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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
About 10 days ago, Governor Ducey issued an executive order shutting down all non essential services throughout the state, including Scottsdale. His shut down order included business and … more
Scottsdale is going through one of the greatest challenges it has ever seen due to the COVID-19 health crisis. This is going to have long-term effects, the likes of which I don’t think we can … more
I received an announcement from Bob Littlefield last week exclaiming that he was officially on the ballot for mayor of Scottsdale. To me, it felt like watching the shark from Jaws about to … more
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
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