Agendas and Budgets

Last night, 5 June 2012, the Scottsdale City Council considered several items that were of great interest to me. If you review the meeting video, you can see “public comment” from me at time index 0:16:00 on how the council and staff set and modify the meeting agendas, as well as the issue of city […]

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Subsidies

At the City Council meeting on 22 May I delivered public comments relating to taxpayer subsidies being handed out by Mayor Lane and the City Council for the benefit of private companies involved in golf, cultural events, and polo. I support all three activities, and I believe they are good for Scottsdale. However, I do […]

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

An AZCentral article this morning describes last week’s presentation of the Public Art master plan by the Scottsdale Cultural Council. As you know, I am not fond of the Cultural Council’s no-bid, sole source, 20-year, $4 million/year contract that has no objective performance measures or deliverables. Here is my take on splitting off their Public […]

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