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On Friday, March 13, the Fifth Avenue sidewalks were brimming with Spring Training fans sporting gear. It was game time but they weren’t near Scottsdale Stadium. Business was brisk at … more
It is still not clear when --- or how --- the pandemic related restrictions on business and individuals will be lifted. But even if all the restrictions were lifted tomorrow the damage to … more
Throughout my adult life I have, on several occasions, been faced with varying economic hardships. Plus, growing up, my family owned a small upholstery business in north Hollywood California and … more
The Scottsdale Coalition of Today & Tomorrow is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and improving the city’s quality of life and economic vitality through community education and involvement … more
Small businesses are the backbone of the Arizona economy and employ over one million Arizonans. These hard-working Arizonans often put everything they have into building their businesses from scratch … more
For nearly the past two months, SUSD teachers and school district administrators have been focused on ensuring students are able to continue their high-quality education that meets their parents’ expectations. more
The COVID-19 epidemic is obviously going to change our way of life. How will it affect Scottsdale? No one knows for sure, but as a candidate for City Council here are my thoughts on some key … more
Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and although it’s hard to think about anything other than the immediate reality of the pandemic, I think it’s important that we take a step … more
At Medicare, we understand you may have concerns about going to your doctor’s office during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Like so many Americans, our Medicare beneficiaries … more
Having served on the Scottsdale City Council for nearly 12 years, and having worked hands-on during the Great Recession with Mayor Jim Lane, it is very clear to me that our current city budget will … more
The recent article on political contributions made to candidates in Scottsdale’s mayor and City Council races was incomplete in two ways. First, it only tabulated contributions made in the … more
I miss you. I miss bumping into you in the store. I miss catching up in the “nuts and bolts” aisle and hearing how your kids are doing. I miss holding the door for you because your hands … more
I recently shared my opinion that Bob and Kathy Littlefield should not be on the Scottsdale City Council together. Kathy is on the council. Her husband, Bob, really wants to be mayor, and he is … more
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has and will be devastating to many Arizona businesses. Leases, product purchases, vendor contracts for service and employment agreements are just some of the … more
I was recently asked by Scottsdale Independent reporter Melissa Rosequist to respond to several questions about what it’s like being quarantined at home, particularly with having the SUSD … more
As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to mount, many Arizonans may be considering where to go for care if they develop potential symptoms. One important --- yet potentially overlooked --- … more
Scottsdale city planners are at an unprecedented crossroads brought on by the debate over increasing the density of population and business throughout the city. Whether it is in the central part … more
I’m proud to qualify for the 2020 Scottsdale City Council race. I did this one voter at a time, with only hard-working volunteers. Thank you to all the voters who took time to talk to me, … more
The forecast for how long the COVID-19 crisis will last remains murky but two things have become crystal clear for Scottsdale in the months ahead. One, the city will be facing potentially … more
Last Tuesday, under the cloud of the dire economic impact of the COVID-19 virus, the city council had its first look at the budget for the upcoming year(s). The city manager has already acted by … more
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