Taxpayers Subsidizing the Super Bowl

From AZCentral today: Did you know that Scottsdale taxpayers have footed a bill in the range of a million dollars to the Super Bowl 2015 ‘host committee?’ This money is supposed to pay for a big party (obviously no one would be partying in Scottsdale during the Super Bowl), and to encourage attendees to stay […]

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Civil Hypocrisy

This “Our View” column appeared in Saturday’s Scottsdale Republic. Back up the rhetoric In your article about the recent Scottsdale City Council candidate forum hosted by Scottsdale Leadership, you reported a lament by incumbent council candidate Linda Milhaven that the so-called “civility pledge” adopted by the City Council last summer did not pass unanimously. I […]

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Apartment Construction Headed for Classic Overshoot

The Phoenix Business Journal’s Mike Sunnucks reported a few weeks ago that the apartment construction trend which has been riding a wave of favorable rezoning has crested. Some in Scottsdale have bandied around a number in the 10,000 range for units in the pipeline (approved or under construction) which appears to be about one-third of […]

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