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 ...


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


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


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



Parks & Rec Presentation to RAIL (22 March 2017) from RAILmesa Andrea Moore from City of Mesa Parks & Recreation presented an update to the Parks Bond projects with the 2017 Scheduled Projects, including Pioneer Park, Mesa Junior High School (Eagles Park), and more!

March 2017 – Parks Presentation