Citing a desire for pension reform, Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio released details of the 50 biggest pension payouts the city is making to retired employees.DiCiccio's report estimates these 50 employees will get combined pension payouts of around $173 million, leading DiCiccio to compare the ... More >>
www.moana-surfrider.com Councilwoman Peggy Neely stayed in a sweet suite in this oceanside Westin resort.The Fiesta Bowl hasn't been the only organization handing out goodies to public officials.The Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau paid for Phoenix Councilwoman and mayoral wa ... More >>
Phil Gordon's media flack David Leibowitz.Apparently New Times isn't alone in trying to get Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to answer legitimate questions he finds tough or uncomfortable.Gordon & Co. also are blowing off Fox 10 because, according to a story posted on its Web site, Gordon ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has established a new policy: He will no longer speak personally with New Times or the Arizona Republic. He will only accept questions from the publications if reporters submit them in writing.How very Joe Arpaio-esque.What's next? Will the mayor start banning ... More >>
Frank FairbanksPhoenix Mayor Phil Gordon earlier this week defended hiring Sue Lindmeier, sister of his girlfriend's business partner, saying former Phoenix City Manager Frank Fairbanks and City Attorney Gary Verburg reviewed and approved her contract.Fairbanks, who retired i ... More >>
The Mesa Historical Museum will close early next year because of lack of revenue and city funding. The museum's exhibits will be moved to other places, including the Arizona Museum for Youth, where the exhibit "Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience" will be moved...An illegal immigrant who was ... More >>
You're the city's chief spokesman, home on administrative leave for allegations your bosses won't specify to the public. A reporter calls, and you tell him you don't want to say why you were put on leave. And then you say, out of the blue, "In my career, I have never touched anyone inap ... More >>
Judicial Watch, a non-profit group based in Washington D.C., wants the state Attorney General's Office to find a way to reduce the paycheck of Police Chief Jack Harris. The group wrote a letter to Attorney General Terry Goddard recently, asking him to file a lawsuit against the Phoenix Pol ... More >>
This just in from the City of Phoenix -- Frank Fairbanks, who has been City Manager for nearly 20 years, is retiring. The country's fifth-largest city will begin a nationwide search for his replacement. The city put out a long news release about this notable change in administration: Longtime ... More >>
By Ray Stern How close did I come to getting arrested by Maricopa County sheriff's deputies today? As Maxwell Smart would say, "Missed it by that much." These cowardly MCSO deputies refused to identify themselves. The problem: I had the nerve to want to look at the same public records that she ... More >>
The plumed penman denounces Sheriff Joe's shenanigans, and chats with transgendered rocker Genesis P-Orridge about her gig at Anderson's
A French transit firm wins a no-bid deal with Phoenix, and taxpayers are left without a transfer
The family feud at the Phoenix Fire Department
Once ruled a suicide, Phoenix finance chief Kevin Keogh's leap to his death on a busy thoroughfare is a true medical mystery
This just in: Phoenix CFO Kevin Keogh didn't dive to his death off his moving Mercedes because of a brain parasite
Is the party over?
As long as the Godfather's gangsters roam City Hall, will Jerry's reign ever be over?
Sheriff Arpaio's popularity spikes
Political party celebrates Sheriff Joe's sweet 70
Historic preservation effort displaces charter arts school
Letters from the week of April 11
Skip Rimsza and Mike Johnson race into another controversy
Why didn't Phoenix officials take a councilman's concerns more seriously?
A Phoenix City Council race is pitting Hispanic hopes against black history
Museum peace unlikely as a proposed family center in Phoenix fights critics over right to life.
Reeking havoc, Phoenix style, in the 12 months the millennium forgot
From the week of November 30, 2000
The cryptic savior of historic downtown structures says he'll raze his classic PUHS buildings before he'll lose his investment
Phoenix neighborhoods revitalization efforts run into trouble at City Hall
Why did City Hall keep a new police policy toward illegals quiet until after the election?
The best-run city on Earth may turn the Marriott rip-off into a cause celebre
No credible challengers in the mayor's race; might as well Skip it
The battle over Phoenix's groundbreaking sex-club ban moves into federal court
Is it a case of rogue firefighters or meddling city managers? Whatever it is, the Phoenix Fire Department isn't used to the scrutiny it's getting from City Hall.
Owner of jazz club and grill claims city won't solve access, parking problems
City pretends that parking garage next to stadium is not a favor to Colangelo's Diamondbacks
Foes of the Sumitomo facility continue to dig up inconsistencies in the process
$80 MILLION CITY HALL PROJECT SPARED FROM SCRUTINY