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In pursuit of equal resident representation on Scottsdale City Council

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Mayor Jim Lane is sworn in during the Council Inauguration Tuesday, Jan. 17 /Independent Newsmedia/Josh Martinez

By Terrance Thornton | Independent Media

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane thinks equal representation on Scottsdale City Council is an issue worth exploring.

A campaign initiative is getting new life as Mayor Lane is set to propose a new hybrid district council system in an effort to ensure all Scottsdale citizens — in particular south Scottsdale residents — have a stronger, and equal, voice on Scottsdale City Council.

During his successful campaign bid for re-election late last year, Mayor Lane announced his plans to pursue the measure, but the item died on the local dais as members of Scottsdale City Council failed to support exploration of the governance format.

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