Foes of 19th Avenue bridge oppose cost, not design

by Betty Reid The Arizona Republic Moon Valley resident Margery Simchak describes the proposed construction of a bridge in north Phoenix as an expensive “bridge to nowhere.” Simchak, 66, lives east of the planned 19th Avenue Bikeway-Pedestrian Bridge and Multiuse Path crossing and would be able to see the bridge from her home.

Phoenix City Council to delay voting on water-rate increase

by Lynh Bui – Jan. 18, 2011 03:26 PM The Arizona Republic The Phoenix City Council plans to delay voting on a proposed water rate increase until February after support for the current proposal fell through and questions remain. The council was set to vote on Wednesday whether to increase water rates by 7 percent, […]

Phoenix officials propose another water-rate hike

Gates said the city must pay its debts, but said the water department has not attempted to become more efficient and trim staff in the same way other city departments have in the past year. The department got rid of 16 positions out of more than 1,500 employees during a recent management reorganization.