Developing a Community-Wide Dialogue About Our Transportation Needs

By Virginia Korte Sustaining Our Scottsdale Way of Life I am a consensus builder – because I believe the best outcomes are created when people come together and agree on a course of action. That means making sure everyone has a voice in the decision-making process, no matter what the issue. One of the things that makes our city so … Read More

Odds & Starts To The Week

*With the retirement of long-time Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek, Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates becomes the prohibitive favorite in the race to replace.  It will be interesting to see if anyone of significance steps forward for what may be a fool’s mission. *Celebrity pollster Frank Luntz will be making a Paradise Valley appearance this week at a fundraiser benefiting … Read More

Exciting News

By Bill Gates Dear Friends and Supporters: Yesterday, I announced my intention to run for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy left by retiring County Supervisor Andy Kunasek. During his time on the Board, Andy has been a great public servant, role model, and friend. Please join me in thanking him for his selfless public service … Read More

My Difficult Decision

By Matt Salmon For the past three years, I’ve enjoyed meeting so many of you, both in Washington and around the beautiful East Valley. Unfortunately, this great honor brings with it a heavy price tag. Spending so much time in Washington, D.C. means I get to spend very little of it back home with my beautiful wife Nancy and my … Read More

How To Put More Style In Scottsdale Fashion Square’s Height & Density Requests

We are fans of what Scottsdale Fashion Square is seeking to redevelop and stay relevant in a rapidly changing retail landscape.  But it is a lot.  While Mayor Lane and others have turned off the subsidy spigots for developers generous heights are another form of the same.  That’s why the Scottsdale City Council shouldn’t simply be acquiescent obligers.  They should … Read More

Revival Road & 2022 GOP Craziness

Today’s bombshell announcement that popular and principled U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon would not seek re-election is a political earthquake in Arizona Republican circles.  Kudos poured in from diverse voices such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Kyrsten Sinema.  All of the kind words are deserved.  Now attention will turn to Salmon’s possible replacement.  Whoever wins the GOP primary in August will … Read More

Dead On Arrival: A Goldwater Institute investigative report

The Goldwater Institute has been the driving force in the Right To Try movement, which seeks to allow dying patients with no other options to access investigational medicines. The Right to Try has already become law in 24 states with bipartisan support. But some opposition remains. The primary argument against the Right To Try is the U.S. Food and Drug … Read More

Longstanding Arizona Elected Officials Launch Clean, Conflict-Free Campaigns for Arizona Corporation Commission

Tom Chabin, Bill Mundell to Hold Kick-Off Press Conference Thursday, Feb. 25 at 11am Phoenix (Feb. 23, 2016) – Two widely respected, longstanding Arizona public servants, Tom Chabin and Bill Mundell, will kick off their race for seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission and begin their battles to restore integrity and conflict-free governance to the public body. Media is encouraged … Read More

Grade: A

Several weeks ago it seemed the demagogues were about to drive Scottsdale down by driving away the top school in the country and Scottsdale.  Economic developers in other cities were frothing: if the best city in the Valley said bye-bye to BASIS would or should any company say hello? Then Governor Ducey weighed in . . . and the Wall … Read More

Convergence Of Good & Bad

This weekend Canal Convergence returns to the Scottsdale Waterfront. It’s a wonderful concept and celebration of Scottsdale ingenuity at its best.  Turning a non-descript waterway into a campus for capitalism and, periodically, the arts.  For this we can applaud Scottsdale Public Art.  For this. But for two other reasons bureaucrats need to be held to account, or heads need to … Read More