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Public Notice of Fee or Tax Changes

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Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S. §9-499.15) requires that government entities provide notification about proposed changes to taxes and fees. When the City of Tempe has such a change to report, it will be posted to this page.



On or about Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 31. E. Fifth Street, Tempe, Arizona, the Tempe City Council will consider a resolution to amend Appendix A, Tempe City Code, relating to amending the fees and charges for renting the Don Cassano Community Room. By amending Appendix A - Schedule of Fees and Charges, Administration, Section 2-144 Public Works Department Don Cassano Community Room Fees and Charges, the resolution will impose revised fees to cover a portion of the administration, custodial and security costs associated with room reservations. A schedule of the proposed increased fees, which includes the amount of the fee and a written report that supports the increased fees, is available on Tempe’s website.

Posted May 7, 2020

Notice (PDF)


Don Cassano Community Room Reservation Fees
Justification and Calculation Report

The Don Cassano Community Room opened in 2009 and is located in the Tempe Transportation Center at 200 East Fifth Street, Tempe. It is a 2,000 square foot conference room which holds up to 260 people and can be split into two smaller rooms. The room is available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is typically booked months in advance.

The current fee structure is over 10 years old and not in line with other for-rent City owned facilities. Staff compared the fees and charges of the Cassano Room to the fees and charges for renting the History Museum Community Room and the multi-purpose rooms located at the Tempe Multi-Generational Centers. The fees and charges for the Cassano Room no longer cover the administration, custodial and security fees associated with renting the room. Below are the proposed fees which would align with other for-rent City facilities and allow for the Transit Fund to recoup a portion of the associated City costs.

The process for approving a reservation includes reviewing the application, ensuring appropriate insurance requirements, general correspondence regarding logistics and invoicing.

Custodial services include vacuuming, emptying trash and recycling and wiping off tables and chairs.

Security staff open the elevator to allow access and periodically check on the room during the event/meeting.


Outside of business hours, a group of more than 100 people requires 1 or 2 off-duty officer (at the discretion of the Tempe Police Department) at $36.42 per hour.

Business hours are defined as weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. excluding holidays. After business hours are defined at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and weekends/holidays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

As currently defined in the code, a community partner is a government agency, entities that have a current Intergovernmental Agreement with the City or tenants of the Transportation Center. Groups can not apply to become a community partner.


Report (PDF)


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