Open House meetings are being held to discuss the proposed Sun Dog Connector that will be the first and only East/West connector road between Prescott and Prescott Valley that is not a state highway.
There has been some resistance from those who have recently moved to Yavapai Hills and Diamond Valley in the past few years as well as others who do not believe in listening to the community as a whole. My response is the following:
#1 Public Safety: police and fire response times can be as high as 20 minutes for some residents on the back side of Yavapai Hills. I will always put public safety of human life ahead of anything else.
#2 With the anticipated purchase of Glassford Hill by Prescott Valley, Prescott and Yavapai County this would eliminate any future residential development by any developers along that route.
#3 The Sundog Connector would be able to add an additional trailhead access point for future trail systems in and around Glassford Hill.
#4 The Sundog Connector has been voted on by both Prescott and Prescott Valley’s General Plan for over 20 years. *** It is no coincidence that the area by Hobby Lobby in Prescott Valley and the access point near the juvenile detention center in Prescott are both named Sun Dog Connector.
We cannot discard the voice of the voters for the past 20 years in both Prescott and Prescott Valley because of individuals who have moved here recently and want to change plans and or stop growth. I’m also sorry to let other elected officials know who may have already made up their mind before the meetings and corridor studies are completed that just because their campaign donors may have donated to their election campaign their opinion does not outweigh others in our community.