Stories tagged: "Phoenix City Council"

Thelda Williams, former Phoenix mayor and councilmember, dead at 82
Thelda Williams, former Phoenix mayor and councilmember, dead at 82

Thelda Williams served as interim mayor in Phoenix three times. She died Nov. 14 at age 82.

Judge Denies Phoenix Request Seeking Extra Time to Clean Up 'The Zone'
Phoenix Buying Land for Structured Campground for City’s Growing Homeless Population

The Phoenix City Council has approved the purchase of 4.2 acres of state-owned property for building a structured campground for the city’s growing homeless population.

Phoenix Council Member Yassamin Ansari Continues Push for Climate Action

Ansari was a vocal advocate for eco-friendly public transportation as soon as she took office, and played a major role in receiving a grant for electric busses through Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Phoenix Bans ‘Source of Income’ Discrimination Against Renters and Home Buyers

The ordinance protects residents who rely on aid such as housing vouchers, veteran's benefits, or social security from being denied housing due to their source of income.

Activists rally outside of Phoenix City Hal on Feb. 1, 2023. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
Tucson Banned Income-Based Housing Discrimination. Will Phoenix?

Activists are calling on Phoenix City Council to ban housing discrimination based on source of income. 

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Documentary Highlights Traffic Violence in Phoenix

A new documentary called "The Street Project" examines traffic violence in Phoenix.

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‘There Is More to It:’ Shelter Worker on Phoenix’s Growing Tent City

More than 600 people stay in downtown Phoenix's homeless shelter every night—and hundreds more sleep in tents on the streets surrounding the shelter.