Michael Monti Proposes North/South Tempe Summit

(Tempe, Arizona)    Businessman and candidate for Tempe Mayor Michael Monti wants to turn any friendly rivalry that may exist between north and south Tempe into a friendly partnership. That’s why he is proposing summits between community and business leaders representing north and south Tempe.

For years, there have been concerns that amenities and resources have not been properly distributed throughout the City.  Monti believes the best way to resolve these concerns is to have residents from both ends of Tempe sit down and define what are their common goals, what goals are unique to each community, and how both sides can work together.

Monti’s priority is to make certain that no part of Tempe feels slighted.

Monti stated, “Since I began this campaign I have heard a great deal from residents who want to make sure all of Tempe is fairly represented. I believe the best way to do this is to have those with differing opinions on the allocation of resources sit down and establish some common ground. There is always going to be some friendly rivalries among parts of our City. But let’s make sure those rivalries don’t get in the way of our common goals. We are one Tempe.”

Michael Monti, owner of Tempe’s historic Monti’s La Casa Vieja, co-founded Local First, Arizona.  He is also active in the Tempe Diablos Charities, and is the youngest inductee in the Arizona Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame.

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Monti4Mayor P.O. Box 24476, Tempe, AZ 85285

His campaign is based on bringing private sector ideas to government, fiscal responsibility, civic involvement, economic opportunity, and innovation. His proposals include:

  • Financial incentives for city workers who save  rather than spend tax dollars
  • The creation of the Tempe Community Corps to increase volunteerism, and aid Tempe neighborhoods and services
  • Partnerships with ASU and the business community to bring more jobs to Tempe
  • The creation of a public swimming beach at Tempe Town Lake, paid for by the private sector
  • Partnerships with the ASU College of Nursing to aid Tempe seniors
  • Encouraging businesses to embrace eco-friendly projects such as the Blink Car Charging Stations at Monti’s La Casa Vieja
  • A ban on texting while driving in Tempe
  • A gift ban and stricter reporting requirements for Tempe elected officials
  • An eight year term limit for the mayor’s office

Arizona leaders and organizations that have endorsed Michael Monti include:

  • Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman
  • Former Tempe Council Member and mayoral candidate Linda Spears
  • Tempe Council Member Onnie Shekerjian
  • Tempe Democrat and Former Council Member Barbara Sherman
  • Tempe’s first elected Mayor, Rudy Campbell
  • The Tempe Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne
  • Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery
  • Congressman David Schweikert
  • Former Tempe City Council Member ‘Hut’ Hutson
  • Former State Rep. Laura Knaperek
  • Tempe Democrat Carl Hayden
  • Former Tempe Council Member Joseph Lewis
  • Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane
  • Former Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr.
  • Former State Senator and Tempe Council Member Bev Hermon
  • Former Tempe Council Candidate Angie Taylor Thornton
  • Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey
  • Former State Senator Gary Richardson

To visit the Monti4 Mayor Website click here or log on to www.monti4mayor.com (@monti4mayor).

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