Eric Jay Toll writes in today’s Phoenix Business Journal about one of their ten nominees for “Business Person of the Year,” Sharon Harper. Ms. Harper is a real estate developer, having founded “Plaza Cos.” That name may sound familiar to Scottsdale taxpayers. Plaza Cos. is the development partner of ASU Foundation (the real estate development […]
Susan Bitter-Smith, Corporate Regulator (not so much)
I was a little hard on KJZZ’s Kristena Hansen recently for her one-woman crusade against the fundraising efforts of the Police Officers of Scottsdale (POSA) organization. I was somewhat amused by Kristena’s finale on that subject. She reported that POSA severed ties with the contracted telemarketer doing their fundraising, implying it was because of, “…a […]
City Council Revitalizes McDowell Road?
South Scottsdale resident Dana Close penned a letter that was published as a “Special for the Republic” column (also appearing on AZCentral online: “Could South Scottsdale be the next Arcadia?“) a couple of weeks ago in a Wednesday edition. In her column, Ms. Close praised the Scottsdale City Council for their role in “revitalizing” the […]