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SEND A LETTER TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL
To send a letter to your elected official, find the official's name and address by clicking here. You can also reach out to decision-makers in the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) by clicking here.
Choose one of our sample letter documents from the list below. Open the letter document, fill out the form fields (and edit the contents of the letter, if desired) on your computer. Finally, print and mail the letter to your elected official.
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PLACE A PHONE CALL TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL
Like letters, phone calls are a great way to make your opinions known to your elected official(s).
When calling the office of a mayor or councilmember, here’s what to expect:
A legislative assistant will answer the phone.
They’ll ask if you want a response (which isn’t necessary in this case).
They'll take note of what you say and keep track of all the other people who call in regarding the same issue.
When you call, the most important thing is to be clear in what you are calling about. Feel free to make your personal experiences driving on our local roads known. However, also remember to keep your call short. Shorter calls are better at communicating your main point.
See the box below for a suggested phone call script. You can click the button at the bottom to copy the script to your clipboard.
Hello, my name is [insert your name]. I am a constituent from [city or neighborhood]. I don’t need a response.
I am concerned about pavement maintenance in the greater Phoenix area. Recently, the Maricopa Association of Governments committed to a freeway noise investigation in response to complaints from a small but vocal minority--citizens living adjacent to the Loop 101 Price Freeway.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has conducted extensive testing and has determined that diamond grinding a concrete surface provides a much better long-term solution than expensive asphalt rubber overlays, which require frequent repair. Diamond-ground concrete pavements are safe, quiet, smooth, sustainable and, according to ADOT’s study, would costs $3.9 BILLION dollars less than asphalt rubber over a 30-year period. Therefore, they represent the best solution for the taxpayers of Arizona.
Thank you for your time.
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR A NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP
Use Nextdoor, Facebook and Instagram—or any platform of your choice—to refer your friends and neighbors to FreewayNoise.com, where they can learn the facts on how to best maintain our freeways.
Here are a few samples posts and facts you can share to combat misinformation that has been circulated about asphalt rubber roads and diamond-ground concrete pavements:
Join the Coalition for Responsible Roads at www.freewaynoise.com. We are speaking up in support of the many Arizonans who believe a diamond-ground concrete surface represents the best solution for the taxpayers of Arizona. It is safe, quiet, smooth, sustainable, and affordable.
Every day, up to 400,000 Arizonans use the Loop 101 Price Freeway The recently diamond-ground Price Road 101 section now has 20-25% more capacity than the section with asphalt rubber and generates the same or less noise. www.freewaynoise.com/quiet #concrete #diamondgrinding
Compared to asphalt rubber, diamond ground concrete requires significantly less maintenance. Perpetual maintenance of asphalt rubber means higher taxes and increased traffic disruptions. www.freewaynoise.com/affordable
Over a span of 30 years, money spent on asphalt rubber road surfaces will reach nearly $8 billion--nearly twice the cost of diamond grinding concrete surfaces. #concrete #diamondgrinding www.freewaynoise.com/affordable
Arizona ranks number one in the U.S. for windshield damage claims as roads produce potentially 33 BILLION flying rocks. Resulting property damage (especially to windshields) increases insurance costs in Arizona, affecting everyone. www.freewaynoise.com #flyingrocks #concrete #diamondgrinding
Mesa, Arizona Elected Officials
To leave a voicemail message for the Mayor, call 480-644-2388. Their mailing address is P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466. You can also email the entire Council all at once by sending an email to: Council@mesaaz.gov.
John Giles, Mayor
Mark Freeman, Councilmember, District 1
Julie Spilsbury, Councilmember, District 2
Francisco Heredia, Councilmember, District 3
Jenn Duff, Vice Mayor, District 4
David Luna, Councilmember, District 5
Kevin Thompson, Councilmember
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Decision-Makers
Kenneth Weise, Mayor, City of Avondale
Eric Orsborn, Mayor, City of Buckeye
Kevin Hartke, Mayor, City of Chandler
Brigette Peterson, Mayor, Town of Gilbert
Jerry Weiers, Mayor, City of Glendale
Georgia Lord, Mayor, City of Goodyear
Gail Barney, Mayor, Town of Queen Creek
Christian Price, Mayor, City of Maricopa
John Giles, Mayor, City of Mesa
Bridget Binsbacher, Councilmember, City of Peoria
Kate Gallego, Mayor, City of Phoenix
Solange Whitehead, Councilmember, City of Scottsdale
Skip Hall, Mayor, City of Surprise
Corey D. Woods, Mayor, City of Tempe
Jack Sellers, Supervisor, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Jenn Daniels, Member, State Transportation Board
Ricardo Leonard, Vice President, SRPMIC