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Statement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Garbage Rate Increase Vote Todayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/932City Council District 62/12/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/932/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Garbage Rate Increase Vote Today<div class="ExternalClassA2F9A0F28E7049A98630351901A63E6A"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“Although my surgery yesterday prevented me from attending today's meeting in person, I felt it was important that I join the meeting by phone to vote against this terrible garbage rate increase. My appointee to the Rate Advisory Committee-- a former Waste Management VP and industry expert-- offered simple suggestions that would have allowed us to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and preserve the same level of service our residents deserve without increasing fees, but the politicians at City Hall chose to ignore these suggestions in favor of digging into your wallet once again."​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Garbage Rate Increase Vote Todayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/930City Council District 62/11/2020 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/930/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Garbage Rate Increase Vote Today<div class="ExternalClass440AC825A4054D3CAF29926655A67753"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“I underwent a significant spinal cord surgery yesterday which was scheduled several months in advance. I'll be fine, but unfortunately, that means I won't be able to attend today's policy meeting on the proposed garbage rate increase which was dropped on to the schedule very recently. And while I've been clear about my position on this issue, it's equally clear the politicians at City Hall are dead set on raising your rates, even though our office has presented alternatives that would allow Phoenix to keep recycling, keep all our current services, and keep your rates the same - just by improving efficiencies in our Solid Waste operations. All of these suggestions came from my appointee to the Solid Waste Rate committee – a former Waste Management VP with extensive experience in the waste management business. If we followed his advice – run our trucks more miles, run them longer hours, and more days per week - among other similar, simple suggestions we could do everything the politicians are claiming they want to do, without costing you a dime. But instead the City of Phoenix is running full speed ahead with their plan to completely ignore efficiency in favor of higher taxes. Apparently, improving our operations would have been too much work when all the politicians have to do instead is once again dig into your wallet."​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
News Release from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Breaking Rideshare Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/849City Council District 61/23/2020 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/849/newsroom_aviation_039.jpgNews Release from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Breaking Rideshare Update<div class="ExternalClass842D9AE9500A4D7FA629113141355D04"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"><em>​</em><span style="font-size:14.0pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"><strong><em>Phoenix Caves to Stay</em></strong></span></p><p>The City of Phoenix has agreed not to tax rideshare at the airport until the Supreme Court makes a final determination. <br><br><a href="/district6site/Documents/01_22_COPEmail.pdf" target="_blank">Read the letter</a> from the City Attorney below. <br><br>Thank you to Representative Nancy Barto and Attorney General Mark Brnovich for bringing this issue to the Supreme Court and protecting taxpayers in Arizona! <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"><strong><em><img style="margin:5px;width:503px;" src="/district6site/MediaAssets/01_22_COPEmail.jpg" /><br></em></strong></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
News Release from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Uber to Pull Out of Sky Harbor If Rideshare Tax Is Not Stoppedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/844City Council District 61/22/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/844/newsroom_aviation_049.jpgNews Release from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Uber to Pull Out of Sky Harbor If Rideshare Tax Is Not Stopped<div class="ExternalClass68D544EAA8834865930D181EFA4E910C"><html> <p>​It's official, Phoenix politicians will drive rideshare from the airport if their latest money-grab is not stopped.<br></p><p>"This is insane," said Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio. "Phoenix citizens and our tourism industry rely on good transportation service from our airport. This tax will create a stain on our reputation worldwide. It lets the world know Phoenix is not open for business and will hurt our hard-working citizens the most."<br></p><p><a href="/district6site/Documents/01_21_Uber_LettertoCOP.pdf" target="_blank">Read the letter from Uber.</a>​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img style="margin:5px;width:464px;height:598px;" src="/district6site/MediaAssets/01_21_Uber_LettertoCOP.png" /></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Attorney General’s Action on Uber/Lyft Taxhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/813City Council District 61/16/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/813/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement From Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Attorney General’s Action on Uber/Lyft Tax<div class="ExternalClassC1B45FBAFA4D449795C1B6ECD5029E10"><html> <p>​"Attorney General Mark Brnovich has declared that Phoenix's horrible tax on rideshare may violate the Arizona State Constitution and therefore must go to the Arizona Supreme Court for review and determination. This is fantastic news for everyone who drives for or uses rideshare at the airport! I believe it is clear that this horrible tax is not only a direct attack on working- and middle-class families in Arizona, but it is also an outrageous violation of our constitution, and I am confident that the Supreme Court will throw out the horrible burden that Phoenix politicians recklessly imposed. Thank you AG Mark Brnovich for stepping in to protect Arizonans who depend on rideshare."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Councilman Sal DiCiccio’s Statement on Attorney General Mark Brnovich's Review of Phoenix Rideshare Tax Hikehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/814City Council District 612/30/2019 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/814/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgCouncilman Sal DiCiccio’s Statement on Attorney General Mark Brnovich's Review of Phoenix Rideshare Tax Hike<div class="ExternalClass3E9A5D051CB9453EBC9798277673BB60"><html> <p>​​"This is great news for everyone who uses Uber or Lyft. We have worked for years to develop our reputation as a business-friendly city. Taxes like this will destroy that reputation. Losing business at the airport will have lasting repercussions for our city. This new tax will severely hurt our reputation on the national and international stage, hurt our economy, and hurt the thousands of Phoenix residents who drive for and rely on rideshare at Sky Harbor.<br><br>I applaud Attorney General Brnovich for looking into this and standing up for taxpayers in Arizona."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Rideshare Tax Increasehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/817City Council District 612/18/2019 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/817/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgStatement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio on Rideshare Tax Increase<div class="ExternalClass9966E90E97CA406D8610B3958051D634"><html> <p>​"Despite learning that it is in direct violation of the Arizona constitution, the politicians at City Hall voted once again to pass this horrible new tax on rideshare. This will absolutely be overturned by the courts, and what the politicians did today is just take more money out of your pocket to pay for a futile lawsuit and screw over everyone who uses Uber and Lyft to get to the airport."​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio
Phoenix Politicians Set to Drive Out Uber/Lyft from Airporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-6/819City Council District 612/14/2019 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/819/Newsroom_Council_Statement_06.jpgPhoenix Politicians Set to Drive Out Uber/Lyft from Airport<div class="ExternalClass61BDEBE26378438E84777D1AA9941F92"><html> <p>​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;line-height:18px;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;margin-bottom:14px;word-spacing:0px;display:block;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;">​In what can only be described as a Waterloo moment for Phoenix politicians, Phoenix is about to be known as an anti-business city.​</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);display:block;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:18px;margin-bottom:14px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">Phoenix politicians are set to pass a massive tax increase on ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. These companies have sent a letter saying that if Phoenix imposes this tax increase, they will leave the airport. This would make Phoenix the first airport in the nation to literally drive out ridesharing companies.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <br style="box-sizing:border-box;">“Phoenix politicians are set to pass massive tax increases on our public. From water rate increases to garbage rate increases, and now this hefty tax on the ridesharing companies. It's no wonder that these companies no longer want to do business in the city of Phoenix.  Make no mistake about it, this will be on the backs of the politicians who vote for this tax increase. They will be directly responsible for driving out these business owners Making it difficult for middle-class America to get to the airport," said Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></p> <p style="text-align:left;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);text-transform:none;line-height:18px;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;margin-bottom:14px;word-spacing:0px;display:block;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;"> <a href="/district6site/Documents/12_13_UberLettertoCOP.pdf" style="background-attachment:scroll;background-clip:border-box;background-color:transparent;background-image:none;background-origin:padding-box;background-repeat:repeat;background-size:auto;box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(154, 0, 73);text-decoration:none;transition-delay:0s;transition-duration:0.2s;transition-property:all;transition-timing-function:ease-in-out;" target="_blank"> <strong style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">CLICK HERE</strong> </a> <strong style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;"> for the letter Uber sent to the City of Phoenix yesterday threatening to pull out of Sky Harbor. </strong> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district6Newsdistrict-6District 6SalDiCiccio

 

 

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Get Involved: Fund PHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=13https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/13/S261C.jpgGet Involved: Fund PHX<div class="ExternalClass9728A8349F6F47A1A5123D0792DF410B"><html> <p>​Give your feedback about the Phoenix budget. Use our new online tool to adjust funding for various departments.</p> </html></div>Videohttps://Phoenix.gov/budget/fund2/19/2020 5:20:55 PM3/31/2020 5:20:55 PM

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