District 1 Councilwoman Ann O'Brien

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Statement from Councilwoman Ann O'Brien Regarding Council Vote on Mandatory Vaccinehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2151City Council District 111/23/2021 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2151/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Ann O'Brien Regarding Council Vote on Mandatory Vaccine<div class="ExternalClassD5B10BDD81A744C8B400C3CCE0A44077"><html> <p>​"As I've already said, this federal mandate regarding vaccinations for Phoenix employees is a complete overreach of the federal government. This mandate is incredibly problematic because of its negative impacts on city staffing and how it will affect the way city services are delivered to our community - particularly with our police officers and firefighters. <br><br>It is a very important topic that I believe should be discussed in public and not behind closed doors to give our employees and the community a chance to weigh in. <br><br>Today, I have asked the Mayor to prioritize this issue and bring it to the forefront by including it on the next Council Policy agenda on Dec. 7th for discussion and a vote. The Mayor has agreed to place this item on the agenda and understands the importance of this discussion, which is why it will be the only item on the agenda. Employees and community members deserve the opportunity to voice their opinions and to hear from each Council member. The public MUST be included in the conversation.<br><br>I am not anti-vaccine; I am anti-mandates. I am pro-personal choice and I believe that Phoenix employees will do the right thing and make decisions that are best for themselves and their families. <br><br>On Dec. 7, I encourage the public to let their opinions be heard about this Executive Order – an issue that has negatively impacted the morale of our employees, an issue that has divided our organization and an issue that could greatly affect the city services we provide."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1
Statement from Councilwoman Ann O'Brien on Vaccine Mandates for City of Phoenix Employeeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2146City Council District 111/20/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2146/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Ann O'Brien on Vaccine Mandates for City of Phoenix Employees<div class="ExternalClass878F8B8F63D544919CB104863BD392C2"><html>"Last week, the City announced their requirement to follow the Executive Order (EO) issued by President Biden mandating vaccines for all federal employees and federal contractors. Based on the language of his EO and due to our many federal contracts, the City of Phoenix is treated as a federal contractor and therefore is required to mandate that all our employees be fully vaccinated no later than January 18. <br><br>This mandate will have a negative impact on the city's staffing, which ultimately affects the city services we provide the community. Even worse, this mandate will negatively impact employee morale. <br><br>I am not anti-vaccine, I am anti-mandate. Almost every city, town and state have a contract with the federal government, meaning all employees of such are now mandated to get the vaccine. This is overreach at its finest! A medical decision should be made with an individual's doctor not by the government.<br><br>I am pro personal responsibility and am confident that all Phoenix employees – our police officers, firefighters, solid waste collectors, streets maintenance workers, park rangers, and many more – are all capable of making the right decisions for themselves and their families."<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1
Sneak peek of the new Adelante Healthcare facility near Metro Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2099City Council District 19/15/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/90JZdJ0hFqMSneak peek of the new Adelante Healthcare facility near Metro Center<div class="ExternalClassDFA1BCAA26004C05B2615AB49A47C849"><html> <div>Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with local business owners and community leaders, got a sneak peek of the new Adelante Healthcare facility located in the redeveloped Metro Pavilion, adjacent to the Metrocenter Mall. The healthcare facility will serve as a one-stop shop for the public’s medical needs, including dental, pediatric and lab work. The 40,000 square foot facility opens at the end of September 2021.​​<br></div> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Videodistrict-1
Sneak peek of the new Adelante Healthcare facility near Metro Center https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2066City Council District 19/15/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/90JZdJ0hFqMSneak peek of the new Adelante Healthcare facility near Metro Center <div class="ExternalClassAB8BCB503CC441ED918F092AC802990C"><html>Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with local business owners and community leaders, got a sneak peek of the new Adelante Healthcare facility located in the redeveloped Metro Pavilion, adjacent to the Metrocenter Mall. The healthcare facility will serve as a one-stop shop for the public’s medical needs, including dental, pediatric and lab work. The 40,000 square foot facility opens at the end of September 2021.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Videodistrict-1
Statement from Councilwoman O’Brien on Phoenix’s Next City Managerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2048City Council District 19/1/2021 8:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2048/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgStatement from Councilwoman O’Brien on Phoenix’s Next City Manager<div class="ExternalClass3C7F07729D4E4C8B98B2C796F6B6E702"><html>​“When I took office in April, one of the friendly faces that welcomed me in my new role was Jeff Barton. <br><br>Since then, my encounters with him as Phoenix's Assistant City Manager have been nothing short of professional. He is a problem solver, who approaches opportunities with honesty, integrity and sound strategy. During the COVID-induced recession, he was laser focused on ensuring no city services or programs were cut because these services were essential to residents, now more than ever. His innovative use of COVID relief funds is appreciated by many residents in need and has been lauded by the Government Finance Officers Association and his peers nationwide. <br><br>I am most impressed with Jeff's calm approach to difficult situations. He is always prepared and well-informed and presents pragmatic solutions. Raised by his grandmother in Pennsylvania, he understands the challenges that many Phoenix residents are experiencing. <br><br>Along with my colleagues in the city council, I look forward to working with Jeff to continue to make the 5th largest city in the nation a world-class city."<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1



​Councilwoman Thelda Williams

 

 

On the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - Phoenix Sister Cities and Chinese Week4331https://i.ytimg.com/vi/1C6HjWh2Xvg/hqdefault.jpgOn the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - Phoenix Sister Cities and Chinese Weekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/4331On this episode of “On the Issues,” Councilwoman Thelda Williams highlights the importance of the Phoenix Sister Cities program in fostering relationships between the residents of Phoenix and it’s sister cities through economic development and education and cultural exchange programs. In the first half of the show, Councilwoman Williams explores the Sister Cities Program with Protocol Program Administrator Paula West. In the second half of the show, the councilwoman and Paula are joined by Elaine Wong, president of Phoenix Chinese Week, to learn more about this year’s Chinese Week festivities, held each February in Phoenix at Margaret T. Hance Park. For more information: http://phoenixsistercities.org http://phoenixchineseweek.org0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
On the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - Animal and Domestic Violence and Deer Valley Airport5067https://i.ytimg.com/vi/wU1sJ3lQm3g/hqdefault.jpgOn the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - Animal and Domestic Violence and Deer Valley Airporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/5067On this episode of "On the Issues," Councilwoman Thelda Williams discusses the connection between domestic violence and animal abuse with City Prosecutor Vicki Hill and Elizabeth Ortiz of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorney's Advisory Council. Later in the show, Councilwoman Williams sits down with Deer Valley Airport Manager Ed Faron to discuss development at Deer Valley Airport, including hanger development, west perimeter road reconstruction, new signage and more.0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
On the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - Metrocenter and Redevelopment4223https://i.ytimg.com/vi/gJqvj9EXp5o/hqdefault.jpgOn the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - Metrocenter and Redevelopmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/4223On this episode of “On the Issues,” Councilwoman Thelda Williams is focused on redevelopment projects in District 1, especially planned renovations for Metrocenter Mall. The councilwoman interviews Christine Mackay, director of the city’s Community and Economic Development Department, about redevelopment throughout District 1 and how plans for Metrocenter will impact economic development in the city. Then she talks with Warren Fink, COO of the Carlyle Development Group, the firm redeveloping Metrocenter Mall about their plans for creating a mixed-use development at the site. 0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
On the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - K9 Dogs with the Fire and Police Departments6466https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0DXGgutNcEU/hqdefault.jpgOn the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - K9 Dogs with the Fire and Police Departmentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6466On this edition of On the Issues, Councilwoman Thelda Williams talks with Capt. Robby Simpson of the Phoenix Fire Department about Sonny, an Accelerant Detection K9, the newest member of the Fire Investigations Unit. Then Councilwoman Williams meets Jax, a police K9 and his handler, Officer Lisa Fisher and finds out how K9 officers in the Police Department assist Police Officers. The show ends with "Williams 'n Wags", a new segment with Kelsey Dickerson from the Arizona Humane Society, featuring Sparky, a senior pup that is available for adoption. #K9 #pets #dogs0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video
Domestic Violence Awareness - Paint Phoenix Purple - Councilmember Thelda Williams6713https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xEnqEvWmuIM/hqdefault.jpgDomestic Violence Awareness - Paint Phoenix Purple - Councilmember Thelda Williamshttps://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/6713Domestic Violence is one of the most widespread and dangerous health and safety challenges in our community today. Paint Phoenix Purple is a local awareness campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private, and public organizations. For more information: http://paintphoenixpurple.org/ 0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video


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