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Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Today’s Phoenix Trails Votehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1112City Council District 64/2/2020 10:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1112/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Today’s Phoenix Trails Vote<div class="ExternalClassD8DE6D450F704C8AB33A32DBA3B8966E"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <span></span>“Today's vote to keep our trails open is a major win for Phoenix residents. The head of disease control for Maricopa County, Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, has been very clear that closing the trails is not only unnecessary at this time, but that it is critical for people to be able to get outside. Now more than ever, the people of Phoenix need access to trails and outdoor spaces where they can get some fresh air and exercise to stay healthy."<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix Politicians Pushing Panic by Voting to Close Hiking Trails https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1101City Council District 63/30/2020 11:50:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1101/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix Politicians Pushing Panic by Voting to Close Hiking Trails <div class="ExternalClass78661E0DC16748B595DD639C745EBB96"><html> <p>"Instead of calm, Phoenix politicians are pushing panic and voting on Wednesday to close hiking trails in our city. I am opposed. Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, the head of disease control for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health stated clearly that closing the trails is unnecessary and that it is critical that people are able to go outside. I am urging residents to call their councilmembers to let them know what they think before this vote."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Coronavirus Crisis https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1072City Council District 63/19/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1072/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Coronavirus Crisis <div class="ExternalClass807B97CBC2644091B0807C57DC18BB74"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“If we do not work together to tackle this crisis, we will fail. Phoenix cannot go at this alone. Shutting down bars and restaurants in Phoenix will only work if our neighboring cities do the same, otherwise people will just drive across the street to Scottsdale or Chandler and bring potential contagions back into the City of Phoenix.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Right now, the most important thing we can do is to work together with the state, the county, our neighboring cities, and our community to ensure that our approach is consistent. Not doing so will only lead to confusion and chaos, which we cannot afford."</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div>Watch an important message from Councilman DiCiccio here: <a href="https://youtu.be/39EcGAhUPLs" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/39EcGAhUPLs</a>​<br></div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio on City of Phoenix Emergency Declarationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1050City Council District 63/18/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1050/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio on City of Phoenix Emergency Declaration<div class="ExternalClass402D1EBF9E65436E8D0371CB1FC796BF"><html>​“​While I support reasonable precautions for businesses and individuals during this crisis, I am absolutely opposed to Mayor Gallego's declaration of a “great emergency" in the City of Phoenix. By declaring a “great emergency" as opposed to a “local emergency" under Phoenix's code, the Mayor would have unlimited power to rule the City of Phoenix by proclamation for however so long she chooses, with no recourse for Council to rescind or even question her actions.<br><br>These facts were confirmed in a meeting with City Manager Ed Zuercher, City Attorney Cris Meyer and my chief of staff, Sam Stone that concluded mere moments ago, and are further affirmed by the following section from the Mayor's official proclamation:<br><br><img style="margin:5px;width:503px;" src="/district6site/MediaAssets/Section6_CityCode.png" /><br>"This is nothing short of martial law, and there is absolutely no way I can or ever will support such a measure."​<br><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/district6site/Documents/03_18_Agenda_CityCode.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">View the below documents in a PDF form here.</span>​​<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><img style="margin:5px;width:503px;" src="/district6site/MediaAssets/3-18-20%20Formal%20Agenda%20-%20Final.png" /><br></a><img style="margin:5px;width:503px;" src="/district6site/MediaAssets/Section%2011-3%20Powers%20and%20duties%20of%20the%20City%20Council%20Mayor%20and%20City%20Manager.png" /><br><br><br><br><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Be Safe, Be Calmhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1045City Council District 63/17/2020 2:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1045/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Be Safe, Be Calm<div class="ExternalClass2BA3FCFF47EE4CCA899F0801E63EF380"><html> ​​“A week ago, I warned you that potentially major disruptions were coming our way with this Coronavirus. Those disruptions are here, and we are all going to have to live with them for at least some time to come.<br><br><div>Folks, this isn’t going to be easy, but it’s not the end of the world, either. Right now, panic is a bigger enemy than this virus. As important as it is to follow the advice of the medical professionals on the front lines of this epidemic, it’s equally important that we all stay calm. Overreacting now is only going to make this time worse for all of us.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Take the proper precautions: limit social contact and avoid large crowds, wash your hands, and if you’re generally healthy, but feel yourself coming down with something, stay home.</div> <div>Those are all good things to do, but what worries me right now more than this virus is our reaction to it.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Folks, we need to stop the panic buying and hoarding.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Our supply chain is not at risk.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Even in the most extreme scenario, farms will still be growing food. Truckers will deliver that food to our stores, and stores will remain open. While there may be a lot of closures among non-essential businesses, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and other essential services will remain open.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you are under 65 years old, and in good health, you have essentially nothing to fear for yourself, and children appear to be largely unaffected by this disease. Our concern needs to be for our seniors, people with significant underlying conditions, and those with compromised immune systems – and we can and will do everything necessary to protect them.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>I know there’s a lot of fear out there right now. A lot of people are scared, and when we’re scared, we stop making rational decisions. But right now, our country needs you to dig deep inside yourself for the courage to face this challenge the right way. Take precautions, take this seriously, but do not let yourself succumb to panic.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you’re scared, or if you’re stuck in isolation and need someone to talk to, call us. Throughout the coming days, my office will be here for you.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Please take a moment and watch this short video: https://www.facebook.com/DiCiccioSal/videos/500708970834882/​<br><br>​​<br><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement From Councilman DiCiccio's Office: Stick Together, Wash Your Handshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1030City Council District 63/12/2020 3:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1030/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement From Councilman DiCiccio's Office: Stick Together, Wash Your Hands<div class="ExternalClassF52BBD5D59574B398668E23EB113F0A3"><html> ​In the last few hours, we've seen Governor Ducey announce a state of emergency here in Arizona, the NBA suspend its schedule, and President Trump announce an unprecedented range of travel restrictions, along with a host of other measures and financial supports to assist people through what will be a trying time. <br><br><div>Make no mistake, the following days and weeks we are all going to face significant, and potentially very trying, disruptions to our lives. However - I want to be clear - this is not the time to panic. If you are under the age of 80, and in good health, your risk from COVID-19 is extremely small. Symptoms are generally mild. Our concern must extend, foremost, to our elderly, those with compromised immune systems, or individuals with significant underlying conditions. If you fall into one of these categories, it is critical that you take all available precautions. You can get more information on the best, updated practices to protect yourself here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html [cdc.gov]</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you are generally healthy, but find yourself with any of the symptoms of the common cold or flu, please stay home and attempt to isolate yourself as much as possible until the symptoms have completely passed. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you are experiencing these symptoms and need to seek medical attention, please call ahead to the hospital and make arrangements for your arrival. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you are forced to call 911, please inform the operator that you are experiencing these symptoms, so that our first responders can also take the proper precautions. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The City of Phoenix, our first responders, and critical incident response systems are among the best in the country, and they are well prepared and trained to respond to any emergency. Additionally, City of Phoenix personnel across all our departments are ramping up our response to this public health hazard. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To that end, our office will remain open throughout this crisis, even if we are forced to do so remotely. If you need assistance, we will be available to respond by phone (602-262-7491) or email (Council.District.6@Phoenix.gov). We will also continue to monitor and update you via our social media accounts. If you are in need, do not hesitate to call, we will work to connect you with the proper resources or help you need. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>God Bless and Stay Strong,</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Sal, Sam, Jaimie, and Erin </div> <div><br><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Amicus Brief Filed on Behalf of Phoenix Taxpayers to Stop Rideshare Feeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/1017City Council District 63/6/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1017/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Amicus Brief Filed on Behalf of Phoenix Taxpayers to Stop Rideshare Fees<div class="ExternalClassA31C616F962F4035AAAAF29E18F4270C"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">This week I filed an amicus brief on behalf of Phoenix taxpayers urging the Supreme Court to overturn the obscene tax on rideshare. Both Uber and Lyft have made it clear they will leave the airport if this tax takes effect. The financial burden of this tax and limiting transportation choices at the airport will have a terrible impact on our economy and will hurt our hard-working middle class."</span></p> <p> <a href="/district6site/Documents/03-03-20%20Mtn%20to%20File%20Amicus%20Brief.pdf" target="_blank">Click to read the amicus brief.</a>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Tonight’s Civilian Review Board Vote https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/994City Council District 62/26/2020 3:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/994/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Tonight’s Civilian Review Board Vote <div class="ExternalClass99CB5005A4B74E8A8C9696D932A08DA8"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“What Phoenix did today was pass the most radical, extremist, and anti-police plan in the entire country. It is going to put our citizens' lives in danger."​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio

 

 

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=16https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/16/S275a.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)<div class="ExternalClass6158472297AD4DAC86558FE3A36DD428"><html>Read the City of Phoenix impacted services update; one comprehensive page to track what's open and operating and what's temporarily impacted.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/10543/9/2020 10:17:13 PM5/30/2020 10:17:13 PM

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