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J. Rick Normand: Sedona Mayor on Tourism Ad Dollars Unnecessary – Part Two

J. Rick Normand, examines City of Sedona contract with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce in the second of his two-part Op-Ed series. Sedona AZ (August 10, 2018) – Thanks to the decade long influence peddling to the last several Sedona City Councils by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and the Sedona Lodging Council, the effective design and implementation of a successful and sustainable resort town... 
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J. Rick Normand: Sedona Mayor on Tourism Ad Dollars Unnecessary

J. Rick Normand, examines City of Sedona contract with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce in his two-part Op-Ed series In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act!- George Orwell Have you seen the Chamber’s new signs? “Let’s Fix Traffic…Vote Yes on Visitors Rule!” (..over us, that is?) OK, the signs actually say “Vote Yes on Home Rule,” but Home Rule enables... 

Sedona City-Chamber Contract Under Investigation

Article submitted by City of Sedona AZ Sedona AZ (July 31, 2018) – The following article submitted by the city of Sedona, Arizona: The city has made the Sedona City Attorney’s Written Response to Legislator Request for Investigation Pursuant to A.R.S.§ 41-194.01 available for public review. The response relates to a complaint regarding the city’s contract with the Sedona Chamber... 

Sedona’s Wesselhoff appointed to Tourism Advisory Council

Sedona AZ (September 13, 2017) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has tapped Jennifer Wesselhoff, the president and CEO of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, as the newest member of the state’s Tourism Advisory Council. The Tourism Advisory Council advises the director of the Arizona Office of Tourism on the establishment of policies and programs related to tourism promotion in the... 

Eddie Maddock: Business as Usual?

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock Sedona AZ – At a Special Sedona City Council Meeting, 3:00 –Wednesday afternoon –January 11, 2017, after three long years of a contentious destination marketing agreement with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the City will again revisit the issue. We can only hope the negotiations will prove to be less controversial, fairer and, in turn, result in acceptable... 

Sedona Councilman Ward No Vote Applauded

Sedona AZ (June 11, 2014) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: From: Eddie Maddock Date: 6/11/2014 9:49:22 AM To: Mike Ward Cc: radams@ci.sedona.az.us; MDinunzio@ci.sedona.az.us; blitrell@aol.com; DMcIlroy@ci.sedona.az.us; Jessica Williamson; JMartinez@ci.sedona.az.us Subject: THANK YOU Sedona City Councilman Mike Ward cast the only no vote to award the Sedona Chamber... 

Eye on Sedona Sources of Swell

SedonaEye.com columnist, Eddie S. Maddock, examines the Sedona all is well but negative mindset Sedona AZ (August 20, 2013) – At the Sedona City Council Meeting on August 14, 2013, among the public speakers was Peter Fagan, Chair of the Budget Oversight Commission. Mr. Fagan specifically included Sedona Eye as a source that provides “all negative articles.” Well, suppose we take a look at... 

Future Weddings Will Be Few Small and Close to Home

Donna Joy, owner of Sedona Sweet Arts discusses the proposed bed and sales tax increases and other issues facing Sedona businesses Sedona AZ (July 29, 2013) – In a letter to the Sedona City Council and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, businesswoman Donna Joy writes an open letter addressing City of Sedona business issues: Dear Mayor Rob Adams, City Council, City Manager Tim Ernster, Ed Conway,... 

Council Must Address New Sales and Property Tax Risks

J. Rick Normand, SedonaEye.com Financial Columnist Sedona AZ (July 26, 2013) – We all keep hearing the arguments from our City’s Council, with the exception of our Vice-Mayor, and from the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and City Staff, that we need additional bed and sales taxes to pay for the unexpected costs of additional destination traveler marketing and the implied possibility of redirection... 

Eye on Sedona Taxation and Representation

SedonaEye.com columnist, Eddie S. Maddock asks the powers that be to answer whether the Chamber of Commerce advertising is solely responsible for Sedona tourists Sedona AZ (July 4, 2013) – In an appropriate column for the celebration of Independence Day, SedonaEye.com columnist, Eddie S. Maddock, asks “Where is the balance, Sedona?” in her Eye on Sedona column: Question? Does anyone... 
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