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Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 11:34 pm | Updated: 10:27 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

About 1,000 residents dropped by last May at Mesa's "City Hall at the Mall" event. That prompted city officials to hold a similar event, where residents can learn how the city operates, find out about more about events or ask questions.

Representatives from nearly 20 departments, including transportation, neighborhood services and utilities, will be on hand on Saturday with displays and information set up inside Fiesta Mall's center court.

Outside, in the east parking lot, the Mesa police and fire departments will display a police helicopter, an armored truck and a fire engine.

City Manager Chris Brady invited City Council members on Monday to attend the event, although it's not clear how many will appear.

Fiesta Mall has been in the news over two recent stabbings, one of them fatal. But the city had selected the venue in January, said city spokesman Kevin Christopher.

Christopher said last year's questions from the public ranged from finding out about how to get a pool permit to how to register to vote and about summer programs and activities.

Mall representatives will also provide information on the struggling center's redevelopment efforts. Developer Westcor is replacing the closed Robinsons-May with a Dick's Sporting Goods store. A Best Buy electronics store is also slated to open there.

The city has planned a similar meet-and-greet on Oct. 25 at Superstition Springs Center.

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