Scottsdale Chamber of Hoogaboogahh

The Scottsdale City Council recently received an email which ordinarily I’d have ignored because it was sent by an anonymous coward. However, the email makes a few points that I think are illustrative of the general misconceptions of the role of city government and the real function of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. First, the […]

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Peter Pan City Planning and Fairy Dust Incentives

In an Arizona Republic opinion column a couple of days ago, Robert Robb brilliantly analyzes the current land-use planning philosophy that has pushed aside all common sense throughout the metro area: Phoenix banks on Peter Pan theory of Millennials. Among Robb’s observations: I believe urban form and government infrastructure should maximize the living preferences of […]

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New Taxes on Scottsdale Property Owners

ARGUMENT “AGAINST” THE BONDS Bonds equal Debt. Federal debt, deficits, and borrowing are bad. Are they not equally bad in Scottsdale? Borrowing has its place, like for construction of new infrastructure. Maintenance however, should be budgeted. Scottsdale’s had years and tens of millions of dollars’ worth of unconstitutional, taxpayer-funded subsidies for the PGA, the NFL, […]

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