Guest Editorial: The Problem with Extremism

By Councilwoman Betty Janik Extremism was once considered an ideology, a belief system, outside of the common sense attitudes of society.  Unfortunately, it now seems to be the norm.  With the constant news stream of outrageous commentary, we are tempted to believe what we hear and frequently what we are shown.  Social media has been used effectively to promote extremist positions … Read More

Guest Editorial: the Month in Review

By Councilwoman Betty Janik It has been my pleasure to serve the Scottsdale residents as a member of City Council in 2021. The first year of my term has gone by quickly. I ran to be a voice for the citizens and I will continue to listen to you, meet with you, and work for the best Scottsdale. I welcome … Read More

Scottsdale Votes Yes on Proposition 463

As you are likely aware, yesterday was Election Day, and aside from some big-ticket bellwether races across the country, Scottsdale cast its vote for or against the Scottsdale General Plan 2035, or Proposition 463. While votes are left to count, it appears to be on its way to victory. After the first batch of votes counted, which typically includes nearly … Read More

Guest Editorial: Vote YES on General Plan 2035 for the Best Scottsdale

By Betty Janik Please cast your vote and return by mail. Ballot must be received by November 2 at 7 pm. 1. The General Plan 2035 is the result of a strenuous public review process. Members of Council considered hundreds of comments submitted by citizens and citizen groups. Changes were made to the GP 2035 based on these comments. It … Read More

Guest Editorial: General Plan 2035 Primer: Part 1 “Origins”

By Scottsdale Vice Mayor Betty Janik The citizens of Scottsdale will be asked to vote on a new General Plan this November.  It is a mail-in only vote. Ballots will be sent out in early October to registered voters. The goal of the General Plan (GP) is to guide the development of Scottsdale over the next decade to realize the … Read More