Creepy Crawford crawls out from his crevice

by John Washington on September 25, 2016

I blocked Bill “Creepy” Crawford from my social media feeds awhile back (along with a couple of other whackos), and my life has been much better. However, once in a while, Creepy’s crowing sneaks through my filters, as did this post on the NoDDC Facebook feed. 


Creepy Crawford puts his psychological projection on full display here. I’d remind readers that Creepy was against the bars before he was for them. He railed about noise and litter in the Jim Lane-created bar district before he decided Jim was going a great job. 

And Creepy phonied up a bunch of nominating petition signatures for his fake run for mayor–which he waived around but refused to file so they could be verified–before he admitted that his campaign was a fake, cobbled together to benefit his new bromance with Lane.

Like Lane, Creepy Crawford could do with a bit of “evolving.” Maybe more so. And his “stance” shifts so fast that he ought to take up clogging.

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milhaven200x250From social media this morning:

[Scottsdale City] Councilwoman [Linda] Milhaven says if Scottsdale City Council were to have entertained the citizen petition [to require ballot approval on the $100 million Desert Discovery Center] there could be unintended consequences nobody wants.

“For us to set guidelines for citizen votes for all of those kinds of things, housekeeping items, there are lot of unintended consequences that could stop us from doing some really basic things,” she said.

Classic arrogance, typical for a Wells Fargo banker:

$100 million is a “housekeeping item.” FYI, the entire City of Scottsdale budget is about $250 million.

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Desert Discovery Center and a Venetian Blind | Phoenix New Times

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Someone mentioned the “Canals of Scottsdale” project in a Facebook comment this morning pertaining to the Desert Discovery Center controversy. Boy, did that kick off a little trip down memory lane. I moved to Scottsdale shortly after a grass roots effort had crushed this silly “Venice in the Desert” idea at the ballot. Here’s a little […]

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Scottsdale’s incumbent mayor quotes Einstein…but like the mayor, it’s a fake.

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In an effort to explain a political flip-flop wherein he first opposed a citizen vote on a massive, expensive, and unwanted commercial intrusion into a billion-dollar, taxpayer-funded nature preserve before he supported citizen input (only after it was clear it wouldn’t have council majority support anyway, I might add), Scottsdale’s embattled incumbent mayor, Jim “Shady” […]

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Scottsdale’s Sky Harbor Noise Problem Made Worse by Route Deviations?

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From the Phoenix Biz Journal: “In the two years since the FAA implemented the Next Gen program in Phoenix and other cities, flights coming to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport comply with the flight paths only 50 percent of the time… “Phoenix received less than 200 noise complaints a year in the 10 […]

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Is Scottsdale next? Jury says city of Miami defrauded bond investors — again | Miami Herald

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The SEC has been scrutinizing [Miami] since 2009, after the Miami Herald and a scathing city audit raised questions about a series of financial transfers that moved money out of capital projects and restricted accounts in the late 2000s in order to shift millions into the city’s depleted general fund. The transfers — akin to […]

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Roberts: Arizona loses a treasure. RIP Rose Mofford

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She was always, at heart, that girl from Globe who made good. Source: Roberts: Arizona loses a treasure. RIP Rose Mofford

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More Developers Kick Parking Lots to the Curb – WSJ

September 15, 2016

…cities such as New York and San Francisco have been leaders in removing or reducing parking requirements in recent years as part of efforts to curb traffic congestion and encourage more people to use mass transit. Now smaller cities and even some states are following suit. A sharp-eyed Scottsdale Citizen alerted me to this Wall […]

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What lies ahead for the future of the McDowell Sonoran Mountain Preserve?

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“I think they [Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane, council members Virginia Korte, Linda Milhaven, and city contractor DDCSI] don’t want the public to vote because they [the citizens] are overwhelmingly opposed to this,” said Jason Alexander who is in the [NoDDC] group and lives in the neighborhood. Well stated, Jason Alexander. Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane, and […]

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Resolution to bring NCAA Men’s Final Four championship to Arizona next year

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Scottsdale City Council’s meeting on Sept. 13, will discuss a one-year agreement proposed by the Phoenix Final Four Local Organizing Committee. For $150k and undisclosed cost of some nebulous marketing program, “The PLOC will work with Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage sponsors, alumni and other prominent groups to use Scottsdale hotels and resorts […]

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