Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mesa flies solo on Cubs

Now that the spring training effort has failed at the legislature, Mesa has chosen to go it alone to keep the Cubs in town. However, reality is that Mesa has no other choice. The Cubs are critical to the city's economy, and if everyone else in the valley was honest, they would admit that they are critical to spring training as whole.

According to the article, "Mesa's highest monthly sales-tax collections generally come in March, during spring training. Flight traffic at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport also typically spikes during that month."

That is something that we can't live without in the long-term. As it is, the City will now walk the road alone to try to get a deal done to keep the Cubs in Mesa. With Mesa going alone, will it likely end up with a fall election?

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