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  1. 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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                          • 'Ellsworth and McKellips Park Proposal Is Wrong in So Many Ways!!!!!!!!'

                            The proposed park at this location is unacceptable for several reasons. 1. It duplicates services available within 1 to 4 miles; it violates the City of Mesa planning guidelines for the community of Desert Uplands and 3. it creates a source of light pollution and trespass which will disrupt animal behavior and potentially increase invasion of predatory animals in our residential areas. .

                            The City of Mesa has recognized that there are several neighborhoods which are characterized by their proximity to the natural desert. The proposed park at Ellsworth and McKellips is located within one of these areas - the…

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                            • Rehab for drug addicts and alcoholics

                              Give these people a chance when no-one else did. Joe Arpaio institutionalized good people who clearly need help. There is no focus on recovery. The jails make things worse. We are not showing these people self-worth. They need to be brought up, not brow beaten by bully detention officers that have no clue what it is to be addicted. Individually they need different rehabilitation and professionals that have not only been there themselves but show love and a better way of life. Only a true addict would know. I'm a professional addict and would-with love donate my time.

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                              • find a Hotel form Las Vegas

                                since the back out we should look in too one of the big hotel form Las Vegas to come down here like MGM or Circus Circus would be good for us

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                                • Gluten Free Bakery

                                  This is an idea that would be a natural compliment to the community garden. There are many people that would like to develope and sell GF products but do not have access to a certified gluten free kitchen. It would be self supported by the fees charged to use it just like other commercial kitchens. It would give Mesa a very big presence in GF movement because there is nothing like it anywhere in AZ. It has been done in other cities with great success.
                                  Jeff Akers
                                  The Artisan Food Guild

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                                  • Erect block fences along Harris Dr. opposite Mesa High.

                                    A number of years back improvements were made to Gilbert Road where block fences were erected to give a uniform look along the road. They still look great. Similar walls opposite Mesa High school along Harris would hide an unsightly mix of broken walls and fences. Many newcomers to Mesa High are bused in along here. It would be nice for Mesa's first high school to give a good impression for the great school that it is. It is also in the 85204 area, which has been targeted for renewal.

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                                    • Any development of native desert land must be preceded by a thorough assessment of the ecological issues.

                                      The creation of more recreation areas must be done in a manner that does not take away more than it gives to the community. We must be assured that any proposal includes an thorough environmental impact statement that looks at the potential for light pollution and light trespass; as well as the impact of the introduction of large areas of turf.on the desert uplands. Finally, it must identify the impact on local wildlife and assess if it would alter predatory animal behaviors.

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                                      • Narrow the streets around Downtown Mesa

                                        The wide streets throughout downtown are great for doing u-turns in a wagon with a team of four horses, but they do nothing for making downtown FEEL like downtown. Add medians, bike corridors, widen the sidewalks for big streetside patios...anything to make the streets of downtown Human-sized and walkable. Perhaps consider blocking off a couple of those streets and make it an outdoor mall like in Boulder, Co.

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                                          Stretching from Sycamore to Mesa Drive on Main Street, the light rail extension is a key piece of the Downtown Focus. Stations will be located at Alma School Road, Country Club Drive, Center Street and Mesa Drive allowing passengers access to the many shops, restaurants, museums and other cultural attractions in the corridor.

                                        • 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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