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Paradise Valley’s winning candidates express …

The winning candidates of Paradise Valley’s primary election are eager and looking forward to the 2023 term, which begins in January. In the Aug. 2 primary election, Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner …

Littlefield, Whitehead retain Scottsdale City Council …

Two candidates running for Scottsdale City Council appear to have have earned enough votes to be elected outright following the Aug. 2 primary election, city officials say.

The roots & history of McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch is celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall, marking five decades as one of Scottsdale’s most popular and sought-after areas. What some people may not know is McCormick …

City commissioners want more public use near Tempe …

The Tempe Town Lake is a jewel of the city — one some development commissioners would like to see more available to the public as they seek a place for recreation and respite. During a …

New owners open up about future of Smoke Tree Resort

Collaboration appears to be the name of the game, as the newest owners of Smoke Tree resort are confident they can bring forward a winning development for the town of Paradise Valley. Describing a …

Unofficial results: Littlefield, Whitehead, Graham …

The unofficial results for Scottsdale’s primary election have posted, showing who leads the race of seven candidates to fill three seats on Scottsdale City Council. Incumbents Kathy …

Unofficial results: Paradise Valley primary election …

Unofficial results show incumbent Jerry Bien-Willner leading the race for Paradise Valley mayor in the Aug. 2 primary election. At 8 p.m. Aug. 2, when unofficial results posted, Bien-Willner …

Leshinskie begins tenure as Scottsdale Community …

Eric Leshinskie has taken over the helm of Scottsdale Community College, joining a short list of those who have been president of the school. Leshinskie officially began as SCC’s president …

Small town Paradise Valley election garners campaign …

One candidate for Paradise Valley Town Council is reportedly not collecting, or spending, many campaign funds, new campaign finance reports show. Meanwhile, the other three candidates for council …

Paradise Valley mayoral candidates report second …

Paradise Valley’s two candidates for mayor are raising significant funds this election season, new campaign finance documents show. The second-quarter filings — which cover April 1 to …

Scottsdale council candidates post big fundraising …

Scottsdale’s seven city council candidates have collected tens of thousands of dollars this spring, new campaign finance documents show. The second-quarter filings — which cover April …

Scottsdale charter officers receive annual salary bump

Scottsdale’s five charter officers have received contract continuations and raises following unanimous approval from city council just before the former fiscal year ended. On June 28, …

Paradise Valley candidates allege political …

Two candidates seeking seats on the Paradise Valley Town Council in the upcoming election have filed police reports for alleged harassment and theft. The reports, filed in June with Paradise …

Scottsdale, Paradise Valley anticipate new licensing, …

Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley officials say they plan to implement licensing procedures for short-term rental properties within their municipal bounds following a newly-approved …

Lack of housing supply may wreck Phoenix economy

Low inventory and high housing prices are not just a real estate issue, one economist says, as the threat of economic development consequences across the Valley of the Sun grows more concerning. …

US court dismisses Scottsdale v. FAA lawsuit

Scottsdale’s fight to have flight paths to and from Sky Harbor International Airport reevaluated has come to a disappointing close after several years of legal battle. On June 24, the United States …

Scottsdale approves start of Ashler Hills Park

The construction project for a new Scottsdale community park at Ashler Hills is in the beginning stages. In June, Scottsdale City Council approved a contract with Valley Rain Construction Corp. …

Update: ‘Minor’ changes to The Goldwater suffice …

The mayor of Scottsdale changed his mind about asking for City Council to initiate a formal review into a recent development review board decision, citing minor changes made by the applicant prior to …

Arizona Legislature passes bill that would allow …

A new bill has passed the Arizona Legislature giving municipalities authority to issue licenses and permits to short-term rentals. Senate Bill 1168, which passed the Arizona Senate and House of …

Human trafficking: It’s happening in our backyard

The issue of human trafficking in Arizona is just as damaging as fentanyl, but far less talked about, one Valley police chief says. “The amount of attention that is garnered around the …

Q&A: Council candidates describe impacts of Paradise …

There may not be an issue more agreed upon by Paradise Valley’s community than the trouble caused by short-term rental properties.While short-term rentals, or vacation rentals, are allowed …

Arizona Attorney General files suit against Greenburg, …

The Scottsdale Unified School District governing board violated the state’s open meeting law in August 2021, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is alleging in a new lawsuit. Brnovich …

Scottsdale mayor asks to overturn newest mixed-use …

Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega is asking his City Council colleagues to initiate a formal review into a recent decision made by the Development Review Board. The request is a part of the Scottsdale …

Mayoral Q&A: Where do you land on the topic of …

Short-term rental units have been deemed among the most disruptive and negative trend in Paradise Valley, the current mayor says. Despite much work being done by the Town Council as a whole in …

Candidate Q&A: Is Scottsdale’s population decline a …

While Maricopa County makes national headlines for its population boom in recent years, the numbers in Scottsdale aren’t ticking upward as quickly as officials once thought. The city of …
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