With its dirt surface and its neighborhood apple tree, Hope Street in the southwestern corner of town retains an aura of old-time Prescott.
A final decision is not expected until about March 2020, but the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors took several more steps this week toward a $70-million-or-so bond issue to pay for a new jail in Prescott.
For the second time in his seven years on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, District 4 Supervisor Craig Brown will be at the helm of the board. In a vote during their Wednesday, Dec. 4 meeting, the supervisors selected Brown to serve as chairman for the coming year.
Prescott’s newly appointed Water Issues Committee met Tuesday morning, Dec. 3 — a week after a failed attempt by new Prescott Councilwoman Cathey Rusing to get fellow Council Member Phil Goode on the key city committee.
The last time the Prescott City Council considered a Granite Dells development-related action, about 1,000 people turned out at City Hall for the meeting.
Two decades or more into Prescott’s push for a new airport terminal, the details all came together this week.
The $10 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant that the city was notified of last week is expected to get official city acceptance at a special Prescott City Council meeting today, Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Prescott’s upscale housing development tends to contribute to a lack of affordable housing, which leads to more cars on the road, which, in turn, heightens the need for public transit.