District 1 Councilwoman Ann O'Brien

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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 O’Brien’s Statement on Phoenix Police Investigationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2024City Council District 18/12/2021 8:25:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2024/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgCouncilwoman O’Brien’s Statement on Phoenix Police Investigations<div class="ExternalClass0B11C74991384B44A4534A7271C2BC60"><html>“First, I do NOT condone inappropriate actions from City of Phoenix employees.<br> <br>Two investigative reports into actions of a few members of the Phoenix Police Department were prematurely provided to the media. What was not provided is the City Manager's corrective action plans already developed from the investigation results. The corrective action plans outline the steps that have been and are being taken to address the inappropriate decisions: employees are being reassigned, policies and procedures are being created and updated, and improved trainings are going to be implemented. Furthermore, the Arizona Attorney General's Office is being asked to conduct a criminal and administrative investigation into other employees. <br><br>However, it is important to note that the actions of a few do not represent and entire organization. As a mother, I taught my children to not generalize and never use a blanket statement for an entire group of people based on the actions of a few. I stand with and continue to support the Phoenix Police Department, the organization that continues to protect our families and visitors.<br><br>The City of Phoenix is committed to continuously improve in all areas of constituent services, especially public safety. Therefore, when issues are identified, corrective actions are immediately taken. That is what we are doing!"<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1
Councilwoman O’Brien’s Statement on Department of Justice Investigation https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2015City Council District 18/5/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2015/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgCouncilwoman O’Brien’s Statement on Department of Justice Investigation <div class="ExternalClass9A034CACC2674E04B2F3B720E0B123A7"><html> <p>“Earlier today, the Department of Justice announced an investigation into our Phoenix Police Department.<br><br><strong>Let me be very clear, I stand with our men and women in blue. </strong>Our officers are the first to run into danger and the last to leave. Phoenix police officers keep our neighborhoods and streets safe. The Phoenix Police Department has a proven track record of continuous improvement for many years now.<br><br>The Attorney General correctly states the “risks are enormous" for police to respond to situations of a mental health crisis. This is why I championed, and the City of Phoenix Council voted, to approve $15 million to expand the Community Assistance Program (CAP). These dollars will provide resources so calls for mental health situations can be responded to by public health officials with the proper training. In addition, I voted against cutting any positions from the Phoenix Police Department which would have negatively impacted our communities.<br><br>The City is already facing a shortage in our sworn officers and many are contemplating retirement as soon as it becomes available. I shudder to think what this “investigation" will do to the morale of our officers.<br><br>As Chair of the Public Safety and Justice Council Subcommittee, I will ensure our police know we stand with them and will to continue to support them as they diligently protect our Phoenix families and visitors with integrity."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1
Councilwoman Ann O'Brien's Comment on the Adoption of the Final 2021-22 Budget https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/1954City Council District 16/16/2021 10:52:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1954/Newsroom_Council_Statement_01.jpgCouncilwoman Ann O'Brien's Comment on the Adoption of the Final 2021-22 Budget <div class="ExternalClass8F7DDD008C70470F9E508B533D15529D"><html>First, I want to thank City staff in all the different departments who have put so much time and effort into creating this budget.<br><br>My office has received well over 200 emails and phone calls asking us not to defund the police and to oppose the budget. I want to make this very clear, I do not support reducing or defunding our public safety officers. This budget, as proposed, does NOT defund the police. There has been misinformation passing around claiming the current budget will cut and/or fully defund the police. This is simply inaccurate.<br><br>In fact, this budget actually provides more funding to our public safety department in additional civilian positions created for the expansion of the Community Assistance Program, which will be designed to provide properly trained responders to deescalate situations where police officers may not be involved.<br><br>I supported the budget as written so that our police force can continue to receive the funding they need in order to keep our neighborhoods and communities safe, as well as to actively recruit more officers to maintain the recommended 2.5 officers per 1,000 residents recommendation.<br><br>This 2021-22 budget also helps to address early childhood education attainment for our most vulnerable communities. I believe a proper education for every child is the first step to raising Phoenix to the standards I know we can achieve.<br><br>This budget allocates necessary funding to help address our homeless population and works to create regional solutions with our neighboring municipalities to ensure our City doesn't bear the brunt of helping our vulnerable community members. This budget also provides necessary funds to our transit department which connects our citizens across the City. I hope to work closely with our Public Transit Department over the next year to develop new routes into the northern part of the City.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>Once again, thank you to city staff, who put all their time and effort into creating this budget. And more importantly, thank you to all the Phoenix residents, particularly Council District 1 residents, who participated in this budget process to ensure that everyone had a voice, had an opportunity to advocate for the programs that are important to them, and to share their thoughts and ideas on the future of our city.</span><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 - Transportation 20504157https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EGyIXuYIuF0/hqdefault.jpgOn the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - Transportation 2050https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/4157On this episode of “On the Issues,” Councilwoman Thelda Williams is focusing on transportation and the major expansion of service hours for the city’s buses, funded by Transit 2050 funds, that just kicked off citywide. While the expanded bus service has made it easier and more convenient for residents to get to work, school and shopping, it also has created career opportunities for drivers, mechanics and bus yard staff at the city’s contract bus operators. Phoenix Public Transit Department Director Maria Hyatt is on hand in the studio to discuss the current and planned improvements from Transit 2050, while Dave Todd, Assistant General Manager with Transdev Services, talks about their efforts to recruit new employees to fill the demand for expanded bus service. 0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/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 - Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign and Blockwatch Programs - October 20164051https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xhC0nzHbkcQ/hqdefault.jpgOn the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda Williams - Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign and Blockwatch Programs - October 2016https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtv/video/Video/4051On this episode of “On the Issues,” Councilwoman Thelda Williams discusses the city’s Paint Phoenix Purple campaign to prevent domestic violence with Mo Gallegos, Director of the city of Phoenix Human Services Department. Phoenix is a leader in preventing and ending domestic violence and marks each October as Paint Phoenix Purple to increase awareness. In the second segment, Councilwoman Williams focuses on Blockwatch, G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Interested in Neighborhoods) night and the Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol program, a partnership with the Phoenix Police that certifies block watch groups through classes and training. She’s joined by Sgt. Scott Cain from the Phoenix Police Department and Frank Steinmetz, chair of the Cactus Wren Neighborhood Block Watch. 0x0120D520A8080024BEB85F89C3F04A914B972402332B7A00CAE6754F5A4FF84B9A33352EE2524CFAtext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Video


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