Alexander: Papago Plaza’s redevelopment doesn’t do enough for Scottsdale

Here’s a rendition of the proposed Papago Plaza redevelopment plan, with full details in the link. It replaces nearly 120,000 square feet of [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: no matter election outcome, Scottsdale has already won

We think Proposition 420 is going to win, big, based on initial polling. However, the bigger victory, of course, is the fact Scottsdale voters [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: YES to 420 is running a positive, constructive campaign

This is my first political campaign. I am very surprised by the lack of agreed-upon truth. I don’t mean the typical campaign jousting from both [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Prop. 420 gains support across the Scottsdale political spectrum

Proposition 420 is supported by the majority of Scottsdale voters, across the political spectrum. A majority of our City Council supports 420. [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: yes on Prop. 420 in Scottsdale enshrines intention of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Scottsdale Proposition 420 makes a small, but critical, change to our Scottsdale City Charter. It guarantees that any construction in the [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Scottsdale Edge is an anonymous blog exemplifying cowardice

Editor’s note: Nicholas Scutari reached out to the Independent and went on the record and was steadfast in his assertion he — nor his [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: The Scottsdale Desert EDGE proposal is a huge handout to ASU

The Desert EDGE is a massive handout from the taxpayers of Scottsdale to ASU. In the current plan before Scottsdale City Council, ASU will get a [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: new Discovery Center proposal is beyond the edge of reality

We told you the Desert Discovery Center would be a huge tourist event center, paid from the Preserve fund, with nightlife and a bar. They made a [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Campana update leaves much to be desired

I’m disappointed at the paltry update provided by DDCS, Inc’s Sam Campana. Six months have gone by since DDCS engaged the community. They’ve [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Desert Discovery Center effort undermines idea of stewardship

Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc has a plan to appropriate the $100 million Preserve Fund surplus, and their plan includes a promise to [...] Continue Reading →