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City Manager’s Message

Take Flight Ride the Grid

Open Data Portal Summer Chill

Mesa Know Your H2O and much more...


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city manager’s MESSAGE

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Chris Brady

elcome to the 2016 Community Report! One of the great things about the City of Mesa is the wide range of services we provide to our community, as demonstrated by the variety of highlights in this report. Everything from aviation, transit, technology, to water delivery the City of Mesa strives to provide high quality services that allow our residents to thrive. These services provide the necessities for Mesa to be a community we are all proud to call home and ensure that Mesa continues to be a wonderful place.

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pg mayor & council

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pg take flight Falcon Field Airport is the fifth busiest general aviation airport in the United States and is home to more than 700 based aircraft and 93 businesses, which employ more than 1,300 people.

pg veteran’s court The City of Mesa remains committed to helping those who have served our country and in order to effectively aid veterans and provide those needed services to prevent the veteran from being a part of the criminal justice system in the future.

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pg mesa know your H2O

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pg ride the grid

For over 100 years, the City of Mesa has been committed to providing its customers with water that meets more than 100 state and federal drinking water standards.

Rolling on two wheels in downtown Mesa has gotten much more convenient with the launch of Grid bike share.

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pg open data portal Mesa launched its open data portal in March to celebrate open data day.

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pg utility bill payment kiosks Paying your City of Mesa utility bill just became much more convenient through kiosks located at 300 participating Circle K’s throughout Arizona, and within the Main, Dobson and Red Mountain branch libraries.

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pg summer chill The City of Mesa has a lot of great ways to stay cool this summer!

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pg budget

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mayor & council John Giles was elected the 40th Mayor of Mesa, Arizona in August, 2014. Mayor Giles is committed to taking Mesa to the next level with his NextMesa vision.

MAYOR

Elected to the Mesa City Council in June of 2008 and re-elected in August of 2012, Dennis Kavanaugh serves as the councilmember for District 3. He was named the Vice Mayor of Mesa in January of 2015.

John Giles

COUNCILMEMBER District 1

VICE MAYOR District 3

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Elected to the Mesa City Council in June of 2008 and re-elected in August of 2012, Dave Richins serves as the councilmember for District 1.

Dennis Kavanaugh

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Dave Richins


Elected to the Mesa City Council in June of 2008 and re-elected in August of 2012, Alex Finter is in his second term as the Councilmember for District 2.

The youngest person ever to serve on the Mesa City Council following his election at age 23 in 2011, Councilmember Chris Glover was re-elected to a second term representing District 4 in August of 2014.

COUNCILMEMBER District 4

COUNCILMEMBER District 2

Alex Finter

Appointed to fill the vacant District 5 seat in September of 2013, David Luna became the first Hispanic elected to the Mesa City Council when voters elected him in August of 2014.

Chris Glover

Elected to the Mesa City Council in August 2014, Councilmember Kevin Thompson began his first term representing District 6 in January of 2015.

COUNCILMEMBER District 6

COUNCILMEMBER District 5

Kevin Thompson

David Luna

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The Falcon Field Airport terminal building has undergone a major renovation and has been transformed with expanded facilities for pilots, passengers, and the public. Falcon Field Airport is the fifth busiest general aviation airport in the United States and is home to more than 700 based aircraft and 93 businesses, which employ more than 1,300 people. Renovation work has increased the usable interior space from 3,560 to 5,600 square feet by encompassing the existing building footprint. Interior improvements

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include the lobby, public waiting area, pilot briefing room, conference room, and restrooms. The exterior was also modernized and features LED-lit lighted blue fiberglass spires inspired by aeronautic forms and runway lighting. The glowing arches make the building a striking landmark at night. Shade structures, additional seating and fresh landscaping in the public viewing areas invite aviation enthusiasts to take a break and watch the variety of

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Falcon Field Airport’s newly remodeled exterior terminal building.

aircraft as they take off and land. Free binoculars are available for spectators to see aircraft activity in a remodeled public gathering space. A nearby mural pays homage to the airport’s historic past as a World War II training base for British Royal Air Force and U.S. Army Air Corps pilots. A sidewalk painted like a runway invites young future pilots to try out the free gliders they can request from the airport staff inside the terminal. These unique features make the Falcon Field terminal an ideal spot for Mesa residents to bring a cup of coffee or

a picnic and enjoy aircraft as well as the surrounding scenic Superstition Mountains. The shaded viewing patio is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and the lawn viewing area is open to the public daily. The terminal building is located at 4800 E. Falcon Drive in northeast Mesa. Along with a newly renovated terminal building, Falcon Field hosted another successful Open House this spring. More than 10,000 people attended this year’s event

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and were able to get a close look at unique aircraft, classic cars, and model railroads. The Open House is held annually at Falcon Field Airport and is free to the public. Some of the highlights from this year’s event include the Boeing Company’s Apache AH-64E military helicopter, S-100 and Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles, and ground control station; vintage warbirds; the Mesa Police Aviation Unit helicopter; a 1967 AH1F Cobra helicopter; a hot air balloon; experimental aircraft; general aviation aircraft, flight simulators and Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona Aviation Museum (CAF) exhibits. Join us next year for the Open House and check out all of the amazing aviation taking place right here in Mesa!

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To learn more about Falcon Field Airport call 480-6442450 or email Airport.Info@mesaaz.gov to schedule a group tour or book meeting speakers for your school, youth, business and community organizations. The Airport is financially self-sustaining, generating all operating revenues from airport users and federal and state grants. No revenues are derived from the City of Mesa’s General Fund.

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GRID Ride the

Rolling on two wheels in downtown Mesa has gotten much more convenient with the launch of Grid bike share. There are now 100 bikes available at 12 different hubs in and around downtown twenty four hours a day, seven days a week for transit and recreation use. The smart bikes are manufactured by Social Bicycles and

are equipped with state-of-the-art features such as responsive solar lighting, a chainless shaft drive, a GPS-enabled solar-powered panel to interact with the bike, and an integrated lock that works with regular bike racks. The price of a monthly membership for Grid bike share was recently reduced 50 percent to $15 per month and includes 60 minutes of usage time per day. Users can increase that time to 90 minutes with a $20 Monthly Plus membership. There is also a Pay as You Go Plan with an hourly rate of $7 with additional hours prorated by the minute. To start exploring Mesa on two wheels sign up for a membership at gridbikes.com or use the Social Bicycles mobile app. Additional resources for cyclists can be found on the Bike and Pedestrian Program page.

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d ata p o r ta l

Mesa launched its open data portal in March to celebrate open data day. The portal makes it easier for citizens to access data, increases transparency, and provides information about the progress Mesa is making towards addressing city-wide priorities. The City of Mesa as part of What Works Cities, an initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies, has committed to using data and evidence based practices to improve the lives of Mesa residents. The open data portal plays an integral role in Mesa’s efforts by providing easy access to data the City is using to measure progress towards the Mayor and Council’s priorities. Data housed under each priority will be used to inform decisions on policies and programs that contribute to the progress of the city-wide priorities. The City of Mesa welcomes residents to explore the data found on this site to stay informed on the progress Mesa is making to improve resident’s lives. We also welcome your feedback and participation, which is what open data is all about! Feedback will be incorporated into the portal through the suggest a data set button on the portal’s homepage. FAL C O N FIE L D A I R P O R T E D I T I O N | J u ly 2 0 1 6

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chill

The City of Mesa has a lot of great ways to stay cool this summer! Stop by one of our pools and enjoy the unique water features each site offers. Every pool has something different for families to enjoy.

Mesa Parks and Recreation has lots of other ways to beat the heat this summer in their 2016 Summer Recreation Guide. Check out the guide for more information on activities and events located at your neighborhood recreation center, air conditioning included!

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Stapley

Kino

848 N. Horne (480) 644-2376

3250 E. Hermosa Vista (480) 644-4977

BROWN RD

Shepherd

1407 N. Alta Mesa Dr (480) 644-3037

Carson

525 N. Westwood (480) 644-2374

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Fremont

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Brimhall

Mesa

1860 S. Longmore (480) 644-2550

1630 E. Southern (480) 644-3036

1001 N. Power Rd (480) 644-2369

4949 E. Southern Ave (480) 644-5087

BROADWAY RD

Skyline

SOUTHERN AVE

845 S. Crismon Rd (480) 644-6040

BASELINE RD

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Brimhall Aquatics Complex

Monday: 1-8 pm (Family Night: 6-8 pm) Tuesday - Friday: 1-7 pm Saturday: 1-6 pm Sunday: Closed

Carson Aquatics Complex 5/28/16 - 6/25/16

Monday: 1-8pm (Family Night 6-8pm) Tuesday - Friday: 1-7pm Saturday: 1-6pm Sunday: Closed

6/25/16 - 7/30/16

Monday-Thursday: 1-5pm Friday: 1-7pm Saturday: 1-6pm Sunday: Closed

Fremont Aquatics Complex Monday - Friday 1-5 pm Saturday: 1-6 pm Sunday: Closed

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Kino Aquatics Center 5/28/16 - 6/25/16

Monday-Thursday: 1-5pm Friday: 1-7pm Saturday: 1-6pm Sunday: Closed

6/25/16 - 7/30/16

Monday: 1-8pm (Family Night 6-8pm) Tuesday - Friday: 1-7pm Saturday: 1-6pm Sunday: Closed

Mesa Aquatics Complex

Monday: 1-8 pm (Family Night: 6-8 pm) Tuesday - Friday: 1-7 pm Saturday: 1-6 pm Sunday: Closed

Rhodes Aquatics Complex

Monday: 1-8 pm (Family Night: 6-8 pm) Tuesday - Friday: 1-7 pm Saturday: 1-6 pm Sunday: 1-5 pm

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Shepherd Aquatics Complex

Monday: 1-8pm (Family Night: 6-8 pm) Tuesday - Friday: 1-7 pm Saturday: 1-6 pm Sunday: Closed

Skyline Aquatics Center

Monday: 1-8 pm (Family Night: 6-8 pm) Tuesday - Friday: 1-7 pm Saturday: 1-6 pm Sunday: 1-5 pm

Stapley Aquatics Complex

Monday: 1-8 pm (Family Night: 6-8 pm) Tuesday - Friday: 1-7 pm Saturday: 1-6 pm Sunday: Closed

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VETER ANS’ C O UR T T

he City of Mesa remains committed to helping those who have served our country and in order to effectively aid veterans and provide those needed services to prevent the veteran from being a part of the criminal justice system in the future. Mesa’s Veterans’ Court began operations in February, 2015. To date, 145 defendants identified as military veterans have entered the Mesa Veteran’s Court. The court takes a therapeutic approach to dealing with service members who have been brought into the criminal justice system by utilizing an interdisciplinary “team” that can deal with military veterans’ specific circumstances: posttraumatic stress disorders, traumatic brain injuries, homelessness or housing issues, mental health needs, alcohol or drug addictions, sexual trauma, and other issues. At the head of the team is a Veterans Justice Outreach social worker, who acts as the case manager and who enrolls veterans in various treatment programs and keeps the team informed of the veteran’s progress in the programs. Other agency members of the team are Rally Point

(a branch of La Frontera, which works hand-inhand with veterans who are homeless, suicidal and present with other needs), Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (dealing specifically with mental health issues), Correctional Healthcare Companies (screening veterans for their treatment programs) and Community Legal Services. In addition, there is a court team headed by Judge R. Gregg Maxon (retired Brigadier General), a dedicated defense attorney and prosecutor, and several staff members from Mesa Municipal Court. Regular court appearances are required of the veteran, and the team meets before every appearance to review the veteran’s progress and determine next steps. There are volunteer “mentors” who meet with the veterans and attend every court appearance offering support and motivation. Veterans Court is a unique and interactive treatment court, with service members supporting their fellow veterans and receiving the necessary treatment and program services to address the issues that brought them into the criminal justice system.

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Mesa Know For over 100 years, the City of Mesa has been committed to providing its customers with water that meets more than 100 state and federal drinking water standards. Our number one goal is to provide you and your family with a safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible supply of drinking water. We are proud to report that in 2015, your tap water met all drinking water health standards including the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements for the Lead and Copper Rule. Take a moment to read our annual Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report, a snapshot of the most recent water quality monitoring conducted by the City of Mesa. You can be confident about your water every time you turn on the tap because: Mesa has a strong water portfolio. The Arizona Department of Water Resources has granted Mesa a 100-year assured water supply designation. Through decades of careful planning, strategic action, and sustainable

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practices, Mesa has positioned itself to have access to our fair share of water supplies that will last for many years to come. We welcome new residents and businesses to our community knowing that we have adequate water supplies to meet their needs. We take our pipes seriously. There are no lead pipes in Mesa’s water distribution system. The City of Mesa invests millions of dollars in water infrastructure every year to keep our system performing at optimum levels. Through our ongoing Pipe Inspection and Replacement Program, we monitor 2,370 miles of water mains using sophisticated technology to identify pipes to be replaced on a risk-based prioritization. We are water professionals who are dedicated to public health and safety. The City of Mesa Water Resources Department has inspectors, analysts, technicians, engineers, and water treatment specialists who work diligently

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Your H2O to ensure the safety of your drinking water. In 2015, over 15,800 analyses were conducted on approximately 2,900 samples collected throughout the year. Samples are collected to meet regulatory and process requirements and tested daily, weekly, and monthly at Mesa’s own state certified laboratory and by outside laboratories. These tests are overseen by various federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. To learn more, check out a recent episode of Mesa Now and see where your water comes from and how it is treated.

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million gallons. About 91 % of Mesa’s water comes from surface water sources, the Salt River Project Canal System and the Central Arizona Project Canal. Surface water is treated at two water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 162 million gallons per day. 9 % of Mesa’s water comes from more than 30 ground water wells that can provide 83 million gallons of water per day. The new $125 million Signal Butte Water Treatment Plant in southeast Mesa will increase Mesa’s water capacity by 24 million gallons per day.

• The average Mesa household uses 300 gallons of water per day. • Mesa provides water to more than 460,000 people. • The average demand in 2015 was 78 million gallons per day. • City reservoirs have a combined storage of 112

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Utility Bill Payment Kiosks

Paying your City of Mesa utility bill just became much more convenient through kiosks located at 300 participating Circle K’s throughout Arizona, and within the Main, Dobson and Red Mountain branch libraries. The Circle K kiosks offer a 24-hour, 7 day a week option for customers to pay their utility bill, and all kiosks offer a payment of other bills such as SRP, Cox, and Cricket. All kiosks are located indoors for convenience and safety. Payments post within minutes and a receipt is printed for customers. City of Mesa payments are cash only and are charged a $2 usage fee.

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Falcon Field Airport’s newly remodeled interior terminal building.

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budget FY 2016/17

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Charts for the Adoption of the FY 2016/17 Budget As of June 2, 2016

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*For more information on the City of Mesa budget click here. FAL C O N FIE L D A I R P O R T E D I T I O N | J u ly 2 0 1 6

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