Forbes: Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert are boring

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MESA -- Forbes magazine has released a list of America's most boring cities, and three Phoenix suburbs are in the top 10.

Based on national news headlines

While the magazine said being boring isn't necessarily a bad thing, the mayors of Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert are not happy that their cities are on the list.

The ranking is based on the amount of national news each city generated per capita.

Mesa Vice Mayor Kyle Jones pointed out that his city, which is the 38th largest city in the country, hosts the Chicago Cubs during spring training. He also mentioned Mesa's growing reputation as an aerospace center.

Gilbert Mayor Steve Berman had a bit of a different take. He said he's fine with his city staying out of the national spotlight because such news headlines are often negative.


Chandler City Manager Mark Petz said his city simply doesn't have the crime and scandals that put other cities on the news map.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.