Statement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia on Next Steps in Coronavirus Fight https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1074City Council District 83/20/2020 1:45:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1074/Newsroom_Council_Statement_08.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia on Next Steps in Coronavirus Fight <div class="ExternalClass0BFEFDC8422E4190883E847C0D0D1AE8"><html>“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/district8Newsdistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Statement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia On Tonight’s Council Meeting https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1059City Council District 83/19/2020 5:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1059/Newsroom_Council_Statement_08.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia On Tonight’s Council Meeting <div class="ExternalClass558CFC8E4AC6496BBEB156D0EC8DB117"><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></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 href="https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance?fbclid=IwAR2OVJPc2BXdw2ql4rfXNcgjHpP_n5kmRpEp9D2xJr0X80pNchsM1OxrMGU" target="_blank">https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance</a>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Carnicería Agave | Open Door with Councilmember Carlos Garciahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/1010City Council District 83/3/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/y2Uv2zzKVzwCarnicería Agave | Open Door with Councilmember Carlos Garcia<div class="ExternalClass1938DB42E24E41E8A07141DBA6B0FB9E"><html> <p>​<span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In this episode of Open Door, Councilmember Garcia visits Carnicería Agave to chat with the owner, Ernie Tercero. They discuss what a Carnicería is and what they have to offer Phoenix residents. Councilmember Garcia and Ernie also discuss how Ernie got into the business. </span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Councilmember Carlos Garcia Interviews Phoenix Budget Director Jeff Bartonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/906City Council District 82/3/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/UW39LttbqFICouncilmember Carlos Garcia Interviews Phoenix Budget Director Jeff Barton<div class="ExternalClassAE7477634F48487585483AD2CD70CA10"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>In this episode of Open Door, Councilmember Garcia talks with city of Phoenix Budget Director Jeff Barton. They discuss how the city of Phoenix budget works and how citizens can use "FundPHX", a new online tool to gather feedback and help see what makes Phoenix run. This software lets you see for yourself what each service costs, and how much it would cost (or save) when you change service levels. <br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Phoenix Welcomes 18th Annual Copa Food City Soccer Tournamenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/602City Council District 811/8/2019 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/UzvOJ7bB2b0Phoenix Welcomes 18th Annual Copa Food City Soccer Tournament<div class="ExternalClassFB67FF1A30904D1C9069A5487EF31BC8"><html> <p>​<span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);">Councilmember Carlos Garcia welcomes the 18th Annual Copa Food City Soccer Tournament to the Valley. Copa Food City is Arizona’s largest youth soccer tournament, taking place November 8th through the 10th at the Westside Sports Complex. This free sporting event has grown to become the biggest of its kind in Arizona, with an expected 45,000 participants and spectators. Jorge Mendoza Yescas, Consulate General of Mexico Claudio Suárez Sánchez also known as “El Emperador”, Retired Soccer Legend David Adame, Chicanos Por La Causa</span>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Principal For a Day 2019https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/608City Council District 811/8/2019 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/608/Newsroom_D8_001.JPGhttps://youtu.be/PcmV0NwISTgPrincipal For a Day 2019<div class="ExternalClass34B671F94E0547DC8D937CC95B5C2162"><html> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Business and community leaders work alongside Phoenix public and charter school principals to actively participate in the school's administration for one day. The goal of the program is for businesses and schools to form lasting partnerships to improve the quality of education, workplace readiness and leadership development programs in Phoenix. </span> <br>​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Aeroterra Community Center Designated EnVision Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/614City Council District 810/31/2019 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/614/Newsroom_D8_002.JPGhttps://youtu.be/VR6j0pMM1PoAeroterra Community Center Designated EnVision Center<div class="ExternalClass22D483764AF14FEABA99DD405CD6381C"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The city of Phoenix and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) celebrated the designation of Aeroterra Community Center as the first EnVision Center in Arizona. This EnVision Center will utilize public-private partnerships to provide services designed to assist residents in achieving self-sufficiency. This HUD initiative operates under the notion that financial support alone is insufficient to solve the problem of poverty. EnVision Centers offer residents a centralized hub where they can receive support from partnering organizations in the areas of economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership.​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia
Campaña contra la violencia doméstica | Paint Phoenix Purple | Concejal Carlos Garciahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/603City Council District 810/1/2019 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/cmxpeybT5J0Campaña contra la violencia doméstica | Paint Phoenix Purple | Concejal Carlos Garcia<div class="ExternalClassF0EF38864A164E6C9C2370884E53F88E"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);">Únase a la campaña contra la </span><a style="display:inline-block;cursor:pointer;font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23ViolenciaDom%C3%A9stica" spellcheck="false" class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" target="_blank">#ViolenciaDoméstica</a><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);">, “Paint Phoenix Purple”. Para más información, visite: PaintPhoenixPurple.org </span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8CarlosGarcia



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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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