COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security7/28/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass1B15D7459EDD470480D926E361EB69AD"><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 href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">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: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">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 href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">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 href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">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-hsEM & HS
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security7/28/2021 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClassD492139D628F403389503F66F61CC998"><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> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a>​​<br><br></p><h3>Wednesday, July 28, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Building Blocks Counseling<br>7725 N 43rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, July 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, July 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, July 31, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Harmon Library<br>1325 S 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​<br></p><h3>Monday, August 2, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Activity Center<br> 2240 W Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ 85015<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, August 3, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 4, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043<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>Thursday, August 5, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, August 6, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 7, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 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 Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<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, August 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Sueño Park<br> 4401 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<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, August 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 11, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Helen Drake Senior Center<br> 7600 N 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<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>Thursday, July 12, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, August 13, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 14, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> 7602 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<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>​ ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
CDC Mask Guidance Prompts Change for City Buildingshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2001City Manager7/29/2021 12:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2001/Newsroom_Default_01.jpgCDC Mask Guidance Prompts Change for City Buildings<div class="ExternalClassF57C302FC5A74BE4B642D072A2265791"><html>The City of Phoenix is updating its face covering policy to reflect recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to protect employees and residents from increasing COVID-19 transmission rates. <br><br>Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, the City Manager will once again require face coverings in all city of Phoenix facilities, regardless of vaccination status.  <br><br>This includes Phoenix City Hall, libraries, and community centers.  The policy change applies to employees, contractors and customers or visitors to city facilities. <br><br>In an announcement Tuesday, the CDC explained <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html">face coverings should be used indoors</a> in public if you are in an area of <a target="_blank" href="https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view">substantial or high transmission</a>. The updated guidance is due to a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases, particularly from the Delta variant and in communities across the country with low vaccination rates. <br><br>Maricopa County has shown a steady increase in the virus in recent weeks and current community spread bench​marks show the positivity rate remains in the high transmission category. The vaccination rate in Maricopa County is lagging the national average which is contributing to these benchmarks.<br><br>In May, the Phoenix City Council voted in favor of an '<a target="_blank" href="https://apps-secure.phoenix.gov/PublicRecordsSearch/Home/RenderPDF/?id=yG924qJeo60JqpsGuMkHdi7AVOsRkVnukmKR+1XiqtU=">Amended Declaration of the Phoenix City Council Regarding Face Coverings'</a> to automatically adjust mask policies in accordance with current CDC guidance.<br><br>The Declaration specific notes that businesses may continue to set policies regarding face coverings for their employees and customers.  The policy announced today only impacts city facilities.  Businesses remain free to determine their own rules surrounding masking requirements.<br><br>City leaders will continue to monitor CDC guidance as well as local data to determine future policies surrounding COVID protocols. <br><br>Patrons at Sky Harbor Airport and all riders of public transit are required to wear masks as part of the Federal mask mandate.<br><br>The city of Phoenix urges eligible residents to get the COVID-19 vaccination. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5709/Take-Care?gclid=CjwKCAjwgISIBhBfEiwALE19SVSvLrmzozBwW-ic7JkCIIt9pu9GpYX4rhhfv9PBdA4Gl5bBGLCciBoCYRsQAvD_BwE">Maricopa County Public Health</a> has information on vaccination sites across Phoenix, including free options for obtaining the COVID-19 vaccination. <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Statushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management7/28/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1917/Newsroom_Virus_Coverings_Update.pngMasks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status<div class="ExternalClass51372244EFA0447485CA0DC72AACFC71"><html> <p><strong>July 28, 2021 update:</strong> Based on updated <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html">CDC guidance</a> regarding indoor masking in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, effective Monday, August 2, 2021,​ face coverings and physical distancing protocols will again be instituted in all city facilities. This policy change applies to employees, contractors and customers or visitors to city facilities. As decided previously by the Phoenix City Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. (<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) </p><p><br></p><p> <em>June 17, 2021 update below.</em></p><p><strong></strong>Face coverings and physical distancing protocols will no longer be required <strong>in city facilities for those who are fully vaccinated</strong>. Those who are not fully vaccinated are still asked to follow these mitigation protocols. This move is in accordance with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html">CDC guidance</a> and applies to both indoor and outdoor work spaces. This policy change applies to employees, contractors and customers or visitors to city facilities. (<strong>Note:</strong> The airport and public transit is still covered by the Federal mask mandate.)​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p><em>Original story below.​</em><br></p> <p>The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to amend its nearly year long mask mandate to align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.<br><br>The change means those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks when in both indoor and outdoor public places throughout the city of Phoenix. Masks will still be required at the airport and on public transportation.   <br>​<br>The vote amends the June 20, 2020 Declaration of the Phoenix City Council Regarding Face Coverings. Wednesday's vote changes the declaration to comply with the May 16, 2021 CDC guidance. The changes take effect immediately.<br><br>Last week the CDC announced those who are fully vaccinated can resume activities as they did prior to the pandemic. This includes activities with family members and traveling within the US without getting tested beforehand or needing to self-quarantining upon returning.  <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html">Read the new CDC guidelines</a><br><br>The Council vote also aligns the city with future CDC guidelines without the need for an additional council vote. Moving forward, the City's Declaration Regarding the Wearing of Face Coverings will automatically be adjusted in accordance with current CDC guidance, as it is issued, regarding the wearing of face coverings.<br><br>Business, government sites and workplaces are still free to decide if they want to implement their own mask requirements. The CDC continues to recommend those experiencing COVID-19 symptom get tested and stay home and away from others.<br></p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">See previous Face Coverings information</a>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Phoenix Sky Harbor Recognized for Prioritizing Health and Safetyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2000Aviation7/28/2021 3:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2000/newsroom_aviation_070.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor Recognized for Prioritizing Health and Safety<div class="ExternalClass230BB02FE8B64B9AB7CE7CA3749A9918"><html> <p>​PHOENIX<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> – Phoenix Sky Harbor Internatio</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">nal Airport has been accredited by Airports Council International (ACI) for providing a safe airport experience for all travelers. The ACI Airport Health Accreditation program requires a thorough assessment of an airport's cleaning and safety practices. Those practices are then measured against the international industry standard. In order to receive the ACI Airport Health Accreditation, Sky Harbor was evaluated in several areas including: Cleaning and disinfection; cleaning products used; staff training; ventilation and air flow; availability of hand sanitizer; the use of touchless technology and more.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <img class="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:123px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/UV-C%20Handrails.JPG" />“It gives me great satisfaction to be able to share with our customers, our business partners, and our employees that PHX is achieving among the highest standards in the industry when it comes to providing for a safe, secure, and healthy airport environment," said Chad Makovsky, Director of Aviation Services for the City of Phoenix. “This simply would not have been possible without our amazing team at the City of Phoenix, particularly our Sky Harbor Facilities and Services staff."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix Sky Harbor and other airports will be required to renew their Accreditation annually. In addition to this recognition, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear Airports received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council's GBAC Star™ accreditation in March of this year. The GBAC facility accreditation is an outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities and represents a high level of achievement within the cleaning industry. Sky Harbor is one of the few airports in the U.S. with both GBAC Star™ and ACI Accreditation.</span> </p> <p> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> <strong>Phoenix </strong> </span> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> <strong>Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®</strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.</span> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Family and #PHXPD Plead for Info in Fatal Shooting of 23-year-oldhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1999Police7/28/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/0Sl82OEinBAFamily and #PHXPD Plead for Info in Fatal Shooting of 23-year-old<div class="ExternalClassFA28B43CCA70486E91E65CAC53D8E3B8"><html> <p> ​Brenda Gilliam-Miller sits surrounded by her family at the Phoenix Police Headquarters. She is here to talk about her 23-year-old daughter, Destiny, who was killed in mid-July in what investigators believe is a random shooting.<br><br>"She was a very nurturing person, and this is the one time she actually left the house and she didn't make it home," mom said. "Destiny wasn't the type to be in the streets. Destiny was usually at home, and this was her trying to be a friend to somebody, and it cost her her life."<br><br>Destiny had gone out to meet friends in the area of 17th Street and McDowell Road. Just before 3:30 that morning—July 18—shots rang out into the group she was with. Destiny was hit, and taken to the hospital, where she later died. <br><br> "We're lost without her and we just don't understand why.," mom said through tears.<br>​<br>Surveillance video from that Sunday morning shows a dark-colored vehicle of interest that was leaving the area at the time. Police are hoping anyone who was there might have information that could lead to an arrest for this murder.<br><br> "She wasn't one to talk about people," Brenda said of her daughter. "She was one to help people. You know. She saw the beauty in everything and everyone. So for us to lose her like this, it just, we just don't understand. And we just need to understand."<br><br>Sitting next to mom was Bryana, Destiny's sister. She says she talked to Destiny everyday, multiple times a day, and she can't believe her sister is gone.<br><br> "I wake up every day and it's like oh ok, and then reality sets in that I'm not going to see my sister again," Bryana said. "It's just been really hard."<br><br> If you have information about this case, or were there that morning and saw anything, please contact Phoenix Police at 602-262-6141, or report anonymously to <a target="_blank" href="https://silentwitness.org/">Silen​​t Witness​</a> at 480-WITNESS.​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher Announces Retirementhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1998Articles and Features7/26/2021 9:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1998/_Newsroom_Ed_Retirement.jpgPhoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher Announces Retirement<div class="ExternalClass29C205F3686945B88E3984048BE7DE3E"><html>​After a successful 28-year career with the city of Phoenix, City Manager Ed Zuercher has announced his retirement, effective October 8. <br><br>Zuercher started with the city in 1993 as a management intern and served in a variety of executive roles including Assistant to the City Manager, Public Transit Director, Deputy City Manager, Mayor's Chief of Staff, and Assistant City Manager before being appointed City Manager in October 2013. As the Chief Administrative Officer for the city, Zuercher oversees the largest council-manager form of government in the United States, with nearly 15,000 city employees. <br><br>“As city manager, I have worked hard to place the city on a sound financial footing, to build a strong bench of leaders and employees, and to further sustainable economic growth in the city that I love," Zuecher said. “I believe these goals have been advanced significantly in my eight years of service as city manager, and so it is now time for me to move forward." <br><br>At the time he was appointed City Manager, the city was experiencing a $37 million dollar deficit. He will leave the city with a $30 million dollar budget surplus. <br><br>In a note to employees announcing his retirement, Zuercher offered his thanks to the Mayor and City Council, as well as employees. “I want to thank each city employee for the work you do every day to make Phoenix a diverse, dynamic and desirable community," he wrote. “It is my hope to be able to thank as many of you as possible between now and October 8 for what you do to serve the residents of Phoenix."<br><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Mr. Zuercher will remain as City Manager for the next 11 weeks.  During that time, the Mayor and City Council will develop a recruitment process to select his replacement.  In our council-manager form of government, the city manager is the one city position hired directly by the Mayor and City Council.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix Water Services Announces Launch of the Drought Pipeline Project App https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1996Water Services7/23/2021 9:22:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1996/Newsroom Drought Pipeline UC.jpgPhoenix Water Services Announces Launch of the Drought Pipeline Project App <div class="ExternalClass449C657A55B445F99CE4A54E4680F0C0"><html> <div>​As construction continues on the <a href="/waterservices/dpp" target="_blank"><strong>Drought Pipeline Project</strong></a>, Phoenix Water Services launches new smartphone app. The Drought Pipeline app will provide users with current and upcoming construction schedules, traffic updates and road closures. The app is available for free download on<a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/drought-pipeline-project/id1538466477" target="_blank"> <strong>iOS</strong></a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiewit.phxwatersmart" target="_blank"><strong>Google Play</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The app includes: <br></div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Push notifications, by location, with updates about construction. </div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Photo and video library of construction progress.</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Links to frequently asked questions about the project. </div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>A contact form where users can submit questions or comments directly to project staff.</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Information about other Phoenix Water Services projects. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Construction on the project is expected to be completed by early 2023. Over 400,000 customers in North Phoenix are served exclusively by Colorado River water treated at two water treatment plants. The new pipelines and pump stations will be used to alleviate the effects of drought, by ensuring that water supplies from the Salt and Verde Rivers are available to north Phoenix during the shortage on the Colorado River. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The <a href="/waterservices/dpp" target="_blank"><strong>Drought Pipeline Project</strong></a> is essential to the economic health and vitality of Phoenix.  This project will ensure all residents have access to safe, reliable, clean water. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>About Phoenix Water <br></div> <div>The City of Phoenix Water Services Department is more than 110 years old, providing services to the nation's fifth largest city encompassing nearly 540 square miles. With the dedicated efforts of over 1,300 employees, Phoenix Water treats and distributes tap water to 1.7 million customers daily and manages the city's sewer system. The sewer system handles wastewater treatment operations for 2.9 million residents in five valley cities. Infrastructure includes eight water and wastewater treatment plants, nearly 300 pumps, well, lift and pressure stations, over 7,000 miles of water main, 55,000 fire hydrants and 100,00 manholes and cleanouts. Phoenix's water and sewer rates are among the lowest of comparable-sized cities nationwide. Our tap water supplies are in excellent shape due to decades of planning and multiple water sources. The city reuses nearly all of its wastewater on non-edible crops, wetlands and energy production.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact: <br></div> <div>Athena Sanchez</div><div>Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water<br>Cell: 602-621-0507</div><div><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;">Email</span><span style="box-sizing:border-box;">:</span><a href="mailto:%20athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov​​%20" target="_blank"><span style="box-sizing:border-box;"> </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"><strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</strong><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;">​</span></span><strong> </strong></a> <br></div> <p>​ <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept

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