Sal DiCiccio has represented District 6 on the Phoenix City Council since 2009, and was handily re-elected in 2013. He was previously elected to serve on the Council in 1994 and again in 1998.
Councilman DiCiccio has a demonstrated willingness to listen and forge creative solutions for all Phoenix residents. His primary goal is to prepare Phoenix, through government reform, to compete in a global economy. Fiscal accountability, job creation, and protecting neighborhoods are the Councilman's top 3 priorities
Councilman DiCiccio chaired a 125 person committee that created the model cited as best in the nation for job creation:
- Online permitting/plan review
- 24 hour permitting
- 24 hour inspection
- 1, 5, and 21 day site plan approval
- Reforms resulted in National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) naming Phoenix one of the top 5 cities to start a new business
- Pushed for Phoenix to be a national leader in ending domestic violence.
- Created a comprehensive model to end domestic violence
- Cut $89 million in government waste
- Led effort resulting in food tax cut of 50%
- Led fight to prevent water and sewer rate increases 3 years in a row
- Stopped numerous property tax and fee increases
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he is the eldest of three sons born to Italian immigrants Paul and Nicolina DiCiccio. The DiCiccios' pursuit of the American Dream began in Youngstown in the late 1950's where they settled in an Italian borough among whose population were many family and friends. Seeking further opportunity, the DiCiccio family moved to Phoenix in 1962 where his father worked as a laborer and his mother as a seamstress. One of DiCiccio's early memories upon relocating to Phoenix was finding himself surrounded by people speaking a foreign language - which he later discovered was English. Years later, he asked his father why the family relocated to a place where they didn't know anyone. His father responded that "I brought you here because I want you to be an American first." DiCiccio attended Tempe High School where he formed an interest in politics and government when attending a class taught by Harry Mitchell, who later served as the mayor of Tempe and then a Congressman. DiCiccio went on to earn a Business degree from Arizona State University, and worked for Congressman John J. Rhodes and Senator John McCain. Sal DiCiccio is proud of his country and his heritage, and strives to apply the example of his parents, and the American Dream, to his work at the City of Phoenix every day. DiCiccio and his wife Debbie are proud parents to twin daughters, Anna and Emilia.
Read Councilman Sal DiCiccio's 2010 Inaugural Address