Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Deadline Soon

     It has been a very busy month for the Salman Campaign.  Putting Out signs and having petitions signed.  We believe we have met the signature quota but are getting more just in case.  We have sent them into the pre-check and are sending others in the next day or two.  I want to thank all the volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to go out and promote. 
     It will be a very good race and the City has some very fine candidates to choose from.  Each one of us have a different reason for running.  Each of us have some form of pride in our city and a wanting to be involved.  I can only pray that whomever this City chooses it is someone who loves God and fights for families. 
     As a candidate I do not want to use the words CITY or NEIGHBORHOODS or SUCH.  These are words that so many use and they seem so corporate and so cold.  I want to use Families, persons, children, educations and the small business owner.  I do not want to fight for our City, I want to fight for the people of our District.  I want the people of our City to be helped.  It is the people that count.  The Police, Fire Fighters, Teachers, Workers and the Average everyday Joe.  I am tired of seeing our City funding projects that cost Millions of dollars that do not benefit anyone.  I am tired of seeing the Hispanic and Foreign population scared and persecuted into exile.  I want to fight for the people.  This can only be done if people like you help me in this fight.  Together we can make a difference.  I will keep you all updated on the results next week.  Until then Spread the Word!!!  VOTE MICHAEL SALMAN in Augist 2011

Salman For City

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Power and Change the City of Pheonix Needs

I pray that God gives me the strength to help our City.  There are so many that are hurting and so much that needs to be done.  Families, children and those who are hurting need those who have compassion and mercy.  May God be with me and those who want to change this City for HIS NAME! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

All Invited To Equality Arizona Forum. No Thanks

All invited to Equality Arizona Forum! No Thanks

Equality Arizona is hosting the First Candidate Forum for Mayor and City Council.  Those running for Mayor and City Council have been invited to attend.  While many of my opponnents are going, I have declined the Invitation.  Why?  What is Equality Arizona? 

Equality Arizona is a statewide political advocacy organization, working at the state capitol and in communities across Arizona to advance lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality.
Equality Arizona is working on the state and local levels to secure, protect and defend the rights and welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Arizona. We advocate for several issues at the Legislature and in communities across the state. Some of those issues include:
  • Safe Schools
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Marriage & Relationships
  • Hate Crimes
  • Adoption
  • Gender Identity

I can not and will not support this sexual lifestyle.  People can make the lifestyle decision they want.  FREE WILL.  The decisions they make should not be one that Christians should accept.  I may be one running for politics but I will not be a hypocrite.  I stand for Family Values and Right Education.  Marriage is with Man and Woman. PERIOD.  Thank you for your support.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


This demands a change and as a Councilman I will do my best to make sure our City exceeds the Educational Prerequisites of any company.  With 5 children, education is the key to their future.  Help me make a difference!

Former Intel CEO blasts education in Arizona
by Ginger Rough and Betty Beard - Mar. 30, 2011 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic

Gov. Jan Brewer and the state's top lawmakers got a reality check Tuesday from former Intel Chief Executive and Board Chairman Craig Barrett, who told them Arizona's education system is hindering economic-development efforts.

Barrett's remarks come as Brewer and the Legislature are working to hammer out a state budget.

Education is a major sticking point in the discussions; Brewer is proposing a $170 million cut to universities and a reduction of $72 million in K-12.

The Senate has passed a budget with deeper cuts - $235 million to universities and $242 million to K-12. The House has yet to begin its deliberations.

"Quality education is extremely important to a place like Intel," Barrett said. "(The) education cutbacks don't bode well for that."

Barrett, who said he was not speaking for the company, made his remarks at a board meeting of the newly created Arizona Commerce Authority, the quasi-public agency that replaced the state's Department of Commerce.

Barrett said if Intel were starting anew, Arizona likely wouldn't be in the running for its business.

"I hate to say it, but I think Arizona would not be in the top 10 locales to make that investment," he said.

He added that the company might not even select the U.S. because of non-competitive immigration and tax policies. Intel has invested at least $14 billion in new Arizona plants over the past decade and plans to spend another $5 billion on a fabrication plant in Chandler.

Barrett's comments were echoed by several authority-board members, all of whom are executives of leading Arizona businesses.

Judy Wood, president of Contact One Call Center Inc., said she was concerned about K-12 education. Arizona schools traditionally rank low in both funding and test scores. Wood said she hires for a lot of entry-level jobs and has found that students are lacking in basic skills.

Brewer didn't answer directly whether budget cuts to education would hinder economic development, but she said she would "do everything in my power" to ensure the state has a good education system.

"I think I have staked my career . . . my governorship on education," she said.

The education discussion dominated what was otherwise a largely procedural meeting.

Authority Co-chairman Jerry Colangelo, a Valley sports executive, and Don Cardon, who serves as the authority's chief executive officer, said board members would be required to adhere to a strict ethics policy and disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

"There will be no scandal or abuse at the (Arizona Commerce Authority) in any way," Colangelo said.

Similar entities elsewhere have been criticized for not being open about their business dealings, inflating their job-creation numbers and doling out taxpayer dollars to unproven companies or businesses that have financial ties to government officials or board members

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/03/30/20110330arizona-education-intel-ceo.html#ixzz1IDgDu21a

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Great Read: By Sal Diciccio Councilman District 6


     The current councilpersons like Claude Mattox who is running for City Mayor and others are deceiving our city and using our money for their own personal agendas.  While people are losing their jobs and struglling through the economy it seems to me that the only solution these guys behind the council desk are doing is increasing our taxes and utility bills.  Not to mention the new 2% food tax and property tax increases.  THIS NEEDS TO STOP.  Yet, don't believe what I say, read it for yourself.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Is there a problem...You decide!!

The debate over a city-proposed 7 percent water rate hike completes a trilogy of misinformation over tax and rate increases you have seen this past year and poses serious concerns over Phoenix's credibility with taxpayers.
Let me present three significant myths you have been told and what story the evidence truly supports:
Myth 1: Food tax to save police and fire or pay for raises and bonuses?
Phoenix declares a fiscal emergency and on Feb. 2 passed a $50 million per-year food tax with barely 24 hours notice. The claim was that without the tax, police and fire would be cut.
Fact: On June 23, 2010, the city granted $29.6 million per year to city staff in pay raises and bonuses (see the agenda item from the June 23 formal meeting regarding merit and longevity increases).
Myth 2: Property tax increase to save bond integrity or to pay staff?
Phoenix declares a fiscal emergency in June saying that the secondary debt (used to pay off citizen-approved debt) is in dire shape and will have a structural deficit if the City Council does not approve a huge property tax rate increase.
Fact: On July 7, 2010, the city shifted $18.9 million from this fund to pay employee and operational expenses, creating the crisis it sought to avoid. Eventually, it will come to you again for a property tax increase to stabilize the debt fund (see the transcripts from the July 7 property tax vote).
Myth 3: Water rate increase for health and safety or to pay staff?
Phoenix declares that the health and safety of your water is in jeopardy unless council raises your water rates $22.9 million per year, or 7 percent on top of 40 percent in the past five years.
Fact: On Dec. 14, 2010, the city reported that 303 people cut from other departments are being shifted to the Water Department at a cost of $19.3 million per year (see the memo from the acting water services director).
In all three of these above events, city management led you to believe that your hard-earned money, earned in this recession while shouldering cuts and hardships, was needed for health and safety. But most of it went to make sure no one at the city had to bear the similar burdens as your family. I don't think that is neither fair, nor worthy of an institution that calls itself America's best-run city. Best run for whom?

     Folks we have a problem.  Someone has to expose the issues hurting our families and income. 


Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Phoenix Water Increase 7%

     The nation is at an upheavel and the people are struggling.  The price at the Gas pump is now over $3.10 per gallon.  Unemployment is up, home sales are down and money is hard to come by.  So with all that lets hike up the price of water.  WHY?  Not because it is low or the demand is high but because it will help the City build more revenue.  The City leaders are trying to squeeze water from a rock.  Families are struggling and just last year they stuck the people with a 2% food tax, now they are hiking up the water 7%.  What people are forgetting is the simple rule of economics.  If we increase peoples cost of living by a combined 9% they will have less money to spend.  If they have less money to spend the tax revenue which should sustain the city will decrease.  This in turn will give our City a larger budget defecit.  It seems to me like someone is not thinking. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Michael Salman for Councilman - Issue - Immigration

     There is no secret that our country and even the world is in a recession.  People are scrambling for jobs.  Government is tightening its finances.  Families are feeling the crunch.  Meanwhile in a place outside of the world is Arizona and inside Arizona is the City Of Phoenix.  While the whole world is trying to figure out how to get income into its state and municipalities the State of Arizona and some in the City have found out how to get rid of income and tax revenues.
     I am going to just come right out and say because I believe in what I am saying.  I am against the new immigration law and SB1611.  These both target illegal immigration and in its surface seem to fight for the American Way but deep inside puncture a city and society through family and business destruction.  I know some of my opponents for District 5 are against what I am saying.  They may chomp at the bit to attack my statements, my character and my purpose for running but the truth is the truth.
     There was a news broadcast on ABC 15 that showed businesses abondoned, closed and deserted.  It also showed our neighbor states like Utah, Nevada, California and New Mexico are flourishing with new residents and new businesses.  The new immigration law targets more people than many want to believe.  Russell Pierce states that it is trying to protect the resources and income of Arizona.  What many fail to realize is when you remove families from our State you remove need.  When you remove need you remove employment.  When you remove the need to hire more people you create an unemployment problem.  Less people = Less Teachers = Less Firefighters = Less Police = Less Libraries = Less Federal Funding = MORE PROBLEMS.  This is a domino effect that hurts ALL IN ARIZONA, legal or not and especially in our City.
     So what can I as a Councilman do for my City?  When you have a City Council that understands the impact of the new immigration laws and they stand united together, they can make a difference, even in the Capital.  The problem right now is there is no unity.  Some believe for the immigration law and some believe against it.  There is not enough councilman who are standing up and being heard.  Many are hiding behind their silence for the sake of politics.  Claude Mattox who is the current District 5 Councilman and running for Mayor has been silent and his behind the scenes actions or inactivity are for the immigration laws.  While Greg Stanton the Deputy Attorney General who is also running for Mayor is against the law because he has seen the impact of it and the people it hurts.  Speaking to a City of Phoenix Official who has worked for the City for years has expressed to me the damage that this new law has caused families.  As Councilman of District 5 I want the people and the families of this City to know that they are protected and supported.  I want businesses to return.  I want revenue, teachers and different programs to be re-instated and flourish.
       There is no doubt that there must be immigration reform but the new laws and bills that are being introduced are not it.
     This is one of the issues I believe in and know that if elected Councilman I can have a voice in.  Thank you for your support and only with your help can we win.  Please pass this around and help me reach our City. 

Michael Salman
Candidate for City of Phoenix District 5