PHOENIX - A Latino political group has been tapped to assist mom-and-pop companies to remain in business during light rail construction, despite the group having no prior experience in this area.
Many businesses along the future 5.5-mile South Central Avenue light rail corridor already have signs posted complaining of plans to reduce the busy street from four to two traffic lanes to accommodate the rail line.
"I can only assure you when it comes to the decision about light rail and south Phoenix business outreach, the process was followed by the book," Stanton told ABC15. "And when the process is followed by the book, I support the process."
A Promise Arizona leader briefly explained their qualifications and expected duties in a subcommittee meeting about the grant in early May.
"We are supposed to come back with a plan, a unified community vision, attached to their voices," Petra Falcon said. "We are very confident that this work will build on what we are doing and the strengths of the neighborhood."
Falcon referred all ABC15 questions Wednesday to Phoenix city officials.