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.” […]

The Town of Paradise Valley adopts FY 20 budget at $68.3M

In unanimous fashion, Paradise Valley fiscal year 2019-20 budget, totaling $68.3 million, has been adopted by the community’s elected. Paradise Valley Town Council June 13 cast one single vote to adopt the final budget, a 2020-24 capital improvement plan and a 2020 strategic revenue plan after hosting a public hearing on the matter. There were […]

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 […]

A driven heart: Carolyn Jackson propels heart disease conversation

While heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women worldwide, one Paradise Valley woman is being honored for her efforts resulting in the staggering sum of funds raised to bring awareness to the killer disease. Carolyn Jackson, who served as chair of the 59th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball, used her platform […]

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 […]

Keimach finds new home at helm of the Town of Paradise Valley

There’s a new boss in town, and she goes by the name of Jill Keimach. Ms. Keimach has taken the helm as Paradise Valley’s new town manager, which at first blush appears to be a position she has passion. Hailing from northern California, Ms. Keimach says the quality of Paradise Valley Town Council, coupled with […]

Rosequist: Independent newsroom offers alternative delivery methods as newspaper growth ensues

It’s no secret that the Town of Paradise Valley is unique, and we see that moniker reflected within the newsroom, as well. For nearly 40 years, the Paradise Valley Independent has been in publication — in large part due to the loyalty of its readership. The news landscape has evolved rapidly in the 21st Century, […]

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 […]

Compromise construed as Smoke Tree falls short of Paradise Valley confidence

Smoke Tree Resort representatives stood before Paradise Valley Town Council May 23 to present the newest rendition of their redevelopment application, which was met with luke-warm encouragement. Overall, members of Town Council voiced a desire to see the Smoke Tree Resort redeveloped, but a hefty special use permit application that includes 30 resort residential — […]