In addition to being Arizona’s official historian, I am also a recent retiree. For more than 40 years, I taught Arizona history at Scottsdale Community College.
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane is pro-resident, pro-taxpayer, pro-senior, and a true professional. (excuse the pun).
As a Scottsdale resident and a Scottsdale senior I appreciate the fact that crime is down, property values are up, and taxes are low.
Under Jim’s watch Operation Fix It has expanded, assisting folks in need in fixing up their property. Many of these folks are seniors.
Jim shares my respect for Scottsdale’s western heritage, as evidenced by expanding the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in the north and his support for the acclaimed Museum of the West downtown.
And speaking of downtown and south Scottsdale, Jim has worked tirelessly to turn downtown into a job creating success story. And that keeps taxes lower for us residents.
Mayor Lane also shares my values. When a group of so-called Satanists threatened the invocations before Scottsdale City Council meetings, Jim Lane told them to go to … well let’s just say he sent them packing.
If history teaches us anything, it’s that great things just don’t happen. It takes leadership. The kind of leadership we have seen from Jim Lane.
Editor’s note: Mr. Trimble is a resident of Scottsdale and is the official state historian of the Arizona