[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — Jerry Colangelo, once a titan in downtown Phoenix development, is fading from the inner circle. Today, he’ll end his nine-year stint leading the Phoenix Community Alliance, a key group of business leaders who have provided behind-the-scenes muscle for many downtown projects. Those include the $1.4 billion light-rail line, the $600 million Phoenix Convention Center overhaul, and the $900 million City- Scape development in downtown.
The alliance board is expected to vote to name Martin Shultz, an influential executive with Pinnacle West Capital Corp., parent company of APS, as the group’s new chairman. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]