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Drinkwater On Growth 1996

From A Peek at the Peak, February, 1996 issue
MAYOR’S COLUMN
By Mayor Herb Drinkwater

Herb Drinkwater, Mayor, City of Scottsdale, 1996

As everyone knows by now, there will not be a recall of your Mayor and City Council. Those who circulated the recall petitions did not receive enough signatures. And it’s a good thing – the recall election would have come right on the heels of our City’s Primary and General Elections, (during which the Mayor’s seat and three Council seats are up anyway). Scheduled elections such as the Primary Election (February 20, 1996) and the General Election, (to be held March 26, 1996, if needed) are the appropriate forums for ensuring that that your opinion is being represented on the City Council.

Obviously, I’m relieved that this recall effort is behind us. Still, I think that regardless of how many people did or didn’t sign the recall petitions, there’s a message for us all – we need to take a serious look at the effect growth is having on this community and on our quality of life.

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