By B. Hamilton
On Friday, Governor Doug Ducey engaged in a Twitter exchange with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego for what he says are policies that “make zero sense.”
The governor sent a letter to Gallego and reminded the public that all State Parks will be open with free admission this weekend.
In his letter, the governor asserted that “Arizona’s parks are open. All parks. Everywhere. Rural and urban. From Phoenix to Tucson to Flagstaff. All towns and municipalities. Enjoy and GOD BLESS! #HappyEaster 3/3”
Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio thanked the governor for his letter:
Thank you, Gov @dougducey !
Closing parks on Easter is absurd
People will just gather indoors where the risk of #COVID19 is higher
Outdoors is the safest place to be https://t.co/S8NirEvKF4
— Sal DiCiccio (@Sal_DiCiccio) April 2, 2021
Phoenix had set temporary restrictions in its parks, including closing parking lots and prohibiting grilling. The mayor made note that the decision was unanimous, however, DiCiccio’s Chief of Staff Sam Stone offered another view of the decision:
9-0 because Arizona’s Panic Pusher in Chief tied any reopening of Parks amenities and sports fields to also closing them on Easter
Laughable watching Gallego try to evade blame for something she was proudly taking credit for a few days ago https://t.co/HBgiLsNQG7
— Samuel Stone (@SamThePol) April 2, 2021