District 1 Councilwoman Ann O'Brien

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Barrio Brewery Celebrates Grand Opening at the Deer Valley Airporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2990City Council District 11/23/2024 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2990/Newsroom_Council_News_01.jpgBarrio Brewery Celebrates Grand Opening at the Deer Valley Airport<div class="ExternalClassD4D4EF6586F04014964F9A56F2882C1E"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>​Phoenix, AZ -</strong> After three long years of the restaurant space in the Deer Valley Airport (DVT) being closed, Barrio Brewery has officially opened its doors at the Deer Valley Airport. Based in Tucson, this location marks Barrio’s second location in Maricopa County with the first being at the Mesa-Gateway Airport.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Established in 1991, Barrio Brewery holds the distinction of being Arizona's oldest brewery, and the only brewery in Arizona 100% employee-owned. The latest addition at the Deer Valley Airport will feature local microbrews and regional favorites, serving contemporary Mexican cuisine and traditional pub grub. Travelers and neighborhood patrons will be able to enjoy an earthy, down-home, comfortable dining experience. Their hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Friday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“I remember attending many community-based events at the old restaurant in Deer Valley Airport,” said Councilwoman Ann O’Brien. “Like many members of the North Phoenix community, I was thrilled when Barrio Brewery announced their intent to open their second valley location at DVT! I’m even more grateful the team at Kind Hospitality understood the sentimental value the old restaurant held in my constituents’ hearts. They’ve managed to incorporate many of the aspects that made the old restaurant so endearing and nostalgic.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Barrio Brewery will feature a full bar with their local brews, breakfast and lunch/dinner menus, community meeting spaces, private dining rooms, as well as some of the old model planes from the previous restaurant incorporated into their design. Patrons will also be able to bring their growlers in to fill them with their favorite Barrio beer, as well as grab-and-go 6-packs.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">This is sure to be a special evening filled with celebration, featuring delicious hors d'oeuvres and an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>Event Details:</strong> </span> </div> <div> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>What</strong>: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting – Barrio Brewery</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>When</strong>: Tuesday, January 23rd – 5:30pm</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>Where</strong>: Barrio Brewery – Deer Valley Airport (702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027)</span> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>Media Contact</strong>: Derrik Rochwalik, Councilwoman O'Brien's Chief of Staff, derrik.rochwalik@phoenix.gov, call or text (480)202-7347​</span> </li> </ul> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1
Councilwoman Ann O'Brien Announces the Launch of the Phoenix Community Courthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2969City Council District 11/8/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2969/Newsroom_Council_News_01.jpgCouncilwoman Ann O'Brien Announces the Launch of the Phoenix Community Court<div class="ExternalClass590109DE494E4696984CC5C65D4197F8"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​The City of Phoenix officially opened its Community Court this month. Community Court will operate two days a week with two presiding judges. The specialty court will begin hearing cases this week, starting on the 9th.</span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">“This program has been a long time in the making for us in Phoenix. My office has been researching homeless problems and solutions throughout the past two years and came across the successful Community Court model already operational in Mesa,” said Councilwoman Ann O’Brien. </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">The Community Court will operate as a pre-adjudication court system offering homeless individuals who have committed crimes the opportunity to receive services rather than going through the traditional judicial system. Individuals participating in Community Court will be given the options to choose for themselves – services or consequences. Once an individual has been arrested and arraigned, a city prosecutor will determine if the individual is qualified to participate in Community Court based on the level of their crime and housing status. No one charged with aggravated assaults or domestic assault will be qualified to participate in the Community Court program.</span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Once an individual agrees to participate, a navigator will be assigned to them to create an individualized plan that will help to elevate them out of homelessness. If an individual chooses not to follow their personalized plan or to leave Community Court at any point in time, they will be returned to the traditional judiciary court system to proceed with their case. When an individual completes their plan and graduates from Community Court, their charges could be dropped, lowered, or considered time served. </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">“Community Court is a proven model in other municipalities that show when homeless individuals commit low-level crimes, as a result of their conditions, there can be positive outcomes,” Councilwoman O’Brien continued. “We have a responsibility to all our citizens to prosecute crime and to keep our streets clean and neighborhoods safe. However, we also have a responsibility to provide the services needed to ensure people who want to can lift themselves out of homelessness.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Community Courts was one of many solutions published in <a target="_blank" href="/district1site/Documents/Proposed%20Homeless%20Solutions%20Plan.pdf">Councilwoman O’Brien’s Proposed Homeless Solutions​</a> plan released six months ago.</span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> Derrik Rochwalik, Councilwoman O'Brien's Chief of Staff, derrik.rochwalik@phoenix.gov, call or text (480)202-7347</span> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1
Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O'Brien Visits Ennis, Ireland with the Phoenix Sister Cities Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-1/2858City Council District 19/8/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2858/Newsroom_Council_News_01.jpgPhoenix Councilwoman Ann O'Brien Visits Ennis, Ireland with the Phoenix Sister Cities Program<div class="ExternalClass7AD0299FFBE0403A8B04810DA01E7134"><html> <div>​Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O'Brien will be representing the City of Phoenix on a trip to Ennis, Ireland starting this weekend with the Phoenix Sister Cities Program to meet with elected officials and share in customs and cultures. The Sister Cities Program was created to foster relationships between the people of Phoenix and our Sister Cities around the world to promote friendship, peace, and prosperity.<br></div> <div></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The relationship between Ennis, Ireland, and Phoenix, Arizona was established in 1988. Former Phoenix City Councilman Howard Adams was a major influence in the development of the Ennis Sister City Program. The Irish Cultural Center (ICC), located in Downtown Phoenix, was established in 1988 with the installation of the Hunger Memorial, acknowledging the immense loss of life due to the 19th century Potato Famine. Two past Irish presidents, Mary Robinson and Mary MacAleese, have visited the ICC.<br></div> <div></div> <div>“I’m very excited to be representing the City of Phoenix as we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our Sister City relationship with Ennis, Ireland,” said Councilwoman O’Brien. “My own family history with Ireland runs deep and my connection with the Irish Cultural Center is rich. I look forward to continuing to foster stronger relations with my fellow Ennis elected officials and continue the long history of sharing cultures.”<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The most recent Phoenix delegations to Ennis were in 2005 and 2013.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Media Contact: </strong>Derrik Rochwalik, Councilwoman O'Brien's Chief of Staff, ​​derrik.rochwalik@phoenix.gov, call or text (480)202-7347<br><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district1Newsdistrict-1

​Councilwoman Thelda Williams



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