Meetings and Events
The project team met with various groups to present study information. Groups included the Citizens Advisory Team, village planning committees, service organizations, homeowners associations, Maricopa County, Maricopa Association of Governments, Gila River Indian Community and the cities of Tolleson, Avondale, Goodyear, Chandler and Phoenix.
For meeting information prior to 2013, please contact [email protected] or call 855.712.7530.
Citizens Advisory Team
A Citizens Advisory Team (CAT) was organized as part of the public involvement plan for this project. The CAT is an important group for the lead agencies to obtain stakeholder input beginning very early in the project planning process when needs are assessed, objectives formulated and alternatives evaluated for feasibility.
The CAT provides a forum that allows interactive discussions by representatives from various groups having interest in the project. It provides opportunities to inform and educate stakeholders, to serve as a conduit for getting information out to the community, to enable the lead agencies to understand stakeholder issues in greater detail, to help stakeholders recognize the variety of viewpoints within the community and to allow community members to work together to formulate new ideas or to resolve differences. CAT members agree to attend CAT meetings as representatives of their interest group (such as residents or businesses), to seek input from the group they are chosen to represent and to share those perspectives with the committee through open discussions at CAT meetings. Learn more about the history of the CAT, the member organizations and their Final Recommendation Summary.
As an additional participation opportunity, especially for those unable to attend the public hearing, six community forums were held throughout metropolitan Phoenix.
These forums provided an informal opportunity to learn more about the study and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. At the forums, technical staff was available to answer questions, and study materials, including the study video, were available to view. No formal presentation or "hearing" occurred at these community forums (i.e., no formal three-minute comments in front of a panel). However, court reporters were available to take individual verbal comments with no time limit, and written comments could be submitted.
Meetings in 2013
July 11 | Hilton Garden Inn, Phoenix, AZ
July 9 | Laveen Education Center, Laveen, AZ
June 25 | Windmill Suites, Chandler, AZ
June 22 | Komatke Boys and Girls Club, Gila River Indian Community
June 18 | Foothills Golf Club, Phoenix (Ahwatukee), AZ
June 4 | Sunridge Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
June 11 | South Mountain Community College
Summary | Presentation | Parking Lot Items
April 22 | South Mountain Community College
Agenda | Summary | Presentation
May 21 | Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. Third St
Phoenix, AZ 85004.