Maxwell: How much citizen involvement is too much?

If we learned anything from the recent Prop. 420 events, we learned that our community members would like more involvement in matters affecting [...] Continue Reading →

Littlefield: Following Scottsdale’s Prop. 420 victory, the battle is won but the war goes on

In the first film of the immensely popular Star Wars series a plucky band of rebels, although hopelessly outmatched, managed to score a series of [...] Continue Reading →

Power of the people: Scottsdale citizen effort obliterates political status quo

There is no question about it: Proposition 420 will become the law of the land in the city of Scottsdale. Scottsdale voters, by an overwhelming [...] Continue Reading →

Unofficial election results: Prop. 420 passes with 70 percent of ballots cast

The unofficial Nov. 6 Maricopa County election results show that Scottsdale’s ballot question No. 1 and Prop. 420 both passed. In the Scottsdale [...] Continue Reading →

Dolan: the facts about Preserve use and its looming theft

Wake up residents of Scottsdale: your Preserve is being stolen and you are being conned into aiding and abetting in its theft by voting for Prop [...] Continue Reading →
Christie Lee Kinchen

Kinchen: Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 420 to Save our Preserve

In the spring of 2017, I found NODDC online and started learning what was being planned for our majestic McDowell Sonoran Preserve. I was [...] Continue Reading →

Myers: Scottsdale Prop. 420 debate has reached fever pitch

The debate over Proposition 420 is getting way out of hand, even for Scottsdale politics. The petition effort united the city around giving [...] Continue Reading →

Schwartz: Prop. 420 usurps the power of the elected in Scottsdale

Friends, I encourage all of Scottsdale to consider this and hope you will join me in voting “no” on Prop 420. My reasons are simple. First, a [...] Continue Reading →

Manross: Scottsdale Prop. 420 prevents politicians from building what they want on Preserve lands

Proposition 420 was born and then embraced by our community from south to north because it gives us a voice regarding the future of our McDowell [...] Continue Reading →

Filsinger: vote-initiated forms of Scottsdale governance contain inherent problems

I served two terms as a McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commissioner and two terms as a Planning Commissioner for the city. I also am active Preserve [...] Continue Reading →