Opinion

Nichols: Ortega’s support for Scottsdale adds value

By Jeff Nichols
Posted 10/1/20

My last job title at the City of Scottsdale was chief financial officer/city treasurer (2013-2020). Prior to that I served the citizens of the Scottsdale community as a senior budget analyst …

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Nichols: Ortega’s support for Scottsdale adds value

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My last job title at the City of Scottsdale was chief financial officer/city treasurer (2013-2020). Prior to that I served the citizens of the Scottsdale community as a senior budget analyst (2001-2004) and accounting director (2010-2011).

It was during my prior two positions with the city that I had the opportunity to work with Dave Ortega and Lisa Borowsky.

With that in mind, I support Dave Ortega in his quest to become the next mayor of Scottsdale.

Dave will work to keep Scottsdale… “Scottsdale”! Dave demonstrated this when he was on council and opposed a project slated for the southeast corner of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads as proposed by EllmanCo.

That gave city leaders the ability to team up with the ASU Foundation and create SkySong… a successful development anchoring the southern end of Scottsdale.

Moving further north, Dave supported the Waterfront Towers along the canal running through Old Town. An area that now supports Canal Convergence, a very successful public art program, which Dave has supported for many years.

Moving even further north, Dave supported the development of Desert Mountain, an 8,000 acre luxury housing community that anchors the northern end of Scottsdale.

All three developments mentioned above added value to Scottsdale, not just in dollars and cents but in the “value” they brought to Scottsdale. Appropriate development in appropriate geographical areas of Scottsdale.

From south to north, Dave has supported development that is good for the city, which is why I support Dave for mayor of Scottsdale.

Editor’s Note: Jeff Nichols is the former treasurer of Scottsdale.

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