Mayor: Mesa to keep trying for Arizona State University campus downtown

ASU-Downtown Mesa/Photo: Colwell Shelor/Weddle Gilmore/West 8
ASU-Downtown Mesa/Photo: Colwell Shelor/Weddle Gilmore/West 8

By Chris Coppola | The Republic

Mesa Mayor John Giles said the city is committed to working with Arizona State University to create a downtown campus, but the effort won’t rely on a tax increase.

Giles said voters sent a clear message in the Nov. 8 election when they rejected a proposed increase in the city sales tax to fund new educaiton facilities for ASU as well as additional police officers and firefighters.

“It won’t be through higher taxes, it’ll be through other ways,” he said.

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