Down For The Count

The votes have been counted and I’m out. I’m off the Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission by virtue of a 4-3 vote of City Council. Thumbs down from Emperor Lane, and Senators Milhaven and Klapp were not surprising. Dennis Robbins joined the other three in chastising me for being disrespectful to the Council lately (more on […]

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Branded

There’s a lot of talk of “branding” in Scottsdale these days. It’s a time-tested buzzword in marketing. And it evokes visions of the Old West which–like it or not–is part of the cache of Scottsdale. However, in the context of developments over the last few weeks regarding my service on the Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission […]

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Airpark Apartments, Again

Who thinks apartments less than a runway-length away from the Scottsdale Airport is a good idea? Apparently Jim Lane does. Last night the City Council in their infinite wisdom once again chose to ignore both common sense and the advice of aviation experts. They refused to send the developer of the proposed Scottsdale Airpark Community […]

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