Scottsdale jail employees demoted, police commander suspended after investigation | 12NEWS.com

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 […]

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More Lane Lies

Hold the Presses! The Scottsdale Independent prints yet another campaign PR puff piece for Scottsdale’s incumbent mayor Jim Lane, with no editorial challenge whatsoever to Lane’s lies. Shocking! Here’s the first paragraph: Recently I sent an e-mail highlighting why I think Scottsdale is the best city in which to live. Our economy is strong. Our […]

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Who is Jarrett Maupin? Man behind Phoenix’s police protests is a rights leader — and a paid political consultant

A federal felon is friends with Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane’s campaign PR manager? No surprise. Maupin was treated like a client at the firm [Rose+Moser+ Allyn], said Stacy Pearson, a former employee at the Rose agency who is now with the left-leaning political firm Strategies 360. She recalled at least one meeting where Maupin met […]

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Scottsdale neighbors upset about having sober living home next door – ABC15 Arizona

“If Mesa, Gilbert, and all these other cities are [regulating sober living facilities], I think Scottsdale needs to be aware of the problem,” [neighbor] Laura Foster said. Neighbors who spoke to ABC15 said those living at the home had been pretty quiet, but said they were concerned about the problems that could occur and the […]

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Resident Friendly

Isn’t it funny how every Scottsdale candidate says they are “resident friendly” in their campaign mailers? But what does it mean to to be “resident friendly?” To me, it means engaging with city government on behalf of your neighbors when there’s NOT an election in the near future. It means having a track record that […]

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