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In 2015, for example, Scottsdale agreed to build $25 million hangars for Gemini Air Group, which is serving wealthy customers at Scottsdale Airpark. Gemini is paying back the construction cost via its lease, just as World View is scheduled to do with Pima County. I ask you to look at Goldwater’s history and point me […]
The water levels in the network of town wells dropped 70 or 100 feet in many places before the town imposed tough water restrictions, shortly before the recession. Well levels stabilized about 10 years ago, still far below historic levels. Source: Payson’s pipeline brings flood of challenges | News | paysonroundup.com I spend a little […]
Our local “indy” newspaper printed a letter from Don Henninger a couple of days ago regarding the state of the local political climate, and Scottsdale’s aggravatingly-persistent General Plan Update. It reminded me of a scene from the Ben Affleck film, Argo, about the CIA rescue of the US Embassy hostages from Iran in 1981, under […]
SRP’s Trish Moeck posted a well-written article (which I’ve copied below) yesterday on the Scottsdale Leadership website, and I’d like to use as a jumping-off point for an expanded look at some of the topics Trish discussed. As you may know, Scottsdale Leadership is at its core a training program run by the Scottsdale Area […]
“Scottsdale Journalism?” Is that even still a thing? I’m reminded of the George Carlin shtick about “jumbo shrimp,” “military intelligence,” and “business ethics.” More on that last phrase momentarily. Did you know that Carlin was a US Air Force veteran? He was also court-martialed three times. The USAF apparently doesn’t have a sense of humor. […]
Yet more of Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane’s “struggling with success.” Coming to a neighborhood near you (or your neighborhood) soon! I have had my property urinated on by drunk renters, I have cars coming and going at all hours. I have to complain to the city of Scottsdale when they don’t take care of the […]
http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/news/in-pursuit-of-understanding-the-true-cost-of-scottsdale-infrastructure-needs/ Infrastructure maintenance needs don’t happen overnight. Lane, Milhaven, Korte, Klapp, Smith, and their predecessors have shorted the capital improvement fund for more than a decade, while simultaneously giving away taxpayer money to their friends like Halloween candy: $20 mil to the PGA, $2 mil to Phil Mickelson, millions to the NFL, $4 mil EVERY […]
I don’t always (or even often) agree with Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton. But as one Scottsdale political icon has stated, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. “Local control” is a precept often cited by Arizona governor Doug Ducey and Republican state legislators when pushing back against the Obama administration [disclosure: I […]
Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell seemed blindsided by the revelation that [former City of Mesa police lieutenant Rick] Van Galder [who had been convicted in Gilbert of super-extreme DUI and sentenced to three days in jail] was allowed out of his [Scottsdale] cell, had food delivered and his wife visit, and was even given a […]
A Catherine Reagor article in today’s Republic has more holes in it than an Apache Junction stop sign. “It is a reflection of the Valley maturing as a metro area when the value of land closer in becomes more valuable and demands higher uses or basically more density,” said Mark Stapp, a growth expert and […]