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MESA CITY COUNCIL: Next meeting Monday, September 11

Agendas available at least 24 hours prior to meeting here | City Council Chambers (upper level), 57 E. First Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Typically meets first and third Mondays of the month at 5:45PM

Agendas, public comment policies, watching online, and other meeting information available here.

Council email updates, subscribe here.

Find your council district here.

Find your council member(s) here. (If available, sign up for council members’ email updates and follow them on Twitter/X.)

For information about general, transit, transportation, and balanced housing master plans, see here.

ADDED! Citizen Advisory Boards and Committees: Openings as of August 29, 2023 (no stated deadlines)

  • Building Board of Appeals–1 seat (Must be licensed by the State of Arizona; experienced in the construction of commercial/industrial buildings)
  • Design Review Board–multiple openings
  • Economic Development Advisory Board–multiple openings
  • Independent Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials–3 openings (Not scheduled to meet again until 2024; pending applications reviewed late 2023)

More information here and here, descriptions here, apply here, email notification sign-up here, boards/committee meetings calendar here.

Future council meetings: September 18 | October 2 & 16 | November 6 & 20 | December 4 & 11

Upcoming Elections:

Primary—August 6, 2024

Mayor (incumbent John Giles is term-limited)

District 1 Councilmember Mark Freeman (R) | has declared candidacy for Mayor

District 2 Councilmember Julie Spilsbury (R) Thanks to PC Tom Kouts for identifying party affiliation!

District 3 Councilmember Francisco Heredia (?)

General – November 5, 2024

Runoff for Candidate(s), if applicable

2050 General Plan

Other ballot questions or propositions (TBD)

Declared candidates, visit here.


Mesa Tribune 8.29.23         Main Street ‘road diet’ upsets neighbors

Phx. Bus. Journal 8.29.23  Mesa approves zoning changes to steer marijuana businesses into industrial areas

Phx. Bus. Journal 8.28.23  Martens Development Company to build large Mesa industrial park

Mesa Ind. 8.26.23                Mesa looking at changes to drive-thru business regulations

AZ Central 8.25.23              Mesa schools, police are adding school safety tools, starting with more campus cops

Phx. Bus. Journal 8.22.23  Mesa proposes rezoning to shift cannabis businesses to industrial locations

AZ Central 8.21.23              Mesa may make zoning ordinance changes for marijuana dispensaries in the city (City Council vote set for Aug. 28).

Mesa Tribune 8.20.23         Neighbors aim big gun at Mesa hotel buy

Mesa Tribune 8.11.23          Resignations roil Mesa’s tourism board

AZ Central 8.9.23                 Mark Freeman announces run for Mesa mayor; here’s who else is in the running

AZ Central 8.4.23                 Phoenix, Mesa mayors rail against rent tax ban, call on Legislature for funding support

Mesa Tribune 7.31.23         Board OK with 144-unit E. Mesa apartment project

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