Have an opinion about Bike Share? Share it.
Jan16

Have an opinion about Bike Share? Share it.

January 14, 2018 Courtesy City of Scottsdale Bike Share update scheduled for Transportation Commission meeting   Bike share companies have been up and running in Scottsdale since November. The companies use smartphone apps to enable customers to locate a nearby bike, rent it, ride it to a destination, then park and lock it for the next customer. The yellow and green bikes have generated a wide range of reactions. For some...

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Scottsdale News Release: One Stop Information for Special Events
Jan05

Scottsdale News Release: One Stop Information for Special Events

January 5, 2017 News Release Courtesy City of Scottsdale This helpful news release summarizes the City of Scottsdale’s special events that get underway this month. The release includes links to additional information. January events include the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, Rock “N”  Roll Marathon and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.  Also included is information about events in February and March. City of...

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City of Scottsdale Honors Its Employees
Dec22

City of Scottsdale Honors Its Employees

December 22, 2017 Assisting a disabled resident in need. Expanding law enforcement’s ability to address and treat opioid overdoses. Improving the lives of at-risk children and families. Those are just some of the actions over the past year by Scottsdale employees honored for their outstanding work performance and commitment to the Scottsdale community. In all, 36 employees and one volunteer were honored Dec. 19 at Scottsdale’s annual...

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Scottsdale Earns National Economic Recognition
Nov14

Scottsdale Earns National Economic Recognition

November 14, 2017 According to the news release referenced below, “Scottsdale earned the 2017 Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Economy, national recognition for communities that earn the highest ratings among communities participating in the National Citizen Survey.” City of Scottsdale News Release   The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the...

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DDCS Newsletters, November 14: Desert Edge Moves Ahead
Nov14

DDCS Newsletters, November 14: Desert Edge Moves Ahead

November 14, 2017 Courtesy of Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale has been working its way through Scottsdale’s public process. On Monday, November 6th the Scottsdale City Council decided that the Desert Edge proposal should move forward on several fronts. The two newsletters below provide information about the City Council’s latest actions.   Desert Edge Advocates Newsletter (PDF)...

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8 Great Reasons to Create Desert Edge in Scottsdale
Nov13

8 Great Reasons to Create Desert Edge in Scottsdale

November 12, 2017 By Les Conklin The Greater Pinnacle Peak Association’s Board of Directors has not taken a position on the Desert Edge proposal. This article expresses the author’s personal opinion and not that of the association. In December, I’ll describe the top reasons critics oppose the creation of Desert Edge. Here are eight great reasons why Scottsdale should create Desert Edge.   1. Forward Looking – The U.S....

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The Desert Edge is Rooted in Scottsdale History by Virginia Korte
Nov09

The Desert Edge is Rooted in Scottsdale History by Virginia Korte

November 6, 2017 Late this afternoon, the Scottsdale City Council is holding a public work study session to discuss the controversial Desert Edge proposal. Councilwoman Virginia Korte has written a timely article on the proposal.  Click on the link below to read the article.   The Desert Edge is Rooted in Scottsdale History The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the...

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What’s Next for Desert Discovery Center / Desert Edge
Oct06

What’s Next for Desert Discovery Center / Desert Edge

October 3, 2017 By Kathy Littlefield, Scottsdale City Councilwoman  Since last Tuesday’s City Council work study meeting to discuss the Desert Discovery Center/Desert Edge proposal many citizens have asked me what did the Council actually decide and what happens next with this controversial project. I cannot speak for my Council colleagues, but I want to make it crystal clear where I stand and what I will fight for on this...

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Some History of the Desert Edge
Oct02

Some History of the Desert Edge

October 1, 2017 By David Smith, Scottsdale City Council   During the recent Council work study session on the Desert EDGE project, I summarized the history of events that has led to locating a Discovery Center in the preserve, at the Gateway on Thompson Peak Parkway. A few listeners asked me to share that chronology. It’s a long history, so hold your seats! In 1994 – before there was a preserve tax or a preserve!...

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Bill Walton and the wash
Oct01

Bill Walton and the wash

September 30, 2017 Happy anniversary to Scottsdale’s first park! Scottsdale’s first park, Eldorado, celebrates its 50th anniversary Sept. 30. Eldorado is more than a park, however. It was the first piece of a visionary project that not only transformed Scottsdale, but also the science of flood control. Many people played a role in the evolution of Eldorado Park and the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. What follows is the story of...

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