In response to resident concerns, Councilmembers Claude Mattox and Tom Simplot were asked to form a working group of community and city staff charged with developing a proposed ordinance to regulate door-to-door sales and home solicitation in the city of Phoenix. In addition to city staff, a representative of each council district was selected to serve on the working group members.
The working group met over a period of nine months and hosted seven public meetings to receive public comment. After considering the concerns of regular citizens, neighborhood leaders, business representatives, and other stakeholders, the Working Group recommended that the City Council approve a three-pronged approach to resident concerns: legislative, requiring amendments to the Phoenix City Code; an educational component and developing a solution for problem tracking.
Information about the three-prong approach, as well as general information about the ordinance, can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on this site.
- Read the enhanced Solicitation and Handbill Ordinance
- Read a Fact Sheet that outlines the city's process from working group to the passed ordinance
- Read Working Group creation memo, meeting minutes and public hearing minutes
- Read official City Council Reports and meeting minutes
- Letters of Support: read letters from organization supporting the city's efforts to pass this ordinance
- In the News: read news articles about the new ordinance
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