With an already $1.6 billion dollars in debt will Mesa be able to survive the next recession? If you recall back in 2009 we had to make cuts to our Mesa Police and Fire departments. So as the economy starts to take a turn and central banks start to test negative interest rates what is our plan for the next recession? Will we increase our utility bills to our citizens? Or will we raise taxes? We already spend almost 25% of our budget on servicing existing debt. We need someone with business experience to be asking these tough questions.