According to Sedona Recycles Executive Director Jill McCutcheon, while most communities in the Verde Valley allocate funds to pay for recycling services, Cottonwood has been content to let the county subsidize much of its residents’ recycling needs.
In 2015, Sedona Recycles pulled its approximately two dozen bins at five different sites within Cottonwood city limits, ending a decade and a half of service. At that time, Sedona Recycles and the city of Cottonwood had no contractual agreement with one another. McCutcheon said at the time the organization could no longer afford to cover the cost of providing service.
A bill to legalize medical aid in dying died in the Arizona House of Representatives earlier this year. But Compassion and Choices Arizona is not going to give up.
“We will give it another shot next year,” the organization’s representative for Northern Arizona Leesa Stevens said at a meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters on Monday, March 20. Compassion and Choices is a national organization that has been dedicated to end-of-life care and choices for the past 30 years.
Medical aid in dying is legal in Montana, Washington, Oregon, Vermont, California and Colorado, as well as in the District of Columbia. Oregon was the first to enact a Death with Dignity Act in 1997.
As the city of Sedona is updating its 20-year-old sign code, a court ruling has forced the city to loosen restrictions in one important area of that code.
The Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, March 21, voted to support allowing off-premise signs for all residents and businesses except along ADOT rights-of-way, which extends 30 feet back from the roadway. However, the signs will have to adhere to quality standards as set by the city. And, the number of signs and how long each can be in place has yet to be determined.
The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a series of Public Comment Meetings regarding the settlement in the Arizona Public Service Company (APS) rate case.
Nighttime roadwork set for the next seven to eight months along State Route 89A has some businesses in the canyon worried that they may lose not only patrons but employees.
The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Transportation and U.S. Forest Service, is widening and rehabilitating approximately 8.4 miles of State Route 89A. Work begins at the Vista Point Overlook and continues north to the JW Powell Blvd. intersection.
Last year proved to be another busy one for the Sedona Fire District. And while the overall number of calls decreased slightly, the types of calls varied greatly.
The 2016 annual report — which is compiled each year by SFD Executive Assistant Tricia Greer — offers a glimpse into what the staff of the district does on a day-to-day basis.
The Sedona City Council gave its blessing for the Sedona Chamber of Commerce to proceed with the purchase of a vacant building on 401 Jordan Road.
Even though a formal vote was not taken on March 15, council was clear that the purchase of the building is a smart move with a wide array of possible uses in the future. But in the meantime, it can be used for additional free parking in the Uptown area.
The plans calls for the chamber to use product development funds — via bed tax revenue — and pay it off in the next three years. It would then be turned over to the city at that point or further down the road when it’s deemed appropriate.