Meeting Time: October 21, 2020 at 2:30pm MST
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57 Dr. Louisa Stark Ceremonial Street Sign Topper (Ordinance S-46992)

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    Ryan Boyd over 3 years ago

    Dr. Louisa Stark is a living legend and a community advocate who has given so much for us in downtown Phoenix and Phoenix as a whole. She has served to better the community through watch-dogging development, by working on the crucial need for affordable housing in Phoenix and by guiding the future through making decisions on the Phoenix Elementary School Board. This is a great recognition of her work and I fully support it!

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    Dennis Burke over 3 years ago

    From Alfredo Gutierrez: "Those of us who admire, support and sometimes work with Louisa often mutter quietly about her. She is tireless, unrelenting with a clear site of the horizon she will cajole you, not always willingly, to enlist in. A few major figures in state and city government, exasperated, would dread meeting with her. Dismissing Louisa is not good for your final accounting with the Lord and they knew that. She is a selfless soul devoted to bring relief to the most vulnerable."

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    Steve Dreiseszun over 3 years ago

    YES!!! Louisa Stark is a long time resident of my neighborhood, FQ Story, whom I've known for decades. Her tireless work on the issues of homelessness, neighborhood revitalization and elementary education have made a massive difference in our community over many, many years. Her dedication to champion what's right, no matter the barriers, have made our city so much better. As a fellow advocate, neighbor and friend, I fully support this well deserved recognition of Louisa.

    So, YES!!!

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    raena honan over 3 years ago

    I have known Louisa since the early 80s. We both moved to Phoenix within a month of each other. She taught at the ASU dept of Anthropology and we became friends and are still. She is a great advocate for the disadvantaged and lives it by actions not just words. She has improved the civic life here over the decades in neighborhoods people have not valued, but do now. She has single handedly developed affordable housing so needed here and is a nationally recognized voice for good.