We came through Sedona for the first time in late August 1969. It looked like a gorgeous place that was almost empty. We have come back to Sedona ever since and finally moved to VOC in 2012.
There was much discord at Thursday’s Big Park Council meeting, and the grueling four-hour marathon session saw tempers flare and harsh words spoken. However, at the end of the day, the vote represented the overwhelming opinion of the Village residents. The Council voted that the Patel parcel rezoning request from residential to commercial, even with stipulations, was not in the best interest of the community. As one representative clearly stated it, “We represent the wishes of the community that appointed us. I am obligated to vote with the majority of my community”.
So let’s stop calling people names and actually talk to people as opposed to talking down to people with the idea “I’ve been here longer and know better. so shut up”.
There was an overwhelming public outcry in response to the Big Park Council Planning and Zoning Committee’s vote Monday. The committee met on June 3 to vote on the rezoning application for the Patel property, which sits on the corner of State Route 179 and Jack’s Canyon Road. After months of deliberation and research, the committee voted 6-3 in favor of the applicant’s application to rezone the property from residential to C2-1 commercial zoning with stipulations for the proposed Hilton Garden Inn.
A big thanks from all the organizers of the 6th Annual Community BBQ to those who came and enjoyed the day with us.
I just got through reading another letter from a probably newbie who thinks the best solution to our traffic problems is to rebuild the bridge across Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing.
Mr. Fairchild’s comment to “put the bridge back at Red Rock Crossing…” has one problem- there never was a bridge at Red Rock Crossing.
On behalf of Sedona Public Library, I would like to thank the entire community for support of library services and programs. There are too many people to name individually, so I will highlight groups and organizations: Big Park Regional Coordinating Council, Church of the Nazarene, Sedona Car Club, Sedona Winds Retirement Community and the Village Business Association.
With the annual meeting completed, we conducted our organization meeting of the ne board. During the selection of officers, I was reappointed as president of the VOCA Board for the year.
I’m relatively new to the Sedona area. We moved here from Thousand Oaks, CA in October 2015. After completing some renovations on our home in Pine Valley (off Jacks Canyon Road), we got involved in our HOA and took an interest in community issues in the VOC and Sedona. Last Dec I joined the BPRCC board as secretary.