freeway among hot Chandler issues in 2005
Dec. 30, 2005
Did 2005 just zoom past in a blur, or what?
One minute we're watching a City Council chamber full of mothers breast-feeding
their babies, the next we're listening to a roomful of Ahwatukee residents
clamoring to stop a freeway. Then suddenly here we are, a year older but . . .
In some ways, our community is better off than a year ago. After all, the
inalienable rights for babies to be fed has been established in Chandler. And a
planned auto-mall expansion that had neighbors of Chandler-Gilbert Community
College upset has been squashed. And not to be ignored, Chandler was named one
of the country's top 100 cities for kids.
other issues during 2005 turned into good news/bad news events, depending on a
person's point of view.
Like it or not, the
Loop 202 leg from Pecos Road and Interstate 10 to the West Valley is still in
the planning, and actually a year closer to reality. And with the constant
building of new homes in the proposed footprint of the freeway, sooner is better
than later for a decision to be rendered.