Wednesday, October 19, 2016

City of Mesa Survey regarding Access and Reception of City Information

From the City of Mesa:

In the City of Mesa’s efforts to better communicate with its residents, the City’s Office of Public Information and Communications is conducting a brief survey to find out how you as a Mesa resident access and/or receive City information as well as how you would prefer to access/receive City information. The survey results will help improve and expand efforts to communicate with City residents, therefore your feedback is important. The survey link below will be live through October 31st. Thank you in advance for your valuable time and feedback

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hundreds of volunteers to participate on Make a Difference Day in Mesa

From the City of Mesa:

Post Date: 10/18/2016 3:22 PM

More than 2,500 volunteers, the majority of them Boy Scouts, will be getting dirty to help our community. They are participating in a variety of projects across the City of Mesa Saturday, Oct. 22 as part of National Make a Difference Day. 

Residents, neighborhood groups, local businesses, service organizations, church groups and City of Mesa employees have registered to volunteer for an assortment of Love Your Block community projects. Examples include distributing neighborhood resource bags, painting walls, cleaning up illegal dumping, reporting graffiti, painting homes and doing yard work for residents in need. 

As part of Mesa Scouting Day of Service, happening on Make a Difference Day, members of the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council-Mesa District of will also be working on service projects. Examples include painting curb numbers, distributing recycling information and helping Mesa Public Schools. 

National Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing day of helping others. Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of Americans are rallied into a single day of action to help change the world. 

For more information on opportunities to volunteer throughout the year please visit

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mesa Hazardous Waste Collection

The City of Mesa is hosting a hazardous waste collection this coming Saturday. 


Date: 10/15/2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: East Mesa Service Center
6935 E. Decatur St.
Mesa, Arizona 85207

Residents are encouraged to bring in their household hazardous waste, electronics and appliances to this free event.  Collected material will be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.  More information

**TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Decatur St. will be temporarily closed.  Event traffic should enter through Adobe St. via northbound Power Rd.  Access to Adobe St. from southbound Power Rd. will be restricted.

Friday, October 7, 2016

October's Watering Reminder

October watering reminder from the City of Mesa:

October started with a great rain last Sunday for most areas of the Valley and temps are running in the ‘cool’ 90’s. If you haven’t adjusted your clock in a while, now is the time to do so. Water needs for plants are about half as much as they were in June. Check out these step-by-step instructions to reprogram your timer to the watering schedule suggested below.

Fall is such a great time to plant, (see bonus tips below about plant sales and more). It’s a great time to sow your Sonoran Desert wildflower seeds for spring bloom. Call us at 480-644-3306 or email us for a free seed packet!

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 6 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – 4x per day for 1st 7 to 10 days to germinate, then once every 3 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 24 days
High Water Use - once every 12 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 18 days
High Water Use - once every 9 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 18 days
High Water Use - once every 8 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 28 days

Annuals watering - once every 4-5 days

Wildflower watering – once every 1-2 days to germinate, then once every 7-10 days

Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.

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