Blink Charging welcomes Tempe leadership at local …

Tempe officials took a tour of one local company’s facility that is working to bring electric vehicle charging to a broader audience.

Parking, traffic accounted for in Downtown Tempe …

Tempe City Council recently met with the city’s Development Review Commission to discuss the vision for development in Downtown Tempe, delving into how the city anticipates it will manage parking and traffic going forward.

Kyrene board evaluates annual goals, performance

Kyrene leadership is examining how they have supported student success during the past three years as well as reviewing the district’s annual goals and priorities for the ongoing school year.

Community concerned with Tempe’s proposed …

Local landlords and a multihousing association official spoke up at a recent meeting about Tempe’s proposed change to its anti-discrimination ordinance that would expand protections to sources of income, including federal and local housing vouchers.

Increased interest in walkable communities observed …

Housing is being offered in walkable areas to be more sustainable, offer improved standards of living and build community in less car-dependent neighborhoods.

Kyrene to sell final 2017 election bonds, totaling …

Approaching another bond election in November, Kyrene School District Governing Board has approved the sale of the remaining $19,450,000 in bonds from its 2017 election to support upcoming capital improvement projects.

Tempe approves use of $1.7M contract for shelter …

Tempe’s temporary shelter Sue’s Espacio will receive up to $1.7 million in funding for Mercy House Living Centers to provide housing placement and other related services over the next two years.

Phoenix 9/11 Heroes Run returns to Tempe for 10th year

Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run will mark its 10th year in the Phoenix metro area on Sept. 23, hosting its signature 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run at Kiwanis Park in memorial of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to pay homage to all first responders and military personnel.

Reminisce on Tempe’s past, present businesses in new …

Iconic signs from Tempe’s past and present aim to connect the community and their shared memories of local businesses in Tempe History Museum’s latest exhibit, Tempe Signs, creating a visual representation of the city’s evolution.

Tempe affordable housing coalition nets $68K in …

Tempe Housing Authority reported in its latest quarterly update that the Tempe Coalition for Affordable Housing had a net revenue of over $68,000 since January in its work purchasing and managing permanently affordable properties for the city.

Annual successes recorded across Tempe’s education, …

Tempe’s Workforce Readiness and Livable Communities Committee met Aug. 28 to discuss the latest updates from the city’s Office of Education, Career and Family Services about what’s been accomplished in its many programs during the last year.

City council sends Tempe’s General Plan 2050 to …

Tempe voters will have the chance this coming March to approve or deny the city’s next general plan, which establishes updated guiding principles for how new developments are constructed among other land use decisions over the next 30 years.

Kyrene considers additional bond sale for 2024-25 …

Kyrene School District Governing Board will vote Sept. 12 on approving the sale of $19.5 million in bonds to support various capital improvement projects the district has planned in coming years.

Rise of Asian restaurants reflects Valley desire for …

Valley diners are seeing a diversification of restaurant options with a growing number of popular Asian food options popping up in the East Valley and restaurateurs looking at opportunities across the Phoenix area.

Tempe’s collaborative plan for a growing population

Projections by the Maricopa Association of Governments estimate that Tempe’s population will grow from 167,400, as recorded on July 1, 2022, to 269,700 by the same date in 2060 — an increase of 38%.

Thousands of new ASU students connect in 80-year-old …

Echo from the Buttes, one of Arizona State University’s oldest move-in events, welcomed crowds of first and second-year students on Aug. 19, to take part in the classic tradition of reclaiming A Mountain.

Tempe development officials consider 13 new housing …

Tempe’s Development Review Commission has approved the development plan review for Hayden Residences — 13 single-family housing units on the north side of Hayden Lane.

Community divided on Tempe’s General Plan 2050

Tempe Tomorrow, the city’s General Plan 2050, went before Tempe City Council for its first public hearing Aug. 10, with over 30 residents for and against the proposed document speaking about the rise in density, affordable housing and other factors concerning the city’s continued urbanization.

Kyrene approves $1,700 teaching, learning stipend for …

Certified Kyrene School District teachers can receive up to $1,700 for a teaching and learning stipend, which will be paid out at the end of both fall and spring semesters.

Tempe city manager champions transparency, community …

Over a month into her new role within the city of Tempe, City Manager Rosa Inchausti is eager to engage with the community on meaningful projects in this position, despite naysayers who have criticized her leadership choices.

Eligible Kyrene teachers can make up to $3,300 in …

Kyrene School District established its performance pay model for teachers and their work during the 2023-24 school year, with qualifying educators being eligible for up to $3,300 in additional financial compensation.

Neighborhoods projects receive $327K from Tempe City …

Over $300,000 in funding has been approved by Tempe City Council for use in the Maryann Corder Neighborhood Grant Program, which supports community-led projects meant to improve neighborhoods.

Tempe prepares for $20M budget loss with state rental …

Tempe anticipates losing $20 million in its annual revenue with the approval of a state bill repealing a home and apartment rental tax that is expected to cost over $180 million in statewide losses.
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