Citizen Participation Guide

As a citizen...
you can take an active role in shaping Mesa government policies, programs and decisions.

Participating in government can be as simple as voting at each election. But you can go a step further by participating in the day-to-day process of local government.


One of the greatest challenges of governance is finding a balance between the interests of the community as a whole and those who have a special stake in a particular issue. Citizens can help strike that balance by looking for solutions that work for the entire community, not just a small group.

Although participating does not always mean prevailing, it does make government a partnership effort. That's something positive, because when citizens are actively involved in their government, decisions can better reflect the will of the people.




City of Mesa
PO Box 1466
Mesa. AZ 85211