By Bill Crawford and Betty Drake | Scottsdale Independent
(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)
When Scottsdale City Council members return next week from their summer vacation, they will be greeted with one of the most important issues our city has faced in recent memory: the future of Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Fashion Square is more than a mall.
It’s an economic engine for our entire city and an anchor for the downtown area. The business, visitors and sales tax revenue the mall generates are significant — those of which helps keep our taxes among the lowest in the Valley.