Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent "Call To Action" regarding the public input survey for the Prescott North Planning area, whether by taking the survey, contacting the City about the deadline, or spreading the word. Read more about the survey in a past newsletter here if you missed it or are newly subscribed.
Tyler Goodman, Assistant to the City Manager responded to the action stating that he was unaware of the April 26th midnight deadline, which had been added to the survey independently by the project consultant over the weekend. Goodman confirmed that the deadline has been removed from the survey header and will remain open until July 14th, the date of the first public meeting regarding the development plan. In light of this, there is no need to contact the city to request a comment period extension, so please disregard that part of our recent action request.
Goodman stressed that the City is very committed to soliciting public input for the development plans of both the Prescott North and Granite Creek Corridor areas and encourages citizens to visit the websites for each area for more information. The sites will be updated as more details become available. We greatly appreciate the City's interest in accepting public input in advance of any decision-making.
Prescott North Area Survey – https://survey123.arcgis.com/.../e31c2b9ef2f54a13bc24d0ae...
Prescott North Area Plan Website – https://prescott-north.com/
In addition to the July 14th meeting, Goodman shared that there would be at least one other public meeting to review the plan progress, as well as two meetings with the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council, which will also be open to the public.
NEW June 25th — Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) Water Issues Mayoral Candidate Forum (7:00 PM, via Zoom)
NEW June 26th — Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) Water Issues Council Candidate Forum (10:00 AM, via Zoom)
Date TBD — League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County (LWVCYC) Candidate Forum (time and location TBD)
July 6 — Last day to register to vote
July 7 — Ballots mailed to City of Prescott registered voters; early voting begins at Yavapai County Elections Department on Fair Street
August 3 — Primary Election
November 2 — General Election
*Check back each newsletter for new additions to our event calendar. We will continue to provide updates on the AED annexation process as details become available.
Thursday, April 29th marked the official kickoff to Phil Goode's bid for Prescott's next mayor as supporters gathered at the Hassayampa Inn. Read more about the event and Phil Goode's platform at this link: https://prescottenews.com/.../the-fight-for-prescotts.../.
Featured Community Events
Citizens Water Advocacy Group General Meeting –"Albuquerque’s Water Security Plan: Lessons for the Quad Cities?”
Thursday, May 13th 2:00PM - 4:00PM via Zoom
Albuquerque believed it had a vast aquifer to supply it with water in perpetuity until a U.S. Geological Survey revealed the aquifer was not only much smaller than thought but shrinking fast. Albuquerque had gone from perceived water security to a real water crisis, virtually overnight.
Rick Shean, Water Rights Manager for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority, will detail the steps taken to secure prompt action from local officials and buy-in from the public to tackle the emergency, discuss the plans put in place to ensure success, and provide insights for other communities in the southwest. Visit this link to register and learn more: https://www.cwagaz.org/index.php?option=com_jevents...
Event Recap – Prescott Earth Day Festival
Last Saturday, April 24th, Save the Dells made its first in-person event appearance of 2021 as several of our wonderful volunteers participated in the Prescott Earth Day Festival at Granite Creek Park, hosted by the Greater Prescott Outdoors Fund. Many thanks to event organizers Ellen Bashor and Lucy Caldwell for hosting a safe and family-friendly event for the community.
Visit this link to to see a short Daily Courier video on the event and hear from our very own Outreach Coordinator, Kaia Hayes, about our activity and message for Prescott's youth: https://youtu.be/ZsdMVoaU5g8
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND ACTION!
Help us to ensure we have a beautiful community for years to come! Stay tuned for more information and more ways to get involved!