Preview of Scottsdale’s Future

An article on AZCentral this week may provide a preview of Scottsdale’s future [paywall]. Glendale, Arizona [official history] is our cross-town neighbor, west of Phoenix. Scottsdale and Glendale are very similar in many ways. After modern canal irrigation (apologies to the Hohokam native American canal builders) was introduced to the Valley by Jack Swilling and […]

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Richard Alt: My Turn on the Council Candidates

This “My Turn” column by Richard Alt was printed in the Scottsdale Republic yesterday. It’s time for voters to replace ineffectual City Council MY TURN Thu, Oct 18 2012 By RICHARD ALT Scottsdale City Council candidates Guy Phillips, Joanne “Copper” Phillips and Chris Schaffner are correct in their opinions that the existing council is ignoring […]

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Tourism Versus Growth

Howard Meyers had an insightful column in yesterday’s Scottsdale Republic that didn’t appear on AZCentral. I’m reproducing it here: During this city council election debate, claims have been made that “More economic growth means more revenue to fund vital city services such as police and fire protection, parks and transportation.” This is the most egregious […]

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