Scottsdale’s Strange But Excellent Bedfellows

We are critics of former Scottsdale City Councilman David Smith’s legal broadside against Jason Alexander, the Scottsdale citizen perhaps single-handedly most responsible for the delightful deconstruction of the Desert Discovery Center last year. Yet, we were gratified to see Smith and Alexander working together, albeit indirectly, as they both submitted ballot arguments for Scottsdale’s upcoming vote to improve its infrastructure. … Read More

Arizona Quarter Horse Association Endorses Scottsdale Bonds, Will Help Lead Campaign — Mayor & City Council Members Join Bond Campaign

The Arizona Quarter Horse Association — one of the preeminent and most community minded equestrian groups in the state — is strongly supporting the trio of Scottsdale bond measures on the November 2019 ballot. The Arizona Quarter Horse Association (AZQHA) has endorsed all three bonds (Questions 1, 2 and 3) with a particular emphasis on Question 2 and AZQHA CEO … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale Is Far From Dead In The Dead Of Summer

By Jessica Troy — It seems oxymoronic to associate summer vacation and travel with Scottsdale. Arizona is infamous for its heat and in the past that has led to plenty of summer vacation escapes and a seasonal slowdown for tourism and local consumer spending. That is increasingly a thing of the past. Just check out Old Town and downtown Scottsdale. … Read More

‘For The Best Scottsdale’ Bond Campaign Adds Community Leaders, Elected Officials to Diverse Leadership

Additional honorary campaign co-chairs and Steering Committee members have joined the campaign supporting three Scottsdale bond measures on November ballot that bolster public safety, make overdue and essential infrastructure repairs and invest in senior centers, parks and recreation assets. Current Scottsdale City Council members Guy Phillips and Virginia Korte, former Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross and former City Councilman Robert Pettycrew … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale Needs To Be More Gung Ho For Adaptive Reuse

By Recker McDowell — More than a decade ago, adaptive reuse was new and easier. Arizona was ground zero for the recession. There were plenty of buildings and properties available and for economic slowdown prices. That allowed for a wave of new restaurants and creative office spaces to sprout and blossom on Seventh Street, Phoenix’s Warehouse District, Tempe and Scottsdale. … Read More

Guest Editorial: Taking Chandler’s Price Road Corridor to the Next Technology Level

By Recker McDowell — Chandler’s Price Road Corridor is on the verge of taking its regional reputation as a technology hub to another level. Intel is expanding in Chandler with a $7 billion investment its semiconductor fabrication operation. Intel also has an autonomous driving laboratory and research and development in Chandler. Alphabet / Google’s self-driving Waymo also does major testing … Read More