Ecton: A ‘yes’ vote is akin to making an investment in Scottsdale quality of life

As a former Scottsdale city councilman, I know the difficult challenges of keeping up with all the city’s needs. Money doesn’t grow on trees, so [...] Continue Reading →

Ecton: Scottsdale ambulance contract critique is inaccurate; exposure of sour grapes

During two important milestones in the evolution of the city of Scottsdale providing fire and emergency services, I had the honor of serving on [...] Continue Reading →

Ecton: Multitude of events is rejuvenating downtown Scottsdale

As a longtime proponent of and participant in events held in the downtown area, I have only one criticism: there are not enough events. Until [...] Continue Reading →

Ecton: downtown Scottsdale is economic engine propelling city forward

A well-known professor at Arizona State University recently conducted a study that verifies what many of us have known for years: downtown [...] Continue Reading →

Downtown Scottsdale continues to impress, emerge as an economic engine

During the 20 years my wife and I have resided in Scottsdale, we have lived in three different areas of the city: north, central and downtown. [...] Continue Reading →