2015 in Preview, and New Year’s Resolutions

I didn’t hear much talk around New Year’s Day this year about resolutions. There was a distinct anti-resolution mindset for the past few years, but I didn’t even see much of that this year. Do I “believe in resolutions?” I think the onset of a New Year is a good opportunity to review what’s important. That […]

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SUSD: Just One Meeting

As former Scottsdale City councilman Bob Littlefield has often said, If you want to see what’s wrong with government, just attend one city council meeting. After having researched Scottsdale Unified School district extensively for some time, combing through meeting minutes and agendas, statutes, policies, attorney general opinions, etc., I finally attended my first SUSD governing board […]

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Scottsdale Bond Ratings Stumble

Moody’s Investors Service issued a press release dated 14 November 2014 (between post-election press obsession and Thanksgiving, which may explain why the Republic and KJZZ missed it) announcing that it has assigned a AA1 rating–one notch below AAA–to bonds Scottsdale’s leaders are issuing to pay for improvements at the taxpayer-owned golf facilities known as the Tournament Player’s Club […]

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