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Dear Gilbert School Board Members,
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
A few months of searching to find a permanent leader for the district concluded on Feb. 11 with the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board’s vote to hire a new superintendent, although the decision came amid controversy over the process.
Kay Bigelow is Chandler’s new City Attorney.
Eight months before the primary, state Treasurer Doug Ducey already has collected more private cash in his bid for governor than his publicly funded foes have any chance of getting.
Although the proverbial book concerning 2013 is closed, officials in Mesa say the results of the previous 12 months and several before those will have a marked effect on the lives of city residents over the course of 2014.
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
Of all the words to describe Mesa in 2013, inactive is the furthest one down the list. The city was bustling throughout the year with news that held the nation’s attention for months at a time and the announcement of several new projects that should make Mesa an attractive option for businesses in 2014 and beyond.
Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
So the Great Apple Controversy is over.
A potential impediment to Apple developing a facility in Mesa was cleared on Monday night after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board agreed to sign a letter of no objection to allow for the re-zoning of the property for tax purposes.
The deal that would bring Apple to Mesa has hit a snag due to a decision by the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board to hold off on an agreement that would provide incentives to the company and provide the district millions in tax revenue.
Gilbert School Board President Stacy Burk recently made a proposal sure to generate discussion. On a Facebook site, “Gilbert Schools Rabid Fringe,” she’s floating the following:
The first of three rounds went to Corona de Sol.
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”
PHOENIX — Arizona companies that hire inmate labor do not have to comply with federal laws protecting the disabled, federal appellate judges ruled Tuesday.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and District 1 Councilmember Dave Richins provided updates on several projects to a collection of city residents on Aug. 27.
A crowd of more than 250 gathered in downtown Mesa Tuesday for a blessing and ribbon-cutting in the building that was once Mesa’s Southside Hospital and is now home to Arizona’s first Catholic university.
Westminster College and Wilkes University celebrated the end of an era and beginning of another to one of Mesa’s older facilities with the grand opening of their newest campuses on Aug. 15.
Outlook: The Thunder will always have size, talent, quality coaching and expectations. It's all there again, but there isn't much starting experience to go along with it. The senior class is already tired of hearing about how this could possibly be a rebuilding year. They'll do their best to make sure the standard at Desert Vista stays the same. If it does, then the Thunder could be one of the surprise teams in 2013.
Last week there was some good news and some not so good news for East Valley cities.
The Phoenix Coyotes spent four years looking over their shoulders as numerous potential owners came forward then fell away.
Adam Greene, of Smith Optics, displays a Smith Optics Chroma Pop Sunglasses at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market opens for a four-day run Wednesday. More than 1,300 manufacturers and suppliers are packing the floor of a Salt Lake City convention hall, plus three outdoor canopy tents. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
After years of planning by both the college and the location’s developer, Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller announced the Christian university will build its new campus in one of Mesa’s newest, fastest growing areas.