I’m Betty Janik

For Scottsdale City Council

“With an eye to the future and respect for the past, I am running for city council to be a Voice for YOU.”

I have enjoyed calling Scottsdale my home for the past 16 years....

Moving here I found a city of wide diversity from the mesmerizing McDowell Mountains, to lush resorts, golf courses, horse properties, art galleries, the award-winning McCormick-Stillman Train Park, and of course, historic Old Town. However, in the past several years, there has been a noticeable shift in our landscape with erosion of open space and sweeping views to a landscape with greater height and density…

A New Dawn for a New Decade

The General Plan for Scottsdale is the guiding light for community goals on growth, development, and character of our city. Attempts to update the plan over the past decade have failed voter approval leaving us with a plan that is 20 years old and in violation of state law. As work on the new plan begins, let’s ensure that the various committees forming the plan generate a citizen plan that is not controlled by people with a vested interest.

It’s time to listen to your voices. It’s time for a new City Council majority.


Consistent Land Use Policy

Zoning divides land in a municipality into zones (e.g. residential, industrial) in which certain land uses are permitted or prohibited. Zoning guides urban growth and development.

Preservation of Open Space & View Corridors

Scottsdale is known for its sweeping views and open skies. Traditionally, homes and businesses have a low profile that preserves these characteristics.


Oversight of Bond Program for Compliance

In 2019 we voted in a $300 million bond package. Let’s make sure the projects and costs match what was outlined in the bond package.

Budgetary Discipline

When new projects are proposed, costs estimates need to include cost of ongoing maintenance so better decisions can be made at the City Council level.

Save Planet Earth

We all need to work together to protect our environment. What is good for planet earth is also good for our economy.

Get to Know Betty

Tom's Thumb Hike

Yea, I made it to the top of Tom’s Thumb. What a view of the McDowell’s from this perch!

Prop 420 Victory Celebration

A joyous celebration of the passage of Prop 420 that puts control of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve back in the hands of the citizens. Over 37,000 signatures were collected by hundreds of volunteers to get it on the ballot. PROP 420 passed with over 70% of the vote.

Camp Hale, Colorado

Rad Mom on a 4-wheeler in Colorado high country at Camp Hale, training ground for the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army during World War II. Many thanks to those who serve.

Together, we can help restore and protect the incredible, one-of-a-kind community of Scottsdale.

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