The Arizona Republic
Jan. 4, 2006
unprecedented growth in the Southwest Valley has brought the transportation
issue to the forefront, particularly as it relates to three major freeway
projects - the South Mountain Freeway connection to Interstate 10, the decision
on the alignment for the I-10 Reliever and the widening of I-10 from Loop 101 to
Drake is mayor of Avondale.
Each of these projects will greatly affect Avondale's development for years to
Other major issues facing Avondale and the Southwest Valley revolve around
educational systems and an educated workforce. It is vital that the schools and
the community work together to improve AIMS test scores and to bring all our
students up to state standards.