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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 unveils Parks and Recreation phased reopening plan

May 14, 2020 at 6:55 pm
As Arizona begins to reopen, a plan to reopen Mesa Parks and Recreation amenities and facilities in phases was unveiled this morning and given approval by City Council. Many of the closures began March 15 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Many...

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,...

Dr. Tom Wilson Retires After 17 Years Leading Arizona Museum of Natural History

May 29, 2020 at 8:41 am
During Dr. Wilson’s tenure the museum has undergone a significant evolution resulting in enhanced exhibits, visiting scholars, a renaming that shifted the focus from southwestern history and culture to natural history and the addition of a now iconic dinosaur sculpture to the building façade.

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...

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...

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...

City of Mesa, Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek selected for NLC First Tier Suburbs Economic Development Program

May 28, 2020 at 11:24 am
Today, the City of Mesa and the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek announced their communities have been selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) to participate in the NLC First Tier Suburbs Economic Development Program.Partnering with TIP...

Mesa to suspend utility shut-offs during pandemic

March 16, 2020 at 8:09 pm
Mesa Mayor John Giles confirmed with City staff at a regularly scheduled Council meeting today, that the City’s energy and water resources departments are not shutting off electric, gas or water services to customers with delinquent accounts during...

City Council approves ordinance formalizing affordable utility programs and changes to use of utility revenues

March 17, 2020 at 9:59 am
Mesa City Council has approved a new ordinance that formalizes the existing City commitment to utility assistance programs and creates a new utility fund that limits its uses.“The new ordinance formally affirms the City’s commitment to provide...

New Adopt-A-Grandparent program seeks disconnected seniors

March 31, 2020 at 11:44 am
The City of Mesa has teamed up with For Our City-Mesa to help find seniors in our community who need help with food delivery, prescription pickup or other supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.“I volunteered at a food bank and saw many seniors,...

Mesa launches #InspireMesa to uplift and encourage connectedness in community

April 1, 2020 at 3:38 pm
Mesa residents can help raise the spirits of our community by participating in #InspireMesa, a grassroots digital campaign to show that we are still connected and can support each other despite staying at home and practicing social distancing....

Mesa CARES created to meet community needs due to COVID-19

April 6, 2020 at 9:28 am
As a way to establish connection with our community, the City of Mesa has created Mesa CARES, a citywide initiative to assess community needs resulting from COVID-19. These outreach efforts will also aid in providing needed support and...

Mesa continues proactive measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic

April 9, 2020 at 2:02 pm
The City of Mesa announced today continued proactive measures targeting the community spread of COVID-19. Those steps include adjusting the availability and staffing of public facilities and modifying library, recreation and art programs. Projections...

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 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,...

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...

2020 Mayor's Youth Committee graduation

May 14, 2020 at 10:02 am
Congratulations to the 2020 Mayor’s Youth Committee (MYC) graduates! This year, 21 juniors and seniors from public and charter high schools throughout Mesa completed the program that began in September. MYC is made up of an elect group of students...

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...

Census 2020 now available online

March 12, 2020 at 4:21 pm
The 2020 U.S. Census is Mesa’s once in a decade opportunity to make sure everyone in the City is counted. For the first time ever, you can respond online or via a call center beginning March 12. While an invitation to respond is in the process of...

Businesses should flush water lines before resuming operations after COVID-19 closures

May 6, 2020 at 2:48 pm
The City of Mesa Water Resources Department advises businesses that have been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reason to flush their water lines before resuming normal operations. When unused, water lines can become stagnant and...

Water warmer than usual in some areas of Mesa

April 23, 2020 at 3:10 pm
Tap water warmer than usual? It might be through the end of summer. As part of regular operations, the City is blending wells with surface water supplies. Groundwater, especially in East Mesa, is naturally warm. Combined with increasing spring and...

Cloudy water? Don't worry, it's just tiny bubbles.

April 23, 2020 at 3:11 pm
Your water may temporarily appear cloudy or milky due to air bubbles. For the next few weeks we are running some of our wells as part of regular operations. This causes additional air in the lines. The water is safe to drink and will not harm...

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