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Suzanne Klapp Scottsdale Mayor

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Scottsdale budget deadline looms large.

The Scottsdale City Council is running out of time to address the severe economic impact we are witnessing now in our city revenues. Each day we do not recognize and act on the dramatic drop in sales tax revenues, the budget hole for the city’s next fiscal year just gets deeper. I am increasingly uncomfortable […]

A band-aid won’t stop Scottsdale’s hemorrhaging budget

The City of Scottsdale has some serious budget cutting decisions before the Council in the next four weeks, in light of the beginning rapid decline in revenues due to the impact of the current pandemic on our residents, businesses and visitors. I am sharing a column I wrote for the Scottsdale Independent with my recommendations […]

Moving on from Southbridge 2 as Scottsdale faces current needs

I would like to take this opportunity to share my opinion regarding the Southbridge II redevelopment project and the pending City Council action on this issue in hope of clarifying any misunderstandings and provide residents with what I believe is the best resolution. The petition drive that gathered well over the required number of signatures […]

Now more than ever neighbors can help neighbors

Mother Teresa famously said “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” This current virus pandemic means for some of us that we can help make the situation a little better by helping at least one other person. In my Scottsdale Mountain community, we are doing just that with an effort called […]

Suzanne Klapp announces candidacy for Scottsdale Mayor

Scottsdale, AZ – Three-term Scottsdale City Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp announced her bid for Scottsdale Mayor on Monday at the Scottsdale Airport in front of family, friends and supporters. Suzanne, who began exploring a bid for Mayor back in March of 2019, becomes the fourth candidate to officially announce as a candidate for the city’s top […]

Parking Available?

From AZCentral An Old Town without art? Gallery owners say parking and development threaten arts district Lorraine Longhi, Arizona Republic Bob Pejman looks across the street from his Old Town Scottsdale art gallery at the businesses that have sprung up in recent years. A real estate office. An escape room. A massage parlor. All have […]

Polynesian Dairy Queen in Scottsdale

From AZCentral Longstanding Polynesian Dairy Queen in Scottsdale dismantled, to be reused in new restaurant Lorraine Longhi, Arizona Republic Jennifer Hibbard bought her first home in south Scottsdale near 68th and Oak streets in 2001. On Friday, she shed tears as crews dismantled the site of the old Polynesian Dairy Queen, a longtime staple of […]

2 councilwomen eyeing mayor’s post

From the Scottsdale Progress An Eye on the Future By Wayne Schutsky, Progress Managing Editor Though the 2020 mayoral election is well over a year away, Scottsdale voters now have a clearer picture as to who will be vying for the title of the city’s top elected official. There is still plenty of time for […]

Scottsdale councilwomen Suzanne Klapp and Virginia Korte set the stage for potential mayoral battle in 2020

From AZCentral Klapp is organizing her committee Lorraine Longhi, Arizona Republic Scottsdale City Council members Suzanne Klapp and Virginia Korte are laying the groundwork for potential runs for mayor in 2020. Klapp filed paperwork on Wednesday to organize her candidate committee, Vote Suzanne Klapp. Klapp and Mayor Jim Lane both come to the end of […]

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