[GUEST COLUMN] Transparency, citizen oversight key to Scottsdale bonds

By Dana Close and Alex McLaren 

Provided courtesy of The Best Scottsdale Bond Campaign.

Dana Close

Scottsdale voters are informed, sophisticated and always want to see transparency in their city government and community institutions.

Transparency is a top priority for the three bond questions on the November ballot.

The 58 bond projects in Questions 1, 2 and 3 were determined through an extensive public process. Multiple public meetings were held, and a unanimous Scottsdale City Council put the $319 million bond program on the ballot.

Even after all the public participation, one of the concerns we hear about most often is trust. Scottsdale voters want to know that when they vote for something, it is not going to be changed or manipulated in some way after the fact. That is where the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee comes in and plays a key role in keeping voters and residents informed on the progress of bond projects.

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