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Councilwoman Betty Guardado's Statement on the Passing of Former Mayor Thelda Williamshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2929City Council District 511/15/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2929/Newsroom_Council_Statement_05.jpgCouncilwoman Betty Guardado's Statement on the Passing of Former Mayor Thelda Williams<div class="ExternalClassB1AB8E4D8F8E4C1B81D585FC1D427B29"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"Thelda Williams was not only an extraordinary leader, but also a remarkable colleague and a dear friend to many of us on the council. The news of her passing was very hard to hear and today is a very sad day for the City of Phoenix. </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Thelda Williams was an exceptional leader who dedicated her life to serving the people of Phoenix. With an unparalleled commitment to her community, she served on the City Council for more than two decades and remains the only person to have held the esteemed position of Phoenix's top official on three separate occasions.</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Her profound love for Phoenix and its future was evident in every decision she made. Thelda's legacy will continue to inspire and impact generations to come. Her compassion, vision, and tireless efforts will always be remembered as instrumental in shaping our beloved city.</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">During her time in office, Mayor Williams consistently demonstrated a deep care for the people she served. She tirelessly championed causes close to her heart and worked diligently to improve the lives of all residents. Her contributions were immeasurable, and her absence leaves a void that will be felt by many.</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">As we mourn this tremendous loss together, let us extend our heartfelt condolences to Thelda's family - those whom she cherished dearly. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time, and we hope they find solace in knowing that her memory will forever be treasured by not only her immediate family but also by the extended city family she nurtured throughout her career.</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">The impact Mayor Thelda Williams had on Phoenix cannot be overstated. We are grateful for her unwavering dedication and remarkable leadership. Let us honor her legacy by continuing to work towards a future that embodies the same spirit of compassion and progress that she exemplified."</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> Zul Lopez, council.district.5@phoenix.gov, 623-523-4021</span> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5
Phoenix Bond Measures Approved: A Brighter Future for the Cityhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2922City Council District 511/14/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2922/Newsroom_Council_News_05.jpgPhoenix Bond Measures Approved: A Brighter Future for the City<div class="ExternalClass98CFE783C1ED4FBFA3761529F14FBD24"><html> <div><span style="font-family:Calibri;"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <strong>​P</strong></span></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"><strong>hoenix, AZ —</strong> The voters of Phoenix have spoken, and we are celebrating the approval of a comprehensive bond package that promises a brighter future for all residents. In a resounding show of support, the bond measures received overwhelming approval from the community, demonstrating a shared commitment to enhancing community safety, improving quality of life, and creating a more efficient and modern city.</span></div><div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The strong support for these measures reflects a collective vision for a more prosperous and vibrant Phoenix.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Investing in a Brighter Future.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The approved bond measures encompass a range of critical initiatives that will shape the city's development and prosperity. Here is an overview of the key areas of investment:</span></div><div><ol><li><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Enhan​​​ce Community Safety: Vote​r authorization has been granted to issue and sell general obligation bonds, totaling up to $214 million. These funds will provide much-needed resources for essential fire, police, roadway, and pedestrian infrastructure projects.</span></li><li><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Improve Quality of Life: Phoenix neighborhoods are set to benefit from an investment of up to$108.6 million. These funds will be allocated to projects focusing on libraries, parks, and historic preservation, enriching the quality of life for residents across the city.</span></li><li><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Create an Efficient, Modern Phoenix: With up to $114.4 million in approved funding, Phoenix is poised to become a hub of innovation and modernity. Education, economic development, waste reduction, resource management, and arts and culture projects will help create an efficient, modern city in which residents can live and work seamlessly.</span></li><li><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Enhance, Preserve, and Increase Affordable Housing and Senior Centers: Phoenix recognizes the importance of affordable housing and dedicated spaces for seniors. Up to $63 million in bond funding will be directed toward affordable housing and senior center projects, ensuring access to quality housing and support for older community members.</span></li></ol></div><div><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Councilwoman Betty Guardado stressed the importance of these measures, particularly the bond's role in realizing the long-awaited Latino cultural center.</span><br></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“With one of the country’s largest Latino populations, Phoenix has a rich and storied past that is rooted in the Latino community and its leaders.”</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Guardado emphasized, “This is an exciting opportunity to document that experience and to tell that story, which is unique and a major part of Phoenix’s growth and history. The community has been advocating for this project for years, and I couldn’t be more excited to see their dreams come to fruition and all the work we as a commission put into the new center, pay off. It has been a truly rewarding experience and I can’t wait to see the vision of the community come together."</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to a brighter future in District 5.</span></div></div><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:center;"> </div><div style="text-align:center;"> </div><div style="text-align:center;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <img src="/district5site/MediaAssets/GO%20Bond%20Group.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:248px;height:186px;" /> <img src="/district5site/MediaAssets/Go%20Bond%20D5%20%26%20Mayor.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:248px;height:186px;" /> <br> </span> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5
Celebrate Mexican independence Day at 'El Grito' Festival in Downtown Phoenix!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2859City Council District 59/8/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2859/Newsroom_Council_News_05.jpgCelebrate Mexican independence Day at 'El Grito' Festival in Downtown Phoenix!<div class="ExternalClass20ECEF9C03F44E818E26C35F780B7803"><html> <div> <strong>Phoenix, AZ —</strong> Get ready to embrace the spirit of Mexican Independence Day with the vibrant and unforgettable 'El Grito' Festival, proudly organized by Councilwoman Betty Guardado, for the second consecutive year. Councilwoman Betty Guardado is thrilled to announce that this year's celebration will take place on September 15 from 4pm to 11pm in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, 3rd Avenue & Adams Street. This lively event promises to bring the rich cultural heritage of Mexico to the city, creating an atmosphere of festivity, unity, and community.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div></div> <div>Mexican Independence Day, often referred to as 'El Grito de Independencia,' commemorates the historic battle cry that ignited the rebellion for independence in 1810. Just like America's 4th of July, this day symbolizes the freedom and resilience of a nation, and the 'El Grito' Festival serves as a homage to this significant moment in history.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div></div> <div>The 'El Grito' Festival is a remarkable occasion for families, friends, and individuals of all ages. This free event is designed to cater to everyone's interests, with a wide array of activities and attractions:<br></div> <div></div> <div> <ul> <li>Culinary Delights: Indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds. From savory tacos to mouthwatering tamales, the event will feature a delightful selection of traditional dishes that will transport you straight to Mexico.</li> <li>Live Entertainment: Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms of mariachi music and the enchanting performances of Ballet Folkloric. The festival's entertainment lineup includes live performances by renowned artists such as El Dasa, La Brazza Norton, El Domador, Banda La Guamuchi, and Banda La Experta, ensuring an unforgettable evening of music and dance.</li> <li>Arts & Crafts: Explore an assortment of arts and crafts stalls showcasing handmade treasures and unique creations. Take home a piece of Mexican culture as you peruse through the vibrant displays.</li> <li>Lucha Libre: Experience the thrill of Lucha Libre, the Mexican-style wrestling that combines athleticism and entertainment. Watch as skilled wrestlers put on a dazzling show that will keep you at the edge of your seat.</li> <li>Refreshing Beverages: Quench your thirst with a variety of beverages, including Mexican beer and expertly crafted margaritas, adding to the festive ambiance of the event.</li> </ul> </div> <div>The 'El Grito' Festival isn't just a celebration; it's also an opportunity to give back to the community. The proceeds from the event will benefit Phoenix Sister Cities, an organization dedicated to fostering relationships between the people of Phoenix and our Sister City Hermosillo. Through these connections, the organization promotes friendship, peace, and prosperity globally. The "Grito" will be happening at 9:00 pm.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div></div> <div>Join us in honoring Mexican culture and heritage, and be a part of this momentous occasion that brings together diverse communities in a celebration of freedom, unity, and joy. We look forward to welcoming you at the 'El Grito' Festival on September 15th in Downtown Phoenix. For more information, visit our website www.elgritophoenix.com [elgritophoenix.com] or contact our office at (602)262-7446.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Event Details:</strong> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Date: September 15, 4pm-11pm</li> <li>Location: Downtown Phoenix, 3rd Avenue & Adams Street</li> <li>Admission: Free</li> <li>Media Contacts: Zul Lopez, council.district.5@phoenix.gov, 623-523-4021​<br></li> </ul> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5

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