**Update 2: Download the letter sent to Jean Gorman.
**Update 1: The TPCBAC has an agenda item about the trailhead. I plan on being there and will report back what they have to say about it, Additionally, I’ll be meeting with Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll on Thursday to talk about it. What buring questions do you have? Post ’em in the comments.
Priscilla Cornelio, who is the Pima County Department of Transportation director, called this morning to clear up what she called misinformation about the Mt. Lemmon bicycle trailhead.
Cornelio said Chuck Huckelberry, the county administrator, told Jean Gorman she could meet with the homeowners in the area to discuss the trailhead, but did not say he would meet with them.
According to Cornelio, the original site is no longer being considered by Huckelberry or the DOT because of complaints from home owners in the area.
When asked about how complaints from people in the area affect projects on public land, Cornelio said the county takes into account what the homeowners have to say, especially when they are adamant.
“In this case, people are adamantly opposed to it,” Cornelio said.
Cornelio said Huckelberry asked her department to look into alternative placement for the trailhead. The DOT had looked into placing the trailhead at the Bear Canyon library. But according to Cornelio, Huckelberry asked her look for something on Catalina Highway, possibly farther north.
Cornelio said she currently has traffic engineers looking for a suitable location.
I am waiting for the email Cornelio was going to send out about the project and will post that when I receive it. I’ll also contact Jean Gorman to get her take on the email.