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Who is eyeing 3 seats on Scottsdale City Council in 2018?

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Joshua Bowling | The Republic Residents who want to jump into Scottsdale politics can vie for three open City Council seats in 2018. The council, on Sept. 12, is expected to call the election. Potential candidates can pick up paperwork from the City Clerk beginning Oct. 2. Council members Linda Milhaven, David Smith and Kathy Littlefield are nearing the final year of […]

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Surprise council will hear temporary sign beta test tonight

Posted by   /  September 6, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Local realtors have been vocal at every discussion of the long-term sign code. By Richard Smith | YourWestValley Surprise may approve a temporary fix to the uproar caused by its temporary sign policy. The City Council is expected to hear and vote tonight on a temporary sign policy dealing largely with small A-frame signs used […]

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District 3’s Williams resigns from Council

Posted by   /  August 15, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Surprise, AZ (August 15, 2017) District 3 Councilmember John Williams on Tuesday, submitted a letter of resignation from the City Council effectively immediately. Williams was first elected to the City Council in November 2007. He was re-elected last fall to begin a new […]

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Tucson City Council may trade water incentives for jobs

Posted by   /  August 7, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Tucson may soon be footing the tab for building water lines to new businesses that bring in high-paying jobs. Tuesday night, the City Council will consider a proposal that would be a sharp departure from the city’s traditional practice of having new development pay to build its water infrastructure. […]

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‘Hit piece’ flyer overshadows Prescott candidate forum

Posted by   /  July 29, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Cindy Barks | The Daily Courier For two hours Thursday evening, July 28, eight of the nine Prescott Mayor and City Council candidates responded to questions on hot-button issues such as Proposition 443, airport expansion, and job creation. All of that was overshadowed in the final moments of the candidate forum, however, when mayoral […]

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Prescott candidates: Economic development

Posted by   /  July 24, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Cindy Barks | The Daily Courier Editor’s note: This is one of the key issue questions posed to Prescott City Council and Mayor candidates recently by the Daily Courier. The candidates were asked to answer a number of questions in 75 words or less. Voters will choose from among the candidates in the Aug. […]

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Zone change on Casa Grande council agenda; issue was debated at P&Z

Posted by   /  July 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — The City Council is set to hear a zone change request Monday for a potential multifamily dwelling, discussing an issue that was rife with controversy last month. At the Planning and Zoning meeting in June, misconceptions swirled about what apartments and multifamily dwellings cost in […]

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Latinos gain, lose representation on West Valley

Posted by   /  December 21, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Laura Gomez | The Republic In 2014, Avondale had no Latinos on the City Council. Starting in 2017, the city will have four minority council members — three Latino and one African American. Tolleson, a city with 81 percent Latino population, recently swore in an all-Latino council. The city’s new mayor, Anna Tovar, is the first Latina to hold the […]

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Phoenix OKs incentives for downtown Fry’s grocery store, high-rise

Posted by   /  October 6, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Brenna Goth | The Republic A high-rise project including downtown Phoenix’s only grocery store will move forward with millions of dollars in city incentives, the City Council decided Wednesday. The roughly 300 apartments, 1,500 square feet of office space and urban Fry’s grocery store proposed by RED Development are slated for a parking lot […]

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New apartments, taller buildings at issue in Scottsdale election

Posted by   /  September 28, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale voters will have few choices this fall while electing a mayor and three City Council members, as the six candidates offer contrasting opinions on several hot-button issues. A small field of candidates — two for mayor and four for City Council — led Scottsdale to forgo a primary […]

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