By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent
This coming January will signify the beginning of a new decade, a new year and for the first time in 12 years, “The West’s Most Western Town” will no longer be under the political helm of Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane.
Mr. Lane is first and foremost a fiscal conservative, businessman and consensus builder who during the past several years — and still today — is navigating unchartered political, economic and pandemic waters.
But on Monday, Aug. 10, the man at the helm of the city of Scottsdale was cool, calm and collected atop Scottsdale City Council Chambers at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. During the time of the novel coronavirus, the epicenter of Scottsdale politics, development and civil service was empty aside from key municipal staff.