In the upcoming November 8 general election, two seats on the Red Rock Road Enhancement Maintenance District (RRREMD) Board will be up for a vote.

The Red Rock Road Enhancement Maintenance District is the special taxing district created by Yavapai County to maintain the landscape and other improvements to the segment of Highway 179 that runs through the Village of Oak Creek.

All residents living within the district (86351 zip code) are taxed to support its operations.

Among the responsibilities of RRRMED is keeping the medians along SR 179 free of weeds. Since 2017, this had been accomplished using non-toxic herbicides. The vendor responsible for weed control transitioned to a new owner in November, and is suggesting that they have no choice but to revert to using Roundup or similar products for weed control.

If you believe that non-toxic solutions should be used, and you’re willing to serve on the RRREMD Board, please contact Paul Gazda. He is a past Board member who can explain the minor time commitment involved in serving. Paul can also explain the simple process of filing to run and obtaining the 26 signatures required to get on the ballot. He can assist in gathering the required signatures. You can contact Paul at or 928-284-0955. Nomination papers must be filed between June 11 and July 11.