Councilmember Garcia’s Statement on Phoenix Police Challenge Coin Investigation https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1749City Council District 82/8/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1749/Newsroom_Council_Statement_08.jpgCouncilmember Garcia’s Statement on Phoenix Police Challenge Coin Investigation <div class="ExternalClassD4B1110FA6B245328396987044A88668"><html> <p>​"The news reports from this weekend on a harmful challenge coin created by Phoenix Police Department officers and the subsequent reaction to call for an overdue investigation clearly demonstrates that community members have been right in calling for independent investigations. The Office of Accountability and Transparency should be set up to do exactly that. The public does not have trust in the Phoenix Police Department handling its internal affairs. We have already seen officers remain on the job after internal investigations go nowhere. There is no accountability. We do not need more examples of this inefficiency. We need the Phoenix City Council to act and establish the Office of Accountability and Transparency and hold the wrong-doers in the department accountable."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Eviction & Resources | Open Door with Councilmember Carlos Garciahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1731City Council District 81/29/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/wIE7afREC8AEviction & Resources | Open Door with Councilmember Carlos Garcia<div class="ExternalClass57A4D8B32CDB4C84B68F1CE37F7A3C55"><html>​On this episode of Open Door, Councilmember Garcia is discussing evictions and resources for those facing eviction. The episode also features a webinar with Community members and Community Legal Services discussing how they can help residents.<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
2020 Year in Review | Open Door with Councilmember Carlos Garciahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1732City Council District 81/20/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/RAIdgj8nH6g2020 Year in Review | Open Door with Councilmember Carlos Garcia<div class="ExternalClass4933FDE546FF4CE4B0C1F85DE92EA24F"><html>​On this episode of Open Door, Councilmember Garcia and his Chief of Staff, Adriana Garcia Maximiliano discuss the highs and lows of 2020 and priorities for the District 8 team in 2021.<br><br>​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
El Noticiero del Vecindario con la Concejal de Phoenix Betty Guardado - Parques COVID-19 Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1734City Council District 81/15/2021 9:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/6AWsAfbcMmIEl Noticiero del Vecindario con la Concejal de Phoenix Betty Guardado - Parques COVID-19 Update<div class="ExternalClassC904F7A3698B49EAB484DE8338F63715"><html>​En esta edición de Noticias del Vecindario, la Concejal Guardado se encuentra en el parque El Oso en el Distrito 5 con el Subdirector de Parques Alonzo Avitia para discutir las comodidades disponibles y los cierres para detener la propagación de COVID-19., pero se restringe el uso de determinados servicios del parque. Y de todos los complejos deportivos.efectivo en Diciembre 3, 2020. la votación del ayuntamiento. también incluyó el cierre de ramadas, mesas de picnic, equipos de gimnasia, canchas de baloncesto y voleibol y complejos deportivos. El cierre y la cancelación estarán vigentes hasta que la comunidad COVID-19 difunda los retornos métricos al nivel moderado en el condado de Maricopa, según lo monitoreado por el Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona. Para obtener más información sobre la Concejal Guardado, su personal y el trabajo que están haciendo en el Distrito 5, visite: phoenix.gov/district5.​<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Councilmember Garcia’s Statement on Despicable Hate Attack at Calvin Goode’s Virtual Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1701City Council District 81/12/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1701/Newsroom_Council_Statement_08.jpgCouncilmember Garcia’s Statement on Despicable Hate Attack at Calvin Goode’s Virtual Service<div class="ExternalClass94F4C9A1B19145D4B476BB62B4E6CF38"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“What happened at Vice Mayor Goode's virtual funeral is despicable. Calvin Goode was a giant in this community. He fought back against bigotry for 93 years. We will continue the fight and send our condolences to his family who had to endure this attack. Rest in Power Calvin Goode!"​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Councilmember Garcia’s Statement on the Passing of Calvin Goodehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1681City Council District 812/24/2020 5:50:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1681/Newsroom_Council_Statement_08.jpgCouncilmember Garcia’s Statement on the Passing of Calvin Goode<div class="ExternalClass86A3CC2CE6044AB3A444BFCA92F205A0"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“The District 8 team would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Calvin Goode. Mr. Goode is a giant in the history of Phoenix and he will be missed. He was a champion for our most impacted communities and stood against injustice.  We acknowledge and take with great responsibility that we stand on the legacy of his work, through his leadership on the Phoenix City Council and his advocacy as leader of the Eastlake neighborhood. Our office will continue to build on his legacy of equity and of fighting for the most vulnerable."<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Statement from Councilmember Garcia and the District 8 Team on Unjust Protest Arrestshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1625City Council District 811/17/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1625/Newsroom_Council_Statement_08.jpgStatement from Councilmember Garcia and the District 8 Team on Unjust Protest Arrests<div class="ExternalClass8D2A83DB8B8E40938A3D8BCB88EEBC2A"><html> <p> ​“Over the past seven months, we've seen a coordinated effort between Phoenix Police Department (PPD), the Maricopa County Attorney's Office (MCAO), and other law enforcement agencies to politically prosecute and silence those who wish to hold police accountable. We've seen PPD arrest activists, en masse, without probable cause.  We've seen demonstrators brutalized on our streets-- sprayed with chemical weapons such as tear gas and pepper spray, which are unacceptable in the middle of a pandemic.  We've seen demonstrators and average citizens pulled out of cars at gunpoint.  We've seen them held in hot vans for hours on end.  They've had their property stolen.  They've been followed home from protests.  They've been jailed, transferred to immigration, and some have been deported. The Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center has also supported these intimidation tactics through surveilling activists and sharing that intel so leaders can be identified and criminally persecuted.<br><br>While PPD is the face of this intimidation on the streets, they are aided by the MCAO in the courts. We're now seeing individuals charged with completely fabricated felonies, including the allegation that demonstrators are part of a “criminal street gang."  These illegitimate charges being brought by MCAO have serious implications not only for the individual lives of those impacted, but for everyone who values free speech and the promise of democracy.<br><br>For these reasons, the District 8 office stands with the community in the demand that MCAO drop all charges against protesters. It is unacceptable for governments to use the criminal legal system illegitimately to silence, intimidate, and jail First-Amendment demonstrates whose message they may disagree with. It's an abuse of power. It is political persecution. It is undemocratic."</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Closing the Digital Divide - Open Door with Councilmember Carlos Garciahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1621City Council District 810/16/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/CYTMoVF3AgAClosing the Digital Divide - Open Door with Councilmember Carlos Garcia<div class="ExternalClassF4EEB5BF7D6D4BB0B2F7F415C1ADD922"><html>​On this episode of Open Door, Councilmember Garcia talks to Phoenix resident Silvia Esquivel, who recently received a tablet through a Housing Department program to help close the digital divide. Councilmember Garcia also provides an update on a recent initiative to bring better free Wi-Fi services to residents.<br><br><div>For more information: Phoenix.gov/freewifi<br><br></div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia



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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass5E1C8ECD68C34BF2BE3CC99850DFEE02"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM4/30/2021 8:18:55 PM

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