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How should the City invest in advancing its strategic priorities? Rank them in order of importance to you.

Average priorities over 142 responses
  1. Enhancing the quality of life for all Tempe residents and workers through investment in neighborhoods, parks, the arts, human services, and city amenities, with an emphasis on equity and diversity.

    Quality of Life
  2. Implementing sustainable growth and development strategies to improve Tempe's environment, quality of life and economic outcomes. Tempe strives to make long-term generational investments in technology, infrastructure and public transit that create a safe, clean, equitable and healthy city.

    Sustainable Growth and Development
  3. Ensuring a safe and secure community through a commitment to public safety and justice.

    Safe and Secure Communities
  4. Maintaining long-term financial stability and vitality by focusing on economic development, business retention and generating employment to create a robust and diverse economic base.

    Financial Stability and Vitality
  5. Developing and maintaining a strong community connection by emphasizing the importance of open government, customer service and communication with community members.

    Strong Community Connections

Each dot represents $10 (click on a plus sign 10 times to add up to $100). How would you spend the money on these services?

Response Percent Response Count
Art programs (Quality of Life) 2.1% 30
Business services and Economic Development (Financial Stability & Vitality) 1.2% 17
City and neighborhood park improvements (Quality of Life) 4.8% 67
City development and redevelopment efforts (Sustainable Growth & Development) 1.6% 22
City outreach efforts about programs, events, services, and issues (Strong Community Connections) 0.9% 12
City’s website - information, program registration, permit applications (Strong Community Connections) 0.9% 12
Counseling services for residents (Strong Community Connections) 2.5% 35
Crime prevention programs (Safe & Secure Communities) 4.7% 66
Enforcement of property maintenance codes - weeds, alley maintenance, litter (Quality of Life) 1.9% 26
Financial stability of the city (Financial Stability & Vitality) 2.8% 39
Fire and medical rescue services - calls for service, medical emergencies, inspections (Safe & Secure Communities) 4.1% 57
Homeless services (Quality of Life) 6.4% 89
Initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (Quality of Life) 1.3% 18
Investment to improve and expand affordable housing (Sustainable Growth & Development) 5.0% 70
Investment in new or remodeling City infrastructure - roads, bridges, water systems and pipes, parks and city buildings (Financial Stability & Vitality) 3.8% 53
Landscape maintenance along streets & sidewalks (Quality of Life) 1.4% 19
Library services (Quality of Life) 3.1% 44
Maintaining City facilities (Sustainable Growth & Development) 1.0% 14
Maintaining streets and sidewalks (Safe & Secure Communities) 3.5% 49
Multi-modal transportation (bus, light-rail, bike paths, streetcar) (Quality of Life) 5.6% 79
New jobs development efforts (Financial Stability & Vitality) 0.4% 6
Police oversight, additional training, and reform (Safe & Secure Communities) 2.2% 31
Police services - calls for service, enforcement, investigating criminal activities (Safe & Secure Communities) 3.6% 51
Programs addressing unemployment (Financial Stability & Vitality) 0.5% 7
Programs and services for people with disabilities (Quality of Life) 1.0% 14
Programs for Pre-K children (Quality of Life) 1.1% 15
Programs and services for seniors (Quality of Life) 1.1% 15
Programs to achieve diversified workforce (Strong Community Connections) 0.6% 8
Providing for resident safety in neighborhoods (Safe & Secure Communities) 2.4% 33
Providing for resident safety in parks (Safe & Secure Communities) 1.6% 23
Recreation programs (Quality of Life) 1.4% 19
Recycling and diversion programs (Sustainable Growth & Development) 1.6% 22
Removal of Graffiti (Quality of Life) 0.9% 12
Resident financial inclusion programs (Financial Stability & Vitality) 0.5% 7
Special events (Quality of Life) 0.6% 9
Sustainability and conservation programs (Sustainable Growth & Development) 2.5% 35
Tempe 311 (one-stop center for residents) (Strong Community Connections) 0.8% 11
Traffic mitigation efforts (Quality of Life) 1.9% 27
Tree and shade canopy programs (Sustainable Growth & Development) 4.6% 64
Vision Zero - traffic safety for all road users (Safe & Secure Communities) 2.1% 30
Water conservation programs (Sustainable Growth & Development) 4.5% 63
Workforce and affordable housing programs (Sustainable Growth & Development) 3.3% 46
Youth diversion and community programs (Safe & Secure Communities) 1.8% 25

Why did you spend the money on these services?

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Do you have any other comments or ideas on the budget?

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March 6, 2023, 9:12 PM
  • How should the City invest in advancing its strategic priorities? Rank them in order of importance to you.
    1. Enhancing the quality of life for all Tempe residents and workers through investment in neighborhoods, parks, the arts, human services, and city amenities, with an emphasis on equity and diversity.

      Quality of Life
    2. Developing and maintaining a strong community connection by emphasizing the importance of open government, customer service and communication with community members.

      Strong Community Connections
    3. Implementing sustainable growth and development strategies to improve Tempe's environment, quality of life and economic outcomes. Tempe strives to make long-term generational investments in technology, infrastructure and public transit that create a safe, clean, equitable and healthy city.

      Sustainable Growth and Development
    4. Maintaining long-term financial stability and vitality by focusing on economic development, business retention and generating employment to create a robust and diverse economic base.

      Financial Stability and Vitality
    5. Ensuring a safe and secure community through a commitment to public safety and justice.

      Safe and Secure Communities
  • Each dot represents $10 (click on a plus sign 10 times to add up to $100). How would you spend the money on these services?
    • Art programs (Quality of Life) (1)
    • City and neighborhood park improvements (Quality of Life) (1)
    • Homeless services (Quality of Life) (1)
    • Investment to improve and expand affordable housing (Sustainable Growth & Development) (1)
    • Library services (Quality of Life) (1)
    • Maintaining City facilities (Sustainable Growth & Development) (1)
    • Police services - calls for service, enforcement, investigating criminal activities (Safe & Secure Communities) (1)
    • Recycling and diversion programs (Sustainable Growth & Development) (1)
    • Water conservation programs (Sustainable Growth & Development) (1)
    • Workforce and affordable housing programs (Sustainable Growth & Development) (1)
  • Why did you spend the money on these services?

    All of the choices have merit. The way this game is crafted, you can pick at most ten categories to fund out of forty-two. With that as the constraint I picked ten that need attention. If one could put $1 or $2 toward the choices rather than $10, I would have made a more comprehensive selection and picked nearly all of them.

  • Do you have any other comments or ideas on the budget?
    No response.
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Ensuring a safe and secure community through a commitment to public safety and justice.

Implementing sustainable growth and development strategies to improve Tempe's environment, quality of life and economic outcomes. Tempe strives to make long-term generational investments in technology, infrastructure and public transit that create a safe, clean, equitable and healthy city.

Enhancing the quality of life for all Tempe residents and workers through investment in neighborhoods, parks, the arts, human services, and city amenities, with an emphasis on equity and diversity.

Developing and maintaining a strong community connection by emphasizing the importance of open government, customer service and communication with community members.

Maintaining long-term financial stability and vitality by focusing on economic development, business retention and generating employment to create a robust and diverse economic base.


Below is a list of some of the many services and programs included in the city’s operating and capital budgets, including which of the city’s five strategic priorities it falls under. Please “spend” $100 in increments of $10 spread out over the options to show where you think the Council should consider investing in the upcoming budget.



Art programs (Quality of Life)

Business services and Economic Development (Financial Stability & Vitality)

City and neighborhood park improvements (Quality of Life)

City development and redevelopment efforts (Sustainable Growth & Development)

City outreach efforts about programs, events, services, and issues (Strong Community Connections)

City’s website - information, program registration, permit applications (Strong Community Connections)

Counseling services for residents (Strong Community Connections)

Crime prevention programs (Safe & Secure Communities)

Enforcement of property maintenance codes - weeds, alley maintenance, litter (Quality of Life)

Financial stability of the city (Financial Stability & Vitality)

Fire and medical rescue services - calls for service, medical emergencies, inspections (Safe & Secure Communities)

Homeless services (Quality of Life)

Initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (Quality of Life)

Investment to improve and expand affordable housing (Sustainable Growth & Development)

Investment in new or remodeling City infrastructure - roads, bridges, water systems and pipes, parks and city buildings (Financial Stability & Vitality)

Landscape maintenance along streets & sidewalks (Quality of Life)

Library services (Quality of Life)

Maintaining City facilities (Sustainable Growth & Development)

Maintaining streets and sidewalks (Safe & Secure Communities)

Multi-modal transportation (bus, light-rail, bike paths, streetcar) (Quality of Life)

New jobs development efforts (Financial Stability & Vitality)

Police oversight, additional training, and reform (Safe & Secure Communities)

Police services - calls for service, enforcement, investigating criminal activities (Safe & Secure Communities)

Programs addressing unemployment (Financial Stability & Vitality)

Programs and services for people with disabilities (Quality of Life)

Programs for Pre-K children (Quality of Life)

Programs and services for seniors (Quality of Life)

Programs to achieve diversified workforce (Strong Community Connections)

Providing for resident safety in neighborhoods (Safe & Secure Communities)

Providing for resident safety in parks (Safe & Secure Communities)

Recreation programs (Quality of Life)

Recycling and diversion programs (Sustainable Growth & Development)

Removal of Graffiti (Quality of Life)

Resident financial inclusion programs (Financial Stability & Vitality)

Special events (Quality of Life)

Sustainability and conservation programs (Sustainable Growth & Development)

Tempe 311 (one-stop center for residents) (Strong Community Connections)

Traffic mitigation efforts (Quality of Life)

Tree and shade canopy programs (Sustainable Growth & Development)

Vision Zero - traffic safety for all road users (Safe & Secure Communities)

Water conservation programs (Sustainable Growth & Development)

Workforce and affordable housing programs (Sustainable Growth & Development)

Youth diversion and community programs (Safe & Secure Communities)

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