With the promise of a New Year ahead of us, it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the many great things our community has accomplished over the years to improve the quality of life here in Paradise Valley. I am proud of the work of our town council, staff and many citizen volunteers who […]
For 19 years, residents of Paradise Valley have observed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a ceremony and luncheon held at Town Hall. The program includes a keynote address by a prominent person known for his or her advocacy and actions related to Dr. Martin Luther King’s principles and vision.
As we look back on 2016, there is little argument that this year’s election will go down in history as a collective call for change of some kind. The danger is in allowing politicians to twist that desire for change toward their own political, ideological and financial ends. The political agenda recently announced by leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, which Arizona Representatives David Schweikert, a republican, and Kyrsten Sinema, a democrat both sit on, is a classic case in point.
Arizona’s solar energy future is at stake as the Arizona Corporation Commission decides the value of solar at a hearing Dec. 19 and 20. The Commission is weighing whether to value rooftop solar, consumer-driven solar that saves Arizonans money by reducing their electricity bills, the same as utility scale solar, fields of solar panels installed […]
2017 is nearing, which means New Year’s resolutions will soon be set, and travel plans will be chief among them. This is especially topical to Paradise Valley and Scottsdale residents as Mountain Shadows and Andaz prepare to open their doors in the New Year.
Mayor Michael Collins often refers to Paradise Valley as the best small town in America. He may be right. Fantastic resorts. No property tax. No power lines. Low density. A beautiful setting. It doesn’t get much better. But there’s another reason too: those who serve on the town council. From captains of industry to educators and entrepreneurs there’s no shortage of talent to make good decisions on the community’s behalf. The current Governor, Doug Ducey, even hails from Paradise Valley.
It’s the days after the election and the shock of the Cubs winning the World Series seems minuscule next to the surprises at the ballot box. While it’s not a surprise, it is certainly an honor and a responsibility to receive the trust that was bestowed upon your Paradise Valley town government in the form […]
People should be interested and concerned about the best ways to stay healthy and reduce risk for serious conditions. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death with one in every four deaths or about 610,000 people dying of cardiovascular related diseases every year. Most of us will not remain heart healthy by accident.
In reading Mr. O’Connor’s opinion in support of Mary Hamway for the Arizona Legislative District 28 race for the Arizona House of Representatives, I expected to read positive statements about Ms. Hamway’s experience, her political ideologies, and her plan if elected. Instead, I read a statement full of factual misstatements and tired allegations from elections […]
To start with, I had nothing to do with the hit piece on Mary Hamway. In fact, I gave all money in the PAC to another, independent expenditure group last August because I wanted out of the PAC business. I never consulted or met with the group the sponsored the hit piece on Mary. As […]