Council Collaboration for Controversy

This column was published under “MY TURN” in Wednesday’s Scottsdale Republic: Some Council-approved projects aren’t Scottsdale assets By Ben Cowles In a recent Q&A with the Scottsdale Republic , Councilwoman Virginia Korte said there is more collabora­tion in the current City Council than in recent councils. I agree, but offer a different perspective. Last year, […]

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Light Rail Light on Facts

In this My Turn column in the Scottsdale Republic this morning, light rail promoter Jim Derouin–an otherwise decent fellow who got hoodwinked into this fight-by-proxy courtesy of City Councilwoman Virginia Korte–has reached for the snake oil to support his arguments. My comments are inserted in bold. Railing against regional transit ignores benefits to Scottsdale Mike […]

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Richert for City Manager

As you may know, the Cave Creek town council recently dumped their longtime city manager, in a dramatic fashion not unlike the recent departure of a Scottsdale city manager. Ironically, among the applicants for the newly-open Cave Creek post is David Richert, that very same former Scottsdale city manager. Frankly, I disagreed with just about […]

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