Phoenix City Hall Reform

We need to create a more transparent City Hall that focuses on working for Phoenix families, not special interests.

Phoenix City Hall

Status Quo– The status quo at Phoenix City Hall is a dysfunctional council that doesn’t work together and an establishment of special interests and bureaucracy that is disconnected from Phoenix families. Instead of solving the problems that affect local communities, our elected officials are too focused on partisan fights and running for higher office.

“By focusing on outcomes from municipal initiatives and enabling Phoenicians to know what’s happening at City Hall, we can build a data-first city that builds on success, reforms what doesn’t work, and improves the level of trust Phoenix families have in City Hall.”

Phoenix City Hall

No Pension, No Higher Office

Politicians shouldn’t be taking a pension and they shouldn’t be eyeing higher office.

I am pledging to reject a pension and commit to serving two full terms as a Councilmember.

We need elected officials that are focused on Phoenix families, not their next election or higher office and I will lead by example.

Make Phoenix “Sunshine” Capitol of the U.S.

Phoenix should be leading Arizona and the country when it comes to data transparency, making it easier for Phoenix families to know what’s happening at City Hall and how their government is working for the people.

As Councilman, I would lead in forming partnerships with transparency advocates like the Sunlight Foundation to improve our city’s transparency policies.

Campaign Finance and Donation Reform

Too often, I hear the frustration from Phoenix families regarding the control that special interests have over City Hall and our elected officials.

As Councilman, I will lead a campaign finance reform discussion that finds solutions to reducing the influence of special interest groups and shines a light on those elected officials taking contributions from lobbyists who have cases in front of them.

Create Where I Stand Database

When Phoenicians log onto our City website to find out how their elected officials have voted, who they’ve met with, and who they’ve received donations from, they face the nearly impossible task of finding these answers. As Councilman, one of my first priorities will be to create the “Where I Stand” database on the City’s webpage. You’ll see how on voted on recent issues in addition to why I cast that vote, my most recent campaign finance report and you’ll know who I’ve met with that week by posting my schedule.

Phoenix City Hall is the city hall for the City of Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Located in Downtown Phoenix, the building rises 20 floors and 368 feet (112 m) in height. Designed by architect Langdon Wilson, Phoenix City Hall began construction in 1992 and was completed in 1994. This city hall replaced the former city hall which was located in the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building (commonly known as Old City Hall). The total cost to build city hall, construct its adjacent parking garage and renovate the Old City Hall was US$83 million. It is the 9th tallest building in the Phoenix area.

Phoenix is Arizona’s capital and the fifth-largest city in the United States with a workforce of more than 14,000 employees.  Long recognized as one of the most desirable places to live, Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with a council-manager form of government.

The City’s Human Resources Department is responsible for managing the full range of workforce services including talent acquisition and management; benefits, wellness and safety; employee + labor relations and the civil service system; job classification and compensation; HR technology, records and transactions; organizational development and learning; compliance; and an HR Service Center and shared services  model which supports more than 30 departments across the enterprise.

Read about the City’s commitment to Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation.