As promised in my previous post, the first candidate statement is in.
From Mayor Mary Manross' reelection campaign -
Mayor Mary Manross
It has been an honor to serve as your Mayor for 8 years, along with 8 years on the Council. The clouds of uncertainty which hung over our city when I took office have been lifted. It really is a bright new day in Scottsdale! Today there is an all-time record $3.3 billion dollars of new investment in downtown and Southern Scottsdale where much needed revitalization is in full swing. Our budget is balanced and it is going to stay that way. Scottsdale’s AAA bond rating was, once again, reaffirmed in spite of a national recession. Scottsdale’s property tax rate is less than half that of neighboring Phoenix’s.
We have increased the number of Police Officers by 33% since I took office in 2000, and we are better off for it. Violent crime in Scottsdale is at a 23 year low! The 101 is also safer due to the leadership we demonstrated by implementing photo enforcement on the freeway.
SkySong, the ASU/Scottsdale Center for Innovation, is effectively putting Southern Scottsdale on the global map and bringing $750 million of new investment along the McDowell Corridor. Throughout our community, we have created over 20,000 new quality jobs.
Our commitment to completing the McDowell Sonoran Preserve has never been stronger and we will soon be constructing the all important Gateway to the Preserve.
Under my leadership Scottsdale is Stronger, More Confident, and one of the Most Desirable places to live in America. Let’s keep it that way!
I will continue to champion reinvigoration of original Scottsdale, revitalization of mature neighborhoods, attraction of the arts, tourism, high quality jobs, completion of our Preserve, building Scottsdale’s sustainable future and maintaining our unmatched quality of life. I will ensure that Scottsdale remains a city you will be proud to call home.
Scottsdale Area Chamber and Community Leaders endorse Mayor Manross
The endorsement by the Scottsdale Area Chamber comes the same week that Bob Parsons, founder and CEO of GoDaddy, Brad Casper, President and CEO of Dial corporation, and Dan Schweiker, founder and Chairman of China Mist endorsed Mayor Manross.
Recently Manross announced the endorsements of Dr. Art DeCabooter, President of Scottsdale Community College, Jamie Drinkwater Buchanan, community leader and daughter of legendary Mayor Herb Drinkwater, Jim Bruner, former County Supervisor and Councilmember, Virginia Korte, past President and CEO of the Scottsdale Area Chamber, and Ellen Andres-Schneider, Scottsdale Cultural trustee.
Manross carries Green Building message far and wide
Within the past month Mayor Manross, winner of the national “Mayor’s award for Energy Efficiency”, has delivered the Green Building and Sustainability message to the South Lake Tahoe, California, City Council, the Sustainability Town Hall hosted by Rep. Harry Mitchell at SkySong in Scottsdale, and the Southern Arizona Solar Energy Development Conference held at the U of A. in Tucson.
Valley Mayors elect Mary Manross Chairman of the Maricopa Association of Governments
As Chairman, Mayor Manross will continue to advocate for regional transportation solutions, acceleration of projects impacting Scottsdale, effective water policy and growth management.
More statements as they come in...