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Mother of All Editorials: Smoke or Substance

Sedona, AZ – Editorial by Tommy Acosta… Might as well warn the reading public right now –this is going to be one heck of long editorial. The mayor’s advisory committees are toast. Though fried, the factors leading to their demise remain very much alive. Let’s do a little review here. The mayor forms his own committees without council blessing. Council elements try to knock them down... 

Upset over dissolution of Mayor’s committees

Dear Editor: I am sending you a copy of my email which I sent in response to the minutes which were emailed to me from the(what was to be) last meeting of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Community Enhancement, of which I was a member prior to its dissolution.  I have read with interest articles from both the News and Sedona Biz.  It is a shame that the News cannot see the broad picture – here... 

Three-punch Combo Takes Out Advisory Committees

  Sedona Times reporter, Tommy Acosta Sedona AZ (February 18, 2009) — Opinion by Sedona Times Tommy Acosta.     As predicted, four Sedona City Council members shot the Mayor’s Advisory Committees down out of the sky at their February 17, 2009 special meeting. It was no surprise and it was expected, with it being a matter of when, and not, if.   The opportunity for their action, which... 

Bad Week For Crashes

Tommy Acosta Sedona AZ (February 16, 2009) – Talk about a bad week for crashes. Never mind the ongoing collapse of the world financial systems and the epidemic of businesses crashing in and around Sedona. How about two one-ton satellites smashing into each other over the North Pole, spreading tens of thousands of inch-wide particles that at the speed they travel at will take out just about every... 

Special Council called to determine fate of Mayor’s Advisory Committees

Sedona, AZ –By Tommy Acosta… There will be a Special City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 5:30 p.m., to be held in Council Chambers, 102 Roadrunner Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336.  There will be discussion/possible action on the existence of the Mayor’s Advisory committees. Said discussion/action may concern, but not be limited to, the continuation, consolidation, dissolution,... 

City continues Chapel area sewer connection exemptions

SEDONA, AZ — By Tommy Acosta… Chapel area residents concerned over ever increasing sewer connection costs will have to wait at least another two months to find out if the city will grant them exemptions. At the Feb. 11 special City Council meeting, members voted 5-2 to direct city staff to focus on the city’s sewer connection agreement and develop average connection costs for typical... 

Going Around In Circles About Roundabouts

Sedona AZ (February 7, 2009) – An Opinion by Sedona resident Cynthia Tierra: In the SVVT (Sedona Verde Valley Times) February 5th issue, Charles Hinkley presented a history behind the development of roundabouts on Hwy 179 and on Hwy 89A and he claims roundabouts are an asset to the community. Public input helped determine the choices that were made, but that doesn’t mean the roundabouts... 

Politics and the Sedona City Council

Tommy Acosta Sedona AZ (February 4, 2009) – Report and Analysis By Tommy Acosta for the Sedona Times Newspaper and SedonaTimes.com  In that the other media outlets in Sedona, by this issue’s printing, have already reported on the January 27 Council meeting where the Mayor’s Advisory Committees were discussed and given a reprieve – pending staff recommendations and full council review... 
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