Council Fills P&Z Commission Seat

On Tuesday, February 5, the Apache Junction City Council appointed volunteer Dave Hantzsche to fill the one vacancy on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. There were eight applicants for the seat, and Mr. Hantzsche was selected by a vote of 5-2 with councilmembers Gail Evans and Christa Rizzi dissenting.

Dave Hantzsche

Among the applicants, Mr. Hantzsche is a relative newcomer to Apache Junction, having moved to the community in 2016. He is a Navy veteran from Ohio and a 2017 graduate of the city’s Citizen Leadership Institute (CLI). He has a construction background and said that his attendance at CLI’s P&Z workshop kindled his interest in serving on the commission. “You do what’s best for the community, as well as businesses… you’ve got to find the balance that is there,” he told the council.

Also approved at the February 5 City Council meeting was an assignment of vending machine services to West Valley Vending, Inc. The agreement will be in effect for one year, with automatic renewals not to exceed eight years.

City Council meetings are open to the public and held in chambers at 300 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction. The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Complete agendas and supporting materials are available at

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