The redevelopment of the land directly to the east of Whole Foods on Butler Avenue was the main focus of last night’s city council meeting. McGrath Partners plans to build a new commercial and residential living complex at the site. Public participation on the development brought up what seemed to be one of the most important issues, traffic build up on Butler. Another matter about the complex is that it offers affordable housing, but only with 24 out of the 238 units, a number the council thought McGrath Partners could possibly increase. A public hearing on the topic will be continued at February 19th’s council meeting. On another issue on the agenda, the land owner who planned on developing the property adjacent to Pine Canyon withdrew their request to amend their development. Emily Renn, executive director of the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project proposed a resolution to ban wildlife killing contests in an effort to support Flagstaff wildlife. Councilmember Whelan, vice mayor Shimoni, and councilmember McCarthy all agreed this is an issue they would like to see discussed in the near future. Council will meet tomorrow at The Elks Lodge to continue budget talks. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m.