How do you know you’re in Scottsdale?
The beautiful view of the McDowell Mountains? Indian Bend Wash? A vibrant downtown? Terrific public art?
They all play a role.
But then there is a little thing. Like bus stops. Nowhere else in the Valley is such thought given to their aesthetic. In Scottsdale they are interesting, even noteworthy. But in other cities they are simply rudimentary.
That’s why we applaud an interesting “little thing” idea from Paradise Valley Councilwoman Julie Pace, tonight sworn into her first term after an impressive campaign for the office.
In a recent Paradise Valley Independent interview about her upcoming goals and priorities Pace spoke of an idea to shield utility boxes and the like with more ornamental coverings, as was done during the Town’s impressive redevelopment of 56th Street, between McDonald and Lincoln.
Maybe you notice it. Maybe you don’t. But what Pace speaks to is the limited urban acne Paradise Valley offers.
Sometimes politicians get caught up planning for the next great thing. They search for unicorns and elixirs. But sometimes little things can add up to a very big difference. We hope Pace succeeds in convincing the rest of the Town Council that this is a worthy effort and expenditure. It is.