‘Save the Dells’ group pushes for 500-acre regional park in Granite Dells

Save the Dells volunteer Sommer Dunn, left, and organization treasurer Rod Moyer talk with Prescott residents Barbara and Norman Caouette, right, after a Save the Dells rally at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Monday night, June 25. Attendance at the rally was estimated at more than 1,200. /Cindy Barks/Courier


By Cindy Barks Daily Courier

In the largest applause point of the night, Save the Dells Chairman Joe Trudeau challenged the current Prescott City Council to do what he said past councils had failed to do: Preserve the heart of the Granite Dells.

The comment was just one of a number of views that brought many in the audience to their feet, cheering, during a Save the Dells rally at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Monday night, June 25.

“I’d like to think that today’s City Council and our mayor can take a position to make right this lost opportunity,” Trudeau said, referring to past council decisions not to devote more of the city’s open-space/street-improvement sales tax money to buying and preserving the scenic area around the Granite Dells’ Point of Rocks.

Rather, Trudeau said, the city chose to put the bulk of revenue from the tax toward street improvements. He was especially critical of the 2010/2011 move to put $17 million into building the Highway 89A/Granite Dells Parkway interchange.


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