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  • NAIPTA Proposes New Transit Center

    NAIPTA Proposes New Transit Center

    As NAIPTA has increased transit routes, frequency, and has obtained 60 ft. buses for high-occupancy routes, they are at maximum capacity for their current downtown connection center. For a new connection center, NAIPTA wants to maintain a highly accessible downtown location that is compatible with existing and future land use. In the vision for a new […]
  • Scattered Affordable Housing Designs Approved

    Scattered Affordable Housing Designs Approved

    The design plans for the three Scattered Site Affordable Housing Project were approved by City Council. The affordable housing sites will be located at 1700 East Sixth Ave., 3050 N. West St., and 303 S. Lone Tree Rd. These three properties will add 80 new affordable housing units with 144 new bedrooms to the Flagstaff […]
  • Dan Folke Permanent Community Development Director

    Dan Folke Permanent Community Development Director

    Dan Folke, who has been working as Interim Community Development Director since July 2018 for the City, is now the permanent Community Development Director after a long competitive recruitment that attracted over 50 candidates throughout the country. Dan has been with the City since 2013, previously as Planning Director. In speaking with Dan Folke about his […]
  • Electric Bikes and Scooters Amendments Delayed

    Electric Bikes and Scooters Amendments Delayed

    City Staff provided the results of the community survey on electric bikes and scooters and made proposed amendments to the bicycle code to clarify ambiguities about these forms of transportation. These amendments were proposed for personal use, but also to provide regulations for any electric bike-sharing programs that might want to come to Flagstaff. The […]
  • Water Conservation Strategy Updates

    Water Conservation Strategy Updates

    The City’s Water Resources and Conservation staff presented on recent successes in Flagstaff’s goals to reduce water usage. The staff’s next steps are to do a cost-benefit analysis and scenario building to see which of the below actions should be prioritized to further the city’s water reduction goals. Some proposed new actions are: • Incentivize […]
  • Rethinking Waste in Flagstaff

    Rethinking Waste in Flagstaff

    The long-term goals of Rethink Waste Plan is to divert 90% of waste by 2050. The Rethink Waste Plan prioritizes waste reduction over recycling or other diversion methods like composting. Within the next two years, the Rethink Waste Plan will be introducing Volumetric pricing, or pay-as-you-throw, which will provide incentives for people to minimize waste, increase recycling, […]
  • NAU Starts a New Climate Action Plan

    NAU Starts a New Climate Action Plan

    NAU held a meeting on April 1st to discuss the goals of a new 2019 Climate Action Plan.  It was decided that a new Climate Action Plan was necessary: 1. To obtain buy-in from the community and administration and 2. To create clear accountability steps to make sure the goals of the Climate Action Plan […]
  • Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Update

    Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Update

    In connection with Earth Day, April typically sees a lot of community outreach for environmental sustainability initiatives. The Office of Sustainability presented updates to Council on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) last evening. Making this a community-shared plan is one of the stated goals of the CAAP. They will be holding a Climate […]
  • Council Upholds P&Z Veto of new Cell Tower on Eastside

    Council Upholds P&Z Veto of new Cell Tower on Eastside

    Pinnacle Consulting on behalf of Verizon Wireless requested a conditional use permit to construct a cell phone tower at 3500 N. 4th St., on the Trinity Church property. The Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to deny the conditional use permit. An appeal of the conditional use permit was on City Council’s agenda last evening. City […]
  • The Energy Code Needs Your Input!

    The Energy Code Needs Your Input!

    Flagstaff is looking to make amendments to the Energy Code, which currently is almost a decade behind the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) standards. Some proposed amendments include: 2018 IECC adoption: the 2018 codes include higher insulation values for foundations, walls, ceilings, roofs, and windows, as well as tests to correct any leaks and drafts in buildings. […]
  • City Council Meeting Report 2/12/19

    City Council Meeting Report 2/12/19

    City council gave a 6 month notice to revoke the license that staff signed with Desert Mountain Energy (DME), a mining company that they licensed to use city land to access State land for seismic testing. According to the City legal department the City is required by state law to provide access. So it is […]
  • Lands the mining company wants to access

    Lands the mining company wants to access

    This map of Red Gap Ranch from the Regional Plan shows that the State lands the mining company wants to access lie within the ranch, as only every other section of land within the ranch lands is owned by the city.  That means that a lot of the exploration, even if not on city lands, […]
  • Come to Council meeting 02/12/2019

    Come to Council meeting 02/12/2019

    City Council has placed an agenda item concerning City Staff’s agreement with a mining company to allow use of Red Gap Ranch for access to state land where they will be testing for mining feasibility. Those tests may occur on Red Gap Ranch Land as well. Please come to this meeting so staff and council […]
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Canadian Mining company to use Red Gap Ranch

    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Canadian Mining company to use Red Gap Ranch

    City staff, without the knowledge of the Mayor and Council members negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Canadian Mining company to use Red Gap Ranch, land we voted to purchase for a possible future water supply, as access from I40 to State lands it plans to test for possible Helium and Hyrdocarbon mining.  […]
  • F3 Transition Message

    F3 Transition Message

    Friends of Flagstaff’s Future is currently in a transition to reposition itself to better serve the needs of its members and the wider Flagstaff community in our new political climate. To do this more effectively, we will go without an Executive Director for the time being, while we reach out to our allies and constituents […]
  • Dawn steps down as Executive Director

    Dawn steps down as Executive Director

    Dear F3 Supporters and Friends, It has been my great pleasure to work for and with you this past year. I have learned and grown and met the most amazing people. The thing I am the most in awe of is the intelligent passion of this community. As many of you know, four years ago […]
  • What are the Candidates Top Three Priorities?

    What are the Candidates Top Three Priorities?

    In an ideal world, our City Council Candidates would be able to do it all, yesterday. But any job requires prioritiies– where will the Candidates focus their attention and energy? We asked the Candidates what their top 3 priorities will be if elected to City Council. See more results from the Candidate Survey at www.Flagstaffelection.com Coral […]
  • Climate Action Plan: Give your Feedback

    Climate Action Plan: Give your Feedback

    The City of Flagstaff is working with community members to create Flagstaff’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The plan will provide a roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing Flagstaff for a changing climate. They are now in the seventh month of the Plan development process, and have produced a preliminary draft of the […]
  • F3 Candidate Forum and Local Initiatives on August 30th

    F3 Candidate Forum and Local Initiatives on August 30th

    It’s an election year, which means that Friends of Flagstaff’s Future is excited to provide a Flagstaff City Council Candidate Forum.  We will be holding the Forum from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on August 30th at the Coconino Community College Lone Tree Campus (2800 S. Lone Tree Rd.). We will be utilizing the same format for the Forum that […]
  • Help F3 Keep our Open Spaces Beautiful this Friday evening!

    Help F3 Keep our Open Spaces Beautiful this Friday evening!

    Join United by Blue, Peace Surplus, the City of Flagstaff, Friends of Rio de Flag, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future, and Natural Restorations for their first ever joint waterway cleanup in Flagstaff, AZ! This cleanup is one of 20 that United by Blue is co-hosting nationwide this summer, from June-August, to establish community partnerships between their […]