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, […]

Recruitment Part Deux: Paradise Valley seeks new town manager

Paradise Valley Town Council appears ready to move forward with its future town manager recruitment process, after a short-lived discussion on Jan. 24. According to an updated brochure for the position by CPS HR Consulting, applications will be taken through Feb. 28. In past weeks, and on Jan. 24, the council partook in closed-door meetings […]

Paradise Valley continues Lincoln Drive median improvement discussions

There was nothing concrete — or perhaps set in stone, more accurately — as Paradise Valley Town Council continues its ongoing discussions regarding contemplated Lincoln Drive median improvements. Town Council was presented with more options for the median improvements during a Thursday, Jan. 24 work study session at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Concerns […]

Do The Work: Dr. Neal Lester bestowed 2019 Paradise Valley diversity award

Do. The. Work. It was that idea conveyed by Dr. Neal Lester during a celebration honoring the sacrifice and service by those who made the dream of racial equality a perception of reality in the United States of America. Countless deplorable acts against Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his family, his followers and his perspective […]

Paradise Valley seeks volunteers for Board of Adjustment, ACOPS

The Town of Paradise Valley is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions within the municipality. There are vacancies on the Board of Adjustment and the Advisory Committee on Public Safety. Descriptions of all committees and their duties may be viewed on the town’s website, according to a press release. Applications may be completed and […]

By the numbers: Paradise Valley sees spark of new building construction

Since 2014, nearly 350 single-family building permits have been pursued at the Paradise Valley Planning Department, which is in addition to more than 100 permits issued for hotels in the same time period. Through a public records request, the Independent received Town of Paradise Valley building permits for a 5-year period, between 2014-18, in the […]

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 […]

Dr. Ceimo: Firebrand Ranch residents assemble at oppose medical center plans

Thirty-two neighbors from Firebrand Ranch, prepared with signs and buttons expressing their views, were at the Jan. 9 Planning Commission study session regarding proposed changes to the Mountain View Medical Center on the southeast corner of Tatum and Shea. Major changes to the center, which has generally been a good neighbor to our community for […]

Seeking justice through discomfort: How to celebrate your MLK weekend

Paradise Valley has been recognized for years throughout the Valley for its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, one that commemorates the bravery and nobility of Dr. King’s work and of the pursuit of racial equality as a whole. As we take the time to remember the Civil Rights Movement, we should not […]