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  1. Rent out Softball fields

    Utilize the ball fields on Brown Rd. They are currently used for adult leagues during the week but sit empty on weekends. The fields could be rented out for Softball tournaments therefore generating income for the city not only by renting but bringing in money to local businesses around the area.

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    • The light rail

      Expanding the light rail further East would improve job stimulus as well as helping the community gather from a further radius. It would also help the Fiesta mall build business and stay up to date which would make the community more of a Tempe Marketplace type atmosphere.

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        2 comments  ·  City-Wide  ·  Admin →
      • plz dont just connect mesa river view with Tempe..Look at connecting it all the way out NE and along the 202 towards the 60.

        get it together Mesa and get a real multi use paved trail system in the city. Nothing.......no place to ride a bike safely or run or roller blade. This town is all about driving......

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        • 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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              • 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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                              • 6 votes
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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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                                    • Large-Scale Amusement Park that is Open During the Non-Summer Months

                                      The City, through a public-private venture, should work with Economic Development to attract investors for a "Six Flags-like" amusement park that would be open most of the year, but closed during the hot summer months from June to September. Metro Phoenix has lacked this facility for a very long time. Think of the economic development opportunities associated with this sort of development! It would be "Arizona's Disneyland."

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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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