Members of the Downtown Links Citizen’s Advisory Committee:
The Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Association has decided to express our opinion on an important issue regarding downtown Tucson.
After careful consideration we have voted unanimously on a resolution that there should be absolutely no further demolition of structures in the proposed alignment of Downtown Links/Aviation Highway until such time as:
We the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Association hereby submit our position regarding the latest alignment “re- finements” brought forward at the January 14th, 2008 Downtown Links Citizens Advisory Committee meeting.
The Dunbar/Spring representative to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) supported the alignment ap- proved in January 2007 instead of the other alignments because it made use of existing roadways, left key ware- house structures intact and did not reduce connectivity between Dunbar/Spring and downtown.
Since the abrupt introduction in January, 2008 of the Downtown Links Alignment 3d, the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood and other affected citizens and groups have been vocal in our opposition to this alignment. Alignment 3d would destroy important community buildings and organizations, create a barrier between our neighborhood and downtown, and increase noise and air pollution and visual impacts to our neighborhood. This opposition has been consistent and expressed by a majority of Dunbar Spring neighborhood residents and others most impacted by this alignment.