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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012 12:12 am | Updated: 1:23 pm, Tue Dec 4, 2012.

A look at key Tempe facts and figures:

Population: 164,268

City of Tempe: Harry E. Mitchell Government Building, 31 E. Fifth St., Tempe, (480) 967-2001,

Mayor: Mark Mitchell

City Council: Robin Arredondo-Savage, Onnie Shekerjian, Shana Ellis, Kolby Granville, Joel Navarro, Corey Woods

City Manager: Charlie Meyer

City Council meetings: Schedule varies. visit

City clerk: Brigitta Kuiper.

Fire department: 1400 E. Apache Boulevard, (480) 858-7200

Fire chief: Mark Simmons

Police department: 120 E. Fifth St. (480) 350-8306

Police chief: Tom Ryff

Major city events: New Year’s Block Party, Tempe Festival of the Arts, Ironman Arizona, Insight Bowl, P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon/Half Marathon

Attractions: Arizona State University, ASU Gammage, Hayden Butte Preserve (home of “A” Mountain), Mill Avenue District, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe Beach Park/Tempe Town Lake, Tempe Marketplace

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