From my records, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce (AFCC) endorsed a “No Action” (don’t build) position by its final vote as members of the South Mountain Citizens Advisory Team (SMCAT) in August of 2013. Their were 18 members of the SMCAT that voted for either a “build” or “don’t build” and of that number there were 11 members that voted for a “don’t build” and our chamber was one of them.

Regarding our Councilman, Sal DiCiccio, his position on the proposed South Mountain Freeway has been consistent and I quote from his re-election campaign flier: “I have been in opposition to the freeway since moving to Ahwatukee in 1986, and am on record opposing it since the ’90s.”

Jim Jochim

Treasurer, founding member of Protecting Arizona Resources and Children (PARC)

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