Stories tagged: "Phoenix City Council"


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This North Phoenix Street Is Finally Losing Its Derogatory Name

The city of Phoenix has begun the process to change the name of a road that uses a demeaning term for indigenous Native American women.

Protesters rally Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Phoenix, demanding the Phoenix City Council defund the Phoenix Police Department. The protest is a result of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt York)
BREAKING: Phoenix Banks on Pandemic-Related Savings to Fund Civilian Oversight

Phoenix officials voted Monday to divert nearly $3 million in savings from coronavirus relief funds to the newly-created civilian oversight committee.

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Phoenix City Council Reschedules Budget Vote After Public Demands It Defunds Police

The vote was rescheduled after more than 600 people spent hours 110-degree weather to demand the council take steps towards police accountability.

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Activists Call for Phoenix to Defund Police, Give More Money to Oversight Amid Protests

The proposed budget only allocates $400,000 to civilian oversight efforts, compared to the $3 million supporters say they need.

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Phoenix Just Voted to Give More Power to Civilians Overseeing Police

Activists who have long worked to increase civilian oversight of police in Phoenix powered their way to a big win Tuesday night.