The Mesa City Council voted Monday night to authorize a downtown campus for Arizona State University.
The council voted 5-2 in favor of the resolution. Council members Jeremy Whittaker and Kevin Thompson voted against the proposal.
“This is an opportunity that our city gets only rarely and it’s an opportunity to develop high-wage jobs and to give a shot in the arm to our economy,” Mesa Mayor John Giles said during the hearing.
“This is a good rate of return for the city of Mesa.”