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There are almost 90,000 local governments in America, with an average of one new local government born every day. Many are unaccountable to taxpayers and special interest-driven, and the Goldwater Institute’s “New Charter for American Cities” gives citizens the tools they need to fight City Hall and hold their local governments accountable.

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  • A Test of Fire: Rural/Metro and the Future of Fire Services in Scottsdale

    Posted on April 07, 2003 | Type: Policy Report | Author: David Dodenhoff

    In a special election set for May 20, 2003, Scottsdale voters will determine whether the city should create a publicly run, municipal fire department, or continue its contract with Rural/Metro Corporation, the private company that has provided Scottsdale's fire service since 1951.

  • Goldwater Study Weighs in on Scottsdale Fire Services Debate

    Posted on April 07, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    Scottsdale Should Reject City Department, Open Process to Competitive Bidding

  • Verdict? Napolitano Gains Votes

    Posted on October 25, 2002 | Type: In the News

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Janet Napolitano took some symbolic punches to the face last night from opponents.

  • Scottsdale Merchants Have Been Pushed Too Far

    Posted on August 19, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed

    When people think of downtown Scottsdale, they think of the wonderful shops and fine dining, of Thursday night art walks and, of course, the Sixth Avenue/Stetson area.

  • Red-Light Cameras Catch Criminals, Not Innocents

    Posted on June 21, 2002 | Type: In the News

    We were a bunch of grumpy scofflaws, sitting in a defensive-driving class, nerves still raw over being caught in some act of traffic illegality.

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