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Wow. Pure LIBERTARIAN malarkey.7 months ago
The Parks Bond package seems mostly to cover the cost of the $100-million give-away to build the Chicago cry-baby billionaire his Cubs Stadium at Riverview.
Let him pay for it himself.
Vote No!7 months ago
This is an impressive piece of work. Nearly every day I notice some progress, or a detail that's been filled in from a previous rough-in. These are good artists!8 months ago
So basically the proposal is to implement the "strong mayor" style of corrupt government popular 100-years ago in Chicago and New York?
Why does this not surprise me?
12 months ago
If the City isn't outright destroying city parks, then they are busy giving away valuable--irreplaceable--park lands to racist Chicago billionaires as we build him a new $100-million stadium. Either that, or every park in WEST Mesa is slowly transported to EAST Mesa.
So as a WEST Mesa resident, why would I vote to increase my taxes for these freeloaders?12 months ago
Suelee mentions several of the Fiesta District highlights: MCC, Banner Medical, Fiesta Mall, and BankAmerica Center. Perfect reasons to route Light Rail down Dobson Road and along Souther Ave.
What has Mesa decided to do instead? Route Light Rail thru the somnambulistic downtown.Oct 29, 2011
Reporter Mark Scarp couldn't be more uninformed. It's as if he's writing this column based on what *others* have told him, rather than doing his own reporting or verifying the facts. How lazy.
From the start nobody *ever* said that Tattoo Parlors have no right to exist and certainly no one every infringed on the Colemans' First Amendment rights. Mesa has several tattoo parlors already.
The Goldwater Institute can mis-characterize this case as much as they want but the facts remain:
Tattoo Parlors historically have presented problems to the community and thus many cities, City of Mesa included, have special zoning restrictions, based on location, hours, and keeping questionable businesses from congregating.
Coleman is a poor business man. By his own account he did extensive remodeling without ever obtaining a permit--the permits required of *any* business. Now he wants to recover damages for that. This includes construction, plumbing, fire safety, and signage. He stated that the building owner told him tha the didn't need a permit. Perhaps Coleman should sue the building owner for feeding him false information.
Coleman had ample opportunity to impress the neighborhood that he could run this business in a responsible manner. Instead, he sent a representative who told Coleman to stay away as his "appearance and manner" would alienate the group. Coleman also wanted to run this business "hands on". Apparently remotely from France where he lives.
At the City Council meeting on this manner, Coleman--seeing the tide turing against him--got in a snit and while others were called to give comments supporting his cause, he personally went to each and had them withdraw their remarks. So he's pitching a fit about being denied his First Amendment rights to speak, yet folds when his given the opportunity.
Council members had significant concerts about this fly-by-night operation, and those concerns were only exacerbated when they learned that Coleman's tattooing skill were acquired during the decade that he spent in prison for violent crimes.
Is it any wonder the the neighborhood was apprehensive? It is totally justifiable that the council denied his special permit. He failed to meet the standard expected of any business.Sep 26, 2011
Scot Rigby, that name sounds familiar.
Isn't he the incompetent architect of the failed Waveyard wet dream?
He's the f-ing liar who's hell-bent on destroying west Mesa parks.
Why hasn't he been fired?
Sep 24, 2011
What a con job.
Where is all the parking?
Why show those attractive soccer fields if the plan is to replace them with a shopping center?
Why change the park? It's great the way it is.Sep 14, 2011
They don't need to develop any "family friendly" destination at this site--it already exists! Leave the ballfields alone!
City of Mesa's dirty little secret is that they have absolutely no plan to replace these ballfields with anything similar in size, location, or scope anywhere in west Mesa.
So one of the last remaining green spots in west Mesa will be replaced by another greedy developer's dreary little monstrosity.
Mayor Smith never met a government giveaway that he didn't like.Aug 29, 2011