Politics is not for the feint of heart and this week proved that in spades! The first part of the double header took place in the lovely and historic neighborhood of Villa Monterey. This is truly a treasure representative of the best of Scottsdale where neighbors are neighbors, and most importantly, they care deeply about […]
I am very gratified and humbled by all the volunteer support on getting petitions. There are people all over the city talking to their neighbors on behalf of OUR campaign, and the sheets are coming in a few every day. We are getting very close to our minimum number. As soon as we surpass it […]
Three articles and a “My Turn” column ran in the Scottsdale Republic this week that are very telling. In the first (and I’ll cover the rest in additional posts here and on ScottsdaleTrails), an editorial entitled, “Pre-election posturing takes over the Kiva,” the editorial staff (presumably Robert Leger and Mike Ryan) said, “A Scottsdale city […]
From an AZCentral article this morning: Jim Lane made headlines in 2008 when he defeated incumbent Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross, marking the first time in city history a sitting mayor lost a re-election bid. Now, Lane is seeking to retain the top seat for another four years. The retired accountant says he has kept his […]
Someone recently dug out and emailed me one of Jim Lane’s 2008 campaign mailers. Here’s what it says: Ten Reasons to Vote for Jim Lane: More openness at City Hall. Fewer secret meetings and behind-closed-door decision-making. Better protection of taxpayers’ money. No more Toll Brothers or Hualapai or other mistakes that have cost us so […]
AZCentral published an article yesterday headlined “Korte leads Scottsdale council hopefuls in fundraising.” One of the comments posted at the end of the article said, “Looks like the Korte Campaign’s positive messages are resonating.” Now, I don’t know if that comment was intended to be facetious or serious, but it prompted me to post this […]
This week’s “Alert” from the Voice of Scottsdale blog offers perspective on Tuesday night’s city council discussion about next steps in the process of updating Scottsdale’s General Plan: New Mayoral Candidate Already Intimidating Incumbent. The suspense is over. At least for those who believed Councilman Bob Littlefield ever really intended to challenge incumbent Jim Lane […]
Nominating signature petitions are due May 31. That leaves a little less than 7 weeks remaining to collect them. Petitions are circulating now, and I’ll soon be posting events where you can sign. Better late than never, but it will be some work to get done and get on the ballot!