The Scottsdale State of the City Address: What Can We Glean From Mayor Ortega?

Any political observer is well accustomed to State of the Union addresses from presidents, and many observers are also aware of State of the State addresses from governors. But we also recently had a State of the City address from Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega, and since it is the first such address since the most recent city council elections, this … Read More

A Scottsdale Institution Puts Insight On The Menu

Most readers have heard of or been to AZ88, a local eatery of artistic and culinary ingenuity and reliability near Scottsdale City Hall.  But during a recent visit it wasn’t either of those attributes that caught our attention.  Instead, it was an observation by the restaurant’s long-time General Manager.  When asked how business was going he said “terrific.” Why? We queried as such. … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale Club Policy Produces Calls of Discrimination – Does Old Town Have a Race Problem?

By Alexander Lomax APG readers almost certainly are aware of the brilliant nightlife that Scottsdale, and more specifically Old Town, offers both residents and tourists. We would like to think that said nightlife both walks the line between debauched and out-of-control (although recent spats of violence imply that maybe that line hasn’t been walked too effectively). One topic that is … Read More