Scottsdale Debt Load

This article appeared in Sunday’s Arizona Republic. Scottsdale debt load tied to big projects By Beth Duckett, The Republic | azcentral.com Scottsdale has taken on new debt to pay for projects ranging from the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to an expan­sion at the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Cen­ter at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Now, city officials say the […]

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Journalistic Priorities

While the mainstream media turned out in force for last night’s Scottsdale City Council meeting to cover an earth-shattering ice cream truck ordinance and a riveting new pedicab law, only one reporter–Terrance Thornton with the Independent–gave serious and timely attention to the real issues hidden in the fluff. I’ll focus on the bond issue first. […]

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Welfare for Golf, Performing Arts, and Developers

Thanks to a call from a fellow political dilettante today inquiring about next week’s City Council meeting, I remembered that I drafted an article on the previous meeting which I was distracted from finishing. The March 19, 2013 Scottsdale City Council meeting covered quite a range. Among the more notable items approved: a $300k+ installment […]

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