Author Archive | Peggy McClain

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Tempe Safety or Plastic Bags

There are dozens of issues citizens hold their government officials accountable for.  On the local level we expect safe neighborhoods, a quick response from first responders, successful schools, properly maintained streets, clean water, and regular garbage pickup.  These are tall tasks, but they are what is expected when electing city council members. In Tempe, we […]

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Is Tempe Playing with Our Tax Revenue at the Expense of Schools?

Thanks to the Arizona Daily Independent for its research into some possible improprieties with Tempe’s tax revenue.  Ironically, the Tempe City Council and Mayor Mark Mitchell, the same Council that says it promotes education by cramming “free” preschool down our throats, may be depriving schools of some of its income via taxes.  No problem, state taxpayers […]

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Quiet Country Club Way May Be Disrupted by Bike Lanes

Current and past Tempe City Councils think they should turn Tempe into Copenhagen.  It is too late.  But that doesn’t matter, there is federal money dangling like a carrot and Tempe is bound to get its hands on it and make fundamental changes to our comfortable, established neighborhoods. Country Club Way is a quiet street […]

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