Scottsdale vs. the FAA – the Bill for the Ongoing Fight is Getting Bigger

Prolonged legal battles with the federal government are expensive…very, very expensive. And the city of Scottsdale is learning that firsthand as their latest bill has come due in their battle against the FAA over flight patterns over Scottsdale. Recent uncovered records show that the city approved a $175,000 contract for legal representation for this suit last year. The issue dates … Read More

Scottsdale Statistic Of The Day, And A Major Problem

Scottsdale recently received the dubious distinction of being among the top 10 cities in the United States for most expensive rents. “So what”, some may say.  Well, here’s why it matters. A whopping 72% of City of Scottsdale employees now live outside the city because it has become too expensive to live in the community.  That doesn’t just add to pollution and … Read More

Unique Approach to Covid Concerns: Scottsdale Film Festival with Hybrid Approach

As we all know, Covid has caused unprecedented challenges to all live events over the last 18 months, and that hasn’t gone away even as the delta variant has started to subside. Event promoters now have to deal with varying degrees of comfort with attendees being amongst crowds. The Scottsdale International Film Festival has adjusted appropriately with a unique approach. … Read More

Iconic Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Breaks Records With Fan Favorites, New Attractions and A Six Peat by Aspen Valley Polo Club

Among the new attractions a complimentary zipline, inaugural morning beer fest and a longer field with more tents than ever before! The supersized Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort, wrapped up its 10th Anniversary on the polo fields at WestWorld of Scottsdale Saturday, October 23rd with a celebration of new teams, new victories and new attendees. More … 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

Proposition 463: Do Your Research

By Alexander Lomax If you are a voter who lives in Scottsdale you have received your ballot, and there’s a good chance that it is still on your counter, as life has gotten in the way and the right choice might not be as obvious to you as it is for other elections. You have probably seen advertisements both for … Read More

Scottsdale on the Forefront of Tech – Self-Driving Cars Coming to Town

Scottsdale may often be associated with retirement more than technology, but Mayor David Ortega and others at the City Council are looking to change that. In conjunction with General Motors, autonomous, self-driving cars will be coming to our streets sometime in the relatively near future. Observant readers may have noticed that GM cars have been mapping Scottsdale streets for the … Read More