About half of metro Phoenix’s mayoral races, and all but a handful of municipal council races, are competitive this election season.
The local races impact issues that hit close to home, such as:
How Scottsdale will navigate the disputed proposal to build a desert center in the city’s preserve.
How Mesa will move forward in revitalizing its downtown.
How Surprise leaders will work with developers for a long-sought downtown to emerge from raw desert.
And how El Mirage will rebuild stability after firing a city manager that got crosswise with the city’s public safety unions.