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New Release From Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Sal DiCiccio Addresses Council Decision to Explore Shifting T2050 Funds to RoadsNew Release From Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Sal DiCiccio Addresses Council Decision to Explore Shifting T2050 Funds to Roads<div class="ExternalClass27D61399D8CB4E6D8CB41840639DE71B"><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>Urges Council to Explore All Options, Take Urgent Action</em></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>By a 5-3 vote, the Phoenix City Council authorized City professional staff to spend time exploring options to move T2050 tax funds from light rail expansion to street repairs.</p><p>"This is a good first step, and I am happy to see this Council finally responding to the real needs of our citizens," said Councilman DiCiccio. "Light Rail is a boondoggle that costs far more than it's worth and serves only a tiny percentage of our population."</p><p>Currently, Light Rail transports about 1% of Phoenix's transit passengers. If completed, the entire expansion is still projected to transport only 3% of Phoenix transit passengers. At the same time, our dangerous, crumbling, and unsafe roads affect every single citizen in the Valley.</p><p>"Everywhere you go, our streets are a disaster – everywhere," continued Councilman DiCiccio. "Water lines are bursting, roads are crumbling, and weeds are curling over everything. We have to get a handle on this, and the longer we delay, the more this is going to cost us."</p><p>"All options need to be on the table – every expansion – and we need to move on this quickly," added Councilman DiCiccio.<br></p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div>8/30/2018 12:00:00 AMNick Valenzuela602.495.5405