The Dealmaker: 11/22/2019

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First look: Phoenix Suns unveil renderings of reimagined Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Phoenix Suns.) Get the lowdown on the transformation and check out 17 visuals showing how the 27-year-old arena will look after undergoing its $230 million “reimagining.” PBJ.

ADEQ grants air quality permit to Alliance Metals. (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Alliance Metals.) The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has approved Alliance Metals application for an air quality permit that “goes above and beyond the required environmental safeguards” for a proposed $30 million jobs-producing development in La Paz County. RLGR.

Belfiore: Region’s new home sales at 13-year high. Real estate consultant Jim Belfiore gives reporter Mike Sunnucks the scoop on the Valley’s strong housing market, including areas seeing the most new home sales. RLGR.

TEACH YOUR ELDERS WELL -Mirabella at ASU brings lifelong learning to retirees [VIDEO].3TV goes inside Mirabella, the 20-story, 252-home university-based retirement community that seeks to kick the rocking-chair years into high gear with activities that include a bit of schooling around with the ASU crowd.

‘Shocking’ pace of development near Loop 303. It’s a “hot area” that not only will have six big projects go “vertical in the next 18 months,” but will “look substantially different” five years down the road. With those positives in mind, Glendale City Council recently held a workshop concerning “Loop 303 Development and Annexation.” Glendale Star has coverage.

Cornville objects to Spring Creek Ranch project. The 2,500-unit project faced “staunch opposition” from residents Tuesday night, even though it’s “north of Cornville and is not planned to connect directly to the area.” RRN.

Democratic candidates debate plans to solve affordable housing crisis. Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and billionaire Tom Steyer take about their plans, and NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde also chimes in with a statement about their positions. Forbes.

QC council approves updated impact fees. “The combined updates to the impact and capacity fees result in a net reduction of residential fees and an increase in non-residential fees.” To read the full impact fee report tap through to the town website. ->

Scottsdale Economic Development embarks upon 21st Century approach to civil service. The city will soon set out on a 16-week program that will include “citizen-input-gathering efforts,” all in an effort to create a “Smart City Strategic Roadmap.” SI.

Florence discusses resuming economic development dept. “The town doesn’t currently have a budget for an economic development director, and Town Manager Brent Billingsley recommended making the decision on whether to hire one during the annual budget process.” Flo Reminder.

Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments, talks to PBJ about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana. What will be the impact on private property owners under the legalization proposal? See what Adam Trenk says in this Special Report.

Corporation commissioner suggests punishing APS for giving bad advice to Arizona customers. If you used the APS’ online “rate comparison tool” to save money, you may not be on the cheapest plan.  And ACC Commissioner Boyd Dunn isn’t happy about it. AZCentral.

Independent businessman Tom Lewellen enters race for Congress. The tech exec and Econ-meister is “running as an independent in his effort to unseat Rep. David Schweikert.” AZCentral.

Campaign finance websites still broken as election 2020 nears. “See The Money – a website that presents data visually — has never worked properly, and the state’s campaign-finance database has had its own set of problems.” ACT.

Arizonians for Tomorrow petitions to lower the state drinking age.  Arizonians for Tomorrow Chair James Leamon: “We believe that if you are old enough to fight for your country that you should be old enough to drink.” DD.

Republican lawmaker again proposes to repeal Arizona’s English-only law. El representante John Fillmore está de vuelta con una propuesta que revocaría una “ley que prohíbe que los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés reciban instrucción en cualquier otro idioma.” As for the Spanish — accurate or not — gracias to Dealmaker’s Foreign Lingo Dept., aka Google Translate! As for the report in English from AZ Mirror, tap on!

House panel advances bill to expand farmworker visas, green card access; Arizona mixed on the bill. R and Ds weigh in on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a “bill that would add 20,000 farmworker visas and let some workers apply for permanent legal residency.” CN.

With impeachment looming, Trump loyalists rally with Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale. He paid a visit to the Arizona GOP’s HQ “in central Phoenix just hours after the House Intelligence Committee closed its marathon impeachment proceedings.” AZCentral.

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November 2019