PV Town Council reluctantly agrees to peak season trolley services

An agreement with Dunn Transportation for trolley services during peak season almost came to an abrupt halt. Although the Paradise Valley Town Council eventually approved unanimously the agreement for the trolley service, using state-dedicated funds, the decision was met with dissent and vigorous discussion on Jan. 24 during the meeting held at Town Hall, 6401 […]

Paradise Valley Medical Plaza public hearing slated for Valentine’s Day

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A request to add onto the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza is heading toward completion — as a public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14. The Paradise Valley Medical Plaza, 5410 N. Scottsdale Road, sits on a 10-acre site on the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Jackrabbit roads. Its history dates back to 1979, […]

Dalke decides to stay on through Paradise Valley budget season, initially

It appears Interim Town Manager Brian Dalke will remain with the Town of Paradise Valley for the time being, as Town Council authorized the mayor to execute an amendment to his employment agreement. The action amends Mr. Dalke’s scope of services agreement with Interim Public Management, that would allow him to continue with the municipality […]

Paper of Record: The stories that defined Paradise Valley in 2018

The Independent is the paper of record for the Town of Paradise Valley and in that function, the publication — and its dedicated reporting staff — covered extensively the municipal happenings of calendar year 2018 with a conscientious approach to journalism. Calendar year 2018 in the Town of Paradise Valley saw the election of a […]

A path forward: Freshman Paradise Valley councilwomen discuss priorities

Two freshmen Paradise Valley Town Council members will take their seats on Thursday, Jan. 10, and both Ellen Andeen and Anna Thomasson contend they are eager to roll up their sleeves and get to work on the local dais. In August, Ms. Andeen and Ms. Thomasson were elected to the Paradise Valley Town Council, along […]

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 […]

Development rush in Paradise Valley may spur Scottsdale and Lincoln gridlock

With a handful of development projects happening within a stone’s throw of each other — and the municipal border of Scottsdale — the Town of Paradise Valley is finding itself in a bit of a pickle. On Thursday, Dec. 6, Paradise Valley Town Council discussed improvements to the median that runs east-west along Lincoln Drive […]

Mountain View Medical Center revitalization begins Paradise Valley deliberations

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission will begin its work reviewing plans for a three-phase reconstruction of Mountain View Medical Center, after Town Council approved marching orders earlier this November. Paradise Valley Town Council approved a Statement of Direction for the medical facility with a 6-0 vote on Nov. 15, at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln […]

Andeen: A sentiment of gratitude through service to Paradise Valley

Thank you to the Paradise Valley Police Department & Volunteers! Please consider becoming a Volunteer. Throughout my tenure as a Paradise Valley Police Department volunteer, I have been very specific with my reason for serving so here is “why” I donated my time and effort as a volunteer. I can assure you it was not […]

Write to Reply: Five Star offers response to ‘Home for the holidays’ article

The Town of Paradise Valley Independent ran a story on Nov. 21 titled “Home for the Holidays: Rosen family compromise likely at Azure Paradise Valley” where Five Star Development and The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley were mentioned numerous times. However, the newspaper never sought comment or fact checking from anyone at Five Star to give a […]