Maricopa City Council candidates talk about… housing, apartments

By Justin Griffin | InMaricopa

Apartments – many of them – are coming to Maricopa in the next couple of years. They are an important cog in the economic engine that will power growth in the city, City officials say.

This year’s City Council election and the winners’ leadership on housing – and other issues – will help shape the city’s future.

Four candidates — Adam Leach, Vincent Manfredi, Rich Vitiello and Henry Wade — are running for three seats on the council. Leach, a Maricopa Realtor, has never held public office. Manfredi, Vitiello and Wade are incumbents. Manfredi, the city’s interim mayor, is co-owner and advertising director of InMaricopa. Vitiello is the general manager for Kooline Plumbing. Wade is director of housing counseling services for Chicanos Por La Causa.

The primary will be held Aug. 2. Early voting has begun.

At a recent town hall at the Maricopa Library and Cultural Center the candidates discussed their perspectives on apartments and other housing issues.


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