Scottsdale’s Big Ideas Should Start With Basics

From today’s Scottsdale Republic: Again, the champions of Scottsdale’s unique character and quality of life have to endure the insults of Paradise Valley resident Jason Rose (“Before knocking the city, consider all its positives,” May 28 Scottsdale Republic). Indeed, there are many reasons to love Scottsdale. Almost all happened before Rose started getting taxpayer subsidies […]

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Preserve Completion: Korte vs Smith

From today’s Scottsdale Republic. First, Virginia Korte [who has never in my recollection argued for fiscal responsibility…and in fact stood by silently while the City Council gave away millions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize professional golf, polo matches, and advertising subsidies for auto dealers on McDowell Road]: We must assess costs of preserve Recently, a […]

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Desert Disneyland

Terrance Thornton at the Independent recently did the most in-depth article of Scottsdale’s proposed (and all-but-certain) Desert Discovery Center (aka “DDC”) of any of the mainstream media so far. You can read the article in its entirety on their website. Some of the details stand out: “Some aspects of the DDC are viewed as commercial,” […]

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