Currently, there are no visible (?) sidewalks North of Pinnacle Peak road on either the east or west side of Scottsdale Rd. I often see people riding their bikes or walking in the road and cars in this area generally go 50-60 MPH. In an area of higher than average tax revenues we can afford curb and gutter similar to what was done on Pima Road. There is very beautiful nature up in this area and... Read More
Regarding clean/safe neighborhoods, what can the City and the neighborhood do about a cat-hoarder in the 8600 block of E. Hubbell. A resident there claims to have 40-50 cats in her home and another 8-10 outdoors all the time. You can find the home by following the cats after they kill birds and generally spray the neighborhood shrubs.
The light rail could connect from the public transit center near ASU main campus and travel north up Rural Road through Scottdale Road. This would be an effective way to sustain valley tourism as well as give the local community an easy and inexpensive way to travel.
The majority of bulk pick up is recyclable yard waste, especially tree branches. Consider having a truck with a wood chipper go around prior to bulk pick up. Use the chipped wood for parks, playgrounds, etc.
I am a daily user of facebook. The City's facebook access is impossible and very discouraging for citizens to post ideas. It takes too long to get to a comment page and the access itself is far too complicated. I would hope that this is not intentional.
I would like to share results of my research about Wireless Towers: " Cell phone companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration assert thatcell phone towers don’t pose health risks to the public. Some studiessupport this assertion, but other studies suggest just the opposite.Harvard-trained Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona’s medicalcenter recently obser... Read More
I'm not sure if Scottsdale has seen this, but I thought I'd pass it on: http://codeforamerica.org/cities/ We recruit fellows who demonstrate a networked, web-centric, and open approach to problem-solving. Attaching the fellows to the city for the year and helping them build relationships with a wide variety of city workers is an effective way to introduce this kind of thinking and help it spr... Read More
I'd like to see the city embrace the idea of developing community gardens where residents can plant vegetables and other crops. The DC Ranch community in northern Scottsdale seems to have a prototype situation in development at this time and residents in the McDowell Mountain Ranch community have been eyeing an underutilized city-owned parking area that could be converted for that purpose. Even... Read More
When driving east on Camelback the welcome sign into Scottsdale is blocked by a huge pipe and can be barely seen unless your looking for it. Many of the main streets have better signage than the one now be represented. The signage should be representative of the great city Scottsdale is. A joint venture even with Phoenix in designing a overhead sign with Scottsdale on one side and P... Read More
We are a tourist destination, so anything that offers them something to do will appeal.Select an architect that can design a destination building to house it, tie it to the zoo and the botanical gardens and wait for the hordes of sightseers. This will lead to redevelopment all along McDowell as they cater to the attendees. It will be expensive but should pay off over the years Read More