Flagstaff Regional Plan Draft Available To Public March 28

By Elisha Dorfsmith

The Flagstaff Regional Plan public release draft will be made available to the public on March 28. A public release party is scheduled at Flagstaff City Hall on the 28th from noon to 5:00 pm with information, cookies, live music and laptops set up for the public to take an online survey about the Plan. The City of Flagstaff is looking for at least 1,000 people to take the survey by May 31.

On Thursday, April 18 Flagstaff Liberty Alliance will be hosting a presentation on the Regional plan by Kim Sharp from the City of Flagstaff. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the 4th Street Professional Building on 2501 N. 4th Street starting at 6:30 pm.

Northern Arizona voters will vote on the final version of the regional plan sometime in 2014.


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Upcoming opportunities to review the Regional Plan.



City of Flagstaff Requiring Smart Driver Training For Employees

By Flagstaff Independent Press Staff

The City of Flagstaff is requiring all of their employees to attend SMART Driver Training this week. The course is about 90 minutes long and covers everything from idling to drug and alcohol awareness.

“From: Margaret Penado
To: Everyone
Subject: SMART Driver Training


Smart Driver Training

Risk Management, Fleet Services, Sustainability Program, and Human Resources are pleased to announce Smart Driver Training, a new mandatory training for all City employees.  This training will bring together the City’s existing driver policies and improve driving efficiency and safety.  Smart Driver Training will be offered multiple times and in multiple formats to accommodate employee schedules, and will also be offered to entire divisions on an appointment basis. 

Topics covered in the training include:

o   Defensive and Safe Driving

o   Accident Reporting and Procedures

o   Drug and Alcohol Awareness

o   Municipal Fleet Policies

o   Smart Driving Techniques – The Myths about Idling”


Flagstaff To Address Feeding Wild Animals

By Elisha Dorfsmith

The Flagstaff City Council voted tonight to put a discussion item on a future agenda that could lead to a ban on feeding wild animals. Arizona Game And Fish have approached the Council and asked them to consider a feeding ban which they believe is needed.

If you have an opinion on this issue you can contact the Flagstaff City Council at:



Could feeding wild birds soon be illegal in Flagstaff?