Special Feature: Most Read Stories From This Week

Staff Report  –

A recap of the top three stories on Arizona Progress & Gazette from the past week.

  1. Disqualifying David Ortega For Mayor

Now a candidate for Mayor in 2020, former Councilman and current landlord lobbyist David Ortega proclaims his regard for the Preserve, clearly one of Scottsdale’s greatest achievements. Yet, who led the opposition to the Preserve in that critical, landmark vote in 2004?  David Ortega. Read full story here.

  1. Political Potpourri & Tea Leaves

While increased education funding has received a lot of media headlines in recent years a proposed solution, Proposition 208, will almost certainly have profoundly negative economic consequences for Arizona if it passes.  Those arguments are longer and harder to make than the sound bites for education. Read full story here.

  1. One Bad Game Doesn’t Negate A Career Well Served

Few were more disappointed by the Scottsdale Police Department’s handling of the Scottsdale Fashion Square rioting and looting than we. However it happened, whoever made the call, the buck ultimately stops at the Chief. And in Scottsdale, that’s Alan Rodbell. Read full story here.