Ahwatukee resident and Corpus Christi Catholic Church member Grant Goodman, son of Cindy and Tom, has been commissioned as a Cap Corps volunteer. Grant, a Creighton University graduate with a degree in political science and justice and peace studies, will be providing service to Escuela Verde in Milwaukee, Wis. Escuela Verde is a project-based, multi-aged school, grades 7-12, with a focus on environmental justice and sustainability. Cap Corps is a Franciscan Capuchin volunteer ministry, geared to college-aged students and graduates who wish to emulate the example of St. Francis of Assisi and serve the poor and disenfranchised.
This summer, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) named Phoenix one of the top five cities to open a new business. In making this rating, the NFIB specifically cited recent reforms I helped develop — making Phoenix one of the best places in the nation to start or expand business. These reforms included 24-hour permitting, online permitting, 24-hour inspections and five-day site review.
Volunteers from the Phoenix chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) recently spent 20 hours at the Gold Bar Ranch cleaning out and repairing a 100-year-old irrigation canal to improve wildlife habitat.
Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the primary steward of central and southern Arizona’s Colorado River water resources. By delivering almost 500 billion gallons of Colorado River water every year, CAP has dramatically and positively changed the economic and environmental landscape of our state. Clearly, CAP has a critical role in supporting the health and sustainability of the Colorado River and the state of Arizona.
There are so many points to deny the Gee/Pulte proposal as stated by many Ahwatukee homeowners in the AFN and by Save the Lakes: traffic increase, pollution increase, lack of open space, lack of storm drainage, lack of good golf courses — revenue/jobs, negative property values...
While the summer heat is on in the Valley of the Sun, PARC (Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children) remains on “Active Duty” and is maintaining its watch over the proposed Loop 202 project, preparing for the release of the FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement) due later this year.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program in partnership with Friendly House and the Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will receive a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant.
Kyle J. Pitman, son of Ronda Pitman of Phoenix and James Pitman, also of Phoenix, has been named to the dean’s list at Hamilton College for the 2014 spring semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above. Pitman, a rising sophomore, is a graduate of Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee.