By Councilmember Julie Pace
I love Paradise Valley, and I have a passion for fighting for our quality of life. I have the energy, experience, connections and leadership to help address challenges that arise in our town.
Our town is at risk from overdevelopment, increased density, traffic congestion, state legislation, and the influx of short-term rentals and timeshares. Even our iconic mountains and open space are at risk. This is tugging at my heart for the town we all love.
Carefully consider voting records to determine who actually preserves Paradise Valley with actions, not mere words. If you want Scottsdale, don’t vote for me.
My opponent advocates for a reduction in setbacks from 20 feet to 10 feet for view and view-combo fences in the front yards of homes on 14 miles of our roads, thereby creating a tunneling effect.
Our town’s Planning Commission voted 7-0 against it. I continue to lead efforts against his proposal to reduce open space.
I voted against a resort proposal to build a five-plex party and rooftop wedding complex adjacent to a single-family residence. My opposition voted to allow it to go forward. My grassroots leadership efforts stopped the project.
We have up to six resorts that may go through the development and special-use permit process. We need responsible and mindful development, with a transparent process and resident input. We can look around and see past mistakes that failed to protect our town.
I am the only candidate for mayor who has consistently worked to preserve Paradise Valley’s scenic ambiance, encourage resident input, and push for transparency in the town’s actions. I have a strong track record of fighting to preserve our quality of life.
Join our large and growing team to work together to keep the paradise in Paradise Valley.