Yavapai County Supervisor for District 1 Harry Oberg says the population is growing. The latest data show a county population of 236,209 in 2020. In 2011, it was 212,033. Yavapai County, which in pre-statehood days was the “Mother County of Arizona,” had a population growth of 11.93 percent during … [Read more...] about Yavapai County Growing
Wildland fire season is already well underway in the Prescott area. Every year, I like to remind our citizens about the vast resources that are available to prevent and fight wildland fires. The U.S. Forest Service’s Fire Center at the Ernest A. Love air field in Prescott was dedicated in May, … [Read more...] about Fire Season is Upon Us
One of my driving issues has and will continue to be economic development in Prescott. A diverse workforce is the key to a vibrant and thriving community. Closely aligned with a diverse workforce is the need for adequate, affordable housing. If we are to promote jobs for young people in the area, … [Read more...] about Mayor—Housing Near Regional Airport
The proliferation of drug and alcohol recovery homes in Prescott is of major concern to our community and has been for the past decade. In conjunction with, and in anticipation of, the passage of Representative Noel Campbell’s H.B. 2107 to regulate structured sober living recovery homes, the City of … [Read more...] about Improving the Quality of Care in Recovery Group Homes
In last month’s QCBN, I described some of the issues and concerns facing the City of Prescott, and stated that in future articles I would provide more detail on individual topics. This month, I will discuss the need to implement a city business license. At the outset, I want to make clear my purpose … [Read more...] about How Does a Business License Fee Help Prescott?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful people of Prescott for the trust you have placed in me to serve as your mayor. That trust brings with it a great responsibility to care for our community’s best interests. I am also grateful to the many people who have supported me and … [Read more...] about Focusing on Economic Development, Jobs, Water in the New Year