A project that I have been working on in collaboration with Downtown Voices Coalition is a series of one-on-one conversations with candidates for Phoenix City Council. This post contains my conversations with the Phoenix City Council District 4 candidates, Laura Pastor and Justin Johnson. The District 4 seat is currently occupied by Tom Simplot.
IN CONVERSATION WITH LAURA PASTOR / recorded 4 October 2013
Laura Pastor is the Director of the Achieving a College Education program at South Mountain Community College and is the daughter of U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor. She serves on the Governing Board for the Phoenix Union High School District.
- Campaign Website: pastorforcouncil.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/LauraPastorPhoenix
- Twitter: @Pastor4Council
IN CONVERSATION WITH JUSTIN JOHNSON / recorded 7 October 2013
Justin Johnson is a building developer and contractor and is the son of former Phoenix councilman and mayor Paul Johnson. He serves on the City of Phoenix Planning Commission.
Show Notes: Toward the end of my conversation, Mr. Johnson references a book but he cannot think of a title. Following our one-on-one conversation, he sent me, by text message, the title of that book. It is The Metropolitan Revolution by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley. In addition, the City Council meeting in which the future of the Temporary Sales Tax on Food is discussed is on Wednesday October 16 at 3:00pm at Phoenix City Council Chambers.