Join us in July! Get informed, have a voice. Come and hear from: – Kent Lyons on the Downtown Mesa MURAL (Mesa Urban Renewal & Arts Lab) project – Veronica Gonzalez on the new Imagine Mesa portal – and more! Volstead Public House Wednesday, July 26 6pm

July RAIL Meeting - MURAL Project, Imagine Mesa, & More



It’s time for another slow-roll through downtown Mesa. Bring your bike and cash for a bike-crawl to some of Mesa’s hot spots! Saturday, September 2 at 8 PM – 11 PM More details to come. Stay Tuned

Slow Roll 2.0 – Downtown Mesa – Breweries


RAIL has a mission to positively promote policies and systems that build wealth, pathways out of poverty, and help our community thrive. As part of that mission, we’ve assembled expert voices that round out various perspectives on housing. Nobody has all the answers, but we believe in the power of […]

HOUSING: A Public Discussion, part of the Strong Mesa Education ...


In March, downtown residents took a beautiful stroll through downtown Mesa with a critical eye towards what makes downtown such a wonderful place to walk – and where improvements might be made. Our route took us through about 1.75 miles of downtown, including 1st Avenue, the Mesa Arts Center, Main […]

Walking Audit Recap & Recommendations – March 2017



More than 85 locally-owned restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, taco stands, and more are conveniently located along Mesa’s Light Rail Corridor! Everything from Burgers to Falafel, Pho to Pecan wood grilled chicken.

Looking for a Place to Eat? Mesa’s the Place!



Join RAILmesa as we travel to Phoenix for the Valley’s ONLY screening of the award-winning documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, directed by Matt Tyrnauer, presented by No Festival Required Independent Cinema. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door ($11 w/ student ID). This screening is co-sponsored […]

RAIL Field Trip: FILM – Citizen Jane: Battle for the ...



On May 22, 2017 the City will tentatively adopt the new fiscal year budget of $1.67 billion, including approximately $10 million for contingencies. A Public Hearing and final adoption of the budget is scheduled for June 5, 2017. Revisions to the Proposed Budget: • Addition of Streetcar Extension Feasibility Study […]

Budget Wrap-Up – City of Mesa Study Session May 4, ...


May 2017 Mesa Light Rail Corridor Events Got more? E-mail them to together@railmesa.org May 1- Robot Night @ Heatsync Labs May 1 – John A. Bolden – Local Author of the Month @ Mesa Public Library May 2 – Develop Your Personal Brand w/ Pam Slim May 3 – Arduino […]

May Corridor Events – 2017


Join RAILmesa on Wednesday, May 24 for a field trip to downtown Phoenix to see Charles Montgomery speak about his book, Happy City: Your City, Your Life. After the event, join us for a drink and conversation on how to apply these topics to Mesa. The event is sponsored by […]

RAIL Field Trip: Happy City with Charles Montgomery



Join your neighbors for two fun events to celebrate the life of Jane Jacobs! These walking (or riding) conversations build community in a relaxed, casual stroll (or roll). First up, on May 6, join us for a casual bike tour of Downtown Mesa we’re calling “Bikes & Brews in a […]

Jane’s Walk & Roll – May 6 & 7


April 2017 Mesa Light Rail Corridor Events Got more? E-mail them to together@railmesa.org April 5 – Arduino Hack Night @ Heatsync Labs April 5 – Playful Learning in the Park @ Beverly Park (10am) April 7 – Motorcycles on Main (First Fridays) April 7 – Young Makers @ Heatsync Labs […]

April Corridor Events


The City’s fiscal year July 2017 to June 2018 estimated budget gap of $17.5 million is due to pension, healthcare, and the minimum wage increase. Since personnel costs are the greatest portion of the budget, cuts will be realized by capping pay increases, reducing personnel, repurposing staff and replacing some […]

2017/18 City of Mesa Budget Overview