Patients vs. Developers: Scottsdale Citizens Form Group to Stop Developer from Harming Medical Marijuana Dispensary

(SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA) — Patients vs. Developers. State vs. City. Those are the fault lines that have developed over a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Scottsdale. What once seemed a foregone conclusion after a favorable Planning Commission vote, strong support in public opinion surveys and provisions in state law, has now been jeopardized by several downtown property owners, including out-of-state … Read More

Guest Editorial: Voting For The Park I Love and The City We All Love

By Larry Kush — When my two sons were small boys (they are now in their 40’s) My wife and I often took them to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.  The train ride along with the Carousel was often the highlight of our weekend.  Now, my sons have blessed us with 5 grandchildren all of whom love going to the park.  Sometimes … Read More

Guest Editorial: A Vote For Public Safety And Our First Responders

By Keegan DeShotel (President, Scottsdale Fraternal Order of Police) — Scottsdale’s first responders put their lives on the line every day for our community. I see it every day serving with the Scottsdale Police Department the past four years and throughout my law enforcement career. Now, it is the community’s turn to invest in our police officers, firefighters and paramedics … Read More

Guest Editorial: This Time It’s Personal

By Betty Janik President, Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS) — Questions 1, 2 and 3 are very personal to me and my family. The 58 projects in the $319 million program will help our first responders, our seniors and our arts community. My family is very interested in one project in the Scottsdale bond questions that will help our community’s … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane On Why He Supports Questions 1, 2 and 3

By Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane — I believe I have demonstrated throughout the more than 10 years as Scottsdale Mayor to be a conscientious fiscal conservative. I understand past public votes to defer some long-term capital infrastructure and improvement needs including during difficult economic times. Scottsdale has not approved a new bond program since 2000 (19 years ago). We have … Read More