Scottsdale Progress 08-07-22

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Council district move fails / P. 8

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Little�ield, Whitehead, Graham hold leads BY J. GRABER Progress Staff Writer

Company 'revels' in new-build.

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SPORTS ........................ 31

BY PAUL MARYNIAK Progress Executive Editor

BUSINESS ................. 26

Sabercats QB ready to rumble.

ARTS ............................... 33 Warhol self-portrait going on the block at local gallery.

NEIGHBORS .............................................21 BUSINESS .................................................26 SPORTS.......................................................31 ARTS .............................................33 FOOD ............................................36 CLASSIFIEDS ................................ 37

Sunday, August 7, 2022

he three leaders in Tuesday’s Scottsdale City Council election saw their success as a vote against excessive development in Scottsdale.

But it might be days before anyone knows if incumbents Kathy Littlefield and Solange Whitehead, along with frequent city panel member Barry Graham, will ride their early election night leads to outright victory and avoid run-off contests in November for three seats on council.

Dog’s best friend Cities bite big into public safety pension debt

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ast Valley municipalities in the last fiscal year took advantage of unanticipated general fund revenue increases to make big additional payments on their debt to pensions earned by thousands of retired police officers and firefighters. But Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Scottsdale still have a long way to go before they erase their huge unfunded liabilities. Those five municipalities still owe a total $1.4 billion for pensions covering 955 retired firefighters, 1,471 retired cops and hundreds more firefighters and officers who are covered by Arizona’s Public Safety Personnel Re-

see PENSION page 16

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By the last County Recorder’s data dump Thursday night before the Progress’ print deadline, Littlefield remained at 22% of the vote, Whitehead held at 19% and Barry Graham kept his 16% edge.

see ELECTIONS page 6

Nancy Silver hugs one of the thousands of dogs saved by Two Pups Wellness Fund, which she and Bip Haley co-founded to fund 55 rescues and shelters state-wide. For the story, see page 21. (Orlando Pelagio/ Progress Contributing Photographer)

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