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This is an important year for the City of Scottsdale, and you play a key role. All of you. Two reasons. The city’s finances are in a deep hole right now due to the COVID-19 crisis. Even with … more
The Scottsdale ethics code has been in the news lately, largely due to the ethics complaint filed against Councilmember Guy Phillips. On May 5, 2020 a panel of three independent judges (the … more
Scottsdale is a vibrant community, blessed with engaged residents and natural beauty. We enjoy high amenities and low residential property taxes. But we are far more than a wonderful place to … more
Budgeting for the next fiscal year, during these times of unknowns, is a very difficult thing to do. Therefore, this upcoming budget must be flexible. The council will be reviewing the budget … more
We are truly fortunate to have such a packed field of candidates competing for a chance to lead our beloved Scottsdale. I have had the opportunity to meet most of the pack, and I’m even … more
Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 brought the global travel industry to a standstill, Experience Scottsdale has worked diligently to answer an important question: What will travel look like in the … more
This week, the City Council approved a tentative budget with requested changes. Far from boring, a city budget spells out its priorities in black and white. Budget priorities always matter but in … more
Recently, we experienced a land use case that our City Council allowed to happen because of their lack of awareness of the changes and needs of our community regarding housing and infill … more
Running for political office is not for the faint of heart, especially in Scottsdale where it seems everyone has a master’s degree in social media. Virginia Korte, after terming out on City Council, has taken politics to the next level by running for mayor. more
If you have Medicare and want to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, the Trump Administration has good news. Medicare covers tests with no out-of-pocket costs. You can get tested in … more
It depends. Arizona does not currently have an Executive Order or law requiring individuals to wear face masks in public. However, the governor’s Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return … more
The necessity of quality healthcare coverage has become abundantly clear for many Americans over the recent weeks For the one in 10 Americans now unemployed whose health insurance options were … more
To LD23 Representative Jay Lawrence, I view being an elected representative as a job description and not just a title. It is especially true in this era of COVID-19 that we move past the divisive … more
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we live and interact. Although we have been asked to social distance, our perseverance has helped us find new ways to connect with those … more
With the end of the Stay at Home Executive Order and Arizona beginning to return to normal, businesses of all sizes will start to open their doors to welcome back consumers. While this is … more
The coronavirus has shut down or slowed down many businesses throughout the United States, but the essential services provided to children in foster care by Arizona Helping Hands have continued on … more
On May 5, I listened intently to the Scottsdale City Council 2020-21 budget presentation about cost centers, cash flow and declining revenue projections. Our city’s ability to weather the … more
On Tuesday the 19th of May, your City Council will vote on whether to accept or reject the findings of the city’s ethics panel regarding an ethics complaint filed against me by a high-density … more
In this COVID-19 era, I’m thankful for so many things --- my health, the ability to make ends meet, close friends and family, and living in a city with like-minded people who value these same … more
For those who don’t want to risk their livelihoods or health, this will be a difficult reopening ... and I still personally understand the fears of forced emergency measures. more
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