Klapp, Whitehead: Public invited to Aug. 7 nuisance ordinance hearing

In 2016, the Arizona legislature passed a bill dubbed the “Airbnb” bill, restricting cities’ authority to regulate short term rentals (SB1350: ). [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Vice Mayor Klapp elected to lead Valley Metro agency

Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp has been selected as Chair for the Valley Metro RPTA for the fiscal year 2017-18 term, beginning July 1. “A [...] 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 →

Klapp: small business is important to the city of Scottsdale

Recently, I was honored to speak at the city’s Mayor and Council breakfast to several hundred business people and other residents about how [...] Continue Reading →

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 →

New, life-changing paratransit regional service coming to Valley

Life will be a little easier for the disabled and senior community beginning in July when Valley Metro and the region’s Dial-A-Ride providers [...] 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 →

Councilwoman Klapp feels the good vibrations of south Scottsdale

As I consider changes happening in Scottsdale, I am struck by the palpable activity and positive vibes emanating from the southern part of the [...] 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 →

Klapp: enough is enough, no Satanic prayer at Scottsdale council meetings

There is little about city council meetings that I cannot tolerate. I support freedom of speech and welcome people to come to the city Kiva and [...] Continue Reading →