DARK SKIES

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce working on your behalf.

We are represented on the Flagstaff Dark Skies Lighting Code Working Group along with other community leaders from Lowell Observatory, US Naval Observatory, City and County Planners, Sierra Club and the development community. Our Dark Skies designation give us a competitive advantage over other communities when companies are looking to grow and expand and provides a unique tourism experience that no other community can match. Emerging technology will play a role in community development moving forward. The goal is to find common ground between the environmental concerns and growing our economy. There are specific issues such as the increased viability of Low Emission fixtures for outdoor lighting and recent land use conflicts that create both challenges and opportunities in maintaining our Dark Skies status. We completely understand the economic benefits that dark skies bring to our community and we will continue to advocate for balanced regulations that bring clarity to the business community.

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