City of Phoenix

City Council District 3

Councilwoman Debra Stark


200 W. Washington St., 11th Floor

Phoenix, Arizona 85003

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Councilwoman Stark’s Statement on the Fatal Sunnyslope Shootings Council District 36/4/2022 6:30:00 PM Stark’s Statement on the Fatal Sunnyslope Shootings<div class="ExternalClass2A33E3D409064238BFFA7C3BCF0F0180"><html> <div> ​“The shooting of nine people that took the life of one person on Hatcher Road near 10th Avenue is deeply troubling and has shaken the Sunnyslope community. This violence has no place in our neighborhoods! Further troubling is an additional fatal shooting of a juvenile that happened not even a half mile away around the same time. It is not known if the incidents are related. Phoenix Police are actively investigating what led up to these shootings to bring anyone responsible to justice.” ​​​<br></div> </html></div>
Councilwoman Stark's Statement on Retirement of Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams Council District 35/3/2022 8:30:00 PM Stark's Statement on Retirement of Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams<div class="ExternalClass00D0B24FECD5478BBF4397FCD8304682"><html> <p>"Chief Jeri Williams has led the Phoenix Police Department with courage, dignity, and professionalism for the past six years, and she has devoted her entire 33-year career to public service. As the department’s first female police chief, she made history. But Chief Williams never rested on her laurels. The role of police chief comes with great responsibility, which Chief Williams understood and worked tirelessly to protect and serve the community she grew up in. She has also led the department through challenging times and reforms. I look forward to working with the next police chief to continue supporting our men and women in blue who protect our community. I wish Chief Williams a happy retirement and the best for her future."​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></html></div>
Councilwoman Stark Invites Community to 3rd Annual ‘Slope Fest & Tour de Sunnyslope Council District 34/1/2022 11:45:00 PM Stark Invites Community to 3rd Annual ‘Slope Fest & Tour de Sunnyslope<div class="ExternalClass85E2B4E458C8439BA093EE9D5D642D86"><html> <p>​​PHOENIX – The Sunnyslope neighborhood will host its 3rd Annual ‘Slope Fest & Tour de Sunnyslope from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Palma Park, 1135 E. Dunlap Ave. (12th St. & Dunlap).<br></p> <p>This free community event will kick off with a family friendly 5k bike ride led by the Desert Horizon Police Precinct bike squad, followed by a festival the whole family can enjoy. <br></p> <p>After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, ‘Slope Fest is back with more than 100 participating vendors and organizations. <br></p> <p>“We are pumped to have ‘Slope Fest back—the energy from our community groups is incredible. It is important for neighbors to come together and build bonds. ‘Slope Fest is a one-stop-shop where we can educate the community about resources, get to know each other, and promote crime prevention by taking back our parks,” said Jeff Tisot, organizer of the event. <br></p> <p>‘Slope Fest is Sunnyslope’s largest signature event. Nine community groups partnered to make the event a reality, including the East Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association and Block Watch, West Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association and Block Watch, Ocotillo Hills Block Watch, Palo Verde Block Watch, Hatcher Urban Businesses, PHX LUV, North Central Heights, North Central Canal Community, and Norton Vista Neighborhood Association. <br></p> <p>“Sunnyslope is a special neighborhood in Phoenix because of its history, diversity, and deep sense of community. ‘Slope Fest showcases that community pride,” said Councilwoman Debra Stark. “There are so many dedicated residents, business owners, and organizations who are motivated to improving the quality of life by working together to solve challenges in Sunnyslope.”<br></p> <p>Local businesses and organizations, along with City departments, social organizations, and health services are also coming together to offer services and educate the neighborhood about how to create an active and involved community.<br></p> <p>Other event features: </p> <ul> <li><p>Blood donation drive</p></li> <li><p>Kids zone</p></li> <li><p>Food trucks</p></li> <li><p>Live entertainment</p></li> <li><p>Demonstrations </p></li> <li><p>And much more!</p></li> </ul> <p>A full list of participating organizations, agencies, businesses, etc. is available <a href="" data-cke-saved-href="" target="_blank">online</a>. ​​​​​​<br></p><p>Event Contact: Jeff Tisot | 623-759-2881, <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="" href=""></a>​<br></p> </html></div>