Phoenix City Council elected District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari as Vice Mayor at the January 4, 2023, Formal Council Meeting. She will serve in the position for one year.
“I want to thank Councilwoman Stark and outgoing Vice Mayor Pastor for their nomination and support,” said Ansari.
Phoenix is facing a multitude of crises. We need to address homelessness, an affordable housing shortage, dangerous air quality, hiring and retention across our departments, from police to public works, with the urgency it demands. As Vice Mayor, I’m committed to working with all of my colleagues to prioritize these issues and make 2023 our most productive year yet.
We also have innovative and exciting projects on the horizon: we’re updating our climate action plan, the Super Bowl is coming to town, and a historic $500 million General Obligation Bond will be heading to Phoenix voters. Every corner of our city is set to see new investments in their neighborhoods.
We have tough but important work ahead of us. And I’m excited to continue advocating for responsible and sustainable growth that better serves all who call Phoenix home,” said Vice Mayor Ansari.
Ansari was sworn in as the District 7 Phoenix City Councilwoman in March of 2021. Her priorities include: expanding affordable housing, keeping neighborhoods safe, bringing in high-quality jobs, and ensuring clean air and water are accessible to all.