Pray, breathe deep during these turbulent times
Arizona businesses continue to be affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. Particularly hard-hit are those individuals whose business is the ownership and management of rental homes throughout the state.
My wife Sandy and I have lived in Scottsdale for over 50 years. I was fortunate to have served on the City Council for two terms during the 1980s.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Gen Z voters should not ignore local elections
Temporary grace and an extension of Arizona’s eviction moratorium to Oct. 31 means we have more time to do our literal “home” work, but there’s no free pass or less pressure on people experiencing a COVID-19 crisis and struggling to pay rent.
Schools are foundational to our future. They provide our kids with intellectual stimulation, social interaction, and educational instruction. But for some students, they are so much more.
COVID-19 poses extreme obstacles for people who have intellectual disabilities and thrive on routine, familiar activities and people, such as family and friends.
The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an incredibly important new affordable housing initiative.
There are many reasons to love Scottsdale. At the top of this list is our city’s renowned school system, which boasts the nation’s most passionate and dedicated education professionals.
As our days fill with talk of race, you wonder about the honesty of it all.
Only Littlefield responded to my concerns
I recently issued an emergency proclamation that mandated masks to be worn in public places in our community.
The pandemic has totally disrupted the restaurant business. Many restaurants will not survive and the ones that do will struggle in the face of operational changes.
Time for Guy Phillips to resign, drop out of race
Questions why post-riot patrols were so light
Scottsdale is a vibrant community, blessed with engaged residents and natural beauty. We enjoy high amenities and low residential property taxes.
Council should have
Enrolling in a summer class or two can be a solid choice for many of us.
With looming restaurant and small business closures, it appears to me that there might be a way to soften some of the economic impact of Covid-19 and social distancing on these establishments.
Mayor Lane is so out of touch with what his citizens wish that it is fortunate he is not up for re-election.
Last night’s City Council meeting was a frightening discussion of inaction. Mayor Lane was long winded about obvious things and engaged in needless speculation. And he showed no vision or leadership.
Pandemic teaches a big lesson on development
We are all doing things we never imagined: Wearing masks and gloves and social distancing (who even knew there was such a thing).
Our hands are dangerous.
We must be united to fight
The various debates previously taking place in Scottsdale now seem so trivial. The Desert Discovery Center, Southbridge 2 and the latest civic issue that may be creating anger or acclaim still matter to the vested but matter little to a wounded community as a whole.
New group avoids the voice of Scottsdale residents
You’ve heard it before, the onerous and regressive food tax Scottsdale imposed upon its residents for over 60 years. Mostly likely you don’t notice it because it doesn’t add up to that much – about $80 dollars a year for grocery shoppers.
It was lunchtime and my schedule was empty for a few hours.
Scottsdale must do better, stop sign proliferation
Football players expect helmet makers to keep up with the times – and keep them safe. And I think car buyers need to do the same with our country’s outdated car safety rating system.
I know what it is like for teachers who work hard for their students and schools but struggle to afford to live in the same communities they love.
A Council study session is scheduled for Feb. 11 to discussing parking in downtown Scottsdale.
In the first week of December 2019, the City Council voted 4-3 to allow the development of privately owned land on the north side of 5th Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale.
It is a start to another year and decade, which is a time for most people to think about ways to make a meaningful change to their health and lifestyle.
Now is the time of year when we typically take inventory of our lives and set new goals. Relationships, finances, careers and health are all important aspects that impact our overall well-being.
With the exponential growth of short-term rental companies like Airbnb and VRBO in recent years, vacation rentals are of increasing concern to homeowners and can put strain on the relationships of neighbors.
Last week, 17,000 signatures were presented to the City of Scottsdale calling for a referendum on the Southbridge II project in Old Town Scottsdale.
My family and I have had the opportunity to reflect on our lives. We marvel at how profoundly we’ve changed regarding our relationship with our LGBTQ “family” – a term I never would have used in relation to LGBTQ people a decade ago.
Don’t buy a puppy until you do your research.
I support the Unger family’s Southbridge II project in Old Town.
On Dec. 4, the City Council majority, on a narrow 4-3 vote, approved the massive Southbridge II project in Old Town.
Don’t put developers in charge of redevelopment
Editor’s note: The author titled this “My Last Day on Earth by the Late Michael David Allanson, Forever 14.” He was her son.
For more than 56 years, Bill Walton has dedicated his energy, vision, and professional expertise to enhance Scottsdale for this and future generations.
External incentives not an answer to learning
The darkest years in recent Scottsdale politics – 2016 to 2018.
In Arizona, one person dies by suicide approximately every seven hours. That’s more than three people every day. Twenty-four every week. One hundred every month. More than 1,000 every year.
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