The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ahwatukee Foothills News, will host a candidates forum in preparation for the Aug. 27 Phoenix City Council election. District 6 City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and Independent Karlene Keogh Parks will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns from the community from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Ahwatukee at the Grace Inn, 10831 S. 51st St.

The purpose of the forum is to give candidates seeking to represent District 6 the opportunity to address a wide range of issues that affect our community’s sustainability and livability. The Ahwatukee community is encouraged to attend. Monday, July 29, is the last day to register to vote in the August 2013 city of Phoenix Council Election. 

Voter registration forms are available at most libraries and government facilities, including the lobby of Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., or at the City Clerk’s Office on the 15th floor. Registration forms also are available from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office at Also, you can register online at For questions about voter registration, contact the Maricopa County Elections Department at (602) 506-1511.

A Sample Ballot Pamphlet will be mailed starting this week to each residence address in the even-numbered districts where there is a registered voter unless a voter has requested to obtain the pamphlet electronically. The pamphlet will list the early voting locations and the dates and times each are available. The Sample Ballot Pamphlet also is available online at or from the City Clerk’s Office.

For more information about the Aug. 27 election, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (602) 261-VOTE (8683) or visit

Compiled by staff reports.

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