Phoenix Takes First Step To Defunding Police https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1766City Council District 62/18/2021 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1766/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgPhoenix Takes First Step To Defunding Police <div class="ExternalClass36E165870B2449D4A9B8F2B3BA1C7346"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“The Office of Accountability and Transparency, as proposed, is designed to fail. I'm a strong supporter of real, effective police oversight – models created on success rather than failure, using metrics. The proposed oversight board does not meet that standard. There is zero evidence in any of the cities that have implemented these things that they improve community – police relations, just the opposite. They're designed to create controversy, to make police constantly look bad so the radical activists creating the anti-police narrative across the country can steal money from public safety to line the pockets of their friends."<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Superhero Chairman of Camelback East Village Planning Committee Foils Crime!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1710City Council District 61/14/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1710/Superman Swart & Friends.jpgSuperhero Chairman of Camelback East Village Planning Committee Foils Crime!<div class="ExternalClass563F9E9FB61D44E5830A7F717CA183EB"><html> <em>​Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Jay Swart, Chairman of the Camelback East Village Planning Committee, neighborhood leader, retired police officer, and all-around great guy. Jay has made a life of serving and protecting others. Please keep in mind he is a civilian and our neighbor, and just happened to be visiting his bank when this happened (report courtesy of Phoenix Police):</em> <br> <br>On Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at approximately 10AM Mr. Swart was inside of a bank located near 20th St. and E. Camelback Rd. As he was talking to an employee he noticed an individual wearing dark clothing and a backpack quickly enter the bank, look around, and head directly over to the cashier. <br><br>Mr. Swart was able to see the suspect was armed and demanding cash from the cashier.<br> <br>As soon as the suspect obtained money, he left the bank and Mr. Swart ensured everyone inside the bank was safe and instructed them what to do next. Mr. Swart immediately called 911 to let the police know what was happening and, as he was doing so, was giving them the suspect's description as well as updating them as to what vehicle the suspect entered and which direction the suspect was now traveling. Mr Swart also provided the vehicle license plate number and the vehicle was found to be stolen.<br> <br>Mr. Swart was able to provide a specific vehicle description while continuing to update 911 as to the suspect's location and direction of travel, Phoenix Police officers were able to locate the suspect driving the vehicle.<em> (Neither this office, nor Phoenix PD, advise citizens to follow or pursue criminals in any way. Just call 911. Unless you're Jay Swart. Because he's Superman.) </em><br><br>When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect accelerated away from them. Officers found the suspect vehicle abandoned and, a short time later, located the suspect after he opened the door of a residence and entered in an effort to hide from police. The homeowners -  who did not know the suspect - told him to leave and, as soon as he came out of the residence, he was quickly taken into custody by Phoenix Police officers.<br> <br>This event was concluded safely for all involved and the communication between Mr. Swart and the Phoenix Police Department was critical to this peaceful resolution. Mr. Swart utilized his training to ensure everyone's safety while obtaining pertinent and real-time information about the suspect and the suspect's vehicle which enabled officers to locate him and take him into custody.<br><br><em>…Except that Superman Swart didn't stop there! Less than a week later Jay was instrumental in nabbing a crooked employee at an auto dealership. Talk about constituent service!</em><br><br><em>As if his years of guiding the smart growth in Camelback Village wasn't enough, once again, I and this office, along with the entire city of Phoenix owe an enormous thank you to Jay Swart, Superman.​</em><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman DiCiccio on the Passing of Calvin Goodehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1676City Council District 612/24/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1676/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman DiCiccio on the Passing of Calvin Goode<div class="ExternalClass0B31CDEAA1B242BDA6A99239E9BA8DAC"><html> <p> <span style="color:rgb(25, 25, 25);">​"Calvin Goode was a great man who provided inspiration for all of us. He was a real leader in the city of Phoenix. Very sad to see him pass and I want to extend my deepest sympathies to his family. "</span> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman DiCiccio: DO YOU FEEL SAFE? IF YOU LIVE IN PHOENIX, YOU SHOULDN'Thttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1661City Council District 612/15/2020 3:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1661/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman DiCiccio: DO YOU FEEL SAFE? IF YOU LIVE IN PHOENIX, YOU SHOULDN'T<div class="ExternalClass84728B540A5F472B91A548F5E5B7060A"><html> <strong>BREAKING:</strong> “If you feel safe living in Phoenix, you shouldn't. So far this year, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Phoenix homicides have increased by 52% - a bigger increase than even New York City</span>. Let that sink in.<br> <br>There have also been 64 more domestic violence homicides so far this year than last year. I've already asked the Chief for a copy of the FBI report that's going out this week. <br> <br>We're over 500 police officers short. Worse, the ones we have are under constant abuse from both the radical left and even some of the so-called defenders of the police. If you think this team of leaders at the city of Phoenix is keeping you safe, they're not. <br> <br>We're so short of officers, we can't answer calls on time. Even though we desperately need more officers, the ones we do have are under constant attack from politicians who want to lock down law-abiding citizens with one hand, and turn criminals loose with the other.<br> <br><em>Just because it's happening in other places doesn't mean it should be accepted here. No leader should find this type of violence acceptable.</em><br><em> </em><br>Incredibly, these attacks on our cops aren't just coming from the radical left. They're even coming from some self-proclaimed defenders of police. We had a letter that would have sent a reasonable proposal for civilian police oversight to the ballot. Guess who held it up? Jim Waring and Debra Stark refused to sign the letter putting it on the agenda. <br> <br>If the constant attempts to undermine our cops continue, you know who to turn to. Waring and Stark had every opportunity to do something responsible to protect our cops and citizens alike. Instead, their inaction let the crazy leftists control the agenda. The responsibility for this continued unrest lays at their feet."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Councilman DiCiccio’s COVID-19 Planhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1649City Council District 612/3/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1649/Newsroom_Council_News_06.jpgCouncilman DiCiccio’s COVID-19 Plan<div class="ExternalClassE0DDBCB0876E4010895D4428EAF05E0D"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">HERE IS A LOGICAL PLAN FOR COVID:</strong></p>1. Open all of the schools and playgrounds-this is the safest thing we can do for our children and for all of our families. Healthcare workers are staying home instead of being at work because they cannot take care of their children<br><br>2. Those that are at high risk and vulnerable in particular the elderly should shelter in place<br><br>3. Those that are at high risk and the elderly are first priority -along with healthcare and frontline workers, teachers, grocery store and restaurant employees - to get the vaccine<br><br><p>4. Use the $143 Million the City of Phoenix took from the federal government to feed the elderly and those most vulnerable as they shelter in place<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman DiCiccio on Failure of Leadership and Cancellation of Youth Tournamentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1645City Council District 612/3/2020 12:25:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1645/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman DiCiccio on Failure of Leadership and Cancellation of Youth Tournaments<div class="ExternalClassB75C8A0B10A243FE9C11C6E2A3F719B6"><html>​“UTTER FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP: Mayor Gallego has spent months attacking the state over their COVID measures, but has not proposed even one single bold move of her own. Not one single bold move. Instead, she has repeatedly relied on knee-jerk reactions like we saw today regarding the parks. To be clear, Phoenix has no plan to protect the general public from COVID. No plan to protect our seniors from COVID. None.  <br><br>If the mayor is so concerned about the COVID virus, she might want to spend a little more time developing a real public health plan for the entire general public and a little less time grandstanding and attacking others. I do not have to agree with the plan, but at least do something other than just talk about it."<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Councilman Sal DiCiccio’s Statement on Today’s Failed OAT Board Votehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1630City Council District 611/19/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1630/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgCouncilman Sal DiCiccio’s Statement on Today’s Failed OAT Board Vote<div class="ExternalClass4ADE0EE6EE624E5CAFC3DBED786FCA5D"><html> <strong>BREAKING: Phx stops anti-police motion on 5-4 vote today. </strong><br> <br>“The vote today intended to approve the "Office of Accountability and Transparency" was no such thing. It would have been the first step to defunding our police - putting you and your family at risk.<br><br>The people who hate our police will not stop until they trash our city - just like they have in Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis.<br><br>Every single one of them HAS an anti-police activist driven "oversight committee" - and none of them have peace. You can't appease a mob.<br><br>Radical anti-police protesters will not stop until they have destroyed the foundations of law and order in this country.<br><br>I will be pushing for reasonable oversight of police, and pushing for the entire community to vote on it: not just the crazy anti-police people who dominate City Hall, but everyone in our city."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Councilman DiCiccio Fires Back at ASU's Cronkite School over Termination of Deanhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1544City Council District 610/2/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1544/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgCouncilman DiCiccio Fires Back at ASU's Cronkite School over Termination of Dean<div class="ExternalClass91C5B156018940FEAD12AC302DA7C51C"><html>​“The Cronkite School fired their Dean for tweeting prayers for police and fired the head of their radio station for pointing out Jacob Blake was a criminal with a vile history of abusive acts toward women.<br><br>I'm firing back.<br><br>See the letter I sent to ASU President Michael Crow and ASU Lobbyist Matt Salmon":<br><br><p style="text-align:center;"></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a target="_blank" href="/district6site/Documents/Cronkite%20Letter.pdf">Click for PDF of Letter​​</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span><img src="/district6site/MediaAssets/Cronkite%20Letter-page-001.jpg" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;margin:5px;width:502px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio



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