Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed legislation that contains a deal that cities and homebuilders struck that governs how impact fees are calculated, collected and used.Read More »
They couldn’t win in court, so they took the fight to the Legislature – and won.
The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and the Goldwater Institute, a litigious government watchdog group with a libertarian bent, were unable to convince the courts that impact fees Mesa charged to new home construction for cultural programs are illegal. Instead, lawmakers approved legislation that effectively curtails those fees.
Three of Phoenix's nine City Council members face recall efforts.Read More »
The state's longest-serving sitting court judge has been reappointed to the bench in Glendale.Read More »
Lake Havasu City officials are deciding where they should place a medical marijuana dispensary.Read More »
Medical marijuana shops will set up in Mesa but finding them may not be easy.Read More »
The Flagstaff City Council sent its staff back to the drawing board to craft a proposal to restrict where medical marijuana dispensaries could open in the city.Read More »
Numbers from the Arizona City/County Management Association put the average city manager’s salary statewide at around $113,356, slightly higher than the national mean for city managers of $106,408.Read More »
Whether after years of planning or by chance, public policy officials have come from throughout the state and country to manage Arizona’s cities and towns, driven by the desire to implement projects that produce tangible results.
And, despite deep budget cuts and foregone raises, those interviewed by Cronkite News Service say they find their jobs fulfilling.
Phoenix city officials say management restructuring will eliminate 60 city jobs.Read More »