After nearly three hours of discussion — an hour of which was from the public — the Sedona City Council voted to deny a request to build a parking lot adjacent to a local business on State Route 179.

Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, against a request from Son Silver West for a Major Community Plan Amendment.

Sedona wants to hear from you — again.

Residents are being asked to participate in an online community survey designed to provide insight into how the city government is serving residents, to gauge resident perceptions of the city, and to make comparisons with peer cities.

And the saga continues.

Near the end of September, Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton gave his ruling regarding an appeal by the owners of Son Silver West — finding in favor of the city of Sedona.

There’s plans to add another hotel in Sedona but this one has a bit of a twist. Developers of the proposed Marriott Residence Inn met with the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Oct. 12, for a work session.

No vote was taken and no date has been set for a public hearing, at which time the community can weigh in. The commission is expected to vote at that time.

In a way it was a case of he said, she said … he said, he said.

During the first and only debate, the two sides representing the Sedona Fire District’s proposed $17.9 million bond met in an open forum to discuss whether or not voters should approve the measure.

This is a mail in process with registered voters required to mail or drop off their ballots no later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

In the event of a major traffic accident, crime scene, severe weather or flooded street, the city of Sedona has been limited in its ability to notify citizens of the goings-on in a timely manner. 

That will now change. During the Tuesday, Oct. 10, Sedona City Council meeting a new public safety and communication system was discussed.

Housing density, hard cider, an apartment complex and a parking lot were once again the topics at hand being discussed by city officials. This time it was the Sedona City Council’s turn to discuss the four proposed Major Community Plan Amendments during its Oct. 11 meeting.

This meeting was for discussion only but council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at which time a vote is expected to be made. Public comments will be taken at that meeting.

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