As I look around the Valley, it becomes more apparent that people have less and less awareness of where one city ends and another begins. Mayor Sharon Wolcott, City of Surprise, promoting “regionalism” in MAGAZ-ine, the newsletter of the Maricopa Association of Governments, regional planning and policy agency for the Phoenix metropolitan area. […]
One of the first things I discerned was the plan’s abstruse language, which conveyed formidable but ambiguous objectives. Such objectives should be pursued, but only if the “average Joe” is able to understand what each is referring to. Phrases like “human connection” and “community character” resonate well, but what do they explicitly refer […]
ABC15’s Brian Webb reports [Downtown Scottsdale to beef up security]: “Things are good down here now, but we are looking at further ways to improve it for everyone,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. Beloved bouncer Tyrice Thompson was killed outside Martini Ranch late last month. .