Tempe Livability - Randy Keating for Tempe City Council

I’ve always thought that Tempe is a perfect blend of metropolis and suburb. I believe it’s important that this balance be preserved and the unique spirit of Tempe maintained. Tempe should build upon its established reputation as a friend of growth, but keep a mindful eye on the spread of multi-story buildings into our neighborhoods. Affordable and workforce housing for our residents is also a concern as the build up creeps southward.

Tempe succeeds thanks to neighbors helping neighbors, communities coalescing, strong families, hard workers, and a cradle-to-career culture. It’s that common purpose, and clear path, that makes it possible to grow up, get educated, work, start a family, and be successful without having to relocate for each step in life’s ladder.

Tempe should continue to provide quality city services and invest in our citizens’ quality of life through parks, public pools, bike lanes, accessible transportation, and reasonable crime-reduction efforts.