Neighborhood News with Councilwoman Betty Guardado - Real Time Operation Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/3054City Council District 53/22/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/lIS5UrSVveQ?si=EC7OQ9zF_HlkXkAYNeighborhood News with Councilwoman Betty Guardado - Real Time Operation Center<div class="ExternalClass647C12794BD54145B35557E56A76A551"><html> <p>​Councilwoman Betty Guardado visits the brand new Real Time Operation Center (RTOC) at the Cactus Park Police Precinct. Councilwoman Guardado and Police Lieutenant Eric Pagone chat about how the RTOC will promote community safety and deter crime along the 27th Avenue Safety Corridor.​ You can view the Spanish version of this video by clicking <a href="https://youtu.be/muqrqgGHvfY?si=M7lgPPS5K-R842Y6" target="_blank">here​</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Videodistrict-5District 5BettyGuardado
Councilwoman Betty Guardado's Statement on the Passing of Former Mayor Thelda Williamshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2929City Council District 511/15/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2929/Newsroom_Council_Statement_05.jpgCouncilwoman Betty Guardado's Statement on the Passing of Former Mayor Thelda Williams<div class="ExternalClassB1AB8E4D8F8E4C1B81D585FC1D427B29"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"Thelda Williams was not only an extraordinary leader, but also a remarkable colleague and a dear friend to many of us on the council. The news of her passing was very hard to hear and today is a very sad day for the City of Phoenix. </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Thelda Williams was an exceptional leader who dedicated her life to serving the people of Phoenix. With an unparalleled commitment to her community, she served on the City Council for more than two decades and remains the only person to have held the esteemed position of Phoenix's top official on three separate occasions.</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Her profound love for Phoenix and its future was evident in every decision she made. Thelda's legacy will continue to inspire and impact generations to come. Her compassion, vision, and tireless efforts will always be remembered as instrumental in shaping our beloved city.</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">During her time in office, Mayor Williams consistently demonstrated a deep care for the people she served. She tirelessly championed causes close to her heart and worked diligently to improve the lives of all residents. Her contributions were immeasurable, and her absence leaves a void that will be felt by many.</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">As we mourn this tremendous loss together, let us extend our heartfelt condolences to Thelda's family - those whom she cherished dearly. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time, and we hope they find solace in knowing that her memory will forever be treasured by not only her immediate family but also by the extended city family she nurtured throughout her career.</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">The impact Mayor Thelda Williams had on Phoenix cannot be overstated. We are grateful for her unwavering dedication and remarkable leadership. Let us honor her legacy by continuing to work towards a future that embodies the same spirit of compassion and progress that she exemplified."</span> <br> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> Zul Lopez, council.district.5@phoenix.gov, 623-523-4021</span> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5District 5BettyGuardado
Phoenix Bond Measures Approved: A Brighter Future for the Cityhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2922City Council District 511/14/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2922/Newsroom_Council_News_05.jpgPhoenix Bond Measures Approved: A Brighter Future for the City<div class="ExternalClass01F6A1DF860A40A8846AFEDE38BAC12E"><html> <p> ​Phoenix, AZ — The voters of Phoenix have spoken, and we are celebrating the approval of a comprehensive bond package that promises a brighter future for all residents. In a resounding show of support, the bond measures received overwhelming approval from the community, demonstrating a shared commitment to enhancing community safety, improving quality of life, and creating a more efficient and modern city.<br></p><div><p>The strong support for these measures reflects a collective vision for a more prosperous and vibrant Phoenix.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p><p>Investing in a Brighter Future.<br></p><p>The approved bond measures encompass a range of critical initiatives that will shape the city's development and prosperity. Here is an overview of the key areas of investment:</p><div><ol><li><p>Enhan​​​ce Community Safety: Vote​r authorization has been granted to issue and sell general obligation bonds, totaling up to $214 million. These funds will provide much-needed resources for essential fire, police, roadway, and pedestrian infrastructure projects.</p></li><li><p>Improve Quality of Life: Phoenix neighborhoods are set to benefit from an investment of up to$108.6 million. These funds will be allocated to projects focusing on libraries, parks, and historic preservation, enriching the quality of life for residents across the city.</p></li><li><p>Create an Efficient, Modern Phoenix: With up to $114.4 million in approved funding, Phoenix is poised to become a hub of innovation and modernity. Education, economic development, waste reduction, resource management, and arts and culture projects will help create an efficient, modern city in which residents can live and work seamlessly.</p></li><li><p>Enhance, Preserve, and Increase Affordable Housing and Senior Centers: Phoenix recognizes the importance of affordable housing and dedicated spaces for seniors. Up to $63 million in bond funding will be directed toward affordable housing and senior center projects, ensuring access to quality housing and support for older community members.</p></li></ol></div><p>Councilwoman Betty Guardado stressed the importance of these measures, particularly the bond's role in realizing the long-awaited Latino cultural center.<br></p><p>“With one of the country’s largest Latino populations, Phoenix has a rich and storied past that is rooted in the Latino community and its leaders.”<br></p><p>Guardado emphasized, “This is an exciting opportunity to document that experience and to tell that story, which is unique and a major part of Phoenix’s growth and history. The community has been advocating for this project for years, and I couldn’t be more excited to see their dreams come to fruition and all the work we as a commission put into the new center, pay off. It has been a truly rewarding experience and I can’t wait to see the vision of the community come together."<br></p><p>Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to a brighter future in District 5.<br></p></div><p><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"> </div><div style="text-align:center;"> </div><p> <img alt="Vote Yes photo" src="/district5site/MediaAssets/GO%20Bond%20Group.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:248px;height:186px;" /> <img alt="Vote Yes photo" src="/district5site/MediaAssets/Go%20Bond%20D5%20%26%20Mayor.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:248px;height:186px;" /> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5District 5BettyGuardado
Celebrate Mexican independence Day at 'El Grito' Festival in Downtown Phoenix!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2859City Council District 59/8/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2859/Newsroom_Council_News_05.jpgCelebrate Mexican independence Day at 'El Grito' Festival in Downtown Phoenix!<div class="ExternalClass20ECEF9C03F44E818E26C35F780B7803"><html> <div> <strong>Phoenix, AZ —</strong> Get ready to embrace the spirit of Mexican Independence Day with the vibrant and unforgettable 'El Grito' Festival, proudly organized by Councilwoman Betty Guardado, for the second consecutive year. Councilwoman Betty Guardado is thrilled to announce that this year's celebration will take place on September 15 from 4pm to 11pm in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, 3rd Avenue & Adams Street. This lively event promises to bring the rich cultural heritage of Mexico to the city, creating an atmosphere of festivity, unity, and community.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div></div> <div>Mexican Independence Day, often referred to as 'El Grito de Independencia,' commemorates the historic battle cry that ignited the rebellion for independence in 1810. Just like America's 4th of July, this day symbolizes the freedom and resilience of a nation, and the 'El Grito' Festival serves as a homage to this significant moment in history.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div></div> <div>The 'El Grito' Festival is a remarkable occasion for families, friends, and individuals of all ages. This free event is designed to cater to everyone's interests, with a wide array of activities and attractions:<br></div> <div></div> <div> <ul> <li>Culinary Delights: Indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds. From savory tacos to mouthwatering tamales, the event will feature a delightful selection of traditional dishes that will transport you straight to Mexico.</li> <li>Live Entertainment: Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms of mariachi music and the enchanting performances of Ballet Folkloric. The festival's entertainment lineup includes live performances by renowned artists such as El Dasa, La Brazza Norton, El Domador, Banda La Guamuchi, and Banda La Experta, ensuring an unforgettable evening of music and dance.</li> <li>Arts & Crafts: Explore an assortment of arts and crafts stalls showcasing handmade treasures and unique creations. Take home a piece of Mexican culture as you peruse through the vibrant displays.</li> <li>Lucha Libre: Experience the thrill of Lucha Libre, the Mexican-style wrestling that combines athleticism and entertainment. Watch as skilled wrestlers put on a dazzling show that will keep you at the edge of your seat.</li> <li>Refreshing Beverages: Quench your thirst with a variety of beverages, including Mexican beer and expertly crafted margaritas, adding to the festive ambiance of the event.</li> </ul> </div> <div>The 'El Grito' Festival isn't just a celebration; it's also an opportunity to give back to the community. The proceeds from the event will benefit Phoenix Sister Cities, an organization dedicated to fostering relationships between the people of Phoenix and our Sister City Hermosillo. Through these connections, the organization promotes friendship, peace, and prosperity globally. The "Grito" will be happening at 9:00 pm.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div></div> <div>Join us in honoring Mexican culture and heritage, and be a part of this momentous occasion that brings together diverse communities in a celebration of freedom, unity, and joy. We look forward to welcoming you at the 'El Grito' Festival on September 15th in Downtown Phoenix. For more information, visit our website www.elgritophoenix.com [elgritophoenix.com] or contact our office at (602)262-7446.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Event Details:</strong> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Date: September 15, 4pm-11pm</li> <li>Location: Downtown Phoenix, 3rd Avenue & Adams Street</li> <li>Admission: Free</li> <li>Media Contacts: Zul Lopez, council.district.5@phoenix.gov, 623-523-4021​<br></li> </ul> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5District 5BettyGuardado
Third Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Neighborhood Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2829City Council District 58/4/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/xHUp3yPxcOAThird Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Neighborhood News<div class="ExternalClass2CD2FE8CB5674AE5A7F45D9857E31194"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>For the third year in a row, Councilwoman Betty Guardado, alongside her dedicated sponsors, came together to ensure that our future students have the supplies they need to thrive academically. This year's backpack giveaway provided kids getting ready to go back to school with over 1,000 backpacks, school supplies, and gift cards for families to purchase school clothes, fostering an environment of preparedness and empowerment. The event also offered free haircuts for students, giving them a fresh start to the school year.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Videodistrict-5District 5BettyGuardado
Phoenix Councilwoman Betty Guardado Invites Residents to Participate in 27th Avenue Cleanup Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2701City Council District 53/21/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2701/Newsroom_Council_News_05.jpgPhoenix Councilwoman Betty Guardado Invites Residents to Participate in 27th Avenue Cleanup Event<div class="ExternalClass4B67A375583E43FC8DA61594DAB8434B"><html> <p> ​​​Phoenix, AZ - This Saturday, Phoenix Councilwoman Betty Guardado is excited to bring together neighborhood groups, community partners, and the Neighborhood Services Department for a community cleanup event. This cleanup is part of the comprehensive 27th Avenue Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan. Volunteers and residents are encouraged to join the Councilwoman on Saturday, March 25th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The cleanup will kick off at the old K-mart on Northern Avenue. The City has recently acquired the property and will redevelop it into a workforce and educational center called Innovation 27.<br></p> <p> This event is a fantastic opportunity for the City and surrounding neighborhood groups to work together and improve the safety and quality of life along 27th Avenue, near the Black Canyon Highway. <br></p> <p> "I am proud of the ongoing efforts led by the residents and the City to ensure our neighborhoods remain safe and active," said Councilwoman Guardado. "I am excited to join local partners and the Neighborhood Services Department for this cleanup effort and encourage residents to join us this weekend."<br></p> <p> Cleanup Event Details: <br> </p> <div> <div> <p></p><ul><li><p>Who: Phoenix Councilwoman Betty Guardado & the Neighborhood Services Department</p></li><li><p>What: 27th Avenue Community Cleanup Event</p></li><li><p>Where: 2526 W. Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85051</p></li><li><p>Media Contact: Emmanuel Gallardo-Sanidad, emmanuel.gallardo-sanidad@phoenix.gov, (602) 818-2103</p></li></ul> <p></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"></span>​​<img alt="Flier" src="/district5site/MediaAssets/Community%20Cleanup%20ENG.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:501px;" /><img alt="Flier" src="/district5site/MediaAssets/Community%20Cleanup%20SPA.PNG" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;margin:5px;width:501px;" /></p> </div> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5District 5BettyGuardado
Councilwoman Guardado Hosts Third Annual, 'Very Merry Maryvale' Holiday Celebrationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2594City Council District 512/9/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2594/Newsroom_Council_News_05.jpgCouncilwoman Guardado Hosts Third Annual, 'Very Merry Maryvale' Holiday Celebration<div class="ExternalClass0F1DBA2CEDD3402597301AFC3609665F"><html> <div>​Phoenix Councilwoman Betty Guardado invites the community to the third annual Very Merry Maryvale Holiday Celebration on December 10th. This free event will be full of family fun including live music and entertainment, games, activities for children, food, and gifts for registered families. Registration is now closed. There will even be a special appearance from Santa Claus who is excited to visit and take pictures with the children.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Councilwoman Guardado would like to thank all the sponsors that helped make this event possible, including the Arizona Coyotes, Core Construction, the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the Labor’s Community Service Agency, La Indiscreta 106.7 FM, and the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493.<br></div><div>​<div><strong>Who: </strong>Councilwoman Betty Guardado, in partnership with City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, the Cartwright School District, the Alhambra School District, and the Milwaukee Brewers.</div><div><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, December 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.</div><div><strong>Where</strong>: American Family Fields of Phoenix, 3805 N. 53rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031</div><div><strong>Media Contact:</strong> Cooper Payne, Public Information Officer, 602.329.2445​<br></div><div><img alt="Very Merry Marvale - English" style="margin:5px;width:501px;" src="/district5site/MediaAssets/Merry%20Maryvale%20Flyer%20-%20English%20REGISTRATION%20FULL%20w%20New%20Sponsors%20(002).png" /><img alt="Felices Fiestas Maryvale - Español" style="margin:5px;width:501px;" src="/district5site/MediaAssets/Merry%20Maryvale%20Flyer%20-%20Spanish%20REGISTRATION%20FULL%20w%20New%20Sponsors%20(002).png" /><br><br></div></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5District 5BettyGuardado
Councilwoman Guardado Invites the Community to the Mexican Baseball Fiestahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-5/2493City Council District 59/22/2022 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2493/Newsroom_Council_News_05.jpgCouncilwoman Guardado Invites the Community to the Mexican Baseball Fiesta<div class="ExternalClass6EDD526FE47F4620BF4A76F05A6B340F"><html> <p>​​The <a data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="2" data-cke-saved-href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?46a3ba8b8b0a9a51015671e69266875ffe915f972a47697b8bc7546d8c9f7189" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?46a3ba8b8b0a9a51015671e69266875ffe915f972a47697b8bc7546d8c9f7189" target="_blank" title="Mexican Baseball Fiesta">10th annual Mexican Baseball Fiesta</a> (MBF) will return to the valley this weekend! This multicultural, cross-border event will be the biggest Mexican Baseball Fiesta in its ten-year history in the Phoenix area! <br></p> <p>The Mexican Baseball Fiesta opens on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th at American Family Fields of Phoenix (Brewers Spring Training home) in Phoenix’s Maryvale community. </p> <p>To hear how the Mexican Baseball Fiesta got started, click the image below for my interview with the founder, Francisco Gamez. <a data-cke-saved-href="https://youtu.be/-wqio-b-VEA" href="https://youtu.be/-wqio-b-VEA" target="_blank">Watch the segment in Spanish here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://youtu.be/OYcAD1Zg0r4" href="https://youtu.be/OYcAD1Zg0r4"> <img src="https://action.phoenix.gov/users/myteam46126/Media5837.jpg?1663868382818" data-placement="custom" align="middle" alt="Neighborhood News with Councilwoman Betty Guardado" hspace="0" vspace="0" border="0" class="wsc-instance responsiveImage" style="width:500px;max-height:281px;max-width:500px;margin:5px;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;border-radius:0px;height:281px;" /> </a> </p> <p>The MBF began in 2011 in Tucson, and it involves a partnership with the Liga ARCO Mexicana Del Pacifico (LMP), also known as the Mexican Winter League, that travels to the U.S. for their version of spring training. The MBF brings a similar atmosphere to Maryvale, including music and live entertainment.</p> <p> <strong>What:</strong> Mexican Baseball Fiesta (MBF)</p> <p> <strong>When:</strong> September 23 - 24, 2022 — games start at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>Where:</strong> American Family Fields of Phoenix at 3805 N. 53rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031</p> <p> <strong>Tickets:</strong> <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://mexicanbaseballfiesta.com" href="https://mexicanbaseballfiesta.com" style="color:rgb(101, 101, 101);">mexicanbaseballfiesta.com</a>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district5Newsdistrict-5District 5BettyGuardado



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