Dear Scottsdale Resident,
I will not be running for a second term on Scottsdale City Council. Time waits for no one. At this stage in my life, I want to spend more time with family and friends. I also believe it is time for older baby boomers, such as myself, to yield governance to younger people. Future development, sustainability, and homelessness in Scottsdale are but a few of our daunting challenges. The energy and creativity of younger people will be an asset in solving these societal issues.
With one more year to go, I will continue to diligently study each issue that comes before Council. I will continue to listen to the collective wisdom of our citizens, all of them, in making decisions. I will continue to build consensus and find compromise. Progress is stunted when elected officials are locked into extreme left or right positions, and not open to compromise. I will continue to work from the middle.
I applaud our citizens as they put words into action, striving for the best possible Scottsdale. It is an honor to represent you.
Councilwoman Betty Janik