Chairman Elias Wants to Save Golden Pin Lanes!!

Members of the Core Team met with Chairman Elias yesterday morning. The following is an excerpt of a follow-up email to Chairman Elias, and members of the community including County Supervisors and Administrator, and Mayor and Council:

1. There appears to be a desire to Save Golden Pin Lanes by electeds, as evidenced by the meetings that have been held and are scheduled over the next two weeks, including meetings with yourself, Supervisor Bronson, Councilman Durham, Mr. Huckelberry, and City Parks and Rec Director Davis

2. A decision must be made this month in order for Golden Pin Lanes league bowlers to re-commit to the Bowl.

3. My understanding is that your concern is to have a County owned facility in the Miracle Mile area to provide service to nearby residents who may be dependent on public transportation, specifically the women in need of support services. This is honorable, respectful, and makes sense. It would also be honorable, respectful, and make sense to continue to improve transportation services to keep open Golden Pin Lanes, which provides temporary respite for individuals, including women, walking along Miracle Mile during the heat of the day, and which also provides quality, affordable entertainment for people with lower incomes, and which also provides jobs for members of our community.

4. My understanding is that the City owns the land behind the Westside substation. It has been suggested that the City and County trade parcels (Golden Pin Lanes for the parcel behind the Westside substation). This would make sense, and could follow the model of the Eastside substation and library facilities, while integrating the other facilities that are outlined for the Golden Pin Lanes parcel. I have also contacted Mayor Rothschild regarding the City operating Golden Pin Lanes under the City Parks and Rec program.

5. The Press release is attached for reference.

1. Is the County open to a land trade of equal value with the City (specifically to trade Golden Pin Lanes for a City owned parcel in the desired location)?

2. Would you support this trade?

3. If this trade is supported and approved, can bowlers be informed, so they can sign up for 2019 leagues?

1. Saving Golden Pin Lanes is important and significant to members of the Core Team and members of the community. We have submitted over 1000 signatures on paper petitions, and have approximately 400 online signatures.

2. The inability to move this process along more quickly was due to uncertainty of who to contact to move the process along.

3. The lack of attendance at all Calls to the Audience is not due to disinterest in Saving Golden Pin Lanes, but for many reasons, including work schedule conflicts.

Felicia Chew
Save Golden Pin Lanes
Resident, Pima County, District 3

The press release

For immediate release:

Contact: Felicia Chew


Call/Text: 520.909.3888



The public is invited to the following Meetings and Sessions to provide input regarding the decision by Pima County to close Golden Pin Lanes.

December 3, 2018. 10am Meet with Chairman Elias.  1st floor of the administration building. 120 W Congress Street.

December 4, 2018. 10am. Call to the Audience at Pima County Supervisors Meeting. 120 W Congress Street.

December 4, 2018. 5:30pm. Call to the Audience at Mayor and Council Meeting.  255 W. Alameda.

December 7, 2018. 6:30-8:30pm.  First Fridays with Felicia Bowling FUNdraiser at Golden Pin Lanes.  $10 for 2 hours of bowling, includes shoes and raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets available for purchase.  Sponsor a bowler! (Save Golden Pin Lanes –– and First Fridays with Felicia – are a part of Felicia Chew Community Projects.  For more info on Projects, visit 1010 W Miracle Mile Road.

December 17, 2018.  9am. Meet with City of Tucson Parks and Rec Director Brent Dennis at the Parks and Rec Conference Room. Randolph Way.

December 18, 2018. 10am. Call to the Audience at Pima County Supervisors Meeting.  120 W Congress Street.

December 18, 2018. 5:30pm Call to the Audience at Mayor and Council Meeting.  255 W Alameda.


Unfortunately, I am not at the discussion session, as I am doing presentations this morning.
The meeting should be in session now.  Some of the members of our Core Team are there.  Look for Kathene (Kathy) Morrow and Rosemary Bolza.
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I texted Rosemary.  Kathy is set to do most of the talking, and I don’t want to disturb her.  I am attaching a photo of all of us 🙂
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Oops!  Here is the photo of our Core Team… (L-R)  me, Rosemary Bolza, Kathene (Kathy) Morrow, Hanson Fotherby… at last month’s “First Fridays with Felicia” at Golden Pin Lanes (which is this Friday, if you want to attend a FUNdraiser to help end systemic domestic violence).

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I heard Hanson did the interview!  Thanks so much for coming out to talk with the group!  Are you able to provide me with a link to the report, and if/when the report will air?
Thank you,
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