The city is updating its Land Development Code (LDC) which contains the rules for development and re-development within the city. The city has contracted with the consulting team, Clarion Associates, to overhaul the 20-year-old code. To find out more and submit your comments visit: SedonaLDCupdate.com or contact Mike Raber, senior planner, at mraber@SedonaAZ.gov or 928-204-7106.

Major Amendments to the Sedona Community Plan
Go to the Projects and Proposals page for the details of each application that has been submitted for 2017. City Council will hold a work session regarding the proposals on Wednesday, October 11 (tentative) at 3:00 p.m. and a public hearing (tentative) on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 102 Roadrunner Drive. At the public hearing City Council will review, take public testimony, discuss and possibly take action regarding the four proposals.

Sign Code Update
The department is currently working on an update to the Sign Ordinance (Article 11 of the Land Development Code). This article of the code sets standards for all signage throughout the city and has not undergone a complete update in approximately 20 years. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the revised code to City Council on March 30, 2017. Work sessions with City Council were held on May 24, 2017, June 14, 2017, July 12, 2017, July 26, 2017 and September 12, 2017. City Council will hold a public hearing on September 26, 2017 at 4:30 in Council Chambers at 102 Roadrunner Dr. Go to Sign Code Update for more information or contact Cari Meyer, senior planner, with questions at cmeyer@sedonaaz.gov or (928) 203-5049.

Short-term and Vacation Rentals
Arizona law allows for homes to be used as vacation rentals (A.R.S. §9-500.39) effective January 1, 2017, which ended city prohibitions on short-term vacation rentals. For more information, go to the Vacation Rentals page.

Community Development's Assistant Director wins city Employee of the Year Award Warren Campbell, Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Warren Campbell! Coworkers nominated Warren for his outstanding customer service, professionalism, hard work, leadership, effectiveness and fun! Warren joined the city as a principal planner in 2015, leaving cold and snowy Vail, Colorado for sunny Sedona.