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After watching and reading about the state treasurer’s debate I thought to myself that with ex-Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman’s line of “bull” he should be selling used cars. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/08/treasurer-candidates-get-loud-debate/12393627/.
Spades of gold symbolically speared earth in Chandler on June 18 at the groundbreaking ceremony at Ocotillo for the first Village Health Club and Spa in the East Valley.
The city of Phoenix has recognized the first 33 FitPHX Business Award winners for completing training on strategies for helping their employees lead healthier lives. The businesses were the first participants in FitPHX’s partnership with the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program, a public health initiative of the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Arizona Small Business Association.
While the average citizen struggles to save for retirement, some “public servants” will be making millions from “public service.” Fifty individuals walked away with a cash payout of hundreds of thousands of dollars, got a second retirement plan, and then started making over $100,000 in yearly pensions. What do you get?
The lines have been clearly drawn for those in favor of the Phoenix Pension Initiative, who would like to see the city create a more sustainable pension system, and those against it, who say a dramatic change would cost taxpayers millions to carry out.
The Phoenix Police Department is making some changes to the way services are delivered to the public and it could affect the number of officers patrolling Ahwatukee Foothills.
Women can get a free lesson in self defense this weekend at Mountainside Martial Arts Center in Ahwatukee Foothills.
The concrete structure called Elevation Chandler was intended to be a luxury hotel and would have provided the Chandler Fashion Center located next door a steady stream of consumers. It now sits vacant and exposed on an empty dirt plot and serves as a stark juxtaposition to the prosperous shopping center.
A new city ordinance to prevent closed golf courses from becoming blight in a neighborhood has been approved by the Phoenix City Council.
Starting in July Phoenix residents will have more options for how to get rid of waste that could help save money and the environment.
The final plans for Lennar Homes to be built in Ahwatukee Foothills at 17th Avenue and Liberty Lane have been approved by the Phoenix City Council.
Phoenix is sending out a call for water.
Computer technology has changed the way consumers shop for everything from shoes to homes. Thanks to easy access to online data, 90 percent of homebuyers surveyed by the National Association of Realtors in 2012 said the Internet was their top information source when searching for a home. Further, 62 percent of buyers who participated in the NAR poll reported that virtual tours propelled them to follow up with a personal visit to the homes they viewed online.
The city’s credit rating has been affirmed at AA+ with a stable outlook, according to Standard & Poor (S&P) and Moody.
A Phoenix subcommittee has approved changes to the city’s fencing ordinance regarding golf courses and the proposal now will head to a full council vote.
In a 5-4 vote and with a promise from city staff to do a complete organizational review in the coming year, the Phoenix City Council approved the city manager’s proposed budget.
I am a VOTING citizen of Phoenix. Cut police compensation? What are our council members thinking? Police and fire officers are the only ones left who really protect the citizens of this city. Certainly not the council members. The police and fire officers put their very lives on the line for us and are there to help no matter what help is needed. I realize the fire officers compensation has not been cut YET, but if the police cut happens, guess who is next? I will not be voting for any council member who voted for these cuts and will do everything I can to convince other voters to support our police at the ballot box.
The model the city of Phoenix used to turn over management of the Papago Golf Course to Arizona State University could work for any course if the owner is willing, said city Councilman Sal DiCiccio.
The city manager’s proposed budget no longer includes closures of city community centers, but it does include employee concessions and $11 million in additional revenue for the city.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee (AFVPC) unanimously voted to support proposed stricter zoning ordinances for closed golf courses regarding fencing.
One year after the Phoenix City Council approved a plan to balance the city’s golf fund the outlook is positive, but there is still a ways to go.
Phoenix took in $46 million more this year than last year, but still faces a $38 million deficit. How does that happen in a growing economy?
Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced a new effort to ensure that city of Phoenix contractors — those paid with taxpayer dollars — practice equal pay for equal work among men and women.
What was once the spring home to the Milwaukee Brewers likely soon will be replaced by actual homes.
Phoenix’s City Council has sent a proposed gifts policy, which has been in the works for 10 months, back to subcommittee for further review.