The Arizona Spring Training Experience, an exhibit operated by the Mesa Historical Museum that is often also known as the Cactus League experience, will remain without a home until at least 2014.
The museum project was yanked from the $130 million bond election, which was recently approved by the Mesa council, as noted in a report by the East Valley Tribune.
Instead, the ballot will include several projects to improve the city’s infrastructure and public safety.
More than $79 million of the funds will be allocated toward street upgrades in downtown Mesa, including the creation of bicycle lanes on Mesa Drive, stretching from Main Street to 8th Avenue. Such lanes are also set to be added near the Fiesta Mall and Gateway airport.
For the public safety portion of the bonds, nearly $52 million was earmarked for the purchase of a helicopter for the Mesa Police Department ($3.1 million) and a new communications center for the city’s fire department, costing an estimated $16 million. Other spending items weren’t listed in the Tribune report.
The choice to put the bond package on Mesa’s November ballot was approved by a 6-0 council vote.
- 7 common ways to get sued by your employees
- Why it might be time to upgrade your toilet
- Arizona teachers are building a better future by using technology in the classroom
- How to make summer reading fun for the whole family
- How to find relief for chronic joint pain
- Can the NBA Lottery save the Suns?
- Skip Urgent Care: 5 ailments you can treat with telemedicine
- Skin Cancer in Arizona: Stats, facts and new immunotherapy drugs making strides
- Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny
- Scary situations: 5 quick tips before you let a contractor in your home
- Four ways telemedicine is changing the health care industry
- 5 mistakes homeowners make in the spring
- Three rivers run through it: Exploring Arizona's waterways
- Smart home basics: things you need to know to get started
- 5 Surprising things causing back pain
- Arizona agriculture is a $17.1B industry
- Timeline: Arizona's roots in brewing history
- 5 reasons to love the D-backs this season
- Tips for taking your home entertainment experience to the backyard
- Tech-related injuries your parents never experienced
- Workers comp: Signs your co-worker could be a fraud
- Who's the real founder of America's pastime?
- Epidemic rising? What you need to know about Alzheimer's in Arizona
- 5 unforgettable Wooden Award winners
- Family and hard work are keys to success of modern dairy farmers
- Genetic testing could hold answers for colon cancer survival
- Cold beers and baseball: A beer lover's guide to Spring Training
- Telecommuting: 5 tips to make it work for employers and employees
- See how top CFOs feel about economic growth in the Valley
- Migraine myths that keep patients from effective treatments