Interviewing potential pastors, Chapman said he said they understood that funerals should be simple and should not contain preaching, but only prayers or blessings. Mark Dunn has obtained an approval agreement from the Arizona State Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers requesting the suspension of his 90-day funeral management license, The Arizona Republic. Until 1881, Phoenix`s continued growth made obsolete the village`s existing structure with a board of directors. The 11th territorial legislature passed “The Phoenix Charter Bill,” which involved Phoenix and provides for a mayoral-council government. The law was signed on February 25, 1881 by Governor John C. Fremont and officially included Phoenix with about 2,500 residents. On May 3, 1881, Phoenix held its first municipal election. Judge John T. Alsap defeated James D.
Monihon at 127 against 107 to become the first mayor of the city.  Between fiscal years 2015-2017, there were 820 burials on the White Tanks Cemetery. By the turn of the century, Phoenix`s population had reached 5,554, and the following year, on February 25, 1901, Governor Murphy inaugurated the permanent state building on the Capitol. It was built on 10 acres of land at the western end of Washington Street at a cost of $US 130,000.  The Phoenix City Council imposed a $5,000,000 tax on a public library after the state legislature passed a law in 1901 authorizing such a tax to support free libraries. This action fulfilled the conditions set by Andrew Carnegie in his proposal to offer the city a library building. The Carnegie Free Library was inaugurated in 1908 and inaugurated by Benjamin Fowler.  The public agent`s office reviews applications before deciding whether to assist. According to Maricopa County spokeswoman Erika Flores, the county will pay up to $US 350 for a standard funeral at White Tanks Cemetery or a cremation.
The advent of the railroad in the 1880s was the first in a series of important events that revolutionized Phoenix`s economy. A buttress of the Southern Pacific Railroad, phoenix and Maricopa, was extended from Maricopa to Tempe in 1887. The goods were dumped in the city by train rather than by car. Phoenix became a shopping center whose products reached the Eastern and Western markets. In response, the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce was established on November 4, 1888.