Local Quote: Unique Identity

    As I look around the Valley, it becomes more apparent that people have less and less awareness of where one city ends and another begins. Mayor Sharon Wolcott, City of Surprise, promoting “regionalism” in MAGAZ-ine, the newsletter of the Maricopa Association of Governments, regional planning and policy agency for the Phoenix metropolitan area. […]

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Local Quote: Teen Town Hall on the General Plan Vision Statement

    One of the first things I discerned was the plan’s abstruse language, which conveyed formidable but ambig­uous objectives. Such objectives should be pursued, but only if the “av­erage Joe” is able to understand what each is referring to. Phrases like “hu­man connection” and “community character” resonate well, but what do they explicitly refer […]

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