Pace: Rare 3-3 council split over five-plex proposal on Camelback Mountain

Working late in to Valentine’s Day evening, when love was in the air, exposed a very divided Paradise Valley Town Council on an issue that implicates the core values of our Town. Three members of the Paradise Valley Town Council expressed support for commercial zoning of a five-plex on Camelback Mountain directly adjacent to one-acre […]

Paradise Valley records reveal 1 out-of-court settlement over the last 4 years

While some municipalities are paying out more than $1 million annually in out-of-court settlements, the Town of Paradise Valley has only had one claim in four years. A recent records request shows that Paradise Valley had one settlement between 2015-18 for a bicycle accident claim. It was settled in November 2015 for $75,000. For comparison, […]

Paradise Valley leadership establishes 2019 goals to be pursued

Paradise Valley Town Council is preparing for a busy 2019 as myriad important, timely and community-focused decisions are expected to be debated and ultimately decided in the new year. Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner ran unopposed for the mayor’s seat; while councilman Paul Dembow ran a successful re-election campaign for his seat at the dais. Newcomers […]

Q&A: Councilwoman Julie Pace talks Paradise Valley limited government

The Town of Paradise Valley Independent reached out to Paradise Valley Councilwoman Julie Pace to ask her how she defines limited government. This is what she had to say: *What does “limited government” mean to you? When government does everything that you want it to do, and none of your taxes are used for purposes […]

Town council has eyes for hillside preservation in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley Councilwoman Julie Pace got the blessing of the local governing board to reinvigorate the Mummy Mountain Preserve Trust — and explore preserving additional acreage on all town hillsides. During a Thursday, Oct. 12 study session, Paradise Valley Town Council discussed hillside preservation options, with Ms. Pace leading the charge on the efforts. The […]

Moore, Pace discuss realizing municipal focus in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley Town Council returns from its summer slumber Thursday, Sept. 4 as elected leaders expect to hear and render decisions on variable items ranging from quality-of-life pursuits to major policy decisions. Town council meets at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Top officials there say local residents can expect an initial focus of attention […]

Paradise Valley joins salute ceremony for new U.S. Army recruits

During Armed Forces Day, May 20, the Town of Paradise Valley participated in a special ceremony honoring area high school graduates who have chosen to enter into the United States Army. Sponsored by the Army’s Paradise Valley, Anthem, Black Canyon, Prescott and Flagstaff recruiting centers, the ceremony saluted each of the new recruits and their families at an event held at Black Canyon High School in Anthem. Army Recruiting Company Commander Captain Matthew Peterson created this first time event and requested that the Town of Paradise Valley attend and demonstrate the publics support for the new recruits and their families, according to a press release.

Music, mountains and memory event supports The Phoenix Symphony

Paradise Valley Town Council member Julie Pace and her husband David Selden, along with residents Sheila and Michael Zuieback hosted 150 guests at the Zuieback home, featuring picturesque views of Camelback Mountain. The event was held April 20 in support of the Phoenix Symphony’s community engagement programs, specifically the B-Sharp Music Wellness, a WONDER Project, Music and Alzheimer’s Memory Research Initiative, according to a press release. Guests were entertained as they arrived by a Phoenix Symphony brass quintet and sipped on the signature cocktail featured that evening, the Camelback Sunset.

Unofficial results: Moore, Pace, Stanton are town council front runners

Unofficial results show Scott Moore, Julie Pace and Mark Stanton are the front runners for the Paradise Valley Town Council at the Aug. 30 primary election. Mayor Michael Collins was also elected to serve a second two-year term. He was running unopposed. The race for three town council seats was sought by Scott Moore, Julie Pace, Mark Stanton and Daran Wastchak.

Paradise Valley council forum covers top candidate issues

About 50 residents attended the Paradise Valley Town Council forum held at The Village at Mountain Shadows on Aug. 11, where the four town council candidates squared off in anticipation of the Aug. 30 primary. Mayor Michael Collins, running unopposed for re-election, answered a short question-and-answer segment before the four council candidates took the stage.