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  1. Designate Mesa Restaurant Week

    Thanks to Mesa's cultural diversity, we have amazing restaurants. Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, pasties, Native American cuisine... we're the best-kept secret in the Valley. Let's not be! Foodies should discover Mesa and spend their money at our local dining establishments. If we had a Restaurant Week promoted through Facebook, inexpensive maps and a media event with participating retailers, we'd have a foodie invasion on our hands, and many return visitors later.

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    • iLike Mesa!

      Promote our City through running a Facebook contest where a photo of the day or week is provided (i.e. promoting a park, library, museum, business, etc.), Facebook friends tag the photo, and they are entered in to win special prizes (free museum pass, local business donations, lunch with the Mayor, etc.)

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      • More Festivals!

        Jazz festival, Food Truck festival, Art festival, Ice cream festival, anything to bring the people in the community TOGETHER for a cheap, all day family friendly, fun event. That ultimately raises money for the Mesa community and local businesses. By having different themes, different venders and business owners can be in charge of running the events. So the city or chamber would not get stuck footing the bill and overseeing everything. Having more entertaining things for people to do in Mesa, on a more regular basis will keep people from traveling into Phx/Tempe for the 'fun' and would make us…

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        • Education

          Make our school system the envy of the country. Not good enough to be best in state or even best in country. Need to be among best in world. revamp school system top to bottom. Make our school system lure top execs from across the country.

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          • Tax people who use their garbage and recycle cans as lawn ornaments-s/b unseen from street.

            Any one who leaves their garbage or recycle cans where they can be seen from the street will be charged a fee (exempt on pick-up days). If fee isn't paid it becomes a property tax. Our neighborhoods would look so much better with this one simple action.

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              • Have others iNvest in Mesa - become home of pilot test projects (create a home for innovation)

                Invite federal, state, regional and local agencies (both government or private entities) to conduct testing or pilot projects in Mesa. Only by testing ruberized-asphalt in freeways, and determining its longevity and quality, did FHWA agree that is was a measure that they would pay for when constructing new or rehabilitation fwys........ why not test other products on Mesa streets? or new lighting technology? or new crossing technologies? or new airport radar/security? ..those are some examples of great innovation potentials for Mesa and the region.

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                • Bike Share

                  The city should create a bike share program that will work with the incoming light rail downtown like the one in Denver.

                  http://www.denverbikesharing.org/

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                  • recycle bins in downtown mesa.

                    All we have is trash bins and many items that can be recycled are thrown away.

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                    • Underutilized senior citizens can be an untapped resource for the community

                      Willing senior citizens can mentor, tutor or care for the youth of today. Examples could be: Sharing their business/life knowledge, tutoring favorite subjects, supervised activities (Arts/crafts, light recreational), perhaps child care. These programs could be during the day or after school as possible replacements for expensive child care that people can't afford. Another possible payment for parents is barter (i.e. help landscape city hall area, paint buildings, etc.).

                      The city could provide the space. Optional services depending on the budget: Free shuttle for the senior citizens, free shuttle for children from school to the facility. Perhaps a nominal fee paid…

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                      • Mesa Clean Up!!!

                        Focus funding on cleaning up downtown Mesa, and enforcing illegal immigration laws.

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                        • Would only cost the purchase of commuter cars...

                          Use the existing Union Pacific Rail Road tracks to connect William's Gateway AIrport to Sky Harbor Airport . SAVE BUCKHORN BATHS too!

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                          • Strict inforcement of Paint Colors for Downtown Buildings

                            Get rid of the orange, bright green, yellow on buildings on Main Street. It is so cheap-looking. Drive through Scottsdale, their muted tones on buildings are so refreshing to look at, makes you want to stop...Not Mesa...Stricter codes for Mesa...same with apartment buildings...

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                            • Quail Run Dog Park ramada

                              This is a high use park with a great deal of social activity. Many older and handicapped users who would greatly benefit from the shade and opportunity to plug in a coffee urn while their dogs cavort.

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                              • Stop spending our tax dollars on useless and wastefull projects.

                                We moved here to escape the lights and crowd noise. We enjoy the desert in it's natural state as God created it and the serentity that comes with it. Why does the government try and impose their ideals on communitites? Has there even been a determination that the community wants or needs this park? I would say there has not been one. You are elected as stewarts of the taxpayer's money. So please start fufilling your obligation and spend our money on important and usefull things. Not replacing a desert landscape with concrete, asphalt, lighting and grass, so it can…

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                                • Solar mesa

                                  1. Lease out solar rights to City rooftops. Leasing company can install solar panels and equipment to sell the power back to utility company, relieving the expensive peak usage hours.
                                  When contract term is up mesa can purchase depreciated equipment, thus having a solar infrastructure in place.
                                  Elaboration/example: First Solar is opening manufacturing here in Mesa. Offer deal as promotional for them. They put Solar on Mesa facilities. First Solar owns the power. First Solar sells the power back to mesa at contracted price.
                                  Mesa benefits in the following ways:
                                  a. Solar infrastructure gets built
                                  b. Peak demand times are…

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                                  • More Disc parks around the valley

                                    i am an avid disc golf player however I find that there is only one park in Mesa and I have to drive into Scottsdale or even Fountain Hills. It would be nice to go have a few parks to chose from close enough to home that I don't feel like i'm making a day trip out of it. I find that the one park is often crowded and which makes me feel rushed.

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                                    • Make Mesa more Dog-Friendly

                                      Mesa only has two dog parks, and one of them is barely more than a glorified backyard! There are some dog-friendly restaurants, but they are few & far between. The only ones near me are Sonic & Chipotle, and who wants to eat at Sonic all the time??
                                      Anyplace that has outdoor eating areas should look into ways to make them more dog-friendly. Have a hostess outside, who can seat visitors in a dog-friendly patio area, and alert waitresses to their presence. And while you're at it, be sure to have plenty of water & treats available for the dogs!…

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                                      • Use of a Rain Gauge to Save Water and Cut Electric Costs

                                        Install rain gauges with sensors at parks and other city maintained areas that send out a signal to a centrally located computer to determine water needs. In addition to this, run home systems through SRP. This will save water and cut electric costs.

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                                        • Motels

                                          Force out the motels in west Mesa. Until that is done, nothing there will improve.

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