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Councilmember Sammy Chavira

Yucca District - Meet Councilmember Samuel Chavira
Councilmember Samuel “Sammy” Chavira was elected in November 2012 to represent Glendale’s Yucca District and began his term on January 15, 2013. Read more | Contact Info

Independence High School Shooting
"The loss of life at Independence High School breaks my heart.

Please join my family and pray for the two young students that lost their life today and their families.

Together let us pray for our students, teachers, public safety officials and our Glendale community as we mourn. May God help us find strength in each other as we try to make sense of this tragedy."

                                               - Sam Chavira
                                                 Yucca District

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Chavira Lowrider
Councilmember Samuel Chavira Profiled on Lowrider Roll Models
On this episode of LOWRIDER Roll Models we meet Sam Chavira. After serving 17 years as a Phoenix firefighter and Glendale City Council Member, Chavira helped bring a Super Bowl to Cardinals Stadium. Chavira has many passions, but as a member of the Old Memories Car Club in Arizona, none exemplify his personality quite like his love for lowriders. Chavira embodies what it means to be part of the Lowrider Community, a Roll Model for all. Video
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Get the Yucca Weekly Update e-mail Bulletin
Get the latest information about what's happening in the Yucca District and the city of Glendale by visiting the Yucca Weekly Update page. Sign up to receive these newsletters via e-mail. Read more

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Councilmember Sam Chavira

Verlon Jose Andy Asselin

New on “Glendale Today” – Councilmember Chavira Spotlights the West Valley’s Desert Diamond Casino
On this new edition of “Glendale Today”, Councilmember Sam Chavira of the Yucca District takes viewers inside the West Valley’s new Desert Diamond Casino. Councilmember Chavira’s guests are Vice Chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Verlon Jose, and CEO of Desert Diamond Casino, Andy Asselin, who discuss the casino’s history, local, state and federal challenges to construction and the economic impact on the community. Councilmember Chavira also gives viewers some insight into the Tohono O’odham Nation and how the casino came to be built in Glendale. Viewers also get a tour of the casino development and learn about future plans for a hotel and conference/entertainment center. Here’s a sneak peek at the show.
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Countdown Clock 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Countdown Clock Kickoff
The Arizona Organizing Committee held a countdown clock kickoff at Sky Harbor International Airport on June 30, 2015. The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game will be held January 11, 2016 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
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Councilmember Chavira and Jeff Teetsel
Councilmember Chavira and Rick DeGraw

Glendale Today with Councilmember Sam Chavira Highlights Westgate Entertainment District & Arizona’s First Firefighter Memorial 
Glendale Councilmember Sam Chavira of the Yucca District shines the spotlight on one of Glendale’s key destinations, the Westgate Entertainment District in his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” Councilmember Chavira sits down with Westgate’s Development Manager, Jeff Teetsel, and talks about the many restaurants, shops, nightlife, community events, businesses, concerts and sporting events all located just east of the 101 freeway and Glendale Avenue in a beautiful outdoor setting. Also discussed are some of Westgate’s signature summer happenings such as Bike Night, Hot Rod Night and the July 4th Fireworks Fest and what new projects are planned for the future.  Councilmember Chavira also profiles efforts to complete the state’s first memorial to fallen firefighters and paramedics. Organizer Rick DeGraw shares how the tribute came about and what it’s going to take to finish building the monument.
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CM Chavira and Jean Moreno
CM Chavira, Asst. Police Chief Matt LIvely and Asst. Fire Chief Chris DeChant

Glendale Today with Councilmember Sam Chavira Looks Back at the City’s Successful Role in Super Bowl 49
Glendale Councilmember Sam Chavira of the Yucca District recaps the city’s planning, preparation and hosting of Super Bowl XLIX on his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” Councilmember Chavira talks to Economic Development Programs Administrator Jean Moreno about the economic impact through sales tax, community development fees and the showcasing of local businesses as well as the large amount of media attention presenting a positive image of Glendale across the nation and the world. Assistant Police Chief Matt Lively and Assistant Fire Chief Chris DeChant discuss how the added safety training and public safety partnerships will benefit residents and the city for many years to come. 
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CM Chavira & Tina Brucato-Day

Glendale Today with Councilmember Sam Chavira tours St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center
Councilmember Sam Chavira of the Yucca District gives viewers a first-hand look at Glendale’s newest hospital in this latest edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” CM Chavira and his guest, Hospital Administrator Tina Brucato-Day, take a tour of the new $44 million Dignity Health facility and discuss the features and services offered at the 24-bed hospital near the Loop 101 & Glendale Avenue. Watch now

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Councilmember Chavira and Horizon host Ted Simons
Councilmember Chavira on Arizona Horizon
Councilmember Chavira recently appeared on “Arizona Horizon” to discuss the 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX. In addition, Chavira talks about the recent city council decision to open a dialog with the Tohono O’odham Nation. Watch now
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Chavira cutting ribbon for HOV ramps
Glendale HOV Ramps Open at the Loop 101 and Maryland Ave.
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers & Councilmember Sam Chavira were among those who cut the ribbon on the new Maryland Avenue HOV ramps located at Loop 101.This project, while located in Glendale, has regional implications. The sports facilities in Glendale's Sports and Entertainment District attract hundreds of thousands of people annually from the state and the region and the new amenity will improve traffic flow to and from these venues, as well as benefit commuters using the nearby Park and Ride lot. Watch now
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Glendale Today with Councilmember Chavira Highlights Substance Abuse
Glendale Councilmember Sammy Chavira's new edition of the TV show "Glendale Today" features representatives from and Glendale's Police Chief Debora Black who discuss substance abuse prevention. Chavira interviews's program managers Kim Obert and Theresa Londoño and Police Chief Black about the types of substances abused, why prevention is important, what parents can do and what prevention strategies the Glendale Police Department utilizes. Watch Video

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Beginning Sept. 24, City Council Meetings to Start at 6 p.m.
The Glendale City Council voted at their Aug. 13 meeting to change the start time for evening city council meetings from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. This change will begin with the Sept. 24 council meeting. Read more | Watch Video

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Dump the Pump
Councilmember Sam Chavira and Mayor Jerry Weiers were joined by representatives from Valley Metro to celebrate Dump the Pump. Dump the Pump is a nationwide initiative to encourage people to use public transit.
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Councilmember Chavira Joins Glendale Firefighters for Special Training
The Glendale Fire Department recently put the mayor and councilmembers through the paces at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Facility. Check out their training session in this video - watch now.
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Boards and Commissions Vacancies
Click here to view board and commission vacancies in the Yucca District as well as throughout the city.
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Yucca District Amenities
Glendale's Yucca District is a beautiful area in the western section of Glendale that is home to the University of Phoenix Stadium and includes more than a dozen great recreation spots. Visit the amenities page to find out where parks and important city facilities in the area are located. Read more



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