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Allison Hurtado lists the website FOR Proposition 487 in her Oct. 22 article as if it were an unbiased website when in reality; the website she lists is a compilation of half-truths and right wing misinformation to persuade voters to vote for Prop 487. Since she listed the for website, she should also have listed the VOTE NO on Prop 487 website: www.NoOn487.com. If she were to inform readers to go to this website, they would find that “In 2013, Phoenix voters in a landslide passed smart, sustainable pension reform that will save City of Phoenix taxpayers more than $600 million over the next 23 years. Passing Prop 487 would wipe away most of those savings.” [Source: City of Phoenix Update, 6/10/2014]. In addition, “Pension spiking, which this measure (Prop 487) claims to address, already has been eliminated in contract negotiations earlier this year.”
An open letter to our police:
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to make an investment in the future of Phoenix’s water by starting a Colorado River Resiliency Fund of about $5 million a year.
The city of Phoenix has officially kicked off the Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign to fight against domestic violence during the month of October.
Mayor Greg Stanton speaks at the kick-off for the Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign Thursday, Oct. 2.
Our community has seen its fair share of monsoon storms over the years, but when the remnants of Hurricane Norbert rolled through the Valley on Sept. 8, Phoenix neighborhoods saw record-breaking rainfall and historic flooding.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton speaks during the September 11th Memorial Event at Phoenix City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
The Pecos Community Center in Ahwatukee, 17010 S. 48th St., will host one of the two Recovery Information Centers created in Phoenix for those affected by Monday’s storms.
Streets across Ahwatukee experienced massive flooding Monday morning, while some schools in the area closed for the day or saw delays due to adverse weather.
The Phoenix Police Department is hiring and plans to add 300 officers by 2017.
I have come to know why, for many Americans, “politicians” is a bad word. Most of the people I know are frustrated with a Republican led Congress and a Democratic majority in the Senate unable to work together on issues that are important to the American people like immigration reform, the national debt, Social Security, international conflicts and many more concerns we are all, as Americans, hoping will be addressed soon.
The future of transportation in the city of Phoenix is up to the people.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell paid a visit to Phoenix and South Mountain Park last weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Mayor Greg Stanton makes a call to the public to join in on Phoenix's transportation planning.
A new Arizona law went into effect last month that Phoenix leaders are hoping will send the message that the city has no tolerance for human trafficking.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has joined forces with 200 other mayors across the country in a national fight to stop bullying.
Mayor Greg Stanton is one of nine mayors who recently signed a letter to congressional leaders urging them to craft legislation to safeguard against the Supreme Court’s ruling that exempts certain companies from paying for insurance coverage of some contraception methods.
High school dropouts are costing the state of Arizona billions, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable.
The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable.
The city of Phoenix has recognized the first 33 FitPHX Business Award winners for completing training on strategies for helping their employees lead healthier lives. The businesses were the first participants in FitPHX’s partnership with the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program, a public health initiative of the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Arizona Small Business Association.
A new city ordinance to prevent closed golf courses from becoming blight in a neighborhood has been approved by the Phoenix City Council.
Starting in July Phoenix residents will have more options for how to get rid of waste that could help save money and the environment.
The city’s credit rating has been affirmed at AA+ with a stable outlook, according to Standard & Poor (S&P) and Moody.
Eleven students from the Chinese Mandarin program at Seton Catholic Preparatory received Young Leadership and Talent Awards presented by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton during a 35th anniversary ceremony of the Phoenix and Taipei, Taiwan Sister Cities relationship. The Seton students were honored recently at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new exhibit at Phoenix City Hall by Master Chen Yang Chun, a Taiwan national treasure artist.
The city of Phoenix has become a model for services for the chronically homeless and it’s an accomplishment Mayor Greg Stanton is excited to show off.