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Mayor Phil Goode Weekly Update, November 14 2022

Hello, I’m Mayor Phil Goode with your weekly update.

It was an honor to address the attendees on the Veteran’s Day Parade on Friday. As a Vietnam War Combat Infantry Veteran, I was especially appreciative that this year’s parade theme was, “Honoring Vietnam Veterans: To Those Who Served…And The 58,479 That never Returned. Remember and Respect”.

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The Prescott Veterans Day Parade took place in downtown Prescott, and is the 2nd largest in all of Arizona. With 99 entries, awards were given to the best entry in seven (7) categories.

The winning entries are:
1ST PLACE- NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION-Chino Valley Equestrian Park

1ST PLACE- FRATERNAL /MILITARY ORGANIZATION-Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Air Force ROTC-Detachment 028

1ST PLACE- MOTORIZED GROUP-Prescott Vette Sette

1ST PLACE- MUSIC ENTRY-Chino Valley High School Marching Band

1ST PLACE- MARCHING UNIT-Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Army ROTC

1ST PLACE- HOSPITAL ENTRIES BY VETERANS-Northern Arizona VA Veterans

1ST PLACE- COMMERCIAL/ BUSINESS ENTRY-Yavapai Trail Adventures

BEST OVERALL/APS TITLE SPONSOR AWARD- Vietnam War Memorial Three Soldiers Living Statues

I personally want to thank all those who participated as well as the community partners that helped to sponsor this year’s parade. And thank you very much to the people in Prescott who showed such a heartfelt recognition of not just our Vietnam veterans, but all veterans.
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During last week’s voting meeting, I am pleased to report that our Council approved the 5% Consumer Price Index Adjustment for Employee Pay, which was effective yesterday, on November 13th. With inflation rates rising and the cost of living increasing, it is important that we support those that do the daily work in our City.

Council also approved the establishment of a 7-member Workforce Housing Committee. This will be a standing committee for the City of Prescott.

The City is currently seeking applications for this new Committee. There are three vacancies with a one-year term, and four vacancies for a four term. The terms will start on January 1st, 2023.

You are not required to be a Prescott resident to serve on this Committee.

Boards, commissions and committees provide opportunities for citizens to take an active role in their local government.  Members are appointed by the City Council upon recommendation from the Council Subcommittee on Appointments following review of applications.

If you would like to serve on this committee, or on any other City committee, I encourage you to apply!
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Prescott City Council and Boards, Commissions & Committees (BCCs) began conducting “hybrid” meetings during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic due to city hall closures, using the Zoom platform.

We have continued to provide these hybrid options over the past year, as a courtesy.

However, as all city operations and services have returned to normal, beginning in January 2023, Council and all boards and commissions will no longer offer hybrid meeting options.

Of course, City Council Meetings will continue to air live on the City website, Facebook page and on Channel 64 and will be available on-demand.

Planning & Zoning Commission and Council Subcommittee on Water Issues will also continue to air live, and other Boards and Commissions will return to their in-person participation model.
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Even though Thanksgiving takes place next week, there will still be three council meetings! The Executive Session will take place at 10 AM, there will be a Study Session at 1 PM, and the Voting meeting will take place at 3 PM as expected.

Schedules for City Thanksgiving closures will be published soon. In case you’re not here next week, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Finally, I want to congratulate Ken Bennett on his election as our Arizona Legislative District 1 State Senator, and Quang Nguyen and Selina Bliss on their election as the Arizona State House Representatives. I am looking forward to learning the final election results of the closely contested state races soon.
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 I’m Mayor Phil Goode, and this has been your weekly update. We’ll see you next time.

Links:

COUNCIL MEETINGS: https://www.prescott-az.gov/city-management/leadership/city-council-meetings/

APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING COMMITTEE: https://www.prescott-az.gov/city-management/communications/news/

ELIMINATION OF HYBRID MEETINGS: https://www.prescott-az.gov/elimination-of-hybrid-meetings/

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