Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane Hands In 1,625 Nominating Signatures As He Seeks A Second Term To Lead The Greatest City in America
(Scottsdale, Arizona) Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane’s re-election campaign has submitted 1,625 signatures in order to get on the August 28th Primary ballot. The signatures were handed in Tuesday afternoon to the City Clerk.
The signatures were gathered entirely by volunteers. No paid petition collectors were used. That’s because there are so many supporters who know that Scottsdale is headed in the right direction. Clearly, Scottsdale is better off than it was four years ago. Now is not the time to lose that momentum.
Lane said, “Four years ago, the city budget was in bad shape, our economy was slumping and Scottsdale was losing its way. Today sales tax revenues are up. Jobs are expanding. Crime is down. We are once again a City on the move.”
Unemployment in Scottsdale is down one percent compared to a year ago and the City enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the Valley at 5.9%. The unemployment rate for Maricopa County is 7.4%.
A recent article in the Arizona Republic noted the decrease in unemployment as well as the economic strides Scottsdale has made. To read the article click here.
“Our economic engine is running again thanks to smart growth and important reforms. I hope to finish what we started and ensure that Scottsdale remains the best city in America,” said Lane.
Mayor Lane ran in 2008 on a platform of reform and working to improve the way the city does business. He promised to bring the following to Scottsdale:
- Business approach in city governmental operations
- Fiscally responsible and efficient government
- Citizen-driven government through boards & commissions
- Increased accountability & transparency through charter governance reform
These past 4 years have seen:
- A $266 million medical school by the Mayo Clinic & ASU
- Multi-million expansions by Scottsdale Healthcare on Osborn and Shea Boulevard’s “Care Corridor”
- Adding 7,000 acres to the Sonoran Preserve while saving $62 million with newly initiated purchase planning over last three years
- Dozens of small businesses opening downtown and throughout Scottsdale
- Spring training, Barrett-Jackson, Arabian horse shows and many special events thriving in Scottsdale
- Over $150 million in investments planned for McDowell Road
- A decrease in crime
- A 15% structural budget reduction in City staffing
Mayor Lane has kept his promises. Under his leadership, Scottsdale’s economy has expanded and attracted new investment, while the city continues to be a leader in the arts and setting aside lands for preservation. A copy of Mayor Lane’s 7 minute video can be viewed here. The campaign has also launched Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information please contact Mike Manson.