3, 2005 12:00 AM
group of citizens worried about the proposed South Mountain Freeway's effect on
Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary students has formed to opposed a planned route.
Protecting Arizona's Resources and Children will meet Sunday to organize
volunteers, founder Melanie Pai said.
The group, which now numbers 20-30 members, formed in the wake of a public
meeting hosted by the Arizona Department of Transportation last month. Its first
goal is to send petitions to Gov. Janet Napolitano and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon
requesting that money be set aside to study the freeway's effect on children's
"We're just trying to say something that the politicians will listen
to," Pai said.
The group meets 4 p.m. Sunday at Lakewood Community Park near South 36th Street
and East Ashurst Drive. For information, contact Pai at (480) 678-0407 or
- Corinne Purtill