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Candidates for school boards in Tempe will meet for a forum 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Tempe City Council Chambers, 31 E. 5th St. The event, which will be broadcast on Tempe Channel 11, is hosted by Education First, a Tempe nonprofit committee working to promote voter awareness of local school board elections. Candidates from Tempe Union High School District and Tempe and Kyrene elementary districts have been invited.
As the polls closed and ballots were counted, Tempe’s mayoral race paused Tuesday night with a giant question mark. With the race too close to call, and mail-in and other ballots yet to be tallied, candidates Michael Monti and Mark Mitchell would have to wait to see who would replace Hugh Hallman and become the city’s next elected leader.
Tempe’s mayoral race ended Tuesday night with a giant question mark — a question that is ultimately unlikely to be answered until Friday.
Tempe voters will elect a new mayor Tuesday following a mudslinging, divisive battle that Michael Monti and Mark Mitchell have waged in their bids for office.
It’s safe to say Tempe restaurateur Michael Monti knows what it’s like when the kitchen gets hot.
In their individual quests to become the next mayor of Tempe, there’s no denying that Linda Spears, Mark Mitchell and Michael Monti carry strong stances on a number of issues. That, notably, includes Tempe Town Lake – the 224-acre elephant in the room this election season.
Tempe is a vibrant city with beautiful parks and lakes, a lively downtown and Mill Avenue district, ASU, and many diverse neighborhoods. It isn't perfect, and we face the challenges that come with growth and success. Electing great city leaders has been key to meeting those challenges and that is why I'm writing you. I am supporting Dick Foreman for the Tempe City Council.
For two hours Monday night, Tempe residents gathered in the City Council chambers to hear five council and three mayoral candidates make their case to voters, who will head to the polls on March 13 for the primary election and May 15 for the general election.
Meet the Tempe mayoral and city council candidates at the city chamber’s “Networking @ Noon” event Jan. 12.
The first public forum to gauge support for a sand beach on Tempe Town Lake attracted fewer than 20 people, but the proponents said they’ll move forward after getting a warm reception.
Tempe's spring election will include three candidates for mayor and five candidates vying for three City Council positions, the city said Thursday. Tempe has certified current Councilman Mark Mitchell, Michael Monti and Linda Spears as mayoral candidates. And the candidates for the council are Dick Foreman, Kolby Granville, Councilman Joel Navarro, Angie Taylor Thornton and Councilman Corey Woods.
Two Tempe candidates will hold a community forum Dec. 20 to discuss their concept of a swimming beach at Tempe Town Lake. Mayoral candidate Michael Monti and City Council hopeful Dick Foreman will discuss ideas for a sand barrier to create a separate body of water that's suitable for swimming. They announced the proposal earlier this month, saying they had few details but wanted to begin researching public support and technical issues. The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave.
In Arizona's territorial days, water still flowed through the Salt River and sometimes was used by early Valley residents as a giant swimming pool.
Candidates for Tempe mayor and City Council are calling for a swimming beach with sand at Tempe Town Lake. Mayoral candidate Michael Monti and council hopeful Dick Foreman announced their proposal in a news release that said Valley residents should have access to a beach without heading to a lake or the ocean. They didn't provide details, but said they will outline the plan in a Tuesday news conference.
The field of candidates for Tempe's mayoral and City Council races grew Friday with a pair of candidates jumping in the race.
Tempe and Chandler voters appeared willing to throw financial support behind their school districts as early results show budget measures in both districts passing.
Watching Monday night's televised NFL game, Tempe resident Dick Foreman saw a familiar sight.
East Valley school districts are asking voters to approve funds for salaries, technical equipment, building repairs and the ability to maintain small class sizes through questions that will appear on the November ballot.
Voters in the Kyrene Elementary, Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union school districts will decide in November whether all three should be combined into a single unified district.
Tempe High School sophomore Miriam Villanueva wants to see the computers in her school's labs turned off when they're not in use.
The Tempe Union High School District has yet another obstacle in getting financial help from citizens. Already weighing on the minds of school officials and parents were a faltering economy, a presidential election sure to draw people to the polls and a hangover from previous failure.
A group of Tempe and Ahwatukee Foothills residents is mobilizing to urge voters to vote yes. And yes. And yes again.
Basha High has hired Jeff Platt, a former college assistant coach, as its new boys basketball coach, athletic director Dick Baniszewski said Monday.
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was indicted by a Texas grand jury Wednesday on a charge of conspiring to violate political fundraising laws, forcing him to temporarily step aside from his GOP post. He is the highest-ranking member of Congress to face criminal prosecution.