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 […]

Vision of Paradise Valley General Plan realized through Lincoln Road development focus

As the economic pendulum continues its swing toward commercial prosperity, the Town of Paradise Valley may begin to see the seeds of its General Plan come to fruition. In fall 2012 Paradise Valley voters overwhelmingly approved a General Plan update — a land-use document meant to help guide the decisions of elected leaders — with […]

Paradise Valley sharpens language as new Hillside Development Regulations emerge

Paradise Valley Town Attorney Andrew Miller delivered to the local governing board Thursday, Sept. 13 a formal update to Hillside Development Regulations. The presentation, which was offered at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, served as an outline for Paradise Valley Town Council defining Hillside code definitions, a new pre-application process and defined criteria for […]

On the record: Lt. Mike Cole talks police data collection

In an effort to better explain both the data collected by both photo radar and license plate reader machines throughout the Town of Paradise Valley, the Independent sought information from the police department. Paradise Valley Police Lt. Michael Cole, a 20-year veteran of the department, obliged and offers key insight to the technology and why […]

Permanent watch: an examination of police surveillance and the public record

The Police had a hit in 1983 with the popular single, “Every Breath you Take.” But in the 21st Century, police in the Town of Paradise Valley — thanks to cutting-edge surveillance technology — are aware of moves a motorist may make and every turn they might take within town limits. Over the past several […]

Paradise Valley looks to build protections against ‘fugitive particulate matter’

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission is working toward establishing an ordinance to address “fugitive particulate matter” that is infiltrating neighborhood airspace. Embedded within an amendment to the town’s Zoning Code — specifically Section 1603, which is titled ‘home occupation’ — will be a new amendment detailing where and how a motorist could park their vehicle […]

Mountain Shadows Resort hosts Aug. 2 Paradise Valley Town Council debate

The iconic Mountain Shadows Resort will host the 2018 Paradise Valley Town Council debate where governing board hopefuls will deliberate local issues that matter. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive in the Town of Paradise Valley. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry […]

EPCOR consolidation plans to spring higher Paradise Valley water rates

Town officials estimate consolidation plans pursued by a private water company will result in higher water rates — estimated to be as much as a 30 percent cost increase — for 84 percent of the estimated 535 water accounts within the Town of Paradise Valley. EPCOR USA, a private water company within the contiguous borders […]

Pursuit of happiness shapes Paradise Valley candidate quality of life perspectives

Paradise Valley voters Tuesday, Aug. 28 will elect a new mayor and three people to Paradise Valley Town Council. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, who is running unopposed, is seeking the top spot of town council while four candidates are seeking one of three seats on Paradise Valley Town Council. The town council candidates […]

Paradise Valley council candidates opine Ritz-Carlton project progress

Local voters in the Town of Paradise Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 28 will elect a new mayor and three people to town council. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, who is running unopposed, is seeking the top spot of the local governing board while four candidates are seeking one of three seats on Paradise Valley […]