The fight for the Schultz Pass parcel in Flagstaff has taken a slight turn. Last week, the Flagstaff City Council decided not to push forward a citizen’s petition regarding the property, once earmarked for affordable housing. Council members said at the meeting that funds for the infrastructure for the parcel used affordable housing funds. However, city officials say the over 500-thousand dollars devoted to the parcel, came from the city’s general fund not the original fund mentioned. The council is trying to find ways to recoup the money spent on the parcel because once it becomes open space, the money doesn’t have to be repaid to the general fund. A group wanting the parcel to become open space is going through the process of trying to get the issue on the November 2018 ballot. Many council members say nothing is planned for the parcel, so there’s no rush to decide on the property. There’s no word on when the topic will be back before council.