Community outreach meetings hosted recently by Mesa have not drawn large crowds. So today, city officials plan to show up where they know people are going to be: Fiesta Mall.
The event dubbed “City Hall at the Mall” will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. City Council members and City Manager Chris Brady plan to drop in at different times during the day, city officials said.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Mesa residents to learn more about the variety of services we offer,” Brady said. “They’ll get a chance to pick up information on everything from reserving a park shelter to obtaining a home remodeling permit to a list of upcoming events at the Mesa Arts Center.
“They can also see the equipment our public safety workers use to help save lives.”
Several city departments — including parks, recreation and commercial facilities, libraries, building safety and transportation — will have displays and information set up inside the mall.
Outside Fiesta Mall, the Mesa police will have displays, including their helicopter, SWAT team armored truck and emergency command van. The Mesa Fire Department will have a fire engine, ladder truck and safety booth.
Vice Mayor Claudia Walters and City Councilman Kyle Jones plan to attend the event, said city officials.
Mall representatives will also attend the forum to discuss the new improvements and upgrades planned for Fiesta Mall.