Scottsdale Politics: How are the City Council Races Looking?

As we mentioned in yesterday’s piece about the Scottsdale mayoral race, campaign finance reports are our most accurate look into the potential strength of a campaign. And just like the mayoral race, candidates for Scottsdale City Council also recently filed their reports, and it allows us to peer into who is surging and who is floundering. First, we will start … Read More

Guest Editorial: Tammy Caputi Submits Over 1300 Petition Signatures for Her Scottsdale City Council Reelection Campaign

Councilwoman Caputi becomes first candidate to file in a crowded field with 30% more signatures than the minimum threshold.  Yesterday, incumbent Scottsdale City Councilwoman Tammy Caputi filed nomination petitions with the Scottsdale City Clerk to officially place her name on the ballot for the Primary Election in July and the General Election in November. Caputi worked with her team of … Read More

Don’t Let the Door Hit You…

We have spoken at length about Axon’s unwanted attempts to shoehorn a staggering nearly 2,000 apartments into North Scottsdale; about the apparent bait-and-switch that it pulled with both the city and the Arizona State Land Department, and its aggressive dismissal of the concerns of the area (get up to date here). Well Axon recently announced its quarterly financial results, and … Read More


You are probably aware of the complete mess that Axon put itself in recently with its outrageous plan to dramatically alter zoning laws in order to put up some 2,000 apartments in an area that doesn’t want them and can’t support them (get up to date here). While on its face this attempt is bad enough, a recent bombshell report … Read More

Speakers’ Corner: Councilwoman Tammy Caputi

Scottsdale Councilwoman Tammy Caputi began her first term on the Scottsdale City Council in January 2021 and is currently seeking a second term. Caputi has lived and worked in Scottsdale for almost 25 years, and is the president and owner of Yale Electric West, Inc, a Scottsdale company.  She’s been married for over 20 years and has 3 daughters who … Read More

Guest Editorial: 2024 Campaign Announcement

By Councilwoman Tammy Caputi Over the last 3 years I’ve had the honor and privilege of serving as your City Councilwoman. Much has been accomplished, but there’s always more to do. As we turn the corner towards 2024, I’m seeking re-election to continue the great work that’s being done by this council. I humbly ask you to join my team … Read More

It’s Official: Tammy Caputi Not Challenging David Ortega for Mayor

Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega will be facing what could be a tough re-election campaign next year, with a number of strong known and potential candidates looking to unseat him. However his path towards re-election looks as though it will be a bit easier with a recent announcement. In a reversal from what was long rumored but ultimately found to be … Read More

Looking Forward: The Scottsdale Mayoral Race

Next year will present many interesting electoral races; along with a Presidential race, Arizona will showcase what is likely to be one of the most interesting Senate races in the country, as well as all of the countywide races. But there will also be a host of local races, and for those of us in Scottsdale, the headline municipal race … Read More

Why is Banner Health Looking to Short-Change Arizona? A Story of Zoning Chicanery

The world of zoning rules and regulations can be arcane, byzantine, and frankly…boring. That said, there are times when it truly matters, as it can impact quality of life both locally and for the entire state. A couple of recent developments demonstrate exactly how, and how some of our potential business neighbors may not be the best of neighbors. A … Read More