My Turn: No Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center without public vote

Carol Shepard From AZCentral this morning: Scottsdale woman offers her take on 5 claims about the proposed Desert Discovery Center: “As a Scottsdale resident, I see no fiscal or quality of life benefit to Scottsdale taxpayers from this project.” Absolutely right, Carol; this sums it up in one simple sentence! Source: My Turn: No Scottsdale […]

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Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center critics remain steadfast in fight for public vote

From social media this morning: [Scottsdale City] Councilwoman [Linda] Milhaven says if Scottsdale City Council were to have entertained the citizen petition [to require ballot approval on the $100 million Desert Discovery Center] there could be unintended consequences nobody wants. “For us to set guidelines for citizen votes for all of those kinds of things, […]

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Scottsdale’s incumbent mayor quotes Einstein…but like the mayor, it’s a fake.

In an effort to explain a political flip-flop wherein he first opposed a citizen vote on a massive, expensive, and unwanted commercial intrusion into a billion-dollar, taxpayer-funded nature preserve before he supported citizen input (only after it was clear it wouldn’t have council majority support anyway, I might add), Scottsdale’s embattled incumbent mayor, Jim “Shady” […]

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Wanting Scottsdale to be special is more about ‘creating’ than ‘keeping’ | Scottsdale Independent

The city of Scottsdale today has no power in itself to make the great accomplishments required for our future success, but it has the power to discourage the worst and encourage the best. This is about the only wholly truthful statement in Vern Swaback’s entire column! There’s so much hot air in Swaback’s column that […]

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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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