Pomeroy & Chambers (1) 1980 May 28 AZRep

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Pomeroy & Chambers (1) 1980 May 28 AZRep - Mesa Mayor Wayne Pomeroy the job's not for...
Mesa Mayor Wayne Pomeroy the job's not for clopk watchers. " 1 ' $ , Aw 'f Low-salary Low-salary Low-salary Bv Jack West Southeast Valley Bureau MESA In monetary terms, Wayne Pomeroy's tenure as mayor of Mesa has netted him a little more than $2 per hour. For the past four years, Pomeroy figures, he has put in about 60 hours a week as mayor, which pays $600 per month. "It's a job you sure don't take for the money, but there are lots of things that mean as much as money," Pomeroy said last week as he prepared to re-enter re-enter re-enter "civilian" life. He will step down as mayor Monday when Donald Strauch, elected April 29, takes over the city's top job. job paid off Joinine the Citv Council At. thnt time will be Murray Woods and Dave Guthrie, replacing Cordon Driggs and Elma Milano, who ran unsuccessfully. unsuccessfully. Of his term in office, Pomeroy, 57, perhaps is most proud of the fact that major city improvements were paid for in cash. "It's a pleasure to be mayor of this city because of the attitudes that we have here," Pomeroy said. "It's a happy city." "I know Don (Strauch) will do an outstanding job. He's a fine person," Pomeroy said. "He has a deep interest in the community and he will go about his job in iis manner, which will not be in 'extra benefits' for Mesa mayor mine, but he will add a tremendous amount to the city in his own way of doing things. "And I think it will be refreshing for the city to see somebody else and read about somebody else." The face of the city changed during Pomeroy's administration, with the addition of buildings for several major city departments, plus Centennial Hall, the outdoor Amphitheater, Amphitheater, the new Senior Center and the new City Council chambers, dedicated recently in Pomeroy's name. Ground-breaking Ground-breaking Ground-breaking ceremonies are scheduled Friday for the new Mesa Library, the same day a new police, fire an utility building will be opened in south Mesa. The number of fire stations and parks doubled during Pomeroy's administration, and a large police headquarters was added. "We've more than doubled Police and Fire Department manpower in the past four years," Pomeroy said. New fire services include a paramedic paramedic program and community-service community-service community-service trucks. "We've worked fast," Pomeroy said. "Four years is not very long and I worked constantly. And the staff was just as excited and enthusiastic as I was they never looked at a clock." The mayor is highly pleased with progrpis established for senior citi zens during his term, including Dial-a-Ride Dial-a-Ride Dial-a-Ride Dial-a-Ride Dial-a-Ride for the elderly and handicapped handicapped and the Senior Center's daily activities. Pomeroy also started the Mayor's Youth Committee,' made up of students students from the city's junior highs and high schools, which plans a wide variety of activities for young people. The mayor confirmed he is being considered for a post on the Interstate Interstate Commerce Commission, but added it does not appear likely he will win the appointment. He has been urged to run for other political offices but was not interested interested in those particular races. Mayor, Extra 5

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 28 May 1980, Wed,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 129

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