Gilbert Davidson, the new chief operating officer for Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration, still hasn’t decorated his office on the Ninth Floor, but he has already challenged state agencies to find ways to cut money from their budgets.Read More »
The City Council has approved a plan to begin phasing out an “emergency” 2-cents-per-dollar tax on food imposed in 2010 to help address a massive budget deficit.Read More »
After losing to Ben Quayle in a crowded congressional race in 2010, former Republican legislator Jim Waring bounced back to win a seat on the Phoenix City Council in 2011.Read More »
Phoenix leaders are beginning a national search to find a replacement for outgoing City Manager David Cavazos.Read More »
Although the city manager is being asked to end a policy that allows pension "spiking" by Phoenix police officers and firefighters, no changes are imminent because the city must honor its labor-contract obligations until next fiscal year.Read More »
The Phoenix City Council has decided to pursue efforts to end the city's $97.4 million agreement to assist CityNorth's development.Read More »
Ray Bladine wasn’t selected to be the chairman of the Independent Redistricting Commission, but he’ll still get to play a critical role in drawing up new political lines for the state – and now he’ll get paid for his work.Read More »
An independent panel of outside experts is being put together to review the Phoenix Police Department's disputed kidnapping statistics.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.