The Wrecking Ball

As a real estate investor I have purchased many properties over the years. Many of the properties I have acquired have been somewhat distressed, some seriously distressed, and in need […]

Allocation of BBB funds

Tuesday’s Council Meeting was so jam packed that I am still working on getting all the information out there. As I posted Tuesday, the Property Maintenance Ordinance will no longer […]


Protecting private property rights is very important to myself and so many residents of Flagstaff. As a strong private property rights advocate I have been against the City of Flagstaff […]

Is the PMO Dead? Please read on!!!

Last year, the previous City Council attempted to pass a property maintenance ordinance, PMO. Many of you were at that meeting. So many of us spoke out against the broad […]

Coming Up This Week

Busy week coming up. Tue, Jan 8, 3:30. Executive session. Discussion on the Maintenance Yard among other things. Tue, Jan 8, 6:00. Council Work session. Link to agenda. Thurs, Jan […]

BACK AT IT by Jeff Oravits

Today Council had its first meeting since our Christmas break. We met with Representative Brenda Barton and Representative Elect Bob Thorpe to discuss the City of Flagstaff’s Legislative goals. Here’s […]

A New Year Is Upon Us

Like many of you, I have taken some time off during the holidays to be with my family. I’ve had a wonderful time laying low at home, enjoying Christmas and […]

The Emergency Santa by Jeff Oravits

Not too long ago I received a phone call at 9:00AM asking if I could dress up and play Santa. A replacement Santa was needed to arrive in Flagstaff by […]

Sacred Cows & Snow Removal

Budget One thing is for sure, this Council is scrutinizing the city’s budget, departments and our overall fiscal health more closely than any Council in recent history. It has been […]

Snowbowl Opens!

Today was opening day at the Arizona Snowbowl. It was also Snowbowls 75th Anniversary and myself, Mayor Nabours, Rep Bob Thorpe and Julie Pastrick of the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, […]

BNSF Holiday Express

I had the opportunity to join with nearly 350 passengers on the BNSF Holiday Express that rolled through Flagstaff Sunday. The Holiday Express is a “unique vintage passenger train that […]

December 4th Update

For the second time in just over a week Flagstaff has experienced another water main break. This line break occurred near the hospital, the same area that had a major […]

Jail Tour & Broken Water Lines

Jail Tour I had the opportunity to tour the County Jail this morning with Vice Mayor Evans. A citizen had come before Council several times asking us to look into […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends. Thanksgiving is very special to my family as I’m sure it is to yours. My kids are 14th generation Mayflower descendants. My […]