Tempe City Council

Coyotes, Tempe, referendum
May 17, 2023

Arizona Coyotes’ bid for new arena appears to be rejected by voters

The Arizona Coyotes' bid for a new arena appears to be dead.

water, groundwater, Kerr, Senate bill
May 14, 2023

It’s time to have honest debate about water

SB1660 is a much needed first step in confronting our water crisis.

Coyotes, Tempe, hockey, entertainment district, Proposition 301, Proposition 302, Proposition 303
Mar 21, 2023

David and Goliath: PACs go head-to-head before election for Coyotes arena

With a special election looming to create an Arizona Coyotes entertainment district in Tempe, a grassroots group is amping up its opposition to a more than $2 billion development deal with the NHL team’s owner.

May 25, 2018

AG takes Tempe to court over lease agreements with developers

The Attorney General’s Office wants the Arizona Supreme Court to weigh in on whether property tax incentives in lease agreements that the City of Tempe signed with several developers violate state law.

Feb 2, 2018

AG finds Tempe might have violated state law in lease deal

The Attorney General’s Office has found that while a lease agreement the city of Tempe signed with a hotel developer does not violate state law, another agreement signed with a regional bank branch might.

Oct 1, 2015

Tempe council member asks judge to void state bag law

A member of the Tempe City Council is suing over a state law that prevents cities and towns from banning plastic grocery bags or disposable containers.

Jul 22, 2013

Gay and Conservative

Push for same-sex marriage initiative comes from the right

Erin Ogletree Simpson has been a Republican her whole life, but a year and a half ago, she had a realization that put her at odds with her party.

Simpson discovered that she is gay.

same sex marriage
Apr 18, 2013

AG Horne invites city attorneys to discuss civil unions

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is inviting city attorneys to an April 29 meeting to discuss legal questions surrounding city-approved civil unions.

same sex marriage
Apr 4, 2013

Tempe council to hear legal advice on civil unions

Another Arizona city may consider whether to approve civil unions that could include same-sex couples.

Jan 23, 2013

District Court judge sentences Arredondo to probation

Former Democratic lawmaker Ben Arredondo walked out of court Wednesday effectively a free man, having convinced a federal judge his lifetime of community service and failing mental and physical health justify no time behind bars.

Judge Frederick Martone, of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, placed Arredondo on three years of probation, including 18 months of house arrest, and ordered him t[...]

Jul 23, 2012

Judge says questions remain on Arredondo charges

A judge is ordering federal prosecutors to address unanswered questions about what exactly is alleged in corruption charges against an Arizona legislator.

Nov 17, 2009

Schapira to run for Senate; Arredondo to run for House

A longtime Tempe city councilor is switching parties to run for the state House as a Democrat after a veteran legislator announces her retirement. Ben Arredondo, who has served on the Tempe City Council since 1994, will announce his candidacy for the District 17 House seat. The move was prompted by Sen. Meg Burton-Cahill's retirement announcement, which came at a Capitol press conference on Nov. 1[...]