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Sorry to say Suelee, most shoppers already go to Tempe market place. And congestion is not the problem.
The point of more commercial and retail shows the ignorance of this paper. We think we have to build a new shopping and entertainment area. Maybe their is a problem how we build them. What a waste of land it will be to use all of that "prime sales tax real estate" at the corner of 101 and 202 for practice fields. Where is the vision of this city? Of the Cubs??? I am sorry, but this area will never be anything like the true wriglefield of Chicago. Total different cities and density that WILL NOT support those type of businesses. It will be a strip mall with a smaller park and an empty stadium for 10 months of the year.Jul 17, 2011
What the ???? are you talking about Leon? Wow, you seem a little off. Get back on that green stuff to calm down. Lets get this straight. You said, “Mayor and a City Council and a City Manager (who earns a bundle)” Really? To me you sound ignorant who has no clue what you are talking about. One of those way off wacko guys. The council makes around 18 to 19 K a year. I was just reading the city of Denver just voted to give themselves raises to make almost 90K a year! For a city of that size, they get paid peanuts like they should to serve.
Im not sure this is the right way to go about it. It might be smarter to work around key areas with citizen groups in each area, not just a blanket 15 people with council and staff on hand to assist and help guide.
Az2008, why not get involved to help make improvements to your city? Nah, it would be much easier to sit on your computer and criticize when you have no clue.
Apr 10, 2011
Maybe Pearce can give some of that money he received from the Fiesta bowl you political hack. There are many reason why AZ education system sucks and same with the whole country in general. First, you cant trust any politician. Brewer and Pearce are morons and prove to be so in there unintelligent comments. As long as these bozos are running this state, nothing is going to change. And please, Dems are even worse as we have seen from the man child Napo.
A short list of what is wrong here in AZ. Poor funding, poor teaching, poor competition, poor pay, poor curriculum, poor parent accountability, poor politics, mega schools, waste in administration, lack of citizens who want to be taxed, people like sun city who do not pay into the system, but hell, they expect us to pay our social security for them when the younger generation is not going to get jack squat out of the ss system. The list goes on with how poor our system is here. There is no benefit to being a teacher. I am against teacher unions and believe when you allow for competition and get education out of Washington’s hands, it will improve. Also get rid of the social and liberal agenda out of public schools and just teach for once.
Mar 30, 2011
Daniel Martinez, when civility can come from the left like your buddies La Raza etc, than we can sit down and have an adult conversation about this issue. The cost of illegal immigration is killing this city, this state and nation. There are great people who come here, but like everyone else, there is a system that needs to be respected and adhered too. Again, we can talk all we want, but unless the law is enforced, nothing is going to be done. I wonder in the long run how this topic and stance affects our cities and states economy in the long run. Feb 27, 2011
Uhh, I still don’t get why the city agreed to this in full. Those practice fields are a waste of money at that location. We have been sold, duked and no one in the city saw this potential waste of money. I like the stadium and idea of bringing another team here. But if this location is one of the best in the valley, why are we building practice fields on it??? Fitch park has room due to city facilities. Why not combine and upgrade those fields and add fields for two teams? Then used the rest of riverview land to truly build a wrigleyfield west? I don’t see it?Feb 26, 2011
I have to disagree with Rich here. The problem he does not talk about is this area was almost dead when Riverview happened. The regional competition of new malls, new developments is what killed this area. Riverview was the final nail in the coffin of what would have happened eventually. It started with Superstition springs, then Tempe Mills, Chandler Fashion, San Tan, Mesa Grande, Tempe Marketplace and finally Riverview. These developments cut into their market even when the valley was booming. People wanted to go to the newer mall, newer and more modern stores etc.
About the property. This place has been a dump for longer than 2 years. It has been for almost 5 years now. I understand why the city has tried over and over again to work with them to clean it up. Some fault goes to the city, but most goes to WM grace who has really acted childish.
The other question I have is why does the city pay for a $280 thousand in a RFP for branding and visioning for Fiesta District and they want to put a stupid police substation at the former condo site? Poor leadership that lacks to see the big picture.
Nov 18, 2010
This should be a wakeup call to all those in this state, especially the politicians and people who think we can build our way out of this recession. The past ideology is not going to work this time and should have been a reality check that we can’t rely on one fragile sector of our economy. It has to become more stable, more diverse and sustainable. We have a low educated work force that pushes sectors such as the housing. Maybe with SB1070, cheap labor will not drive this sector forward, sprawling and destroying our desert and local economy. Its time to face reality and situate ourselves in a competitive advantage to entice jobs to move to this state.Nov 13, 2010
WooHoo! Cant wait to see the DMA suck more wasteful money out of us tax payers. Very excited to see how Susan Tibshraeny and her minions try to push their anti everything, kill downtown even more agenda on the new director. Its time to shut that women up.Oct 26, 2010
This is a great opportunity for real change, better leadership to finally come to this city and these organizations. DMA has been a mess and I don’t understand why city has allowed them to be so dysfunctional for so long. Hopefully the new ED can finally help move Downtown in the right direction, unlike Tom who did nothing by cashing in huge checks. The board is a joke too. So there is a glimmer.
The whole CDC thing is a head scratcher. They decide to bring in a HOA nut? For community development? Really? And she is keeping her job at the leadership center and is a candidate for ED at the CDC? This does not seem efficient at all. Looks like the former mayor is power hungry.
Another great opportunity can be missed due to the board’s love affair with the former mayor. Just when you think all these organizations can get new, young faces, be more efficient, collaborate and push Mesa in the right direction for once it can all be thrown away and mesa keeps moving in the same direction. WAKE UP PEOPLE!
Sep 12, 2010
Like, maybe Rich, you could look at the plan and notice that the park and lake was never going to change. And that football and soccer field is not open to the public, same with the softball fields. I know, maybe it is hard to look at all the info. So, so hard.
Maybe there are 9 golf courses in a 5 mile radius of Riverview. Do we really need more public golf courses? But my question is, if this area is so sought after; why not sell it to top bidder?
I also think this is horrible that they are moving forward with no plans, no proposals, or to tell us a backup plan if Waveyard actually happens.
Aug 31, 2010