By the numbers: The dollars and cents of Paradise Valley public safety

Just off Lincoln Drive, near the eastern borders of Paradise Valley is the state’s sixth largest municipal court. The Paradise Valley Municipal Court, due to its court filings, continues to be ranked as the sixth largest municipal court compared to the other 81 in the state, according to Court Director Jeanette Wiesenhofer. Earlier this spring […]

A long road: Town Triangle saga concludes with final plat

The uniquely wedge-shaped plot of Paradise Valley land, which has eluded local developers and planners for years has received a final plat municipal approval after years of effort. Paradise Valley Town Council June 13 unanimously approved a final plat for an eight, single-family-home neighborhood titled, “Ironwood Golf Villas,” and unofficially referred to as “Town Triangle.” […]

Scottsdale Palmeraie ascends to new heights as Paradise Valley resentment builds

While Paradise Valley Town Council historically takes a siesta during the summer months, municipal officials are taking precautions to ensure some important issues are not skipped over during the time of rest. On Thursday, June 13, Paradise Valley Town Council approved a resolution to authorize Town Manager Jill Keimach and Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner to advocate […]

Paradise Valley looks to adopt state-mandated video license agreement

The Paradise Valley Town Council will be voting on a uniform video service license agreement at its Thursday, June 13 meeting. Town Attorney Andrew Miller presented the new agreement to Town Council during a study session in late May. In 2018, the legislature enacted Senate Bill 1140, the uniform video service license agreement, which requires […]

Paradise Valley officials report nearly zero gifts during tenure

In the past three years, only one Paradise Valley elected official has received gifts to report through a local financial disclosure statement. A public records request submitted to the Town of Paradise Valley, for gifts received during years 2016-18, produced the local financial statements for the town council members during that time. Former Mayor Michael […]

Dembow: Paradise Valley leaders deserve our gratitude

Before we enter into the summer months and many Paradise Valley residents begin to travel, I wanted to take a moment to express a bit of gratitude toward a number of people in our community. Paradise Valley is truly a place that lives up to its name, and it’s in no small part to a […]

PV Medical Plaza receives council approval following local dialogue

After many concessions were made by both the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza applicants and an abutting residential neighborhood, the special use permit amendment application was unanimously approved by local officials. On Thursday, May 9, Paradise Valley Town Council voted 6-0 to approve the SUP amendment with slight amendments. Councilmember Mark Stanton was absent. In the […]

Cook: Thank you Paradise Valley, neighbors

On the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jackrabbit sits the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza. There, numerous doctors including many who reside in the Town of Paradise Valley provide services. The import of them was compellingly shared in a recent letter to the Independent by town resident Jim Anton whose doctor helped him with injuries suffered […]

Collaboration bears proverbial fruit as medical plaza proposal inches toward Paradise Valley approval

Alterations are being made by the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza application to address some concerns voiced by abutting neighbors, officials there say. The hired hands of the medical plaza ownership — the site sits at 5410 N. Scottsdale Road — for several months has been working through the Town of Paradise Valley approval process to […]

Cyclists draw ire: Town resident says issue remains despite police enforcement

Paradise Valley municipal officials and law enforcement personnel have worked together to mitigate concerns regarding rampant cyclists on the town’s residential streets, however, one local homeowner says the issue remains. Heidi McCauley resides on east Quartz Mountain Road, along the north side of Mummy Mountain, where a local team of cyclists use her residential street […]