Scottsdale Citizen-Advocate Silenced and Arrested at City Council Meeting

It was reported to me last night that at the direction of Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane, fellow resident advocate Mark Stuart was cut off during remarks to the city council about the proposed multi-million dollar “Desert Discovery Center,” during the “public comment” period of last night’s council meeting. The live broadcast of the city council […]

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Civil Dialog Doesn’t Apply to Senility?

Scottsdale city council member Virginia Korte has really stepped in it this time. In her anonymous “Voice of Scottsdale” alternative facts blog she accuses the senior statesman of North Scottsdale, Howard Myers, of being senile. Wow. She’s angling for induction into the Jason Rose Hoof-In-Mouth Hall of Fame. You may recall one of Jason’s periodic […]

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Infrastructure needs, prospect of DDC vote top list of priorities for Scottsdale elected officials

“The clear, transparent and accountable path to the funding of the capitalization and recapitalization of the city’s capital infrastructure projects with voter-approved general obligation bonds,” would be [Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane’s] top priority he said during an interview Dec. 20. Well, if we are being “clear, transparent and accountable”… During Lane’s term on council and […]

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Virginia Korte: Horse Troughs and Horse Hockey

In a recent example of press release journalism in the Scottsdale “Independent,” Virginia Korte is quoted: “Putting horse troughs in front of downtown stores is not going to keep Scottsdale the ‘West’s Most Western Town.’” That one dishonest statement sums up Korte’s sincerity about the so-called “Community Conversation” about the future of Scottsdale she’s proposing. […]

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Does Scottsdale’s entertainment district cost more than it’s worth? – azfamily.com 3TV

[Scottsdale city councilman David] Smith said the imbalance between tax revenue and public safety expenses [related to Scottsdale’s bar district] amounts to a subsidy from taxpayers – one he believes Scottsdale residents shouldn’t be paying. Yeah, $3 million in public safety costs vs $1 million in tax revenue. This is Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane’s “struggling […]

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Trees v Forest

My posting schedule will be a little less vigorous now that the election drama has pretty well played out. There are a lot of ballots left to count, but most of the big races are essentially decided. But for those of you who may stumble across this in years to come and wonder why Scottsdale […]

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