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  • Summary: City Council Discussion of Reclaimed Water Rates and Tiered Rates for Non-Residential Customers

    Summary: City Council Discussion of Reclaimed Water Rates and Tiered Rates for Non-Residential Customers

    March 13, 2017 Note: Many thanks to the Flagstaff Water Group for providing this summary of water-related agenda items discussed at a Flagstaff City Council work session on February 28, 2017. During their 2-28-17 Work Session, the Flagstaff City Council addressed the three water topics described below. Reclaimed Water Rates Reclaimed water rates were left as unfinished […]
  • Council Takes First Step to Amending Prop 414

    Council Takes First Step to Amending Prop 414

    March 8, 2017 On Tuesday, March 7, the City Council voted (6-1) to approve an amendment to Proposition 414. This amendment will prevent the $2/hour wage hike slated for this July 1 that was created by the combined passage of state Proposition 206 and local Proposition 414. You can read the full text of the […]
  • Proposed Zoning Code Amendment Could Threaten Historic Neighborhoods

    Proposed Zoning Code Amendment Could Threaten Historic Neighborhoods

    March 6, 2017 On Wednesday, March 8, the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider several proposed amendments to the zoning code. One of these amendments is regarding reduced setback requirements in the “Community Commercial” zone. This change is concerning because it could incentivize commercial development within our historic neighborhoods. While commercial development is not negative […]
  • Support “Ban the Box” – Fair Chances for Workers with Records

    Support “Ban the Box” – Fair Chances for Workers with Records

    At tonight’s work session (2/28/17), the City Council will discuss the the possibility of participating in the “Ban the Box” efforts taking place around the country. These efforts provide a fair chance to workers with criminal records by removing the box on employment applications that requires applicants to disclose that they have been convicted of […]
  • Join F3’s Social Justice Committee!

    Join F3’s Social Justice Committee!

    The F3 Social Justice Committee was formed in response to the November 2016 election. We are engaging community members in addressing social justice and environmental issues at the local level. The committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. Everyone is welcome! We hope to meet consistently at Epiphany Episcopal Church, but location may vary. […]
  • Council to Decide on Special Election & Discuss Other Options on Minimum Wage

    Council to Decide on Special Election & Discuss Other Options on Minimum Wage

    February 13, 2017 On February 14 at 6 pm, the City Council will consider two options related to the implementation of Proposition 414. The first option is to choose to hold a special election on May 16, 2017 for voters to weigh in on the Sustainable Wages Act, the proposal by Elevate Flagstaff to amend […]
  • AZ Bill Seeks to Eliminate State Parks Board

    AZ Bill Seeks to Eliminate State Parks Board

    January 31, 2017 A bill has been introduced in the Arizona House of Representatives that would eliminate the Arizona State Parks Board. This board provides citizen oversight to state parks; without it, all of the Board’s authority will be transferred to the State Parks Director, who works at the pleasure of the governor. We do […]
  • F3 Supports City Council Resolution to Oppose DAPL

    F3 Supports City Council Resolution to Oppose DAPL

    On Tuesday, 1/31 at 6:00 pm, the Flagstaff City Council will discuss whether to approve a resolution opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Our previous City Council did not support a discussion of this item; however, the new council voted on December 20 to move it forward for discussion. You can review this agenda item […]
  • Council Discussion of Minimum Wage Initiatives this Tuesday, 1/17/17

    Council Discussion of Minimum Wage Initiatives this Tuesday, 1/17/17

    January 16, 2017 Summary: Tomorrow (Tuesday, 1/17/17), the City Council will discuss the minimum wage increases approved by voters in the November 2016 election. The discussion will most likely focus on possible amendments to Proposition 414. One proposed amendment, put forth by Elevate Flagstaff, would remove all the important provisions of Prop 414 and would […]
  • Transect Zoning Discussion at City Council Tonight (Tues, 1/10/17)

    Transect Zoning Discussion at City Council Tonight (Tues, 1/10/17)

    January 10, 2017 Action Item: Let the City Council know that you support revisions to the transect code that will create development that is more compatible with our community values (see our suggestions below if you’d like to cite something specific). Write to the council before the meeting tonight, or attend the meeting ( 6 pm […]
  • Position Statement:  F3 Opposes the “Sustainable Wages Act,” an Attempted Amendment to Proposition 414

    Position Statement: F3 Opposes the “Sustainable Wages Act,” an Attempted Amendment to Proposition 414

    January 4, 2017 Updated: February 6, 2017 Summary: Friends of Flagstaff’s Future continues to support Proposition 414, which was approved by 54% of voters in November and will gradually raise Flagstaff’s minimum wage to $15/hour in 2021. F3 does not support the current initiative effort to amend Prop 414, known as the “Sustainable Wages Act” […]
  • City Commission Openings – Water, Planning & Zoning

    City Commission Openings – Water, Planning & Zoning

    City commissions review issues and make recommendations to the City Council. They are an important component of local governance, and the City of Flagstaff currently has openings on the Water Commission and the Planning & Zoning Commission. If you have interest or expertise in these fields, please consider applying to be on one of these […]
  • Five Things You Should Know About Historic Preservation in Flagstaff (and Arizona)

    Five Things You Should Know About Historic Preservation in Flagstaff (and Arizona)

    You may have noticed that a historic home on the southeast corner of Dale and Beaver was recently demolished. Miramonte Homes, the owner of the property, has plans to build a three-story apartment complex on this site. It is a shame to have lost yet another historic building in Flagstaff, but the truth is, there […]
  • Join Our Zoning Code Working Group!

    Join Our Zoning Code Working Group!

    The City of Flagstaff has hired Brian Kulina, former planning Planning Development Manager, as the new Zoning Code Manager. Brian will be charged with making revisions to the zoning code. This is where citizen input is essential, and with that in mind, F3 is organizing a zoning code working group. This group will meet to […]
  • Get Out the Vote Events! Sponsored by Northern Arizona Interfaith Council

    Get Out the Vote Events! Sponsored by Northern Arizona Interfaith Council

    Election day is less than a week away! Here are two great opportunities to help get out the vote in Flagstaff. Many thanks to the Northern Arizona Interfaith Council for organizing these events: Nov. 5, 2-4:30 pm     Get Out The Vote Neighborhood Walk starting at Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry (319 S San Francisco St.) […]
  • Council to Continue Discussion on Paying for Lone Tree Traffic Interchange

    Council to Continue Discussion on Paying for Lone Tree Traffic Interchange

    On Tuesday (10/24) the City Council will continue a discussion about whether developers should continue to pay their proportionate share for the proposed Lone Tree Traffic Interchange (TI). The Lone Tree Traffic Interchange would create an interchange at Lone Tree and Interstate 40, and according to the staff report for this meeting, is found in […]
  • Support Open Space at Ft. Tuthill on Wednesday, 10/19!

    Support Open Space at Ft. Tuthill on Wednesday, 10/19!

    The 219-acre parcel of state trust land that lies adjacent to Fort Tuthill County Park will be auctioned off this Wednesday, October 19 at 11:00 am at the Coconino County Courthouse steps. The County intends to bid on the land in order to acquire it with funds programmed for use from the 2002 voter-approved Community […]
  • Timber Sky Passes Planning & Zoning Commission with Plans for 100 Affordably-Priced Units

    Timber Sky Passes Planning & Zoning Commission with Plans for 100 Affordably-Priced Units

    Last week, the Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved Timber Sky developer Vintage Partners’ requests for an annexation and a rezoning, meaning the next steps for this proposed subdivision will be approval by the City Council. Timber Sky would be located at West Route 66 and Woody Mountain Road and has planned 1,300 residential units, […]
  • Welcome Emily Melhorn to the Board of Directors!

    Welcome Emily Melhorn to the Board of Directors!

    We are pleased to welcome Emily Melhorn to the F3 Board of Directors! Here’s a little more about Emily. Where are you from and what brought you to Flagstaff? I’m originally from Gettysburg, but have lived most of my adult life in the Western States. After spending several seasons moving around with the NPS, I […]
  • Support a Discussion of Transect Zoning at Council (9/20/16)

    Support a Discussion of Transect Zoning at Council (9/20/16)

    At this week’s council meeting (9/20) Council Member Evans has requested that a discussion of transect zones be placed on a future agenda. Transect zoning has been the source of much controversy related to The Hub student housing development, and F3 believes this discussion is much-needed. We hope this will be a starting point for making […]