Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SAVE THE PEAKS! July 29 IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARING

ABC 15: Battle over treated sewage on ski slopes could come to an end
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northern_az/flagstaff/battle-over-treated-sewage-on-ski-slopes-could-come-to-an-end
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Channel 12: Snowbowl Hearing
http://www.azcentral.com/video/180464978001

Fox 10: Debate Over Snowmaking at Flagstaff Resort Drags On
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/business/snowmaking-snowbowl-debate-7-20-2010


Judge to Snowbowl: Wait on Flag
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/state-and-regional/article_9be50e02-4d2f-511a-86a5-7e7fa9812f7f.html


Flagstaff Snowbowl water dispute back in court
http://tucsoncitizen.com/national-news/2010/07/20/flagstaff-snowbowl-water-dispute-back-in-court/



SAVE THE PEAKS! PUBLIC HEARING • TAKE ACTION!Join us on July 29th at 5PM at Sinagua High School!

On July 29th the Flagstaff City Water Commission will be holding a public hearing to determine

whether or not they will approve a contract to sell ground water to Arizona Snowbowl instead of
treated sewage effluent.

Please join us for this very important meeting.

Sinagua High School is located at 3950 East Butler Avenue Flagstaff, AZ.


We are also asking you to join us in contacting Flagstaff City Council members and Flagstaff Water
Commission members and urge them NOT to approve a new contract to sell Flagstaff's precious
drinking water for (but not limited to) the following reasons:


• Water is Life! Water is scarce in Northern Arizona and it should not be treated as a resource for recreation.

• Water for Flagstaff! Flagstaff's water is needed for its citizens not a private business located

outside of Flagstaff's City limits.

• Respect Indigenous Peoples ways of life! Indigenous Nations are opposed to snowmaking with
groundwater. The Hopi Tribe has historically and consistently been opposed to snowmaking

with any kind of water.

• The Snowbowl controversy has divided the Flagstaff community. City officials have the
opportunity to choose to do the right thing and begin to heal the wounds that they are in part
responsible for.


• The USDA is offering federal money to the tune of $11 million to help pay for this water. That
comes out of our pockets. Don't let them subsidize racism and disrespect.

For Flagstaff City Council contact information, please see below. Please contact them

immediately and show your dismay for the idea to use our precious drinking water to prop up a ski area
in a desert.

Updates will be available on www.truesnow.org

Flagstaff City Council & Water Commission Info:


All council members: council@flagstaffaz.gov
Mayor Sara Presler: spresler@flagstaffaz.gov
Vice Mayor Celia: cbarotz@flagstaffaz.gov

Art Babbott: ababbott@flagstaffaz.gov
Karla Brewster: kbrewster@flagstaffaz.gov
Coral Evans: cevans@flagstaffaz.gov

Scott Overton: soverton@flagstaffaz.gov
Al White: awhite@flagstaffaz.gov

To make an appointment with the Mayor or a Councilmember call (928) 779-7600


WATER COMMISSION
The Water Commission consists of nine Council-appointed citizens and a non-voting representative
from the Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission meets to review extensions of the water

and sewer collection systems, treatment and use of water furnished by the City, treatment and disposal
of the City’s sewage system effluent, stormwater management, and water/sewer rates.

Randy Pellatz, Utilities Director, rpellatz@ci.flagstaff.az.us , 779-7646, X7618

Malcolm Alter, Stormwater Mgr., malter@ci.flagstaff.az.us, 774-5281, X7388

More information: www.TrueSnow.org