By Katie Campbell | Casa Grande Dispatch
Joe Witinski was determined to get the word out about Tuesday’s open house for the proposed Palo Verde Regional Park, which is to encompass about 23,000 acres just west of Maricopa.
The Maricopa resident fashioned a bright orange, 4-by-8-foot sign encouraging passersby to attend and rigged it upright in the bed of his truck. “WE NEED YOUR HELP” it says in part — help not to urge the project forward but rather to put an end to it.
“Why are you going to take what we have for free and charge us to use it?” Witinski said. “It just makes no sense at all.”