Council District 7

Councilman Michael Nowakowski 




College Depot - Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski6091https://i.ytimg.com/vi/S1CO9y152zU/hqdefault.jpgCollege Depot - Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowskihttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6091On this segment of Phoenix 2020 Councilman Nowakowski is at #CollegeDepot at Burton Barr Central #Library. College Depot is a free, full-service college access center with a team of college planning advisors and assistants offering one-on-one appointments and workshops regarding admissions, #FinancialAid and #Scholarships. Tune in as Councilman Nowakowski speaks with College Depot’s Director Judy Reno and prospective students who share their College Depot experiences.0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – WWE Royal Rumble and Downtown Phoenix6082https://i.ytimg.com/vi/aaYm96Y6Dto/hqdefault.jpgPhoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – WWE Royal Rumble and Downtown Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6082On this special edition of Phoenix 2020, Councilman Nowakowski is in Downtown Phoenix for the WWE Royal Rumble Weekend. The weekend featured four days of wrestling events hosted in Downtown Phoenix at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix Convention Center, and Chase Field. More than 100,000 people from around the world visited Downtown Phoenix for events. Join Councilman Nowakowski as he walks Downtown to chat with the organizations, businesses, and employees of Talking Stick Resort Arena who all have a vital role in the weekend of events. #WWE #royalrumble #liveraw0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – Getting Fit with Phoenix Parks6040https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EtaxqThFNjo/hqdefault.jpgPhoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – Getting Fit with Phoenix Parkshttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6040On this edition of Phoenix 2020, Councilman Nowakowski is out at Desert West Community Center to highlight how you can get healthy in the New Year at an affordable cost. Councilman Nowakowski and Phoenix Parks Director Inger Erickson discuss how residents can use Park’s Department facilities to get healthy this year.0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Phoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – Downtown Development5959https://i.ytimg.com/vi/k5EC8Bt1TWo/hqdefault.jpgPhoenix 2020 with Councilman Michael Nowakowski – Downtown Developmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/5959Development in Downtown Phoenix sky rocketed in 2018. New businesses, restaurants, office spaces, and high rise apartments buildings have all moved in with much more to come. To discuss the amazing growth Councilman Nowakowski meets with Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay on this edition of Phoenix 2020.0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski celebrates National Service Recognition Day April 2, 20196199https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Zhhxru8INPA/hqdefault.jpgPhoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski celebrates National Service Recognition Day April 2, 2019https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6199Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski celebrates National Service Recognition Day April 2, 20190x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video



Statement from Councilman Nowakowski on Phoenix’s Public Wi-Fi Expansionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1550City Council District 710/5/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1550/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgStatement from Councilman Nowakowski on Phoenix’s Public Wi-Fi Expansion<div class="ExternalClass35D13CBF18BE4993BF004CEF04F4B3F1"><html>​“Accessible Wi-Fi, especially during the COVID-19 crisis is vital for our residents, especially those with children navigating through online schooling. Earlier this year, my colleagues and I approved funding to expand the city's public Wi-Fi network to provide free, extended coverage at city facilities. This coverage will go beyond the buildings into the parking lots and public areas and will be available daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The additional internet access for low income families will not only help parents with online medical appointments but will also allow their children the same schooling opportunity as those who already have reliable access. <br><br>I am very proud of the city staff who worked tirelessly this summer to make this possible, and hope this service provides some relief to families. I will continue to work with staff to expand Wi-Fi services and provide additional resources to families and residents."<br><br><strong>City of Phoenix facilities offering free Wi-Fi in District 7 are:</strong><br>Desert West Senior Center--6501 W. Virginia Ave.<br>South Mountain Community Center--212 E. Alta Vista Rd.<br>South Phoenix Youth Center--5245 S. 7th St.<br>University Park Recreation Center--1002 W. Van Buren St.<br>Burton Barr Central Library--1221 N. Central Ave.<br>Cesar Chavez Library--3635 W. Baseline Rd.<br>Desert Sage Library--7602 W. Encanto Blvd.<br>Ocotillo Library--102 W. Southern Ave.<br>Travis L. Williams Family Services Center--4732 S. Central Ave<br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Declaración del Concejal Nowakowski Sobre la Expansión de Wi-Fi Público en Phoenix</strong></div><br>“Tener acceso al Wi-Fi, especialmente durante la crisis de COVID-19, es vital para nuestros residentes, especialmente aquellos con niños que navegan por la educación en línea. Mas temprano este año, mis colegas y yo aprobamos fondos para expandir la red pública de Wi-Fi para brindar cobertura gratuita y extendida en las instalaciones de la ciudad. Esta cobertura irá más allá de los edificios, hacia los estacionamientos y áreas públicas, y estará disponible todos los días de 8 a.m. a 9 p.m. El acceso adicional al internet para familias de bajos ingresos no solo ayudará a los padres con citas médicas en línea, sino que también permitirá a sus hijos la misma oportunidad de educación que aquellos que ya tienen acceso confiable.<br><br>Estoy muy orgulloso del personal de la ciudad que trabajó incansablemente este verano para hacer esto posible, y espero que este servicio brinde alivio a las familias. Continuaré trabajando con nuestro personal para expandir los servicios de Wi-Fi y brindar recursos adicionales para familias y residentes."<br><br> <br><strong>Las instalaciones de la ciudad de Phoenix que ofrecen Wi-Fi gratis en el Distrito 7 son:</strong><br>El Centro para Personas Mayores Desert West--6501 W. Virginia Ave.<br>El Centro Comunitario South Mountain--212 E. Alta Vista Rd.<br>El Centro para Jóvenes South Phoenix Youth Center--5245 S. 7th St.<br>El Centro Recreativo University Park--1002 W. Van Buren St.<br>La Biblioteca Central Burton Barr--1221 N. Central Ave.<br>La Biblioteca Cesar Chavez--3635 W. Baseline Rd.<br>La Biblioteca Desert Sage--7602 W. Encanto Blvd.<br>La Biblioteca Ocotillo--102 W. Southern Ave.<br>El Centro de Servicios para Familias Travis L. Williams--4732 S. Central Ave<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
DiCiccio and Nowakowski Present Plan for Relocation of Human Services Campushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1523City Council District 79/24/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1523/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgDiCiccio and Nowakowski Present Plan for Relocation of Human Services Campus<div class="ExternalClassFB103D0561CF459A8D4695F52D246D01"><html>​There is a current push to expand the Homeless Services Campus in downtown Phoenix. Many of the neighborhoods surrounding the campus - already under siege - are fighting to prevent this due to the extraordinary impacts of so many chronic street-homeless being concentrated in their neighborhood. They're right, but so are homeless advocates who say we need more shelter and low-income housing options.<br><br>Rather than expand the campus, and thereby increase the impacts on neighborhoods that are already bearing the brunt of our homeless crisis, we respectfully urge our colleagues, along with state, county, and city officials from throughout Arizona, to consider a better solution: St. Luke's.<br><br>We will never again have an opportunity to acquire a fully built, large scale hospital to serve the needs of our homeless population. St. Luke's has room to support the expansion of shelter and service options for our homeless, in an area with easy access to mass transit, and one that is significantly more isolated from any surrounding neighborhoods.<br><br>Relocating the Human Services Campus to St. Luke's will provide a better environment to assist our homeless population AND help protect our neighbors and neighborhoods. Further, relocating the Campus from the current location would allow for the sale of this extremely valuable piece of property – monies from which could be used to create new shelter and housing options throughout the Valley.<br><br>The City of Phoenix alone does not have the resources to accomplish this plan, but Phoenix should not have to stand alone. We must take a regional approach in order to resolve this issue. The State of Arizona, Maricopa County, and our other surrounding valley cities need to step up as well – and they should. Homelessness and housing insecurity affect us all, and everyone needs to have a hand in addressing these issues. It cannot solely weigh on Phoenix. <br><br>Accordingly, we are asking elected officials throughout the State of Arizona to support our plan to relocate Phoenix's Human Services Campus to the former St. Luke's hospital location, and seek to allocate any and all resources necessary to provide these critical services to the most vulnerable among us, while also protecting our neighbors and neighborhoods.​<br><br>Sincerely,<br><br><img src="/district6site/MediaAssets/DiCiccioSignature.png" style="margin:5px;width:201px;height:57px;" />         <img src="/district6site/MediaAssets/CouncilmanNowakowski_Signature.png" style="margin:5px;width:234px;height:43px;" /><br>Councilman Sal DiCiccio                                          Councilman Michael Nowakowski<br>Phoenix Council District 6                            ​           Phoenix Council District 7<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
Statement from Councilman Nowakowski On the Drive-By Shooting at The Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1506City Council District 79/15/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1506/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgStatement from Councilman Nowakowski On the Drive-By Shooting at The Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse <div class="ExternalClass30E0A120F17442DEB4AB1A7F806C42AB"><html>“Today's drive-by shooting outside the courthouse was shocking and horrifying. Violence is never the answer. <br><br>In light of today's incident, and other incidents around the country, effective immediately, Phoenix Police will have two officers patrolling together at all times. I stand with Chief Williams on this decision, to ensure our brave officers have proper back-up. <br><br>I am also thankful that the court security officer who was shot at, was not seriously injured. He is in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery."​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
Statement from Councilman Nowakowski on Tonight’s Vote to Reopen Athletic Fields https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1486City Council District 79/3/2020 4:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1486/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgStatement from Councilman Nowakowski on Tonight’s Vote to Reopen Athletic Fields <div class="ExternalClass530F7D9C2ADF4310BAFB6ACB9240A222"><html> <p></p>“Tonight, my colleagues and I voted to reopen City of Phoenix athletic fields. This decision allows us to ensure that proper safety protocols are in place when our fields are being used, which is not happening in many of our parks today. It also provides us the opportunity to allocate fields in a fair and equitable way for our residents.<br><br>When the fields reopen, staff will be able to work with park users to ensure proper safety protocols are being followed so that we can continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Reopening these fields is also a win for families needing to get out of their homes for some fresh air, in a setting where they can feel safe. As a father of six during this pandemic, I truly understand the value of this."​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7
Councilman Nowakowski Reminds Residents it's Illegal to Tether Pets in Extreme Weather https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1464City Council District 78/21/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1464/Newsroom_Council_News_07.jpgCouncilman Nowakowski Reminds Residents it's Illegal to Tether Pets in Extreme Weather <div class="ExternalClass6F8B0726A5584DDBBED66557A991A2BD"><html>​​As the temperature continues to exceed 100 degrees in Phoenix, Councilman Michael Nowakowski is reminding residents it's against the law and inhumane to tether dogs outside. <br><br>The ordinance, approved by the Phoenix City Council in 2016, outlaws restraining a dog outside using a restraint that unreasonably limits the dog's movement during extreme weather conditions, when the outdoor temperature is below 32 degrees or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, when a heat advisory has been issued or when a monsoon, hurricane, tropical-storm, dust-storm or tornado warning has been issued. <br><br>“Dogs are man's best friend and must be protected against the cruel practice of tethering, especially during these extreme summer temperatures," said Councilman Michael Nowakowski. “A restraint limits movement and has the potential to put dogs in an unsafe condition, without access to shelter, food and water. This ordinance is in place to help stop the abuse and support our partners at the Arizona Humane Society."<br><br>In 2016, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilwoman Thelda Williams co-chaired the Animal Cruelty Task Force. As a result of their efforts, the City Council approved more clearly defined language related to animal cruelty which strengthened the city ordinance. Funds were also raised to create "tool kits" for Police to safely take animal victims of abuse into custody, and First Responders continue to be trained to deal with animal cruelty issues. <br><br>Anyone found responsible for a first offense of the ordinance would be subject to a fine. Subsequent violations are a Class One misdemeanor with increasing fines and jail time. <br><br>To report animal abuse or an animal in distress, contact:<br><ul><li>City of Phoenix Crime Stop at 602-262-6151</li><li>Maricopa County Sheriff's Office at 602-876-1681</li><li>Arizona Humane Society at 602-997-7585, ext. 2073​​<br></li></ul></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7

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Message from Councilman Nowakowski

Dear Neighbors, 

Welcome to the District 7 Website! Please use this Web site as a resource to help you with any issue concerning your community or the city. If you can not find the answer you are looking for, call my office at 602-262-7492 or e-mail me at council.district.7@phoenix.gov.

We are here to serve you! Together we ​can make Phoenix the city that our children deserve. With ​​​​​your help we can ensure: 

  • safe neighborhoods
  • clean and well-maintained streets
  • safe, fun city parks and educational programs
  • responsive city government

None of this can be accomplished without your participation. Please join a block watch or neighborhood association in your area. When our neighbors get involved we all win. 

God Bless,
Michael Nowakowski