Germek: Nuisance parties and unlawful gathering ordinance

I attended the public meeting on Aug. 7 about the nuisance parties and unlawful gathering ordinance. We heard horrendous stories from residents [...] Continue Reading →

Germek: Museum Square, wait there’s more

In a recent article I highlighted the two most contentious issues voiced by the public concerning the Museum Square project — building [...] Continue Reading →

Germek: Museum Square proposal is too tall of an order for Old Town

The Museum Square Project as proposed will seal the fate of Old Town Scottsdale through changes in zoning, variances and acceptance of proforma [...] Continue Reading →

Germek: Community enrichment or just building stuff?

Urban and suburban development is a good sign of a community’s success and future economic prosperity. New construction jobs have a direct [...] Continue Reading →

Germek: the ins and outs of the 2018 Scottsdale City Council race

There are many reasons people vote for certain candidates and not others. Buzzwords and slogans resonate with their beliefs. Name recognition [...] Continue Reading →

Germek: Scottsdale is a community — not a development opportunity

How are decisions made by the Scottsdale City Council when the interests of developers conflict with the interests of its citizens? At a meeting [...] Continue Reading →