Throwback Blowback

Taking a page out of the Jason Rose playbook (“He supported it before he opposed it”), the editor of the “straight and unbiased” Scottsdale Independent, Terrance Thornton, posted a Throwback Thursday Facebook reference to a ScottsdaleTrails article I wrote years ago regarding his ascension to his current position: Terrance Thornton Throwback Thursday: cool to see […]

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Principled Dishonesty

A recent campaign email from Scottsdale’s two-term incumbent mayor Jim Lane parrots a poorly-researched Arizona Republic article: “New development downtown and the ongoing revitalization of Scottsdale’s McDowell Road corridor appear to be pushing home prices higher in the area. In the two ZIP codes south of Chaparral Road — 85251 and 85257 — the median home price […]

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In Praise of Urban Sprawl [or, Is Scottsdale Going to the Dogs?] – WSJ

In essence, Mr. Kotkin argues, being anti-suburb is being anti-family. With this book [“The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us”] he wants to shift the emphasis back to people, the derided suburban masses that he refers to as “the rest of us,” people who have become almost invisible to anti-sprawl adherents, especially those […]

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Sign Pollution

I just got an email from a Scottsdale voter about campaign sign pollution in the city. He asked: Do you think there is anything our city can do about the campaign signs strewn all over town? I realize the state recently passed a bill limiting each cities ability to limit the time and location of […]

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