Local Quote

There were a number of good quotes uttered at last night’s Scottsdale City Council meeting. I’ll start with two of them and expand on some of the others later this week. The juxtaposition of these two illustrates nicely the problems we are facing with Scottsdale city government.   “Something that’s wrong doesn’t get to be […]

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“A Wise Discretion”

Of course, a municipality has a duty not only to comply with the provisions of its own code but also “to act in the public interest, to be fair, honest, prudent and to exercise a wise discretion[.]” Arizona Court of Appeals in Standard Construction v. City of Peoria; quoting the Arizona Supreme Court in Hertz […]

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Council Shuts Out Those with Different Views

This column by John McLemore appeared in yesterday’s GILBERT Republic…and you thought we only had these problems in Scottsdale! I would remind you that yours truly was fired from the Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission–the first sitting commissioner removed in 30 years–for similar dissent regarding the Scottsdale City Council’s approval of high-rise housing projects inside the […]

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