This appeared in yesterday’s Scottsdale Republic.
We can’t ignore Scottsdale’s needs until fixes are difficult
The issue on Scottsdale’s bond election on Tuesday, Nov. 5 is really pretty simple. It’s like your house. You can avoid fixing the roof. It’s out of sight and no big deal until it rains. Then, you can have a really big mess.
It’s the same with Scottsdale.
Much of Scottsdale’s infrastructure is suffering from deferred maintenance and much is out of sight.
One example we can see is the parking garage by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. It’s embarrassing to take visitors there. There are many other situations where repairs and additional facilities are needed for our growing city.
If we want to keep Scottsdale special, we need to make investments — now.
Let’s not be like the homeowner who avoided repairing the roof until it was too late.
I will be voting in favor of all the bond items. Thank you.
Jim Bruner is a former member of the Scottsdale City Council and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors