Guest Editorial: from Scottsdale Councilwoman Tammy Caputi

I ran for city council to be a positive, forward-thinking voice for Scottsdale. We need councilmembers who will govern with facts and open minds. Activism has its place, and the council can have disagreement about policy, but we must understand what it means to govern, and base our decisions on facts and data. My job as a councilmember is to … Read More

Ironwood 92 is Back with Changes – What Happened?

We all could use a second chance or two in life. Often times when a development project is deemed insufficient within city councils, they don’t often get a good second chance. The cost of starting from scratch or making the changes necessary to please those in charge is too high and simply not worth it. We have written about Ironwood … Read More

A Veritable Who’s Who in Scottsdale

It was just last week when we went through the candidates who qualified for the ballot for the Scottsdale City Council race later this year, and Tim Stratton was one of those. We noted that he had strong Republican Party credentials and would likely be a player. Well we recently learned how strong those party creds are as we obtained … Read More

Paula Sturgeon Drops Out of Scottsdale City Council Race, Endorses Raoul Zubia. Can He Carry the Anti-NIMBY Torch?

Strange as it may seem, 2022’s Election Day isn’t that far away, but the chess pieces are already moving for races ranging from the federal level to the local level. Scottsdale isn’t immune, with a rather important election right around the corner, and recently we got slightly more clarity. Paula Sturgeon, previously a relatively high profile political newcomer and candidate … Read More

A Big Scottsdale Whoops . . . And Reversal

There’s a helpful rule in political and legal circles:  know the answer to the question before you ask it. Rarely has it been violated more spectacularly than last night, in Scottsdale.  For a redevelopment project called 92 Ironwood that in most any other time would be on a consent agenda.  As a reminder the plan seeks to replace an empty … 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