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An update to the Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030 (FRP30), to bring its Road Network Illustration (Map 25) into compliance with Arizona Revised Statute requirements and to resolve inconsistencies between Map 25 and parts of the Flagstaff City Code. This update does not alter the intent of FRP30; it is only concerned with correcting errors, removing legal vulnerability, and improving the readability of FRP30.
Sun Corridor: A Competitive Mindset builds upon the 2008 Megapolitan report by looking at present and future prospects for the Sun Corridor, the economic heart of Arizona stretching along Interstate 10 from Phoenix to Tucson, down Interstate 19 to the Mexican border.
Arizona has grown rapidly over the years and our education system has grown in step with the population. But increasing the total budget for education doesn't mean that we have directed more resources to each student. The numbers show that Arizona has one of the lowest per-pupil funding rates in the country. Parties of one faction or another argue endlessly about which numbers to use in comparing Arizona to other states, or even whether such comparisons are possible. What is indisputable is that Arizona ranks in the bottom tier of states in both education spending and in student achievement and that we have made substantial cuts in our funding of both K-12 and higher education since the beginning of the Great Recession.
Convinced by a compelling business case that showed how arts and culture contributes to a strong knowledge economy, the Maricopa Regional Arts and Culture Task Force called for a region-wide commitment to arts and culture development. The 30 elected, business, arts, and philanthropic leaders also agreed that, given the current financial limitations of the region’s arts and culture sector, a new era of achievement would require a "well-rounded system of funding and support through public, private, and philanthropic means." Without this, the potential for arts and culture to help ensure "a high skill, high innovation economy in a great, livable place" would go unfulfilled. Given the economic imperatives, size of the arts and culture sector, and various election results, creating a "well-rounded system of funding and support" for arts and culture in metro Phoenix would seem to be realistic. Yet, for all of these and other pluses, the task force’s members realized that their successors would have to have "perfect pitch" on any proposal for a dedicated funding source for arts and culture.
Many Arizona street-level police officers and sheriff’s deputies report that they are skeptical of the ability of Arizona’s “pro-arrest” policy to reduce domestic violence, frustrated by a perceived lack of follow-up from prosecutors, and often at odds with victims whose predicaments they may not fully understand.
Domestic violence is a major social problem throughout Arizona, and a major daily challenge for law enforcement officers. Every day in Arizona, domestic violence injures victims, damages property, destroys families, breeds further crime and anti-social behavior, and perpetuates itself in younger generations. Like most states, Arizona has "criminalized" domestic violence (DV) by adopting laws and policies that bolster law enforcement officers’ arrest powers and require them to arrest suspects under certain circumstances.