David Smith sets out upon 2018 Scottsdale City Council re-election campaign

Scottsdale Councilman David Smith says he has unfinished business on the local dais and has formally announced his bid for re-election in the [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale City Council votes to keep WestWorld tent another year

Nearby residents are stuck with the WestWorld tent for at least another year as Scottsdale City Council seeks a solution for the large canvas. [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority pursues statewide emergence

The Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority is developing its 2017 business plan --- one that includes an expanded course of action --- in [...] Continue Reading →

Smith, Klapp: we shouldn’t impose food tax ‘just because we can’

We stand together as council members committed to finding a way to eliminate the 1.65 percent tax on food bought for home consumption in the city [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale employee deferred compensation retirement plan free of competitive scrutiny

A citywide retirement plan managed by the International City Managers Association Retirement Corp. has come under scrutiny as some city employees [...] Continue Reading →

Sitting members define goals to tackle when Scottsdale City Council resumes

Scottsdale City Council will reconvene Tuesday, Aug. 30 as members of the local governing board say they look forward to continuing their public [...] Continue Reading →

Smith: the good, bad and ugly of Scottsdale’s fiscal year

Scottsdale’s fiscal year ended June 30, so it seems timely to share a report on some council decisions over the past few months that will affect [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale SkySong: our partner in innovation … and apartments and hotels!

This week, council will discuss an urgent request from its SkySong partner, the ASU Foundation. The supporting council report bears no approval [...] Continue Reading →

McDowell Sonoran Preserve endowment gains support at Scottsdale City Council

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission is seeking the creation of two endowment funds proponents say will ensure consistent and sustainable [...] Continue Reading →

New stage in Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center saga takes shape

Proponents of the Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center say by June an architect and experience designer should be under the employment of the both [...] Continue Reading →