By Jason Stone | YourValley.net
With another wave of massive growth coming the West Valley’s way, the mayors of Surprise, El Mirage and Youngtown are using the word “regionalism” a lot these days.
The three mayors haven’t had much time to work together, but they at least agree on one thing: If the West Valley is to grow effectively, it’ll take a group effort to get it done.
“What’s great for one city is great for the region,” El Mirage Mayor Alexis Hermosillo told a crowd of Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce members during last week’s “Meet the Mayors Breakfast” at West-MEC.
It was the first event for Hermosillo and Surprise Mayor Skip Hall, who each took over their respective cities in the last few months. The two mayors and Youngtown leader Mike LeVault spoke for an hour on issues ranging from transportation, water, quality of life and how to deal with a state legislature that seems to favor progress in the East Valley.