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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]