Scottsdale city council candidates wrangle over differing political perceptions

Scottsdale City Council candidates gathered to discuss local politics for over an hour during an Oct. 4 debate hosted by the Scottsdale Area [...] Continue Reading →

Councilman Phillips ends car wash fundraiser following campaign finance violation report

Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips, who is seeking re-election this November, has abruptly stopped a campaign fundraiser effort at a local car [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale City Council candidates talk election qualifications

Scottsdale voters Tuesday, Nov. 8 will elect a mayor and three members to Scottsdale City Council as two candidates have emerged in pursuit of [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale grapples with ‘sober home’ regulations as neighborhood issues sprout

A Scottsdale resident is crying foul over the city’s approval of an adult-care facility to operate in a neighborhood — a move the resident [...] Continue Reading →

Hybrid-district pitch is crushed at Scottsdale City Council

Scottsdale City Council has put the kibosh on Mayor Jim Lane’s hybrid-district model suggestion as the item failed to gain political support on [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale vice mayor looks to abolish ‘regressive’ sales tax on groceries

Scottsdale Vice Mayor David Smith says he is on a mission to abolish a local sales tax he deems regressive and a burden to the community’s most [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale takes first step toward finding new city manager

With a super-majority vote Tuesday, March 1 Scottsdale City Council severed employment ties with Fritz Behring, the city manager who has been on [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale City Council lays foundation for Desert Discovery Center

The Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center may become more than a figment of imagination. Scottsdale City Council Monday, Jan. 11, by a measure of 6 [...] Continue Reading →

Phillips: I will continue to stand up for your rights, fight on your behalf

As offered by the editor of the Scottsdale Independent, I write this article to let you know my focus and vision for Scottsdale in 2016. I ran [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale appears poised to pursue creation of LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance

Scottsdale City Council is moving forward with creating a draft ordinance to be presented to the general public in an effort to create [...] Continue Reading →