2016 legislative agenda: Protecting our civil liberties and curbing government power

Sal DiCiccio

Sal DiCiccio

To be effective in today’s world it is important we work at all levels of government to protect our quality and way of life.

At the local level, I have been working with the Town of Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, and the Kyrene and Madison School Districts on joint issues impacting our quality of life.

I have also been working a state legislative agenda with a strong focus on fiscal responsibility, transparency, and protecting your civil liberties.  My 2016 legislative agenda includes:

  • Public safety pension reform: Protecting taxpayers from the impending financial crisis.
  • Election integrity reform: Protecting your vote and stopping special interest ballot fraud. Ending the practice of “ballot harvesting” where special interest groups can collect, fill out, and then deliver absentee ballots to steal elections.
  • Drone legislation: Promoting personal privacy rights, public safety and commercialization of this new industry.
  • Government fraud reform: Making government officials accountable for their wrong doing by preventing them from receiving large golden parachutes if they are caught committing wrong doing.
  • Taxing districts: Promoting better transparency and accountability with government created taxing districts that crush small business.
  • Infrastructure (road) funding: Maintaining stable funding for needed street repairs for our neighborhoods.
  • Affordable housing reform: Putting a halt to government profiting on the poor. Creating more units for the poor by increasing non-profit and private sector engagement without increasing costs.
  • Airport transportation: Opening up Sky Harbor to all taxi/ride share companies to better serve our citizens. Treating all users equally and killing any drop off fee that will ultimately be a tax paid by the public.

By working closely with local governments, the Arizona Legislature, and Governor Ducey, we are making progress on every one of the issues on this legislative agenda. That means we are getting results for you — the taxpayer.

Editor’s note: Ms. DiCiccio is a member of Phoenix City Council representing District 6

Mr. DiCiccio represents District 6 on Phoenix City Council

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