Culture, Taxes, and Golf

The Tuesday 5 June City Council meeting was another very long night, over 5 hours, not counting the executive session meeting prior to the regular meeting. You can stream the video from the city’s website. Items on which I commented are at the time indexes listed below. 0:36:30. “Text” amendments to Scottsdale’s General Plan. 2:16:00. […]

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An Echo of Good Planning

Yesterday’s Planning Commission meeting was yet another example of the dysfunction of the city planning process; and city boards and commissions. First, efforts by the Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission members and Airport staff to educate the Planning Commissioners appear to have fallen on deaf ears. They simply do not understand why land use decisions around […]

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Airpark without an Airport?

Below you will see reproduced a column that appeared in Saturday’s Scottsdale Republic, authored by Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick Kidder. In his column, Mr. Kidder uses the word “airport” only once as a geographic reference. In doing so, Mr. Kidder is ignoring the obvious fact that the Airpark exists because of the […]

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Next Campaign Event

The next campaign event is the Scottsdale Republican Forum for Scottsdale Mayoral Candidates, Saturday June 9th, 8:30 a.m. at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 N. McCormick Ranch Parkway. Breakfast meeting, $17 for Scottsdale Republican Forum members, $20 for guests. Please RSVP as soon as possible so they can have a good headcount for food. RSVP […]

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TV Glitch

From AZCentral today: TV glitch pre-empts part of Scottsdale council meeting by Edward Gately – Jun. 7, 2012 12:55 PM The Republic | azcentral.com A technical glitch during Channel 11’s live broadcast of Tuesday’s Scottsdale City Council meeting partially pre-empted the presentation of a petition calling for an independent review of the Police Department. Bill […]

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Agendas and Budgets

Last night, 5 June 2012, the Scottsdale City Council considered several items that were of great interest to me. If you review the meeting video, you can see “public comment” from me at time index 0:16:00 on how the council and staff set and modify the meeting agendas, as well as the issue of city […]

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