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  1. Transit

    -McClellon connection to Riverview (transit bus or shuttle) – also a pedestrian crosswalk across Alma School Rd.
    -Connection of Cubs Stadium to Riverview via bus shuttle or Streetcar – limit parking – use streetcar/transit (link to ASU/Tempe)
    -Village Celebrations – Invite all areas of the city to participate, so residents can see other areas of the city.

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    • Incentives for Volunteering

      Establish a system for volunteering within the community so that people get credits toward _ (water bill, power bill, etc.) for completing community service hours.

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      • Police/Fire Dept: Focus on Prevention Activities

        Gang reduction through community conversations involving police, social services, gang members… (Ex./ System in Cincinnati and Cleveland)

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        • Mesa's Image

          Mesa needs to demonstrate that we appreciate and embrace DIVERSITY.

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          • Neighborhood Enforcement of Codes

            Do away with HOAs - What is good in part should be good for the entire community/town.

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            • Indoor Water Park

              Still like the idea of an indoor water park with a hotel nearby. Will help us reatin visitors in mesa and keep this district alive year-round.

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              • Urban Plaza on MacDonald

                Make MacDonald an Urban Plaza where we can have envents without closing the street.

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                • MORE Color Downtown

                  Incorporate more signs, wayfinding signs, music, lighting and re-paint

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                  • Urbanize Downtown More

                    Active, ground-level businesses. More residential areas Downtown. Fill in gaps, vacancies.

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                    • 1 vote
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                      • Longer Parking Time Periods

                        3-hour and 2-hour in some locations

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                        • Start a community garden system like Seattle's P-Patch system

                          http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/

                          One can easily copy their already thriving system.

                          "For the past 37 years, P-Patch community gardeners have been

                          Growing community
                          Nurturing civic engagement
                          Practicing organic gardening techniques
                          Fostering an environmental ethic and connecting nature to peoples’ lives
                          Improving access to local, organic, and culturally appropriate food
                          Transforming the appearance and revitalizing the spirit of their neighborhoods
                          Developing self-reliance and improving nutrition through education and hands-on experience
                          Feeding the hungry
                          Preserving heirloom flowers, herbs, and vegetables
                          Budding understanding between generations and cultures through gardening and cooking"

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                          • Disc (frisbee) golf parks

                            Mesa needs more disc (frisbee) golf parks. It is very inexpensive to add to the parks and is a cheap, fun and family friendly exercise. Mesa has one park now on Harris, but it is becoming very crowded. It is a growing sport and would be simple and fun way to bring people to Mesa.

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                            • Expand Monterey Park

                              The 2020 Mesa General Plan calls for a regional park in SE Mesa. Monterey Park on Power Road has undeveloped land next to it. If acquired, it would be an excellent site for a regional park.

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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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                                  • Activate Mesa

                                    Mesa has a more mature/sophisticated target audience. Connecting to Tempe Town Lake may not work. But, creating activation that serves Mesa's residents would work. Activation and special events are VERY important. Jazz Festival, Culinary Fests, Art Walks, etc... These events would connect with Mesa.

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                                    • Build an Upscale Retirement Community

                                      Just over the order in Tempe is "Friendship Village," an attractive retirement community. It is adjacent to the hospital and Fiesta Village. These well-off people do not use the local schools which for younger professionals are the main reason they move to a community. It would make sense for Mesa to copy them. I don’t know how they did it, buy someone must know. This is not high density housing but a dedicated facility that would take advantage of the hospital, MCC, etc. When I came to ASU 50 years ago I lived in Mesa but I don’t think many…

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                                      • Energy Savings

                                        Have a lighting study of all city buildings and retrofit light fixtures with electronic ballasts and the lastest T-Series Fluorescent Lamps.

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                                        • Defer Development Impact Fees for up to 24 Months

                                          Defer development impact fees for up to 24 months to stimulate development and guarantee future revenues, like San Francisco and other California towns

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