The mayor and council of the city of Mesa at a meeting Monday, March 20, are slated to consider a notice of intention to adjust rates or rate components, fees and/or service charges for district cooling, electric, irrigation water, natural gas, reclaimed water, solid waste, wastewater and water. The meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. in […]
The city’s Historic Preservation Board continues to seek nominations for Mesa’s Historic Preservation Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Nominations must be submitted by 6 p.m. Monday, April 24, according to a press release. The awards, which can be presented to an individual, group or organization, are in the categories of Archaeology, Adaptive Reuse, Education and Outreach, […]
The Mesa City Council at a meeting Monday, March 20, will consider awarding a $1,871,510 contract to Degan Construction LLC for water line, sanitary sewer and gas main improvements at three locations. The meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. in the council’s chambers, 57 E. First St. Due to aging and compromised water, sewer and gas […]
The mother who sparked protests outside the ICE building in Phoenix after immigration authorities detained her has been deported to Nogales, Mexico. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos has been attending regular meetings to check in with ICE officers in order to stay in the country with her family but on Wednesday when she showed up for […]
The Mesa City Council heard from Scott Bouchie on Thursday, Feb. 9, about the details regarding a permanent household hazardous waste facility. [Related link: http://mesaindependent.com/news/manager-sought-for-pre-construction-work-on-household-hazardous-waste-collection-facility/] Mr. Bouchie, city of Mesa director of environmental management and sustainability, presented the current plans and renderings for a new household hazardous waste facility, which would be located at 2412 […]
The Mesa City Council at a study session Thursday will hear a presentation, discuss and provide direction on a permanent household hazardous waste facility located at 2412 N. Center St., and discuss the benefits of the city’s recycling and HHW programs. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. in the lower city council chambers, 57 E. […]
The Mesa City Council at a meeting Monday, Feb. 6, will consider a liquor license for a one-day religious event Feb. 25 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 2213 N. Lindsay Road. The meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. in the council’s chambers, 57 E. First St. Brian Bernis, finance director, is the applicant. Beer and wine […]
U.S. Air Force Airman Trent T. Cusack, a 2012 graduate of Rio Salado High School in Mesa, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and […]
In an effort to address the backlog of homeless families in need of housing and services, Save the Family in Mesa was awarded a $75,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. Funding will support the Homeless Families Intervention Project and will be directed toward case coordination and programs for children including drop-in childcare, Little KidsWorks and Youth […]
Mesa’s efforts to get homeless veterans off the street is closing in on “functional zero,” Mayor John Giles told an audience of fellow mayors in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Mayor Giles, speaking at a panel at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting, said the city has found housing for 125 vets since first lady Michelle Obama issued a challenge to mayors in 2014 to end the problem of veteran homelessness. Mayor Giles said it was a rare bipartisan success from Washington.
“I am personally not a very partisan person,” Mayor Giles said during the mayors’ meeting. “I’m registered as a Republican and I come from a very red state, so all the great programs that the White House was encouraging us to participate in, I knew would have some trouble getting traction back home.