A South Phoenix business owner opposed to the light rail extension in her neighborhood claimed God killed former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor in a flyer she shared with Phoenix City Council last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An incendiary political flyer hit the race for Phoenix mayor last week.
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...