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Important Election at the Uptown Planners

Uptown Planners is the city-recognized community-planning advisory board for the neighborhoods of Bankers Hill/Park West, Middletown, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, and University Heights (west of Park Boulevard).   They advise the city on various projects around the Bankers Hill Neighborhood.  If you care about our neighborhood, from development, crosswalks, parking, and parks – you want the right people from Bankers Hill voted in.

One of our neighbors – Dana Hook – is running for election.  Please come by and cast your vote.  Show the city and the Planners that you care what happens in Bankers Hill.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Seven seats will be filled at the election on March 3, 2015 for terms of four years, which will beginning April 7, 2015.

Qualifications to be Candidate: To be qualified to run for Uptown Planners
a candidate must: (1.) be a resident, property owner, or business owner,
operator, or designee, within the Uptown Community Planning area; (2.)
and have attended three meetings of board of Uptown Planners within the
prior 12 months prior to the meeting on March 3, 2015, (3.) and have a
membership application on file with the Secretary. All applications to be
candidates must be submitted no later than February 28, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
Who May Vote on March 3: To vote an individual must present
identification proving residency, property ownership, or business
ownership in Uptown: Identification can be in the form of a driver’s license,
utility bill, tax bill, business license, or rent receipt – any document that has
the individual’s name and street address. Photocopies of documents are
When to Vote: Ballots will be handed to eligible voters, upon presentation
of proper identification, once the March 3 meeting is called to order at or
shortly after 6:00 p.m. As a courtesy, it is suggested that before
completing the ballot, voters first listen to the three minutes statements
each candidate will make regarding their qualifications and reasons they
would like to serve, or continue to serve, on the Board.

Election Ballots: The names of all the announced candidates will be listed
on the ballot. A voter may vote for up to seven candidates. A vote for a
candidate is made by circling their name on the ballot. If more than seven
names are circled, the ballot will be ruled invalid.

Close of Voting: Once the candidates have made their statements, and all
the qualified voters who are present in the room have had the opportunity
to vote, the election will be closed. The election committee will then count
the ballots at a table in the back of the room. All individuals present in the
room will be able to observe, but no one is permitted to participate and
interfere with the work of the election committee.

Announcement of Results: After counting the ballots, the election committee will seal the counted ballots in a plastic bag, and present them to the full board. They will be placed on the table in full public view, should
further review become necessary it will be done under the supervision of
the Board. At an appropriate time during the meeting, the results will be read by the
chair. The seven candidates who receive the most votes will be elected.