Opinion

Manross: I'm proud to support Whitehead

Posted 6/14/22

Do you know who you will vote for in the Scottsdale City Council election on Aug. 2? I will be supporting Councilwoman Solange Whitehead.

I am proud to, once again, chair her campaign. Here are …

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Manross: I'm proud to support Whitehead

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Do you know who you will vote for in the Scottsdale City Council election on Aug. 2? I will be supporting Councilwoman Solange Whitehead.

I am proud to, once again, chair her campaign. Here are just a few of the many reasons why.

She actually listens and responds to the ideas and concerns of residents.

She fights for quality development in order to preserve our unique community character and our history.

She continually works to protect our neighborhoods to stop the erosion of our quality of life.

She is vigilant in protecting our “one of a kind” McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

She demands fiscal discipline at City Hall.

She strongly supports public safety.

She understands that a clean, safe, attractive community is why we moved here in the first place!

I have proudly participated in this community since the ‘70s and have known and worked with all of the elected officials since then as a volunteer, a commissioner, a councilwoman and as mayor.

I look to support someone who is intellectually honest and is willing to go to the mat for what he or she believes. That describes Solange.

Please join me in voting for Solange Whitehead for Scottsdale City Council.

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  • jason.alexander

    As an Executive of the City, Whitehead has shown herself to be a very bad choice.

    -- She will raise taxes

    -- She is heavily funded by anti-competitive special interests

    -- She is increasing homelessness in our city

    -- She is weakening our police force

    -- She is making housing unattainable

    City Staff can give you an exhaustive list of times she has gone against their expert advice, and done so with so much waffling and indecision she has hamstrung our government time and again. The most gratuitous example would be her goal of turning the Rose Garden in downtown into a pocket park. She would take an incredibly desirable location that could generate millions in jobs and city revenue, and add a needless park to our already vibrant canal bank. The effect would be the need to raise taxes to make up for lost revenue, and, that it would be a homeless encampment because we can not remove the homeless from public property. Ask anyone Downtown their #1 concern, its the homeless squatters. Just down the street from some of our civic jewels, Whitehead will create the most dangerous place in the city.

    I like Solange personally and share many of her progressive goals, she is a nice person with a big heart, but she is so far over her head and out of her competence, she is a risk to the future of our city.

    Tuesday, June 14 Report this

  • xway.mike.norton

    Say what you want, the fact of the matter is that it has become impossible to find a home in Scottsdale.

    Impossible for families with children.

    Impossible for Police officers, Firefighters, healthcare workers and Teachers.

    Impossible for most recent college graduates to balance student loan debt and skyrocketing housing costs (if they can even find someplace at all).

    Whitehead makes great speeches about "improving" the projects that come before City Council, but the attitude at City Council is so toxic Planning Commission meetings now get canceled because nothing is on the agenda.

    How about coming forward with a plan to stimulate the development of family-friendly housing instead of choking off the supply completely? That would be true leadership.

    Tuesday, June 14 Report this