Littlefield’s Low-Road Longing For Entitlement

After losing the Republican nomination for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2014 Bob Littlefield found himself without a political title for the first time since 2002. He couldn’t stand it.  So he’s running for Scottsdale Mayor against a former friend and ally. He’s running despite his wife also serving on the Scottsdale City Council at the same time. And … Read More

The Sagacious Lane For Scottsdale

What a week for Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane.  If there was ever a time he proved his mettle and wisdom on key issues, and why voters should keep him at the helm of Arizona’s best city, this was it. *He voted for new, for-sale housing on McDowell Road, continuing the momentum for the corridor and next “it” area in the … Read More

Is Scottsdale Out Of Big, Bold Ideas?

Arizona State University is coming to downtown Mesa, after it already helped revitalize downtown Phoenix. A big new regional park is coming to Gilbert, following the resurgence of its downtown. The expansion and enhancement of Margaret Hance Park in Phoenix is impressive. It begs the question does Scottsdale still need big ideas of its own to move the community forward?  … Read More

A Republican Guy?

Guy Phillips first ran for the Scottsdale City Council in 2010.  That was the year of the Tea Party.  With little money Phillips, a rock-ribbed Republican, rode the wave to a surprisingly strong finish, albeit unsuccessful. But he didn’t give up.  Two years later he won.  Now, Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips is up for re-election. During his first term … Read More