The recent $17.9 million bond measure went to the voters and was shot down by nearly 13 percent. During the process, there were two groups — for and against the bond — who were outspoken in public meetings and through advertising in the media.

Two years ago, a proposed CVS store consumed more city meetings than any other topic in recent memory. In the end it was approved at its location at the corner of State Route 89A and Airport Road.

But CVS representatives appeared at yet another Sedona City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, for a somewhat unusual reason. When the project was approved, it was agreed upon and placed within the development agreement that the hours of operation would be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. However, the developer agreed that the store would only be open for a 12-hour block during those potential hours of operation.

With the Sedona City Council voting to move forward with a new half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation projects, the next step is to create a plan for advancing projects through the decision-making process.

That’s what the council did during its Tuesday, Nov. 14, meeting as the city moves forward with its Transportation Master Plan. The item was for direction only, thus no vote was taken.

As the old saying goes, “Third time’s the charm.”

Twice during the summer, the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission delayed a vote regarding the city’s wireless communication master plan. But on Nov. 7, the commission voted unanimously to recommend approval to the Sedona City Council.

There is no excuse to spend Thanksgiving alone in Sedona this year; Coffee Pot Restaurant will make sure of that.

The West Sedona restaurant is hosting its ninth annual Thanksgiving dinner free of charge on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

It was expected to be a bit contentious. It turned out to be just that.

The Tuesday, Nov. 7, Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission meeting saw both the audience being told that the room would be cleared if there was another outburst of applause, and a city employee being verbally assaulted because they were thought to be a city consultant.

A “Meet the Author” event will take place at the Sedona Library on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with local author Dusty Crisman.  
She will read and display her latest children’s book, "A Lonely Tree," an uplifting, delightful story about the value of friendship.

A Camp Verde teen was arrested on several charges following the theft of two vehicles in Sedona.

According to Sedona Police Sgt. Jim Pott, 19-year-old Joel T. Beauty was arrested on Friday, Nov. 3, and was charged with three counts of burglary from a motor vehicle, four counts of theft, three counts of criminal damage and three counts of endangerment.

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