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Priorities | Suzanne Klapp Scottsdale Mayor
Suzanne Klapp Scottsdale Mayor

Priorities

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 […]

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 […]

More Parking Downtown?

From the Scottsdale Progress. City to look into building downtown garage By Wayne Schutsky Progress Managing Editor The city will look into the feasibility of building a new garage downtown that could help alleviate parking problems in the Scottsdale Arts District that gallery owners have complained about for years. After hearing from Legacy Gallery owner […]

Perspectives with Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp

Scottsdale City Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp hosts a conversation about transportation opportunities for seniors in Scottsdale. “Perspectives” are discussion programs arranged and presented by members of the Scottsdale City Council. Opinions expressed on these programs are those of the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Scottsdale City Council or City of Scottsdale.

Klapp Elected to Valley Metro RPTA

From the Scottsdale Independent. Scottsdale Vice Mayor Klapp elected to lead Valley Metro agency Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp has been selected as Chair for the Valley Metro RPTA for the fiscal year 2017-18 term, beginning July 1. “A robust and thoughtfully planned regional transit system is a crucial component to a stronger future for […]

Klapp Says, “No” to Food Tax

From the Scottsdale Independent. Smith, Klapp: we shouldn’t impose food tax ‘just because we can’ By Suzanne Klapp and David Smith We stand together as council members committed to finding a way to eliminate the 1.65 percent tax on food bought for home consumption in the city of Scottsdale. This tax on food affects one […]

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