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City staff: Retirement options weighed | Local News

The City Council asked staff to provide a more detailed and balanced presentation before discussing the possibility of enrolling in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Deputy CEO/Director of Administration Dave Trimble provided an overview of the board’s program during his retirement late last month. Trimble said that based on …

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Glens Falls Appoints New Director of Community Development | Local

GLENS FALLS — Some new faces have found themselves in City Hall, while a familiar takes over a familiar role in the mayor’s office. Pat Dowd, former director of communications for the Lake George Association, has been named the town’s director of community development. “I have experience writing and managing …

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Conservative approach has kept city finances stable | Local News

The first six months of the current fiscal year reflect a rather positive financial situation for the City, according to Chief Financial Officer David Pock. Reporting to the city council at its annual planning retreat on Feb. 22, Pock said nearly all revenue categories are ahead of budget projections for …

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Phoenix turns a dangerous park into a community treasure

After years as a crime-riddled park, the community has come together to transform John F. & Mary P. Long Homestead Park into a community treasure. Councilwoman Betty Guardado, Dist. 5, spoke at the Tree Planting and WalkPHX event designed to reactivate and revitalize John F. & Mary P. Long Homestead …

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Here’s why we can expect warmer, drier weather in Arizona

John Loleit has kept a watchful eye on the towering saguaros and well-worn trails of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for 22 years. Loleit, Scottsdale’s natural resources coordinator, travels almost daily into the wilderness of the 47-square-mile park in all weathers, repairing fences, leading hikes, and training park staff and volunteers. …

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Rimrock Mall owners avoid bankruptcy with new management change | Local News

Rimrock Mall is under new management after Starwood Capital, the mall’s former owner, reached an agreement with its bank to transfer ownership and avoid foreclosure. Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Trust held Starwood’s $72.7 million loan when the pair reached an agreement last fall, according to a report in Direct Commercial …

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community remembers Lord in ceremony | News

Hundreds of people gathered at the Goodyear Civic Square on January 21 for the celebration of Georgia Lord’s life to say a final goodbye and share fond memories of the mayor. Participants wore yellow ribbons, in honor of Lord’s favorite color. Speakers included the Lord family, Governor Doug Ducey, Goodyear …

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LaDonna Page appointed to Kelso City Council | Government and politics

Kelso City Council nominated LaDonna Page, an ambitious political novice, to a vacant council seat Tuesday night. Council voted 4-2 to select Page to fill the vacant seat formerly held by Mayor Nancy Malone at the regular council meeting. Keenan Harvey and Lisa Alexander were the two board members who …

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“Central Point has lost a great man” – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Bruce and Marilyn Dingler have been married for 66 years. Courtesy picture Dr. Bruce M. Dingler died on January 24 CENTRAL POINT — The town’s beloved dentist, community volunteer, and favorite tennis and golf buddy for many a local over the years, Bruce M. Dingler passed away on Monday, January …

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Gilbert Town Council Approves Agreements for Emergency Ambulance Service

Gilbert City Council approved agreements for a rescue ambulance service at its Jan. 25 meeting. (Screenshot from YouTube) Gilbert City Council approved three emergency ambulance service agreements at the January 25 council meeting. Agreements with the Superstition Fire and Medical Department, the City of Queen Creek, and private provider American …

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Zoom Town Hall Meeting to Stop State Takeover of Oakland Schools

By Ken Epstein A new poll of Oakland voters, conducted by a professional polling firm, indicates that Oakland voters are refusing to spend taxpayer dollars to build a new Stadium A’s, a retail and condominium project in Port of Oakland Howard Terminal. Additionally, nearly two-thirds of voters say they would …

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The Goodyear community comes together to remember Mayor Georgia Lord

Goodyear said goodbye to Mayor Georgia Lord in the park she helped bring to life. Residents and leaders from across the Phoenix area gathered Friday for the Celebration of the Life of the Lord at Goodyear’s Civic Square Park. Among them were her neighbors Maureen and Hess Lenstra. The Lenstras …

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A billion dollar project to transform the south shore of Tempe Town Lake

Developer proposes to transform long vacant waterfront property in Tempe Town Lake into a $ 1.8 billion ‘resort-inspired’ community with apartments, shops, restaurants and a jetty that s ‘advance in the water. The project, known as the South Pier at Tempe Town Lake, is planned on Vista Del Lago Drive …

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Mayor Goode’s Speech on the City Letter

First of all, I wish all of our readers a Happy New Year. With the return of our traditional holiday events and gatherings, Prescott is Arizona’s Christmas town once again. As we look into the New Year and my first full year in office, City Council has many priorities. I …

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Top Stories, ’21: Parker Town Hall Embezzlement Investigation | News

An ongoing investigation into allegations of embezzlement at Parker’s town hall led to the dismissal of an employee and the administrative leave of General Manager Lori Wedemeyer after the execution of search warrants at her home and at the town hall. It began on September 23, when a city employee …

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Technology brings accountability and transparency to government work

Based on first-hand experience, I have found that the private sector is adopting technology faster than government. The private sector is inherently motivated to be efficient, save money and enable positive customer experiences. When I started working in a city government in 2007, I was shocked to find that no …

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Judge rejects trial contesting Gilbert Bond election

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jay Adleman ruled for the town of Gilbert in Jim Torgeson’s lawsuit challenging the $ 515 million in city streets, transportation and infrastructure. (Courtesy of Adobe Stock) The town of Gilbert may move forward with the sale of bonds aimed at improving the town’s infrastructure …

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Zoning and development dominate Colorado city council meeting – St George News

Colorado City Manager Vance Barlow answers questions about developers being required to pay for certain infrastructure, advocating consistency in application, Colorado City, Arizona, December 13, 2021 | Photo by Sarah Torribio, St. George News CITY OF COLORADO, ARIZ. –The Colorado City Council meeting held on Monday included an important discussion …

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Scottsdale City Council To Call For More Feedback On Old Town Plan | City News

SCottsdale City Council members agree more public comment is needed on the Old Town Character Zone plan, but not much else in relation to the contentious document to determine what should look like downtown. Thus, the city will publish an online questionnaire on its website in January and February. “We …

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Rev. Nabors: The community must provide “alternative roads, not dead ends”

Reverend Michael Nabors, president of the local branch of the NAACP, hosts the “Stop the Violence” rally on December 1. (Photo of the round table) Gathered around the corner where gunshots claimed the life of one teenager and injured four others, community leaders on December 1 denounced gun violence and …

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City Disputes Man Could Not Breathe During Fatal Arrest Attempt | National government and new policies

FILE – Mussallina Muhaymin, who filed a complaint against police officers in Phoenix over the 2017 death of her brother, Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin, as officers attempted to arrest him outside a community center, poses for a portrait on June 5 2020 in Phoenix. Phoenix City Council approved a $ 5 …

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Five siblings hope for community support after losing both parents | Arizona News – Oakland News Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNzV3ygfmXU Oakland News Now – Five siblings hope for community support after losing both parents – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. Five siblings unexpectedly lost …

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Panel maker calls for Gilbert Bonds election to be overturned in lawsuit

Jim Torgeson, who owns a Mesa sign manufacturing business, filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court, naming the town of Gilbert and each member of city council as their council members. (Courtesy of Brian Jackson / Adobe Stock) A Gilbert resident and critic of the city’s $ 515 million …

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Benson Man Chosen As Arizona House Replacement | National government and new policies

PHOENIX (AP) – The Cochise County Supervisory Board has chosen a replacement for a Republican lawmaker who resigned last month. On Friday, the board chose Republican Lupe Diaz to replace Rep. Becky Nutt from three candidates they interviewed for the job. Diaz was born and raised in Bisbee and is …

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Parker Town Manager’s lawyer gives insight into case that led to Chief’s administrative leave | Local News

PARKER – A letter from Parker Town Manager lawyer Lori Wedemeyer helps shed light on the embezzlement case that resulted in her being placed on administrative leave and a dozen warrants to be issued by investigators. Attorney Ashley D. Adams said the Yuma Sheriff’s Department did not have sufficient probable …

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Winfield Praises OV Improvements Despite Pandemic At State of the Town | Oro Valley

Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield highlighted the many city improvements made over the past year during the 20th Annual State of the City Address at the El Conquistador Tucson Hilton Resort on Thursday, October 28. Winfield stood in front of more than 650 attendees to express his gratitude to city …

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Hopkinton City Council Appoints Endawnis Spears to Chariho School Committee | Richmond and Hopkinton

HOPKINTON – Members of Hopkinton City Council have appointed endawnis Spears, a 38-year-old mother of four and member of the Narragansett Indian tribe, to fill a committee seat vacated when Reverend David Stall resigned in late September. . Council members voted 3-2 on Monday night to nominate Spears, a Democrat, …

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City seeks to limit new water meters outside its limits | City News

Cave Creek city council is expected to discuss limiting new water meters outside of its limits at a meeting in November. City staff presented proposals for updating the 2017 water policy at the September 20 council meeting. The revisions are intended to help ensure the long-term sustainability of water supplies …

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A dozen warrants have been served in a case of embezzlement of the town hall | New

A spokesperson for the agency investigating allegations of embezzlement at Parker’s town hall said a total of 12 warrants had been issued in the case since the end of September. Tania Pavlak of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said seven of the warrants issued since September 27 were for bank …

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Letter to the editor: Walorz-Killeffer pleads in favor of the city council

BRAINTREE, MA – The following is a letter to the editor of District 1 City Council candidate Jodi Walorz-Killeffer. All opinions expressed are his. I am Jodi Walorz-Killeffer, candidate for the municipal council of the first district. It is with a SENSE OF PURPOSE and RESPONSIBILITY that I seek to …

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Guadalupe COVID-19 Community Response Team Receives University and City Honors

October 26, 2021 An Arizona State University epidemiologist and her team have earned academic and municipal accolades for their work helping the city of Guadalupe respond to COVID-19. The Guadalupe COVID-19 Community Response Team, formed in June 2020, brings together faculty, staff, students and ASU community partners to reduce the …

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As mayor, Omar strengthens the amendment on public security and explodes the budget deadlock

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar told voters at a town hall on Saturday that the increase in gun violence and carjacking in Minneapolis can be blamed on police who “chose not to fulfill their oath and ensure the public security it owes to citizens “. The MP spoke to a mostly …

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City council puts director general on paid leave | New

Parker Town manager Lori Wedemeyer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending ongoing investigations by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and Arizona Auditor General’s Office. City council put Wedemeyer on leave in a special meeting and executive session on Friday, October 22. In a statement, council said City Clerk …

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Meet the Candidates for Clarkdale Town Manager | Sedona.Biz

The community invited to the open house on Wednesday April 17 Clarkdale AZ (April 11, 2019) – Clarkdale City Council invites the community to an open house where participants can meet the finalists for the position of CEO. The open house will take place on Wednesday April 17 from 6 …

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Meet the Candidates for Clarkdale Town Manager – Sedona.Biz

The community invited to the open house on Wednesday April 17 Clarkdale AZ (April 11, 2019) – Clarkdale City Council invites the community to an open house where participants can meet the finalists for the position of CEO. The open house will take place on Wednesday April 17 from 6 …

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