The Flagstaff City Council virtually met Tuesday evening after a week off in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The council discussed a program review of Comprehensive Planning and Development Codes and continued the conversation of potential ballot measures. They also discussed the city’s ongoing operations as they pertain to COVID-19. Potential ballot measures have been narrowed down, with preference toward all housing bond recommendations, various parks and recreation projects and continuation of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, as well as various other items. Mayor Coral Evans stated she was not interested in the potential ballot measures and is instead prioritizing Flagstaff’s economy and community. Other council members echoed this sentiment. Council will review a full report of community surveys at a later date. Additionally, the council mentioned a possible recession plan, which will be discussed further in the future. In regard to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, councilmembers provided ideas for possible measures to reduce risk and outbreak. For further information on current city regulations, visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/COVID-19.
Written by KAFF News’ Scout Ehrler