Former Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimsza
- State: Arizona
- Mayor: Phil Gordon
- Election: October 2007
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|This is an archived article originally published in June 2003
former Mayor of Phoenix
By Josh Fecht
29 June 2003: Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimsza was first elected Mayor on 25 October 1994 and was re-elected in 1995 and 1999. Due to laws limited the Phoenix Mayor's time in office to two full terms, Mr Rimsza could not stand in the 2003 election, which was won convincingly by Phil Gordon. Skip Rimsza was the 50th person to serve as mayor of Phoenix. Prior to becoming the city's chief executive officer, he served on the Phoenix City Council and was vice mayor in 1993. Phil Gordon became officially Mayor of Phoenix in January 2004.
Born in Chicago, Mr Rimsza moved to Phoenix at an early age. He and his wife, Kim, are raising five children, two teenagers and a young set of triplets.
Mayor Rimsza believes Phoenix must meet three goals in order to secure its future: renewal of its neighborhoods: expansion of its economy: protection of its families.
Some of the Mayor Rimsza’s accomplishments since taking office:
• Work on an Infill housing plan and a successful fight against the blight of graffiti.
• A program that reduced truancy days (in a single school district, in a single year) by 4,000.
• Raising more than $100,000 to distribute to the city's school teachers so they can buy basic materials not available in education budgets.
• The addition of 16 city parks.
• The championing of a plan to preserve 15,000 acres of pristine desert rather than see it buried under sprawl construction.
• The creation of an ad hoc committee to fight domestic violence.
• The creation of a new unit of the Phoenix police department dedicated to fighting ‘hate crimes’.
• Long overdue improvements to Phoenix’s transport system, including to the city’s light rail system.
• Poverty is a crime against humanity
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