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Councilwoman Stark’s Statement on Council Vote Appointing Jeff Barton New City Managerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/2054City Council District 39/8/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2054/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgCouncilwoman Stark’s Statement on Council Vote Appointing Jeff Barton New City Manager<div class="ExternalClass4848D8A3C72B4BEEAB9E2A66C4DA6E04"><html> <p></p><p>“I am pleased that my Council colleagues and I have appointed Jeff Barton as Phoenix's new City Manager. I am confident Jeff will do an excellent job leading the nation's fifth-largest city. <br><br>Jeff's long history with the city and deep knowledge of various departments will serve our city well. As the previous Budget and Research Director, Jeff is experienced and skilled in managing a multi-billion-dollar budget. He has also been at the helm of the city's efforts to allocate federal COVID relief funds and resources to our community. <br><br>Jeff is a well-respected leader, and I look forward to working with him in this new capacity."<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Councilwoman Stark’s Statement on the Department of Justice Announcementhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/2013City Council District 38/5/2021 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2013/Newsroom_Council_Statement_03.jpgCouncilwoman Stark’s Statement on the Department of Justice Announcement<div class="ExternalClass8B66A819050F43E2879E1931F5B5F7E3"><html> <p>​“The women and men of the Phoenix Police Department have a difficult job where they must make split-second decisions to protect others while putting their lives on the line every day. For police officers, trust is a vital component to building relationships with the community members who police officers swear to serve and protect. My hope is the outcome of the investigation will help restore trust and increase accountability and transparency.<br><br>Our officers are often called to respond to situations that are better handled by experts trained in behavioral and mental health crisis. I am proud that my City Council colleagues and I approved funding in the budget to expand the Community Assistance Program to have civilian mental health experts respond to crisis calls, rather than police. This approach is long overdue and will help strengthen health outcomes and avoid negative interactions.<br><br>During this time of review, I hope our officers know that scrutiny does not diminish the good work they do every day. I welcome any necessary improvements to restore the relationship between our Police Department and Phoenicians."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
Councilwoman Stark, NOAH Palomino Health Center Partner for Free Vaccine Event June 4https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-3/1930City Council District 36/2/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1930/Newsroom_Council_News_03.jpgCouncilwoman Stark, NOAH Palomino Health Center Partner for Free Vaccine Event June 4<div class="ExternalClassAE181FCAF0F241E493044AF7A8B2A5CA"><html>The Office of District 3 Councilwoman Debra Stark is partnering with the NOAH (Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health) Palomino Health Center for a vaccine event on Friday, June 4 for anyone 12 years old and older. The vaccine is free—no insurance is required. Anyone, patient or not, can come to NOAH. <br><br>Anyone under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them. ID is required and can include any government-issued ID, passport, or matrícula consular. <br><br>“We are excited to partner with NOAH to help reach those in need. Now that the vaccine is available to more people, it is important to get vaccination numbers up to protect our community and help make our way out of this pandemic," said Councilwoman Debra Stark. <br><br>“NOAH is proud to serve the residents of North Phoenix, and this event is a natural progression of our mission to meet the healthcare needs of this important community. Together with Councilwoman Stark's office, we look forward to providing an accessible way for those in this area to get vaccinated against COVID-19," said Wendy Armendariz, CEO of NOAH.<br><br><strong>Event Details: </strong><br>Friday, June 4<br>10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. <br>NOAH Palomino Health Center<br>16251 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, 85032<br><br><strong>Register: </strong><br>Call NOAH at 480-882-4545<br>Visit <a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://noahhelps.org/COVID-vaccine?fbclid%3DIwAR2STO_98uqDlnO3fkqcE0Y-QU_N8d80N8dA_4grxLUVQgW4aGNKDyDhpDw&h=AT2sasvAszKhTNKFAwNXMT7Zpzj9ATbn8-Tfz1xZlhIJxAnxWP88g_2nwr6CRBnFcd4PNiaWZ1pWwXH0GF2KJxsMr4UvcLt5xo_QLhZC6_QVyBbaSCZX1vRcHMP7vwMK&__tn__=-UK-R&c%5b0%5d=AT25DnZ695ux-VkHyVdVomD9DGvf5LTwnxIOYcEI-XAshg5vQEdr13k5ZmoidbT6ctWObzSwK5sePIEL5uxk2JOvIOdpv7BHXJ7OJhg-unhqaa78XIBIM0ytALs1FFP6d3D-pWYdqnzREO3u06CJPDuatK9VU1J9SXg8bhkid_65OBo6Knaysg41DhrFzqG3VF-Swysu" target="_blank">noahhelps.org/COVID-vaccine</a><br>Or stop into NOAH Palomino before June 4<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district3Newsdistrict-3District 3DebraStark
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

 

 

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