​Vice Mayor

Betty Guardado 

Betty Guardado Portrait​ 

​Contact District 5

​Contact Form

Phone: 602-262-7446

TTY: 7-1-1

Email: Council.District.5@phoenix.gov 

Adress: 200 W. Washington St. 11th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85003





Statement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia on Next Steps in Coronavirus Fight https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/1075City Council District 53/20/2020 1:45:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1075/Newsroom_Council_Statement_05.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia on Next Steps in Coronavirus Fight <div class="ExternalClass454996BFC2634AD1916D11F5F7A7BC7C"><html>​“Yesterday we spoke with leaders from the county, state and federal government to voice our concerns on statewide measures to flatten the curve and ensure direct funding to cities. Today, we finally saw significant action at a statewide level.<br><br>Now we focus our attention to ensure our first responders have the necessary sanitary supplies to keep them safe during this pandemic. Our bus drivers must have safeguards in place to stay healthy and protected, passengers must have the space to social distance, and all our city employees need to feel supported and safe.<br><br>We've made strides with the implementation of small business loans, strategic closures and cutbacks, but we need more. <br><br>In a time of emergency, we must ensure all residents are taken care of. The nine members of this Council, who were elected by the diverse, resilient people of Phoenix need to make decisions together, now more than ever.<br><br><p>As a city, we will prevail, but we must work together and focus on the most vulnerable."<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5
Statement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia On Tonight's Council Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/1061City Council District 53/19/2020 5:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1061/Newsroom_Council_Statement_05.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia On Tonight's Council Meeting<div class="ExternalClass810DC0FC62F844A5B1A850F7A0B8BFA6"><html> <p>“As Councilmembers, our priority is to save lives while providing relief to working families. We are not against taking the necessary measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. We owe it to our community to have a coordinated response to this crisis. We must come together to help the most vulnerable, our residents and our local businesses that will be impacted. Leadership requires trust from <strong>all parties.</strong></p> <p>Tonight, we voted to have a larger conversation on something that has the power to gravely impact our city. To declare a “Great Emergency" is to put one person solely in charge of all decisions, specifically the Mayor. A “Great Emergency" does not give a voice to those that truly need it. </p> <p>Social determinants including economic security is a key indicator to health outcomes and will be crucial in providing stability to a vulnerable workforce that is facing unemployment. </p> <p>Our districts represent a large population of people of color, refugees, low income residents, families that live paycheck to paycheck and households with one sole income earner. As their Councilmembers our top priority is to find solutions to ensure they are protected as we fight this pandemic.</p> <p>It's irresponsible to not consider the consequences to working people and the inability of our current political systems to adequately address a health crisis and its impacts at the same time.</p> <p>Since COVID-19 has demanded we practice social distancing, it has taken away our residents' ability to be present at City Council meetings and voice their opinions. The City of Phoenix is a diverse city that has elected 9 representatives to make decisions on their behalf. In this critical time, it is even more important that we be the voice for our communities.  </p> <p>That is why we are asking the Mayor and Council to declare a state of “Local Emergency" so that the Council can maintain authority to participate in managing this crisis. Specifically, we want to work collectively on a comprehensive plan to include the following:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Public transportation </strong> </li> <li> <strong>Relief funds for residents, specifically the elderly and other vulnerable populations</strong> </li> <li> <strong>Immediate emergency assistance for small businesses</strong> </li> <li> <strong>Worker</strong> <strong> and employee protections</strong> </li> <li> <strong>Work with federal, state, and county delegations to secure our fair share of funding</strong> <br> </li> </ul> <div>Bars should remain closed and restaurants should continue to limit service to takeout, drive-through service and delivery. We look forward to collaborating on ongoing efforts."<br> <br></div> <p>Residents can submit comment for Friday's special meeting by calling 602.262.6001 or emailing their comments to councilmeeting@phoenix.gov.<br></p><p>Arizona businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance?fbclid=IwAR2OVJPc2BXdw2ql4rfXNcgjHpP_n5kmRpEp9D2xJr0X80pNchsM1OxrMGU">https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5
Neighborhood News with Phoenix Vice Mayor Betty Guardado – Fund PHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/966City Council District 52/19/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/EOKHG4-r7hANeighborhood News with Phoenix Vice Mayor Betty Guardado – Fund PHX<div class="ExternalClass602E8EBD435648E5A2A5636BCCC655D6"><html> <p>​On this edition of Neighborhood News, Vice Mayor Guardado catches up with the city's Budget Director Jeff Barton. They discuss how the city of Phoenix budget works and how citizens can use "FundPHX", a new online tool to gather feedback and help see what makes Phoenix run. To learn more about Vice Mayor Guardado, her staff and the work they are doing in District 5, visit: Phoenix.gov/District5.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Videodistrict-5
El Noticiero con la Vice Alcalde de Phoenix Betty Guardado | Fund PHX Españolhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/967City Council District 52/19/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/z4iTa6BsR_4El Noticiero con la Vice Alcalde de Phoenix Betty Guardado | Fund PHX Español<div class="ExternalClassF8252C32122546F7900441E2665EF368"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>En esta edición de El Noticiero con la Vice Alcalde de Phoenix Betty Guardado, se pone al día con el Director de Presupuestos de la Ciudad Jeff Barton. Platican de cómo funciona el presupuesto de la Ciudad de Phoenix y de cómo los ciudadanos pueden utilizar “FundPHX“, una nueva herramienta en linea para obtener retroalimentación y ayudar a ver lo que hace funcionar a Phoenix. Para saber más acerca de la Vice Alcalde Guardado, su equipo y el trabajo que están haciendo en el Distrito 5, visita: Phoenix.gov/District5.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Videodistrict-5
January 2020 District 5 Newsletter https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/945City Council District 52/1/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/945/D5_newsletter.jpgJanuary 2020 District 5 Newsletter <div class="ExternalClass58CC8D5E46A54588B11E09705EACF452"><html> <p>​​​Welcome back to the January edition of Neighborhood News!  This month, we are reporting on our accomplishments for the month of January!<br></p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/district5site/Documents/Neighborhood%20News%20English_January2020.pdf"> <strong>Click Here</strong> </a> to read Neighborhood News<br></p> <p>Por la versión en español, <a target="_blank" href="/district5site/Documents/Neighborhood%20News%20Spanish_January2020.pdf"><strong>haz clic aqui</strong></a><br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5