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City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Upper Iowa University Mesa Center.
One of my first actions as mayor was to announce the formation of the Falcon Strategic Visioning Commission. For more than 75 years, Mesa’s Falcon Field Economic Activity Area (FFEAA) has led the nation in aviation innovation. From the early 1940s when WWII U.S. and British cadets trained over the skies of Mesa, to today where multimillion dollar, cutting-edge aircraft continue to set the standard in aviation; the FFEAA is one of Mesa’s most dynamic and dense zones of employment and economic opportunity.
A Mesa woman is contesting a misdemeanor citation for failure to keep her dog on a leash 6 feet or shorter. But the citation may not be as much of a problem as the actual law itself.
The Chandler City Council officially approved the final results from last month’s primary election that will give the council two new members beginning this weekend.
In the opinion pages of the Aug. 29 Arizona Republic, readers were told for the second time in August about the growing gang problems in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, problems that have spread beyond Salt River and into the East Valley and beyond. Gangs have long been a problem there and continue to grow in boldness. Last May gangsters murdered a Salt River police officer across the street from an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood. Attacks on police and community members are all too common.
On Sept. 4, Mesa will host the “Open Data Roadshow,” along with Arizona State University and Code for America, at the Mesa Arts Center’s Piper Theater. The exposé will focus on the ways that everyone can benefit from increased transparency in local government.
While the concepts differ, the three finalists for the redesigned City Center in Mesa all have one thing in common: a reinvigoration of the heart of Mesa.
The long-awaited demise of the Elevation Chandler building is now entering its final stages.
The Chandler City Council race appears to be decided, with Kevin Hartke, Terry Roe and Rene Lopez set to win seats without having to participate in a fall election.
Tempe voters have spoken. Lauren Kuby and David Schapira are the newest members of the Tempe City Council after handily beating incumbents Robin Arredondo-Savage and two-term incumbent Shana Ellis.
The candidates for the Mesa City Council and the mayoral race won’t have to run again in November as one candidate from all four races received more than 50 percent of the vote during Tuesday’s primary election.
Two Tempe City Council incumbents have been thrust into a runoff scenario against each other by a former state legislator and a first-time politician.
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about “snowbirds” in the Valley of the Sun).
Tucson and the state's 18 other charter cities can have their local elections pretty much when they want, no matter what state legislators say, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled.
Getting approval from 51 percent of neighbors to change the CC&Rs governing the closed Lakes Golf Course is only the first of many challenges Pulte Homes must overcome to build 250 homes on the land. Its next greatest challenge would be surviving the city’s zoning process.
The turf of Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe will be hacked up not by irons but spades after Ken Singh of Singh Organic Soils, LLC, and Singh Farms in Scottsdale reinvigorates the landscape.
Talking with John Giles and Danny Ray, it is immediately obvious that neither man previously saw himself where the two find themselves now, campaigning for the office of mayor in Mesa. And yet, in a few short weeks, the residents of Mesa must choose between the two of them to replace interim Mayor Alex Finter and lead the City Council.
Mayor Mitchell’s and the Tempe City Council’s definition of a “sustainable” city is, according to an interview with Gabrielle Olson in ASU LightWorks, “… creating the smallest ecological footprint possible — producing the lowest quantity of pollution possible, efficiently using land; composting used materials, recycling, or converting waste-to-energy — thus minimizing the city’s overall contribution to climate change.”
The Mesa Fire and Medical Department recently received a grant to expand a program, called Community Care Response, that may save taxpayers money in the long run by avoiding costly emergency room visits for patients who can be treated by other means.
On Aug. 26, Chandler voters will have the option to again allow the city determine its own way to spend its money.
Early voting is underway in our Tempe City Council election. We have incumbents and challengers, a choice that comes down to whether we are satisfied with politics as usual. I believe we can do so much better and will give two of my votes to Lauren Kuby and David Schapira, both seasoned community leaders who will look at issues with fresh eyes.
I can’t think of the right adjective to use. Discouraged? Shocked? Appalled? Dismayed? Incredulous? That’s how this week’s Tempe City Council candidate forum left me feeling.
Glendale will get more than $25 million during the next two decade from the Tohono O'odham Nation in exchange for supporting its plans for a casino on the city's edge.
Is placing utility lobbyists on various city councils a good idea?