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Prescott City Charter emphasizes ‘council-manager form of government’
Charter: ‘Council shall deal with the administrative service under the city manager solely’

Even as the Prescott City Charter refers to the mayor as the “chief executive” of the city, it also emphasizes that Prescott operates as a “council-manager form of government” and cautions against any member interfering with the duties of the manager.

By Cindy Barks February 13, 2024
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A citizen petition regarding the possible widening of Highway 89 through the Granite Dells, three legal issues in closed-door session and a contract amendment for the White Spar Trailhead project will be among the issues the Prescott City Council will deal with this week.

By Cindy Barks February 10, 2024
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After about seven years of compiling an annual strategic plan with the help of the city’s State Legislative lobbyist, the City of Prescott is embarking on a new planning process this year with a professional plan facilitator.

By Cindy Barks February 1, 2024
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With more than double the number of retirement-age residents than the state of Arizona in general, as well the entire United States, Prescott’s new housing units over the past several decades have skewed dramatically toward single-family detached homes on large lots.

By Cindy Barks January 31, 2024
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Prescott is applying for a one-time grant of up to $200,000 from the Arizona Department of Housing to develop a workforce housing plan.

By Jim Wright January 24, 2024
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Prescott council OKs contract to interview interim city manager candidates
Recreation Services Director Joe Baynes will remain in consideration

The Prescott City Council has decided to enlist the services of Interim Public Management to hire a temporary city manager through the company’s professional services.

By Jim Wright January 23, 2024
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City Council to update Prescott’s AED obligations Tuesday
Developer files $150M notice of claim with city

The City of Prescott’s ongoing obligations under its two-and-a-half-year-old development agreement with Arizona Eco Development will get a public review by the Prescott City Council this week – about three weeks after the developer filed a $150 million legal notice claiming city default on the pact.

By Cindy Barks January 20, 2024
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The City Council Subcommittee on Appointments is seeking applications from citizens who are interested in serving on several boards, committees and commissions.

January 20, 2024
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A multi-step process for a new Street Maintenance Division on Sundog Ranch Road got underway this week, when the Prescott City Council approved an engineering and design contract for more than a half-million dollars.

By Cindy Barks January 11, 2024