Gilbert Days celebrations and the Western Heritage and Traditions that they stand for - please send a quick email to the town and Maricopa County Government.
We only have until February 15th to let our voices be heard - Please help us save our Western Heritage and Traditions - help us show our worth and value to the Town of Gilbert - let your voice be heard!!!
email@example.com Mayor John Lewis
Ben.Cooper@gilbertaz.gov Councilman Ben Cooper
Jenn.Daniels@gilbertaz.gov Councilwoman Jenn Daniels
Dave.Crozier@gilbertaz.gov Councilman Dave Crozier
John.Sentz@gilbertaz.gov Council John Sentz
Les.Presmyk@gilbertaz.gov Vice Mayor Les Presmyk
Linda.Abbott@Gilbertaz.gov Councilwoman Linda Abbott
Collin.DeWitt@gilbertaz.gov Town Manager, Collin De Witt
firstname.lastname@example.org Maricopa County Supervisor, Fulton Brock
email@example.com Mariciopa County Supervisor, Don Stapley
We saved the Parade in '09 - Now we have to save the entire Gilbert Rodeo Grounds and Gilbert Days package!
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter! It is greatly appreciated!
Gilbert Promotional Corporation, President
Gilbert Days Parade Chairperson
P.O. Box 665
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(602) 478-3369 - Direct