Council District 8

​Councilmember Carlos Garcia

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District 8 Contact Information: 

Phone: 602-262-7493

TTY: 7-1-1

Email: Council.District.8@phoenix.gov

District 8 Satellite office through October 29th :
2405 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
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Four Corners Community Meeting - 24th Street and Broadway https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/2115City Council District 810/21/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/5AhRb9An90cFour Corners Community Meeting - 24th Street and Broadway <div class="ExternalClass5FC2D3F9A86842E38A3673FAA0D9179F"><html> <h4>​​<a href="/district8site/Documents/PPT%2024th%20Street%20and%20Broadway_10-19-21%20-%20combined.pptx" target="_blank">Click Here​</a>​ to view the Power Point from the meeting. <br></h4><p>​<br></p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8
D8 Open Door ERA Event with Vice Mayor Carlos Garciahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/2098City Council District 89/28/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/VWNC4Ftdn2wD8 Open Door ERA Event with Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia<div class="ExternalClass181BF207529D4FA6BCA6A7B2B3938D48"><html>The City of Phoenix has millions of dollars available to help pay the rent and utility bills of Phoenix residents impacted by COVID-19. Vice Mayor Garcia along with Earl and Mary Rose Wilcox of the Grant Park Barrio Youth Program, sponsored an event at Grant Park where residents could talk directly to staff that run the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Residents were able to ask staff questions about getting financial help for rent and utilities as well as booking an official appointment to receive assistance. <div><span style="color:rgb(3, 3, 3);font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;letter-spacing:0.2px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);"><br></span></div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8
Rent Relief Event Hosted by Vice Mayor Garcia and Mary Rose and Earl Wilcoxhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/2062City Council District 89/15/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2062/FINAL_ENG_Rent Assistance Event.pngRent Relief Event Hosted by Vice Mayor Garcia and Mary Rose and Earl Wilcox<div class="ExternalClass5175C958C044449F90F0A57064F6C23B"><html> <strong>​When:</strong> Saturday, September 18th 11a.m. - 2 p.m.<br><br><strong>Where:</strong> Grant Park, 701 S 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003 <br><br><strong>What:</strong> Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia and Mary Rose and Earl Wilcox are hosting an event for community members to receive information and resources about financial assistance to pay rent and utility bills. The event will also host legal aid for evictions, food boxes (until supplies last), and other community resources to support community still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the event, community members will be able to speak directly to City of Phoenix Human Services staff to start the rent and utility relief application process. <br><br>The City of Phoenix has an Emergency Rental Assistance program that is available to Phoenix residents regardless of citizenship or immigration status. For more information: Phoenix.gov/RentHelp.<br><a href="/district8site/Documents/FINAL%20PRINT%20FLYER_RENT%20RESOURCE.pdf" target="_blank"><p style="text-align:center;"><br>Click to download the event flyer<strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><img style="margin:5px;width:431px;height:280px;" src="/district8site/MediaAssets/FINAL_ENG_Rent%20Assistance%20Event.png" /><br><img style="margin:5px;width:431px;height:279px;" src="/district8site/MediaAssets/FINAL_SPA_Rent%20Assistance%20Event.png" /><br></strong></p></a> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8
Vice Mayor Garcia’s Statement on Phoenix’s New City Manager Jeff Bartonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/2055City Council District 89/8/2021 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2055/Newsroom_Council_Statement_08.jpgVice Mayor Garcia’s Statement on Phoenix’s New City Manager Jeff Barton<div class="ExternalClass95D33BF15A3644F1B49B33932C08AFAA"><html>​"Today, my colleagues and I officially selected Jeff Barton as the next City Manager in a historic vote. Jeff is the first Black person to be appointed as City Manager. He is the best choice to lead us into the city's next chapter.  <br><br>Jeff has a long history at the City of Phoenix, starting as an Auditor and working his way up the last 22 years. He has most recently guided the city through the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring Phoenicians have access to funds and resources needed to move forward.<br><br>Jeff is extremely passionate about serving our residents and keeping city operations running efficiently. I look forward to working with him to serve the residents of District 8."<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8
On Labor Day Weekend: Workers Demand Build Back Better for Allhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/2051City Council District 89/6/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2051/Newsroom_Council_Statement_08.jpgOn Labor Day Weekend: Workers Demand Build Back Better for All<div class="ExternalClass5B9CD1E36A4F4446B94194EDB46B7E25"><html> <table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><em style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">A broad coalition of national and local progressive unions and organizations will host a town hall to demand access to jobs and protections from retaliation in the workplace for Black workers, women, immigrant workers, and other groups impacted by racism and discrimination </em><br></p> <p> <strong>What</strong>: Build Back Better for All Phoenix Town Hall</p> <p> <strong>Who</strong>: Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia, Councilwoman Ansari, Councilwoman Guardado, AFL-CIO Arizona, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Unemployed Workers United, and Puente Human Rights Movement</p> <p> <strong>When</strong>: Today, Monday, September 6th at 1pm</p> <p> <strong>Where</strong>: 210 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034<em> </em></p> <p> <strong>September 6th, Phoenix </strong> – Vice Mayor Garcia, AFL-CIO Arizona, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Unemployed Workers United, and Puente Human Rights Movement are hosting<strong> Build Back Better for All</strong> a town hall meeting to demand the White House and local electeds take bold action for all workers now. </p> <p>First, they are asking the Biden-Harris administration to update and strengthen <strong>Executive Order 11246 </strong>- Equal Employment Opportunity. This Executive Order, still in effect, was enacted in 1965 under the Johnson administration but has not been updated since 2014 when President Obama amended it to prohibit federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Updating this executive order would expand access to Black workers and other workers facing employment discrimination and ensure that any infrastructure legislative package gives employment opportunities to the communities that have been denied access to good jobs due to systemic racism. </p> <p>Second, the town hall seeks to highlight the urgent need for immigrant worker protections - including deportation forbearance and work authorization - to remove the threat of deportation for workers that have denounced abuse and unsafe work conditions.  In the midst of a pandemic of workplace abuse, too many employers use threats of deportation when workers begin to organize, denounce abuses, unsafe conditions, and demand better working conditions. Members of the Better for All campaign, are asking the Biden-Harris administration to work with local and federal agencies to create an affirmative relief program that protects immigrant workers from immigration-based retaliation in the workplace.  </p> <p>In 2011, DHS and DOL, and other federal agencies approved an MOU to ensure that immigration enforcement activities would not undermine workers' rights. Years later, the lack of a transparent process or guidance from the agencies, combined with the heightened threat of ICE targeting immigrant workers, has left many workers involved in labor disputes at risk of deportation. Failing to protect immigrant workers asserting their workplace rights will leave millions in limbo and stripped from protections as the country moves into a new phase for our national infrastructure. </p> <p>Third, workers are demanding better protections from the city of Phoenix especially as it relates to wages and worker protections during and after the pandemic. </p> <p>The Better for All town halls starting on September 4th are taking place in Phoenix, AZ, Houston, TX, Nashville, TN, Denver, CO and will continue throughout the month in the Southern states of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA. Workers and advocates want to see action from both federal and local leaders to address the issues systematically plaguing frontline workers. </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>###</em> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>Members of the Better For All campaign came together in 2021 with a shared goal to advance all workers' rights by centering the needs of Black and Immigrant workers and highlighting specific actions President Biden and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh can take to improve working conditions and accessibility to good union jobs. </em> </p> <p> <br><br></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8