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The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce does not represent our small businesses by not opposing the proposed Loop 202 path to pollution, more traffic noise, home value devaluation and crime.
Protesters will stage at Ahwatukee schools over the next couple days, protesting the proposed expansion of the South Mountain Freeway.
The Tempe Union High School District Governing Board is set to rewrite a weak resolution concerning the Loop 202 freeway extension and come out in full opposition of the project in November.
During Tuesday night’s meeting, Kyrene School District Governing Board members discussed the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway extension.
Very few Ahwatukee residences want the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway route that will denigrate our homes, noise, pollution and crime.
Ahwatukee is a great community. We have special days for supporting our businesses. Now it is time for our businesses to support our community. They either support Ahwatukee or they don’t! Those who support Ahwatukee need to “put their money where their mouth is.” All others are supporting the greed of the transportation industry.
During Tuesday night’s Kyrene School District Governing Board meeting they honored Assistant Hardware System Specialist Ana Lappegard for the work she has done throughout her years at the school district.
Let’s be clear, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is not socialism or communism no matter how many times you hear the Tea Party and Fox News denounce “Obamacare” as such. While not perfect at all given the many political compromises required, the PPACA is making a big positive difference for individuals and families in our country, including improving their individual and economic freedoms.
For years, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) have been spouting a story of how the South Mountain Freeway (SMF) will save our Valley from traffic congestion and air pollution. Now that experts have weighed in, it is clear that these claims are untrue and that this freeway proposal is a major fraud perpetrated by MAG and spread by ADOT in the form of its recent Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used its public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) of the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to ask the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to conduct more tests and release more information to the community as a supplemental DEIS.
Of all the movie villains we've met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster's evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in "Elysium," the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp.
In Cateura, Paraguay, there is landfill. Out of that landfill grew a shantytown. Out of that shantytown grew an orchestra — an orchestra with instruments made of garbage — a Recycled Orchestra.
Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a six-part summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
It is interesting that David Gilliand’s June 23 letter to the editor, “Just build it already,” wherein he states that he lives two blocks from the Loop 202 and he states, “this causes no pollution that I am aware of.”
Very tired of hearing all the gripes and complaints about the Loop 202 west extension. Just build it. It is no closer to homes than the East Loop 202 or the Interstate 10, which is less than two blocks from my home in the retirement section of Ahwatukee (this causes no pollution that I am aware of). This has been on the drawing board for almost 20 years; we have wasted thousands of dollars for study after study. BUILD IT NOW!
There was an impressive turnout at the Foothills Golf Club Tuesday night when the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) hosted a final community forum on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) of the South Mountain Freeway.
Will the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce let the community know why they remain silent while other chambers are thrilled to support this destructive freeway because they hope to profit from Ahwatukee’s business loss?
I received a postcard in the mail several weeks ago announcing a public hearing on May 21 to provide an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Study on the proposed South Mountain Freeway. None of my neighbors received the same postcard when I talked to them. Why were some of the public left out of the mailing? They may not have been informed of this public hearing, but I have comments to make.
The South Mountain Freeway is a unique freeway in the Phoenix Valley because it is the only freeway that connects with Interstate 10 in two locations; one on the west side at about 59th Avenue, and the other south at the Pecos Road/Loop 202 intersection. This by-pass would give all I-10 truckers, drivers, military and hazardous waste transporters the opportunity and access to avoid Metropolitan Phoenix.
Editor’s note: This is part three of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
How can those who argue for building the Loop 202 through Ahwatukee on the basis of easier commutes to the West Valley also feign concern about air quality. If you are concerned about air quality, move closer to your work and commute less. Don’t build a massive highway to carry thousands of carbon-polluting vehicles. Unless of course, you are actually only worried about the pollution in YOUR backyard and care nothing for the families living in Ahwatukee.
Editor’s note: This is part two of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Individuals for and against the Loop 202 freeway expansion trickled in and out of the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday and offered passionate pleas to panel members as the Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a day-long public hearing on the South Mountain Freeway.
Residents of Laveen are ready for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to be built.