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Mayor John Giles signs proclamation requiring face coverings in Mesa

June 20, 2020 at 5:33 pm
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Mayor John Giles signed a proclamation today requiring, with some exceptions, face coverings to be worn in Mesa. The proclamation is the fourth signed during the state of emergency declared on...

Titan Solar Power Arizona Celebration of Freedom Drive-In Fireworks Show July 4

June 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm
The Titan Solar Power Arizona Celebration of Freedom Drive-In Fireworks Show will be held Saturday, July 4 from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Fiesta Mall, 1425 W. Southern Ave. The FREE event, and the state’s coolest festival to celebrate...

Fireworks safety tips

June 29, 2020 at 3:23 pm
All fireworks are dangerous and we all play a role in safety. With our hot, dry and windy weather in Mesa, the Mesa Fire and Medical Department urges you to please be especially careful with permissible consumer fireworks.  It’s best to...

Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program partners with Local First AZ to provide restaurant bootcamp for businesses in need

July 2, 2020 at 4:16 pm
The City of Mesa is teaming up with Local First Arizona to host the Mesa CARES Restaurant Bootcamp for Mesa restaurants affected by COVID-19. Local First Arizona will conduct three 8-week bootcamps with the first beginning Monday, July 27. The...

Mesa Public Library fines and fees waived starting July 1

May 7, 2020 at 10:48 am
Mesa City Council has approved a resolution that waives overdue fines and collection agency fees at Mesa Public Library beginning July 1. In addition to overdue fines being waived, any overdue accounts with $50 balances or more will no longer be sent...

Mesa Public Library to begin Park & Pick-Up Service

May 18, 2020 at 10:32 am
Mesa Public Library will begin curbside Park and Pick-Up Service Tuesday, May 19. The service will be available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at all three branches: Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St.; Red Mountain Branch,...

Mesa is preparing for monsoon storm season

June 15, 2020 at 12:03 pm
Today marks the official start of monsoon season. The City of Mesa Transportation Department is prepared to activate the storm response crew in the event monsoon weather moves into the city. Field operations crews will actively monitor any storms and...

Mesa CARES Community Voices

June 5, 2020 at 9:37 am
Mesa Public Library is launching a new archive project aimed at collecting Mesa residents' experiences during the COVID-19 health crisis. Mesa CARES Community Voices seeks to preserve the human experience of living in Mesa during the COVID-19 health...

Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign underway to save lives

June 5, 2020 at 9:40 am
The 14th Annual Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign is underway with a goal of collecting 400,000 bottles of water to help people in need during the extreme summer heat. “The campaign is a life saver for the less fortunate during the hot summer...

New Mesa CARES program provides technology assistance to K-6 students

June 11, 2020 at 12:27 pm
To help with remote or “distance” learning, the City of Mesa is allocating approximately $7 million from Mesa CARES to provide technology assistance to K-6 students in Mesa. The program will provide funding to purchase laptop computers and offer...

City of Mesa General Election Called

June 16, 2020 at 9:31 am
The Mesa City Council has called a General Election for Nov. 3, 2020.Residents who are registered voters by Oct. 5 are eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 election. Early voting by mail begins on Wednesday, Oct. 7.At the General Election, the qualified...

Final beam rises at Union Building One at Mesa Riverview

June 22, 2020 at 4:28 pm
Exactly eight months from its groundbreaking celebration, Lincoln Property Company (LPC) and Harvard Investments have placed the final beam at Union Building One – the first of four Class A office buildings planned at the confluence of Mesa, Tempe...

Protect your pets during fireworks displays

June 24, 2020 at 11:49 am
Mesa Animal Control would like to remind residents that pets can become highly distressed by the noise, lights and commotion involved with Independence Day celebrations. With the Titan Solar Power Arizona Celebration of Freedom Drive-In Fireworks...

Presiding City Magistrate Judge Matias Tafoya retiring June 30

June 29, 2020 at 4:34 pm
After 17 years on the bench as the Presiding City Magistrate, Judge Matias (Matt) Tafoya will be retiring from the City of Mesa Municipal Court on June 30.A graduate of Arizona State University’s College of Law, Tafoya came to Mesa in 2003 after 19...

Professionals needed for Mesa's Building Board of Appeals

June 30, 2020 at 10:32 am
Are you an electrical or mechanical engineer or contractor? Do you have experience in fire prevention? If so, the City of Mesa wants you to apply to be a member of the Building Board of Appeals.Mesa residents are invited to participate in the...

City of Mesa recognized for use of data by What Works Cities

July 2, 2020 at 1:58 pm
The City of Mesa has earned 2020 What Works Cities Silver Level Certification, one of only 16 cities in the United States to earn silver status. What Works Cities Certification evaluates how effectively cities are managed by measuring the extent to...

Feeding Mesa "You CAN Make a Difference" Canned Food Drives

April 29, 2020 at 11:25 am
As part of the Mesa CARES Initiative to meet community needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has created the Feeding Mesa Canned Food Drives. Residents are being asked to donate canned goods and other non-perishable food in a series of...

City expands Feeding Mesa Program with House of Refuge

May 13, 2020 at 10:45 am
The City is working with its partner agencies to add a new food distribution site at House of Refuge, 6935 E. Williams Field Road. The new location in southeast Mesa is part of the Mesa CARES Initiative to meet the growing community need for food...

City of Mesa and United Food Bank expand Feeding Mesa Program

May 5, 2020 at 11:51 am
As part of the Mesa CARES Initiative to meet the growing community need for food security resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesa and United Food Bank have expanded the number of days and hours of their food distribution efforts at the...

Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program

May 6, 2020 at 11:38 am
The goal is to help Mesa small businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with up to 90 days utility and rent/mortgage assistance. Applications for the Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program will be available beginning Monday,...

Feeding Mesa Food Buyout program underway

May 20, 2020 at 4:09 pm
One of the components of the Feeding Mesa program is the restaurant kitchen “Food Buy Out” program, which is generating additional business for Mesa restaurants by providing meals for the community. The “Food Buy Out” began May 11 with several...

Online Summer Reading Program at Mesa Public Library

May 27, 2020 at 3:37 pm
The impact of the “Summer Slide” - the learning loss experienced while transitioning between school years - may be steeper than normal due to the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic as students have been learning from home since...

Do you Know Your H2O? Mesa’s new Consumer Confidence Report highlights water quality, sources, treatment, testing and monitoring.

June 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm
How well do you know your H2O? Learn about the quality of your Mesa drinking water by reading the new City of Mesa Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report at www.mesaaz.gov/ccr. For over 100 years, the City of Mesa has been committed to...

New City of Mesa vaping ordinance goes into effect June 9

June 9, 2020 at 10:26 am
A new City of Mesa ordinance that updates the City Code to add vaping and the use of vaping devices to existing citywide no-smoking regulations will go into effect on June 9. The ordinance prohibits vaping in the same manner and places where smoking...

City Council takes action to assist restaurants financially impacted by COVID-19

June 5, 2020 at 9:39 am
Mesa City Council, at its June 1 meeting, approved a resolution to allow restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments to temporarily expand their services to outdoor areas on their property. This is intended to promote individual...

Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program launches next phase to provide FREE business assistance

June 5, 2020 at 9:37 am
The City of Mesa is teaming up with local nonprofits and business-support organizations to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Part two of the Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program includes technical assistance for...

Extensions allowed for development permits in Mesa due to COVID-19

June 17, 2020 at 11:21 am
Development within the City of Mesa is critical for the economy and health of the City, businesses and the community. The City of Mesa recognizes that the unique circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic may require developers to...

Councilmember Francisco Heredia named Chair of Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors

July 1, 2020 at 2:29 pm
District 3 Councilmember Francisco Heredia has been named Chair of the Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors for the Fiscal Year 2021 term. Heredia’s term as Chair will last until June 30, 2021 and he will also serve as the Vice Chair of the Valley...

Mesa partners with ASURE to provide security services at Arizona Laboratories for Security & Defense Research

July 1, 2020 at 5:04 pm
Today, the City of Mesa announced it is partnering with ASURE, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) subsidiary organization of ASU Enterprise Partners, to provide security services and workforce development opportunities at Arizona Laboratories for Security &...

Mesa launches Mesa CARES Business Assistance Center to help small businesses

April 16, 2020 at 10:21 am
The City of Mesa Office of Economic Development has launched a new program designed to help Mesa’s small businesses navigate through the current economic challenges. The Mesa CARES Business Assistance Center will act as Mesa’s key source of...

Mesa launches Family Take Out Night in downtown Mesa

April 30, 2020 at 6:04 pm
The City of Mesa, Visit Mesa and the Downtown Mesa Association have launched Mesa Family Take Out Night, a campaign to help support the restaurants and arts in downtown Mesa during the COVID-19 pandemic.Beginning on May 6 and on every Wednesday...

Mesa announced as finalist for 2020 National Gold Medal Awards in parks and recreation

May 27, 2020 at 11:37 am
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department as a finalist...

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