Lane: Understanding the basics, and BASIS, of success

Students at BASIS charter and private schools are very good at math. It’s one of the reasons BASIS has the No. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 high schools in [...] Continue Reading →

Lane: I support Dr. Birdwell and her efforts at Scottsdale Schools

You can hardly be the most livable city, or one of the happiest cities in America, if you are not providing opportunities for people. One of the [...] Continue Reading →

Lane: there’s a better way to govern the city of Scottsdale

In this day and age of public challenges to American representative governance and to the trustworthiness of elected public officials, we as duly [...] Continue Reading →

Lane: Prop 205 is wrong for Scottsdale

As public officials, as parents, as employers, as community activists and as proud Scottsdale citizens working every day to make our hometown a [...] Continue Reading →

Jim Lane: Scottsdale voters deserve honesty and clarity

Bob Littlefield has gone from conveniently forgetting “the truth”, “the whole truth”, and “nothing but the truth” to just calling me a liar when [...] Continue Reading →

Lane: you never know what will set off Bob Littlefield

Recently I sent an e-mail highlighting why I think Scottsdale is the best city in which to live. Our economy is strong. Our downtown is thriving. [...] Continue Reading →

Jim Lane: Put the Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center in the hands of the public

The only way to guarantee a public vote on the Desert Discovery Center at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, or elsewhere, is to amend the Scottsdale [...] Continue Reading →

E-mail blast: why Scottsdale is the best city in America in which to live

Mayors are nearly always cheerleaders for their cities but I take it a step further because I truly believe Scottsdale is the best city in [...] Continue Reading →

Mayor Lane: Ms. Merrill ‘someone has misinformed you’

Recently, Cooper Merrill wrote to this news outlet criticizing me for purportedly not attending a mayoral candidate debate in south Scottsdale. I [...] Continue Reading →

Mayor Lane: giving south Scottsdale a bigger voice and a vote

It’s been more than 10 years since a resident of south Scottsdale served on the city council. This isn’t a criticism, but it is a reality. There [...] Continue Reading →