Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will be honored by the Arizona Bioindustry Association next month as the recipient of the 2017 AZBio Public Service Award for his leadership and efforts in supporting the city’s life-science industry.
Tempe restaurateur Raveen Arora, who recreated the cuisine of his Indian homeland, has won the 2017 Arizona Diversity Council’s DiversityFirst Award for his civic leadership, advocacy and outreach efforts.
The city of Tempe is advising residents that the city’s tap water is safe to drink even though it may have an “earthy” taste or smell over the next few weeks due to algae byproducts in storage reservoirs and lakes.
The Tempe Public Works Department has said the city’s drinking water has now returned to compliance after it exceeded the maximum containment levels of trihalomethanes (TTHMs), a known carcinogen, in June.
Electricians and mechanical contractors are invited to apply for membership on the city of Tempe’s technical code advisory board of appeals, which has two vacancies for positions involving reviewing local building codes.
Construction is underway to renovate Tempe's McClintock Pool, and the outdoor swimming pool, at 1830 E. Del Rio Drive, is scheduled to reopen to the public for swimming this summer, the city said on its website.