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October 16, 2018, 12:44 PM
Come join the discussion on the future of water in Flagstaff!
Our Recycled Water Survey will give you a chance to learn about what Flagstaff is currently doing with reclaimed water. The survey will present new options in emerging technologies, such as Advanced Water Treatment, and ways this technology can be used to ensure a sustainable, future water supply for our mountain community.
We need to hear from you, to ensure our decisions reflect the views of our community. The survey should take only 15 minutes of your time, while it helps to guide Flagstaff into a more-sustainable future.
October 12, 2018, 10:09 AM
Help us take Flagstaff’s trails from good to extraordinary!
In conjunction with the Flagstaff Trails Initiative, we have launched a public survey to help us better understand how people use trails, what the community values in a trail system, and how we can make Flagstaff’s trails extraordinary. Please take the survey, we need to hear from you!
The Flagstaff Trails Initiative (FTI) is a multi-entity effort to develop and implement a collaborative strategy for trails in and around Flagstaff. It seeks to improve the quality, connectivity and community support for a sustainable trail system that balances the demand for recreation with the community’s vision for conservation, development, and health.
Founding partners for FTI include the City of Flagstaff, Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, Flagstaff Biking Organization, and the National Park Service. Other diverse organizations include the Coconino Trail Riders, Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy and Arizona Trail Association.
For more information… http://flagstafftrailsinitiative.org/
October 10, 2018, 1:56 PM
City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation is seeking your input for the renovation of the playground equipment at Cheshire Park. The goal is to upgrade the existing equipment and surfacing that allows children of all abilities to enjoy.
Three concept designs that promote inclusive play yet with differing themes are provided for your feedback to assist in finalizing the design for the renovation. The designs are themes: nature, traditional and modern contemporary. Please click here to read more and provide your input.
August 28, 2018, 4:16 PM
The Flagstaff community worked hard to protect McMillan Mesa as open space, and we need your input to help develop a management plan that reflects the community's values associated with this special place. Please take 10 - 15 minutes to fill out our survey and help us better understand how you use McMillan Mesa and how you feel the area should be maintained.
We have extended the open period for the survey through September 30th. Please provide us with feedback and encourage your contacts to do the same.
Thank you for your involvement.
Flagstaff Open Space
June 27, 2018, 2:28 PM
The City of Flagstaff is working with the community to better understand vehicle idling in Flagstaff. What is idling? Vehicle idling occurs when a vehicle is left running while stopped for more than ten seconds. This survey will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Thank you for taking this survey and sharing your perspective on this important issue. Please complete only one survey per person. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to participate by forwarding this survey link: https://www.opentownhall.com/6382.
May 17, 2018, 10:53 AM
The City of Flagstaff’s Street Lighting for Enhancing Dark Skies (SLEDS) project team is presently testing five (5) new types of light emitting diode (LED) fixtures in five different locations: Cheshire, Butler Avenue, 4th Street near the Aquaplex, Route 66 from 4th to Arrowhead, and the Cedar and West street intersection. These fixtures are proposed as replacements for the low-pressure sodium (LPS) roadway lighting currently in use. Conversion to LED is necessary since LPS will not be available after July 2019. The goal of the SLEDS project is to maintain appropriate lighting levels while preserving the City’s dark sky resources and maintaining the missions of Lowell Observatory and the U. S. Naval Observatory.
We invite everyone that lives near these test sites or commutes through the location to take this survey.
This survey will take 5 minutes.
May 7, 2018, 3:13 PM
We invite your feedback on Flagstaff’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The Climate Plan will provide a roadmap for reducing local greenhouse gas emissions and preparing Flagstaff for a changing climate.
Now is the best time to provide feedback to steer the direction of the Climate Plan. Goals and strategies have been proposed for the Climate Plan, based on prior community input, and we want to hear from you.
This survey should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete, and closes May 11th. To learn more about the Climate Plan development process, see: http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/ClimatePlan
Thank you for your feedback!
April 20, 2018, 10:53 AM
We invite you to share your feedback on the Flagstaff Community Forum.
There are two recently posted topics:
In 2016, Flagstaff voters permanently preserved 300-acres of City-owned land on McMillan Mesa as open space. This means that these lands can never be developed, except in a way that supports outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities for Flagstaff residents and visitors.
The Flagstaff community worked hard to protect these lands, and now we need your input to help develop a management plan that reflects the community’s values associated with this special place. Please take 10-15 minutes to fill out our survey and help us better understand how you use McMillan Mesa and how you feel the area can be improved.
Have you seen the new orange “Spin” bikes around Flagstaff? They are part of a pilot program for a dockless bike share. We invite you to participate in this community forum to learn and let us know how you think bike share can work better in Flagstaff.
Thank you for your time and input.
February 20, 2018, 4:02 PM
The City of Flagstaff and the Southside Community Association are working together to develop a new neighborhood plan for the vibrant and historic Southside neighborhood. "Community Visioning" is the first step and involves getting a wide variety of perspectives on the neighborhood from those that live, work, and have connections to this neighborhood.
We invite everyone with any connection to the Southside to take this survey to help create a shared vision.
This survey will take 15-20 minutes.
February 15, 2018, 8:02 AM
The PedBikeWays survey - www.peakdemocracy.com/5793 - on the Flagstaff Community Forum closes this Friday, February 16 at midnight.
PedBikeWays (Pedestrian-Bicycle Superhighways) are a potential series of linear corridors that would allow safe and comfortable cross-town travel for pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you haven’t already, please take a few moments to review these interactive maps about PedBikeWays - arcg.is/1mznqb - and then give us your comments via the survey.
Thanks for your participation!
February 2, 2018, 10:29 AM
The City of Flagstaff is pleased to announce that the final draft of the High Occupancy Housing Specific Plan is available online at www.flagstaff.az.gov/hohplan. The City Council will hold a final public hearing and vote on the adoption of the High Occupancy Housing Specific Plan on February 20, 2018 at 6pm at City Hall (211 W. Aspen Ave). Staff will hold office hours, where we invite anyone who has questions or wants to discuss the plan content can sit down to go over the plan. These will be held on:
February 8 at 12:00pm - 2:30 pm at the Main Library (300 W. Aspen Ave.) February 9 at 10am - 12pm at the East Flagstaff Library (3000 N. 4th Street)
Our sincerest thanks to all of the community members who participated in the discussion about High Occupancy Housing over the last 18 months, especially those who visited the many forum topics.
Sara Dechter, AICP
Comprehensive Planning Manager
City of Flagstaff, Arizona
January 18, 2018, 3:56 PM
We have created a series of interactive maps (http://arcg.is/1mznqb) to describe the concept of PedBikeWays (Pedestrian-Bicycle Superhighways) – a potential series of linear corridors that would allow safe and comfortable cross-town travel for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Four potential PedBikeWays have been identified: Milton, Downtown/Southside, Eastside, and Westside. We are asking for your assistance to refine the plan for PedBikeWays, and to help move the concept forward.
First, spend some time reviewing the interactive maps (http://arcg.is/1mznqb) to become familiar with potential PedBikeWays. Then, complete a short survey and comment form at the Flagstaff Community Forum (https://www.peakdemocracy.com/5793) to share your thoughts with us about PedBikeWays.
PedBikeWays will be included in the City’s Active Transportation Master Plan (www.flagstaff.az.gov/atmp) and could be considered in the list of projects to be funded via renewal of the City’s Transportation Tax.
Thank you in advance for your assistance!
January 16, 2018, 2:46 PM
You're invited to participate in the City of Flagstaff's first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan!
Over the next 6 months, the City of Flagstaff will work with community members to develop the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. This Plan will help build a more resilient, responsive, and sustainable Flagstaff for its residents, businesses, and visitors.
We want to know your priorities and concerns about sustainable City and community practices and policies related to climate change. Your input will be used to guide the goals and strategies in this Plan.
This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.
We also encourage your attendance at a Community Open House on Wednesday, January 24th. Drop in any time between 5:30pm and 8:00pm. To learn more about the Open House or the planning process, see: http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/ClimatePlan
Thank you for your feedback!
January 2, 2018, 8:46 AM
We want your input on the types of improvement and enhancement projects you think are needed for our local stream, the Rio de Flag.
This information will guide and inform planning efforts underway between the Friends of the Rio de Flag, the City of Flagstaff, and Coconino County for the Rio de Flag watershed.
This survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Thank you for your feedback!
December 6, 2017, 10:47 PM
The City of Flagstaff is seeking public input on a proposed public art project at the next Beautification and Public Art Commission meeting. This meeting will be on December 11, 2017 at 4 p.m. at City Hall in the Staff Conference Room (upstairs).
If you can not attend the meeting please provide feedback through our Flagstaff Community Forum. The opportunity for feedback will close on December 4, 2017 at 4p.m. To read more and provide feedback click here.
Thank you for your time and input!
November 16, 2017, 9:04 PM
This survey is intended to collect information from Flagstaff Area residents about the Rio de Flag, which is a stream that begins on the western slopes of the San Francisco Peaks and weaves its way through Flagstaff south, eventually turning north and flowing out of town near Doney Park. This survey includes questions about the Rio de Flag and the "tributaries" or small streams that contribute some water flow to the Rio de Flag.
This information will assist the Friends of the Rio de Flag, the City of Flagstaff, and Coconino County in understanding how you use and interact with the Rio de Flag, and the types of improvement and enhancement projects you think are needed for our local stream. We will use your feedback to guide and inform our planning efforts for improving and maintaining the Rio de Flag watershed.
This survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Thank you for your feedback.
November 3, 2017, 1:11 PM
Did you fill out one of the High Occupancy Housing Plan topics in the last two months? If you did, thank you very much for taking the time to give the City team feedback. The project team received over 400 unique public comments across multiple platforms.
The input provided from these topic has been incorporated into an updated draft of the High Occupancy Housing (HOH) Plan. The City will be holding a joint Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council Work Session On Wednesday November 8th at 4pm at City Hall. At this work session, the Commission and Council will review the results of all of the public involvement on HOH and will give direction to staff on the content of the final draft.
If you can't make it in person, you can stream the meeting from anywhere at www.flagstaff.az.gov/streaming.
The version of the plan that was updated using your feedback can now be found online at www.flagstaff.az.gov/hohplan.
October 17, 2017, 5:56 PM
The City of Flagstaff wants your feedback to define the scope of work for a traffic impact/form-based code consultant. There is a community desire to maintain and enhance neighborhood character by preventing large, inappropriately scaled buildings and properly mitigate the resultant traffic impacts. Where there are ambiguities, inconsistencies and contradictions in the existing Transect Code or Engineering Standards, recommendations will be made by the consultant that would bring the development standards in alignment with the stated purposes of the code.
We have created a unique public participation exercise for the community where you can read the scope of work and general information regarging the Request for Statement of Qualifications (RSOQ) while directly commenting (or annotating) each section. To review these sections and leave your comments click here.
We also encourage your attendance at a public meeting to discuss this scope at the Murdoch Community Center on Wednesday October 18th at 5:30pm. Staff from the Planning and Engineering Departments will be present to answer your questions and solicit in person feedback.
October 10, 2017, 3:12 PM
The City wants your feedback to help evaluate ideas about the policies for the final High Occupancy Housing Plan. This is the fourth of four topics that break out a part of the draft High Occupancy Housing (HOH) Plan and solicit your feedback. It should take you about 15 minutes to complete this survey.
Don't forget that the Citizen's Review Session of the HOH Plan is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th at 4pm. This will be a joint meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council, a very rare opportunity to share your feedback with both. You can attend at City Hall or stream it live at www.flagstaff.az.gov/streaming.
September 26, 2017, 4:29 PM
The City of Flagstaff is looking for your feedback on how High Occupancy Housing (HOH) developments can be designed in a way that promotes a variety of transportation options for residents and mitigate the impacts on traffic congestion. In many peer communities, transportation demand management programs are being developed and this is one of several proposals for Flagstaff in the draft plan. This survey is the third of four that request feedback from the Flagstaff community on the policies and strategies proposed for High Occupancy Housing, in this case, related to transportation.
September 19, 2017, 2:58 PM
New topic this week! We want your feedback on some of the key proposals from the High Occupancy Housing Draft Specific Plan. The Plan proposes several strategies for addressing how to maintain the community's historic buildings and how to better integrate new and old buildings into neighborhoods. Take a 15 minute break and share your thoughts, ideas and concerns.
This is the second of four topics that will be posted. You can still respond to the topic on "Block and Street Connectivity for High Occupancy Housing." Stay tuned for a Transportation survey next.
The review of the Plan ends on September 27, 2017 and comments can be sent to email@example.com. The complete document, board and commission presentations, and notes from public meetings are all available on the City website at www.flagstaff.az.gov/hohplan.
September 6, 2017, 8:44 AM
The City of Flagstaff has released a draft High Occupancy Housing Plan for a 60-day public review. Over the next few weeks, there will be four Flagstaff Community Forum topics posted to help you give feedback on this comprehensive proposal. Topics will be posted weekly and left open until the end of the review period.
Topic 1 : Block and Alley Connectivity near HOH is available now! Check back weekly for new topics:
- Topic 2: Historic Preservation, Adaptive Reuse, and Neighborhoods
- Topic 3: Transportation and Parking Impacts and Management
- Topic 4: Building Design and Public Spaces
The complete document, board and commission presentations, and notes from public meetings are all available on the project website at www.flagstaff.az.gov/hohplan. The public review ends on September 27, 2017.
August 16, 2017, 12:27 PM
Have opinions about congestion, taxes, bicycle safety, or bus service? Share them with City Council. Apply to join the Transporation Tax Commission. Deadline is August 23.
August 7, 2017, 4:01 PM
How well do you feel Flagstaff's transportation system meets our travel needs? Take the survey and apply to join the new City Commission. The City Council seeks city residents for the Transportation Tax Commission. DEADLINE AUGUST 23!
August 1, 2017, 6:27 PM
The City of Flagstaff is currently in the process of rethinking how we manage waste and we need your help.
As we craft a new plan for improving how we handle Flagstaff's waste, we need your input to help set goals, guide operations and develop new programs and policies to achieve them.
Please take a few minutes to answer this survey and provide your own suggestions for making our waste and recycling operations more sustainable.
July 31, 2017, 9:17 AM
Flagstaff adopted a new type of zoning in 2011. The transect zones are an option for all the property owners in the Downtown Regulating Plan area, who want to redevelop their property. For the last 6 months, the City Council and staff have been reviewing how the transect zones are working and what could be better about them. We are looking for feedback on the first amendment proposed, which would set new standards for what is currently known as commercial block buildings.
- Review the proposed Transect Code Amendments,
- Give us your feedback on the Flagstaff Community Forum topic,
- Attend a public meeting on August 8th at 6pm at our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 224 S. Kendrick.
Note: These amendments would only apply to projects that use the transect zoning standards, and not projects like the Residence Inn, which use the conventional zoning. To learn more about the project, please visit the Zoning Code amendments website or contact the Zoning Code Manager, Brian Kulina, at 213-2613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 24, 2017, 10:50 PM
This survey is intended to collect information from trail users about the Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS), which is a city-wide network of non-motorized, shared-use paths that are used for both transportation and recreation. This information will assist the City of Flagstaff in enhancing existing trails and planning future trails.
This survey is specifically about FUTS trails, which are typically 8 to 10 feet in width, paved or aggregate-surfaced, and located within city limits. The survey not intended to include single-track trails, which are typically 1 to 2 feet in width and typically located in the National Forest outside of city limits.
This survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Thank you for your feedback.
April 24, 2017, 9:49 AM
The Coconino County Business Services Team wants to know how it can better serve your business.
We want to ensure you know all of the tools and resources available to you and your business. We need to know your willingness to learn about those resources and your availability. We will use the answers to this survey that you provide to gather resources, and to present those resources to you in a way that you want. Help us serve you better by taking and sharing the survey today.
March 10, 2017, 3:39 PM
As you head out of town for spring break, wouldn't it be great if you could travel conveniently out of Flagstaff to more places? The Flagstaff Airport is working diligently to attract additional air service to our community. Recently, you may have filled out an airport survey asking you how often you fly, where, experience at the terminal, and more. We have since shared those results with our contacts at several conferences and in our daily interactions. We have now been tasked with asking you six more questions to help us continue the dialogue as ‘connectivity’ is important to airlines when offering new service.
By taking a few minutes to answer our questions you continue to help us in our quest for service.
Please remember to ALWAYS FLY FLAGSTAFF FIRST!
January 31, 2017, 5:19 PM
Blueprint 2040 will impact the future of transportation for people in and around Flagstaff. The plan recommends investing nearly $280 million between 2020 and 2040 in a balance of roads, transit service and pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Please take a few minutes to tell us: Do you support the plan and program of projects?
Take the survey by March 28, 2017.
January 26, 2017, 10:08 AM
What is bike share? Bike share systems allow individuals to use publically owned bikes for short periods of time with the ability to pick up and drop off bikes in separate locations. This system enables one-way trips and does not necessitate owning and maintaining one’s own bike. The Bike Share Hub is the structure in which you would drop-off or pick-up a bike.
This stage in public outreach is searching for imput on where potential Bike Share hubs should be located. Where would you like to be able to pick-up and drop-off bikes? Please let us know your prefered locations using this interactive map survey.
January 24, 2017, 4:52 PM
Should Flagstaff pursue a Bike Share system? You have through this Sunday, January 29th, to give feedback. Please let us know your thoughts and please share with friends and family throughout Flagstaff!
The survey can be found here, or by pressing the "read more" button below.
January 17, 2017, 12:08 PM
You have until Friday at 5pm to take the survey on concepts for new playground equipment in Thorpe Park. Take the time to send the survey to your families in the neighborhood and throughout Flagstaff.
December 20, 2016, 4:01 PM
City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation is asking for your input to renovate existing playground equipment at Thorpe Park. Flagstaff's Parks Department is going to replace the current equipment south of Montoya Center in 2017 (area in purple). Our goal is to upgrade the existing equipment and surfacing that allows children of all abilities to play together.
We have worked with three vendors to provide some concepts that promotes inclusive play. Your feedback will help us to finalize the designs for the playground.
December 6, 2016, 7:20 PM
Tell us more to help us decide if a program is worth pursuing and what features are important to you.
What is bike share? Bike share systems allow individuals to use publically owned bikes for short periods of time with the ability to pick up and drop off bikes in separate locations. This system enables one-way trips and does not necessitate owning and maintaining one’s own bike. The number of bike share systems in the US has rapidly expanded in the past 5 years in part thanks to a variety of technology enhancements that make bikes easy to find and check out. Bike share systems currently operate in 75 North American cities. In Arizona, Phoenix has an operational bike share and Tucson’s will open in 2017.
October 20, 2016, 12:09 PM
There is still time to weigh in on Blueprint 2040, the City's Sustainability Events and the Milton Road Walking and Biking Survey. Don't miss your chance to be part of developing these important City policies. They will all have an impact on City plans and services for years to come.
Blueprint 2040 is the update to the Regional Transportation Plan. Your input will be used to determine which transportation projects will be eligible for federal funding for the next 10 years.
The Sustainability Section is developing their strategic plan and will use the survey responses to tailor future educations, events and outreach.
Your feedback about Milton Road will inform the proposals in the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which is currently under review by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Commissions. This survey will close on October 22nd.
September 28, 2016, 10:27 AM
Flagstaff's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees are developing a Pedestrian-Bicycle-FUTS Master Plan. The plan will make specific recommendations for strategies, actions, projects, and programs to improve the pedestrian and bicycle environment and implement the goals and policies of the Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030 regarding walking, biking, and trails.
Milton Road is persistently a difficult location for bicycles and pedestrians and the Committees want your feedback on what improvements should be recommended in the master plan. Please take a moment to provide your feedback on these important decisions.
You can learn more about the Pedestrian-Bicycle-FUTS Master Plan at: http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?NID=3181
September 28, 2016, 10:18 AM
Blueprint 2040 is the update of the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization's (FMPO) Regional Transportation Plan, which decides what projects can receive federal transportation funding for the next 10 years. There is much transportation work to do and only so much money to go around.
The FMPO wants to hear how you would make trade-offs about future transportation projects. You can help answer important questions like: Should we improve existing roads or build new ones? Should we widen Milton or build a LoneTree overpass?
Take the survey today and help shape the future of Flagstaff.
September 1, 2016, 4:26 PM
Share your opinion about how High Occupancy Housing is designed and how it effects the Flagstaff community. High Occupancy Housing is generally more than 30 units per acre or 75 beds per acre. Buildings with these densities can be from 3 to 6 stories depending on the size of the lot and their configuration.The Online Cafe is centered on five strategic questions:
- Why is the shape, size, and location of a building important in the context of High Occupancy Housing?
- What do you value about your neighborhood? How should the things you value be incorporated into High Occupancy Housing projects?
- 10,000 NAU students live off-campus now and 5,000 more may live off-campus in the future, how should we incorporate students in our community?
- What niche can High Occupancy Housing fill in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable community?
- What other questions should we be asking about High Occupancy Housing?
The Online Cafe will be open until September 7th.
August 22, 2016, 1:22 PM
Tuesday is your last chance to take the Airprot Survey on the Flagstaff Community Forum. If you haven't already, take a moment to tell you about your expereinces and how the airport can better serve you, your family or your business.
August 10, 2016, 1:55 PM
The Flagstaff Airport continues to work on growing their service to our community and in doing so we would like for you to take a survey that will be used in our day-to-day airline correspondence, meetings, and conferences. Please answer the short survey in its entirety and lend comment where applicable. And remember, ALWAYS FLY FLAGSTAFF FIRST! Thank you for your time and consideration.
July 28, 2016, 9:56 AM
The City of Flagstaff has posted 6 strategic questions for the public to discuss in the Online Cafe for High Occupancy Housing. The City started this dialogue with in-person Community Cafes, which were attended by 74 residents. The Online Cafe asks the same questions from the in-person Cafes and shares some of the feedback we have received so far. The project team will use the in-person and online feedback to prepare for open houses that will be scheduled soon, and to evaluate the policy options that arise through the process.
The Online Cafe will be open through September 1st. If you want to attend the last in-person cafe on Monday, August 1st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Main Library, please sign up at www.flagstaff.az.gov/hohplan.
June 2, 2016, 1:11 PM
The Flagstaff Community Forum has three topics up and we want to hear from you. Come visit the site and give your feedback on:
- What do you value about Observatory Mesa Natural Area? (topic closes June 10)
- Which potential pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements are most important or highest priority for the community? (topic closes June 18)
- Would you support a bond on the next ballot to help move and co-locate the Municipal Courthouse with the County Court? (topic closes June 17/appears on June 21st City Council agenda)
Thank you for your continued engagement on important issues in our community. Stay tuned for more opportunities to participate.
March 2, 2016, 12:19 PM
Thank you for subscribing to announcements about the Flagstaff Community Forum. City staff is working to create more opportunities for you to be involved in city governance through the Forum. A new transportation survey has opened that asks how YOU would like to spend future transportation dollars. If you submitted feedback on the transportation values survey already, the new survey is the next step in the process of developing the new Regional Transportation Plan. Both surveys will be open for a few more weeks. If you have questions about this project, you can find out more at http://www.movemeflg.com/#!blueprint-2040/r88ji.
The Flagstaff Community Forum Team