In 1992 the Los Angeles riots spread into Latino neighborhoods. Despite a LAPD policy called Special Order 40, hundreds of people were detained.
Mayor Scott Smith on Mesa's success
The city of Mesa has attracted university branches and a new library honoring former Senator Barry Goldwater. It’s also a prime player in the Valley’s light rail system and broke ground on a new entertainment district this week.
We spoke to Mesa Mayor Scott Smith about why the city is being so aggressive and what he thinks can make the state legislature more receptive to municipalities.