Thorpe’s weak response to short-term rentals

On Wednesday (July 24), I attended a Sedona city hall meeting where Rep. Bob Thorpe (R-Flagstaff) answered questions from residents who feel devastated by the impacts of short-term house rentals. These rentals include everything from owner-occupants renting rooms to corporations that are buying up houses and building 6,000-foot “mini-hotels.” Most of those in the room […]

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Thanks to council for rezoning vote

I was elated to see that the city council voted to deny the request by Texas developers to rezone the old Jeld-Wen property on Butler Avenue to allow for yet another mega student housing project. The proposed project would have been completely out of our community character, and would have created many negative impacts. Additionally, […]

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Despedida de Arrowhead/ Chip Thomas Art Reveal

If you have driven on Blackbird Roost Rd. in the last few days, you might have noticed the image on the cover of this event. This is the first of a series of photographs taken by Chip Thomas. The images are of the families that once lived in Arrowhead Village, the mobile home park that […]

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City Council Moves on Affordable Housing

Led by the Democratic majority, the Flagstaff City Council moved forward with bi-partisan support to address the lack of affordable housing in Flagstaff.  Council designated three pieces of city-owned property totaling five acres for what could become 65 units of subsidized rental housing. Details in this Arizona Daily Sun article. Flagstaff has authorized the hiring […]

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