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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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
Date: Aug. 4, 2014
Mesa Arts Center announced on July 28 the selection of internationally acclaimed artist Cecil Balmond to design its 21st Century Café Society shade sculpture project. This work will provide permanent shade over a community gathering place and connect the Mesa Art Center campus (1 E. Main St.) with Main Street in downtown Mesa. Jurors chose Balmond’s winning concept from a group of three finalists who were invited to submit designs.
It may look like a cigarette, and it certainly delivers a dose of nicotine like a cigarette.
Mesa mayoral candidates John Giles and Danny Ray broached a number of issues concerning the city they want to govern during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune earlier this month.
As we approach the primary election, Arizona is in an envious place right now. Of the six Republicans running for the governor’s office, each of the four front-runners arguably have the credentials to become a good governor for our state.
With the upcoming Tempe City Council election I asked the five council hopefuls and two incumbents two questions about crime and policing costs.
It’s shaping up to be a very busy year for Mesa Parks and Recreation, as 11 new projects are bringing a host of opportunities for Mesa residents.
On May 19, 2014, the Mesa City Council with a quick vote, changed the lifestyle of a retirement community, Dreamland Villa. They totally disregarded very disturbing concerns of its resident’s. They voted to change the 55 and older requirement, which in turn will change the designation of constructed houses per acre.
Four individuals received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Mesa Historic Preservation Board at the June 2 Mesa City Council meeting.
The Mesa City Council voted Monday to raise the city’s secondary property tax from 86 cents per $100 to $1.18.
The rise of higher education in Mesa got a boost of recognition in May when the Alliance for Innovation presented the city with its J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government.
Approximately 650 children’s books, valued at $1400, were donated to Read On Mesa’s 12 Books program by Mesa’s mayor and city council.