Also in last Saturday’s Scottsdale Republic (and also nowhere to be found on AZCentral), community advocate Lisa Haskell’s well-crafted letter to the editor:
Our Scottsdale City Council seems to be eager to add to the growing list of planned apartment communities. As a city, we often seem to be reactive rather than proactive. After we added too many bars to the downtown area, we reacted to the resulting negative consequences by adopting new ordinances we now seem to have issues enforcing.
We may want to consider the negative implications of adding more residents and vehicles to an area that doesn’t seem to have a well-thoughtout plan for addressing the negative impacts of additional multifamily communities. We need to … have a plan in place to address these challenges before we create a situation that will once again force us to be reactive.