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By the Numbers - Phoenix Facts From 2018By the Numbers - Phoenix Facts From 2018<div class="ExternalClass4FFAEA7505EB49A292E01D58B9819E01"><p>​<img src="/piosite/MediaAssets/4UpC.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:800px;height:343px;" /></p><p><span style="font-size:small;"><em>Clockwise from top left: Library employees helping students succeed, the rewards of recycling, </em></span><em style="font-size:small;">pet power, and </em><em style="font-size:small;">public safety personnel helping through hurricane emergency response are part of Phoenix by the Numbers 2018.</em></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;">With the arrival of the new year, Phoenix takes its annual look back at 2018, pulling from the vast variety of data that city programs and services generate every year. Following is a snapshot of public service accomplishments, large and small, that improved quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors. Counting the highlights:</span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>First Ever</strong></span><strong><span> </span>–<span> </span></strong>Starfish Place became the first long-term housing facility for human trafficking victims and their families in the United States.</span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>8,940 Minutes</strong></span><strong><span> </span>–</strong><span> </span>Total time of City Council meetings broadcast on PHXTV, including Policy, Formal, and Subcommittee meetings.</span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>153,695 Tons</strong></span><span> </span>– The amount of recycling processed by the Public Works Department, equivalent to the weight of 14,400 school buses!</span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Nearly 1,200</strong></span><span> </span>– Number of comment cards submitted at 22 Formal City Council meetings. </span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>4,806 Furry Friend Hours</strong></span><strong><span> </span>-<span> </span></strong>Time that pet therapy dogs provided tail-wagging comfort to visitors at Sky Harbor International Airport.</span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>5,343 Responses</strong></span><strong><span> </span>–<span> </span></strong>Calls for service responded to in 2018 by PHX C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Engagement & Services) provided to people experiencing homelessness in Phoenix.<strong><span> </span></strong>Learn more at phoenix.gov/phxcares.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>45</strong></span><strong><span> </span>–<span> </span></strong>Number of Police and Fire staff who were deployed as part of a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Incident support team in response to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Team members provided 82 rescues by air and ground, and 16 animal rescues.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>115 Billion</strong></span><strong><span> </span>–<span> </span></strong>Gallons of clean water produced by the Water Services Department (enough to fill 174,393 Olympic-sized pools).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>864,383 Guests</strong></span><strong><span> </span>–<span> </span></strong>Number of patrons at Phoenix Convention Center events and venues in 2018. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>3,723</strong></span><span> </span>– Construction permits issued by the Planning & Development Department for new homes.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>66,108 Exercise Gurus</strong></span><strong><span> </span></strong>– Attendees participating in Phoenix senior center exercise classes (including aerobics, ballroom dance, line dancing, Pilates, ping pong, Tai Chi and yoga).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>14,879</strong></span><span> </span>– Youth and adults served by College Depot, the free, full-service college access center located at Phoenix Public Library (bonus fact – staff helped with 1,335 applications for federal student aid).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;">For information on these and other fascinating facts from 2018, contact the city of Phoenix Communications Office at 602-262-7177, or e-mail<span> </span><a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">contactus@phoenix.gov</font></span></a>.</span></p></div>1/14/2019 5:00:00 PMMatthew Heil602-534-0108