City of Phoenix

New Phoenix council members ‘unapologetic’ about who they are

BY: - June 11, 2019

When Betty Guardado and Carlos Garcia, Phoenix’s newest councilmembers, raised their right hands to take the oath of office on June 6, her left hand rested on a Bible and his on a landmark Chicano history book.  

Volunteers blast Phoenix council for lack of action on migrant families releases

BY: - June 6, 2019

Two Phoenix residents this week warned the city council that there could be an emergency with the release of thousands of migrant families as summer temperatures rise and an ad hoc volunteer network that sprang up last fall beginning to falter due to the heavy workload.

Guardado, Garcia to lean on street experience, bring new voices to Phoenix City Council

BY: - May 23, 2019

Phoenix voters in the south, central and west sides of the city picked two outsiders to represent them on city council this week: union leader Betty Guardado for District 5, and immigrant rights activist Carlos Garcia for District 8.

Betty Guardado, Carlos Garcia poised to be new faces on Phoenix City Council

BY: - May 21, 2019

Union organizer Betty Guardado will be the new representative for District 5 in West Phoenix, unseating councilwoman Vania Guevara, and immigrant rights activist Carlos Garcia is poised to defeat former councilman Mike Johnson in District 8, according to preliminary election results.

Kate Gallego sworn in as Phoenix’s mayor

BY: - March 21, 2019

Phoenix officially has a new mayor. Mayor Kate Gallego took the oath of office Thursday morning at the Orpheum Theatre in the city’s downtown.

Gallego, Valenzuela divided over city-funded sports venues

BY: - February 13, 2019

Phoenix mayoral candidates disagreed over the controversial Phoenix Suns arena deal during a debate hosted by KJZZ Tuesday. Kate Gallego said she doesn’t think city money should be used to subsidize professional sports venues, while Daniel Valenzuela argued the facilities are economic drivers.

Valenzuela fuming over flyer calling police, lobbyist support ‘blood money’

BY: - February 7, 2019

An incendiary political flyer hit the race for Phoenix mayor last week.

Gallego, Valenzuela will draw from experience to address homelessness in Phoenix

BY: - January 31, 2019

Kate Gallego shared examples of existing programs she’s worked on that would continue to guide her policy on housing and services for homeless people, while Daniel Valenzuela centered the discussion around his personal experiences with housing instability as a child during a mayoral forum on health, housing and homelessness Tuesday. Both stressed that, as mayors, […]