Public Affairs

Our alliance articulates the vision of Greater Downtown Phoenix

by formulating public policy and shaping key messages for the benefit of the city, state, and the entire region.


Ruben Alvarez, Managing Partner, Molera Alvarez

Committee Purpose:

• Develop PCA’s annual public policy agenda for adoption by the Board of Directors

• Assure that the strategic needs and interests of PCA are represented in the annual public policy agenda

• Provide ongoing coordination of communication with PCA Members concerning the legislative, regulatory, and other public policy activities and initiatives impacting the work of PCA and its Members;

• Make recommendations to develop and implement strategies to achieve the public policy agenda of PCA


PCA Committees Impacted by Local and State Policies:

• Arts, Culture and Public Life

• Central City Planning and Development

• Education

• Health and Bioscience

• Multi-Modal Connectivity


Current Initiatives:

• Support or oppose city ordinances/resolutions and employment development actions


• Support or oppose legislative bills


• Support or oppose ballot propositions


• Support or oppose initiatives of the City of Phoenix department-led initiatives that impact the physical, economic, or social character of Greater Downtown Phoenix.


• Educate candidates on the PCA’s priorities; evaluate candidates’ positions on issues impacting downtown; and educate PCA Members on candidates’ positions


• Support or oppose private development initiatives that impact the delivery and implementation of the City of Phoenix Downtown Strategic Plan