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Odds & Ends To The Week

*How poorly was a political campaign run? One can usually tell by how long it takes to get campaign signs down post-election.  One MONTH after four of the six Scottsdale bond proposals failed “YES” signs are still up.  To those who ran the campaign show some respect to those you tried, and failed, to persuade.

*The number of photo radar cameras in Paradise Valley is getting out of control.

*It appears to be a 2-person race in Glendale for Mayor. Incumbent Jerry Weiers has raised about $90,000.  Upstart Mark Burdick a respectable $26,000.

*State Representative Jeff Weninger is the prohibitive favorite to succeed current Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny

*As is the case with their emerging battle nationally, Arizona campaigns for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are setting the pace in Arizona with an impressive number of endorsements

*Former Scottsdale City Councilman Bob Littlefield, most recently defeated in a Republican primary for the Arizona House of Representatives, has filed to run for Mayor against Jim Lane.  Littlfield had considered running for the Arizona Corporation Commission and as an independent for another run at the Arizona House.  Lane has already raised over $150,000 for his final and term limited bid for office. 

*Sad to see the institutional knowledge continue to flow out of the Arizona Republic.  Former Scottsdale, Glendale, technology and real estate reporter Peter Corbett’s recent departure is another example.  Exits such as his are hitting journalism bone not fat.

*We wish Greg Patterson would start pissing more vinegar again over at

*If there is a better and more content rich smaller paper in the country than the Arizona Capitol Times we’d like to see it.

*As reported by the Phoenix Business Journal today Turf Paradise owner Jerry Simms has sold the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Camelback Roads to Shawn Yari’s development group.  Yari owns the now full Galleria Corporate Center next door and many of the city’s top day and night clubs next to it.  “Yariville” has become one of the most impressive development visions realized in Arizona.


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