As the deadline of a vote for the $17.9 million Sedona Fire District bond rears its head, opponents have filed a formal complaint to the Sedona Fire District Governing Board for potential conflict of interest.

In June, the board voted in favor for the plan that would replace Station 4 in Uptown and Station 5 in Oak Creek Canyon. Registered voters must mail in or drop off ballots by Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Sedona Red Rock High School hosted its first Hispanic Community Outreach Night Tuesday, Oct. 24, in its cafeteria.

Tables filled with more than 70 students, parents, teachers, school administrators and board members, firefighters, police officers and involved community members, all enticed with free pizza and soda.

For the past 31 years, business owners in the Uptown area have come together to offer a fun a safe place for kids to fill their candy bags on Halloween.

Merchants will welcome trick or treaters to their storefronts the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of Sedona’s Safe and Fun Trick or Treat experience.

Short-term vacation rentals. It’s one of those topics that many Sedona residents have a strong opinion of one way or the other.

Prior to Jan. 1, Sedona was one of a handful of cities in Arizona where this practice was banned — even though it’s been going on here for years. But ever since Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1350 into law, it’s been legal in Sedona, aside from those neighborhoods where homeowners associations have made them illegal.

After nearly three hours of discussion — an hour of which was from the public — the Sedona City Council voted to deny a request to build a parking lot adjacent to a local business on State Route 179.

Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, against a request from Son Silver West for a Major Community Plan Amendment.

Sedona wants to hear from you — again.

Residents are being asked to participate in an online community survey designed to provide insight into how the city government is serving residents, to gauge resident perceptions of the city, and to make comparisons with peer cities.

And the saga continues.

Near the end of September, Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton gave his ruling regarding an appeal by the owners of Son Silver West — finding in favor of the city of Sedona.

There’s plans to add another hotel in Sedona but this one has a bit of a twist. Developers of the proposed Marriott Residence Inn met with the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Oct. 12, for a work session.

No vote was taken and no date has been set for a public hearing, at which time the community can weigh in. The commission is expected to vote at that time.

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