Monday, April 28, 2014

Pension/Right To Try Initiatives Coming Soon

Pension/Right To Try Initiative​s Coming Soon
Two new initiatives you will be voting on:
Phoenix Pension Initiative
It looks like this will now make the ballot for November.  There are many great things about this initiative, but for now I am still recommending donors and supporters to wait until we have fully vetted it out.  We are still working on two items, the legality - can it withstand a legal challenge and the fiscal impact - the savings associated with the proposal.  I think it has the potential to be a great move for Phoenix.  I’ve had several calls from supporters and think we should wait a bit longer before giving money and time.  We are almost done….
The Right to Try
This is one of the most exciting initiatives Arizonans will vote on this November.  It gives terminally ill patients the “right to try” the medicine of their choice.  This has been making its way through many other states across the nation, but only in Arizona will the public get a chance to voice their opinion.  Think about the impact on both a personal level and an economic level.  It is ridiculous people in this great country must travel to other countries to seek medical care because the FDA has a long waiting period.  This initiative opens up that door for those needing help today. Imagine the economic impact.  Arizona could easily become the state where not only patients come for service, but the place where new technology and medicine is created.  The Goldwater Institute did a fantastic job putting this proposal together.  We should be giving them a high-five for all their work at opening this brand new door for the public and the state.
My best to you and your family,

Sal DiCiccio
City of Phoenix
Councilman, District 6