Phoenix council votes to increase water rates 7%

by Lynh Bui – Feb. 23, 2011 05:43 PM The Arizona Republic The Phoenix City Council voted 7-2 Wednesday to increase water rates 7 percent. The rate hike, which starts April 1, will add about $2.21 to the typical resident’s monthly water bill and generate more than $20 million for Phoenix in the first year. […]

Phoenix planning commission reinforces freeway billboard ban

The amendment was drafted by the Planning and Development Department at the request of Councilman Bill Gates, whose district includes several miles of Arizona 51, the Piestewa Freeway. It was approved on Wednesday and now will go to the City Council for a vote.

Phoenix Councilman Gates pushes small-business assistance programs

by Eugene Scott – Feb. 7, 2011 01:35 PM The Arizona Republic Phoenix officials told north Phoenix entrepreneurs Thursday that Phoenix’s Small Business Division has implemented programs to help support small-business owners. Councilman Bill Gates’ Office and the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business Roundtable at My Brother’s Office, 14001 N. Seventh St. […]