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Councilwoman Stark’s Statement Regarding Her Vote on Item 81 on Today’s Formal City Council Agendahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1767City Council District 32/18/2021 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1767/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgCouncilwoman Stark’s Statement Regarding Her Vote on Item 81 on Today’s Formal City Council Agenda<div class="ExternalClassF1D6C34F0AEA4D0A964E1BCA73390FA6"><html>“Tonight, I voted to deny the memo that sought to reallocate funds from the Office of Accountability and Transparency to the Human Services Campus to not conflate the two challenges. <br><br>Phoenix has a plan to address homelessness, and it's an approach that will require regional support and funding—the funding should not come from funds previously set aside to address police oversight. <br><br>Separately, there are issues within the police department that have been brought to light in recent media reports, and outside investigators are looking in to the matter. <br><br>I appreciate the job our officers do every day. I have gotten to know many of them throughout the years, and I believe the majority of our police men and women are good people who just want to do their jobs to protect and serve. Our police chief has a tough job, and I respect her. <br><br>With this vote, I hope to reopen discussions about other options on the table for police oversight."  <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Phoenix City Council Approves Paradise Valley Mall Redevelopment https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1765City Council District 32/17/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1765/Newsroom_Council_News_03.jpgPhoenix City Council Approves Paradise Valley Mall Redevelopment <div class="ExternalClassA50A58DC2DCB4A77B83153DE836EAF8B"><html>​PHOENIX — Major changes are coming to Paradise Valley Mall as the Phoenix City Council approved a rezoning request that will redevelop and breathe new life into the mall that has been part of the northeast Phoenix community for decades.<br><br>The approved mixed-use development includes retail shops, a grocery store, restaurants, high-rise multi-family housing with a maximum 120 feet in height, office, and self-storage. Plans have been years in the making—and today the project officially moves forward. <br><br>“As many malls across the country are suffering with vacant storefronts, it is critical to reimagine traditional malls as destinations for more than just shopping," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “The redevelopment of Paradise Valley Mall will provide economic stabilization, not just to the immediate area but to the surrounding neighborhoods as well."<br><br>The 92-acre site will be developed in phases and will promote walkability and connectivity with pedestrian paths and common areas. The site will also promote sustainability with xeriscape plants and trees, and water-efficient appliances within the multi-family development. Residents also have the option of using mass transit with the existing transit facility located within the development.<br><br>“I am thrilled about the redevelopment of Paradise Valley Mall to revitalize the area and spur economic development," said Councilwoman Debra Stark, who represents District 3 where the mall is located. “PV Mall holds many memories and a sense of nostalgia for our residents. I am excited that the mall will be part of the fabric of the community for generations to come."<br><br>Paradise Valley Mall, owned by Macerich, is partnering with RED Development on this project. RED Development has been behind projects such as CityScape in downtown Phoenix and the Shops at Town & Country near the Biltmore area. <br><br>The city's Mesquite Library is not part of the redevelopment and will remain in its location. The Costco and the parking garage will also remain at the site.<br><br>Construction and demolition of parts of the mall are expected to begin within the next few months. <br><br>For project renderings and more information, please visit <a href="http://paradisevalleymall-zoning.com/" target="_blank">paradisevalleymall-zoning.com</a>. <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Councilwoman Stark’s Statement on Recent ABC15 Reporting Regarding Police Conduct and Languagehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1759City Council District 32/13/2021 2:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1759/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgCouncilwoman Stark’s Statement on Recent ABC15 Reporting Regarding Police Conduct and Language<div class="ExternalClass4BB444D85839405A93B477A1751CC53F"><html> <p></p>“I am deeply disappointed by the language I heard on body camera footage used by some of our police officers toward community members exercising their right to protest. That kind of language is unprofessional, disrespectful, and appalling. We know the majority of our officers are here to serve and protect—and we hold our officers to a higher standard.<br><br>I am also troubled to hear this group of protestors is being charged as a street gang. I've spoken with a representative of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, and I hope they drop the charges. <br><br>This week, I've been disturbed to hear about the unprofessional conduct of some of our police officers.  While I support our officers who put their lives on the line every day, any allegation of wrongdoing must be thoroughly investigated. It was troubling to hear that officers participated in sharing a challenge coin that glorified violence and used hate speech. That kind of conduct is not only unprofessional but never excusable. I am glad Chief Williams and our city manager requested an outside investigation to rectify the situation."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Councilwoman Debra Stark’s Statement on the Hateful Interruption of Calvin C. Goode’s Memorial Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1703City Council District 31/12/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1703/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgCouncilwoman Debra Stark’s Statement on the Hateful Interruption of Calvin C. Goode’s Memorial Service<div class="ExternalClassDDD1DFDC89ED4838A6DBF479C7FDE3B7"><html>​“I am disgusted by the despicable, racist behavior of whoever hacked the memorial service of former Phoenix Councilman Calvin C. Goode. I am deeply sorry Mr. Goode's family experienced this. We condemn these acts of hate—Phoenix Police and the FBI are investigating this atrocious act. <br><br>Mr. Goode was an honorable man, a good person, and someone who leaves behind a legacy of service to the community. Mr. Goode served a record 22 years on the Phoenix City Council. Phoenix honors you, Mr. Goode, and thanks you for your dedicated service."​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Councilwoman Debra Stark Statement on the Passing of Calvin C. Goodehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1677City Council District 312/24/2020 12:50:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1677/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgCouncilwoman Debra Stark Statement on the Passing of Calvin C. Goode<div class="ExternalClass44901D158C8C4B96815BB389B77B4CC9"><html> <p>​“Phoenix has lost a great leader with the passing of Calvin C. Goode. During his 22 years on the Phoenix City Council and beyond, Goode was an advocate for youth, minorities and the entire community. His many contributions have made Phoenix better. He will be greatly missed and remembered.” <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Statement from Councilwoman Stark Regarding the Federal Government Holding Migrant Children in Private Hotels https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1427City Council District 37/29/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1427/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Stark Regarding the Federal Government Holding Migrant Children in Private Hotels <div class="ExternalClassAA00EC248B85478D822E19C2D0071B8C"><html>​“I am very troubled to hear recent reports of migrant children being held in private hotels. Lack of proper shelter puts at risk children's safety, legal protections and their due process.<br><br>The federal government did not inform City of Phoenix officials of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement plans to detain migrant children in private hotels.<br><br>I thank Mayor Kate Gallego for her leadership and quick action, requesting the federal government brief city officials, as well as requesting the State of Arizona investigate any possible violations.<br><br>Children deserve to be cared for in safe environments, and Phoenix will not stand for their mistreatment."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Statement from Councilwoman Stark on New Face Covering Requirement in Phoenix https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1355City Council District 36/20/2020 12:45:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1355/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Stark on New Face Covering Requirement in Phoenix <div class="ExternalClass9A33DAE90D704175ADB6A25FE72EB0C8"><html>​“Today, my Council colleagues and I approved requiring face coverings in the city of Phoenix for individuals age 6 and older, with some exceptions for those who should not wear a face covering due to medical and mental health conditions and religious reasons. <br><br>The rising number of COVID-19 cases in Phoenix and in our state is concerning. Wearing a face covering is a step we can take to help slow the spread in our communities. We all play a role in public health – not only to protect ourselves, but others. <br><br>I urge everyone to also continue taking other precautions, including washing their hands often, staying home when sick, and physically distancing themselves in public, whenever possible."<br><br>For more information on the city's Face Covering Fact Sheet, visit: <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353?fbclid=IwAR3WlR_GB3GcsM-TGQoJPUZJJ2pYJEh9ZrUKEoadghDJUkvxBOSgOvhH0mY" target="_blank">https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353</a><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Councilwoman Stark’s Statement on Yesterday’s Budget Votehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1329City Council District 36/10/2020 2:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1329/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgCouncilwoman Stark’s Statement on Yesterday’s Budget Vote<div class="ExternalClass3AB5A670325C4F6C820E37AE9C11FBD5"><html>​“Over the last couple weeks, I have heard the voices of thousands of people from all walks of life who are hurting. I want to thank them for sharing their stories and experiences, as it helped inform my vote Monday regarding Phoenix's budget. I am proud that the Council came together to approve a balanced budget—one that fully funds our Police Department and the new Office of Accountability and Transparency and the Community Review Board. <br><br>I am committed to help make Phoenix's OAT and CRB the best in the nation, as Council develops the plans and policies, approves ordinances, appoints community members, and the City Manager's Office conducts a search for an executive director. Although that process will take some time, fully funding the office now signifies that Phoenix is serious about promoting trust, accountability, and progress.<br><br>I am grateful to our first responders and law enforcement for the job they do—an often-thankless job—while putting their lives on the line every day. I also heard from their families and other residents who support our police officers and funding for the department.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>I look forward to the continued dialogue that is happening in our city and nationwide as we strive to make a better community for all."</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span><br><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark

 

 

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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass5E1C8ECD68C34BF2BE3CC99850DFEE02"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM4/30/2021 8:18:55 PM

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