The David Smith Problem

First let me say that personally I find Scottsdale city council candidate David Smith to be pleasant and even likable. Second, politically he is probably not much worse than the three Chamber of Commerce candidates: Banker Linda Milhaven; Good ole boy Dennis Robbins; and opportunist Jennifer Petersen. But that’s not saying much. And it should go […]

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Apartment Construction Headed for Classic Overshoot

The Phoenix Business Journal’s Mike Sunnucks reported a few weeks ago that the apartment construction trend which has been riding a wave of favorable rezoning has crested. Some in Scottsdale have bandied around a number in the 10,000 range for units in the pipeline (approved or under construction) which appears to be about one-third of […]

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David Smith: Scottsdale Council Myopia

This column by former city treasurer (and now council candidate) David Smith appeared in the Republic this morning. Mr. Smith has eloquently captured a part of the systemic problem we face. Unfortunately, his lack of track record of involvement in these issues is reflected in the fact that he completely omits the city council’s ignorance […]

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