Special Feature: Most Read Stories From This Week

Staff Report  – A recap of the top three stories on Arizona Progress & Gazette from the past week. Disqualifying David Ortega For Mayor Now a candidate for Mayor in 2020, former Councilman and current landlord lobbyist David Ortega proclaims his regard for the Preserve, clearly one of Scottsdale’s greatest achievements. Yet, who led the opposition to the Preserve in … Read More

Scottsdale Political Ad Of The Week, And Perhaps Its Most Important

Dave Ortega has run a surprising and effective campaign to be Scottsdale’s next Mayor.  He’s also been very lucky.  But everyone needs some of that to win. This morning we saw this Ortega ad on . . . The Drudge Report.  Notwithstanding the popular website’s move away from Trump, it’s long been a clearinghouse for conservative eyeballs. Whether Ortega is … Read More

Now This Would Be Cool For Scottsdale

The resilience of the backers behind the emerging Ritz-Carlton and associated Palmeraie projects that astride Paradise Valley and Scottsdale is a story for all-time. Enduring both the Great Recession and now a pandemic to still forge ahead with a beautiful, landmark project is business bravery few of us know, but all can appreciate. Both in reputation and tax revenue, it … Read More

One Bad Game Doesn’t Negate A Career Well Served

Few were more disappointed by the Scottsdale Police Department’s handling of the Scottsdale Fashion Square rioting and looting than we. However it happened, whoever made the call, the buck ultimately stops at the Chief. And in Scottsdale, that’s Alan Rodbell. It was an unfortunate decision and an unfortunate mark on Rodbell’s record.  The consequence of playing patty cake with the … Read More

Dave Is Right To Pave The Way On This Important Subject

Should he become Mayor we hope Scottsdale candidate Dave Ortega moderates his anti-business tone. That’s not what the local economy needs.  But there is something we hope he doesn’t change: his apparent, strong commitment to a non-discrimination ordinance for Scottsdale. We have written our strong support for the policy previously. The issue has re-entered the public discussion thanks to leadership … Read More

Special Feature: Most Read Stories From This Week

Staff Report  – A recap of the top three stories on Arizona Progress & Gazette from the past week. Disqualifying David Ortega For Mayor Now a candidate for Mayor in 2020, former Councilman and current landlord lobbyist David Ortega proclaims his regard for the Preserve, clearly one of Scottsdale’s greatest achievements. Yet, who led the opposition to the Preserve in … Read More

Political Potpourri & Tea Leaves

*It hasn’t received much attention locally, yet, but a poll conducted on the David Schweikert- Hiral Tipirneni congressional race recently shows the incumbent clinging to just a two-point lead, underscoring the specific challenge Schweikert is facing this year but also the head winds suburban Republican office holders are facing in general.  This race reminds us a lot of the J.D. … Read More

The SCOTT Perspective: Scottsdale Needs Thinkers and Doers

By Don Henninger What do Scottsdale residents want from their future leaders? Do they expect them to sustain the city’s high property values and low tax rates? To continue to provide unparalleled city services? Create a thriving, active year-round downtown? To ensure its McDowell Sonoran Preserve will be protected in perpetuity? Maintain lots of open spaces? The current roster of … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Q & A With Scottsdale City Council Candidate Tammy Caputi

By Scottsdale Pinetop Tammy Caputi has been a Scottsdale resident and business owner for over twenty years and has three children attending local public schools. Tammy is the President and Owner of Yale Electric West, a wholesale supplier of lighting and electrical products. She’s a Fellow with the Flinn-Brown Center for Civic Leadership. She also served the last three years … Read More