Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting – June 5, 2019

By | September 2, 2019


>>Mayor Gallego: I NOW WOULD LIKE TO CALL TO ORDER THE JUNE 5th, 2019 FORMAL MEETING OF THE PHOENIX CITY COUNCIL. WOULD THE CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: [INAUDIBLE]>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: HERE.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: HERE.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: HERE.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: HERE.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: HERE.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: HERE.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: HERE.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: HERE. THE MEETING MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 9th MEETING WERE SUBMITTED TO COUNCILMAN DICICCIO FOR REVIEW. IN HIS ABSENCE, WE WILL GO STRAIGHT TO A MOTION TO APPROVE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL BOARDS AND COMMISSION NOMINATIONS AS REVISED.>>Councilman Waring: MOVE TO APPROVE –>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.>>Councilman Waring: I SHOULD ADD AS REVIEWED.>>Mayor Gallego: THE VICE MAYOR MADE IT VERY CLEAR IT WAS AS REVISED. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. [ CHORUS OF AYES] PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSION MEMBERS. WE WILL NOW SWEAR THEM IN. I, STATE YOUR NAME, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA, THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME AND DEFEND THEM AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, AND THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY AND IMPARTIALLY DISCHARGE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF [FILL IN OFFICE] ACCORDING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, SO HELP ME GOD. CONGRATULATIONS. [APPLAUSE]>>MAYOR GALLEGO: WOULD THE CLERK PLEASE READ THE 24-HOUR PARAGRAPH.>>THE CLERK: THE TITLES OF THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE NUMBERS ON THE AGENDA WERE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THIS COUNCIL MEETING AND, THEREFORE, MAY BE READ BY TITLE OR AGENDA ITEM ONLY: ORDINANCES NUMBERED G-6583, 6591 THROUGH 6599, S-45680 THROUGH 45781, AND RESOLUTIONS 21748 THROUGH 21754.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU SO MUCH. COUNCILMEMBER, DICICCIO, DID YOU HAVE TIME TO REVIEW THE MEETING MINUTES OF OUR JANUARY 9th MEETING.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I DID AND I MOVE THEIR APPROVAL.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL THOSE IF FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. AND THE VICE MAYOR, DO WE HAVE A MOTION ON OUR LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS.>>Councilman Waring: MOVE TO APPROVE ITEMS 3-14 EXCEPT ITEM 14.>>Mayor Gallego: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. ITEM 14 IS IN COUNCILWOMAN GUEVARA’S DISTRICT. WE HAVE TWO CARDS ON THE ITEM, ONE FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND ONE FROM THE APPLICANT AND WE’LL TURN IT OVER TO THE COUNCILWOMAN.>>Councilwoman Guevara: HAVE STAFF GIVE A PRESENTATION FIRST, PLEASE.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M JENNY WITH THE CITY CLERK AND WITH ME TODAY IS BOB SMITH WITH THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE. THE REQUEST IS FOR A NEW SERIES 10 BEER AND WINE STORE LICENSE FOR MEDLOCK MARKET AND DELI. THIS LOCATION WAS PREVIOUSLY LICENSED FOR LIQUOR SALES AND DOES NOT HAVE AN INTERIM PERMIT. ONE LETTER AND ONE PETITION WITH TWO VALID SIGNATURES PROTESTING THE ISSUANCE OF THIS LICENSE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK. THIS — THE LETTER IS FROM THE CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND THE PETITION IS FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS. STAFF RECOMMENDS DISAPPROVAL OF THIS APPLICATION BASED ON ON NEIGHBORHOOD PROTESTS.>>THANK YOU. WITH THAT I’M GOING TO MOVE TO DISAPPROVE ITEM 14 BASED ON NEIGHBORHOOD PROTESTS.>>Mayor Gallego: MOTION — WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. WE HAVE TWO CARDS. SHOULD WE GO AHEAD AND TAKE THOSE? WE HAVE FIRST THE APPLICANT FOLLOWED BY LORI FITZHUGH. SO IF WE COULD ASK MR. RAVAD, THE APPLICANT, TO COME FORWARD. YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.>>NO PROBLEM. I’M THE APPLICANT. THE STORE WAS PREVIOUSLY — HAD A SERIES 10 LICENSE THERE AND, YOU KNOW, WE DON’T HAVE ANYWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS A RELIABLE STORE AROUND US WITH FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND, YOU KNOW — I’M JUST SIMPLY DOING A CONVENIENT — A FAMILY STORE, NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY STORE, AND THAT’S WHAT I’M LOOKING TO DO. LORI FITZHUGH IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION LADY. HER MAIN CONCERN IS OVERSATURATION. MY STORE FITS ALL THE CRITERIA OF GETTING ONE OF THESE LICENSE. SO I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH HER FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO, AND I’M JUST — I’M HERE TO SEE WHAT YOU GUYS WANT US TO DO. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. LORI FITZHUGH.>>MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS, I’M LORI FITZHUGH, THE DESIGNATED SPOKESPERSON FOR THIS LIQUOR APPLICATION FROM THE SEVILLA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION. OUR ADDRESS IS PO BOX 11153 PHOENIX, ARIZONA, 85016-1153. I WANT TO EXTEND MY APPRECIATION TO THE APPLICANT FOR MEETING WITH ME. I FOUND OUR CONVERSATIONS VERY SINCERE, BUT AS I TOLD MR. RABADI, I DID AN AUDIT OF ALL THE LIQUOR LICENSES, FIVE CATEGORIES, WITHIN A TWO-MILE RADIUS OF THIS PROPOSED LOCATION, WHICH HAD BEEN CLOSED SUFFICIENT IN TIME THAT IT IS ELIGIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED AS A NEW LIQUOR LICENSE LOCATION. I AUDITED THE 10s, THE 9s, THE 12s, THE 6S AND THE 7s BASED ON THE FACT THEY COULD ALL SELL PACKAGED ALCOHOL TO GO, WHICH IS SIMILAR TO A 10. AND IN THAT TWO-MILE RADIUS I FOUND 87. I WAS QUITE FRANKLY SHOCKED. THIS LOCATION IS MEDLOCK, WHICH IS ABOUT THE FIRST STREET NORTH OF CAMELBACK ROAD AND THE INTERSECTION OF 43rd AVENUE, THE GRAND AVENUE OVERPASS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE SANTA FE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. SOUTH OF THE SANTA FE-GRAND AVENUE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY AREA IS LARGELY INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE ZONING. SO I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THESE 87 LICENSES AREN’T EVENLY SCATTERED IN THAT TWO-MILE RADIUS. IT’S MORE LIKE LOOKING AT A SHOTGUN DISCHARGE ALL NORTH, THE MAJORITY OF THEM NORTH OF GRAND AVENUE. SO I BELIEVE THIS MEETS THE STANDARD FOR OVERSATURATION. BASED ON THAT WE ARE ASKING THIS APPLICATION TO BE RECOMMENDED FOR DISAPPROVAL. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. ANY COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS? ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: [INAUDIBLE]>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. CITY CLERK, ARE WE READY FOR ODE ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, NEW BUSINESS, PLANNING AND ZONING?>>YES.>>Councilman Waring: MOTION TO APPROVE ITEMS 15 THROUGH 178 EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: 24, 35, 41, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 AND 51. 53, 54 AND 55, 73, 76, 82, 84, 120, 152, 167, 174, 177 AND 178 WILL BE PULLED OUT AND REVISED.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. ITEM 24 IS A LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT. WE HAVE ONE CARD FROM THE — FROM JARRETT MAUPIN.>>Councilman Waring: MOVE TO APPROVE ITEM 24.>>Councilwoman Williams: SECOND.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, NEW MAYOR, VERY EXCITING. I CAME DOWN TODAY — I’M IN FAVOR OF THE ITEM AND I HOPE THAT YOU ALL ARE, TOO. IT’S VERY SAD WHEN WE HAVE TO PAY OUT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE, A WRONGFUL DEATH, AT THE HANDS OF OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THAT’S WHY I WANTED TO COME DOWN AND SPEAK ON THIS ITEM TODAY. I’M SURE YOU ALL HAVE READ THE NEWS YESTERDAY, DAY BEFORE, OVER THE WEEKEND, AND ARE AWARE OF THE REPORTS OF THE 75 CURRENTLY EMPLOYED OFFICERS THAT WE HAVE WITHIN OUR DEPARTMENT ESTIMATED THAT ENGAGED IN DISGUSTING, RACIST, ISLAM PHOBIC, HOMOPHOBIC, DISCRIMINATORY LANGUAGE IN PRESENTATIONS ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA. I THINK IT IS INDICATIVE OF A CULTURE, A NEGATIVE CULTURE WITHIN OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND I WANTED TO COME DOWN TODAY WITH THE REMAINING SECONDS THAT I HAVE AND URGE YOU VERY STRONGLY TO, ONE, PUBLISH THE BRADY LIST PUBLICLY ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE SO THAT ALL OF OUR CITIZENS CAN SEE WHICH OFFICERS HAVE ENGAGED IN CONDUCT THAT HAS RESULTED IN VIOLATING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND/OR PEOPLE’S CIVIL RIGHTS AND, TWO, BE AS TRANSPARENT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN IN DISCIPLINING OFFICERS. THE DEATH OF MR. [INDISCERNIBLE] IS NOT UNLIKE THE DEATH OF MICHELLE CREW SO, NOT UNLIKE THE PARALYZING OF EDWARD BROWN, NOT LIKE THE TRAUMATIZING OF EDGAR CASTRO. SO ON AND SO FORTH. YOU KNOW THE NAMES AND CASES. IT’S JUST ANOTHER — WHAT’S THE SETTLEMENT, $200,000. $700,000 FOR MICHELLE CREW SO, 100,000 FOR EDGAR CASTRO. WHO KNOWS WHAT YOU WILL PAY FOR ED BROWN.>>>WE HAVE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. AS I CLOSE, I HOPE THAT ONE WAY WE CAN DO IT IS TO EMPLOY FOR OFFICERS OF COLOR, AT LOW AND AFRICAN AMERICAN. I THINK IF THAT WAS THE CASE AND I’M GOING TO INIF ISSUE QUICKLY WE WOULD SEE LESS OF THIS. I THINK BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH A DISPARITY AND LACK OF DIVERSITY ON OUR POLICE FORCE THAT THERE ARE OFFICERS WHO FEEL THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS. YOU CERTAINLY WOULDN’T DO IT IF THEY KNEW THEY HAD COLLEAGUES OF COLOR OR SUPERVISORS, HONESTLY, THAT THEY HAD TO DEAL WITH. I HOPE THE CITY — AND THELDA MIGHT BE ABLE TO REMEMBER, SAL MIGHT REMEMBER –>>Mayor Gallego: PLEASE WRAP UP YOUR COMMENTS.>>WILL REMEMBER WHEN WE HAD A PROGRAM LIKE ROMP THAT WAS INTENTIONAL IN RECRUITING PEOPLE OF COLOR TO TRY TO ELIMINATE SOME OF THIS.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS? COUNCILMAN DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: THANK YOU. TO REVEREND MAUPIN, YOU AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS AND ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK WE DO AGREE ON, THERE NEEDS TO BE A HIGHER LEVEL OF DIVERSITY. YOU HAVE TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE POPULATION THAT YOU SERVE, WITHOUT A DOUBT. I BELIEVE THAT. I’M NOT BIG ON QUOTAS, AS YOU WOULD GUESS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME I THINK THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH AND I THINK WE NEED TO BE STRIVING FOR A MODEL WHERE WE DO PUSH FOR A BETTER LEVEL OF DIVERSITY IN OUR CITY. I DON’T THINK IT’S RIGHT TO — THIS IS WHERE WE’LL DISAGREE, IF THAT’S ALL RIGHT WITH YOU. I DON’T THINK IT’S FAIR OR RIGHT TO DISPARAGE OR EVEN TO ASSUME THAT THE ENTIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT FEELS A CERTAIN WAY, BECAUSE THEY DON’T. THESE INDIVIDUALS WORK HARD. THEY GO TO WORK. THEY DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE GOING TO COME BACK THAT DAY. THESE INDIVIDUALS — YOU KNOW, SOME INDIVIDUALS, I THINK IT’S DOWN TO MAYBE 10 INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE POSTING A MAJORITY OF THIS FACEBOOK POSTS, I LOOK — I LOOKED AT MOST OF THAT STUFF AND IT LOOKED LIKE POLITICAL SPEECH, WHICH THEY’RE ALLOWED TO CREDITED SIZE US AND CRITICIZE OTHERS, AND IT’S WHEN THEY CROSS THE LINE, AND I BELIEVE OUR INVESTIGATIONS WILL LOOK INTO THAT AND I FEEL THE CHIEF POLICE WILL, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE A LOT OF MEN AND WOMEN THAT WORK REALLY HARD IN OUR DEPARTMENT. THEY DO EVERYTHING, THEY GO TO WORK, THEY DO ALL THE RIGHT THINGS, AND IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD TODAY, AND I HAD THIS CONVERSATION WITH MY KIDS JUST THIS MORNING, LITERALLY THIS MORNING, ABOUT FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA, SO FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE OUT THERE ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD, WHICH I AM, BUT YOU GOT TO LOOK AT WHAT ENDS UP HAPPENING, WHATEVER YOU WRITE TODAY, YOU ARE BEING JUDGED ON ONE COMMENT OVER MULTIPLE YEARS, OVER THOUSANDS OF COMMENTS YOU MAY HAVE OUT THERE, ONE COMMENT IS THE ONE THAT’S GOING TO COME OUT AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT IT, AND LOOK AT LIKE OCCURRED TODAY WHEN IN FACT A LOT OF THOSE THINGS HAPPENED 10 YEARS AGO, SEVEN YEARS AGO. SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, I THINK PEOPLE ARE STILL STRUGGLING WITH THIS WHOLE SOCIAL MEDIA THING BUT AT THE SAME TIME OUR POLICE OFFICERS DO THAN A AMAZING JOB. THEY’RE INCREDIBLE. THEY HAVE DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT. THEY GO TO WORK. THEY’VE GOT FAMILIES. THEY DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES AND TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE DONE ALL THE RIGHT THINGS TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN RIGHT. OR TO REAR THEIR CHILDREN RIGHT, I GUESS, IS THE RIGHT WORD. BUT I’M REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THESE ATTACKS ON THEM, ON THESE CONSTANT BATTERING OF THESE INDIVIDUALS. I REALLY AM CONCERNED ABOUT THAT. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY DO THEIR JOBS. I REALLY DON’T. THERE ARE A FEW POLICE OFFICERS HANDLING MORE PEOPLE, MORE THINGS. ONE OF THE THINGS WE CAN DO IS HAVE TWO POLICE OFFICER CARS. I REALLY BELIEVE YOU’RE GOING TO SEE LESS ANXIETY AND LESS STRESS OUT IN THE PUBLIC IF WE HAD TWO POLICE OFFICER CARS BECAUSE YOU GOT TWO PEOPLE DEFUSING A SITUATION. SO AT THE END OF THE DAY IT WOULD BE A LOT BETTER IF WE — LIKE THIS GROUP THAT’S OUT OF PHILADELPHIA, I REALLY BELIEVE THEY’RE OUT THERE JUST A GROUP OF ATTORNEYS, THEY’RE LOOKING TO SUE BECAUSE THEY’RE COMING OUT WITH ALL THIS, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE QUOTES THEY HAD OUT THERE, THEY WERE — THEY WERE POLITICAL SPEECH, CRITICIZING US, CRITICIZING EVEN THE PRESIDENT, PUTTING A WIG ON THE PRESIDENT. SO WHAT? THEY ARE ALLOWED TO DO THOSE THINGS AS LONG AS THEY DON’T BRING DISREPUTE TO THE DEPARTMENT AND THERE WAS A COUPLE OF THOSE THAT WERE OUT THERE I WOULD FIND PROBLEMATIC, ATTACKING ISLAM IS A PROBLEM. I DON’T THINK YOU DO THOSE THINGS. BUT AGAIN A LOT OF THIS STUFF, PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY AS LONG AS IT DOESN’T BRING HARM TO THE DEPARTMENT AND I THINK THE MAJORITY OF THOSE POLICE OFFICERS DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG.>>IF I MAY — IF I MAY, THAT’S OKAY –>>Mayor Gallego: NO, WE NEED TO CONTINUE –>>I THOUGHT I COULD RESPOND.>>Councilman DiCiccio: WE’VE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR A LOT OF YEARS.>>YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THE FACTS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN YOUR SET OF ALTERNATIVE FACTS WHEN IT COMES TO THE POLICE. CASE IN POINT, THE POLICE REPORT FOR JACOB HARRIS, THE SON OF ROLAND HARRIS SHOT IN THE BACK ON THE CITY’S WEST SIDE, THE NOTICE OF CLAIM IS DUE, THE LAWSUIT IS DUE, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HASN’T TURNED IN THE REPORT. IT’S BEEN MORE THAN SIX MONTHS. THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM HORNE IS SUING WITH A SPECIAL ACTION TO FORCE THE DEPARTMENT TO RELEASE THE REPORT. WHY? BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE REPORT IS GOING TO MAKE THE CITY LOOK FOOLISH IN TERMS OF THE NARRATIVE OR THEIR VERSION OF EVENTS WITH RESPECT TO THAT CASE. ALSO WITHIN OUR DEPARTMENT THERE IS NO — IT’S NOT COINCIDENTAL THAT WE HAVE THESE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS AND THAT WE HAVE THESE IMAGES OUT THERE AND WE HAVE THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF FATALITIES IN THE TOP 10 AMERICAN CITIES. WHAT ARE WE DOING HAVING MORE FATALITIES AND NEGATIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH POLICE THAN CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK OR NEW ORLEANS OR LOS ANGELES? THIS IS PHOENIX, ARIZONA. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG. I AGREE WITH YOU –>>Mayor Gallego: YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS.>>WE DO NEED TWO MAN PATROLS — I’M JUST ABOUT DONE, MADAM MAYOR. WE NEED TWO-MAN PATROLS BUT WHAT WE DON’T NEED TO DO IS HIRE THE REF NEWS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING. WE HAVE BEEN HIRING, QUITE FRANKLY, INEPT OFFICERS OUT OF THEIR JURISDICTIONS AND THEY FIND A HOME IN ARIZONA WHERE YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH BEING, FRANKLY, A RACIST POLICE OFFICER.>>Mayor Gallego: ALL RIGHT. YOU’RE DONE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: APPRECIATE –>>NO, THANK YOU FOR EMPLOYING THESE PEOPLE.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A STRONG POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER. WE ARE COMMITTED TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. THERE WERE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS THAT WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE. THE CHIEF IS TAKING DECISIVE ACTION. AS MAYOR, I AM COMMITTED TO A CITY THAT POLICES EVERYONE AND TAKES CARE OF EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF YOUR RACE, YOUR RELIGION, YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS. WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS, BUT IT’S NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE THESE STATEMENTS TO TRY TO GET ON TELEVISION.>>[INAUDIBLE] L.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE AN ACTIVE PLAN WITH NINE POINTS TO ADDRESS OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS.>>[INAUDIBLE]>>Mayor Gallego: ANY FINAL COMMENTS? COUNCILMAN –>>Councilman Nowakowski: I WOULD BE HOPE AS THE CHAIR OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY TO SIT DOWN AND ANY TYPE OF RECRUITMENT PROGRAMS THAT ARE OUT THERE, WE’RE OPEN TO ANY IDEAS. SO I WOULD SIT DOWN WITH REVEREND MAUPIN TO DISCUSS THOSE.>>>>Mayor Gallego: WE APPRECIATE THAT. YOU REGULARLY PUT — YOU CHAIRED OUR SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND REGULARLY ASKED FOR AND PROVIDE TOOLS TO OUR DEPARTMENT TO RECRUIT A POLICE FORCE THAT LOOKS LIKE OUR CITY. SO I THINK WE NEED TO BE CLEAR THIS IS SOMETHING YOU AND THIS COUNCIL HAS BEEN WORKING ON. ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: WHAT ARE WE VOTING ON — JUST KIDDING. HAD TO LIGHTEN IT UP. YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. ITEM 35 IS A PAYMENT TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR LANDFILL OVERSIGHT.>>Councilman Waring: MOVE TO APPROVE ITEM 35.>>Councilwoman Williams: SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: ROME CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: NO.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. ITEM PASSES 8-1.>>Councilman Waring: MOVE TO APPROVE ITEM 41.>>Councilwoman Williams: SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: LEONARD CLARK HAS A CARD. MR. CLARK, YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.>>THANK YOU. MY NAME IS LEONARD CLARK, BORN RIGHT DOWN THE STREET AT GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF BEAUTIFUL PHOENIX AND BEAUTIFUL DISTRICT 1. I’M GLAD YOU’RE DOING THESE PERMITS. IN THESE TIMES REPORTS HAVE BEEN COMING OUT FROM AROUND LUKE AIR FORCE BASE AND OTHER COMMUNITIES WHERE WATER HAS GOTTEN CONTAMINATED AND WORRIES ABOUT THINGS LEAKING INTO WATER TABLES. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE CITIZENS OF PHOENIX CAN TOTALLY BE FEELING SAFE WHEN THEY KNOW THE WATER AND LOVED ONES ARE DRINKING IS NOT CONTAMINATED WITH TOXINS. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I DO AGREE WITH THIS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. WE NEXT MOVE TO OUR BUDGET RELATED ITEMS. ITEM 46 IS A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2016 TO 2024 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. I WILL NOW OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING. CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY CARDS? THERE ARE NO CARDS ON THIS ITEM. THE PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED. ITEM 47 IS THE ADOPTION OF THE 2019-2024 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, DO YOU HAVE A MOTION?>>Councilwoman Williams: ITEM 47, CORRECT, I MOVE THE ADOPTION OF THE 2019-2024 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.>>Councilwoman Stark: SECOND.>>Councilwoman Williams: RESOLUTION 21753.>>Mayor Gallego: ANY COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS? THE CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: GOOD JOB, JEFF. YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: NO.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES 8-1. ITEM 48 IS A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE TENTTIVE 20-19-2020 ANNUAL BUDGET ORDINANCES. I WILL NOW DECLARE THE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN. ARE THERE ANY CARDS? WE WILL NOW CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. ITEM 49 IS THE ADOPTION OF THE TENTATIVE 2019-2020 ANNUAL BUDGET. THIS IS — WE’VE HAD A SERIES OF HEARINGS ON THIS AND THIS IS NOT OUR FIRST VOTE BUT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE VOTES IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW. COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS, DO WE HAVE A MOTION.>>Councilwoman Williams: I MOVE ITEM 49 BEING ORDINANCE S–45682, THE TENTATIVE 2019-2020 ANNUAL BUDGET BE ADOPTED.>>Councilwoman Guevara: SECOND.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: JUST A QUICK COMMENT. YOU’VE HEARD ME SAY THIS BEFORE. IT’S NOT FROM THE CITY MANAGER OR JEFF, BECAUSE YOU GUYS HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB THIS YEAR ON THE BUDGET. YOU REALLY HAVE. MY VOTE AGAINST THIS IS BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT’S A STRUCTURAL DEFICIT WE HAVE WITHIN THE CITY OF PHOENIX AND WE’VE JUST NOT ADDRESSED THAT, AND I SO I CONTINUE TO VOTE AGAINST THESE UNTIL I BELIEVE THAT THE STRUCTURAL DEFICIT HAS BEEN FIXED. THANK YOU, MAYOR. I’M A NO.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>CLERK: WILLIAMS.>>COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: NO.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. ITEM PASSES 7-2. ITEM 50 IS THE ADOPTION OF THE TENTATIVE 2019-2020 CAPITAL FUNDS BUDGET.>>Councilwoman Williams: I MOVE ITEM 50, BEING ORDINANCE S–45751, THE TENTATIVE 2019-2020 CAPITAL FUNDS BUDGET BE ADOPTED.>>SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. CITY CLERK, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: NO.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES 8-1. ITEM 51 IS THE ADOPTION OF THE 2019-2020 RE APPORTIONED FUNDS BUDGET. WE HAVE TWO CARDS ON THIS ITEM BUT BEFORE WE HEAR THOSE CARDS COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS DO YOU HAVE A MOTION?>>Councilwoman Williams: I MOVE THAT ITEM 51 BEING ORDINANCE S–45683 THE TENTATIVE 2019-2020 REAPPORTIONED FUND BUDGET BE ADOPTED.>>SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. AND COULD OUR CITY BUDGET — AND RESEARCH DIRECTOR BRIEFLY EXPLAIN WHAT THIS ITEM DOES.>>SURE. THE REAPPROPRIATED FUNDS BUDGET ALLOWS US TO TAKE FUNDING THAT WAS BUDGETED IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR ’18-19 THAT EXPIRES JUNEth OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR AND ALLOWS US TO PAY BILLS WHERE WE HAVE ENCUMBERED CONTRACTS WHERE ALL OF THOSE BILLS HAVE NOT YET BEEN RENDERED TO THE CITY. IT ALLOWS US TO CARRY THE FUNDING FORWARD SO WE CAN PAY THOSE BILLS.>>Mayor Gallego: WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. JERRY KETTLEHUT IS OUR FIRST CARD.>>THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNCIL MEMBERS. I’M NOT SO SURE HEARING WHAT THIS — WHAT THIS IS ABOUT THAT WE’RE IN THE RIGHT CATEGORY. WE WENT AROUND AND AROUND ON WHAT IT IS BUT REALLY THIS IS A SHOUT OUT TO COUNCILMAN MENDOZA FOR REALLY HEARING HER COMMUNITY IN LAVEEN FOR ADAPTIVE RECREATION. I’M JERRY KETTLEHUT THE DIRECTOR OF DARING ADVENTURES AND WE ARE THE CITY OF PHOENIX’S ADAPTIVE RECREATION PARTNER AND WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY THIS SUMMER WITH ADAPTIVE RECREATION. A HUGE SHOUT OUT ALSO TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS, MICHELLE AND TO RAUL WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH DEARLY AS WELL AS PARKS AND REC. TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. SO WE ARE SO EXCITED. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. I THINK ON A SIMILAR TOPIC RAUL DANIELS.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COULD YOU BE SILL. I’M SURPRISED YOU COULD READ MY WRITING. I WAS LOOKING AT IT SAYING, HOW CAN SHE READ MY WRITING.>>Mayor Gallego: [INAUDIBLE]>>I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI AND COUNCILWOMAN MENDOZA ON AGGRESSIVELY LOOKING INTO PROVIDING SERVICES FORESTER OUR KIDS OUT THERE. I KNOW WE HAVE A SUMMER PROGRAM THAT STARTS NEXT MONTH. WE’RE REALLY HOPING YOU CONTINUE TO WORK TO GET US SOMETHING FOR THE FALL EVEN IF IT’S EVEN ONE DAY A WEEK AND HOPING TO GET THAT THERAPEUTIC REC. COORDINATOR ON BOARD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE A BANNER FROM THE KIDS, ESPECIALLY THESE KIDS OUT IN LAVEEN, BUT THEY WOULDN’T LET ME BRING IT IN HERE. IT’S WAITING OUT FRONT FOR YOU. DON’T FORGET TO TAKE IT WITH YOU. THE KIDS WORKED HARD ON THAT. YOU WILL SEE A PICTURE OF WONDER WOMAN ON THAT. THAT’S YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES ONCE AGAIN.>>Mayor Gallego: HIGH PRESSURE WHEN YOU HAVE WONDER WOMAN UP HERE. I FEEL LIKE THIS VOTE IS GOING TO GO WELL. WE ALREADY HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. SO I’LL ASK THE CITY CLERK TO CALL THE ROLL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.>>Councilwoman Pastor: WOO HOO, WARING.>>Councilman Nowakowski: I THINK IT WAS WONDER WOMAN THAT GOT HIM.>>Mayor Gallego: WE NEXT MOVE TO ITEM 53 THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING CENTER FOR OUR AUGUST 2019 SPECIAL ELECTION RELATED TO TRANSIT AND A SPENDING LIMIT FOR THE CITY. LEONARD CLARK HAS A CARD.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS. I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW AS A CITIZEN OF PHOENIX AND DISTRICT 1 OF THE CITY OF PHOENIX I STRONGLY SUPPORT THIS AND THANK YOU. I AS MANY OF MY FRIENDS IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX ARE CONCERNED THAT SOMETIMES OUR VOTING — WE HAVE A HARD TIME VOTING BUT THE CITY OF PHOENIX AND ADRIAN FAWNS AT THE AND MARICOPA COUNTY ELECTIONS ARE WORKING TO MAKE IT EASIER AND IN LIGHT OF THE GOVERNOR JUST SLASHING THE BUDGET FOR 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR, I HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO WORK AND MAKE SURE AS MANY CITIZENS THAT CAN LEGALLY AND CONSTITUTIONALLY VOTE IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX ARE ABLE TO DO SO IN LIGHT OF THE VOTER SUPPRESSION GOING ON AND THE RADICAL SLASHING BY THE GOVERNOR AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. ROLL CALL. SORRY, WE DO NOT HAVE A MOTION YET.>>Councilwoman Williams: I WOULD MOVE ITEM 53, THE SALARY PART OF 55 AND 73. PARDON ME? 53, 55, AND 73.>>Mayor Gallego: SECOND?>>SECOND.>>JUST TO CLARIFY, WHAT WAS THE LAST ONE?>>Councilwoman Williams: 73.>>Mayor Gallego: DO WE HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL CARDS ON ANY OF THOSE ITEMS. WONDERFUL. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: I UNDERSTAND WE’RE VOTING ON 53 AND NOW WE’RE VOTING ON 73.>>Councilman Nowakowski: 53, 55 AND 73.>>Councilwoman Williams: THREE ITEMS COMBINED.>>Councilwoman Pastor: SO I HAVE QUESTIONS. IS THIS THE TIME FOR A DISCUSSION?>>Mayor Gallego: SHOULD WE REMOVE ITEM 73, THEN?>>Councilwoman Pastor: I HAVE A QUESTION FOR STAFF ON 73.>>Councilwoman Williams: OKAY.>>Mayor Gallego: WOULD YOU ENTERTAIN A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT TO REMOVE 73?>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Mayor Gallego: WE WILL NOW CONTINUE OUR VOTE ON 53 AND 55, THE SALARY PORTION.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: NO.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. SO IT PASSES 8-1. NOW WE MOVE TO ITEM 54, WHICH IS CREATING CODE RELATED TO SCRAP METAL DEALERS. WILL OUR CITY CLERK PLEASE READ THE TITLE.>>ITEM 54 IS FOR ORDINANCE G-6599, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 19-1, SUBSECTION 27 OF THE PHOENIX CITY CODE RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF SCRAP METAL DEALERS TO CONFORM WITH THE PHOENIX CITY CODE TO A AMENDMENT OF STATE LAW RELATING TO SCRAP METAL DEALERS.>>Councilwoman Williams: MOVE APPROVAL.>>SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. THIS IS ONE THAT COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI’S SUBCOMMITTEE HAS BEEN WORKING ON SO LONG I WAS ON IT WHEN THIS BEGAN. AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO MAKE SURE REWARD PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING RECYCLING RIGHT AND CUT DOWN ON FRAUD. WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN WORKING WITH US ALL THAT TIME, BRITTANY BENGOLD HERE FOR TESTIMONY.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, MADAM MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. FOR THE RECORD MY NAME IS BRITTANY WITH PIVOTAL POLICY CONSULTING ON BEHALF OF THE ARIZONA SCALP RECYCLERS ASSOCIATION. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR QUITE A WHILE SO I’LL KEEP MY COMMENTS BRIEF. WE WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND THE HARD, DEDICATED WORK THAT THE STAFF, CITY STAFF, AND THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS AS WELL AS MAYOR GALLEGO, YOU GUYS HAVE PUT INTO THIS. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR ASSOCIATION. IT YOU NOT ONLY TAKES THE CITY IN LINE WITH STATE STATUTE, IT ALSO IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO OUR LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN EXTRICATING PHOENIX FROM THIS FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY TAKING PLACE IN OUR NEIGHBOR STATE. SO I’M AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS BUT THANK YOU. A R.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS? ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: NO.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES 8-1. WE NEXT MOVE TO ITEM 55, THE REAPPOINTMENT OF OUR MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE AND CHIEF PRESIDING JUDGE.>>Councilwoman Williams: I WOULD MOVE APPROVAL.>>SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JUDGES ON THAT STRONG VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FROM OUR CITY COUNCIL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THEM AT A FUTURE MEETING TO BE RECOGNIZED. WE NEXT MOVE TO ITEM 73, THE TOWING SERVICES CONTRACT.>>Councilwoman Williams: I WOULD MOVE APPROVAL. SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR?>>Councilwoman Pastor: I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR STAFF. SO IN 2018, MARCH 2018, I WAS TRAVELING ABROAD IN CHINA, AND WE HAPPENED TO HAVE A COUNCIL MEETING WHILE I WAS GONE, AND DURING THAT TIME IT WAS REGARDING THIS RFP. THE GENERAL POLICE TOWING RFP17-182. AND FOR WHATEVER REASON, I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, BUT I CAME BACK AND THE NEXT IMMEDIATE MEETING THERE WAS A VOTE ON RECONSIDERATION OF RFP70-182. AND THE RECONSIDERATION THEN FAILED AT THAT TIME. AND AT THAT TIME STAFF WAS ASKED TO DRAFT A NEW RFP AND GET IT OUT — OR TO START THE PROCESS TO DRAFT A NEW RFP. THEN FEBRUARY 2019, WE GOT A CONTRACT AND SAID WE’RE GOING TO EXTEND IT TO DECEMBER 31st, 2019. SO MY QUESTION TO STAFF IS WHY HAVE WE NOT DONE A NEW RFP, OR — I DON’T THINK THIS IS A NEW RFP. I THINK THIS IS AN EXTENSION. SO — MY QUESTION TO STAFF IS WHEN ARE WE PLANNING ON DOING THE RFP, AND THE EXTENSION IS FOR SEVEN YEARS, AND I BELIEVE WE PROBABLY COULD DO AN EXTENSION LESS THAN THAT AND GET AN RFP OUT IN THE COMMUNITY.>>COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR, YOU ARE CORRECT, THERE WAS A PROCUREMENT PROCESS THAT WAS DONE. IT WAS PROTESTED AND APPEALED. IT WENT TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE, AND THE COUNCIL VOTED 3-5. SO IT DID NOT PASS. FROM THERE WE WORKED WITH THE PUBLIC SAFETY SUBCOMMITTEE AND WE PROPOSED OPTIONS. ONE OF THEM WAS A PROCUREMENT PROCESS, AN EXTENSION, AND THE SUBCOMMITTEE VOTED 4-0 TO DO A LONG-TERM EXTENSION BECAUSE THE MARKET HAS BEEN TESTED A COUPLE TIMES, AND THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS, AND THESE THREE COMPANIES APPEAR TO BE THE ONLY ONES CAPABLE OF HANDLING THIS SIZE OF A CONTRACT.>>Councilwoman Pastor: OKAY. SO WHAT I’M HEARING IS THAT BECAUSE IT IS ONLY THREE COMPANIES THAT CAN HANDLE THE SIZE OF OUR CITY, THIS IS THE OPTION WE WENT DOWN — THIS IS THE OPTION WE HAVE CHOSEN, OR THE COMMITTEE CHOSE.>>YES, MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL, COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR, THAT IS CORRECT. THE OTHER THING I WOULD LIKE TO ADD IS THESE ARE VERY CAPITAL INTENSIVE PROCESSES, MEANING THE TOWING COMPANIES HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF FLEET ON STAFF AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE CHOSE TO EXTEND THE PERIOD FOR SEVEN YEARS, BECAUSE OF THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT THAT THE TOWING COMPANIES HAVE TO MAKE TO HAVE SERVICE FOR THE CITY OF PHOENIX.>>ADDITIONALLY THEY HAVE TO HAVE LOTS LEASED WITHIN EACH ZONE. SO THERE’S FOUR ZONES AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE LAND TO STORE VEHICLES WITHIN EACH OF THOSE. SO THEY HAVE TO SIGN A LONG-TERM LEASE.>>Councilwoman Pastor: OKAY. SO I UNDERSTAND — I UNDERSTAND WHY AT THIS MOMENT WE’RE DOING SEVEN YEARS BUT I GUESS MY QUESTION BACK IS, THEN WHY DIDN’T WE DO AN RF — WHY DID WE DO AN RFP IN 2018 IF THESE WERE THE ONLY GROUPS THAT COULD SERVE THE CITY OF PHOENIX?>>THE NORMAL PART OF THE PROCESS, COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR, IS TO CONDUCT A COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT PROCESS, WHICH WE DID. WE WENT THROUGH THE ENTIRE EVALUATION, AND AS MENTIONED, IT WAS PROTESTED AND APPEALED.>>Councilwoman Pastor: THE REASON WHY I’M — I’M ASKING WHY ARE THE RULES CHANGING NOW? WHY DID IT SHIFT?>>IF I COULD JUST ADD, I THINK WE USED THAT PROCESS TO DETERMINE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE THREE QUALIFIED VENDORS TO DO THE SIZE OF OUR CITY. SO WE USED THE INFORMATION WE GATHERED FROM THAT PROCUREMENT PROCESS TO MAKE THIS JUDGMENT.>>Councilwoman Pastor: OKAY. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. ANY COUNCILMEMBER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: [INAUDIBLE]>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES 8-1. WE MOVE TO ITEM 76, LEGAL COUNSEL SERVICES.>>Councilwoman Williams: I WOULD MOVE APPROVAL OF 76.>>Mayor Gallego: DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS? ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I AM GOING TO BE VOTING NO ON THIS, MAYOR.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: [INAUDIBLE]>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES NO. EXCUSE ME.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. IT ALMOST PASSED 8-1 BUT IT DID PASS 7-2.>>Councilman Waring: I DIDN’T WANT TO GET YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THAT 8-1 VOTING SCHEME.>>Mayor Gallego: WE NOW MOVE TO ITEM 82 TO AMEND THE ANIMAL ORDINANCE AND CITY CODE REGARDING THE FEEDING OF PIGEONS. BOO WOULD THE CITY CLERK PLEASE READ THE TITLE.>>ITEM 82 IS FOR ORDINANCE G-6598 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8 ARTICLE 2 OF THE PHOENIX CITY CODE BY ADDING A NEW SUBSECTION 8-7.02 PERTAINING TO THE PROHIBITION OF FEEDING PIGEONS.>>Councilwoman Williams: I WOULD MOVE APPROVAL.>>SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. WE HAVE CARDS FROM CITIZENS HERE TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM. GALE KIMSON WILL BE FOLLOWED BY LEONARD CLARK.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS GALE KIMSON AND I TOTALLY APPROVE OF THIS ORDINANCE. THANK YOU. THE ORDINANCE SAYS THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO FEED PIGEONS WITHIN THE CITY. I REPRESENT A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS A BEAUTIFUL PARK WITH APPROXIMATELY 2,000 PIGEONS ON A DAILY BASIS, AND SO WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF THE VERBIAGE HERE COULD INCLUDE THE PARKS, AND ALSO IF SO HAVE APPROPRIATE SIGNAGE SO THAT PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DO SO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Councilwoman Williams: MAYOR, I BELIEVE THERE HAS BEEN CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PARK DEPARTMENT ABOUT THIS, AND I BELIEVE IT’S COVERED. BUT I AGREE WITH YOUR SIGNAGE. I THINK THAT WE SHOULD POST THAT PARTICULAR PARK BECAUSE OF THE MESS CREATED BY THESE PIGEONS THAT — THE NO PIGEON FEEDING.>>Mayor Gallego: WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. DO WE NEED — MOVE — OKAY. WE’LL TAKE — DO WE NEED ANY FURTHER CLARIFICATION FROM STAFF. ALL RIGHT. THEN WE WILL NEXT — NEXT TO THE PODIUM IS LEONARD CLARK.>>MY NAME IS LEONARD CLARK. THANK YOU. SOMEBODY HAS TO BE CLARENCE DARE OWE FOR THE PIGEONS. OKAY, LOOK, I HAVE PLENTY OF FRIENDS WHO HATE PIGEONS. THEY CALL THEM VERMIN, TRASH. YOU KNOW, FECAL MATTER, ALL THAT. I AM JUST A LITTLE CONCERNED, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I’M NOT SURE — THIS IS MY FAULT — ARE YOU GOING TO CHARGE PEOPLE IN ADDITION TO BEING CIVILLY CHARGED, ARE YOU GOING TO CHARGE THEM CRIMINALLY? IS THIS GOING TO GIVE NEW LANGUAGE TO THE JAILBIRD. BECAUSE WHEN I’M IN JAIL BECAUSE SOMEONE REPORTS ME AND SAYS WHAT ARE YOU IN HERE FOR, BANK ROBBERY, MUGGING? NO, I’M IN HERE BECAUSE I WAS FEEDING PIGEONS. THAT MAKES ME A JAILBIRD BUT MAYBE NOT A STOOL PIGEON. I DON’T KNOW. ANYWAYS, SO I DID PUT NEUTRAL ON THIS. I UNDERSTAND THE VERY NICE PEOPLE OUT THERE, MY OWN FRIENDS ARE, LIKE DO NOT EVEN DEFEND THE PIGEONS, BUT I’M JUST CONCERNED ABOUT THAT CRIMINAL PART. BUT IF YOU DO CHECK THE WRITING, AS FAR AS SPREADING DISEASE, THEY DON’T CARRY — FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THE BIRD FLU AND ALL THESE OTHER THINGS, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND THEY DEE HAVE PROBLEMS. JUST SEEMS LIKE, MAN, AM I GOING TO BE A CRIMINAL NOW BECAUSE I GOT CAUGHT AT LAZY LOU’S FISH & CHIPS THROWING OUT SOME BREAD? WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO? I’M HERE TO DEFEND THE PIGEONS. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING IT IS A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR, AND SO WE ARE NOT — THE JAILBIRD — COULD WE GET A BRIEF TESTIMONY ABOUT JAIL BIRDS? WELCOME OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DIRECTOR.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL. THIS [INAUDIBLE] FEEDING OF PIGEONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF PHOENIX, IT DOES ALLOW FOR A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR. HOWEVER, IT ALLOWS THE CITY PROSECUTOR THE DISCRETION AS TO WHETHER TO CHARGE IT CIVILLY OR CRIMINALLY, WHICH IS IN LINE WITH THE REST OF THE CHAPTER 8 AS WELL AS CHAPTER 39 AND CHAPTER 41, THE OTHER CODES THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT ENFORCES.>>Mayor Gallego: WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. COUNCILWOMAN GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS. I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A PROBLEM FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH REGARDS TO PEOPLE FEEDING PIGEONS, BUT I DON’T THINK FAR TOO OFTEN WHEN A PROBLEM COMES UP REFLEXIVELY — WE REFLEXIVELY RETURN TO THE CRIMINAL CODE BUT NOT ALL BEHAVIOR WE DON’T LIKE SHOULD BE CRIMINALIZED. IF YOU LOOK AT PHOENIX CITY CODE, A PERSON WHO INTENTIONALLY POISONED OR KILLED AND PET WOULD BE GUILTY OF CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR JUST LIKE A PERSON [INAUDIBLE] SECOND, I THINK THAT THE ORDINANCE IS WRITTEN TOO BROADLY. AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE HAVE BEEN PEOPLE FEEDING PIGEONS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND IT HAS NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON OTHER PROPERTIES. BUT THIS ORDINANCE DOESN’T AFFECT. IF I HAPPEN TO FEED A PIGEON.>>Councilwoman Stark: I BELIEVE THIS ORDINANCE SHOULD CONTAIN ONLY CIVIL PENALTIES AND SHOULD BE NARROWLY TAIL ORDER TO ADDRESS THE CONDUCT WE WOULD LIKE TO PREVENT AND I WILL BE VOTING NO ON THIS. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. AND MAYBE –>>Councilwoman Williams: THERE IS A LADY — I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR NAME IS. COULD YOU BRING THE PICTURES UP AND PASS THEM DOWN?>>Mayor Gallego: THE NEXT TWO CARDS ARE FROM SHERRY [INDISCERNIBLE] AND KATHY BUSBY? PLEASE. YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.>>THANK YOU. WE MOVED INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IN APRIL OF 2018 AND IMMEDIATELY FIGURED OUT THAT THERE WAS A HORRIBLE PIGEON PROBLEM. THERE’S ONE PERSON FEEDING THE BIRDS IN LARGE BAGS OF FEED AT HIS HOUSE AND AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK. THIS HAPPENS AT LEAST DAILY AT EACH LOCATION THAT I SEE. ACCORDING TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD WEBSITE AND NEIGHBOR ACCOUNTS, HE’S BEEN ASKED MANY TIMES TO STOP BUT REPORTEDLY BECOMES AGGRESSIVE. WE HAVE CONTACTED MANY AGENCIES AND THE CITY OF PHOENIX WITH THE HOPES OF BEING HELPED WITH THE SITUATION. WE FOUND NOTHING COULD BE DONE LEGALLY. OUR YARDS, HOMES, INCLUDING AC UNITS, POOLS AND VEHICLES ARE BEING COVERED WITH AND RUINED BY BIRD FECES AND FEATHERS. OUR GRANDCHILDREN CAN’T PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT STANDING IN BIRD FECES, SEEING DEAD BIRDS, EGGS, MAGGOTS AND HAVING THEIR TOYS COVERED WITH POOP AND FEATHERS. THIS CAN’T BE HEALTHY. THERE IS ALSO THE ISSUE OF WASTE AND WATER TO CLEAN THIS MESS. HE DOES CLEAN HIS YARD EVERY DAY WITH A HERB PRESSURE WASHER. PLEASE HELP US TO HAVE A COURSE OF ACTION BYPASSING THIS ORDINANCE.>>Mayor Gallego: AND COULD YOU STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. SHERRY MARINAK.>>Mayor Gallego: WONDERFUL. NOT SURE IF I HEARD THE FIRST NAME CORRECTLY, BUT BUSBY. KEITH. I SEE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I JUST WANTED TO EMPHASIZE TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE PICTURES. IT IS — IT IS IMPERATIVE TO GET OUR LIVES BACK. EVERYTHING THAT WE OWN IS GETTING DESTROYED. I AM IN THE DIRECT FLY ZONE FROM WHERE THIS MAN FEEDS HIS PIGEONS IN MY BACKYARD, WHICH IS HIS BACKYARD, WHICH OVERSEES MY KITCHEN LOOKING THOSE PICTURES ARE FROM MY KITCHEN WINDOW EVERY DAY, THAT HE FEEDS FROM THERE 7 OR EIGHT TIMES EVERY DAY AND HE FEEDS IN THE PARK WHICH IS A DIRECT FLY ZONE OVER MY HOUSE. EVERYTHING I’VE OWNED FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS HAS BEEN PASTED ON A DAILY BASIS. IT’S DISGUSTING, AND WE HAVE GOT AND BEGGED FOR SEVEN YEARS FOR THIS DAY TO COME. PLEASE PASS THIS. THANK YOU.>>Councilman DiCiccio: MAYOR, MAY I ASK HIM A QUESTION? HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT TAKING A CIVIL ROUTE ON THIS? TAKING IT TO COURT? AND, YOU KNOW, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY — SORRY.>>Mayor Gallego: I THINK COUNCILMAN DICICCIO KEITH WAS HOPING TO ASK YOU A QUESTION. SORRY. THANK YOU, MAYOR.>>YES, GO AHEAD.>>Councilman DiCiccio: THANK YOU THOUGHT ABOUT TAKING HIM TO COURT AND FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST HIM FOR DESTRUCTION OF YOUR PROPERTY. BECAUSE HIS ACTIONS ARE A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP TO WHAT’S HAPPENING ON YOUR PROPERTY. THAT’S NEXT. WE NEED THE LAW TO PASS FIRST.>>Councilman DiCiccio: WHY WOULD YOU NEED A LAW — I’M JUST ASKING — DON’T GET ME AT ME.>>NO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I’VE GOT EVERYBODY ELSE MAD AT ME ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE. SO FROM — I’M JUST ASKING THESE QUESTIONS BECAUSE I’M CURIOUS AS TO WHAT KIND OF PATH. IT WOULD SEEM TO ME IF SOMEONE IS CREATING AN ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE OR A PROBLEM ON — AND IMPACTING SOMEONE ELSE’S PROPERTY THAT IS SOMETHING YOU COULD GO TO COURT ON WHETHER THERE’S AN ORDINANCE OR NOT.>>NO, THERE IS NOTHING — THAT WE HAVE BEEN TOLD HE IS DOING ILLEGAL, NO LAW HE IS BREAKING, OTHER THAN DESTROYING HIS PROPERTY. HE DOES NOT HAVE THEM IN CAPTIVITY. HE DOESN’T HAVE THEM IN CAGES. HE IS JUST FEEDING THEM. SO THEY’RE NOT LEGITIMATELY HIS BIRDS. AS OF RIGHT NOW THEY’RE JUST BIRDS FLYING OUR OUR PROPERTIES AND DESTROYING IT UNTIL THIS PASSES. THEN WE CAN MOVE FORWARD. THEN WE CAN START PROSECUTING OR DOING ANY TYPE OF LAWSUITS FOR THE DAMAGE BUT RIGHT NOW WE CAN DO NOTHING, NOTHING.>>Councilman DiCiccio: SO YOU CONSULTED AN ATTORNEY — NOT TALKING ABOUT THE CRIMINAL SIDE. TALKING ABOUT THE CIVIL RIDE OF IT. BECAUSE IF SOMEONE IS CREATING A SITUATION WHERE YOUR PROPERTY IS BEING IMPACTED BY THAT, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO TAKE IT TO COURT — WHAT I’M TRYING TO GET AT, I’M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR. HAVE YOU GONE TO ACKNOWLEDGE ATTORNEY AND FILED A LAWSUIT ON THE PERSON PERCENTAGELY, NOT ON THE CRIMINAL SIDE BUT CIVILLY SIDE.>>WE ARE WAITING FOR THIS TO PASS.>>WHY DO YOU NEED TO DO THAT?>>BECAUSE HE HAS BROKEN NO LONG. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE LAW. IT’S ABOUT CREATING A SITUATION WHERE YOUR HOME IS NO LONGER BEARABLE. THERE ARE CIVIL — THERE ARE CIVIL RECOURSES YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN BY GOING TO AN ATTORNEY AND FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST HIM INDIVIDUALLY. I’M WONDERING WHY THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN WITHOUT THE CRIMINAL SIDE. I GET THAT SIDE.>>BECAUSE WE WERE TOLD BY THE MARICOPA COUNTY AND THE CITY OF PHOENIX AND GAME & FISH DEPARTMENT HE IS NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG.>>Councilman DiCiccio: AGREED.>>ALL THREE DEPARTMENTS HAVE SHOT US DOWN.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I THINK THERE’S A DISCONNECT IN OUR CONVERSATION.>>I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. NO, I HAVE NOT GOT A LAWYER AND FILED ANY COMPLAINTS YET. I WAS HOPING THAT I HAD SOME TYPE OF RECOURSE TO BACK THAT.>>Councilman DiCiccio: OKAY. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: NICK [INDISCERNIBLE], DO YOU WISH TO TESTIFY? WE HAVE SEVEN CARDS FROM INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE HERE IN SUPPORT OF THIS ORDINANCE NOT WISHING TO SPEAK. COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS?>>Councilwoman Williams: THANK YOU, MAYOR. WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR QUITE A WHILE, FOR MONTHS, AND I THINK THE WAY IT’S WRITTEN IS VERY FAIR TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. ONE PERSON CAN’T JUST TURN IN ANOTHER PERSON. IT TAKES THREE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY [AUDIO DISTORTED] [INAUDIBLE] THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY NEGLIGENT ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY FEED THEM AND HOW IT IMPACTS THE NEIGHBORHOOD. BIRDS ARE [INAUDIBLE] NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES. IT HAS TO GO THROUGH THAT ENTIRE PROCESS. SO I’M VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS.>>Mayor Gallego: VICE MAYOR WARING?>>Councilman Waring: I GUESS A QUESTION FOR SPENCER OR MARIO, NOT SURE. SO IF I’M NOT WRONG, NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, IF YOU GET A CALL ABOUT A POOL THAT HASN’T BEEN CHLORINATED AND IT’S FILLED WITH GREEN ALGAE AND MOSQUITOES AND SO FORTH, THE CITY CAN TAKE THAT PERSON TO COURT, RIGHT?>>YES. ANY VIOLATION OF OUR CHAPTER 39 SECTIONS OF 41 AND SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 8 THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT CAN ENFORCE ON. WE START WITH EDUCATION, OF COURSE. WE DON’T GO STRAIGHT TO ENFORCEMENT.>>Councilman Waring: I UNDERSTAND, YES. BUT THERE ARE STEPS THAT — WHY WOULD — KIND OF TO COUNCILMAN DICICCIO’S POINT, WHY WOULD THIS BE DIFFERENT THAN THAT? WHY COULDN’T YOU USE THE SAME SECTION ON THIS?>>CURRENTLY UNDER THE CITY CODE WE COULD ADDRESS ISSUES WHERE THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION OF BIRD WASTE, LET’S SAY. HOWEVER, THE ACTUAL FEEDING OF BIRDS IS NOT CURRENTLY PROHIBITED UNDER THE CITY CODE.>>Councilman Waring: BUT SO — MADAM MAYOR, I ASSUME THERE’S A LOT OF BIRD WASTE AT THE PERSON WHO IS FEEDING — I WOULD ASSUME THE BIRDS WOULD EAT AND THEN GO TO THE BATHROOM AT LEAST IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA. I MEAN, ALL THE MOSQUITOES WOULDN’T BE CONCENTRATED IN THAT PERSON’S BACKYARD. THEY WOULD SPREAD OUT.>>RIGHT. ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS THAT WE’VE FOUND WHEN WE’VE BEEN RESEARCHING PIGEONS FOR THIS ITEM, PIGEONS DON’T TYPICALLY ROOST WHERE THEY FEED, AND SO THEY MAY FEED AT THE OFFENDER’S PROPERTY BUT THEN THEY ROOST ON THE NEIGHBOR’S PROPERTY AND WASTE DOES EXPAND FROM THERE AND OTHER ISSUES THAT COME ALONG WITH PIGEONS.>>Councilman Waring: ALL RIGHT. SO I WOULDN’T HAVE NECESSARILY QUESTIONED ALL THAT. SO THIS IS VERY INFORMATIVE, SPENCER. I REALLY ENJOY THESE TALKS. I TELL YOU, IT’S JUST FANTASTIC. OKAY. SO THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE. THAT’S WHY WE CAN’T, BECAUSE THERE ISN’T WASTE AT THE PERSON’S HOUSE WHO IS FEEDING IT.>>NOT NECESSARILY. CORRECT.>>Councilman Waring: OKAY. THANK YOU.>>Councilman DiCiccio: MAYOR I’LL BE REALLY QUICK. NORMALLY THIS IS — I WOULD ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE TOOK THEIR STEPS, AND THEY DID ALL THOSE THINGS. THE FACT THAT COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS IS SUPPORTING THIS MOTION, I WILL BE SUPPORTING HER ON THIS. SHE HAS WORKED ON IT FOR MULTIPLE YEARS. I WILL RELY ON YOUR JUDGMENT ON THAT. BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER WITH PIGEONS, THEY ARE A PROBLEM. YOU CAN NEVER, EVER, EVER LET THEM ROOST IN YOUR HOME, NEVER, BECAUSE ONCE THEY DO, THEY WILL STAY THERE FOREVER, AND THERE’S A REASON WHY BACK IN THE MIDDLE AGES THEY WERE USED. BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS GO HOME. THEY WILL COME THERE FOREVER FOREVER YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR. SOUNDS LIKE AN ODD THING BUT IT IS TRUE. I WILL RELY ON THE FACT I DO TRUST HER JUDGMENT. NORMALLY IT’S NOT SOMETHING I WOULD SUPPORT BECAUSE I WOULD WANT TO SEE YOU TAKE THOSE ADDITIONAL STEPS AND I DON’T THINK YOU HAVE GONE THAT FAR YET, BUT THAT’S JUST ON MY POSITION. THANK YOU, MAYOR.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. FOR SPENCER, WE WOULD BEGIN WITH EDUCATION IN THIS PROCESS.>>ABSOLUTELY. CURRENTLY ARE WITH THE CHAPTERS THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT ENFORCES WE ACHIEVE A 94% VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE RATE. WE WOULD EXPECT THE SAME UNDER THIS ORDINANCE AND THAT WOULD BE IN LINE WITH WHAT THE CITY OF TEMPE HAS SEEN WITH THEIR SIMILAR ORDINANCE.>>AND SO IT WOULD BE INCREDIBLY RARE — WE BEGAN THIS CONVERSATION WITH THE JAILBIRDS –>>RIGHT. I WOULD NOT ANTICIPATE ANY JAIL TIME FOR ANY OFFENDERS, EVEN UNDER THE CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR, IT STARTS WITH A FINE OF $150.>>Mayor Gallego: AND THE PROSECUTORS — OUR GOAL IS NOT TO GET REVENUE. IT IS NOT TO PUNISH PEOPLE. IT IS TO GET SAFE, HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS. OKAY. ANY –>>I HAVE A QUESTION. IS ONLY NSD ENFORCING THIS ORDINANCE?>>MAYOR, COUNCILWOMAN GUEVARA, NO. SO THE SECTION THAT’S RELATED TO PRIVATE PROPERTY IS ENFORCED BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT. IF THERE WAS FEEDING OF PIGEONS IN CITY PARKS, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THAT, THE ALLEYS, POTENTIALLY PUBLIC WORKS. THERE ARE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS WOULD THAT ENFORCE.>>Councilwoman Guevara: THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: VICE MAYOR WARING.>>Councilman Waring: SINCE YOU SEEM TO KNOW A LOT ABOUT THESE PIGEONS, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THEM TO REALIZE — SO YOU GO OUT AND KNOCK, THE PERSON DOESN’T WANT TO GET IN TRUCK TROUBLE, THEY ARE ONE OF THE 94% THAT COMPLY COMPLETELY. WHAT THEN? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THE PIGEONS TO REALIZE — WHEN IS THIS PROBLEM SOLVED? IS IT YEARS? THE PIGEONS TEND TO GO HOME, SO DO THEY CONTINUE TO COME BACK THINKING THERE IS GOING TO BE FOOD?>>MAYOR, COUNCILMAN WARING, PASS GREAT QUESTION. I THINK IT DEPENDS ALSO ON THE RESOURCES THAT HOMEOWNERS USE. SO, FOR INSTANCE, IF THE FEEDING JUST STOPS AND THERE’S NO ADDITIONAL TOOLS THAT ARE USED, IT COULD POTENTIALLY BE QUITE SOME TIME. BUT I KNOW THAT FOR A LOT OF THE FOLKS WHO CAME OUT AND DISCUSSED THEIR PARTICULAR SITUATIONS WITH US AT THE HEARINGS BY PHONE OR THROUGH EMAIL THEY SHARED THAT THEY ROUTINELY USED DIFFERENT TOOLS, THE FAKE OWLS, THE SOUNDS, THE ULTRASOWNIC. THEY TRY DIFFERENT WAYS TO PREVENT PIGEONS FROM ROOSTING. I THINK WITH THOSE TOOLS IT COULD BE A MUCH QUICKER, POSITIVE RESULT. UNFORTUNATELY I DON’T HAVE A GREAT ANSWER FOR THAT.>>Councilman Waring: I SENSE I HAVE TESTED YOUR BOUNDARY OF PIGEON KNOWLEDGE. MAYBE THERE’S A SPECIAL SCHOOL YOU CAN GO TO LEARN MORE. I DON’T KNOW. IT’S PROBABLE — PROBABLY GET SOME CREDIT FROM ED TO DO THAT. BUT THE JAILBIRD COMMENT, SO YOU TALKED ABOUT THE 94%, BUT WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, SO THE PROGRESSION IS IF THEY DON’T COMPLY YOU TAKE THEM TO COURT AND IT GOES ON AND ON. IS JAIL AN ACTUAL POSSIBILITY — I’M NOT SAYING THEY’RE RIGHT TO DO IT, BUT IS IT THAT A POSSIBILITY AT SOME POINT?>>I WILL ASK BOB SMITH WITH THE CITY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE TO HELP WITH THAT ANSWER.>>YES, THEORETICALLY THERE IS A POSSIBILITY. IT’S A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR, BUT AS WAS ASKED AND ADDRESSED, IT WOULD BE PROGRESSIVE. IT’S REALLY NO DIFFERENT THAN THE NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION ORDINANCE CHAPTER 39 THAT SPENCER MENTIONED. FOCUS IS TO EDUCATE, TO GET PEOPLE IN COMPLIANCE, NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES ROUTINELY STARTS WITH CIVIL — KNOW ADVERTISE OF VIOLATIONS FIRST, THEN A CIVIL CITATION. THIS HERE WOULD ALLOW THE CIVIL AS WELL. IT’S NOT ANYONE’S INTENT TO GO RIGHT TO A CRIMINAL CHARGE. BUT TO HONESTLY ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, SINCE IT’S A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR, SOMEONE COULD THEORETICALLY GO TO JAIL BUT THAT WOULD LIKELY BE A SITUATION THAT IS GOING ON FOR YEARS AND THE CITY’S GONE THROUGH THE EDUCATION PROCESS, NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES HAS TALKED TO THE OWNER AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO PROVE THAT THEY’RE FEEDING THEM. THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE. KIND OF WHAT SPENCER IS TALKING ABOUT, IF THE FEEDING STOP AND EVENTUALLY THE PIGEONS — I’M NOT AN EXPERT EITHER IN HOW LONG THAT WOULD TAKE, BUT THERE’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE UNDER THIS ORDINARY EVIDENCE THAT THE PERSON IS ACTUALLY FEEDING FOR THEM TO EVEN GET A CIVIL FINE OR TO GO FURTHER IN THE ENFORCEMENT PROCESS. WE HAVE TO PROVE THAT.>>Councilman Waring: YOU ANTICIPATED MY NEXT QUESTION. SO WE WOULD HAVE TO PROVE IT. HOW WOULD WE DO THAT? NEIGHBORHOODS WOULD SAY WE COULD TAKE VIDEO, BUT I THOUGHT WE HAD ISSUES WITH PEOPLE SHOOTING VIDEOS INTO THEIR NEIGHBOR’S YARD. I MEAN, USING VIDEO IN A NEIGHBOR’S YARD. HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO FIND THIS OUT? IF THEY’RE DOING IT IN THEIR BACKYARD AND IT’S FENCED IN, HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY’RE BEING FED?>>IT’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE THROUGH INVESTIGATION OF IF YOU SEE THEM PUTTING FOOD OUT, THINGS OF THAT NATURE. IT’S NOT MEANT TO GO AFTER PEOPLE FEEDING HUMMINGBIRDS OR THINGS OF THAT NATURE. IT’S DIRECTLY PEOPLE FEEDING PIGEONS. YOU’RE RIGHT, IT CAN BE CHALLENGES, IF IT’S SECLUDED — EVEN IF YOU HAD A CAMERA, IF THERE’S TREES YOU CAN’T SEE IT. IT’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE PROVEN.>>Councilman Waring: THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. ANY FURTHER — I GUESS FOR THE FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS, IF WE JUST TOOK JAIL OFF THE TABLE AS A POTENTIAL OUTCOME, DO WE STILL BELIEVE THIS COULD BE EFFECTIVE?>>Councilwoman Williams: I’M A LITTLE CONCERNED — SOME PEOPLE WHO DO NOT APPRECIATE THEIR NEIGHBORS’ ADVICE, THEY DON’T WANT TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, AND I HAVE A COUPLE OF CASES THAT NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES HAS BEEN WORKING ON FOR MANY YEARS, AND EVEN IF YOU TOOK THIS BEFORE A JUDGE, I DON’T BELIEVE A JUDGE WOULD IMMEDIATELY PUT SOMEBODY IN JAIL. I THINK THEY WOULD FINE THEM $150, AND IT’S A PROGRESSIVE PROCESS. BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING OUT THERE. $150 DOESN’T MEAN MUCH ANYMORE. BUT JAIL TIME, YEAH. AND I THINK IT’S A WEAPON THAT WE NEED TO HAVE IN OUR BACK POCKET, USED SELDOM, BUT HAVE IT AVAILABLE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW IT’S SERIOUS ABOUT IT.>>Mayor Gallego: OKAY. ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: NO.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: [INAUDIBLE]>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. 7-2. ITEM — NEXT UP IS ITEM 84 RELATED TO THE CONVENTION CENTER. LEONARD CLARK.>>MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS, MY NAME IS LEONARD CLARK. THANK YOU. I PROMISE NOT TO FIGHT ANY SUBPOENAS ON BIRDS IN THE FUTURE. I’M STRONGLY BACKING — YOU’RE TRYING TO FIND THE BEST DISPOSITION OF THIS PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER. I THINK WE HAVE BEEN DOING A BETTER JOB THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR. IT’S BEAUTIFUL DOWN THERE. I CAN REMEMBER AS A KID GOING DOWN AND THIS WHOLE AREA BEING REALLY RUN DOWN. SO, YOU KNOW, WE’RE ATTRACTING GREAT THINGS. I JUST HOPE YOU CAN GET THE BEST PRICE, AND I WELCOME HOMELAND SECURITY THAT’S COMING TO OUR CONVENTION CENTER THIS NEXT WEEK. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: STEVE COHEN.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M STEVE COHEN. I’M THE MAJORITY BENEFICIAL OWNER OF THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL DOWNTOWN FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW ME. I’VE BEEN AROUND DOWNTOWN FOR QUITE A WHILE. I STARTED MANAGING THAT HOTEL IN 1993. DURING THE ’90s IT REALLY WASN’T SUCH A GOOD TIME TO HAVE A HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX. WE LOST A LOT OF MONEY. PEOPLE CAME DOWNTOWN TO GO TO SUNS GAMES BUT NOT REALLY A GREAT DEAL ELSE. WHEN WE GOT KIND OF UP AND APPROACHING 2000 THERE WAS TALK ABOUT MAYBE EXPANDING THE CONVENTION CENTER. I WAS ASKED TO SERVE ON THE CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION COMMITTEE BY THEN CITY IMAGINER FRANK FAIRBANKS. I ALSO FROM THE FINANCIAL SIDE WAS ASKED BY GOVERNOR NAPOLITANO TO SIT ON THAT STRATEGIC TASK FORCE. AND THROUGH ALL OF THAT WE CAME UP WITH THE PLANS TO EXPAND THE CONVENTION CENTER. AND THAT HAPPENED, AND SINCE THEN, THINGS HAVE BEEN GOING REALLY PRETTY GOOD. IT HAD THE MISFORTUNATE OF OPENING AT A PRETTY BAD TIME. WE HAD A RECESSION, AND WE HAD THE IMPACT OF SB1070, WHICH WAS A REALLY TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE THING FOR CONVENTION BUSINESS IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX, BUT THE CONVENTION CENTER HAS BEEN A REALLY, REALLY SIGNIFICANT ENGINE DRIVING BUSINESS IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX, AND IT’S ONE OF THE THINGS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING DOWNTOWN PHOENIX A REALLY GOOD PLACE TO BE. SO I ENCOURAGE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING TO DO, SEEKING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT I THINK IS A GREAT THING. I HAVE ONE CONCERN, WHICH I’LL GET ON THE TABLE, WHICH IS WHEN YOU GET COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, YOU GET OPINIONS, AND YOU’LL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT THINK A LOT OF THINGS, AND YOU CAN AGREE WITH THEM OR NOT AGREE WITH THEM, AND THAT’S ALL GOOD. YOU GUYS HAVE MADE SOME REALLY GOOD DECISIONS SO FAR. I’M PRETTY HAPPY WITH WHAT COUNCIL HAS DONE, WHAT CITY STAFF HAS DONE. IF I LOOK AT OUR HOTEL FROM BEFORE CONVENTION CENTER TO AFTER CONVENTION CENTER, OUR REVENUE HAS DOUBLED. IF I JUST LOOKED 2013 PROFIT COMPARED TO 2018 PROFIT, IT’S FOUR TIMES. I’M PRETTY HAPPY. SO I’M HAPPY WITH COUNCIL. I’M HAPPY WITH THE CITY. I’M A HAPPY PERSON. I’M HAPPY WITH EVERYBODY. HOWEVER, I DO THINK –>>Mayor Gallego: YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS –>>I WILL WRAP IT UP. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO LOOK AT THIS FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT. IT’S NOT JUST WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK, BUT IT’S WHAT DOES IT MEAN, AND THAT MEANS SOME SORT OF MARKET STUDY CONNECTED WITH IT SO THAT YOU GUYS HAVE THE DATA FROM WHICH TO MAKE A REASONED DECISION. SO MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT YOU DON’T USE THE TIME AND THEN GET TO THE END AND THEN SOMEBODY SAY, LET’S DO A MARKET STUDY, BUT YOU GOT THE SUMMER, CONCURRENTLY COMMISSION THE MARKET STUDY, GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE REASONED DECISIONS AND MAKE REASONED DECISIONS. SO THANK YOU AND THAT’S WHAT I THINK.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI?>>Councilman Nowakowski: THANK YOU, MAYOR. MAYOR, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR — ALL YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE ADAMS STREET ACTIVATION. I MEAN, IT’S BEAUTIFUL. THEY’RE REMODELING, THE RETAIL, THE RESTAURANTS. IT’S VERY EASILY ACCESSED. AND IT WAS THE PROCESS THAT WE BROUGHT THE COMMUNITY AND ALL THE STATION HOLDERS IN, AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE SOMETHING REALLY GREAT.>>THANK YOU. I SHOULD MENTIONED THAT THAT WAS A RESULT OF A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI — OR RECOMMENDED BY COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI. SO I APPRECIATE IT. I CAN TELL YOU THAT WHEN YOU DID IT I WENT TO THE MEETINGS AND IN MY OPINION IT WAS A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME BECAUSE NOBODY WAS EVER GOING TO SPEND THE MONEY TO DO IT, AND THEN IT SATURDAY IN MY DRAWER FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, AND IT’S LIKE, THIS IS ACTUALLY A GOOD IDEA, AND SO WE BECAME THE ONES THAT DID IT. SO I REALLY APPRECIATE IT, AND THAT SORT OF SHOWS WHAT SUCH A STUDY CAN GENERATE, AND I APPRECIATE YOUR INPUT ON IT, AND SO THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY. I CERTAINLY AGREE IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE MAKE DATA DRIVEN DECISIONS, WE UNDERSTAND WHAT HAS DELIVERED THE SUCCESS OUR CONVENTION CENTER HAS TODAY AND WHAT GOING FORWARD WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO ITS SUCCESS. ANY ADDITIONAL COUNCILMEMBER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?>>Councilwoman Pastor: I WOULD LIKE TO ASK CHRIS A QUESTION.>>Mayor Gallego: WE WELCOME OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: IN YESTERDAY’S SUBCOMMITTEE WE TALKED ABOUT THE CONVENTION CENTER. WHAT WE DIDN’T SPEAK ABOUT IS WE DIDN’T SPEAK ABOUT A MARKET STUDY. MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, DO I ADD — OR I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ON THE MOTION A MARKET STUDY, OR SHOULD WE WAIT UNTIL WE GET THE COMMUNITY INPUT AND THEN DO A MARKET STUDY? I DON’T KNOW HOW TO — PLEASE ADVISE.>>ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU, MAYOR. MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR, AS WE WORKED ON OUR PROJECT YESTERDAY, WHAT CONVENTION CENTER DIRECTOR CHAN AND I TOOK AWAY WAS THAT YOU WERE INTERESTED IN DATA. YOU WERE INTERESTED IN BEING ABLE TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. SO AS WE FINISHED THE MEETING YESTERDAY, JOHN AND I DID SPEAK ABOUT THE FACT WE WOULD COMMENCE A MARKET STUDY TO COME BACK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMUNITY INPUT.>>Councilwoman Pastor: OKAY. THAT’S WHAT I JUST NEEDED TO KNOW, WHETHER IT NEEDED TO BE PART OF THE MOTION OR NOT.>>Mayor Gallego: WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. ROLL CALL — WE DO NOT HAVE A MOTION.>>[INAUDIBLE]>>Councilwoman Pastor: I MOVE ITEM 84.>>Mayor Gallego: COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR MAKES THE MOTION. COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI HAS SECONDED IT. ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: ARE YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. NEXT MOVE TO ITEM 120, RELATED TO THE ANNUAL AGREEMENT WITH VALLEY METRO RAIL FOR LIGHT RAIL OPERATING COSTS.>>Councilwoman Williams: I WOULD MOVE APPROVAL.>>Councilwoman Pastor: SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. THIS IS AN EXCITING ONE, ESPECIALLY COMING OFF OF OUR OPENING OF OUR NEW STATION THAT HAD SUCH STRONG SUPPORT OF THE COUNCIL TO TRY TO ENGAGE PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES, INCLUDING THOSE WHO USE ABILITY360. SO EXCITING TIME FOR LIGHT RAIL. ANY COUNCILMEMBER QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: NO.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>CLERK: MENDOZA.>>COUNCILWOMAN MENDOZA: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: NO.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES 7-2. ITEM 152 RELATED TO TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA OWNER REPRESENTATIVES.>>Councilwoman Williams: MOVE APPROVAL.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. DO WE HAVE ANY CARDS. THIS ONE WE DID RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION ASKING THAT WE MAKE SURE SUSTAINABILITY IS A TOP PRIORITY IN THIS DESIGN AND AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ARENA THAT WE CONTINUE TO BE A LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY AND THAT CERTAIN — THAT’S CERTAINLY SOMETHING WE CONSIDERED AS A COUNCIL AND I THINK IS IMPORTANT. AS FOLKS KNOW, THIS WAS NOT A TOP PRIORITY OF MINE, BUT THE COUNCIL HAS MOVED FORWARD WITH IT, AND I THINK WE NOW HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE WE DO A GOOD JOB AND GET THE BEST POSSIBLE BENEFITS THAT THE TAXPAYER, THAT WE INVEST IN AN INNOVATIVE FACILITY BEFITTING OF OUR CITY. SO I WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS ITEM. ANY COUNCILMEMBER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: NO.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES 8-1. ITEM 157. CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY LOCKING SYSTEMS IN PARKS. IT SAYS 157 ON THE SCREEN. DO WE WANT 167?>>Councilman Waring: I DIDN’T PULL 157.>>Mayor Gallego: EXCELLENT. WE HAVE TWO CARDS ON ITEM ON ITEM 167 RELATED TO –>>Councilman Waring: FINAL PLAT.>>FINAL PLAT OF THE KNIGHT VILLAGE. BUSTAMANTE IS MARKED IN FAVOR. IS DORENA STILL WITH US? IS AMARA BICKERSTAFF HERE? THEY BOTH SUPPORT THE ITEM. ANY COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? ROLL CALL. SORRY, WE NEED A MOTION.>>Councilman Waring: MOVE TO APPROVE ITEM 167.>>SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. NOW WE WILL HAVE ROLL CALLED.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. ITEM PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. WE NEXT MOVE TO ITEM 174, WHICH IS IN –>>Councilman Waring: MOVE ITEM 174.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. THIS IS AN ITEM IN COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR’S DISTRICT. COUNCILWOMAN?>>Councilwoman Pastor: ALAN, CAN YOU — OR CAN YOU PROVIDE SOME FEEDBACK REGARDING 174?>>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR, COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR. ITEM 174 IS A REZONING REQUEST LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 76 FEET SOUTH OF SOUTHWEST CORNER OF 24th AVENUE AND AVALON DRIVE. IT IS A REQUEST FROM R1-6 TO R1-3A FOR MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. THIS CASE WAS NOT APPEALED, SO IT’S NOT ON FOR A PUBLIC HEARING TODAY, HOWEVER, COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR’S OFFICE HELD A MEETING BETWEEN SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS AND THE APPLICANT TO ADDRESS SOME TRAFFIC ISSUES WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THERE AND THE APPLICANT HAS PROVIDE ADD LETTER COMMITTING TO PROVIDE FOR UP TO FOUR SPEED HUMPS IN THAT AREA AND PAY FOR THOSE SPEED HUMPS PURSUANT TO THE CITY’S SPEED HUMP POLICY THAT THE STREET TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ADMINISTERS.>>Councilwoman Pastor: I WANTED TO THANK THE APPLICANT AND THE NEIGHBORS FOR COMING TOGETHER. THERE WERE A NUMBER OF ISSUES — NOT NUMBER, BUT SEVERAL ISSUES THAT WERE — THEY WEREN’T AGREEING UPON, AND SO IN HAVING THE DISCUSSION WITH BOTH, WE REALIZED REALLY WHAT IT WAS WAS ONE ELEMENT WAS THE PARKING AND WHERE — IF RESIDENTS HAD ENOUGH PARKING, BUT WE DISCOVERED THAT THEY DO, AND THEN THE OTHER WAS THE IMPACT THAT THIS PROJECT WOULD HAVE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE SPEED, AND SO THE GOOD THING WAS IS THAT THAT THE APPLICANT AND THE NEIGHBORS SPOKE ABOUT SPEED HUMPS, AND MADE AN AGREEMENT. MY UNDERSTANDING IS MADE AN AGREEMENT UP TO FOUR SPEED HUMPS DEPENDING ON THE TRAFFIC STUDY OF WHEN THE PROJECT HAS BEEN BUILT.>>I BELIEVE THAT IS CORRECT, AND I THINK THE APPLICANT IS HERE TO MAKE THAT COMMITMENT ON THE RECORD AS WELL SHOULD THE COUNCIL DESIRE THAT.>>Councilwoman Pastor: ARE YOU WILLING TO DO THAT?>>MAYOR GALLEGO, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, I’M REESE ANDERSON. A PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU THIS AFTERNOON. COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR, YOU SUMMARIZED THAT AGREEMENT ACCURATELY AND YOU HAVE OUR COMMITMENT ON THE RECORD.>>Councilwoman Pastor: I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR WORK AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD ALSO WAS WILLING TO COME TOGETHER AND WORK ON THIS PROJECT. I THINK IT WILL BE A GREAT PROJECT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IT’S A SPACE THAT’S BEEN EMPTY FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, AND IT’S GOOD TO SEE IT BEING BUILT. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COUNCILWOMAN, FOR YOUR HARD WORK ON THIS ISSUE. READY FOR ROLL CALL? ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES PUP.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. THOSE SPEED HUMPS ARE VERY CONTROVERSIAL. WE NEXT MOVE TO ITEM 177, INTERIOR SUITE WITH ACCESSORY COOKING FACILITIES AND WE’LL ASK OUR PLANNING DIRECTOR TO REMAIN AND GIVE US A BRIEF STAFF REPORT.>>THIS IS A TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO ALLOW ACCESSORY COOKING FACILITIES OF ESSENTIALLY INTERIOR SUITE WITHIN A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME. I WILL INTRODUCE MISS TRISH GOMES ZONING ADMINISTRATOR AND SERVED ADD PROJECT MANAGER AND SHE WILL DO A BRIEF POWERPOINT.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. T A-6-18 IS A TEXT AMENDMENT TO INTERIOR SUITES WITH ACCESSORY COOKING FACILITIES. THE ZONING ORDINANCE CURRENTLY ALLOWS SEMI PRIVATE SPACES — APOLOGIZE — WITH SINKS AND DISHWASHERS, REFRIGERATORS BUT DOES NOT ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL COOKING FACILITY. SO THE PHOTO ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE SHOWS WHAT THE ZONING ORDINANCE CURRENTLY ALLOWS TODAY. ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE IS WHAT THIS TEXT AMENDMENT SPEAKS TO ACHIEVE, IS TO ALLOW THAT SECOND COOKING FACILITY INSIDE UNDER THE SAME ROOF AS A SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED DWELLING UNIT. AS A PART OF THE TEXT AMENDMENT WE ARE TO ESTABLISH A DEFINITION FOR ACCESSORY — OR INTERIOR SUITE WITH ACCESSORY COOKING FACILITIES TO ALLOW THAT SECOND STOVE. IN ADDITION, WE HAVE APPLICABILITY, WHICH WOULD ALLOW THIS IN SUBDIVISIONS 15 ACRES OR LARGER. FOR NEW SUBDIVISIONS SUBDIVIDED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, AND FOR ANY SUBDIVISIONS THAT WERE SUBDIVIDED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE BUT HAVE LESS THAN 25% OF THE LOTS THAT ARE EITHER BUILD OR HAVE ACTIVE BUILDING PERMITS SO THAT WE CAN CAPTURE THOSE SUBDIVISIONS THAT WERE STARTED DURING THE DOWNTURN AND ARE NOW MAKING A COMEBACK. AS WELL AS THERE ARE CONDITIONS FOR USE THAT THE INTERIOR SUITE WITH ACCESSORY COOKING FACILITIES WOULD REQUIRED TO BE UNDER THE SAME ROOF, PERMITTED ONLY ONE ON A LOT, HAVE AN INTERNAL DOORWAY SO THAT YOU CAN ACCESS THE SEMIPRIVATE SPACE TO THE REMAINDER OF THE DWELLING, AND HAVE NO MORE THAN ONE PARKING SPACE FOR A MAXIMUM OF FOUR PARKING SPACES. THE INTERIOR SUITE WITH ACCESSORY COOKING FACILITIES CANNOT EXCEED 30% OF THE TOTAL NET AREA OR 800 SQUARE FEET. IT CANNOT BE SEPARATELY METERED OR HAVE A PRIVATE YARD OR DRIVEWAY BECAUSE THE INTENT IS TO OPERATE AS ONE SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING UNIT. AND TO ADDRESS ANY CONCERNS WITH HAVING THE APPEARANCE OF A DUPLEX THE ELEVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO MINIMIZE THAT SECOND ENTRY — TO MINIMIZE THAT VISIBILITY FROM THE STREET. AND WITH THAT WE ARE ASKING THAT THE COUNCIL RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF TA-6-18 AS APPROVED BY THE PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE.>>Mayor Gallego: ANY QUESTIONS — COUNCILWOMAN STARK AND THEN VICE MAYOR WARING.>>Councilwoman Stark: I WAS GOING TO –>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING FIRST.>>Councilwoman Stark: SORRY.>>Councilman Waring: FOR STAFF, MAYOR, SO THIS IS REDUCING A RESTRICTION?>>MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR WARING, THAT IS CORRECT.>>Councilman Waring: CAN I ASK, LIKE, HOW — WHAT PROBLEM WERE WE SOLVING IN THE FIRST PLACE AND NOW WE’RE FEELING LIKE THERE’S LESS OF A PROBLEM? WAS THERE SOME SPECIFIC EXAMPLE SOMEWHERE THAT THIS WAS NEEDED CHANGE.>>MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR, AS WE AS A SOCIETY ARE AGING THERE HAS BEEN INCREASED PUBLIC DEMAND FOR MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING, AND SO THE MARKETPLACE HAS RESPONDED WITH THE MOST COMMON ONE IS CALLED A NEXTGEN UNIT AND THAT’S BY LENNAR HOMES BUT ALL THE OTHER MAJOR HOME BUILDERS HAVE THEIR VERSION OF THAT. IT BASICALLY ALLOW AS GRANDMOTHER SUITE THAT IS INTERIOR TO THE HOUSE. INSTEAD OF THE DAYS IN THE PAST WHERE THERE WAS A SEPARATE DETACHED STRUCTURE THAT MAYBE WAS YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW UNIT, THESE ARE REALLY HOMES WITHIN A HOME AND SO IT ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE ONE INTERIOR DOOR THAT PARTITIONS THE GRANDMOTHER SUITE OFF AND ALLOWS THAT TO KIND OF FUNCTION ON ITS OWN, HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF PRIVACY, BUT ALSO BE PART OF THE LARGER FAMILY. AND WE DON’T CURRENTLY ALLOW THEM TO HAVE A SECOND STOVE BECAUSE THESE ARE ZONED SINGLE-FAMILY AND SO THAT’S THE PHYSICAL PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE, FURNITURE, IF YOU WILL THAT IS CONTROLLED TO ENSURE YOU’RE NOT HAVING MULTIPLE UNITS ON ONE SINGLE-FAMILY PARCEL BECAUSE THAT BECOMES, THEN, A MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING ON ONE PARCEL. AND SO THAT’S WHY THE STOVE IS IMPORTANT AND WHY WE PUT TOGETHER THIS TEXT AMENDMENT TO REALLY CRAFT SOME REGULATIONS TO ALLOW IT TO RESPOND TO THE MARKET’S NEED FOR MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING BUT AT THE SAME TIME ENSURE THAT THE COUNCIL IS NOT GETTING NEIGHBORHOOD COMPLAINTS FROM PEOPLE WHO WANT TO RENT OUT A UNIT AND HAVE TWO UNITS ON ONE SINGLE-FAMILY LOT. THAT BECOMES INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO ENFORCE BECAUSE THE CITY CANNOT GO INTO SOMEONE’S SINGLE FAMILY HOME UNLESS THEY ARE INVITED. AND SO IF NSD AS PART OF ZONING ENFORCEMENT WAS TO GO UP, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IS THAT OWNER WOULD HAVE TO ADMIT TO DOING IT. IF THEY DIDN’T THE CITY WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO PROVE A CASE. EVEN THOUGH THERE WOULD BE LOTS OF NEIGHBORHOOD COMPLAINTS. SO THAT’S WHY WE CAME UP WITH THIS WAY TO DEFINE IT IN A LARGER FASHION, TO ADDRESS THE BIGGER ISSUE, BUT NOT MAKE IT AN ENFORCEMENT ISSUE THAT A LOT OF OUR ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOODS ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH WHEN THEY ALREADY HAVE AIR BNB AND VRBOs, PARTY HOUSES, ALL THOSE OTHER THINGS THAT YOU GUYS ARE HEARING A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT. THIS IS TRYING TO STRIKE THAT RIGHT BALANCE.>>Councilman Waring: MAYOR, ALAN, ONE OF YOUR CHARMS IS YOU CAN TURN BUREAUCRAT-ESE INTO SIMPLE ENGLISH SO GREATLY. SO I APPRECIATE THAT. IT’S NOT A CRITICISM OF THE PRESENTATION BUT THAT WAS A LOT EASIER TO UNDERSTAND AS A WHY ARE WE DOING THIS THAN SOME OF WHAT I HEARD BEFORE. SO THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.>>THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: COUNCILMAN DICICCIO?>>Councilman DiCiccio: THANKS. ALAN, I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK YOU DO OVER THERE. IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S MORE OF AN EXPANSION OF THE ABNB MODEL THAT’S ALREADY OUT THERE. I MEAN — WHETHER THEY WERE LOOKING FOR IT OR NOT, WE HAVE CREATED A MULTI-FAMILY HOME — I MEAN, IT HAS — BECAUSE YOU HAVE A DEMISING WALL THERE. SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO WITH THAT A DOOR. THAT DOOR IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO SHUT NO MORE THAN A HOTEL ROOM. I THINK WHEN YOU HAVE A DEMISING WALL AND A DOOR ATTACHING TO IT. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS HAVING THE STOVE. WHO BROUGHT THIS FORWARD? I MEAN, THERE HAD TO HAVE BEEN SOMEBODY OR SOME GROUP THAT SAID, HEY, WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS.>>Mayor Gallego: WE DO HAVE A CARD FROM TAYLOR EARL. I COULD OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING –>>Councilman DiCiccio: I WOULD LIKE TO NO — ALAN WILL FELL ME, TOO, AND TAYLOR WOULD, TOO. TAYLOR IS VERY UP FRONT ABOUT EVERYTHING.>>PERHAPS WHILE TAYLOR WALKS TO THE PODIUM I WILL SAY THAT TAYLOR EARL ON BEE OF HAD A OF LENNAR HOMES WAS THE ENTITY WHO BROUGHT THAT FORWARD DURING THE TIME PERIOD WHEN COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS WAS THE MAYOR.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I GOT IT. I’M SUPPORTIVE OF IT, BECAUSE I THINK IT’S A GOOD MODEL, BUT I ALSO — I’M ALWAYS CURIOUS AS TO HOW SOME OF THESE THINGS COME ABOUT, JUST LIKE JIM WAS DOING THERE. THE OTHER THING THAT I THINK WE NEED NEED TO THINK ABOUT, TOO, IS THE FACT THAT THE — WHEN YOU HAVE A MOTHER-IN-LAW SET UP, WE HAVE AGING PARENTS, A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS WANT TO KEEP THEIR PARENTS IN THEIR HOME. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL AND THE KIDS STAYING HOME, WHICH I HOPE MY KIDS STAY A LONG TIME, I LIKE THAT, I WANT THEM THERE, BUT ON THE SAME LEVEL MORE AND MORE INDIVIDUALS ARE TAKING CARE OF THEIR PARENTS AND BY DOING THAT THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SEPARATE THAT FROM THE OTHER PARTS OF THE FAMILY FOR PRIVACY FOR BOTH SIDES. AND I GET IT. IT’S JUST — LITERALLY ADAPTING TO WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE MARKETPLACE TODAY. I WANT TO THANK YOU, ALAN, FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU PUT IN, ESPECIALLY ON THESE TYPES OF THINGS.>>MAYOR GALLEGO: WE HAVE OPENED THE PUBLIC HEARING.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M KEEP MY REMARKS SHORT. SOUNDS LIKE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WERE RESOLVED. I AM HAPPY TO ANSWER FROM A BOOTS ON THE GROUND PERSPECTIVE. LENNAR HOMES HAS A PRODUCT CALLED NEXTGEN AND ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS THAT IT’S ALREADY BE — IT’S ALREADY ALLOWED IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX. I THINK THAT’S JUST KEY TO HIGHLIGHT. ALREADY ALLOWED, FUNCTIONING, WORKING GREAT, BEEN SUCCESSFUL. PEOPLE LOVER IT. WE ARE AT A TIME IN OUR SOCIETY IN THE COUNTRY THAT ABOUT 19% OF FAMILIES LIVE IN MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOUSING AND THAT PERCENTAGE HAS INCREASED FROM ABOUT THE 1980s AND CONTINUED TO CLIMB. AND SO CURRENTLY IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX YOU CAN HAVE A MICROWAVE, YOU CAN HAVE THE KITCHEN, YOU CAN HAVE THE REFRIGERATOR, AN OUTDOOR GRILL, YOU CAN HAVE A TOASTER OVEN, ALL OF THESE THINGS, BUT IT’S THAT ONE — THAT OVEN, AND WHAT WE’RE FINDING IS THAT SOME INDIVIDUALS, ONE OF THE CONSTRAINTS OF NOT WANTING TO LIVE WITH THEIR KIDS IS THE FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM OF BEING ABLE TO COOK WHEN THEY WANT TO COOK, BAKE A PIE WHEN THEY WANT TO BAKE A PIE. THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS BECOMING AN ISSUE. SO AS WE TALKED — IN FACT ONE OF THE VILLAGE MEMBERS SPECIFICALLY SAID WE LOOKED AT HAVING MY MOM COME AND LIVE WITH US IN ONE OF THESE TYPES OF UNITS BUT ONE OF THE CONSTRAINTS WAS SHE WANTED HER OWN AREA TO COOK. SO WE SEE BECAUSE IT’S ALREADY ALLOWED AND THIS IS A SMALL INCREMENTAL STEP WE THINK IT’S A VERY REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE WAY TO ADDRESS THE CONCERN THAT EXISTS, THE EXISTING NEED THAT EXISTS, AND SO WE COMMEND STAFF, WE’VE WORKED WITH STAFF, GIVEN OUR FEEDBACK, SORT OF BOOTS ON THE GROUND PERSPECTIVE. IT WAS APPROVED BY ALL THE DIFFERENT VILLAGES. SO WE THINK THIS IS A RESPONSIBLE WAY TO ADDRESS A CONCERN THAT EXISTS IN OUR COUNTRY BUT ALSO IN THE CITY.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I DON’T THINK — I HAVE GOT AGING PARENT — OR PARENT RIGHT NOW AND UNTIL YOU HAVE THAT YOU JUST DON’T KNOW, AND YOU KNOW YOU DO WANT TO BE A GOOD FAMILY MEMBER, YOU WANT TO BE A GOOD SON OR DAUGHTER AND YOU REALLY WANT THEM AS CLOSE TO YOU AS POSSIBLE AND SOMETIMES YOU’RE PREVENTED DOING THAT. SO I AM GOING TO BE FULLY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS. I LIKE THE IDEA OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS YOUR HOME, BUT AT THE SAME TIME MOST FAMILIES DO WANT TO SEE A SEPARATION AND THIS ALLOWS THAT TO OCCUR. THANK YOU, MAYOR.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN. WE WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. I THINK COUNCILWOMAN STARK MAY HAVE A MOTION.>>Councilwoman Stark: I WOULD. I WANT TO THANK TRISH FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU DID ON THIS. I KNOW YOU’RE REALLY RESPECTFUL OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS, AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR ONE OF MY KIDS TO BUY ONE OF THESE AS I AGE BECAUSE I’M GETTING THERE. SO I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE APPROVAL OF THIS ITEM BASED ON THE APPROVAL OF THE MAY 7th PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING AND ADOPT THE RELATED ORDINANCE.>>SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: [INAUDIBLE]>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: I WANT TO THANK STAFF FOR WORKING ON THIS. I’M A FIRM BELIEVER HAVING HAD PARENTS MOVE IN WITH ME. THE SEPARATION WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT. I LOVE THEM DEARLY, HOWEVER, THEY WERE REAL TIRED OF ME. YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK ON THIS ONE. WE NOW MOVE TO ITEM 178, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF 39th AVENUE AND VINEYARD ROAD. WE HAVE A BRIEF STAFF REPORT ON THIS ITEM.>>I DO HAVE A POWERPOINT BUT I THINK EVERYONE IS GOOD ON THIS. I WILL JUST READ THE BRIEF PARAGRAPH AND THEN WE’LL GO FROM THERE. THIS REQUEST IS A REZONING REQUEST FOR THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF 39th AVENUE AND VINEYARD. IT IS A REQUEST FROM S1 TO R1-6 FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR AN 11.2 ACRE SITE. THE LAVEEN VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE HEARD THIS CASE ON MARCH 18th AND YOU RECOMMENDED APPROVAL PER THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION WITH MODIFIED AND ADDITIONAL STIPULATIONS BY A 10-1 VOTE. THE PLANNING COMMISSION HEARD THIS CASE ON APRIL 4th, RECOMMENDED DENIAL AS FILED AND APPROVED WITH R18 ZONING WITH THE LAVEEN YOU VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE STIPULATIONS, MODIFIED AND CHANGED AS PART OF THAT. AS IT CAME FORWARD THERE WERE STILL CONCERNS FROM THE VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE AND OTHERS IN LAVEEN, AND COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI ASKED THAT THE APPLICANT AND STAFF SIT DOWN AND TRY TO WORK OUT SOME OF THE ISSUES AND SO THERE WAS A MEMO THAT CAME OUT AS PART OF THE BACK-UP PACKET YESTERDAY THAT IS IN AGREEMENT BY BOTH THE NEIGHBORS AND THE APPLICANT AND STAFF DOES RECOMMEND APPROVAL PER THAT MEMO. WE’RE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.>>Mayor Gallego: WONDERFUL. THANK YOU.>>Councilman Nowakowski: MAYOR — SORRY, GO AHEAD.>>Mayor Gallego: THIS ITEM IS IN COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI’S DISTRICT IF THAT.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YOU CAN CLOSE THE HEARING.>>Mayor Gallego: I THINK I HAVE NOT OPENED THE HEARING YET. DO YOU WANT TO MAKE COMMENTS OR OPEN THE HEARING? WE HAVE THREE CARDS.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND OPEN THE HEARING.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE THREE INDIVIDUALS HERE TO TESTIFY. WE’LL START WITH THE APPLICANT IF THAT WORKS FOR COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI, JOHN FOXX.>>MAYOR AND COUNCIL, I’M JOHN FOX AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD ON THIS PROJECT. I WOULD LIKE TO DEFER MY TIME TO AFTER THE — AFTER THE OTHERS SPEAK SO I CAN ANSWER ANYTHING.>>Mayor Gallego: THEN WE WILL WELCOME ROBERT BRANSCOM.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M THE CHAIRMAN FOR THE LAVEEN PLANNING COMMISSION. I AM HERE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THIS APPROVAL FOR THIS PROJECT. EVEN THOUGH WE WORKED REALLY HARD TO GET TO THE POINT WE’RE AT NOW WE APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP THAT COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI AND HIS STAFF HAS GONE BEFORE. ONE OF THE THINGS WE TRIED TO DO AS FAR AS THE COUNCIL IS MAKE SURE OUR PROJECTS ARE WORTHY OF THE CITY AND OUR COMMUNITY. AND THIS IS NO EXCEPTION. WHEN YOU DO AN INFILL PROJECT IT’S ALWAYS VERY HARD TO FRY TO PUT THE RIGHT PIECES IN PLACE TO DO THAT. I BELIEVE NOW THAT WITH THE COUNCILMAN’S HELP AND THE STAFF THAT WE GOT TO A PLACE THAT WE CAN AND APPRECIATE THE PROJECT THAT EMIS BEFORE US. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. [INAUDIBLE]>>THANK YOU, MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS. FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO TAKE JUST A MOMENT TO THANK COUNCILWOMAN MENDOZA FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK IN LAVEEN. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE. YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT ASSET FOR THE COMMUNITY AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE] SO, YES — I QUANT TO THANK COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI AND HIS OFFICE FOR THIS WORKING ON THIS CASE. IT’S BEEN VERY CHALLENGING AND DIFFICULT, AND THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF EFFORT AND LOT OF ENERGY. THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND THE COUNCIL OFFICE AND STAFF INVITED THE LCRD AND THE VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE TO COME AND SIT DOWN AND TRY TO WORK OUT DETAILS. WE DID. WE SAT DOWN, WORKED THEM OUT. IT WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT THE CITY’S EFFORT IN THE 11th HOUR TO TRY TO GET THIS CASE RESOLVED AND I SO I JUST WANT TO SAY I APPRECIATE THAT AND IT JUST SHOWS HOW THIS WILL WORK IF WE ALL TRY TO WORK TOGETHER. WHERE THIS CASE IS AT WITH ALL THE STIPULATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED, I HAVE NO OPPOSITION TO IT MOVING FORWARD. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. PROBABLY GOOD THAT WE SAVED THE APPLICANT FOR LAST. JOHN FOXX.>>I’M JOHN FOXX. I’M THE APPLICANT ON THIS SITE. I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF THE VILLAGE AND THE LCRD AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MOVING — WORKING WITH THEM CLOSELY. THEY WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THIS SITE PLAN BEFORE IT’S APPROVED WITH THE ZONING HEARING OFFICER. SO THEY WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE INPUTTED ON THIS FURTHER. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI, ANY COMMENTS OR A MOTION?>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES, MAYOR, SOME COMMENTS.>>Mayor Gallego: CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.>>Councilman Nowakowski: THANK YOU. I WANT TO THANK OUR STAFF AND THE VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES, ESPECIALLY THE CHAIR, FOR HIS PATIENCE WITH THE PROCESS AND WORKING ALONG WITH US, AND, PHIL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY WELL OUT THERE. ALSO, I JUST WANT TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE PER THE MEMO FROM THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT DIRECTED DATE — I THINK IT WAS JUNE 3rd OF 2019 — TO BE ADOPTED AS — DATED EARLIER.>>ALSO ADOPT THE RELATED ORDINANCE.>>Councilman Nowakowski: THE ORDINANCE ALSO.>>SECOND.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY COMMENTS? ROLL CALL.>>Clerk: DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: YES.>>Clerk: GUEVARA.>>Councilwoman Guevara: YES.>>Clerk: MENDOZA.>>Councilwoman Mendoza: YES.>>Clerk: NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YES.>>Clerk: PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: YES.>>Clerk: STARK.>>Councilwoman Stark: YES.>>Clerk: WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: YES.>>Clerk: WARING.>>Councilman Waring: YES.>>Clerk: GALLEGO.>>Mayor Gallego: YES. PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. THIS CONCLUDES THE FORMAL BUSINESS OF TODAY’S MEETING. THANK YOU TO OUR COUNCILWOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED WITH US. IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE TO SERVE WITH BOTH OF YOU. WE STILL HAVE PUBLIC COMMENTS. SO WE ARE NOT DONE. BUT DID WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. AND AS WE CONCLUDE THE FORMAL BUSINESS. AS HAS BEEN OUR TREND LATELY, WE HAVE — THE CITY HAS ALLOCATED 30 MINUTES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. WE ALLOCATE MORE TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THAN WE DO ON EACH AGENDIZED ITEM BUT WE DO TRY TO HEAR FROM AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. LATELY WE HAVE BEEN GETTING MORE COMMENTS THAN WOULD BE ABLE TO FIT IN THAT 30 MINUTES, SO WE APOLOGIZE IF NOT EVERYONE GETS TO SPEAK. WE’LL TRY TO GET TO AS MANY DIFFERENT TOPICS AS POSSIBLE. WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE PUT IN CARDS IN SUPPORT OF SOMEONE ELSE’S COMMENTS. SO I WILL TRY TO READ THE NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING — ECHOING THAT PERSON’S COMMENTS. FOR PUBLIC COMMENT WE ARE NOT ALLOWING PEOPLE TO DONATE TIME TO OTHERS AND WE DO ALLOW THREE MINUTES, WHICH IS LONGER THAN WE DO FOR OTHER ITEMS TO GIVE YOU TIME TO MAKE YOUR COMMENT. SO WITH THAT OUR FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY WILL BE DAVID PEREZ LUCERO. DAVID WILL BE FOLLOWED BY CAROLYN O’CONNOR.>>HELLO, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL. MY NAME IS DAVID PEREZ LUCERO. I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEWLY FORMED NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IN CENTRAL EAST PHOENIX DISTRICT 8. I AM HERE BEFORE YOU TO REQUEST A WAIVER ON THE FEE OF $2 BE 760 FOR AN APPEAL OF A VARIANCE DECISION RENDERED LAST THURSDAY IN REGARDING CASE ZA199.>>>19.8. OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT SUPPORTEDDIVE OF THE DECISION. THE VARIANCED PASSED WILL CREATE TRAFFIC ISSUES AND ON-STREET PARKING. IN ADDITION, AFTER PERUSING THE FILE YESTERDAY, I FOUND THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD DOCUMENTS WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FILE. AN EXHIBIT WAS PRESENTED IN THE HEARING THAT WE ARE SUSPICIOUS OF AS TO ITS VALIDITY. WE ARE HOPING TO MAKE A DETERMINATION AFTER CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION TO PROCEED ONWARD ON THE APPEAL. I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. WE CANNOT RESPOND TO PUBLIC COMMENTS BUT WE CAN SEE IF STAFF CAN FOLLOW UP. THANK YOU. CAROLYN HAS THREE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE FILLED OUT CARDS IN SUPPORT OF THE COMMENTS SHE IS ABOUT TO DELIVER.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. MAYOR, CITY COUNCILMEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK TO YOU TODAY. MY NAME IS CAROLYN O’CONNOR. I AM THE CO-CHAIR OF UNCAGED AND REYOU NIGHT FAMILY COALITION. WE ARE A GRASS ROOTS ORGANIZATION THAT CAME TOGETHER A YEAR AGO WHEN CHILDREN WERE BEING SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS AT THE BORDER WHILE THEY WERE LEGALLY SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE UNITED STATES. UNCAGE AND REUNITE ADVOCATES FOR THE SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WHILE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE YOU STATES. I KNOW YOU ARE AWARE OF INCREASE OF ICE MIGRANT RELEASES IN THE COMMUNITY. UNTIL THEY CAN BE CONNECTED WITH FAMILY OR SPONSORS, WHICH COULD TAKE UP TO SEVERAL HOURS, IT HAS BEEN UP TO COMMUNITY NONPROFITS AND FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE SHELTER, TRANSPORTATION, FOOD AND OTHER SERVICES. OFTEN THESE DROP-OFFS OCCUR WITH LITTLE ADVANCE NOTIFICATION. THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND CHURCHES ARE OVERBURDENED. WE VOLUNTEERS ARE EXHAUSTED. RESOURCES ARE RUNNING OUT THAT. IF A CHURCH OR AN ORGANIZATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ICE WILL DROP REFUGEE FAMILIES OFF AT THE GREYHOUND BUS STATION. SINCE GREYHOUND DOES NOT ALLOW PASSENGERS TO ENTER THE FACILITY UNTIL THEY HAVE A TICKET, AND THEN ONLY TWO HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURES, FAMILIES ARE DROPPED OFF AT THE WATER RETENTION BASIN ADJACENT TO THE BUS STATION. THERE IS LITTLE SHADE, NO FACILITIES AND UNTIL VOLUNTEERS CAN COME TO THE RESCUE, THEY ARE FORCED TO SIT ON THE GROUND IN THE HEAT. OFTEN REFUGEES THAT ARRIVE ARE DEHYDRATED AND HUNGRY. AS THE TEMPERATURE CONTINUES TO RISE, WE ARE CONCERNED THIS IS A FATALITY WAITING TO HAPPEN. THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SEVERAL DEATHS IN THE ICE FACILITIES. CERTAINLY THE CITY OF PHOENIX, OFTEN NAMED THE ALL-AMERICAN CITY, DOES NOT WANT TO TARNISH ITS REPUTATION WITH PREVENTABLE DEATHS OF A CHILD OR PARENT. THIS IS NOT JUST A HUMANITARIAN CRIES. THIS IS A MORAL ISSUE. THERE ARE SOME COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE LARGE GROUPS OF REFUGEES SUCH AS ST. VINCENT DEPAUL. SO WE HAVE A BLUEPRINT FOR WHAT WORKS. IS THERE SOMETHING THE CITY OF PHOENIX COULD DO TO PROVIDE ANOTHER AVENUE OTHER THAN WATER RETENTION BASIN, AS A DROP-OFF FOR REFUGEES. IT COULD BE A LARGE AIR CONDITIONED FACILITY THAT WOULD ACT AS AN INTAKE CENTER, AT LEAST UNTIL THE SUMMER IS OVER. AS I SAID, WE HAVE A BLUEPRINT FOR WHAT WORKS. PHOENIX IS THE ONLY ARIZONA CITY WHERE MIGRANT FAMILIES ARING RELEASED BY FEDERAL WITHOUT A CENTRALIZED LOCATION TO HOUSE MIGRANTS OVERNIGHT. IN YUMA THE BORDER PATROL HAS BEEN RELEASING MIGRANT FAMILIES AT A SHELTER RUN BY THE SALVATION ARMY. IN TUCSON FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ARE RELEASING MIGRANTS AT A SHELTER RUN BY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND HAVE ONE REQUEST. SEVERAL OF OUR MEMBERS ARE CITIZENS OF PHOENIX. AND THEY WILL BE CONTACTING THEIR CONTACTS IN HOPE THAT WE CAN GENERATE FURTHER DISCUSSION WITH THIS. JUST AS A SIDE NOTE, A GROUP OF US WERE STANDING OUTSIDE 15 MINUTES WAITING FOR YOUR BUILDING TO OPEN. WE HAD WATER. WE HAD SHADE. AND 15 MINUTES THE HEAT REALLY GOT TO US. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. KAT McKINNEY FOLLOWED BY SARAH EARY.>>THANK YOU, COUNCIL, FOR ALLOWING ME THESE FEW MOMENTS. I AM KAT McKINNEY AND I AM THE VOICE OF SEVERAL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY HERE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. WE HAVE JUST RECENTLY, YOU KNOW, PHOENIX HAS BEEN LABELED AS BEING THE NUMBER ONE POLICE KILLING DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTRY. AND I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT AND SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS. I AM WORKING ON MUCH ADVOCACY IN REGARDS TO THIS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S HAPPENING IS WE WILL HAVE THE UNITED NATIONS COMING IN HERE. THEY HAVE LABELED THIS A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, AND WE NEED TO ADDRESS IT. MY QUESTION, AND I KNOW YOU CAN’T ANSWER, BUT IT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN THINK ABOUT, IS WHY DO WE DELIBERATELY DELAY COMPENSATION TO VICTIMS OF THESE CRIMES? THESE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN HARBORED FOR YEARS. I KNOW TODAY IN [INDISCERNIBLE] WHO WAS ONE OF MY CLIENTS, HIS CASE WAS PUT OFF AGAIN TODAY. THIS CASE AND HIS MURDER HAPPENED FIVE YEARS AGO. HIS FAMILY IS STILL AWAITING THEIR COMPENSATION. NOW, ANOTHER THING THAT I WANTED TO DO IS I WANT TO READ WHAT A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IS SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS. IT SAYS A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IS DEFINED AS AN EVENT OR SERIES OF EVENTS THAT ARE THREATENING IN TERMS OF HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELL-BEING OF A COMMUNITY OR LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE. IT ALSO STATES THAT LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESPONSES ARE NECESSARY. I’M REPRESENTING A VERY LARGE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY HERE IN PHOENIX, AND WE WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO ADDRESS THIS IMMEDIATELY. THESE THINGS, THESE PROBLEMS, THEY NEED TO BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY. NO LONGER CAN WE IGNORE THEM. WE’LL BE HAVING A PROTEST THIS FRIDAY IN REGARDS TO SOME OF THE OFFICERS THAT HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH BEING RACIST ON FACEBOOK. I DON’T KNOW IF ANYONE HAS SEEN THAT PRESS RELEASE YET, BUT THAT WILL BE THIS FRIDAY. AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, BUT PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE — TO THE COMMUNITY, YOUR COMMUNITY, OUR COMMUNITY, THE COMMUNITY YOU REPRESENT AND THE COMMUNITY I’M UP HERE TALKING FOR RIGHT NOW. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSES.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. SARAH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY CELIA CONTRERAS.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM SARAH, THE COORDINATOR FOR LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE SOUTHWEST AND I AM HERE TO GIVE YOU A WAKE-UP CALL. AS YOU KNOW, A WIDESPREAD COALITION OF MORE THAN 40 CHURCHES, DOZENS OF NONPROFITS AND HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS HAVE SHOULDERED THE BURDEN TO SHELTER THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LAWFULLY RELEASED INTO OUR COMMUNITY EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST NINE MONTHS. SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, EVERY SINGLE DAY. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. WE HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT ONE CENT OF SUPPORT FROM THE CITY, FROM THE COUNTY, FROM THE STATE OR FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. IT IS BY GOD’S GRACE ALONE THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD FATALITIES IN THIS COMMUNITY. THERE’S A REASON WE DON’T SEE A HEADLNE THAT SAYS “A 2-YEAR-OLD CHILD DIES OF DEHYDRATION IN A DITCH AFTER BEING RELEASED BY ICE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.” THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT, AND THE REASON IS THE GOOD PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY WHO ARE DEFYING THAT WHO ARE SAYING WE WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN AND IT’S TIME THAT YOU HELP US. WHEN A CHURCH DOESN’T OFFER SHELTER, PEOPLE ARE RELEGATED TO THE DITCH ON 24th AND BUCKEYE. AND WHAT WE’RE SAYING IS THAT THIS IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IN MY POSITION I HAVE A UNIQUE POSITION IN THIS CRISIS. PERHAPS MORE THAN ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL IN THIS CITY I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR FULL TIME SINCE JANUARY. AND I KNOW THIS CRISIS INSIDE AND OUT. AND I HAVE SPOKE WITH CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS, AND WE ALL AGREE THAT IT’S NOT GOING AWAY, AND WE ALL AGREE THAT PEOPLE ARE FRAGILE AND THAT THIS HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH IMMIGRATION, BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SORTED AND SIFTED BY THE GOOD PEOPLE IN THE BORDER PATROL AND DOCUMENTED AS SAFE TO TRAVEL IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND WHEN WE ALLOW THEM TO LANGUISH IN A DITCH BY THE HUNDREDS, THEN WE ARE NEGLECTING OUR HUMANITARIAN DUTY TO SEE THAT THEY HAVE SAFE PASSAGE, AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? A BOWL OF SOUP AND A BACKPACK AND A SHELTER FOR THE NIGHT. THESE ARE NOT DIFFICULT THINGS TO DO. BUT YOU HAVE BEEN SILENT. THIS COUNTY HAS BEEN SILENT. THE STATE HAS BEEN SILENT. AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN SILENT. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THIS COALITION IS COLLAPSING UNDER THE STRAIN. WE ARE LOSING CHURCHES EVERY DAY, AND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO REPLACE THEM. AND I’M TELLING YOU WE ARE WEEKS AWAY FROM AN EMERGENCY. I AM MEETING WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS ON FRIDAY IN OUR CAPACITY AS THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NONPROFIT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA. I AM MEETING WITH THEM ON FRIDAY ABOUT JUST THIS ISSUE, AND I’M ASKING FOR TWO THINGS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL. ONE, WE NEED AN ORDINANCE THAT SAYS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY NOT RELEASE PEOPLE INTO THE STREETS DURING THE SUMMER PUP THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING PUT AT FATAL RISK. THAT’S NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO I’M ASKING FOR A SERVE COMMITTEE TO BE CREATED BY THIS COUNCIL TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND ANALYZE THIS ISSUE AND COME UP WITH A RESOURCE FOR ICE BECAUSE IF WE DON’T COME UP WITH SOMETHING THEY’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DROP THEM THERE. WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING. THIS IS A WAKE-UP CALL. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. CELIA WILL BE FOLLOWED BY LEONARD CLARK.>>THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU. NOT IN MY NAME. I DON’T COME IN MY NAME. AT THIS TIME I’M COME RING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR YOU. THE LORD SAYS YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND MY MESSAGE. [INDISCERNIBLE] CREATED FOR ME. YOU DON’T STOP THE LIGHT RAIL, THE PUNISHMENT COME OVER YOU BECAUSE THIS BATTLE IS NOT GOING TO FIGHT WITH SWORD OR ARMY BUT BY HOLY GHOST. THE LORD WANTS TO STOP THE PURPOSE ISSUEMENT ABOUT YOU — UPON YOU, BUT IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, HE’S GOING TO CONTINUE. THE NEXT LETTER THAT I WANT TO PROVIDE YOU, I’LL BRING IT TO YOU, BECAUSE I WANT TO CAST TO YOU PAIN OR BECAUSE I BECAUSE I WANT TO FIGHT WITH YOU. BUT I BRING IT HERE IN OBEDIENCE BECAUSE OBEDIENCE IS BETTER SACRIFICE. CLERK? THE LORD SAYS MINE IS THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. MINE IS THE GOLD AND THE SILVER. AND I DON’T PUT ANYTHING ABOVE THE PAIN OF THE PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN ALREADY BECAUSE YOU REMOVE FROM THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE THE WAY THESE PEOPLE PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILIES, AND I AM WAKE UP ALREADY, AND I’M GOING TO DECLINE THE LIGHT RAIL. STOP THE LIGHT RAIL AND I’LL STOP THE NEXT ACTIONS. THAT’S [INDISCERNIBLE] IS LIKE CONVERSATION. [INDISCERNIBLE] AND IT’S EASY TO PROVE THE NEXT ACTIONS. THEY’RE COMING IN TWO PEOPLE HERE, ONE HERE AND ONE OUTSIDE, AND YOU’RE GOING TO SEE IT. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: LEONARD CLARK WILL BE FOLLOWED BY RAW DEEM ROBINSON.>>MY NAME IS LEONARD CLARK. I WANT TO THANK OUR COMMUNITY OF HUMANITARIAN AID WORKERS, WHETHER THEY BE CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, HINDU, WHETHER YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD OR DO BELIEVE IN GOD, FOR HELPING THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE, LEGAL ASYLUMEES IN THAT PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO EXACERBATE PAIN AND SUFFERING AND HATED BETWEEN GROUPS OF PEOPLE BY DUMPING OFF HUMAN BEING WHO ARE ASYLUM EAST INTO OUR COMMUNITY AND IT’S ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE WAS THERE WAS AN ADMIRAL, RETIRED ADMIRAL, I BELIEVE A FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIAL, SAYING THAT IF WE DON’T CHANGE THE EFFECTS OF MAN MADE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE WE’RE LOOKING AT ROUGHLY 2050 BUT IT COULD BE FASTER THAT HALF OF THE RAINFALL FALLING IN THE MEXICO CITY AREA, THOSE AREAS, IS GOING TO DECLINE BY HALF, AND PEOPLE, WHEN YOU HAVE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, I HAD A MILITARY HISTORY PROFESSOR ONCE AT U OF A SAY THIS IS THERE IS LIKE A BILLION PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER AND WE HAVE TO WORK ON THIS. IT’S A LARGE PROBLEM. I WANT TO BRING UP ANOTHER THING. I WANT TO THANK THE FORMER MAYOR OF PHOENIX, GREG STANTON, ONLY MEMBER OF THE ARIZONA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO STAND FOR THE OPENING OF AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRE. THANK YOU FOR SHOWING MORAL COURAGE, FORMER MAYOR GREG STANTON, ONLY MEMBER OF THE DELEGATION TO STAND UP. FORTUNATELY RIGHT NOW. AND ALSO I’M ASKING YOU IF YOU COULD, COUNCILMEMBERS, BECAUSE A LARGE MEMBER OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS, WE’RE IN POLITICAL DISTRICTS FOR THE STATE LEGISLATURE, THE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA HAS YET TO SIGN THE 50% PAY INCREASE THAT THE STATE LEGISLATURE, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, VOTED FOR THEMSELVES, DOING AN END RUN AROUND THE STATE CONSTITUTION. GOVERNOR DUCEY HAS YET TO SIGN THAT BILL AND I GO AHEAD IT, THEY NEED MORE PAY BUT NOT BY GOING AROUND THE CONSTITUTION. SO THAT’S GOING AGAINST DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. I AM HOPING YOU WILL MAKE A STATEMENT TO THE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA. HE HAS THREE OR FOUR DAYS LEFT WHERE BASICALLY THIS BILL COULD DIE, WHERE THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS WITH A FANNEDFUL VOTING AGAINST, JUST VOTED THEMSELVES A 50% PAY INCREASE, A VIOLATION OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA. SO I HOPE YOU’LL SEND A RESOLUTION TO GOVERNOR DUCEY, DON’T DO THIS, YOU WILL ALSO BE BREAKING THE STATE CONSTITUTION IF YOU DO IT AND ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU, MAYOR GREG STANTON, CONGRESSMEN, ALL THE OTHER CONGRESS PEOPLE, PLEASE, FOLLOW CONGRESSMAN GREG STANTON AND THANK YOU TO OUR CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS FOR STANDING UP AND HELPING THOSE IN NEED AND NOT BEING AFRAID OF THOSE WITH PISTOLS ON THEIR HIPS AND TRUMP FLAGS SHOWING UP TO CHURCHES TRYING TO SCARE YOU. THANK YOU.>>REDEEM ROBINSON. JARRETT MAUPIN.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL. I WANTED TO COME BACK TO CONTINUE ON WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER. THE STATISTIC I DIDN’T HAVE HANDY WAS THE BREAKDOWN OF THE DEPARTMENT, THAT IT’S 73% WHITE, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 19% HISPANIC AND 4% BLACK COMPARED WITH THE CITY WHICH IS 42% WHITE, 43% HISPANIC AND 7% BLACK. NOW, YOU KNOW, IT’S A 3. SPREAD ON THE BLACKS IN THE DEPARTMENT VERSUS THE POPULATION, BUT IT’S OFF BY MORE THAN 24% WHEN IT COMES TO LATINOS. THAT IS JUST NOT A HEALTHY AND MAINTAINABLE THING. YOU KNOW, I DID WANT TO CLARIFY, TOO, BECAUSE I FELT LIKE MAYBE THE MAYOR WAS A LITTLE BIT UPSET, I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, I JUST GOT THROUGH VOTING FOR YOU, BUT MY — YOU KNOW, MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ONE OF THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN HIRED TO WORK FOR THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT, BEFORE SHE WENT TO WORK FOR THE CITY MANAGER. I HAVE RELATIVES NOW THAT WORK FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. ALMOST 2 DOZEN OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS WORK FOR THE CITY OF PHOENIX. SO I CARE, AND I THINK WE DO HAVE A GREAT POLICE DEPARTMENT. I THINK THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR POLICE DO A GREAT JOB AND THEY WANTED TO GET HOME SAFE TO THEIR FAMILIES MEMBERS, BUT THERE’S A FEW BAD APPLES, A FEW HEAPING HELPINGS OF BAD APPLES THAT ARE MAKING IT A HELL OF A LOT HARDER FOR THE REST OF THEM TO DO THEIR JOB. BUT I WANT TO CLARIFY THAT BECAUSE I THINK SOMETIMES YOU ALL MIGHT THINK THAT THE COMMUNITY DOESN’T SUPPORT RAISES FOR POLICE. WE DO. I HAVE BEEN OVER IN THE PLEA OFFICE WITH SAL TO SUPPORT THEM A HUNDRED TIMES. ANY TIME THEY WANT WE’RE OVER THERE TO SUPPORT WHAT THEY’RE DOING. YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT IT’S NOT THAT. IT’S THE INCIDENCES OF RACISM, OF BRUTALITY, AND THE IMPACT IT’S HAVING ON THESE FAMILIES. I WANT TO SAY WITH MY LAST MINUTE THAT I APPRECIATE THE MAYOR’S COMMENTS ABOUT TRYING TO GET ON TV, BUT, MADAM MAYOR, I AM ON TV SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. THEY USUALLY COME TO MY HOUSE. I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO GET DRESSED SOMETIMES. THE THING IS I LOVE THIS CITY AND I WANT US TO HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION AND RIGHT NOW IT’S HURTING. IT’S REALLY HURTING ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY, AND WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, AND THAT MIGHT MEAN FIRING SOME OF THESE OFFICERS. THAT MIGHT MEAN PUBLISHING THE BRADY LIST. THAT MIGHT MEAN DOING SOME REASONABLE THINGS. I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF REASONABLE THINGS WE CAN DO, NONVIOLENT, PEACEFUL, YOU KNOW, COLLABORATIVE THINGS WE CAN DO. WE JUST GOT TO BE LIKE SAL DiCICCIO, I’M MAKING HIM THE EXAMPLE TODAY, AND BE ABLE TO ENGAGE IN A CONVERSATION, EVEN IF YOU DISAGREE WITH PEOPLE. IT’S HOW ME AND PLEA GET ALONG. REALLY, AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF THEY NEED MY HELP, I’M THERE TO HELP THEM BECAUSE THEY’RE RESPECTFUL.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. JADEN CONTRERAS. HE CORONITA CONTRERAS? WE ARE ADJOURNED.

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  1. Andre Roberts Post author

    I cannot tell you how much I hate the darkness inspired cancerous plague of American® Christianity™, it has nothing to do with God or Jesus.

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