A Quick Update

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted a blog. Council is in recess until August 26th and I’ve enjoyed a little time off with my family. I have also […]

Flagstaff Regional Plan Schedule

Your participation is needed to ensure the Flagstaff General Plan (Regional Plan) is your plan. Regional Plan Public Hearing Schedule – updated 08/14/13 City Planning & Zoning August 14 – […]

Council Rejects 2012 Energy Code

At tonight’s Flagstaff City Council Meeting, Council voted 4-3 in favor of advancing Flagstaff’s 2006 Energy Code to an amended 2009 Energy Code. Myself, Mayor Nabours and Councilmember Brewster voted […]

Vote On Energy Code This Tuesday

At the July 2nd Council Meeting, the 2012 Building Codes were adopted with the 2012 energy code excluded by a 6-1 vote, thanks in large part to opposition by many […]


Since last winter I’ve been pushing to limit the use of chemical de-icer on Flagstaff’s streets. I’m pleased to announce that Council has directed staff to stop using this product […]

2012 Energy Code Fails

Tonight the Flagstaff City Council voted against the adoption of the 2012 Energy Code after hearing hours of testimony from Flagstaff residents and business’s largely opposed to the adoption of […]

Mandating bad investments

In my last blog I pointed out that the return on investment for a homeowner in Flagstaff if the energy code passes this Tuesday is poor to say the least. […]

Energy Code and Home Affordability

Energy Code and Home Affordability by Flagstaff City Councilman Jeff Oravits On Tuesday, July 2, 6:00PM at City Hall, Council will be voting to adopt the 2012 International Energy Code. […]

Council vote made homes less affordable:

A letter in today’s paper. Final vote is July 2, 6:00PM at City Hall. http://azdailysun.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_50170ffa-8f37-5aac-ba2c-e906623acf54.html To the editor: Citizens of Flagstaff, your city council just voted to increase the cost […]

June 11 City Council Work Session

Council Work Session, June 11, 2013 No votes just discussion and some direction on the following issues: 1. Legislative Update. Some bills that have been passed that benefit Flagstaff. HB […]