By Adrian Skabelund | AZ Daily Sun
With the election just over two weeks away, six candidates are competing for three open seats on the Flagstaff City Council.
Out of this year’s crop of candidates, only one is an incumbent. But if elected, all of them will be helping to guide a city that has found itself in a very different situation than it was in just a few months ago.
Between the election and when candidates declared their intention to run for office, the City of Flagstaff has seen popular protests demand changes to police funding, and a pandemic and economic downturn that has not only diminished many of the organization’s revenue streams but has left many local businesses and residents struggling.