[VIDEO] Tempe revokes Quick Quack Car Wash building permits after outcry; Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group Land Use Attorney for Michael Pollack, argues against controversial car wash

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Michael Pollack, who, along with 600+ residents in one-mile radius, opposed the car wash. By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic After nearly three hours of debate, the Tempe City Council revoked permits for a Quick Quack Car Wash planned at Baseline Road and McClintock Drive. The Council Chamber was standing-room-only Thursday as more than 40 residents spoke. Opponents were in the …

Planning commission tables amendment to marijuana zoning

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Arizona Organix Inc. By Darrell Jackson | The Glendale Star A proposed zoning text amendment to the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries that was scheduled for the Jan. 4 planning commission meeting was withdrawn by the Rose Law Group representative until the next planning commission meeting Feb. 1. “The request has been pulled, as the applicant …

Scottsdale City Council approves legal protest text amendment; ‘wise’ decision, says Thomas Galvin, land-use, regulatory and water attorney at Rose Law Group

Scottsdale Independent In response to how legal protests are addressed when filed by neighboring property owners, Scottsdale City Council adopted an ordinance amending the text approving the zoning ordinance. Approved upon consent at a Dec. 5 meeting, the zoning ordinance outlines rules and requirements for the application of a legal protest by property owners near a rezoning request, according to …

Peoria P&Z denies appeal against new BASIS school expansion; Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water attorney comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents BASIS By Philip Haldiman | YourWestValley A popular Peoria charter school is opening a new campus this month after the city rejected an appeal by an adjacent office complex complaining it would cause more traffic. The Planning and Zoning Commission denied an appeal of the new BASIS school site plan at Lake Pleasant Parkway and Yearling Road …

AG opinion: Officials must preserve public records even on private phones; privacy vs transparency, says Rose Law Group attorney Tom Galvin

Rose Law Group Reporter Public officials can’t use private phones or social media messages to get around public records laws, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich stated in an opinion Friday. On the other hand, the AG also concluded information on those private cells phones is not actually a public record, even if it pertains to public business Brnovich said public …

Diverse interests came together in 1980 to pass Arizona’s groundwater law; a matter of balancing growth with conservation, says Tom Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water attorney

Controversy continues over safe-yield, Big Chino, environment By Cindy Barks | The Daily Courier Water — and its long and contentious history in Arizona – took center stage in Prescott this past week. About 275 people turned out at the Elks Theatre in downtown Prescott Wednesday evening, May 17, for the northern Arizona premier of “Groundwater, To Enact a Law …

Controversy over large-scale water pumping by foreign-owned farms reaches Arizona Capitol; Rose Law Group land use and water attorney Thomas Galvin testifies

By Isaac Windes | Arizona Capitol Times Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Fondomonte Farms. A bill requiring the collection of data, such as the water levels of basins and the number of wells in northwestern Arizona, isn’t going anywhere at the state Capitol, but it’s having an impact anyway. Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Fondomonte Farms. The legislation brought to the …

My Turn: How an obscure lawsuit could hurt Arizona water management; Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water attorney, comments

By Kathleen Ferris | The Republic The heart of this conflict boils down to who’s in charge of Arizona’s Colorado River water issues (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  What might seem to be an obscure lawsuit in federal court has potentially damaging consequences for water management in Arizona. The case involves the Central Arizona Water …

Groundbreaking water agreement signed, lauded by Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water lawyer

NEWS RELEASE: Central Arizona Project(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Wheeling, firming and exchanges aren’t words Central Arizona Project (CAP) throws around lightly, but those three words are the basis of an historic agreement recently signed by Central Arizona Project and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The “CAP System Use Agreement” increases the reliability …

Grandmother evicted under Arizona ‘Squatters Law’ even though she was paying rent; Tom Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water law attorney, provides insight

azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport 3TV/CBS 5 A Glendale woman says she was evicted from her home of more than a year without notice under an Arizona law designed to target squatters – even though she was paying rent. Pat Siron said officers gave her just 15 minutes to gather her belongings Jan. 8 and leave a …