Honor and Truth

With the ongoing protests against providing temporary housing within an otherwise-empty Scottsdale hotel property (which I’d think would be good for the local economy), for legal asylum seekers complying with federal law, a news item about US Army Private Marcelino Serna, caught my eye today. I wrote about Serna a couple of years ago, in […]

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Scottsdale Toad Enforcement

A neighbor of mine has been plagued for years by an adjoining AirBnB (aka “transient,” or less than 30-day) rental, which has now turned into an interminable demolition/remodel nuisance. He has carefully documented many of the zoning code violations, and contacted the city dozens of times at all levels from code enforcement (which is where […]

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Caputi’s True Colors

Tammy Caputi’s recent opinion piece in the so-called “Independent” demonstrates exactly the reason I recommended against her for city council in last year’s election. I’ve reproduced her letter below my comments. It is full of half-truths and outright dishonesty, with one goal in mind: Usurping the very purpose of the General Plan and our zoning […]

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Scottsdale’s Election

If you are visiting ScottsdaleCitizen for the first time because you received my letter, welcome! The information below is all in the letter, but forwarding this article to your Scottsdale friends is a great way to leverage it out to a larger audience of voters. And I’ve included convenient hyperlinks to the websites of the […]

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Fitch Downgrades Scottsdale, AZ IDR, Excise Tax Revs to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’; GOs Affirmed at ‘AAA’

The downgrade of Scottsdale’s IDR [Issuer Default Rating] to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’ is due to concern that the city’s financial resilience cushion, combined with its constrained independent revenue-raising ability, increase its vulnerability to periodic downturns given the heavy dependence on economically sensitive revenues… — Read on www.fitchratings.com/research/us-public-finance/fitch-downgrades-scottsdale-az-idr-excise-tax-revs-to-aa-from-aaa-gos-affirmed-at-aaa-13-05-2020

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