By Scottsdale City Councilmember Virginia Korte
As 2016 is winding down and with Christmas less than one week away, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and also a Happy New Year. I hope you, your family and friends have a safe and peaceful holiday season.
Soon the City Council will return to work — so I want to let you know about my number one priority for 2017.
It is critical that we begin aggressively investing in improving the city’s infrastructure. Our current infrastructure needs are estimated to be in excess of $300 million. If we do not start to seriously address those needs, it will be exceptionally difficult to catch up.
As the costs mount, we cannot afford to ignore maintaining the city’s systems and structures that contribute to our quality of life. Keeping up with our infrastructure needs is also important in continuing to make our city a destination for visitors and something that attracts new businesses.
I hope you will join me in not only supporting the need to focus on our infrastructure, but also in advocating that we start planning to make the essential investment necessary to keep Scottsdale special and prospering.
I invite you to give me your thoughts on how we can achieve these objectives. You can write me at Korte@KorteScottsdale.com.
Again, have a safe and happy holiday.