City Clerk finds reasonable cause NoDDC, Alexander violated campaign finance laws in latest complaint

There is reasonable cause to believe Arizona law may have been violated by the NoDDC organization and its director Jason Alexander, Scottsdale [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale NoDDC campaign violation filing meant to ‘protect the election process’

David Smith — a resident, former city treasurer and elected leader — has filed a second campaign finance complaint against NoDDC [...] Continue Reading →

More than 750 attend Valley of the Sun JCC gala honoring Bill Levine

More than 750 people attended the Valley of the Sun JCC gala honoring Bill Levine on Nov. 19 at the Arizona Biltmore. The evening raised over [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center update does little to belay concerns

Midway through their 18-month planning process the proponents of the Desert Discovery Center are opening the curtains just wide enough to let the [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Mayor Lane lost my vote due to finance report

Jim Lane lost my vote when I read his campaign finance report. Its a public document that I’ve studied deeply. A line-by-line analysis of Mr. [...] Continue Reading →

The community of Scottsdale enthralled by Desert Discovery Center concerns

Scottsdale City Council Monday, Sept. 19 will evaluate the potential for a ballot measure, the possibility of a Charter amendment and if and when [...] Continue Reading →

Desert Discovery Center opponent disputes Derouin statement of facts

I am one of the editors of the group NoDDC. Between our blog, mailing list and Facebook page we have almost 1,500 followers, and receive almost [...] Continue Reading →

Current Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center plan serves special interests — not preservation efforts

Several members of Scottsdale City Council along with their contractor Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale are planning to build a massive tourist [...] Continue Reading →