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Let’s unpack the debate of local control, it deserves scrutiny


For the most part, the proponents of “local control” for cities and counties hang their hat on the explanation that the superior government is always the one closer to the people. This argument it is rarely explored, explained, or expounded upon further than a convenient slogan meant to excuse government overreach and conflate the idea of federalism with granting more power to local government.

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Water decisions should return to city council where they belong


Water is the lifeblood of our communities. This natural resource nourishes every aspect of Arizona, from our people to our economy. As Governor Ducey has outlined, water requires a proactive and pragmatic approach with local consultation to ensure that each of the 22 water planning areas across Arizona are being effectively managed and protected.

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