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15th Annual Navajo Rug & American Indian Art Auctionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/418815th Annual Navajo Rug & American Indian Art AuctionPueblo Grande Musuem1/22/2022 5:00:00 PM1/23/2022 12:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​This long awaited event is brought to you by the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum and Burnham Auctioneers! Previews begin at 10 am, the auction item viewing will be held in the Museum Community Room, mask and social distancing requirements are mandatory and will be monitored. The Live Auction will be held outside on the Community Room Patio from Noon to 500 PM. Due to COVID concerns, no food will be available at the auction. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum, a non-profit organization that helps support pueblo Grande Museum. Thank you to the Friends of Grande Museum and to Burnham Auctioneers! We cannot wait to see you there!
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEEhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/pdd/2772NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEEElectronically, via a video conferencing platform1/25/2022 1:00:00 AM1/25/2022 4:00:00 AMGP0|#dd647dbc-66f1-4ac3-9ad8-7fda71f58998;L0|#0dd647dbc-66f1-4ac3-9ad8-7fda71f58998|Planning and Development;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE and to the general public, that the AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE will hold a meeting open to the public on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 600 p.m. Per the most recent social distancing guidelines from the federal government, no residents will be allowed to attend the meeting in-person. ​To view the meeting notice and agenda​ ​please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerksite/PublicMeetings/220124001.pdf ​ ​ ​ ​For additional Ahwatukee Foothills Village information please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/villages/Ahwatukee-Foothills ​ ​​ ***End times are approximate.*** ​
City Council Policy Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/city-council-subcommittee-meetings/4125City Council Policy MeetingCouncil Chambers via Web ex1/25/2022 9:30:00 PM1/25/2022 11:30:00 PMGP0|#395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0;L0|#0395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0|City Council & Subcommittee Meetings;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ At these policy sessions, the council discusses general issues and the meetings provide the council with an opportunity to hear presentations by staff on topics that may come before the council at the formal meeting. The policy session also allows the council to give general direction to staff for future city policies. During the policy session, the council will also publicly request information from staff or follow-up on issues of interest to the public, ask questions about the formal agenda, and hear reports from the City Manager. Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage for more information. Agendas will be available at the City Council Meeting and Packet Information webpage at least 24 hours before the meeting. Meetings are also aired live on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at phoenix.gov/phxtv . *** End times are approximate. ***

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COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/18/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0C34F4F03F4E49F68E0087F730F83CBF"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hs
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/21/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassDC29905DE62046A2AD5165329ED419C3"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> <br></p><p>Starting Monday, January 24, a limited number of free COVID-19 at-home test kits will be available at mobile testing locations while supplies last. Limit two per person.<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Saturday, January 22, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, January 24, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p><p><strong>Partner Event</strong>. Cartwright Elementary School<br>2825 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035<br><strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 102, 204);">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting" target="_blank">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting</a><br><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Event Partners: Vincere Cancer Center, Cartwright Elementary School, Chicanos Por La Causa and City of Phoenix</span></span><br></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. 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Critical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2208Police1/21/2022 10:16:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/6LKKdr6RfyYCritical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road<div class="ExternalClass76CA9B3B01B7471DBF76A45C08373DCD"><html> <p></p> WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 8, 2022 in the area 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road.<br><br>This incident occurred just after midnight, when a witness called 911 to report a man breaking into a business that was closed at the time. The man was later identified as 26-year old Matthew Bia.<br><br>Video surveillance from the business showed Bia unsuccessfully attempt to break the glass door of the business for almost 2 minutes.<br><br>After unsuccessful attempts, Bia returned two minutes later with an object and was able to break the glass and enter the store.<br><br>Once inside the closed business, Bia walked around, and attempted to manipulate the registers.<br><br>When the first officer arrived, he parked his vehicle at the front of the store. He saw Bia inside of the business and attempted to speak to him. The officer gave Bia commands to come out of the store, but he refused. <br><br>After a few moments, Bia, with his left hand on his head, moved his right hand to his waistline, and turned sideways so that his right side was away from the officer. <br><br>He then extended his hand and arm quickly from his waist, towards the officer. That is when the officer involved shooting occurred. The officer fired one round, and Bia fell to the ground, but it was later determined he was not struck by the bullet.  <br><br>After the shooting, Bia continued to extend his arm out toward the officer.  <br><br>After about 4 minutes he complied with officers, crawled out of the store and laid on the ground. <br><br>Officers moved towards Bia and placed him under arrest. No weapon was found on or around Bia.<br><br>Bia was not injured by the shot; he did suffer minor injuries to his hands from the broken glass door. <br><br>Bia was booked into jail for aggravated assault on an officer, burglary, and criminal damage.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for about two years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolice
Critical Incident Briefing: January 6, 2022 17th Avenue and Van Buren Streethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2207Police1/20/2022 9:48:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/q68BMQjixwsCritical Incident Briefing: January 6, 2022 17th Avenue and Van Buren Street<div class="ExternalClass8C61546841744583B5600F86C8393388"><html>​WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 6, 2022 in the area 17th Avenue and Van Buren Street.<br><br>This incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. when a convenience store employee called 911 to report a number of customers told him about a man outside with a gun who was threatening to rob the store.  <br><br>“… But they said that he's flashed a gun and he's talking about robbing the place," said the convenience store employee to the 911 operator. <br><br>Two officers in the area arrived on scene about 3 minutes later.  They contacted 32-year-old Gary Sherrod who was seated outside the store. Sherrod stood up and officers noticed he had a gun in his hand. The two officers gave multiple commands for Sherrod to drop the gun, which he ignored. Sherrod held the gun in front of his body, moving it around in different directions.<br><br>The officers' body worn cameras were activated. However, the views were obstructed at times, including at the time of the shooting. <br><br>The officer who fired told investigators Sherrod pointed the weapon in his direction, which resulted in the officer-involved shooting. <br><br>Slightly more than a minute elapsed from the time the officers contacted Sherrod to the time of the officer-involved shooting.<br><br>After the shooting, officers could see Sherrod no longer had the gun. It was on the ground out of his reach. They moved in to detain him and provided medical aid until the Phoenix Fire Department arrived.  <br><br>Sherrod was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for the gunshot wound. He is expected to survive his injuries and upon release from the hospital, will be booked in to jail.<br><br>The handgun used by Sherrod was recovered on scene and determined to be a pellet gun.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for three years and is assigned to the Central City Precinct.<br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.​<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolice
How the Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program Kickstarted This Soul Food Kitchenhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2206Environment & Sustainability1/20/2022 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2206/Newsroom_OEP_001.jpghttps://youtu.be/pAw2P_U3weAHow the Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program Kickstarted This Soul Food Kitchen<div class="ExternalClass41ADCAB65E0E45E9BD9EA1C6F6870614"><html>As the city of Phoenix accepts applications for the next cohort of the <a href="/newsroom/environmental-programs/2201" target="_blank">Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program</a>, a previous participant reflects on how the program helped him get his restaurant concept off the ground. The 10-week course, taught by Thrive Consultancy, Inc., is funded by Phoenix's Office of Environmental Programs (OEP). It helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs create a cooperative -- an employee-owned business -- through classes on business planning, group decision-making, budgeting, marketing, and more.<br><br>“One of the things that I wanted to really get out of the program was how to finish starting a business. I always kind of got to a point where I would start it and then not know where else to go," said Les Rayford, owner of Brown Sugaz Kitchen. “It helped me take my idea to an actual business,"<br><br>Originally, Rayford had a small business model where he would make food for small clients or families, often around the holidays.<br><br> “We have fried chicken, fried ribs, homemade cornbread, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, collard greens. This is absolutely soul food!" he said.<br><br>When he joined the 2021 cohort of the training program, his idea was to start a soul food truck, until he realized he had even better options. His brick-and-mortar kitchen will be opening in March 2022.<br><br>“What this program actually helped me do was continue to build tools for my restaurant to understand what the cost of goods are concerned, ingredient costs, putting together my recipes and understanding why I had to do those things to really help my costs and expenses stay as low as possible," Rayford said. “With the co-op, and having individuals interested in doing the same thing that I'm doing, it cut my stress level down. IT helped me with other ideas and things that I never even thought about before."<br><br>The city of Phoenix is funding the upcoming spring cohort, which runs from Feb. 24 to April 28, 2022, for up to 25 applicants. Training sessions will be held in downtown Phoenix each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm with virtual options available. While there is no charge for accepted participants, they are required to commit to full participation and completion of the program. The <a href="/oep/food-training" target="_blank">application​</a> deadline is February 1, 2022.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideoenvironmental-programs