I was copied on an email to the Scottsdale city council and mayor today, in which a word caught my eye: “Quango.” Quango (quasi non-governmental organization) is an acronym that describes arms-length bodies funded by government departments but not run by them. They are given power and paid for by government departments. One of my […]

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When Chickens Come Home to Roost

While I could, I don’t often say, “I told you so.” However, this is one of those times when I will. During the last Scottsdale city council campaign after I announced my council candidate endorsements, I was strongly derided by a couple of ‘friends’ for not endorsing candidates they endorsed AFTER my endorsments. One of […]

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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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