We added fire stations to your list simply because of your recent conversations just to put it up here and let you know it’s on our radar… but that we know the study is pending and we’ll wait for that project. ~Lauri Wingenroth, Budget and Research Manager
The reality? The city is going to spend an anticipated $65,000 on a study to determine when new fire stations should be built... including Estrella's next facility... even though the fire chief has demonstrated current demands for services.
On the list of funding, fire stations fall to a "gathering place" (rec center and aquatics facility) in bond priorities. Council members agree a recreational gathering place needs to move forward. (Council and staff discussed opening various stages of the park in phases through 2020.)
City Hall gets pushed back. And.... ANOTHER $100,000 STUDY is planned to figure out where the train park should be relocated. Again. Here's some history on the historic train station.
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Jennifer Barber is a Goodyear resident resident of almost 20 years and a retired broadcast news journalist. Involved in various nonprofit and city organizations since 2008, Barber has a unique view of what's happening in the West Valley of Arizona.