Councilman DiCiccio’s Statement on Phoenix Police Staffing Levelshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/2106City Council District 610/14/2021 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2106/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgCouncilman DiCiccio’s Statement on Phoenix Police Staffing Levels<div class="ExternalClassB116AB6697004956A534FFAD391BD885"><html>“This council came only one vote away from defunding our police last year.  One vote.  Crime is skyrocketing.  Murders are up citywide.  We have the highest homicides when compared to our surrounding cities.  Violent crimes have increased exponentially.  People are being killed.  Our response time for emergency calls has increased, this is a troubling sign.  <br><br>There are only 1,096 patrol officers responding to calls for service for the entire city.  To break it down, there are 350 officers on each shift, divided among 118 patrol squads that must provide 24/7 coverage.  On an average day, it would be normal to have between 25 to 30 officers working per precinct, covering over 530 square miles of our city.  This is unacceptable.<br><br>We are 800 officers short and losing current officers to other cities.  No one wants to be a police officer in Phoenix, this crazy defund movement is to blame.  That anyone on this Council would seriously continue to try to cut police funding is just insane."​<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman DiCiccio on Phoenix’s Next City Managerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/2047City Council District 69/1/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2047/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman DiCiccio on Phoenix’s Next City Manager<div class="ExternalClass265FD4F290844D6790434B1BF0B6B6F3"><html>​“I am thrilled with the appointment of Jeff Barton as Phoenix's next City Manager. Jeff brings a background in leadership, a culture of accountability, transparency, and strong values.<br><br>Jeff has a track record that almost no one in government - anywhere, at any level - can match. His work on budget planning was always spot-on and his ability to accurately forecast future growth is unparalleled. His financial background has put Phoenix in great financial health while also achieving excellent bond ratings. <br><br>Jeff has developed innovative plans during the worst times for Phoenix. Under his leadership all levels of the city will have full accountability and transparency. <br><br>And his story – this is a guy who was raised by his grandmother and single mother in public housing in Pennsylvania. He is proof once again that talent and hard work can overcome any obstacle. He is an inspiration to our youth to achieve their full potential and pursue their goals, no matter their background. <br><br>Jeff Barton is the American Dream, and Phoenix is lucky to have a talented and highly skilled city manager leading us forward."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman DiCiccio on Today’s Policy Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/2036City Council District 68/24/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2036/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman DiCiccio on Today’s Policy Meeting<div class="ExternalClassA16A35B49F454E189EF965247E9D60EE"><html>​“While Phoenix is facing increased violent crime and slowed police response times, today the City Council debated a police “coin".<br><br>Did we debate an increase in violent crime? The shortage of 1,000 police officers? The need for more police to help protect our families? Nope.<br><br>This city needs a major reality check."<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Councilman DiCiccio’s Statement on DOJ Investigationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/2012City Council District 68/5/2021 7:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2012/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgCouncilman DiCiccio’s Statement on DOJ Investigation<div class="ExternalClass4D64F848EBF14EF582B05775231F779A"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>"I was informed earlier this morning of the Department of Justice investigation. Our police department has been under extreme attack by activists bent on defunding the police.<br> <br>I welcome another set of eyes to see what we already know: that we have a department staffed by dedicated individuals who go to great lengths to protect our community, and do so honorably and fairly."<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
District 6 Salvation Army Check Presentationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/2069City Council District 67/21/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/w-MzfTq515cDistrict 6 Salvation Army Check Presentationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/district6Videodistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Councilman DiCiccio’s Statement on Parks Board Vote to Restrict Trails in Extreme Heat https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1989City Council District 67/14/2021 6:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1989/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgCouncilman DiCiccio’s Statement on Parks Board Vote to Restrict Trails in Extreme Heat <div class="ExternalClassB6B3578227FF4BA6B0107790B04D0FDB"><html> <div>“Last night, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board approved a pilot program that will close specific city trails when the National Weather Services issues an Excessive Heat Watch. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>I strongly support this program and commend the Parks Board for taking action. The Camelback and Piestewa Peak trails are already difficult and not for the faint of heart. When you add in extreme heat, it’s a recipe for disaster for everyone involved. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>When a rescue needs to take place, it can take anywhere between 12 to 16 firefighters in full gear to do a rescue up one of these mountains. The city is extremely short on paramedics and every time there is a mountain rescue, we are pulling them away from other critical calls. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To put this into perspective, the City of Phoenix is 517 square miles total. We only have 1,586 sworn firefighters to provide service to our massive city. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>This pilot program is a great first step, but more needs to be done. I will be strongly advocating to make this a permanent practice moving ahead.”​<br><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Councilman DiCiccio’s Statement on Central Avenue Winhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1957City Council District 66/18/2021 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1957/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgCouncilman DiCiccio’s Statement on Central Avenue Win<div class="ExternalClass14E4B5AA253143B3B3920298241B2380"><html>​“We did it! As you know I strongly opposed this stupid idea of putting this ridiculous road diet on Central Avenue. This would have created a gridlock by forcing traffic into the local neighborhoods for the benefit of the few wealthy people. The citizens have made their voices heard. You spoke, and for once the city listened."<br><br><a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?9a6f123a168f2e4f24b9c6c4a55991ff62039dc1ca970d21">Click to read</a> the memo from the Street Transportation Department. <br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Councilman DiCiccio’s Statement on Disgraceful OAT Vote https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1918City Council District 65/20/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1918/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgCouncilman DiCiccio’s Statement on Disgraceful OAT Vote <div class="ExternalClass4712BF8BAB7B4078A9D09334399F8E48"><html>“ What Phoenix did today, was approve the most radical, extremist, and anti-police plan in the entire country. Today's vote was not about acting for accountability or transparency, but about handing over unlimited power to hate groups. <br><br>The defund the police movement is the real deal here in Phoenix. The vast majority of the community supports the police versus this small group of 100 people. These radical anti-police protesters will not stop until they have destroyed the foundations of law and order in our city.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>I am so angry and embarrassed for our hardworking police officers, who put their lives on the line every day to protect us. Mark my words, we will lose even more officers and put citizens lives in danger."</span><br>​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio



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