Mesa Mayor John Giles delivers light-hearted ‘State of the City’

By Tom Scanlon | East Valley Tribune (Graphic via City of Mesa)

Perhaps befitting an unprecedented time, Mayor John Giles gave an unusual “State of the City” address — delivered, like so much else during the pandemic, virtually.

In a corny spoof of Zoom meetings and binge-watching, Giles starts the video from his computer, wearing a trademark blazer and button-down shirt as he ends a mock meeting; then, after closing his laptop, the camera pulls away to reveal he is wearing shorts.

Giles then hits his phone, texting Mesa City Council members to rally them for the big “watch party.”
They then gather for a Zoom meeting, and “vote” on what to watch.

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