Crown Castle partners to revitalize Palma Park, basins

In Phoenix, 80 Crown Castle employees helped clean up Palma Park and the 10th and 11th street basins as part of the company’s Connected by Good community service program. To show support, Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates attended the May 8 initiative and joined employees in their efforts, according to a press release, noting the […]

Syms seeks AG investigation into Phoenix sewer fee assessment practices

Representative Maria Syms is calling upon Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate what a growing number of Paradise Valley residents believe to be an unfair — and potentially illegal practice: the assessment of sewer fees by the city of Phoenix. The 71 homes within the Camelhead North Homeowners Association are provided sewer service by […]

Urban Tree and Shade Masterplan emerges to combat Phoenix urban heat island

Downtown Phoenix dominates the desert skyline, but this concrete jungle is turning up the heat, literally. The Arizona State Climatology Department says the vast amounts of concrete and asphalt in the city absorb heat much deeper than desert sand would — so the city stays hotter for longer. “The record nighttime temperature is actually 96 […]

Papago Golf Course to undergo renovations at clubhouse, practice facility

A public/private partnership between the city of Phoenix, Arizona State University and the Arizona Golf Community Foundation will begin construction of a new clubhouse and practice facility at Papago Golf Course, 5595 E. Moreland St. in Phoenix, this month. The clubhouse, which includes a restaurant and bar, is expected to be completed spring of 2018, […]

Phoenix aquatic supervisor aims to prevent drownings, improve adult swim skills

Phoenix residents will see changes in the city of Phoenix’s pool schedules this summer as the city will begin to offer swimming lessons for adults four days a week at several of its 29 pools. Becky Hulett, aquatic supervisor for the city of Phoenix, saw a need for adult swimming lessons and is making it happen, according to a press release. Now the image of adults splashing across an Olympic-size pool without getting winded is a possibility, Ms. Hulett says. And there may be an opportunity to win swimming races with kids and grandkids.

Paradise Valley resident sewer concerns garner local council support

Support has emerged on Paradise Valley Town Council for a group of residents fighting what they say are unfair sewer charges assessed by the city of Phoenix. Paradise Valley Town Council held a study session discussion Thursday, Oct. 27 at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, to hear consternations residents have regarding sewer fee assessments by the neighboring municipality of Phoenix.

Phoenix chamber names IMPACT award winners

Eight local businesses were recently recognized by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce at the 29th annual IMPACT Awards luncheon for contributions the companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community. “All of the companies and Sentinel Award recipients honored today truly showcased the greater Phoenix region’s breadth of expertise, leadership and innovation. […]

DiCiccio: Phoenix leaders pushing $37M property tax increase

Phoenix politicians are pushing a $37 million property tax increase. This is right after they pushed a transit tax of $31.5 billion, a water tax increase of $15.3 million that went for pay raises and bonuses, and an airport ride sharing fee of over $8 million annually. This new $37 million property tax increase is […]

Military Veterans Commission invites active duty, veterans to meeting

The city of Phoenix Military Veterans Commission will meet for the first time at a veterans service organization as part of its outreach to veterans, military members, military families and military spouses. All veterans, military members and military family communities are invited to attend the public commission meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at American Legion Post 41 at 715 S. Second Ave. in Phoenix.

Paradise Valley officials eye resolution to mucky sewer fees

Residents say they are awaiting word if anything is expected to change in what many believe to be an unfair practice of assessing sewer fees by the city of Phoenix for Town of Paradise Valley homes. Depending on where you live in the Town of Paradise Valley determines what entity handles the wastewater leaving your home. Paradise Valley residents have three options: Use a septic tank, use town services if within a certain geographical area, or sign up for the city of Phoenix sewer service. The 71 homes within the Camelhead North Homeowners Association are provided sewer service by the city of Phoenix, but residents there say they are fed up with what many call “outrageous” sewer bills ranging from the hundreds of dollars to sometimes into the thousands.