Issues and Vision - Jenduff4mesa

Issues and Vision

The issues Mesa faces now and the decisions we make to solve them will chart the course of our City for decades to come. Jenn’s priorities come from her years of work in Mesa, her experiences as a small business owner, and all of the time she has spent out in the community since being elected to office.

Investing in our Public Safety personnel and Infrastructure

Mesa has excellent Police and Fire & Medical departments.  I’ll continue to safeguard our security and welfare by supporting these essential jobs and work with them to seek innovative solutions to better serve our community.

Implementing the City of Mesa Climate Action Plan

The future of our City rests on the strategic decisions we make right now. With the news recently breaking that our region is in the midst of its worst drought in 1,200 years, the time for action to build a smart and climate efficient city that we can pass to the next generation is now. This means acting decisively to be as water-efficient as possible, rapidly expanding Mesa’s tree canopy, improving our city lightning's energy efficiency, and transitioning as many of our vehicles as possible to hybrids or electric. And in Mesa, we’ll implement all of these changes and prove that sustainability means more jobs and more business growth.

These are just a few of the options outlined in our Climate Action plan and I look forward to working with you and my colleagues on Council to make these a reality.

Expanding our  “Off the Streets” Homeless Program and Building Regional Partnerships for Mesa 

Getting people off our streets and into services is one of my top priorities. But Mesa cannot go it alone, nor should Mesa residents be asked to write the check for their care. I am pushing hard to ensure that all of our neighboring and regional cities do their fair share to help alleviate homelessness.

Creating Housing Options to Fit all Residents’ Needs

While we have made great strides in improving Mesa’s mass transit infrastructure, it’s still true that too many people who work in our City have long commutes to get here. Housing that meets peoples’ needs means ensuring Mesa is a city where a nurse at Banner Desert or a bartender at Cider Corps can afford to live comfortably in Mesa and not have to commute from the West Valley or San Tan Valley if they do not want to.

Preserving Mesa’s History While Amplifying our Growing Downtown 

Mesa is growing and while this is exciting, it’s important that our growth is strategic, intentional and equitable. Not all growth is smart growth, especially projects that endanger our long-term water security. That’s why my mission is to complete projects like our “Arts & Innovation District” which will create an eco-system for the opportunity, entrepreneurship, and housing choices that allow for an excellent quality of life for everyone.