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Scottsdale mayor: No Desert Discovery Center without public vote

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By Parker Leavitt | The Republic

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane weighed in on controversial plans for a Desert Discovery Center during his annual State of the City address, saying a public vote should precede any further action once project details are released later this year

In front of several hundred community leaders inside the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Lane called for unity on the issue that has sharply divided residents for years — whether to build a multimillion-dollar attraction inside the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

“Three letters (DDC) have not packed so much volatility since the invention of TNT,” Lane said. “But I’m here to tell everyone it’ll be OK. We’re in the middle of a methodical process that is providing ample time for consideration and recalibration.”


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