Staff Writer, DL Mullan
After a community meeting with Arizona State Senator, Steve Gallardo and District 5 Councilman, Daniel Valenzuela on January 7th, Villa de Paz has again proven that one person, one group of residents can make their voices heard and win.
As of January 14, 2014, the Phoenix City Planning Commission voted to accepted the withdrawn application from Maple Leaf International Properties.
To the local west valley newspaper that writes negative articles about Villa de Paz and our Golf Course... um, we WON. Maybe the paper should do balanced stories with interviews with community members and not just corporate lawyers who lost their campaign of destruction. If you are going to be a news outlet for west valley residents, then perhaps you might want to talk to some of them.
Villa de Paz has much more to accomplish in the coming months, but the first hurdle has been reached and crossed successfully.
Thank you to everyone in our community who has tirelessly worked to bring about this positive outcome. Many individuals donated their time and expertise to fight this invasion. That is the definition of community and team work.
Now, onto the next... working with Bridge Partners to find ways to make this a win-win for all parties involved and reinstitute all of the stipulations Villa de Paz was originally annexed by the City of Phoenix so we can save some Arizona history and wildlife for future generations.