Updates, Events, Issues from Jeff Oravits


The NABOURS/ORAVITS CAMPAIGN KICKOFF EVENT was a huge success. Thanks to the hundreds that showed up. I appreciate your support. You can still sign my petition by sending me a message with your contact info and DONATIONS can be made online and are much appreciated. 

A Flagstaff group supported by several of my colleagues on Council move to put $15/HR MINIMUM WAGE on the November ballot. I am very concerned that this will hurt Flagstaff’s small businesses and in turn negatively effect the very people proponents claim it will help.

MY WEEKLY UPDATE ON KAFF93.5/107.9 can be heard here



OUR VETERANS NEED YOUR SUPPORT, CALL SEN. BIGGS

Scott Talboom sums it up best…
Do you have less than 1 minute for our veterans? 
You can help build a veterans home in Flagstaff; here is how: 

1. Pick up a phone 
2. Dial 602-926-4371
3. Tell Senator Andy Biggs (his office) that Flagstaff wants an Arizona Veterans Home and needs 10 million dollars to build it. 
4. Do it today, it feels good. 

This is the mission for Arizona Veterans Homes:

The mission of the Arizona State Veteran Homes is to provide professional skilled nursing and rehabilitative care for the geriatric and chronically ill veteran and dependent/surviving spouses throughout the State of Arizona. Our goal is for each veteran to attain or maintain his or her highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.

They fought for us, put their lives on the line for us. Please take less than a minute to fight for them. 

Like and share, but most importantly, pick up the phone and call!

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PAST MEETING NOTES
OPEN SPACE COMMISSION
Appointed Bryan Burton, Stephen Hirst, Jim Burton
PASSED 7-0

DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION
Monica Attridge, Kaitlyn Verfuerth and Michael Sanderfer
PASSED 7-0

LIQUOR LICENSE

VP Racing 4501 N. 89
PASSED 7-0

PAST MEETING MINUTES

PASSED 7-0

$114,000 LANDSCAPE CONTRACT, landscape and snow removal annual contract with Morning Dew Landscaping PASSED 7-0


$114,000 McPherson Park Court Overlay Project

PASSED 7-0

$77,000 Gate Purchase For Airport
PASSED 7-0

$3,000,000 Paving Contract
with Local C&E Contracting
This is for continued paving and street improvement projects around Flagstaff. Very excited to see this continuing.  PASSED 7-0

HUB REZONE REQUEST & COMPROMISE FAILS 4-3

I supported a compromise that brought a better designed building, a reduction in height from 5 stories to 3 stories on 3 sides, $570,000 in parking solutions from the developer to the City and a commercial aspect to the project that would have brought tax revenue to the City. The compromise failed though, the request required a super majority 6-1 vote. We will most likely see the Hub built nearly the same size but in a much less favorable version.  
Failed 4-3 with Evans, Barotz and Putzova opposed.

STATE GANG TASK FORCE

Intergovernmental Agreement between the State of Arizona, Department of Public Safety and the City regarding the State Gang Task Force
Under the terms of the proposed IGA, the Flagstaff Police Department would assign one (1) P.O.S.T.certified law enforcement officer to the DPS State Gang Task Force, on a full time basis.  
The Flagstaff Police Department will receive a seventy-five percent (75%) savings on the officer’s position that has already been budgeted for. The total cost for the officer is approximately $81,600($61,200 DPS share / $20,400 City Share).
PASSED 7-0

MUNICIPAL JUDGES/STATE BAR

Ordinance Requiring All Municipal Judges to be admitted to the State Bar
PASSED 6-1 with Putzova Opposing

BRANNEN NEIGHBORHOOD WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENTS

With Sellers & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $1,914,238.50 for the Brannen Neighborhood Water and Sewer Improvement Project, Phase I.
PASSED 7-0

CHECK SIGNERS
A resolution of theCity Council of the City of Flagstaff authorizing signatures for checks and payment vouchers  (Authority to Sign Checks)  
PASSED 7-0

ADA RAMPS 4TH STREET

An ordinance authorizing the acquisition and dedication of certain real property as a public right-of-wayfor the construction of permanent ADA ramps associated with the crosswalks on Fourth
Street at Third Avenue and at Dortha Ave. (Acquisition of property for ADA ramps onFourth Street Project)
PASSED 7-0


McMillan MESA REGIONAL PLAN AND ZONE AMENDMENT

26 acre, 192 unit medium density residential subdivison.   PASSED 7-0

paid for by Jeff4Flagstaff


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