I am still not convinced that this isn't an April Fools joke. But the Phoenix New Times and NPR have written stories that the head of aquatics for the City of Phoenix thinks that there are too many white lifeguards at city pools. So they raised over $15,000 in scholarships for swimming lessons and lifeguard training for black and hispanic kids to become lifeguards at city swimming pools this summer. Aquatics Director Kelly Martinez is quoted as saying "The kids in the pools are either hispanic or black or whatever, and every lifeguard is white and we don't like that. The kids don't relate; there's language issues."
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After introducing a bill that would have allowed local police departments to be taken over by the State if half of its police officers had been decertified, Ugenti got House Bill 248 through committee with a 9-0 vote and then passed in the house with a bi-partisan supported vote of 52-7.
“My bill in its simplest form is an anti-corruption bill,” Ugenti said. “It would affect all cities equally.”
But, while the bill was passed at ease in the house, it doesn’t look as though the Arizona Senate will be hearing the bill that seeks to tackle a major problem in the city.
And to throw a curveball into the situation, a major issue came up during her interview with Mike Broomhead concerning the lobbying taking place with this bill.
“The individual lobbying for
Ugenti asserts that she will keep introducing this bill until it ultimately gets passed.
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Broomhead talks to Phoenix Coyotes Captain Shane Doan about his career and his upcoming Fox Sports AZ special called "Shane Doan in His Own Words".