Press Release: Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio Endorses Michael Auerbach for Scottsdale City Council

February 13, 2014 – Scottsdale – City Council candidate Michael Auerbach today announces the endorsement of Phoenix City Councilman, Sal DiCiccio. “Today I am pleased to endorse Michael Auerbach, Candidate for Scottsdale City Council,” said DiCiccio. “Michael is a fiscal conservative who will fight to enact pension reform. The escalating cost of city government must be brought down, and Michael … Read More

Perhaps Gilbert Mayor John Lewis Should Be Running For Governor & Not Mesa Mayor Smith

As the narrative goes Mesa Mayor Scott Smith single-handedly willed a backward East Valley behemoth into America’s most progressive city. That’s a slight exaggeration and there’s no doubt Mayor Smith has done a commendable job getting results. Additionally, he is an engaging fellow that’s got a little Chris Christie without bridges while being a tad more cherubic. But if the … Read More

Scottsdale Is Amazing Not In Atrophy

Recently an article in the Scottsdale Independent queried whether Scottsdale was losing its luster. It cited the election losses of the General Plan, a Scottsdale School District bond and the recent city bond package. But that’s a little like saying Kate Upton doesn’t like as good in a red bikini as blue. She still looks good. No matter what. So … Read More

Not So Super Bowl, Glendale Star Says

You don’t see this every day. And that’s the hometown newspaper of a Super Bowl host city harshly criticizing the costs of the event, as well as the local NFL team that makes landing the third largest sporting event in the world (behind the Olympics and World Cup) possible. But that’s what the Glendale Star, the long-timer paper of record … Read More

Phoenix: Ground Zero For The Future Of Public School Districts

School choice advocates are taking dead aim at what’s left of the public school monopoly. In the City of Phoenix. Courtesy of a front page article in today’s Arizona Republic (“New Charter School Push In Phoenix Core”) let there be no doubt about what’s taking place. Having pillaged upper income school districts like Scottsdale’s school choicers believe their moment has … Read More

Great Tournament. Bad Fashion.

It would be like wearing Dockers to the prom. Or a wedding dress to UFC. Or a Toga to a golf tournament. Shouldn’t the ororganizers of the world’s most attended golf tournament have outfits a bit more stylish than something Jar Jar Binks might wear to a Bee Gees Party? The Master’s has green jackets. The Fiesta Bowl yellow ones. … Read More

Arizona Governor 2014: The Case For Ken Bennett

Such a case can really be found in 2004. In the form of John Kerry. Not loved but viewed as quite competent Kerry was a weak frontrunner for the 2004 Democratic nomination for President, kind of like Ken Bennett who sits atop most polls for Arizona Governor in 2014 but who most observers think we will toppled due to limited … Read More

The Case of Michele Reagan: Lady Luck Not On Her Side

Arizona State Senator Michele Reagan is one of the most likable people in all of state politics. She has her own style and compelling nature that is refreshingly authentic in an age of political clones. Reagan has been a dynamic and effective representative for her district that covers much of Scottsdale. And for years it has been known she has … Read More

In Response To Our Editorial On Charter Schools

By Frank Cuccia Public schools have several differing factors than private or charter schools; one being that they have to for the most part take everyone who wants to attend. Now, let’s assume that Scottsdale public school is leased to a private school, does this private school have to accept all comers? If not where does the refugee students go … Read More