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 →

Alexander: Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center update does little to belay concerns

Midway through their 18-month planning process the proponents of the Desert Discovery Center are opening the curtains just wide enough to let the [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Lane works for special interests

Jim Lane’s campaign treasurer — a professional political operative who’s been working for Lane for 12 years — downplays Mr. Lane’s [...] Continue Reading →

Alexander: Mayor Lane lost my vote due to finance report

Jim Lane lost my vote when I read his campaign finance report. Its a public document that I’ve studied deeply. A line-by-line analysis of Mr. [...] Continue Reading →

Desert Discovery Center opponent disputes Derouin statement of facts

I am one of the editors of the group NoDDC. Between our blog, mailing list and Facebook page we have almost 1,500 followers, and receive almost [...] Continue Reading →