Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Phoenix Delaying Higher Lyft, Uber Fees at Sky Harbor Airport

The city of Phoenix is holding off on higher rideshare fees for Uber and Lyft rides at Phoenix Sky Harbor International until after the Arizona Supreme Court rules on the legality of the hikes. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich argues the higher fees go against a voter approved state law restricting cities from imposing new and higher taxes and charges … Read More

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Statement on Phoenix’s Higher Fees on Uber, Lyft Rides at Sky Harbor Airport

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced January 16 he believes the City of Phoenix violated the Arizona Constitution when it imposed new rideshare fees for companies operating at Sky Harbor. “The Phoenix City Council is placing its policy preferences above the rights of the people to whom the government must always answer,” Brnovich said. “Arizona voters clearly spoke when they … Read More

Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio Defending Phoenix Police

By Sal DiCiccio — Individual police officers are about to get screwed by city management! No politician’s career is more valuable than our police officers. They are not disposable for political reasons. The police should not have to bend to political pressure, they are the police. They are required to do the right thing. To that end, I have requested, … Read More

The First 40 Days

By State Representative Shawnna LM Bolick Dear Friend: I currently serve as the Vice Chair of Ways and Means, a Member of Elections and a Member of the Federal Relations committees.  The first order of business was ensuring Arizona met the federal government’s January 31st deadline for the intrastate Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) and tax conformity.  The governor signed DCP and … Read More

PHX Votes Down Massive Tax Increase on Water

Today the public made it extremely clear: they no longer trust the failed dysfunctional leadership of the City of Phoenix. Phoenix leaders demanded a whopping $1.5 BILLION water tax increase, one of the largest in city history.  This was voted down on a 5 to 3 vote, with Councilwomen Guevara, Mendoza, and Stark voting for the tax increase but Mayor Williams indicated she plans to bring it … Read More

Councilman DiCiccio's Statement on the Passing of Congressman Ed Pastor

By Sal DiCiccio My heart goes out to Laura Pastor and the Pastor family on the passing of her father, Congressman Ed Pastor. Congressman Pastor served the people of Arizona with dignity and honor throughout his life. Though we disagreed on many things, partisanship stops well short of this point. Congressman Pastor’s accomplishments will carry forward far beyond his lifetime. … Read More