PHOENIX CITY COUNCIL | DISTRICT 8
Camaron Stevenson is a father, writer, activist, and Arizona native with a progressive vision for Phoenix that revolves around workers' rights, affordable housing, and safer communities.
As a writer, Camaron has worked with community leaders across the country to explore how they solved nationwide issues on a local level. Bringing these community-tested solutions for issues such as homelessness, gentrification and affordable housing to Phoenix will enable us to solve the complex problems we face with both the strength of our local expertise and the expertise of others who have addressed similar issues in their communities. Starting from this shared knowledge will provide council members more time to work one-on-one with community members to better plan for our future.
Phoenix is known as a pro-business city; let's make it a pro-worker city as well. We can do this by raising the minimum wage, updating the salary minimum for overtime pay and requiring two-week advanced scheduling for hourly employees.
It's time to let the police focus on what really matters: serving the community. Decriminalizing marijuana and ending participation in ICE's 287(g) program will save officers thousands of on-the-clock hours and will save the city more than $8 million.
We need to protect our citizens and hold law enforcement accountable through the use of body cameras, a citizen review board with subpoena power, and the implementation of the Obama Administration’s 21st Century Policing Implementation Guide.
As the city grows, so does the need for affordable housing. Offering incentives to property owners and creating a vacancy tax will reduce homelessness, abandoned buildings, blight and crime throughout our communities.