Granville/Council Accomplishments 2012-2015

Jobs/Economy

  • Over a billion dollars in new investment
  • Added over 16,000 new jobs
  • Lowest vacancy rates of Class A office space in Arizona
  • Passed 2040 General Plan and Transportation Master Plan in support of balanced development

Safety

  • Roll out of wearable officer cameras
  • Crime down across almost all categories
  • Creation of "Safe and Sober" campaign
  • First ever bike theft task forces
  • City Code Amendment; harsher penalties for habitual noise violation offenders
  • City Code Amendment; require security plans for problem high rises

Quality of Life

  • 2014 survey found 90% of resident "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with "quality of life in Tempe"
  • Restored funding to neighborhood parks
  • Added new residential and commercial code enforcement inspectors
  • Created landscape referral bulk rate buying program
  • Lowered citywide graffiti over 50%
  • Amended development codes to protect neighbors from density encouragement
  • Restored library hours/expanded e-book selection
  • Passed LGBTQ equality City Code changes and charter amendment
  • City Code Amendment; to limit impact of feral cats

Sustainability

  • Renewable Energy Goal; 20% renewal energy use in city buildings by 2025
  • Trash Diversion Goal; 25% citywide by 2020
  • Revised Water Conservation Policy; 680 million gallons of new water savings per year
  • City Code Amendment; supportive of adaptive reuse of buildings
  • Because of expanded protected bike lanes, bike boulevards, and dedicated funding, League of American Bicyclists upgraded Tempe to a Top-25 cities "Gold" designation.

Transparency

  • Monthly "Granville's Top Issues" email to residents
  • Six "Conversations with Kolby" events a year to meet Granville
  • Active on twitter and facebook, with daily postings
  • Granville created facebook page for neighbors to discuss common HOA/NA issues; over 850 members
  • 24 hour email turnaround and auto-forwarding of office phone to Granville' cell phone
  • Granville has attend over 200 HOA/NA and community events in the last three years, averaging 3-5 per week
  • Renewed televising "call to the audience" at Council Meetings
  • Remove large dollar items from consent agenda and require individual votes

Granville does monthly email updates.  Below are links to Councilman Granville's yearly summary updates and his original "to do" list from before he was elected.  While they are long, they will provide detailed insight for those interested.  

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