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I am pleased to announce I have turned in an abundance of signatures to qualify for a place on the ballot in the upcoming City Council election process. This election, as never before will be … more
I would like to take this opportunity to share my opinion regarding the Southbridge II redevelopment project and the pending City Council action on this issue in hope of clarifying any … more
Mayor and Council: I respectfully submit the following comments for your consideration as you decide the city manager’s maximum spending authority for FY 2020/21: General Fund Forecast … more
These are challenging times for everyone. It is no different for your Scottsdale firefighters. On April 1 we were informed that pay raises for city employees will be suspended. Your Scottsdale … more
There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to be prepared. According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, anyone can get … more
In a community so dependent on tourism, these are frightening times. The spread of the coronavirus has transformed Scottsdale into a ghost town as our hotels and downtown core, once bustling with … more
For a lot of reasons, the new Cavasson project before the City’s Design Review Board April 2, could not come at a better time. Aside from badly needing some economic stimulus from the … more
The harsh realities of COVID-19 are starting to settle in for residents: working from home, business and school closures and the rationing of paper products at grocery stores. Just to name a … more
Dear mayor and councilmembers, It has come to my attention that Carter Unger wants to repeal his Southbridge Two project, which will be on the City Council docket next Tuesday. This is not … more
Rotarians are “People of Action,” and Rotary clubs and their members throughout Arizona are pitching in to help where needed in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic … more
In 2020-21, new citizen-driven committees, city staff, vital citizen input and City Council must create an acceptable city blueprint, called General Plan 2035. The only current, valid document is … more
In light of the most recent updates regarding COVID-19, several cities and states have issued a stay-at-home mandate, and more will continue to do so in the days ahead. So what does that mean for … more
More than one guest columnist lately has written to support the proposed Southbridge II development and the common theme of these letters is that anyone against the project is against growth and … more
By now, we have all heard public health experts declare the need to frequently wash our hands and practice social distancing. While we heed that important advice, we also urge consumers to be on … more
These are truly unchartered waters. Families are confined to quarters and avoiding interactions with others. Parents are working from home, children are avoiding play dates. All the stresses that … more
To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. senators --- Kevin Cramer and Mark Warner --- introduced a bill known … more
In this time of crisis, it seems everyone is weighing in with advice about who to blame and what else should be done. By now we all know we should listen to expert advice from the CDC, stay home, … more
A college professor once asked a class I was in, “What one word would you use to describe the United States of America?” I said defiant. Because both the connotation and denotation of … more
Mother Teresa famously said “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” This current virus pandemic means for some of us that we can help make the situation a … more
Last week Kathy and I called for the mayor and council majority to follow the recommendations of the medical community to close restaurants and bars to on-premises service. We urged Kathy’s … more
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