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WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4570WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!Helen Drake Senior Center2/6/2023 5:00:00 PM2/6/2023 6:00:00 PMGP0|#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 ​ Th is program focuses on walking as a way to de-stress, build mindful & intentional habits, and find a healthier YOU in 2023! This program is for all ages and abiltiies. To register, please call or visit the Helen Drake Senior Center Front Desk 602-262-4949 *This program is FREE for ​members. Annual membership = $20 for Phoenix residents | $40 for non-residents.
Notice of Cancellation: Paradise Valley Village Planning Committeehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/pdd/2803Notice of Cancellation: Paradise Valley Village Planning CommitteeElectronically, via a video conferencing platform2/7/2023 1:00:00 AM2/7/2023 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 The PARADISE VALLEY VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE meeting scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2023, at 600 p.m. has been CANCELED . ​ T o view the meeting notice and agenda ​please visit ​ https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerksite/PublicMeetings/230206001.pdf ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ For additional Paradise Valley Village information please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/villages/paradise-valley ​ ​ ​ ​​ ***End times are approximate.*** ​
Notice of Cancellation: Encanto Village Planning Committeehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/pdd/2802Notice of Cancellation: Encanto Village Planning CommitteeElectronically, via a video conferencing platform2/7/2023 1:15:00 AM2/7/2023 4:15:00 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 The ENCANTO VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE meeting scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2023, at 615 p.m. has been CANCELED . ​​T o view the meeting notice and agenda ​please visit ​ https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerksite/PublicMeetings/230206002.pdf ​​​​​ ​ ​​ For additional Encanto Village information please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/villages/encanto ​ ***End times are approximate.*** ​

 

 

Take a Bite Out of Phoenix: City of Phoenix Partners with Local First Arizona to Celebrate Local Foodhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2648Environment & Sustainability2/3/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2648/downtown phoenix.JPGTake a Bite Out of Phoenix: City of Phoenix Partners with Local First Arizona to Celebrate Local Food<div class="ExternalClass3669C6E761BB4CD8AAA863BA947B4852"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">J</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ust </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">in time for Super Bowl, the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs and Local First Arizona are teaming up to launch its Phoenix: Let's Eat Local! campaign on Feb. 4 celebrating local restaurant owners, farmers, advocates and more to help build stronger food systems in Phoenix communities.</span></p> <p>“I can't think of a better time to launch this campaign," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “There are so many incredible local restaurants in Phoenix that I hope visitors will be able to try while they are here for the big game. Eating local is the ultimate way to get a taste of what Phoenix is about." </p> <p>Several areas were selected to highlight during the campaign due to the diversity of the Phoenix food scene. Roosevelt Row, Melrose, and Grand offer a well-known food community in the downtown Phoenix area, while Miracle Mile continues to emerge. South Phoenix, Maryvale, Eastlake Park and Nuestro Barrios Unidos features unique local neighborhood character and diversity in population.</p> <p>As a part of the campaign's initiative, the City of Phoenix is working towards making sure all residents have access to affordable, healthy local food options. On March 4, 2020, Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix City Council approved the 2025 Phoenix Food Action Plan, which features a goal to offer healthy food for all by 2050. </p> <p>“When residents support local food, they are supporting Phoenix communities as well as contributing to a more sustainable city," said Environmental Programs Administrator Nancy Allen. “When Phoenix businesses work together to produce, process and distribute food locally, they are also helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."</p> <p>In addition to connecting residents with local food options, the Phoenix Food Systems Program helps connect Phoenix residents with local farmers and food business owners with resources to grow food and operate a more sustainable business. It also empowers residents by educating them on how to grow their own produce. </p> <p>Residents can learn more about the Phoenix: Let's Eat Local! campaign and see a directory of local eateries in various Phoenix areas by visiting <a href="/oep/phxeatlocal" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/oep/PHXeatlocal​</a>. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programs
Phoenix PD Awarded Prestigious Accreditationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2647Police2/2/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2647/Newsroom Graphic (1).pngPhoenix PD Awarded Prestigious Accreditation<div class="ExternalClass1DE656AAC3C74636BAFE51BB9DBD85C6"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department is now one of more than 20 statewide agencies that have earned accreditation through the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP).<br><br>The Department has finalized this rigorous self-assessing program which has already improved operations and enhanced transparency. This accreditation is awarded through the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP).<br><br>The process of accreditation began two years ago, in January of 2021. ALEAP is entered into voluntarily and allows for each agency to conduct an internal review of policies and operations to meet 175 specific ALEAP standards. The review culminates with an extensive on-site assessment by a designated ALEAP Assessment Team which examines practices, procedures, management, operations, and support services. The public was also invited to offer input to the assessment team. Accreditation provides another layer of oversight, in which the community can be reassured that our department remains dedicated to providing professional services in a transparent environment.<br><br>Interim Chief Michael Sullivan attended the ALEAP Award Ceremony to accept the accreditation for the Phoenix Police Department. “When it comes down to it, accreditation is about improving overall performance and making sure we are in compliance with proven national standards and best practices,” said Chief Sullivan. “I believe that the Phoenix Police Department is better off today than when we started this process two years ago, and that we are set up for continued success in the years to come.”<br><br>This initial accreditation period is four years with annual reviews and updates to the accreditation standards. At the conclusion of the four-year period, another on site review will be scheduled to renew the accreditation for the Phoenix Police Department.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolice
One-of-a-Kind Community Garden in Downtown Phoenix Unveiled in Advance of Super Bowl LVII https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2645Parks and Recreation2/1/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2645/Republic-Services-Sustainable-Garden.jpgOne-of-a-Kind Community Garden in Downtown Phoenix Unveiled in Advance of Super Bowl LVII <div class="ExternalClass52D76523A7074B3586179DF3EECFC675"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​​​​City of Phoenix officials, Republic Services and community leaders celebrated the unveiling of the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park Wednesday in downtown Phoenix.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">During a ribbon-cutting event, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari, Republic Services President and CEO Jon Vander Ark and community partners including Phoenix Community Alliance and the Hance Park Conservancy revealed the one-of-a-kind sustainable garden at Margaret T. Hance Park.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“As Phoenix welcomes thousands of visitors to Hance Park for Super Bowl LVII in just a few days, this Republic Services Garden will be a must-see experience,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Public parks and open spaces are essential to healthy communities, and this sustainable garden is an investment that will pay dividends for those visiting and living in our downtown Phoenix community.” </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"I'm thrilled to finally showcase what a sustainable desert garden oasis can look like at Margaret T. Hance Park. Green spaces not only become a symbol of connected, active communities, but demonstrate the City's dedication to making Hance a world-class city destination," Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari said. " This one-acre addition to this downtown gem is sure to wow Super Bowl visitors and will greatly serve residents and families across our city for years to come." </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Fans of Super Bowl LVII, visitors and Phoenix residents will be able to enjoy the  garden, the latest component of the Hance Park Revitalization Project. The garden is sure to be an attraction to residents, visitors and anyone attending the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park. Republic Services is the official Environmental Services Sponsor of the Experience.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In spring of 2022, the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Phoenix-based  Republic Services and Phoenix Community Alliance to announce the construction of the sustainable garden. The Republic Services Charitable Foundation’s $2 million sponsorship helped build the one-acre sustainable oasis featuring native desert plants and shaded walking and seating areas.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Republic’s vision is to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world, so we are proud to be working through our Charitable Foundation on our largest neighborhood revitalization project yet, right here in our hometown of Phoenix,” said Jon Vander Ark, Republic Services president and CEO. “This one-of-a-kind sustainable garden represents our commitment to creating cleaner, healthier and stronger spaces in the neighborhoods where our team members and customers live and work.” </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">When fully complete, the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park will feature 33 native desert plants chosen for their ability to thrive in the Phoenix heat and their low water requirements. The diverse selection of plants will provide a habitat for pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The area includes a recycled steel canopy to shade walking paths, seating areas and swings, and energy efficient LED lighting is included for nighttime use.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Phoenix Parks are essential to a healthy urban environment and this garden will serve as a gathering place where residents and visitors can explore and enjoy nature,” Parks and Recreation Board Chair Kelly Dalton said. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong style="">About the Hance Park Revitalization Project  </strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization">Margaret T. Hance Park Revitalization Project</a> is a public-private partnership led by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, consisting of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Funding for the Hance Park Revitalization Project, estimated at $100 million, will come from public and private sources. City of Phoenix has dedicated $15 million of voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI) funds toward the project. A fundraising campaign is being led by the Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy to generate private funding.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">  </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>About Republic Services, Inc. </strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.republicservices.com/">Republic Services, Inc.</a> is a leader in the environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides customers with the most complete set of products and services, including recycling, solid waste, special waste, hazardous waste, container rental and field services. Republic's industry-leading commitments to advance circularity, reduce emissions and decarbonize operations are helping deliver on its vision to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world. </span></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreation
Help Keep Phoenix Graffiti-Free in 2023https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/neighborhood-services/2646Neighborhood Services2/1/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2646/Newsroom_NSD_0123.pngHelp Keep Phoenix Graffiti-Free in 2023<div class="ExternalClass6344E04634A943D49DF191F9473137BD"><html> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Did you know if you see graffiti in your neighborhood, you can report it and, in most cases, the City of Phoenix will remove it for free? Reporting graffiti is an easy way to help have a positive impact on your community.​ <br style=""><br style="">February 2023 is the ninth annual Graffiti-Free Awareness Month in Phoenix, encouraging residents to help wipe out graffiti in our community. “Graffiti is vandalism, and it detracts from the beauty of our great City," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, who signed a proclamation recognizing the annual event. “We need help from our residents to keep Phoenix clean and send a message that vandalism has no place in our city." <br style=""><br style="">In 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Graffiti Busters used nearly 12,000 gallons of paint to clean up approximately 50,000 sites of graffiti around Phoenix. The Graffiti Busters work seven days a week, tracking down graffiti and responding to reports from residents. Crews can cover or remove up to 200 sites of graffiti every day, at no cost to residents or businesses. <br style=""><br style="">“Our Graffiti Busters work tirelessly helping to make sure our neighborhoods are desirable, safe places to live," said Neighborhood Services Director, Spencer Self. “Fighting graffiti is a collective effort. We rely on reports from our residents so we can respond and remove it as quickly as possible, so it doesn't attract more vandalism." <br style=""></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Graffiti is a crime, so if you catch it in the act, call 911. Otherwise, if you see it in your neighborhood there are three ways you can report it and have it removed: </span></p><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Call</strong><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">: 602-534-4444</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Email</strong><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">: </span><a href="mailto:blight@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">blight@phoenix.gov</span></a><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><p><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Online</strong><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">: myPHX311 </span><a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/myPHX311" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Phoenix.gov/myPHX311</span></a><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">You can also take control of your neighborhood and help wipe out graffiti yourself. “We always encourage our residents to get involved in keeping their neighborhoods clean and free of blight," said Betsy Cable, the program manager. “Residents can get a group of volunteers together for a community clean-up and we will provide color-matched paint and supplies to help erase vandalism in your area." </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The City of Phoenix does need permission from property owners to remove graffiti from private property. You can fill out a permission slip and learn more about getting graffiti removed from your property at </span><a target="_blank" href="/graffiti"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Phoenix.gov/graffiti </span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">. </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Help spread the word on social media with #GraffitiFreePHX.</span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/nsdNewsneighborhood-services
Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet at Intersections | Street Transportation Departmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/2643PHXTV2/1/2023 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/If5EkmQuNcoScan the Street for Wheels and Feet at Intersections | Street Transportation Department<div class="ExternalClassBDB4C51D596E4AA5990C817F30B9F9DE"><html> <p>​We all want to get to our destination safely. So be aware of everything happening around you whenever walking, riding, or rolling along our streets. More info: https://www.phoenix.gov/streets​ <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideophxtv