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The past few weeks I have spent a lot of time talking about the need to diversify our economic structure in Scottsdale, bringing in different industries and high paying jobs so we don’t have an … more
The Scottsdale General Plan 2035 update is gaining political attention and the city has again engaged a study group to revise and comment on the draft document generated by the General Plan Task … more
My philosophy regarding politics has always been a little humor (OK, sarcasm) helps the medicine go down. One of my favorite high school teachers, Marshall Trimble, taught me that valuable life … more
In business, I have succeeded by taking calculated risks. That is why it disturbs me to see even some conservatives suggest that taxes should be raised in response to COVID-19: the classic formula … more
Is the sky falling? While we are dealing with the personal challenges and hardships of the current pandemic, your City Council is working to understand the economic impact of the shut down on our … more
During times of crisis, leadership is a precious commodity. Scottsdale is blessed to have many excellent leaders. At the top is our city manager. Jim Thompson has done stellar work since his … more
Some may say that the governor’s COVID-19 directive is threading the needle or criticize Mayor Lane’s comments. Everyone is doing their best. Please consider these suggestions to do … more
Like the rest of the country, Scottsdale is facing two unprecedented attacks on its future. First is COVID-19 which health services, state governments and the U.S. government are fighting on a … more
The COVID-19 pandemic presented the United States with a life or death challenge. The U.S. took the challenge head on and chose life……first, by imposing a nationwide lock down and … more
I’ve always been thankful and impressed by the incredible teachers and education administrators that dedicate their lives to the children and teens of Scottsdale. There are few things more … more
Whenever anyone questions the wisdom of allowing large-scale illegal immigration, the first thing we invariably hear from the open-borders left is that it will outrage Hispanic-Americans. More often … more
The Scottsdale City Council is running out of time to address the severe economic impact we are witnessing now in our city revenues. Each day we do not recognize and act on the dramatic drop in … more
While the nation’s focus is rightfully on the COVID-19 crisis, another crisis looming for a large group of young people. Dreamers are living a nightmare as they wait for the federal government … more
On Friday afternoon March 13, my children were let out of school for spring break week. Which turned into two. And then four. And then became permanent. It was new and fun the first week, but … more
With looming restaurant and small business closures, it appears to me that there might be a way to soften some of the economic impact of COVID-19 and social distancing on these establishments. … more
I keep thinking about freeze tag. As we move into our second stay-at-home month during the COVID-19 pandemic, I find my thoughts returning to the old-time childhood game I played decades ago with … more
During this time that’s full of uncertainty, we desperately need people we can count on. Of course dedicated healthcare personnel and devoted first responders immediately come to mind for their … more
As we celebrate “Teacher Appreciation Week,” I thought it would be the perfect time to not only thank our public school teachers for the job they do, but to put their important role in … more
When I am asked on the campaign trail what do you mean by “enhanced tourism” I say that tourism consists of several factors. A destination, lodging, food, attractions, and an experience … more
We can ill afford the recommendation to trim the City of Scottsdale’s arts budget by 20% as recommended by Planning Commissioner Larry Kush in last week’s Point of View “Time for … more
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