Illegal immigration. Budget woes. Growing pains. When the public came to meet Mesa’s police chief semifinalists on Thursday night, these were the issues on citizens’ minds.
The meeting was part of a selection process that starts this morning, when the four candidates will face a panel of city and civic leaders.
During the session at the Mesa Arts Center, military retiree Napoleón Pisaño asked the candidates about the city’s growth, and how changing demographics will affect the police department.
“We need to decide what kind of city we want to become,” said Pisaño, a member of the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens.