From The Arizona Republic : Why Scottsdale has a better mayor than Glendale

By Robert Leger
A tale of two mayors and two cities:
After Steve Ellman abandoned his efforts to build a professional ice hockey arena in Scottsdale and turned to Glendale, Scottsdale was left was a deteriorating mall at Scottsdale and McDowell Roads. Eventually, the city partnered with ASU to build SkySong, a research and innovation center.
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