Living In Tempe Takes Money, Money, Money

The following was sent to se.letters@arizonarepublic.com on Saturday, 19 November 2005.

Money may not buy happiness, but it does allow somebody to make Tempe, Arizona, their hometown.

	The motto of this year's State of the City address
	--"building our future together"--must of been 
	truncated because it should be "building our future 
	together, but only if you have money." These days I 
	can barely afford to call Tempe home and living in 
	the Mill Avenue District is well beyond my financial 
	means.  I am still able to afford the rent charged 
	for a small U.S. Post Office box located at 5th Street 
	and Mill Avenue, but I suspect it is only a matter of 
	time before this is no longer true.  

Tempe may be the "smart place to be," but I hope it doesn't think only people with money are smart.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 19 November 2005