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  1. Electric shuttles btwn city buildings downtown

    Save fuel and promote clean air in downtown by providing electric cart shuttles for Mesa City employees to move between buildings for meetings. Electric golf carts could be driven and operated by AmeriCorps volunteers or retirees looking for ways to volunteer and be involved and used to shuttle city employees between buildings such as Solid Waste and MCP.

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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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      • MCC has a shortage of parking. Fiesta Mall has a shortage of customers.

        Why not encourage MCC students to park in the outer-most parking spots surrounding Fiesta Mall. Set up a shuttle bus service to transport students back and forth. Perhaps include the satellite shopping malls on Alma School and Southern in that shuttle service as well. If there is concern over filling the parking spots near to the entrances of the mall, require a token to ride the shuttle bus that is obtained by parking in distant lots.

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            • Rotate the Phoenix Marathon route. The noise & traffic in front of my house woke me at 6AM at Red Mt. Ranch.

              Please change the route of the marathon. No one asked me if I wanted to have it go on my street at 6:30AM which I don't. Let's put it on your street.

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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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                              • There is a school here for learning video and filming. We should be doing good movie making.

                                We need to beat out the bad movies coming from Hollwood. There are too many resources here not to.

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                                • Change some of the traffic lights on side roads to a red or yellow blinking light between the hours of 11pm to 6am.

                                  Some of the lights leading out of neighborhoods (Sterling and Brown Rd), for example, or lights leading onto/off of the highway (McDowell road and the 202) take forever to change during off-hours, thus leaving drivers frustrated. It would be easier if the lights were set to either a 4-way red blink, or a yellow blink on main roads and red blink on the side streets that connect to the main roads.

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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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                                    • Buckhorn baths

                                      After a trip to Ireland we stopped at a row of cottages that had artist and marketers that were creating and making various crafts and art objects. The Buckhorn is a perfect set up for this as it has the minimal room, the bathroom, power for shops and crafts ( altho some electrical may have to be updated)parking, the place for a dayspa, I purchased an umbrella (silk with Irish mods, ceramic jewelry from a ceramic working on site and photo gift cards. All working from their shops. The tour busses stopped there regularly, 2 while we were there, and…

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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.

                                        • Resources

                                          More help to the families who find themselves in a financial down turn and don't have the information at hand.

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