Mesa Mayor John Giles doubts voters will get another crack at the Mesa Plays sports complex after this month’s election defeat.
“Youth sports and athletics are important components to our city’s quality of life, but at this point, I don’t see it being brought back to the City Council for referral to a future ballot,” Giles told The Tribune. “The voters of Mesa voiced their opinion, and Mesa Plays will have to find another way to move forward.”
Advocates of the project hope to do just that – but how the project could be built without city backing is unclear.
Rich Adams, chairman of the Mesa Plays campaign committee, said “future steps” for the project will be considered after all the ballots are counted.