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PHOENIX -- A scenic pathway in the North Valley could soon have a new name.

The five-mile long cement Sonoran Desert Drive Pathway winds through the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve near I-17 and the Carefree Highway. The path could soon be renamed in honor of former Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimsza.

Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski said Rimsza deserves the honor.

"Skip Rimsza has done so much for the city of Phoenix," he said. "Improving our transportation -- he paved the way for light rail -- and he was a leader in the Phoenix Parks and Preservation Initiative."

A committee has approved changing the name to the Skip Rimsza pathway.

"And what's so unique about this pathway is that it's supported by the disability community," Nowakowski said. "Individuals in wheelchairs can have access to the pathway, and he was such a great advocate for the disability community."

The proposal is now awaiting the approval of the Phoenix City Council. Nowakowski believes the council will approve the measure and that the pathway will be renamed by the end of the year.

Bob McClay, Reporter

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