Mesa Mayor Scott Smith speaks with supporters in attendance of
the Proposition 420 election party Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the
Hilton Phoenix East Mesa Hotel. In the background is Chicago Cubs
chairman Tom Ricketts.
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now that the voters of mesa have approved the 84 million for the cubs give away will any libraries that had there hours reduced be operating normally now. mesa will be absolutely swimming in cash. 138 million a year. yeah right...
Yep,a lot more people will stay in Mesa with a higher bed tax!It will raise a lot of money. YA! Right!
What a waste of tax payer money. The rich ball clubs should pay for their own stuff.
"Smith said while Mesa voters are often known for rejecting things on election day - including an Arizona Cardinals stadium about a decade ago - this proposal was more thought-out."
Smith knows better than to utter such a falsehood. Yes MANY years ago Mesa voters turned down a Cardinals stadium (as did other east valley cities, but not by voters.)
Since then generous Mesa voters approved every humongous subsidy for big business that has been on the ballot. (1) Riverview retail shopping center: Kimco and DeRito developers (Kimco is on the NY stock exchange.)(2) Waveyard - speculative, never got off the ground, no available financing(3) Gaylord Hotel/Entertainment - property tax exemption, bed tax rebates -- never got off the ground, economy tanked (4) Chicago Cubs new stadium, etc. - cost, location & details anybody's guess
Heavy advertising campaigns by beneficiaries for all. The only one with a viable track record in Mesa is the Cubs.
"About 63 percent of voters OK'd Mesa's plan for an $84 million complex in northwest Mesa that will open in 2013."
Wow! That’s the same construction cost as one mile light-rail . . . at $84 million-a-mile cost to build the proposed 2.7 mile light-rail extension construction on Main Street in Mesa.
HOORAY FOR MESA! I guess losing the Cardinals and seeing the money that Glendale makes for 3 months outta the year made sense to some!!
This is the best news I have heard all week! Thank you, Mayor Smith!
Mazz: HOORAY FOR MESA! I guess losing the Cardinals and seeing the money that Glendale makes for 3 months outta the year made sense to some!!if glendale is making so much money from the cardinals why do i keep reading their finances are so grimm??
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