Guest Editorial: 2019 Wish List for Scottsdale

By Scottsdale Pinetop

With any new year comes new resolutions, new issues and new opportunities. And for the Scottsdale City Council, the New Year brings a new face to the council. Here is our wish list of what we hope to see happen in Scottsdale this next year.

*Electric scooters around Scottsdale are reduced by 50 percent;

*Jason Alexander and Councilwoman Virginia Korte have dinner together;

*The Maverick Mural, a tribute to the late John McCain, is painted in Old Town Scottsdale;

*The Drinkwater Bridge is repaired and is re-opened to pedestrians and vehicles;

*Dr. John Kriekard will stay on as Superintendent at the Scottsdale Unified School District;

*Mike Norton reaches his weight loss goal with Bill Crawford’s help;
*Museum Square, a critical new downtown Scottsdale project combining art and architecture, will break ground;

*Scottsdale City Council approves funding for Scottsdale Stadium renovation plans and extends its contract with San Francisco Giants and Scottsdale Charros showing other cities how to structure deals that make the most sense for the host community;

*Traffic light times at Camelback Rd and Scottsdale Rd are significantly improved;

*Expansion of the Scottsdale’s Museum of the West: Western Spirit;

*One Eyed Jack, 26 foot tall jackrabbit on Marshall Way, will bring some good luck to Scottsdale residents;

*Scottsdale Fashion Square hires Bob Littlefield as their next Mall Santa Claus;