City to hire more service personnel, fewer managers
Prescott City Manager Michael Lamar says he is extending the “doing more with less” philosophy into the management level at the City of Prescott.
Black commends her staff for stopping a potential mass killing
Prescott Police Chief Debora Black evoked images of past mass-shootings around the country this week, when she commended local police officers and dispatchers for averting a similar tragedy in Prescott.
TAX HEIGHT? The cost of closing the pension gap
For about 47 cents a day – roughly the cost of a pack of gum, an apple, or a postage stamp – Prescott residents reportedly could close the gap in the city’s public-safety pensions.
Less money for library results in fewer users
Use at the Prescott Public Library is down; parks and recreation revenue is up; and the fire department is scheduled to be “whole” again this spring, thanks to a federal grant.
In one scenario, the Prescott City Council was advised to leave the “gaping wound” of the public-safety pension system up to the State Legislature to fix.
With its public-safety pension debt up recently by nearly $10 million, the City of Prescott continues its search for revenue sources to cover the unfunded liability.
Nearly $100,000 of federal grant money could go to a local homeless shelter effort, if the Prescott City Council agrees to amend its Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program this week.
City: Businesses need to register
As of Jan. 1, about 10,000 local businesses, rental owners, and service professionals faced a new requirement: To register as a business through the City of Prescott.
Vibrant tissue-paper collages, pretty vases with flowers, and precise black-and-white drawings: The art runs the gamut at the STEPS Art Education Program for Children exhibit at downtown Prescott’s ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery.
Along with the broad requirement for licenses for all businesses in the City of Prescott, two specific categories are facing another level of licensing and enforcement.