Resources and Research

Providing prompt and thorough responses to all inquiries from cities and towns is an important function of the League. If you need information on elections and opening meetings law, land-use and planning, finance and a wide range of other issues on governing and managing a city or town in Arizona, please contact a staff member who will be happy to assist you.

Pension Funding Policy

House Bill (HB) 2097 from the 2018 Legislative Session requires all governing bodies (city/town council) participating in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) to establish a Pension Funding Policy and post that policy on the governing body's (city/town council) website. Below are links to a template Pension Funding Policy created by the League as well as a guide for how to complete the template.

Proposition 203 (Medical Marijuana) Implementation Tools

View ordinances from other cities and towns.

The League organized a workgroup made up of city attorneys, Planning and Zoning staff and Intergovs to develop principles for a model ordinance to implement Proposition 203.

View the Final Rules adopted by the Department of Health Services (DHS). DHS Director Will Humble has also posted two blog entries relating to zoning provisions in the final rules and their effort to encourage dispensary applications in rural parts of the state.

View the "Compliance With Local Jurisdiction Zoning" form (PDF).

Waiver of Claims for Diminution in Value of Property

Short-Term Rental Sample Ordinances (A.R.S. §9-500.39, as amended by S.B. 1168)

Short-Term Rental Sample Ordinances

Draft Model Ordinances

Draft Ordinance Plats - August 2023
Draft Ordinance Self Certification Program - August 2023
Draft Ordinance Site Plans - August 2023
Draft Ordinances At-Risk-Permit-Program - August 2023