To find savings, Phoenix may spend $1.8 million on studies

by Lynh Bui – Apr. 27, 2011 The Arizona Republic In Phoenix, officials hope to save money by spending money. In an effort to give government a recession-style makeover, Phoenix is considering commissioning several studies that could make the city more efficient or increase its tax base. The city could shell out more than $1.8 […]

Phoenix residents might pay less property tax

Homeowners see valuations continue to fall by Lynh Bui – Apr. 28, 2011 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Many Phoenix residents probably will pay less in city property taxes as a result of dropping home values. The city has again proposed keeping the property tax rate at $1.82 per $100 of assessed value, but residents […]

Phoenix council weighs electric ad signs

Restrictions on flashy billboards applied unevenly, foes say by Michael Clancy – Apr. 24, 2011 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Three recent billboard requests have thrust electronic outdoor advertising into Phoenix politics, forcing the City Council to reconsider a billboard ordinance that observers say has been overlooked, ignored and only informally applied.