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Statement from Councilman Michael Nowakowski on the Arizona Supreme Court Ruling on Aviation Rideshare Feeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1111City Council District 74/2/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1111/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgStatement from Councilman Michael Nowakowski on the Arizona Supreme Court Ruling on Aviation Rideshare Fees<div class="ExternalClass8709DAE4736C45A1AED02AFD0EA99421"><html> <p>​ “I am pleased with today's Supreme Court decision to unanimously uphold the city's ordinance imposing fees on the rideshare ground transportation providers at Phoenix Sky Harbor. The fees provide an even playing field for all vendors and companies who conduct business out of the airport. This is a great example of the 'Team Phoenix' approach that also supports the great City of Phoenix."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7MichaelNowakowski
Councilman Michael Nowakowski’s Statement on Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1097City Council District 73/30/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1097/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpg Councilman Michael Nowakowski’s Statement on Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle <div class="ExternalClassBDCC73A7B3924A87AAB57E1F24C01232"><html>"Last night, Phoenix lost a true hero, Commander Greg Carnicle. My heart is heavy as I grieve with our community over this devastating loss. Commander Carnicle proudly served the city for 31 years and was just months from retirement. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Phoenix Police Department, and the community. <br><br>I also want to thank the two other Police Officers who were injured last night for their bravery. Please join me in prayers for a quick recovery for them."<br><br>Councilman Michael Nowakowski is the Chair of the Public Safety and Veterans Subcommittee. ​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7MichaelNowakowski
Statement from Councilman Nowakowski on the Passing of a City of Phoenix Employeehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1083City Council District 73/22/2020 2:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1083/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgStatement from Councilman Nowakowski on the Passing of a City of Phoenix Employee<div class="ExternalClassB411E2F44CB045CCB92505CB511DF465"><html> <p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"></span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“My heart is heavy today, after hearing the news that one of the City of Phoenix's own passed away yesterday from the coronavirus. My thoughts and prayers are with the friends, family and coworkers of our Aviation staff member. I hope and pray everyone uses this as a powerful reminder to protect themselves and the most vulnerable, practice social distance and stay at home. We must all work together to stop the spread and flatten curve." </span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7MichaelNowakowski
Statement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia on Next Steps in Coronavirus Fight https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1073City Council District 73/20/2020 1:45:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1073/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia on Next Steps in Coronavirus Fight <div class="ExternalClass063B515A62C6412C819D893D9F0C036C"><html> <p></p>“Yesterday we spoke with leaders from the county, state and federal government to voice our concerns on statewide measures to flatten the curve and ensure direct funding to cities. Today, we finally saw significant action at a statewide level. <br><br>Now we focus our attention to ensure our first responders have the necessary sanitary supplies to keep them safe during this pandemic. Our bus drivers must have safeguards in place to stay healthy and protected, passengers must have the space to social distance, and all our city employees need to feel supported and safe.<br><br>We've made strides with the implementation of small business loans, strategic closures and cutbacks, but we need more. <br><br>In a time of emergency, we must ensure all residents are taken care of. The nine members of this Council, who were elected by the diverse, resilient people of Phoenix need to make decisions together, now more than ever.<br><br><p>As a city, we will prevail, but we must work together and focus on the most vulnerable."​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7MichaelNowakowski
Statement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia On Tonight’s Council Meeting https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1058City Council District 73/19/2020 5:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1058/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia On Tonight’s Council Meeting <div class="ExternalClassCE9928EF8D6E41E79D2266088CC1991C"><html>​“As Councilmembers, our priority is to save lives while providing relief to working families. We are not against taking the necessary measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. We owe it to our community to have a coordinated response to this crisis. We must come together to help the most vulnerable, our residents and our local businesses that will be impacted. Leadership requires trust from <strong>all parties.</strong><br><br>Tonight, we voted to have a larger conversation on something that has the power to gravely impact our city. To declare a “Great Emergency" is to put one person solely in charge of all decisions, specifically the Mayor. A “Great Emergency" does not give a voice to those that truly need it. <br><br>Social determinants including economic security is a key indicator to health outcomes and will be crucial in providing stability to a vulnerable workforce that is facing unemployment. <br><br>Our districts represent a large population of people of color, refugees, low income residents, families that live paycheck to paycheck and households with one sole income earner. As their Councilmembers our top priority is to find solutions to ensure they are protected as we fight this pandemic.<br><br>It's irresponsible to not consider the consequences to working people and the inability of our current political systems to adequately address a health crisis and its impacts at the same time.<br><br>Since COVID-19 has demanded we practice social distancing, it has taken away our residents' ability to be present at City Council meetings and voice their opinions. The City of Phoenix is a diverse city that has elected 9 representatives to make decisions on their behalf. In this critical time, it is even more important that we be the voice for our communities.  <br><br>That is why we are asking the Mayor and Council to declare a state of “Local Emergency" so that the Council can maintain authority to participate in managing this crisis. Specifically, we want to work collectively on a comprehensive plan to include the following:<br><ul><li><strong>Public transportation </strong></li><li><strong>Relief funds for residents, specifically the elderly and other vulnerable populations</strong></li><li><strong>Immediate emergency assistance for small businesses</strong></li><li><strong>Worker and employee protections</strong></li><li><strong>Work with federal, state, and county delegations to secure our fair share of funding</strong><br></li></ul><br>Bars should remain closed and restaurants should continue to limit service to takeout, drive-through service and delivery. We look forward to collaborating on ongoing efforts."<br><br>Residents can submit comment for Friday's special meeting by calling 602.262.6001 or emailing their comments to councilmeeting@phoenix.gov. <br><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Arizona businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance?fbclid=IwAR2OVJPc2BXdw2ql4rfXNcgjHpP_n5kmRpEp9D2xJr0X80pNchsM1OxrMGU">https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance</a>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7MichaelNowakowski
Clarification on Mayor Gallego’s Statement Regarding the Councilman’s Meeting Requesthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/1018City Council District 73/6/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1018/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgClarification on Mayor Gallego’s Statement Regarding the Councilman’s Meeting Request<div class="ExternalClassAC2D43E4109C4EAD88E1BA0C15986648"><html> <div>"On Monday March 2nd at 4:52 p.m. I called the Mayor to inquire about a news conference that was brought to my attention regarding the CASS shelter in my district. She did not answer and I did not leave a message. I called back again at 5:16 p.m. and left a two minute voicemail regarding concerns in the community and the permits for the additional beds at CASS. I also requested a meeting with the Mayor, and never received a return phone call. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Shortly before the news conference started on March 3rd, I rode in an elevator with the Mayor and verbally requested a meeting about the homelessness issue and was brushed off. During this elevator ride, she also had the opportunity to tell me about the news conference ... I was again left in the dark. Therefore, I attended her press conference to learn more about her plans for the CASS shelter and the additional beds. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The community in my district surrounding CASS is ground zero for this issue. It is my responsibility as their Councilman to advocate for them, and have direct involvement in resolving the issues that affect them. Wednesday's vote was a step in the right direction, but if we are going to tackle this issue head-on, the Mayor must work collaboratively with Council and the community and take all the necessary steps."<br></div> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7MichaelNowakowski
Councilman Michael Nowakowski’s Statement on Tonight’s Civilian Review Board Votehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/995City Council District 72/26/2020 5:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/995/Newsroom_Council_Statement_07.jpgCouncilman Michael Nowakowski’s Statement on Tonight’s Civilian Review Board Vote<div class="ExternalClassA98E8D655C9C4FBB9508762B0AB8EFC2"><html> <p> ​“Back in 2010, I voted for 15 recommendations developed by the Community and Police Trust Initiative. Recommendation 14 was for the city to create a Civilian Review Board. After 10 long years, I was very proud to second the motion tonight on making that review board became a reality.</p> <p>I have served under four different mayors and for years have been working to get to a point to where our residents have a voice that matters in the process. Tonight, that happened. I want to thank Mayor Gallego and Councilmember Garcia, it may not be perfect, but because of them, we have a plan. The Mayor showed true leadership by allowing Councilmember Garcia to introduce Model B as an option. I also want to thank city leadership for their work on this. I look forward to taking the 'Team Phoenix' approach with the community, Phoenix Police and city staff to ensure that this momentous vote provides the kind of transparency and oversight that our community expects."​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7MichaelNowakowski
February 14, 2020 District 7 Newsletter https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-7/975City Council District 72/15/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/975/D7B_newsletter.jpgFebruary 14, 2020 District 7 Newsletter <div class="ExternalClassCEBDC4E32EFE4141ABDA6B5CEAC9364D"><html> <p>Greetings from the District 7 office of Councilman Michael Nowakowski. <br></p> <a href="/district7site/Documents/Newsletter%20Feb%2014th.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Download and read the February 14, 2020 newsletter.​<br></p> </a><p>As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office with questions, comments or concerns at 602-262-7654 or <a href="/district7/contact-district-7" target="_blank"><strong>council.district.7@phoenix.gov​</strong></a><br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district7Newsdistrict-7District 7MichaelNowakowski

 

 

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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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