Austin: Sophisticated public relations shape Scottsdale truth too often

The “Arizona Progress Gazette” recently posted a story with the headline “59 for, 2 Against. Strong Support for Scottsdale Bond.” I’m tired of [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: Behind Scottsdale’s dubious bond survey

I have nothing to lose by being totally honest and transparent. Like me or despise me, I am honest. That can’t be said that about Jason Rose, [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: Neighborhood camaraderie helps dog in-need

If you are a member of, you are familiar with the variety of issues that are posted on this site. We have all seen our share of [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: Regulating Scottsdale’s scooter mayhem is a fool’s errand

We must have well planned infrastructure to accommodate cars, pedestrians and scooters/electric bikes. I have repeatedly expressed my concern [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: Lack of succinct motorized scooter rules could spell trouble for Scottsdale

I just read the article in the Independent about the settlement awarded to a woman who fell and fractured her wrist on a sidewalk in Scottsdale. [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: when did the Scottsdale City Council election become a partisan race?

When did partisan politics enter into non-partisan races, specifically the Scottsdale City Council race? I didn’t know for the longest time what [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: misrepresentation of Prop. 420 is attempt to bamboozle Scottsdale voting bloc

Proposition 420 is a ballot initiative regarding our citizen-owned Sonoran Desert preserve. A “yes” vote on Nov. 6 would secure a small but [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: Scottsdale subsidy at Crosswoods East is tone-deaf to infrastructure needs

Editor’s note: it has been brought to our attention the name of the project in question is “Crossroads East.” We apologize for [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: Anonymous Scottsdale Edge email is “cruel, mean-spirited”

I am passionate about Scottsdale, which has been my home for more than 30 years, and have become more involved in local political issues. I have [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: where can I find Scottsdale Desert EDGE survey results?

In September 2017, a telephonic survey of 400 registered Scottsdale voters was conducted by Triton Polling and Research regarding voters support [...] Continue Reading →