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Councilwoman Kate Gallego’s Statement on Council Vote that Jeopardizes South Central Light Rail ExtensionCouncilwoman Kate Gallego’s Statement on Council Vote that Jeopardizes South Central Light Rail Extension<div class="ExternalClass468D49B9C4DA4FD3AF436F8DDC6C9F29"><p>​"I am deeply disappointed in yesterday's vote, which jeopardizes a much-needed investment in the community I represent. Valley Metro is under strict timelines and should focus their resources on our application for federal funding.  Nearly $600 million of federal investment in our community is at stake – dollars that will be given to other states if we squander this opportunity.  We should not give an excuse to the Trump administration to deny our funding.</p><p>The South Central community has asked repeatedly for this investment, most recently by a vote of 75% in support of Prop 104 to expand bus and light rail.  As the Phoenix City Council continues to weigh in on this project, you can count on my unequivocal leadership to stand against opponents of light-rail and to deliver the South Central Light Rail Extension, just as we have promised to Phoenix voters."<br></p><p><br></p></div>6/21/2018 3:30:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405