Category Archives: Political Bites
Did the Gila River Indian Community and the state err in not working out a deal to build the South Mountain Freeway on tribal land?
Arizona Department of Transportation (and the voters) believe there should be a South Mountain freeway. Certainly [...]
Is higher-density housing in the Southeast Valley inevitable even in areas planned for low-density?
No. Immediately following the housing bust in 2008 banks were only financing multi-family housing because there was a high demand of rentals from home buyers displaced from [...]
Do you agree with the East Valley Partnership changing the concept of “East Valley” to “Phoenix East Valley.” (Too much of a change, too little or about right?)
No. While there is a need to better highlight what is happening in [...]
Do you agree with the Boy Scouts’ compromise on allowing gays as troop members but not as adult leaders?
I am not sure I understand why sexual orientation/choice is a part of any discussion about the Boy Scouts of America. [...]
Which Southeast Valley city has the worst drivers, and why?
Worst is relative. They are all different. Let’s break them down. Chandler has the tech savvy driver more focused on their mobile devices than on the road they are actually driving [...]
What is your view of the verdict in the Arias trial and why?
The evidence seemed pretty straightforward. The prosecution made a solid case and the defense didn’t. There are no surprises here. Sentencing will be a much bigger issue. How [...]
How would you give the Southeast Valley a distinct brand or identity.
Regions can’t market their way to success. They have to have culture and vibrancy that helps define them. As Popeye would say, “I am what I am.”. Regions could [...]
Once the metro light rail hits Gilbert Road, should it head south or continue east (toward Power Road).
The metro light rail should head South at Country Club/Arizona Avenue to Downtown Chandler. Replicating the old highway 87 and connecting to [...]
If you were celebrating a wedding, anniversary or special event – outdoors — in the Southeast Valley, where would it be? Why?
It would be a difficult to choose which Southeast Valley outdoor wedding venue to celebrate at. If I [...]
Should city and school elections be held separately from the partisan November elections?
No. The cost of having an election is relatively high. Requiring material to be sent out via mail, assembling volunteers at each polling place and tallying up the [...]