April 2, 2013
Caption:Councilman Daniel T. Valenzuela
During today’s City Council Policy meeting, Councilman Daniel T. Valenzuela presented his policy priorities for 2013, including exploring the “Youth Village” concept as part of the solution to teen homelessness; instituting a 19th Avenue Crime Safety Initiative; and, establishing a Regional Innovation System (RIS) to encourage entrepreneurial activity.
Mayor Stanton asked each council member to present three priorities during a City Council Policy meeting and Councilman Valenzuela was scheduled for the April 2 meeting.
“While these three items will be my priority this year, I will continue to take a comprehensive approach to positively impact the quality of life for residents and businesses in Phoenix, including strengthening neighborhoods, advocating for public safety resources and encouraging all levels of economic development,” said Councilman Valenzuela.
Councilman Valenzuela has requested city staff to research and propose best practices to: address teen homelessness, including exploring the “Youth Village” concept he witnessed during a visit to Israel; decrease property and violent crimes along the 19th Avenue Corridor, to support the city’s focus on Transit Oriented Development along the Northwest Light Rail Extension; support immediate and sustained success for entrepreneurial and innovative activity. Councilman Valenzuela’s goal is to make Phoenix the city of choice for entrepreneurs looking for support and resources that foster success, including the development of an RIS.
For a list of additional priorities, view the presentation at phoenix.gov/district5. For more information, call 602-262-7446 or visit @Daniel4Phoenix and Facebook.com/DanielforPhoenix.