Phoenix looks to tax medical-marijuana industry $50 million per year to fund public safety; city singling out industry, says Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigator

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Phoenix is considering a massive tax on the medical-marijuana industry that could generate $40-50 million per year for the police and fire departments. The tax, which would be charged to companies based on the size of each of their dispensary and cultivation sites, could cost some medical-marijuana distributors more than $1 million per year. It would be …

[EXCLUSIVE] Important water ruling analyzed

By Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigator Yesterday the Arizona Supreme Court issued an important ruling relating to water rights.  Here’s a link to the opinion – and a brief summary of the highlights below. MAIN QUESTION – Is ADWR required to consider unquantified federal reserved water rights when determining the adequacy of developers’ water supplies? MAJORITY says no. Acknowledges …

Kavanaugh and home building: What the record shows — and what Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick says about it

NAHBNow As legal pundits and news outlets pour over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s extensive judicial record to learn more about President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee, members need only turn to the multiple NAHB court cases over which Kavanaugh has presided at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to get a fuller picture. In his 12 years on …

Hitching Post CUP approved by Apache Junction

Apache Junction City Council held a public hearing of an appeal by Rose Law Group litigator and land use attorney Evan Bolick P&Z decision resolved with Council siding with original staff recommendations By Bill Van Nimwegen | Apache Junction & Gold Canyon Independent The Hitching Post establishment was granted a conditional use permit (CUP) to expand its attractions and hold …

Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigation and land use attorney, presenting on Arizona land use, June 1st, 2018

Co-Sponsored by the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute 2018 Land Use Update  This year’s Land Use Update focuses on hot topics targeted by recent cases and legislation. The opioid crisis has led to the ubiquitous presence of Sober Recovery Homes, leaving many local governments and neighborhoods grappling with whether and how to deal with them. …

Got ‘sober living’ homes in your neighborhood? Arizona may begin licensing them; encouraging to see legislature taking interest says Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigator

By Howard Fischer | Tucson.com Arizona lawmakers appear ready to regulate “sober living” homes statewide, beginning in 2020. Without dissent the House Health Committee agreed Thursday to have the Arizona Department of Health Services license the facilities that have popped up in the past few years around the state. HB 2529 now goes to the full House. The move comes …

[OPINION] My View: Don’t put a brake on private property rights in Arizona

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  By Barry Goldwater Jr. and Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigator If a tea party started the American Revolution, a brake shop in Mesa started a revolution of a different kind in this state to advance private property rights. The year was 2001 and Arizona’s third-largest city sought to seize Bailey’s …

Scottsdale dips into sober home regulations through new spacing requirements; Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick says zoning is critical for these homes

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent As the opioid epidemic tightens its grip on the nation’s beleaguered, an unintended consequence of the road to recovery is hitting a little too close to home for some. Over the last decade the undertones of American drug addiction — the friend who pops the occasional pill or the buddy who has one too …

As opioid crisis escalates, Scottsdale latest city to zero in on sober living homes; Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick comments on increasing municipal scrutiny

By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times In one of the cascading effects from Arizona’s opioid crisis, sober-living homes are under the magnifying glass. These homes allow people recovering from addiction to live together in a supportive residential setting. But sober-living homes are pretty much unregulated, and residents can be vulnerable to exploitation. READ ON: “As more group home investors enter the …

Phoenix wants to regulate sober-living homes, but can it? ‘many things nearby neighbors can do’ says Jordan Rose, who along with Evan Bolick have been successfully handling these fights

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic As Arizona and the nation battle a growing opioid epidemic, it’s no surprise that more rehabilitation facilities have opened across the Valley. What has surprised some Phoenix residents is that many of these dwellings are popping up unregulated in the middle of their neighborhoods. Now the city is trying to do something about it. READ ON: “While local government has …