Newsroom | Voices From the Council, May 2019

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Supervisor Jack Sellers, and Mayors Skip Hall, Kevin Hartke, and Cathy Carlat are quoted in the Voices From the Council feature of the May 2019 MAGAZine newsletter.

Regional Council, Voices

Supervisor Jack SellersIt is time for a new statewide transportation plan that will connect our generation to greater opportunity and improved quality of life. When voters passed Prop 400, self-driving cars were a thing of science fiction. Now Maricopa County is the epicenter of the autonomous vehicle revolution. That’s one of many factors we have to consider as we think about future of transportation in the nation’s fastest-growing county. 
—Supervisor Jack Sellers, who represents the State Transportation Board on the MAG Regional Council


Surprise Mayor Skip HallWhile transportation improvements in the West Valley have lagged behind our peer cities to the east and our population continues to grow at an accelerated rate, we’ve been able to take an intentional look at what we truly need. The development of the SR-303, timed signals on Bell Road across the Valley, and the formation of circulator routes in many of our communities are just a few of the improvements—and we’re not finished yet.
—Surprise Mayor Skip Hall


Chandler Mayor Kevin HartkeChandler’s affordable housing and high-paying jobs helped our city recently tie for the top spot as #1 Best Place to Become Wealthy. While I love seeing our city at #1, we couldn’t do without the region’s assets as a whole. Collectively, we boast the best school districts, safe and clean neighborhoods, plentiful amenities and much more. The Phoenix region is truly the best place to live, work, play, visit—and become wealthy.” 
—Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke


Peoria Mayor Cathy CarlatImproving the connectivity of our community has been a goal of mine for many years, and I am thrilled to introduce Peoria on the Go (POGO) as our latest addition to Peoria’s robust transportation network. Our city is fast growing; and with the addition of POGO, our residents will have increased mobility to access even more areas of our community and our region.
—Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat

Published May 2, 2019