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Let's have weekend evening food-truck events at local libraries.  These could become a gathering place for the community, a place to interact and create connections while generating income for the city.  Portland (shown in the image) does this and the sense of community is almost palpable when people from all walks of life and different neighborhoods for once interact and get to know each other.  In addition, one might expect use of the library to increase as a side-benefit, though this would be held after the libraries are closed.

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Marie A Panzera about 5 years ago

It is worth considering this idea, however, I kind of liked the community fair at Civic Center which long ago became untenable with the cost of admission.

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Marie A Panzera about 5 years ago

This is wonderful, long overdue and can we site other than the subjects that concern our citizenry? Like city services which do not always do their job

Like trash out on the walk or front yard for more than 9 days  When Pickups and inspectors are there when it does not matter ? I for one am tired of calling the City.  I never had to before.

 

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Daniel Albers about 5 years ago

Evening food-truck events at the libraries would be a great opportunity to bring people in the community together... possibly it would provide an opportunity for the library to have an open house. It could also provide the community to connect with the many great organizations that Scottsdale has.

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Jay Blank about 5 years ago

Do not torget to invite the Ice Cream Trucks!

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Cecilia Blank almost 5 years ago

As a "frugal foodie", I often read of trucks in and around Phoenix, but most of them are rather distant and inconvenient. This would be a terrific idea. What about rotating them around each library branch once each week or 2 at a set time?

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Andrea Forman almost 5 years ago

Love it.

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Jeff Simpson almost 5 years ago

Cecilia, yes, rotating is the idea - a cycle of 4 or 5 libraries that WANT this would be great.  I'd love to see this at the Appaloosa branch.  I bet this event would be popular once it became known.   If not, then move to other locations. 

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Kelly Corsette City Staff, Communications & Public Affairs Director admin over 4 years ago

While we haven't gathered food trucks at Scottsdale libraries, there is a now a regular food truck event in downtown Scottsdale.

You can find "The Food Truck Caravan" every Saturday night on the Northwest corner of 5th and Goldwater in Old Town Scottsdale.

http://www.foodtruckcaravan.com/

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Jeff Simpson over 4 years ago

Kelly, thank you. Yes, I see the downtown Saturday food trucks - a good start. However, my idea is to build >local community< identity by having the same thing in neighborhoods rather than just downtown. Perhaps the first Friday could be at Appaloosa, next at Arabian, next Mustang. This way we get to know the folks in our area and build networks, making a stronger community. C'mon, we can do this. I bet the food truck folks would love it!

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Kelly Corsette City Staff, Communications & Public Affairs Director admin about 4 years ago

Jeff - thank you for that additional info. It's certainly worth looking at further, and I'll get it to the right folks here to see what we can do.

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Jeff Simpson about 4 years ago

Kelly,

Thank you.

Jeff

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Mark White over 3 years ago

What a great ideal! You have my support.

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