The Glendale City Council will petition the Arizona Supreme Court to hear its appeal against a tribe that wants to build a casino near the city's sports and entertainment district.Read More »
As a volunteer police officer in this northwestern Arizona city, Harley Pettit saw young people get in trouble for everything from drugs and alcohol to vandalism. In a small community with not a lot to do, he said, the last thing young people need is another way to get into trouble.
He’s worried that’s exactly what medical marijuana will give them.
Late last year, the city of Mesa won a hard-fought court case over its use of impact fees to pay for cultural facilities, a use that homebuilders and others howled was an egregious abuse of the law allowing municipalities to impose a fee on new development so that growth pays for itself.Read More »
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 »