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APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3721APS Electric Light ParadeTV - Virtual12/6/2020 11:00:00 PM12/7/2020 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 ​For more than three decades, the APS Electric Light Parade , presented by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, has been an event where families, neighborhood groups and businesses from across the city come together to celebrate the joy of the holiday season. This year’s 34th annual parade, which is typically held on the first Saturday in December, will be modified and presented as a televised and video streamed-only experience. Despite this temporary change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will still include all the excitement and cherished traditions of the in-person event that attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators annually. ​ Media partner ABC15 Arizona is scheduled to air a 60-minute special holiday presentation on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m., that will include video from the 2019 parade along with new content and holiday messages from community leaders and organizations. The program will re-air on ABC15 Arizona on Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25), and also be broadcast on CW61 Arizona and PHXTV (Ch. 11) during the month of December. The schedule for those broadcasts will be available at a later date. The community can follow event programming updates by visiting Phoenix.gov/ELP .
**CANCELLED** Workforce and Economic Development Subcommittee Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/city-council-subcommittee-meetings/3708**CANCELLED** Workforce and Economic Development Subcommittee MeetingPhoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., Meeting Rooms A, B, and C12/7/2020 5:30:00 PM12/7/2020 7:30:00 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 This subcommittee will provide policy guidance on issues related to economic development; downtown; workforce; procurement; equity; international issues; Sister Cities; tourism; convention center; finance; IDA; major events; volunteerism; biosciences. Members Laura Pastor, Chair Michael Nowakowski Debra Stark Jim Waring
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: PARADISE VALLEY VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEEhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/pdd/2803NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: PARADISE VALLEY VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEEElectronically, via a video conferencing platform12/8/2020 1:00:00 AM12/8/2020 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 PARADISE VALLEY VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE and to the general public, that the PARADISE VALLEY VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE will hold a meeting open to the public on Monday, December 7, 2020, 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. T o view the meeting notice and agenda ​please visit ​ https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerksite/PublicMeetings/201207003.pdf​​ For additional Paradise Valley Village information please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/villages/paradise-valley ​ ​ ​ ​​ ***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 Security12/2/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass99EFDB74EC954A3EB443746B4669204B"><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 Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</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. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </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> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hs
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/2/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass74B914703CB545F39C6EA528FF954D5C"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Thursday, December 3, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 4, 2020</h3><p>Conchos Elementary School<br>1718 W. Vineyard Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, December 5, 2020</h3><p>Devonshire Community Center<br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>Council District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, December 6, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, December 7, 2020</h3><p>Ed Pastor Elementary School<br>2101 W. Alta Vista Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 8, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>8325 W. Indian School Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 10, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>3511 W. Peoria Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>Council District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 11, 2020</h3><p>Longview School<br>1209 E. Indian School Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85014<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 12, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. GroversPhoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council Districts 2/3<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, December 13, 2020</h3><p>D5<br>Washington Park<br>6655 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, December 14, 2020</h3><p>Valley View Elementary School<br>8220 S. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 15, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 17, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 18, 2020</h3><p>Irene Lopez Elementary School<br>4610 S. 12th St. Phoenix, AZ, 85040<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 19, 2020</h3><p>Acacia Library<br>750 E. Townley Ave.<br>Council District 3<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru Testing Sites</span></h2><h3>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>Trevor Browne High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><p>North High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at  <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hs
Councilwoman Pastor Applauds Eight Years of Perfect Scores on the Municipal Equality Indexhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1648City Council District 412/3/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1648/Newsroom_Council_News_04.jpgCouncilwoman Pastor Applauds Eight Years of Perfect Scores on the Municipal Equality Index<div class="ExternalClassFB8A9F02165D4B0A9FD6271762672C5A"><html>​Today, the City of Phoenix received a perfect score of 100 for its efforts to ensure equal treatment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. 2020 marks the eighth year in a row that Phoenix has received a perfect score. <br><br>“Year after year, this perfect score is an example of Phoenicians embracing and celebrating our city's diversity. Phoenix's broad diversity is what makes our city a wonderful place to live and work for everyone. The momentum we have had since the 2012 expansion of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance has been extremely promising. <br><br>While the ordinance makes its unlawful to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing and government contracts, discrimination still occurs. My office is proud to stand with the LGBTQ community as an ally every single day. Our fight for equality is far from over, but its important we continue to make strides and milestones, like this perfect score."<br><br>About the Municipal Equality Index (MEI): The MEI examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.<br><br><p>To access the full report, visit <a href="https://www.hrc.org/mei" target="_blank">hrc.org/mei</a>.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4
Phoenix Rolls Out COVID-19 Shopping Support for Local Businesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1647Community and Economic Development12/3/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1647/Newsroom_CED_0093.jpgPhoenix Rolls Out COVID-19 Shopping Support for Local Business<div class="ExternalClassDC492583261E4990B3F1A900F0320E00"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom</em> <br> </p> <p>Phoenix businesses looking for traction in the pandemic economy are one click away from a new resource from the city. A two-part campaign to promote shopping at local businesses rolled out on Dec. 1.</p> <p>Phoenix is placing a priority on helping local businesses navigate the new normal world of pandemic-impacted commerce. Companies with fewer than 25 employees represent more than 70 percent of all businesses in Phoenix.</p> <p>The city rolled out the hashtag #LoveLocalPHX to generate traction on social media and encourage Phoenix residents and visitors to support local businesses. </p> <p>Using the hashtag #LoveLocalPHX increases brand awareness and increases the number of people who see the social media post, says the #LoveLocalPHX merchant-directed website. Merchants, non-profits, restaurants and service providers can use #LoveLocalPHX in all social media posts. For an extra marketing boost, businesses should consider adding the #LoveLocalPHX hashtag to email signatures on emails with customers as well.</p> <p>For merchants, the city posted on the website a downloadable window poster/counter sign promoting the #LoveLocalPHX campaign.<br></p> <p>“This is not just about holiday shopping. The pandemic has gone on longer than any of us expected it would,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Phoenix is committed to helping local retailers figure out creative ways to reinvent their business models and stay resilient during the coming holidays and shopping season beyond the new year.”</p> <p>Phoenix offers support to small businesses through multiple city departments. Resources are now available in one place: <a href="/smallbusiness" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/SmallBusiness</a>. The Phoenix Small Business COVID-19 Support Team is reached from the website or during city business hours by calling the Small Business Hotline at 602-262-5040.</p> <p>The #LoveLocalPHX Small Business COVID Support campaign initiative comes on the heels of delivering nearly $19 million in grants and utility-payment assistance to more than 2,000 small businesses over the summer.</p> <p>During the holiday shopping season, the focus leans towards helping local retailers. </p> <p>“Our members are really learning to turn assets into ways to stand out as unique shopping experiences,” said Thomas Barr, executive director of Local First Arizona. “Retailers need to use every outlet to tell their stories.”</p> <p>Barr recommends that businesses become active on social media.</p> <p>“Get customers’ reviews. Reviews help raise a business’ visibility,” he said. “Ask customers to post one after a positive experience.”</p> <p>Listed on the city’s Phoenix.gov/SmallBusiness website are more ideas and updates relaying tips for the pandemic economy. The site links to city departments that help local businesses navigate assistance and other resources available from Phoenix. New ideas and suggestions will be updated on the website throughout the holiday season.</p> <p>The emphasis on local business support has its genesis in how locally-owned companies contribute to the Phoenix economy. It’s called the “multiplier effect.” When money is spent in a locally-owned business, a significant portion is retained in the Greater Phoenix economy. That money is spent on payroll and making purchases from other local vendors. </p> <p>“Local retailers are an integral part of the Phoenix economy,” said Mayor Gallego. “When a shopper spends $100 in a locally-owned store, $43 of that stays in Greater Phoenix. It’s a tremendous investment in the local economy.”<br></p> <p>Barr stresses that businesses need to be resilient in the pandemic economy. </p> <p>“Part of promotion should include reasons to support the local business,” he said. “It’s important for shoppers to understand about retaining dollars locally.”</p> <p>The pandemic economy presents challenges and opportunities for businesses, including the need to focus on the health and safety of patrons and employees.</p> <p>“Businesses should look at doing things differently than they did before They need to take advantage of the continuing demand for digital services,” said Barr. “Businesses need to adjust for contactless transactions and change the way sales take place to accept online or digital payments or allow for in-person or curbside pickup, as examples.”</p> <p>Taking a new look at how goods and services are delivered will help businesses remain resilient and agile. Those businesses are likely to fare better this holiday season and into 2021.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewsced
Phoenix Earns Perfect Score on LGBTQ Inclusion for Eighth Year in a Rowhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/457Equal Opportunity12/3/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/457/Newsroom_EOD_017.jpgPhoenix Earns Perfect Score on LGBTQ Inclusion for Eighth Year in a Row<div class="ExternalClassF8C1D07F072E49EEA89A76117E209451"><html> <p>The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced this morning that the city of Phoenix earned a perfect score of 100 for its ongoing efforts to ensure equal treatment of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.</p> <p>The HRC uses the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score to examine how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work in each city. The MEI evaluates 506 cities nationwide for LGBTQ inclusion based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.</p> <p>“The City of Phoenix is one that values and accepts the individuality of every resident. Earning a perfect score of 100 for the eighth year in a row highlights the fulfillment of our promise to be a city that works for everyone," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “While we still have work to do, this announcement is cause to celebrate a win not just for Phoenix but for equality." </p> <p>Phoenix has maintained a perfect score since the expansion of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance in 2012. The ordinance makes it unlawful to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing and government contracts.</p> <p>“As a city, we have so much to celebrate with eight consecutive years of a perfect score," said Phoenix Vice Mayor Betty Guardado. “While this is an important recognition, we still have work to do, and must continue to support the LGBTQ community to make Phoenix a safe and inclusive city for everyone." </p> <p>“A perfect score for the city would not be possible without the consistent, hard work of many," said Councilmember Debra Stark. “This work takes the form of partnerships, LGBTQ liaisons for city departments, and an important non-discrimination ordinance that the city upholds to protect our LGBTQ community members. I'm extremely proud to represent this diverse city that holds equality for all to the highest standard."</p> <p>“Year after year, this perfect score is an example of Phoenicians embracing and celebrating our city's diversity," said Councilmember Laura Pastor. “Phoenix's broad diversity is what makes our city a wonderful place to live and work for everyone."</p> <p>“I am grateful for the work of the Human Rights Campaign and for their work on the LGBTQ Municipal Equality Index to hold cities accountable," said Councilmember Carlos Garcia. “While our perfect score is great progress, there is still more work to be done in the fight for equality for the LGBTQ community. Our LGBTQ residents need to be centered in city programs and projects moving forward."</p> <p>As a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC's goal is to ensure that all LGBTQ people, and particularly those who are trans, people of color and HIV+, are treated as full and equal citizens across the country and around the world.</p> <p>To access the full #MEI2020 report, visit <a href="https://www.hrc.org/mei" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">hrc.org/mei</span></a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity