Sal DiCiccio

 
Republican District 6 representative on the Phoenix City Council in Arizona. He was appointed to the seat on February 10, 2009, to serve a partial term after former District 6 representative Greg Stanton was elected as mayor. DiCiccio was elected to a full term in November 2009. He previously represented District 6 from 1994 to 2002. DiCiccio won a new term in the general election on August 29, 2017.

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Phoenix City Councilman Calls NBA Players Protesting Police Shooting 'Whiny Bitches'
Aug. 27, 2020
Sal DiCiccio Keeps Banning Critics On Facebook, Violating The First Amendment
Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio keeps blocking people on his public Facebook page whose viewpoints he disagrees with, stopping them from participating in discussions on his page. But federal courts long have ruled that when government officials suppress critical commentary on their public social media pages, they are violating the First Amendment.
Jul. 31, 2019
Records: Sal DiCiccio Went To Council Office 29 Days In 2018
Jul. 30, 2019
Phoenix Councilman Says Police Protesters Are ‘Anarchists’
"At least one city official in Phoenix says there was nothing wrong with the police holding a family at gunpoint in a video of an encounter that protestors have called excessive force"
Jun. 21, 2019
Phoenix Councilman Defends Cops Who Threatened To Kill A Black Family Over A Doll
The Phoenix police department is under fire after their officers, who still work for the notoriously corrupt department, threatened to kill a Black family over a doll possibly being stolen from a store. Community members have been protesting and now City Councilman Sal DiCiccio had a temper tantrum because of a constitutional right to peacefully demonstrate. On Wednesday, DiCiccio whined that the police aren’t happy and said it’s not nice to call them racists before he dropped this gem: “You are anarchists and you are out to destroy the city.”
Jun. 20, 2019
Council Member Sal DiCiccio Distances Himself From Patriot Movement AZ
May. 2, 2019
Phoenix Mayor, Councilwomen: DiCiccio Uses 'Scorched-Earth Tactics, Bullying
Dec. 21, 2018
Can't Get Phoenix City Council Support? Sal DiCiccio May Have Found A Way Around Them
The conservative city councilman is attempting to legislate via referenda what he couldn't do on the Phoenix City Council.
Dec. 4, 2018
Sal DiCiccio's Latest Power Grab Fell Apart - But The Fight's Not Over
Aug. 2, 2018
Sal DiCiccio Is Using Light Rail And The City Manager To Make A Power Grab
Jun. 20, 2018
Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio Sues The City, Subpoenas Fellow Council Members
Jun. 8, 2018
Tweetstorm: Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio Goes Off The Rails On Light Rail Fare-Jumping
Jun.1, 2018
Phoenix Will Add Rainbow Crosswalks To Celebrate LGBT Community
"The City Council voted unanimously (with council members Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring absent)"
Apr. 25, 2018
Sal DiCiccio Loses Vote On Phoenix Police Petition But Claims Victory
Sep. 16, 2017

DiCiccio Borrows A Campaign Strategy From Trump: Baseless Attacks On Reporters

Jul. 12, 2017

 
"For the most part, it looks like the upcoming Phoenix City Council election in August should be pretty boring. Three of the council members looking to keep their seats — Kate Gallego, Jim Waring, and Laura Pastor — are running unopposed.
 
But over in District 6, things have gotten nasty — to the point where incumbent Sal DiCiccio is now attacking Arizona Republic reporter Dustin Gardiner for, basically, doing his job.
 
DiCiccio, who represents the affluent east side of Phoenix, including Arcadia and Ahwatukee, is an outspoken conservative who works as a real estate developer. He's being challenged by Kevin Patterson, a progressive Democrat who works as the executive development director for Banner Health.
 
Patterson touts endorsements from groups like Equality Arizona and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona. DiCiccio tweets about "making America great again" and recently argued that the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by police officers shouldn't be awarded a settlement from the city, because it would set a bad precedent. You get the picture."
Phoenix Councilman DiCiccio Blocks Constituents On Twitter
Jul. 11, 2017
Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio Accused Of 'Intimidation' In Phoenix Council Race
Jun. 30, 2017
Mayor Stanton Accuses Phoenix Councilman Of Interfering With Arizona Attorney General Investigation
May 23, 2017
Phoenix Councilman Defends Vote Against Sanctuary City
Mar. 13, 2017
Sal DiCiccio Called 'Hypocritical' On Phoenix Pension
Oct. 8, 2014

Stanton, Council Ask Governor To Veto S.B. 1062

Feb. 25, 2014

 
Mayor Greg Stanton and the City Council voted this afternoon to ask Gov. Jan Brewer to veto S.B. 1062, ill-conceived legislation that would provide new legal protections to those who actively discriminate against members of the LGBT community. The Council urged a veto with an 8 to 1 vote. Councilman Sal DiCiccio was the only council member to support the bill.
 
“Phoenix is an open, tolerant and inclusive community that respects the rights of every person,” said Stanton. “I’m proud that the City Council spoke with a strong and united voice that this bill is wrong, and must be vetoed.
 
In March 2013, the Phoenix City Council passed a human rights ordinance that made it unlawful to deny a person employment, housing or public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation.” As a result, Phoenix is now regarded as one of the most accepting cities in the United States of LGBT individuals. In November, Phoenix was named as one of only 25 cities to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, and one of only eight “All-Star” cities to earn a perfect score without a supportive state anti-discrimination law.
 
Phoenix’s equality index score of 100 is the perfect score in the state. The next seven largest cities in Arizona earned an average score of 42, and the national average is 57.
 
S.B. 1062 is a direct response to Phoenix’s anti-discrimination ordinance. Those pushing for S.B. 1062 to become law are the same who vehemently opposed Phoenix’s ordinance, suggesting that human rights measures infringe on “religious freedom,” and that protecting members of the LGBT community would hurt children.
 
Phoenix heard the same messages of intolerance last year. DiCiccio said that Phoenix’s non-discrimination ordinance was “extremist and radical for Phoenix.” After Stanton and the City Council passed the ordinance, Cathi Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy said, “Make no mistake, the actions by the Council last night severely limit the religious freedom rights of everyone in the city of Phoenix. . . [T]he Bathroom Bill has serious negative implications for the safety of women and children.”
 
Herrod suggested that to combat Phoenix’s law, her supporters would pursue action at the State Legislature – and S.B. 1062 is the result.
 
Earlier today, the chief executive officer of American Airlines wrote the governor to ask her to veto the bill, warning that, “There is genuine concern throughout the business community that this bill, if signed into law, would jeopardize all that has been accomplished so far.” [Source: “Governor of Arizona Is Pressed to Veto Bill,” New York Times, Feb. 25, 2014]
 
Greater Phoenix Economic Council Chairman James Lundy, who also serves as CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, and Barry Broome, GPEC’s president and CEO, quickly called for a veto. In a letter to the Governor’s Office, they wrote, “We have already been contacted by four companies we are working on with the Arizona Commerce Authority who will look to locate elsewhere if this legislation is signed.” [Source: “Business opposition to Arizona’s religion bill continues to mount,” Arizona Republic, Feb. 24, 2014]
 
A total of 83 companies, including “several major hotel chains, tourism groups, corporate giants like AT&T and other technology companies” signed on to a letter originally sent by the Arizona Technology Council late last week. [Source: “Apple, 83 others, join anti-SB1062 chorus,” Arizona Capitol Times, Feb. 24, 2014]
 
“If the present political environment existed in 1995, I would never have come here to grow a business,” wrote Jonah Shacknai, the founder and former CEO of Medicis, in an op-ed in today’s Arizona Republic. “Senate Bill 1062, the latest farce by the state Legislature to legalize discrimination against gay patrons of businesses, is manifestly offensive to an element of our nation’s population’s lawfully exercising sexual preference.”
 
Others who support a veto include, among many others, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, and U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Arizona Community Press – OP-ED: Who Is Paying Sal DiCiccio?
Sep. 6, 2013
Desperate Sal DiCiccio Ramps Up The Spam
Aug. 1, 2013
Councilman Sal DiCiccio Makes Call For Lobbying, Ethical Reforms Despite His Lobbyist Ties And Campaign Irregularities
Jun. 26, 2013
Funny Business Alleged In Phoenix Election
Jun. 24, 2013
DiCiccio And Herrod Work To Flush Anti-Discrimination Efforts Down The Toilet
Feb. 22, 2013
Councilman Sal DiCiccio Could Make A Mint If A Freeway Extension Goes Through – But His Neighborhood Hates The Idea
"For months, as Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio stockpiled his campaign war chest with thousands of dollars from developers and their representatives, the big question at City Hall was whether he'd use his position on the Council to benefit his donors."
Oct. 22, 2009

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