Prescott Valley Councilmember Announces Run for AZ House

One of Prescott Valley's councilmembers has announced her candidacy for state legislature. Councilwoman Jodi Rooney, a Republican, will seek the Legislative District 1 seat in the Arizona...

Four Arizona Mayors Speak Out on Commitment to Renewable Energy

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. The agreement, signed by 195 nations,...

Opinion: Doreen Garlid for Tempe City Council

A few days ago, I had breakfast with Tempe City Council candidate Doreen Garlid. Among other issues and values she espoused, Doreen stated that...

(Opinion) What Tempe Prop 418 Actually Does

Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way.  I am probably the reason Prop 418 was created giving Council the power...

Neighborhoods and Neighbors Recognized for Outstanding Projects and Service

The fourth annual State of the Neighborhoods Awards held on Saturday, April 22 at the Tempe History Museum recognized outstanding Tempe residents and businesses...

Flagstaff Receives Funding for Veterans Home

The city of Flagstaff has announced additional funding will support the upcoming construction of a residence for veterans of the armed forces. The city learned...

One-Touch City Issue Reporting App

There is a new phone app in town.  "Really Simple Reporting" is a free, one-touch city reporting app that works in 3000+ cities and...
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Mayor Greg Stanton Announces Run for Congress

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton made an announcement about his future in politics. Stanton will run for the Congressional District 9 seat, currently held by Rep. Krysten...

Mayor Mitchell on his second term, ‘aggressive economic development,’ and making...

TEMPE, Arizona — Mayor Mark Mitchell is no stranger to politics. His father, Harry Mitchell, is Tempe’s longest-serving mayor and a two-term U.S. Congressman,...

New Plan for Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

The Formal City Council Meeting last Wednesday passed a bill that may place the city of Phoenix in debt. The request to pass the Public...

Video: Greg Stanton Announces Run for Congress

In an email sent to his supporters today, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has announced his candidacy for congress. The email states: I want you to...

Insurance Money to Fund New Bisbee City Hall

The city of Bisbee is recovering after the fiery blaze that destroyed their beloved City Hall last month. City officials say they will use $2.3...

Tucson Lags In U.S. Sustainability Report

Tucson has made a commitment to environmental sustainability, including the use of solar panels on some government buildings and requiring businesses to utilize rainwater-harventing systems...
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Tax Reform Could Impact Gilbert Residents

Gilbert residents may not receive the tax break promised by President Donald Trump during his campaign trail if the tax reform bill proposed Sept....

Public Hearing Scheduled on Possible Home Improvement Business

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Bisbee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017 after 5:30pm in the...

Opinion: Toward a More Transparent Tempe

The City of Tempe is committed to transparency, and we are making strides to improve the ways our community members can connect to their...

UA Seeks City Streets to go with New Dorm

The University of Arizona continues to grow in Tucson, which can be good or bad for the city, depending on perspective.  The Tucson City Council...
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Gilbert Residents Often Need to Seek Food Assistance Elsewhere

Gilbert residents in need of food assistance may have to look to neighboring cities for help as the town develops their social services. There are...

How Phoenix Can Become a Carbon Neutral City

The city of Phoenix is working towards its environmental and sustainable goal of becoming a carbon neutral city, operating on 100 percent clean energy....
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Fast Track Cities Initiative Phoenix

  A City Council Policy Session was held on Monday, September 12th to discuss the Fast Track Cities Initiative. If this policy passes, Phoenix...

(Opinion) After Democracy

“What comes after democracy?” That’s a question I first asked myself a few years ago, not because I thought there was something better than...

Vega for Tempe City Council

A long-time Tempe resident and active community member, Genevieve Vega is running as a professional and pragmatic progressive for Tempe City Council. Genevieve’s compassion...

VIDEO: Ten Ways Tempe Models Sustainability

  I’m proud to be part of a City Council supportive of sustainability and the “Three Es” – Environment, Economy, and Equity.  Tempe takes care...

Viewpoints: Toward a More Sustainable Tempe

As a Councilmember in the City of Tempe, I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring my passion for a healthy community, social justice,...

Governor Ducey Vetoes 10 Bills, Wants Increase in Teacher Pay

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has vetoed 10 bills in the midst of protests from teachers about low pay. Ducey rejected 10 pieces of legislation, effectively...

Tempe Encourages More Little Libraries Citywide

The City of Tempe will continue to provide rebates to community members who install Little Libraries, which are small roadside boxes filled with books...

Opinion: Tempe Election (How I’m Voting)

Early ballots arrive today.  I'm sure you've been bombarded with signs, mailings, phone calls, and door knocking from candidates about the election.  As a...

Renovated Terminal 3 to Get New Name

Terminal 3 at Sky Harbor International Airport has been undergoing massive upgrades, and it will soon receive a new name.  On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council...

Tempe Prep’s Teen Court helps kids get on the right path

Throughout your life, you do things or make decisions that you’re not proud of, and sometimes you have to own up to your mistakes....
Phoenix Drivers

Arizona Drivers 8th Worst in U.S.

Arizona drivers are the 8th worst in the country, according to a study by CarInsuranceComparison.com, and as the frequency of crashes in Phoenix increases, city...

100% Renewable Energy for Tempe?

Back in the Fall, I asked my colleagues on the City Council if we could create a Working Group to look at updating our renewable energy...

Opinion: Tempe’s Renewable Energy Future

In a few days, my city will have an opportunity to make history and set us on a path toward a more resilient future....

(Opinion) The Case For Survey-Based Goal Setting

When I first got on Council I pushed for a Residential and Commercial Code Compliance survey.  Basically, I asked that we create an objective...

Meeting the Needs of Women Veterans and Families

  Veterans and their families soon will be moving into a first-of-its kind affordable housing development in Tempe – one that will provide useful programs,...
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Chandler Teen Leadership Program Honored

A Chandler program that provides teens with real-world work experience and leadership training has won the Outstanding Education Program Award from the Arizona Parks...

Nominations Open for Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Tempe Community Council (TCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year, volunteer, impact and young humanitarian awards. Considered Tempe’s...

Mesa Offers Free Prescription Discount Cards to Residents

The city is making free prescription drug discount cards available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC)....

Marana Names Interim Town Manager

The Town of Marana has selected its interim town manager. On Monday, October 30, the Marana Town Council announced their decision to appoint Jamsheed Mehta to...

Mayor John Giles discusses accomplishments, challenges, and his bid for re-election

MESA, Arizona — Mayor John Giles was not born into a particularly politically-involved family. His father was a Mesa elementary school principle for three...

Video: Tempe State of the City Address 2017 Presented by Mayor...

Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell gave his sixth annual State of the City Address today at the Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 S. Priest Dive, Tempe.  The speech...

TEMPE COUNCILMAN GRANVILLE’S STATEMENT REGARDING LETTER OF REPRIMAND

On Thursday, July 27, Tempe City Council voted 4-2 to issue a formal letter of reprimand against me for a post I made on...
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