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 […]

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 […]