Oct. 7, 2005
Councilmen Join Vigil To End Prostitution
Councilmen Claude Mattox and Tom Simplot will be participating in a candlelight walk to curtail prostitution. The walk is organized by Catholic Social Services of Phoenix and will be held 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
Participants will march down 27th Avenue, between Camelback and Indian School roads. The area has been troubled in recent years by prostitution and has become the focus of increased enforcement efforts by city police.
“The Phoenix City Council won’t sit by while this happens,” said Mattox. “This is a problem that endangers our neighborhoods and families.”
That sentiment was echoed by Simplot, who said the city must focus its law enforcement efforts in areas that will do the most good.
“We will keep speaking up until our residents can live day-to-day without crime on their doorsteps,” said Simplot.