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The Wizards of Sedona: Vote Getters

Sedona AZ (June 19, 2018) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: In an earlier article I included the chart below to show what I called the Blob Effect. I compared the growth of Sedona city government to the alien creature in the 1958 movie, The Blob. This organism kept on growing bigger and bigger, just like our City staff and budgets as this chart attests… FISCAL FULL-TIME*... 

Eddie Maddock: Cheers for Sedona’s Best

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock on today in Sedona. Sedona AZ (June 16, 2018) – At some point during our lives, Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! is a cheer most of us are able to relate to. With Federal, State, County and City elections on the 2018 horizon, perhaps it’s time to break out the drum roll and resurrect the well known phrase to cheer for the candidates of our choice. We are... 

Eddie Maddock: History in Headlines

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock with a Sedona History in Headlines review. Sedona AZ (June 25, 2017) – How much of a story can accurately be conveyed with a few simple words at the beginning of an article? That, of course, is subjective and best ascertained by those reading the information and forming individual opinions which might thusly be considered as an invitation to objectivity,... 

Sedona Film Festival Out of Concert Business

Sedona AZ (June 19, 2017) – With ten days remaining in a $250,000 matching challenge grant campaign to offset increasing costs and reduce debt, the Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF) is less than $30,000 away from reaching its goal. With underwriting from several generous donors, the matching-challenge campaign and membership drive will run through June 30, 2017. “The response from the... 

The Ten Thousand’s Two Million Shadow

Sedona AZ (March 18, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Sedona Red Rock View, a 2015 SedonaEye.com photo exclusive After reading the SRRN 3/10/17 article “City & Chamber talk contract,” I began to wonder if the Chamber has become a part of a shadow government, and if the Council has unwittingly ceded some of its powers to the Chamber. The City gives... 

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... 

Tinsel Town at Tlaquepaque

Sedona AZ Tinsel Town 2015 Sedona AZ (December 14, 2016) – On December 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016, come enjoy a portable synthetic ice skating rink surrounded by a huge collection of holiday lights during Tinsel Town at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village at 336 Highway 179, Sedona. The 1,600-square-foot ice rink will be open to the public from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. each day. Ice skates are... 

Eddie Maddock: More questions – Few answers

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock Sedona AZ (November 23, 2016) – This is an e-mail sent to the City Council which is self-explanatory. TO: Members of the Sedona City Council The following two comments were posted by Steve Segner, Chairman of the Sedona Lodging Council, under my most recent article on Sedona Eye. The subject related to the Council meeting held on Nov. 22, 2016: Steve Segner... 

Eddie Maddock: Is now the time for answers?

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock Sedona AZ (November 15, 2016) – At the City Council meeting scheduled for November 22, 2016, once again there will be a discussion regarding the marketing contract the City of Sedona has with the Chamber of Commerce, generated by a bed tax increase of .5%. Of course the notice included here from the Sedona Lodging Council is legitimate and there’s nothing... 
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