The election results are in: Lora Lopas wins the seat on the Prescott City Council, unseating incumbent Steve Blair. Lopas received 7041 votes to Blair's 6344.
Yes, the fire is still burning, but the Forest Service reports that firefighters have succeeded in establishing a fireline around the August Fire. They expect full containment by tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7.
If you haven't voted yet, you're running out of time! Schools, taxes and fire safety are a few of the issues on the ballots this month. The ballots will be counted and the results announced Tuesday evening at 8 pm. There are several local communities voting on issues this month.
Politics in Prescott are definitely changing. Ten years ago, most local candidates didn't have an email address, much less a website. But, that's sure not the case now.
We all love the rolling mountains, the tall pines and the expanded vistas that surround Prescott. In our communities, Open Space is prized and treasured; so much so that voters approved a special tax devoted to the purchase of land and road maintenance.
What do 'Bobbleheads' have to do with the Prescott City Council? Is affordable housing possible in Prescott? How many parking spaces are really necessary? And, can't we all just get along?