Earlier today Mayors Gerry Anaya of Somerton, Coral Evans of Flagstaff, Thomas McCauley of Winslow, Regina Romero of Tucson, and Ana Tovar of Tolleson sent a letter (see the link to the letter at the end of the article) to Governor Doug Ducey asking for:
- Additional guidance on what is considered nonessential services in the Governor’s March 23 Executive Order.
This clarity would, according to the Mayors, “help prevent confusion for our local business and residents, and provide the clear, uniform direction our state needs during this critical juncture.”
- “A statewide moratorium on all evictions and foreclosures.” The Mayors “seek assurance that no Arizonan loses their home due to the economic hardship imposed by COVID-19 (The Coronavirus.)
In the letter, the Mayors also wrote:
“We acknowledge that these are painful decisions with severe economic repercussions, but immediate action will save lives. Moreover, they are decisions we prefer to have state guidance on to avoid the aforementioned inconsistencies and lack of uniformity.”
Annie DeGraw, the Communications Director for Mayor Kate Gallego commented: