Norton: My response to Smith’s baseless claims against me

Former Councilman David Smith’s sanctimonious claim to the throne of ethics, honesty, integrity and fairness has reached a new all-time high for [...] Continue Reading →

Write to reply: Norton responds to campaign finance violation allegations

Independent Newsmedia offers a Write to Reply program for members of the public who are written about in the Scottsdale Independent. Scottsdale [...] Continue Reading →

Norton: Talking about bond financial issues: Questions answered

Earlier in May I wrote about the bonds, our budgets, audits and taxes. A few really smart people helped edit and correct my work including City [...] Continue Reading →

Norton: Scottsdale bonds, unfunded capital projects, and the voter confidence

Raising hundreds of millions of dollars of General Obligation bond funding requires one thing — voter confidence. The city made a horrible [...] Continue Reading →

Norton: Proud of what we accomplished, but I also feel the Scottsdale divide

While I’m proud to have been part of a community-wide effort, I’m not going to overlook the harsh divide that caused incredible emotions and some [...] Continue Reading →

Norton: the truth of Scottsdale politics is stranger than fiction

Over the last three years a half dozen surveys of Scottsdale voters were conducted. The city ran one. Opponents ran others. At the request of a [...] Continue Reading →

Norton: a tale of two districts amidst teacher turmoil

Our community is served by two incredibly different school districts, one caring, compassionate and thriving. One vindictive, divided and [...] Continue Reading →

Norton: DC Ranch site plan makes way for Great Hearts sports complex

Once again city staff and some city council members conspire to hide the truth from votes and even from our own Scottsdale City Council members. [...] Continue Reading →

Norton: who stole Scottsdale’s soul?

Mayor Jim Lane challenges voters. His campaign motto is “If You Like Scottsdale Keep Jim Lane.” I love Scottsdale. But I fear for its future and [...] Continue Reading →