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  1. 1 vote
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    • Flashing yellow lights for all school crossings on major streets, especially Center St for Eisenhower Elementary School

      Yellow flashing lights on Brown Road near Mountain View High, Red Mountain High, Salk Elementary and Mesa Academy are very helpful in slowing traffic. Yellow flashing lights should be installed at all school crossings on major streets. Center Street north of Fitch Park urgently needs flashing yellow lights because the school crossing signs are easily confused with special event signs set out for spring baseball. Until yellow flashing lights are installed, school crossing signs should be set out for each lane since traffic can block visibility of a single sign in the center of the street.

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      • Allow overnight parking at lightrail parking lots

        You drive to the light rail parking and park your car. Now you enjoy the lightrail and many outings along the way and back. However, you get back to the parking lot and need to take a cab home - but you cannot leave your car their overnight. This is a huge issue that should be reconsidered.

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        • Art students from MPS High Schools, picked & supervised by teachers, decorate utilities structures with urban art. Reward: recognition by Co

          For West Mesa: a couple of urban art such structures already exist at Extension and Main and East of Dobson on Main.
          I believe those were done by paid artists (not sure) The ones I propose would be done by our own art students (MPS ONLY!), picked and supervised by their teachers. They would be rewarded with City Council recognition (ribbon or whatever!) NO MONEY, except supplies. Studies show that urban art PREVENTS graffiti. Gives neighborhoods pride.

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          • Blighted Transmission Line Corridor - Don't forget about the old neighborhoods!

            I am happy about voter approval of the cubs facility and other large park developments in the City. However, it seems to me that most of the investment is concentrated in the newer areas of the City. I would strongly recommend that city officials take a look at the section bordered by Stapley, Brown, Gilbert and University. In parts of this section, the transmission line corridor is not maintained and has created a blight on the neighborhood. The City finally stepped up and is maintaining the retention basin/transmission easement that is adjacent to the north side of the canal. However,…

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            • Will someone tell me WHY you need to wait till June 30, 2014 to buy the Buckhorn ????

              Buying the Buckhorn TODAY make sense-for tomorrow will only add the price up. We all know that the Light Rail will follow to Power down the road. And when that is done the price will skyrock. Kicking the can down the road will only bring in other buyers with other ideas on what they want to do with that site. IT might end up as another Trailer Park or Inlet Mall ?? who knows-so get on with it and it Now. So the city of Mesa will have the right to make keep and make History. J.J.

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              • Complete the park at Recker and Thomas. There has been a sign there for over 11 years that reads..."Future site of your Mesa Park."

                If there is not going to be a park, can we remove the sign? It is misleading. 10 years ago we specifically selected Mesa over Chandler and Gilbert and moved to NE Mesa. We love it and are proud to call Mesa home. What is the plan for these plots of land that promise "future site"? I guess we in NE Mesa would ask that you define your definition of "future."

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                • Upgrade permitting and plan review system to allow for Eplan review

                  An upgraded system would benefit the Development Community by allowing Eplan review and allow for more efficient permit processing. The amounts of paper used to process large projects is enormous and highly inefficient. The Development Communities are moving towards paperless offices and with an upgrade to the system we would be able to more effectively accommodate the needs of the customers. With the number of plans on hand in the department it makes it difficult to provide plans when requested by the community.

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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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                    • Start a Tool Library through the downtown Library

                      Many people that own homes here in Mesa can't afford to make repairs or fix up their property. Lending tools would eliminate financial barriers so people could fix their houses and improve their neighborhoods. Did you know the average power drill gets used around 15 minutes for the life of it? Tools are expensive and they are used less than 1% of the time they are owned. Here is a webinar on how to start a tool library and if you skip to 45 minutes into it, is where it talks about starting one through a government funded library.

                      http://www.newdream.org/blog/webinar-start-a-tool-library

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                          • The Modified Ellsworth and Mckellips Park Plan is now SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!

                            The modified park proposal for this location has begun the process of making this proposal into an extraordinary park for several reasons.
                            1. It provides access to a beautiful native desert
                            2 it avoids duplication of service that are located within 1-3 miles.

                            A few more changes are needed to assure that this park protects the Sonoran desert it hopes to showcase. The park must be configured to meet the guidelines of the Desert Uplands and to assure that it can accommodate all individuals.

                            I am suggesting that
                            1. Trails width should be limited to 5 feet with an occasional…

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                            • Hotel Signs

                              A park should be created in downtown mesa were all the “Old Historic” hotel , business signs can be on display (example: Mesa's Diving Lady sign) Along with the sign (which can be elevated on a pole) there can be some information on the History of that particular sign. This will give people an oppurtunity to understand the some of Mesa's history.

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                              • Eliminate no red arrows on left turn traffic lights.

                                This will allow left turns on all green lights, It has been proven in other cities to reduce traffic congestion, reduce vehicle emissions with fewer cars idling at a light, improve traffic flow and reduce speeding in the left turn lane to make the light.

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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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                                  • Mesa needs an iconic "Welcome to Mesa" sign. Recently a film crew came into AMY and asked where it was.

                                    Either at the East and West boundaries, Mesa needs an iconic "Welcome to Mesa" sign. Perhaps have a contest for design entries. Get the city involved with the process to encourage Mesa Pride. The sign could also be centered in Downtown Mesa.

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                                    • Build a small arena near new cubs stadium

                                      Build a smaller scale arena next to the news cubs stadium. A venue to host many events. Possibly the home of minor league hockey team, the ASU hockey team, ice hockey tournaments and a variety of other events. The small arena would pay for itself in a very short time. Monolithic style **** that seats 8000 or less. It can be used for concerts, theatrical productions, circuses, mesa high schools graduations, small conventions, sports venue for high school basketball games, volleyball, gymnastics, corporate or church functions. Could also be used as a venue for ASU sporting events especially if ASU…

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                                      • Limit and Reduce Liquor stores and Smoke shops in Mesa NW particularly

                                        The places with bars on the windows and drive-thru stores are a particular problem. they do nothing to improve communities. At the very least come up with some zoning laws about how close they can be to residential communities. I live in Casa Mesa II and there's too many within a 1.5 mile radius of our house. I will have to work on a count of smoke shops and liquor stores and report back

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                                        • Ellsworth and McKellips Park Proposal

                                          The plan to create a water retention area at this location threatens to sabotage a fragile ecosystem as well as the zoning guidelines established by the City of Mesa. It will destroy this unique, sensitive and diverse ecosystem. The City of Mesa was farsighted when it created the desert uplands design. Natural wash corridors and associated vegetation should be preserved as open space amenities and wildlife habitat corridors. I chose Desert Uplands because its zoning assured that the desert environment would be preserved.

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