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Sedonans Still Rattled Over KSB Statements About SR89A Lights

Small towns are wonderful places to live!

Having lived in Phoenix and Flagstaff (second home) from 1973 to 1995, the nuances of small towns have always intrigued me.

Yes, I lived in Phoenix when then Mayor Driggs (who had higher political aspirations) put the building of the additional freeways (Black Canyon = I17 was the ONLY freeway at the time) to a vote of the citizens and it went down in flames.  Mayor Driggs never went another step in politics and the Phoenix area freeway system languished for almost 10 years.  Today, the Phoenix freeway system is a model for other cities.

Why did the Phoenicians NOT want freeways?  When I arrived at my bridge game that fateful day, I apologized for being late as the lines to vote were so much longer that I thought they would be, one of my friends asked, “Well, you voted against the freeways, didn’t you?”.  Stunned, I said I voted for them.  Three women looked at me in complete disbelief and one said, “Freeways bring people!!!”  I retorted, “No.  The people are here.  We need to move them around.”  And we dealt the cards.

I watched the East side of Flagstaff languish in its development when the City of Flagstaff and Charlie Keating got into disagreements about how to develop an area.  Now I watch Sedonans being given false statistics and overstated information about issues by those who would keep Sedona from making good planning decisions.

Can any rural community build a fence around itself and continue to exist?  Especially one who relies only on tourism as a tax base?  No.

Change is inevitable.  Good change takes planning.

There is a new website to watch:  SedonaFacts.  Their mission is to give factual information to the residents of Sedona.  To dispel the rumors that incite people who normally are clear thinkers and good, supportive citizens of Sedona.

SedonaFacts looks into the statement by Keep Sedona Beautiful’s recent newsletter stating that “70%” of Sedona residents are against the lighting of SR89A.  At a recent KSB meeting, Steve DeVol was asked by a KSB member where the “70%” fact came from…?  The reply was that it was reported in Sedona Red Rock News as a “survey”.  Another member asked “how many people…” and the conversation ended.  SedonaFacts has asked Sedona Red Rock News for the facts.

Wish Phoenix would have had some entity like SedonaFacts to dispel rumors back then…

Have a wonderful Sedona day!!

SedonaKathy

SedonaKathy

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Ugh! Summer is still here!

Yesterday I had to drive to Phoenix for a meeting from 10-12 at the Arizona Department of Real Estate and knew it would be hot!

Well, hot is defined by a Phoenician as a “dry heat”.  Translated:  an oven.

Is there anyone out there listening?  We need rain!  Clouds!  Where are the gods of the Universe when we need them?  Mother Nature, are you listening?

Okay, another day in the office.

If you think I’m just PMSing, go to AccuWeather’s site for the chart!

Date

Actuals (° F)

Normals (° F)

Records (° F)

High

Low

Avg

High

Low

Avg

Dpt

High/Year

Low/Year

1

110

85

98

105

81

93

5

116 / 1972

68 / 1950

2

113

87

100

105

81

93

7

113 / 2009*

70 / 1946

3

114

89

102

105

81

93

9

114 / 2009*

66 / 1956

4

112

90

101

105

81

93

8

116 / 1975

68 / 1962

5

113

95

104

105

81

93

11

114 / 1969

69 / 1965

6

110

91

100

105

81

93

7

114 / 1995

69 / 1963

7

102

82

92

105

81

93

-1

112 / 1905

66 / 1928

8

102

75

88

105

81

93

-5

113 / 1991*

67 / 1903

9

104

77

90

104

81

93

-3

112 / 2003*

70 / 1930

10

106

79

92

104

81

93

-1

116 / 2003

68 / 1949

11

103

86

94

104

81

93

1

113 / 1962

65 / 1949

12

110

87

98

104

81

93

5

114 / 2007

64 / 1900

13

95

74

84

104

81

93

-9

113 / 2003*

69 / 1949

14

105

80

92

104

81

93

-1

113 / 1988

69 / 1925

15

106

80

93

104

81

93

0

112 / 1992

66 / 1968

16

106

81

94

104

81

92

2

113 / 1992

64 / 1918

17

108

80

94

104

81

92

2

113 / 1992

64 / 1918

18

109

80

94

104

81

92

2

111 / 2007*

62 / 1918

19

106

84

95

104

80

92

3

113 / 1986

63 / 1918

20

109

87

98

103

80

92

6

112 / 1986*

58 / 1917

21

107

79

93

103

80

92

1

110 / 2007

62 / 1916

22

96

76

86

103

80

91

-5

111 / 1999*

65 / 1917

23

103

82

92

103

80

91

1

112 / 1985

61 / 1968

24

104

83

94

103

79

91

3

115 / 1985

61 / 1965

25

104

85

94

103

79

91

3

112 / 2001*

65 / 1965

26

107

82

94

102

79

91

3

114 / 2001

65 / 1928

27

113

84

98

102

79

91

7

113 / 2009*

64 / 1920

28

M

M

M

102

79

90

M

113 / 2005*

64 / 2008*

29

M

M

M

102

78

90

M

113 / 2007

64 / 1920

30

M

M

M

102

78

90

M

112 / 1984

64 / 1920

31

M

M

M

102

78

90

M

113 / 1950

62 / 1962

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