Upcoming Dates/Events

Important Upcoming dates

Protest ADOT’s 5 Year Plan in Flagstaff
Friday, May 10, 2013
9AM– RALLY STARTS AT 8AM
City of Flagstaff Council Chambers
211 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Come voice your opposition to the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 freeway extension during the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) Tentative Five-Year Construction program public comment period.
For more information on ADOT’s 5 year plan see: Protest 5 year plan
For more about the Rally please see the: Akimel O’odham Youth Collective’s blog

Protecting Arizona Resources and Children Open Meeting For Strategy and Updates:
Saturday, May 11th
10am-12am
Pecos Community Center in Pecos Park on 48th
PARC will have an open public meeting on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Pecos Community Center to discuss the DEIS and lay out our strategy for ensuring that the SMF will never be built. We are confident, but we need your help. We need your input and we need to raise a quick $20,000 to get started with our legal process.For more on PARC please see: PARC

Pre-202 Public Meeting Planning Session with Councilman Nowakowski and Representative Ruben Gallego
Thursday May 16th
6:30pm until 9:30pm
Location to be determined…
Facebook event page to follow
***This is a pro-202 meeting where people will be discussing how to build the freeway.***
Join Representative Ruben Gallego and Michael Nowakowski for a planning session in regards to the Loop 202. This a Pro-build group. We will not be arguing the merits of the highway, only how to ensure it gets built.

Period for Public Comment on ADOT’s Five-Year-Plan ends
Friday May 17th
You can find a copy of the form here:  Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program
For more information on the 5 year plan see: Protest 5 year plan

Public Hearing on the South Mountain Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
10am – 8pm
Phoenix Convention Center – North Ballroom
100 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
For more information from ADOT Please see:
Public Hearing

As part of the Draft EIS review process, ADOT will hold one public hearing on the Draft EIS and accept formal public comments. Comments can be provided via comment form,verbal comments to a court reporter, and through three-minute verbal comments in front of a panel of study team members. The public hearing is the only opportunity where three-minute verbal comments can be given in front of the panel. This portion of the hearing will be held for the purpose of receiving comments. It is not intended to be a question-and-answer session.

Pre-Register to Speak:
You can pre-register to speak at the hearing by calling (602.712.7006) or by registering at the public hearing. Phone registration will end at noon, Monday, May 20. After you pre-register, you can see the schedule of speakers online at: azdot.gov/SouthMountainFreeway

Each speaker will be allocated up to 3 minutes to present his or her comments. Pre-registered speakers will be listed online prior to the hearing and at the public hearing.

Public Comment Period for the South Mountain Freeway Draft Environmental Impact Statement Ends
July 24th
Online versions of the document can be found here

There are several ways for the public to comment on the Draft EIS. Comments can be submitted by email to projects@azdot.gov, via phone at (602) 712-7006 or by mail to the South Mountain Study Team, 1655 W. Jackson St. MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007. ADOT is also planning a day-long public hearing on May 21 at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St.

Public comments must be submitted by July 24.

5 year plan

Submit comments:

• fiveyearprogram@azdot.gov

• azdot.gov/fiveyearprogram

• 855.712.8530

• ADOT 5 Year Program, 1655 W Jackson ST. MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007

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