April 29, 2022
Thank you PV Team to Stop Pacaso
By Councilmember Julie Pace

It was a large group effort involving various stakeholders to stop Pacaso, which is a company looking to develop and promote timeshares in Paradise Valley.

Thank you to Town council candidate Christine Labelle for being the first person to inform the community about Pacaso timeshares and for taking the lead and creating a grassroots effort to stop them. Christine coordinated with the California Stop Pacaso group and learned and implemented strategies to stop Pacaso.

Christine’s experience in real estate and connections within the community and with the luxury home realtors led to a successful result to keep our community unique and residential. 

A big shout out to thank the luxury home realtors for caring about our special town and brand for them and their clients. Thank you for saying no to Pacaso.

Kathy and Jack Clifford are Town residents who also stepped up. Countless hours were involved with residents stepping up to assist and sending a strong message.

The town manager and town council also stepped up and we were all very aggressive and proactive to prevent these timeshares.

This shows when residents team up and work together with various stakeholders, success is achieved. It is a team approach and that is the best way to win and we should give credit to those who actually led and achieved the success. Be gracious and let’s be leaders and thank those that saved us from commercialization.
Drone Light Show on Mummy Mountain
By Councilmember Julie Pace

On Tuesday night, there was approximately 100 drones in a light show displayed on Mummy Mountain. It was a gigantic display that appeared to be 100 feet tall or larger. You could see it throughout the community.

There were women’s legs in a dance scenario, a bottle of liquor pouring into a glass, ferris wheel, pinwheel, cactus and mountains, an arch, the words St Kitt and congrats, and many more.

Our Town prohibits lighting or laser shows on the mountains. It appears that a group obtained an FAA license to complete a lighted drone show with Vegas-style approach and performed it over Mummy Mountain and what appear to be over Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve Trust land, as well as private property.

Residents complained to the police. I have asked our Town manager if we can investigate further to determine if we need to add additional provisions or clarifications in it so that we do not have lighted drone shows on the mountains and trust land or in our neighborhoods. 

Stay tuned while we try to address yet another attempt at turning our community into a commercial enterprise. We are not Phoenix or Scottsdale and we do not allow hot air balloons, ferris wheels, base jumping, or Laser or light shows on the mountains, and we strive to treat the mountains with respect and quiet. We have to stay vigilant.  
Meet Chef Samantha Sanz at Elements
Chef Samantha Sanz of Elements and Chef Rochelle Daniel of Fat Ox and Atria (Flagstaff) as they prepared a multi-course event for Taste America presented by the James Beard Foundation and held at Elements..
By Councilmember Julie Pace

We were fortunate to meet talented Chef Samantha Sanz at the recent James Beard Taste America dinner. The creative presentations from Chef Sanz and Chef Rochelle Daniel were aromatic, beautiful layers and first-class!

Enjoy a savory brunch at Elements with Chef de Cuisine Samantha Sanz. Served Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., try the fabulous B.e.c.a: English muffin, smoked jalapeno bacon, tillamook cheddar, avocado, fried local egg, arugula, sriracha mayo and breakfast potatoes. Many of our resorts have amazing brunches and tasty dinners to enjoy so get out there and partake of the gourmet delights.
Paradise Valley Updates
Economic Club of Phoenix features the Economic Outlook

The W. P. Carey School of Business and Economic Club of Phoenix presents the Economic Outlook forecast, providing a cross-industry examination of the current year’s performance to date and projections of what’s next for our local and national economy.

Feel free to join this free virtual event, featuring economists Dennis L. Hoffman, Lee McPheters, and Mark Stapp.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
12 to 1 p.m. (Arizona time)
This free event takes place live on Zoom.

Councilmember Ellen Andeen announced her re-election campaign to Paradise Valley Town Council and she filed almost twice the needed signatures to get her on the ballot. Now she needs your help to keep working hard for our residents on Town Council.

Councilmember Andeen follows in her family's long-standing service to the Town. Her father served on Town Council, her Mother served on committees, and her family named Mummy Mountain. She is a financial whiz, MBA, and committed to the PV police department and served as a police volunteer. She has high integrity and standards and is committed to preserve PV and the mountains.

Please consider supporting her re-election campaign this year. Click here to donate today!
Paradise Valley Town Councilmember Julie Pace proactively engages to preserve the mountains and open space and focuses on substance, action, and doing good work for the best interests of the Town, while building a sense of community.
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Paradise Valley AZ 85253 | paceforpv@gmail.com
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