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Phoenix by the Numbers - Highlights from 2017Phoenix by the Numbers - Highlights from 2017<div class="ExternalClass2B460E2E2B50478E95D1BA9282E75562"><p>​<br></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>As the city of Phoenix closes out 2017, the organization is releasing its annual "By the Numbers" summary. The summary offers a snapshot of public service accomplishments, large and small, that improved quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors. Counting the highlights:<br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>14,257,800</strong></span> – Seconds of coding education provided<a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/20777/3/"> via CodePHX </a>in 2017, a joint program of the Parks and Recreation and Library departments to provide robotics, 3-D modeling and coding classes for youth ages 4 to 17 <a href="/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fpiosite%2FMediaAssets%2F2017%2520by%2520the%2520numbers%2Ejpg"><img alt="2017 by the numbers-small.jpg" src="/Media%20Assets/2017%20by%20the%20numbers-small.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:553px;float:right;" /></a>citywide.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>First!</strong></span><strong> – </strong><a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21033/6/">Sky Harbor International Airport</a> was one of the first among major airports in the United States to join the social media platform Snapchat, this year.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>58.7 Billion</strong></span><strong> –</strong> Gallons of wastewater treated and reused by the Water Services Department <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21034/9/">for sustainable purposes</a>.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>245,122 </strong></span>– Sheets of letter-sized paper saved through the use of the new <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21035/10/">Online Electronic Plan Submittals </a>process in the Planning & Development Department in 2017.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>3</strong></span><strong> –</strong> Number of national awards the Public Works Department won for its sustainability and recycling efforts, including for the development of the city's <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21036/11/">27<sup>th</sup> Avenue compost facility, the first Envision-certified solid waste infrastructure project</a> in the United States.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>1.5 Tons</strong></span><strong> – </strong>Amount of broccoli served as part of <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21037/12/">154,151 meals at Phoenix senior centers</a>.  The Human Services Department also served 54,261 (broccoli-free) morning snacks.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>134,000</strong></span> – Pages of public records published by the <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21038/13/">City Clerk Department</a> in 2017, including City Council agendas and results, lobbyist, election, and contract information.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>5,761</strong></span><strong> – </strong>Number of individual <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21039/14/">public records requests</a> received by the Communications Office in 2017.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>19</strong></span><strong> </strong>– Graduates of the Housing Department's <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21040/15/">Family Self-Sufficiency Program</a>, which supports financial independence through job training, budgeting education, and help with saving for a home. By the end of the program graduates had a  combined total of $113,099 in personal savings for homeownership.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>45 Years</strong></span> – Anniversary of the <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21041/21/">Phoenix Convention Center</a> (PCC), formerly known as the Phoenix Civic Plaza, which opened on Sept. 28, 1972. In 2017, Visit Phoenix reports that PCC welcomed 279,061 attendees with an overall estimated direct spending impact of $399,934,291.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Over 1.1 Million Stargazers</strong></span><strong> – </strong>Number of people reached by the city's <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/20371/22/">PHXCityCam</a> meteor post on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>900+</strong></span><strong> </strong>– Pool of small businesses, minority and women-owned companies that are <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/12607/23/">certified by the Equal Opportunity Department</a> to provide goods and services for the city.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>22,773</strong></span><strong> </strong>– Number of Phoenix residents educated by the Public Works Department's <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21042/24/">zero waste team about waste diversion,</a> through outreach at events, presentations in school classrooms, and tours of the city's transfer stations. The number is more than double from last year. <br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>16 Minutes</strong></span><strong> – </strong>Length of national coverage from renowned journalist Katie Couric in Yahoo News' docuseries <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21043/25/">"Cities Rising: Rebuilding of America.</a>" The production highlighted Phoenix's resurgence after the recession.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>14 Million </strong></span>– Number of pageviews on <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/522/26/">phoenix.gov</a> in 2017, which included visitors from 193 countries around the globe.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>98 Percent </strong></span>– Average occupancy rate in the city's Affordable Housing multi-family communities.}<br><b style="text-decoration-line:underline;">384,380 Visitors</b> – Who frequented <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/13200/27/">Parks and Recreation Department</a> trails at Camelback Mountain.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>9,800 Gallons</strong></span> – Amount of paint used by the city's <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21044/28/">Graffiti Busters program</a> to clean up alleys in 2017.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>23,796 Miles</strong></span> – Miles of new flights originating at Sky Harbor International Airport.<br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>19,664 Meals</strong></span> – Served this year as part of "Kids Café," a partnership with St. Mary's Foodbank to provide a nutritious meal and an educational activity at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/21045/29/">8 Phoenix Libraries.</a><br><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>100,000</strong></span> – Streetlights slated to be converted to <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/20586/30/">energy-efficient LEDs</a>, starting this year.<br><b style="text-decoration-line:underline;">43,383,528</b><strong> – </strong>Passengers served by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.<br><strong><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">5,000</span> – </strong>Number of terracotta triangle baguettes used in the construction of the <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1357744/604673/20335/31/">Bloomcanopy shade structure</a> as part of the Office of Arts & Culture's Public Art Program.<br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:left;">For information on these and other successes from 2017, contact the City of Phoenix Communications Office at 602-262-7177, or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p><p><br></p></div>12/22/2017 11:00:00 PMMatthew Heil602-534-0108