Guest Editorial: Public Safety is the City’s Job

By Councilmember Solange Whitehead The City’s foremost responsibility is public safety. Scottsdale has over 1,000-lane miles and our traffic engineers are tasked with improving traffic flow and keeping those using the roads safe. Over the past few weeks, residents have written with concerns about road diets because the language in the Transportation Action Plan is ambiguous, there are no timelines, … Read More

Guest Editorial: Water and the Rio Verde Foothills

By Councilwoman Solange Whitehead Last Friday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted down the intergovernmental agreement to deliver water to the unincorporated residents in Rio Verde Foothills. This is the second time in 9 months that the supervisors have voted against a water solution for these residents. I am deeply disappointed. In Scottsdale, we know that water management … Read More

Guest Editorial: Councilwoman Solange Whitehead needs to get her facts straight

By Larry Kush On February 10th Councilwoman Whitehead submitted a guest editorial to this paper citing her outrage over a proposed state senate bill known as SB1117. This proposed bill is in response to the likes of councilwoman Whitehead who, along with other council members throughout the valley, have done everything in their power to deny the rights of private … Read More

Scottsdale City Council Swearing-In Remarks: What We Learned

The Scottsdale City Council held its inauguration and swearing-in event last week, with two members (Kathy Littlefield and Solange Whitehead) being re-elected to a second term and one (Barry Graham) being new to the council dais. Each of the members was given an opportunity to speak, and as such gave an opportunity to peer in and speculate as to how … Read More

A Monumental Sustainability Vote Wraps Up a Productive Year in Scottsdale

By Councilwoman Solange Whitehead Scottsdale’s leadership in conservation is many generations long and this year has been no exception. Our City Council protected a wildlife corridor, added new parks and planted hundreds of trees, and continued a tradition of excellence with the passage of the 2021 International Green Construction, Energy Conservation, and Residential building codes. Which is a big deal … Read More