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In an otherwise gloomy budget year, the City of Prescott is dealing with at least one positive element: Its annual required payment to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) is going down, not up.

By Cindy Barks May 27, 2020
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For much of the early summer, the 2,250 to 2,500 drivers who use Prescott’s Smoke Tree Lane each day will be dealing with street closures and detours.

By Cindy Barks May 26, 2020
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Within 10 days of applying for a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan in April, the Prescott Brewing Company received a payment of just over $400,000.

By Cindy Barks May 26, 2020
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All sides endorse proposal for AED’s Granite Dells project in Prescott, after two years of debate
Letter of intent outlines preservation of 475 acres of key Point of Rocks-area land

None of the sides got everything they wanted, but each of the three parties in the Granite Dells development negotiations apparently got enough to move the process forward.

By Cindy Barks May 23, 2020
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In its first public-attendance meeting since the start of the COVID-19 shutdown, the Prescott City Council will consider a change in its pension policy, as well as two large paving contracts.

By Cindy Barks May 23, 2020
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In normal economic times, the City of Prescott would be gearing up this month for the $6.1 million reconstruction of downtown-area streets, Penn Avenue and Eastwood Drive.

By Cindy Barks May 21, 2020
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Even though sales tax revenue is expected to be down by millions of dollars because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Prescott will not be raising its property tax in the coming fiscal year.

By Cindy Barks May 20, 2020
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No raises, vehicle purchases recommended for Prescott’s coming fiscal year
Uncertainty over revenues causes significant adjustments to 2020-2021 city budget

From employee raises to street projects, COVID-19 is taking its toll on the City of Prescott’s upcoming fiscal-year budget.

By Cindy Barks May 19, 2020
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Prescott Council to review 2020-2021 budget on Tuesday
COVID-19 shutdown causes uncertainty for upcoming

Contingencies and deferred projects will be typical of the proposed 2020-2021 budget that the Prescott City Council will consider this week, says the city’s budget and finance director.

By Cindy Barks May 16, 2020
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Prescott/Prescott Valley public transit could start with a phased approach
Demand-response is likely first step for CARES Act-funded system

When and if Prescott and Prescott Valley move ahead with a public transit system funded by the CARES Act, it likely will be on a smaller scale than originally contemplated.

By Cindy Barks May 16, 2020

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