April 23, 2013
Caption: Councilman Sal DiCiccio
Councilman Sal DiCiccio hand-delivered a letter to Mayor Stanton, the Phoenix City Council and City Manager David Cavazos to ask them to assemble immediately a blue-ribbon panel of experts to address the growing, chronic problem Phoenix faces with over 6,000 homeless individuals and families.
DiCiccio stated: “Our city has shown incredible success when we put a direct focus on particular issues that need to be solved. I want the best experts with the highest compassion to help us deal expeditiously with this saddening problem.”
Currently, there are about 6,000 homeless people in metro Phoenix and about 15-to 20-percent in metro Phoenix are chronically homeless.
DiCiccio added: “While Phoenix clearly is a leader in the valley on addressing homelessness, I believe we can be much better, and move this issue to a higher priority.”
Councilman DiCiccio is asking the City to pull together the best manpower in bringing together public and private groups to fight this chronic issue facing Phoenix.
Michael Hammett 602-262-7491