MARANA CITIZENS' FORUM
The Marana Citizens' Forum has reconvened for the Fall 2019 Session. Delegates will be contributing to create recommendations relating to the topic Transportation Connectivity and Infrastructure. The meetings will take place in the Marana Police Department Community Room, located at the Marana Municipal Complex, at 11555 W. Civic Center Drive, at 5:30PM, unless otherwise noted. The Fall 2019 meeting dates are listed below:
Session 1: Orientation - September 19, 2019 - Delegates will be informed on the Forum consensus building process and expectations for the Fall 2019 Session. Presentations regarding the Marana Water Rate Study Overview, Open Meeting Law, the Marana 2040 General Plan Update, and the Fall 2019 Marana Citizens’ Forum Topic will be given.
Session 2 - September 26, 2019 - This meeting will consist of a presentation by Town of Marana Engineer Keith Brann on the RTA II initiative, as well as funding and construction of transportation-related CIP projects in the Town of Marana. Forum Delegates will identify issues of importance and reach consensus on priorities related to the presentation.
Session 3 - October 17, 2019 - This meeting will consist of a presentation by Town of Marana Public Works Director Mo El-Ali on Town of Marana Public Works operations, as well as our Pavement Preservation Program. Forum Delegates will identify issues of importance and reach consensus on priorities related to the presentation. Lastly, a delegate will be selected to give the final presentation of recommendations to Council at this meeting, as well.
Session 4 - November 7, 2019 - This meeting will include presentations from Town of Marana Airport Director, Steve Miller, on operations of Marana Regional Airport. Also, Town of Marana Parks and Recreation Director, Jim Conroy, will present an overview on Parks and Recreation operations, as well as connectivity related to the trails system in Marana. Forum Delegates will identify issues of importance and reach consensus on priorities related to the presentation.
Session 5: Presentation Construction - Week of November 11, 2019 - The Delegate presenter will meet with Town Staff to construct the presentation of recommendations to Council.
Session 6: Presentation Review - November 20, 2019 - The draft presentation of recommendations will be given by the presenter to the full Forum body for critiques and final changes before the final presentation to Council. Town Staff will also be present to answer any questions and assist in any content changes, if necessary.
Session 7: Presentation to Council - December 3, 2019 - The Forum recommendations are presented to Mayor and Council for consideration and possible action. (7:00 p.m., Town of Marana Council Chambers).
To convene Town of Marana residents, business owners, and other community partners from the greater Marana area to discuss recommendations for potential action to Town Council regarding multidisciplinary, town-wide issues in conjunction with the Town's objectives as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
To promote active citizen engagement from Marana residents in integral town functions and issues in an effective and sustainable manner that is consistent with the Mission Statement of the Marana Citizens' Forum.
Increase the number of informed and engaged citizens of the Town of Marana
Develop feasible action plans for recommendation to Council on important issues
Tie ideas and action plans to the Town’s Planning Documents (Strategic Plan, General Plan, Economic Development Strategic Plan, etc.)
Establish and maintain a positive feedback loop between the Forum and Town Council
To promote civic dialogue in order to implement community action plans from Forum recommendations
To provide Town staff with direction on various projects based on citizen input and engagement
Fall 2019 Delegates
Recent Recommendations to Council: Spring '19
*All meetings for any Session of the Marana Citizens' Forum are open to the public. Public may attend these meetings at their leisure, but are not permitted to interact or interfere with the process of collaboration of the Marana Citizens' Forum Delegates.