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 →

Austin: questioning Desert EDGE proposal doesn’t make us delusional, liars, terrorists or bullies

I had to catch my breath after reading what the DDCS submitted to the Scottsdale Independent newspaper, which was published on Friday, Sept. 22. [...] Continue Reading →

Austin: what is happening in beautiful Scottsdale?

If you have lived in Scottsdale as have I for the past 30 years, you have seen buildings and infrastructure sprouting up everywhere you look. If [...] Continue Reading →