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From pickleball to bikepaths: What’s in the Tempe budget for you

Posted by   /  June 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Tempe residents can expect to see more recreation options and improved roadways in the budget year that opens July 1. The Tempe City Council on Thursday approved a $492 million operating budget and $191 million in capital expenditures. Much of the capital spending is for infrastructure projects that might not be […]

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Tempe may expand its power to oust a city council member

Posted by   /  May 9, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic The Tempe City Council may ask voters to give it power to remove elected officials for violating the city’s code of conduct. Currently, the most severe response to misconduct that council members can dole out is censure. Councilman Randy Keating said “a strongly worded letter” is not enough deterrent to continued bad behavior. The […]

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[VIDEO] Tempe revokes Quick Quack Car Wash building permits after outcry; Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group Land Use Attorney for Michael Pollack, argues against controversial car wash

Posted by   /  February 9, 2018  /  Featured News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Michael Pollack, who, along with 600+ residents in one-mile radius, opposed the car wash. By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic After nearly three hours of debate, the Tempe City Council revoked permits for a Quick Quack Car Wash planned at Baseline Road and McClintock Drive. The Council Chamber was standing-room-only Thursday as more than 40 residents […]

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List of Arizona anti-wall cities grows; Tempe next up to vote

Posted by   /  January 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Joshua Bowling | The Republic The Tempe City Council decided Thursday to put an anti-border wall resolution to a vote, backing concerns that such a wall could wreak havoc on the environment along the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution, which stems from a “No Border Wall” campaign started by the Center for Biological Diversity, was […]

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3 council seats, 3 initiatives on the Tempe ballot in February

Posted by   /  December 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Three Tempe City Council seats will be on the ballot and seven candidates, including two incumbents, filed to run by this month’s deadline. Early ballots will go out Feb. 14 for the primary election on March 13. If needed, a general election will be held May 15. Beyond council, […]

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