reaffirms freeway stance
Foothills planners oppose Pecos route
The Arizona Republic
Jan. 25, 2006 12:00 AM
though the Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee has voted twice in the
past on the proposed Loop 202 freeway alignment, at Monday night's meeting it
discussed re-emphasizing its position against building it on Pecos Road.
Member Laurel Arndt said the committee should go on record again with the
Arizona Department of Transportation before the South Mountain Citizens Advisory
Team goes on hiatus Feb. 2.
"It needs to be documented," Arndt said.
The group decided to try to look at traffic studies before
taking a vote on it, though, and decided to meet again Feb. 6.
But on Tuesday, village planner Chris Hood said she was told studies may not be
complete by then, so she isn't sure when the meeting will be.
The committee also heard more public comment about the freeway. George Rigg, an
Equestrian Estates resident, said he is for the freeway because he doesn't want
the kind of traffic jams he experienced while living in Los Angeles.
However, William Ramsay of Lakewood weighed in against it.
"I'm adamantly opposed to it," Ramsay said after the meeting.
"It's going to be nearly 2020 before we see this road. . . . Effectively,
it's no solution."