Bankruptcy outcome sets stage for redefinition of Phoenix real estate’s crown jewel

Crown Realty & Development appears likely to play an unprecedented role in how the future of economic development will unfold in the Valley of the Sun, the City of Phoenix — and perhaps the state of Arizona. “To fund public education you have to make hay while the sun shines and what that means in […]

SB 1249 seeks statewide LGBT equality at Arizona Legislature

On Tuesday, Jan. 29 a group of bipartisan legislators introduced Senate Bill 1249 at the Arizona Legislature, which proponents contend will extend workplace, housing and public accommodation non-discrimination protections for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Proponents of LGBT equality contend this is the second consecutive year a LGBT inclusive non-discrimination bill […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paradise Valley councilman seeks resignation of fellow elected leader

Paradise Valley Councilman Paul Dembow is calling for the resignation of Mark Stanton, a fellow elected leader who serves on Town Council. Mr. Dembow delivered a prepared statement at about 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 telling the public a lawsuit against him, his family, town and police officials has been dismissed. But also discovered during […]

Home for the holidays: Rosen family compromise likely at Azure Paradise Valley

WRITE TO REPLY: Read Five Star Development’s response to this article here. It appears there is a very good chance the Rosen family will be home for the holidays. Cori and Vic Rosen purchased what they call their, “dream home” at Azure Paradise Valley, which is the first Shea Signature luxury community in the Town […]

Community consternation could evolve into legacy Paradise Valley entryway

Chicane, meandering, roundabout and right-of-way are all words that could describe a million-dollar effort to beautify a portion of Doubletree Ranch Road in the Town of Paradise Valley. But “chagrin,” may be the best adjective to describe the community interpretation of the roadway beautification project that was originally meant to stretch from Invergordon to Scottsdale […]

Paradise Valley readies legislative marching orders for 2019 season

A curtail to construction sales tax remits, the annual political chagrin surrounding photo radar and the impacts of SB 1350 on local neighborhoods top the list of statewide legislative issue Paradise Valley leaders have their eyes on. Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, Oct. 25 were presented to by Deputy Town Manager Dawn Marie Buckland and […]

Perkins gets permanent nod for Paradise Valley town manager position

Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, Oct. 25 voted unanimously in naming Mark C. Perkins the next town manager of the Town of Paradise Valley. The announcement comes on the heels of a nationwide search spearheaded by Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner. This past June, Paradise Valley Town Manager Kevin Burke announced his resignation accepting […]

Paradise Valley consternation swirls as outgoing mayor seeks CIP advisory committee, role

Following an overwhelming chagrin percolating around a beautification project meant to offer motorists a more pristine view of Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins is taking matters into his own hands. On Thursday, Oct. 4 Mr. Collins issued a letter to residents along Doubletree Ranch Road within Paradise Valley town limits suggesting an […]