“The City of Prescott is about to undertake the update and adoption of the 2025 General Plan. The General Plan is the public document that guides the future of a city. Per Arizona Revised Statutes, General Plans must be thoroughly reviewed and updated every 10 years. In 2015, Prescott adopted its most recent
update, which can be accessed by visiting the City’s website
“Prescott must adopt an updated general plan by the end of 2025. To undertake this effort, the City has created a General Plan Project Team led by the Community Development Department, consisting of City staff from all departments and will include input from our regional partners such as the Town of Prescott Valley, the Town of Chino Valley, Yavapai County, the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization, and other local and regional organizations.
“To assist the project team, the City Council has appointed an 11-citizen General Plan Committee. This committee will play an integral role in the extensive public outreach process planned for 2023.
“The project team will utilize the input gathered from Prescott residents and develop a draft document for the General Plan Committee to review. This draft will be presented to the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission for a recommendation and then to the City Council for approval. With that approval, the General Plan must then be ratified by the residents of Prescott to become effective.
“The ratification follows the same process as a referendum. The voters of Prescott will have the General Plan on the ballot in the City’s primary election, August of 2025.”
WildLights & Animal Sights
Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 31, 6 to 9 p.m.
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
1403 Heritage Park Rd.
The park will be filled with festive holiday decorations, music and magical light displays. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop for those special holiday gifts!
First Christmas Village & ChristkindlMarket
Dec. 16 through Dec. 18; 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Goodwin Street.
Holiday vendors, a Kids Zone, Music, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and Beer & Mulled Wine Garden will be available. 928.445.2000 and www.prescott.org
New Year’s Eve Boot Drop
Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m
Ready to give 2022 the boot? Ring in the New Year in downtown Prescott, Arizona. Watch the festive 6-foot illuminated cowboy boot lower down from a 40-foot flagpole from atop the historic Palace building with 2 drops; the first at 10pm and the second drop at midnight. As the crowd cheers in the New Year, fireworks will light up the night sky. Free event for all ages.