Mesa Police Department plans to move ahead with design and construction of five major capital improvement projects in the next fiscal year, including choosing a site to replace the existing Dobson Police sub-station, buying an evidence freezer, and improving security at its Center Against Family Violence, which helps victims of physical and sexual abuse.
The money would come from the 2008 voter-approved bonds for public safety projects. Construction for the police station is planned for 2011. At present, the city is narrowing down the site choices. Once constructed, the station would have 24/7 public access, something not done right now.
City Manager Chris Brady said a community discussion about the location will start once it’s whittled down to more definitive options. Mayor Scott Smith urged the city staff at a council meeting Thursday to be prudent about expenses, even if the ability to raise more money through bonds exists.