Mesa sales taxes show steady growth

Mesa sales taxes up 5.4 percent over fiscal 2013-14 Collections are better than Mesa expected Mesa sales taxes still far behind pre-recession levels Six years ago this summer, Mesa tumbled into the fiscal equivalent of the Grand Canyon — a…

Mesa City Council Nixes Photo Radar Vans, School Zone Cameras Stay

If the City Council has its way, you’ll never see another photo-radar van lurking in Mesa. The unpopular vans were pulled off the streets last week as Mesa’s initial traffic-safety contract with American Traffic Solutions Inc. expired. The council approved…

Ellsworth Police Substation Doubles as Electric Plant

The City of Mesa has activated two solar power electric systems at Fire Station 212 / Superstition Police Station and at the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center. The project at 2430 S Ellsworth is a 189 KW solar power generator that…

New Jobs at GT Advanced Technologies (The Apple Plant)

Dozens of new job positions have been posted for GT Advanced Technologies, the Apple contractor taking up residence at the former First Solar plant at Elliot and Signal Butte roads in Southeast Mesa. Many of the positions are high-tech roles…

Eastmark Park Dedicated to Memory of Fallen Phoenix Officer

Figueroa Green, a park in Eastmark located at Signal Butte and Ray, was dedicated Saturday morning in memory of Phoenix Police Officer Shane Cory Figueroa, who was killed in the line of duty October 25, 2008. Officer Shane Figueroa was…

Mesa Police Find Missing Teen

UPDATE: Jophrey has been found and is home safe. Thanks for your help! The Mesa Police Department is hoping that you can help them find a missing 13 year old boy, Jophrey Cord, who was last seen at his 85212…

Election Returns: Mesa Bonds Pass, Gilbert, QC Overrides Fail

Unofficial election returns showed both City of Mesa bond requests passing by more than 55% of the vote, approving a total of $130.8 million in bonds for public safety and infrastructure projects across the city. The bonds will support a…