Today, of course, development is on life support across Phoenix. There's too much vacant office space and too many empty houses already.

But what better time to slip through a zoning change, hoping to sell the property at a profit when the economy improves?

Could that be what Scott Schirmer is up to?

Almost all of Sal DiCiccio's new appointees to the Camelback East Village planning committee have direct ties to development.
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Almost all of Sal DiCiccio's new appointees to the Camelback East Village planning committee have direct ties to development.

Could that be what Sal DiCiccio is up to, too?

"Over the next few months, it's going to be interesting to see what comes before that village planning committee," Councilman Johnson says. "Then we'll have a better idea of what's going on."

That, I'm afraid, could prove the understatement of the year.

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Mea Rachael
Mea Rachael

Another move By Sal DICiccio that is bad for the people and the neighborhood. Repost this and pass it on to your neighbors so we can vote him out before he redevlops the entire Camelback Corridor and Arcadia!

Rick Rude
Rick Rude

Fenske, you must be paying these people or posting comments yourself, you sly doogie! What was the great piece of investigative reporting? A woman that was replaced by the Councilman, as it is his decision. She picked up the phone and sobbed her story to Fenske and she printed it verbatim!

Don't bother slamming me (while you hide behind your alias') I live in Chicago and don't give a rip what you think

Camelback Hideaway
Camelback Hideaway

Sarah, you did an OUTSTANDING job with your article! FANTASTIC facts and under cover work! It is remarkable that our political system allows for these types of actions to happen! Sal is NOT representing his constituants! His actions (and his partnering with Schirmer) are dispicable. His District should be ALARMED at what he has put in place, i.e. your article spells it out pretty clearly! What to do next? Hummmmmmmmmmmm....

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

First rate investigative reporting, Ms. Fenske. The way you dug beneath the surface, interviewed the players, and got the behind-the-scenes backstory, was outstanding, as was your analysis of DiCiccio's likely motives. This is exactly what local reporting should be about. Most impressive.

 
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