Category Archives: Political Bites

Political Bites : South Mountain Freeway, Build or No Build?

Should the South Mountain Freeway be built along Pecos Road, on tribal land or not at all?
It should be built, sooner than later. The more time delaying it only escalates costs. See my prior opinions on the South Mountain Freeway [...]

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Political Bites : New Year’s Resolution (Personal Alignment)

What is your New Year’s resolution?
I am not a fan of resolutions per say. I do like the concept of Personal Alignment from the Core Protocols. When looking through that lens, I want to believe in myself this year. How [...]

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Political Bites : South Mountain Freeway on Tribal Land

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 [...]

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Political Bites : Higher Density in Southeast Valley vs Low-Density?

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 [...]

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Political Bites : East Valley Partnership Brand Changing

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 [...]

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Political Bites : Boy Scouts Policy on Gay Scouts/Leaders

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.   [...]

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Political Bites : Which Southeast Valley City has the Worst Drivers?

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 [...]

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Political Bites : Jody Arias Trial Reflux

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 [...]

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Political Bites : How Would You Brand the Southeast Valley

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 [...]

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Political Bites : Metro Light Rail South or East

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 [...]

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