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The Yavapai County Jail District Board will start the year off with an update on the jail planning and needs assessment study.

Back in August, the Board approved a more than 157 thousand dollar agreement with Chinn Planning for the study. The needs assessment is looking at factors impacting inmate population, such as adult alternative sentencing. There’s also a criminal justice system assessment and a forecast for future capacity requirements. No facility like Tent City is being recommended. The study is expected to be completed by the end of next month. The County Board of Supervisors serves as the Jail District Board. The presentation will be made during the Supervisors’ voting session, which starts at 9 tomorrow morning in the Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.

The Prescott Unified School District Board could have a new President and Vice-President in place for the year.

The Board elects a new President every January. Maureen Erickson currently serves in that position and she will be honored at tonight’s Board meeting. Scott Hicks serves as Vice-President. At that meeting, President and Vice-Presidential elections will be held and the Board will consider approving a day and time for its meetings. The Board meets on the first Tuesday of the month and a meeting on the second Tuesday is added as needed. Tonight’s meeting starts at 5:30 in the District Office Board Room, located on Granite Street.

Prescott’s sign code will be back for discussion by City Council members.

The Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission have been discussing code revisions due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Gilbert. The Court ruled sign code regulations can’t be content based. The City of Gilbert had imposed different restrictions for event, political campaign and ideological signs. City Attorney John Paladini explains what could happen with a more objective sign code. Councilman Greg Lazzell has concerns with yard sale signs. The Council discussion starts at 3 this afternoon at City Hall, located on South Cortez Street.

The search is on for a man who allegedly stole a donation box from a Circle K store.

Police Sergeant Tod Moore says the theft occurred just before nine on New Year’s Day. Moore gives a description of the suspect. The Cottonwood Police Department can be reached at (928) 634-4246.

A 56 year old man has been arrested in Cottonwood for alleged trespassing.

Cottonwood Police Sergeant Tod Moore says the arrest of Michael Travis occurred last Saturday night. Although the woman wasn’t living at the home, Travis, who is her son, was apparently staying there. Travis was taken to the Camp Verde Jail on the Flagstaff warrant.

2016 is only a few days old, but U.S. Senator John McCain has already made a visit to the Prescott area.

McCain was in Prescott yesterday, where he visited with area leaders, including new Mayor Harry Oberg. McCain also made a stop at the KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM studio, where he discussed what needs to be done with the National Debt with Talk of the Town guest host Sanford Cohen. McCain also explains why Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining so much traction. McCain, who is seeking a 6th term this year, added a lot more needs to be done regarding the veterans Choice Card program. McCain described what’s involved in that program and one change he wants to make. McCain explains how this would benefit not only veterans, but also the VA Health Care System. McCain adds the card was first met with skepticism, but it has received support from veteran organizations.


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