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Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security5/27/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass6B8698F6838A4CA88423A3CF8ACA8BAC"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">General Inform​​ation</h2><h3>Face Mask Requirements After CDC Eases Guidelines</h3><p>In Feb. 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new set of measures that will allow people who are healthy and living in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium community risk level, to stop wearing a face mask in public settings.<a href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253" target="_blank"> As of Feb. 28, 2022, Maricopa County is at a medium risk level, so effective immediately, a face mask will not be required for most City employees</a>.<br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><p></p><h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3><p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3><p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3><p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​​​<br> </p> ​ <h2>​COVID-19 T​​esting<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. A limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: The FDA has extended the shelf-life of iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests. <a target="_blank" href="https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news">Learn more and check the expiration date of your test.</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br><strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">Equality Health​</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/">Family Tree Health Care​</a><br> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are also available at all <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations">17 Phoenix Library Locations​</a>. The tests will be available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.<br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Saturday, May 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><p><strong>Blitz Vendor #2.</strong> United Nations Church <br> 5437 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Monday, May 30, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, May 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> ​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Applications open for next cohort of Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2359Environment & Sustainability5/27/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2359/Newsroom _OEP_001.jpghttps://youtu.be/4amhUQNxkr4Applications open for next cohort of Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program<div class="ExternalClassAA8AC528361B45F59A06825833CE2F45"><html> <p></p>The City of Phoenix is once again accepting applications for entrepreneurs who want to take part in the <a href="/oep/food-training" target="_blank">Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program </a> The 10-week course, taught by Thrive Consultancy, Inc. in partnership with the ASU School of Sustainability, is funded by Phoenix's Office of Environmental Programs (OEP). It helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs create a cooperative -- an employee-owned business -- through classes on business planning, group decision-making, budgeting, marketing, and more.<br><br>Stella McPhee, a farmer of 15 years, came into the Spring 2022 cohort looking for a way to help her 'incubator' (beginning) farmers market their products.<br><br>"It was just a luck opportunity to meet some wonderful people, like-minded people who share the same values," she said, referring to her now-partners in their eventual co-op, Kendra Branham and Elizabeth Ferguson. Now McPhee is excited about not having to bear the weight of farming on her own shoulders alone.<br><br>"When you're doing a cooperative, everybody's sharing the responsibility on their shoulders and so we can problem solve. We can help each other," she said. "It's a really nice way to have some more income coming in where it's not just all you by yourself."<br><br>Ferguson recently graduated with a master's in landscape architecture, and has farming in her family background.<br><br>"I didn't know them at all; we were total strangers," she said of Branham and McPhee. "But we just happened to get along really well, thankfully."<br><br>Ferguson came away with the business know-how to start getting things off the ground.<br><br>"The biggest thing for me... is not really knowing how to get started with a business plan, how to have a business plan to present to get funding, how to create a budget," she said. "And those are all things that [the training program] taught us to do ourselves."<br><br>Branham is a self-described plant nerd who is taking her passion to the next level and looks up to her co-op partners as mentors in the farming process.<br><br>"We're out here, we're in the sun, I'm with somebody who has a lot of knowledge and is actually just excited to share. It really kind of helps enrichen the experience," she said.<br><br>The group is still looking for 2 more people to help them reach cooperative status in Arizona. <br><br><p>The city of Phoenix is funding the upcoming spring cohort, which runs from June 14 to August 18, 2022, for up to 25 applicants. Training sessions will be held in downtown Phoenix each Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 pm. While there is no charge for accepted participants, they are required to commit to full participation and completion of the program. The <a href="https://www.thriveconsultancyinc.com/training-program" target="_blank">application​</a> deadline is June 5, 2022.<br></p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideoenvironmental-programsEnvironment
City of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2357City Manager5/25/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2357/_Newsroom_CityHall_2022.jpgCity of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass0D3075E9D60D4B89AD53D376EA1EDCD6"><html> <p> ​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Here's how City services are affected:​</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Solid Waste Collection</strong>:</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Trash and recycling will be collected as usual. There will be no change in collection day. Please always place your trash and recycling containers four feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> </span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The 27th Avenue and North Gateway</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Transfer Stations</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Library:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, May 30. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/ eResources are available 24/7. Visit </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more details.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parking Meters:</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> All</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">parking meters </span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>:</strong> City of Phoenix Community Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/parks"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Parks</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> and </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trails</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> are open for their regular hours – please review </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</span> </span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">safety guidelines before visiting a trail.</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Pueblo Grande Museum</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Public Transit:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">On Monday, May 30, Valley Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be no RAPID and </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">E</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">xpress bus service. Customer Service </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">will be closed</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Metrocenter, Sunnyslope, Ed Pastor and Central Station transit centers also will be closed.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Visit</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">valleymetro.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more information.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix Sky Harbor Offers Eight Travel Tips to Help You Travel this Memorial Day Weekendhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2355Aviation5/25/2022 3:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2355/newsroom_aviation_084.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor Offers Eight Travel Tips to Help You Travel this Memorial Day Weekend<div class="ExternalClass1DA97C1E9E9441B0900B78EAE1EA804D"><html> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <em>​Read through our helpful travel tips to avoid any last-minute hiccups</em> </span> <br style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <br>PHOENIX – This summer, the travel season rebounds as industry experts predict more Americans will travel this summer than at any time since the start of the pandemic. <br><br>Passenger counts continue to increase across the nation as people begin leisurely traveling again. And with the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Phoenix Sky Harbor is expecting to see an increase in passengers, nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.<br> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:133px;vertical-align:baseline;" class="" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/Passenger%20View_Media.jpg" /><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>Travelers can expect continued <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/health-information" target="_blank">safety protocols</a>. Though masks are no longer mandated for travel, the CDC recommends mask-wearing while traveling. Phoenix Sky Harbor will have face coverings and other PPE items are available for purchase at airport shops and PPE vending machines. Hand-sanitizing stations are still available and other contactless processes will still be followed.<br> <br>Here are a few tips from <strong><em>America's Friendliest Airport</em>® </strong>to help ease the stress of passengers returning to the sky. <br><br><ul><li><strong>Tip #1 – Pack a face covering and other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hand sanitizer. </strong>The Federal Mask Mandate has been lifted; however, the CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks while flying to ensure the safety and well-being of the traveling public, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Some airlines may still require travelers to wear a mask. Check with your airline for specific requirements.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #2 – Traveling internationally? Check your destination's entry requirements. </strong>Some destinations may require a negative COVID-19 test for entry. COVID-19 testing is offered pre-security in Terminal 4 at Treat. The U.S. still also requires a negative test when returning on an international flight. Be sure to check with your airline and destination for specific information.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #3– Reserve your parking in advance. </strong>Enjoy the convenience of <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ParkingTransportation/parking" target="_blank">Sky Harbor Discount Parking</a> and save money while reserving your spot at any of our parking facilities.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #4 – Double-check what's in your bags. </strong>Make sure to look through your bags and review the <a href="http://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring" target="_blank">TSA Prohibited Items List</a> the night before your flight.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #5 – Check the flight status with the airline before coming to the airport to catch a flight or to pick-up/drop-off loved ones. </strong>Flight status can be checked on the airline's website or at skyharbor.com.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #6 – Give yourself extra time. Arrive early and check security wait times online. </strong>If you are traveling domestically, arrive two hours before your flight, three hours if you are traveling internationally. Travelers can also check current TSA security checkpoint wait times on the homepage of <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a> and on the flight information screens in the Airport once they arrive. Traveling in Terminal 4? You can use any security checkpoint to access your gate.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #7 – Reduce your time in the security checkpoint line. </strong>Our PHX RESERVE program allows you to save your space and reduce the wait. Make a reservation up to three days before your flight departs. You'll be provided with a time to enter a designated checkpoint lane where you'll begin the standard security process. This program is open to travelers of any airline, though if you have TSA PreCheck, it's recommended you use the TSA PreCheck Program. <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/beforetraveling/security" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #8 – Reserve your rental car in advance. </strong>No matter where you are traveling, it's always a good idea to reserve your rental car in advance as vehicles may be limited for walk-up customers.</li></ul><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America's Friendliest Airport</em>®</strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Critical Incident Briefing - May 9, 2022 - 7th Street and Bell Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2354Police5/23/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/QrZMZaPwQBYCritical Incident Briefing - May 9, 2022 - 7th Street and Bell Road<div class="ExternalClass1D268148809A42FC856FB8103C2B3700"><html> <strong>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong> <br><br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on May 9, 2022.<br><br>This incident occurred in the area of 7th Street and Bell Road, when residents in the neighborhood called 911. The initial caller told 911 operators that a man broke an apartment window and was last seen walking towards Bell Road. Additional 911 calls were received stating a man had broken a window of a business, thrown bottles at passing vehicles and was acting violently.<br><br>The first two responding officers were flagged down by a witness who told the them the man was still in the parking lot. One of the officers shared the information over the radio for other responding patrol units.<br><br>As the officers drove around the parking lot, they located a man matching the description given. The man was holding a river rock. The two officers discussed a plan for one of them to be ready to use a Taser.<br><br>The officers got out of the patrol car and began giving the man commands to drop the river rock and get on the ground. The man did not comply with the officer’s commands. The man was further than the effective distance of the Taser, so the same officer retrieved a stun bag – an alternative less-lethal option. The man responded by running from the area on foot.<br><br>The man ran across Bell Road and into another shopping area. Once in the second parking lot the man stopped with the river rock still in his hand. There were several patrons on foot and in vehicles as the officers attempted to negotiate with the man. The officer ordered the man to drop the rock, but the man again, did not comply. The officer called for a stun bag again, but the man ran away before the stun bag could be used.<br><br>The foot pursuit continued through the parking lot towards a restaurant. The officer continued to order the man to stop and drop the rock. The man did not. The officer again asked a backup officer for the stun bag. The man temporarily went out of view behind the restaurant but then reappeared in the restaurant’s outdoor patio. The man then lifted the rock in what appears to be a throwing motion and then continued to move toward the restaurant’s side door.<br><br>As the man approached the side door, the officer issued commands not to enter the restaurant. The man again did not comply which resulted in the officer-involved shooting. The man fell inside the restaurant, and officers moved in to detain him and render aid.<br><br>After the shooting, officers attempted to restrain the man as he continued to pull his arm away and kick the officers. The officers were able to secure the man and provide aid to include putting on a tourniquet. The river rock was found next to the man. No other citizens or officers were injured during this incident.<br><br>The man was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for fifteen years and is assigned to the Black Mountain Precinct.<br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
New Shelter Opens in Phoenix Offering Heat Relief and Services for 200 People Experiencing Homelessnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2353Human Services5/19/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/DghnsnD-KvcNew Shelter Opens in Phoenix Offering Heat Relief and Services for 200 People Experiencing Homelessness<div class="ExternalClassB249F91E0EFE42B882B508A50F4E2C27"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix and Maricopa County partnered to open a facility in central Phoenix that will provide day and nighttime relief from the summer heat for 200 people experiencing homelessness.<br><br>“Arizona's summer heat can be deadly. We need to ensure that everyone, especially our most vulnerable residents, has a safe place to stay cool during our hottest months," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This shelter is just one part of the City of Phoenix's strong commitment to leading with services and connecting those who are unsheltered with the appropriate resources."<br><br>The facility, owned by the City of Phoenix, is located near 28th and Washington Streets. The shelter is a closed campus, meaning there are no walk-up services and clients need to be referred to the facility by a caseworker. One unique aspect of this project is it prioritizes serving people experiencing homelessness in the surrounding neighborhood.<br><br>“It's really tough to have a conversation of bringing a shelter to a community, but I understood the need in our city and in my district and the importance of it," District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia said. “There had to be a process to talk to the folks around here and make sure that this became an asset for the community around this shelter. This shelter is not only adding bed space, but it is also making sure that it has the resources wrapped around people sleeping here. The services provided will hopefully set them on a path to be permanently housed. I'm grateful for our partnership with the neighborhood, City staff, St. Vincent de Paul, and Maricopa County. I know that we are all invested in this being a successful model that can be replicated." <br><br>People staying at the facility will have dedicated beds to sleep in, access to three meals each day, showers, and a secure place to store their belongings. Pets are also welcome. St. Vincent de Paul will operate the center and provide comprehensive case management services to each resident. Staff will be able to assist individuals with obtaining identification, accessing medical and financial services and connecting to employment and housing opportunities.<br><br>“It's a great privilege and responsibility to be one of the lead partners on this pilot program," said Jessica Berg, Saint Vincent de Paul Chief Program Officer. “We like to think that City and County chose SVdP for not only our proven track record of running a successful shelter, but also for our culture of dignified service, kindness and working collaboratively with our neighbors. Together, we will save lives this summer, get more people into housing, and build a better community for all of us."<br><br>The City and the County divided funding for the project through American Rescue Plan Act funds. The City of Phoenix contributed $2.6 million, and the County contributed more than $2 million.<br><br>“With homelessness increasing across the region, we need to address both the immediate and long-term needs of individuals and communities. This partnership achieves that," said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, Supervisor for District 3. “First, it provides shelter that will literally save lives during the intense summer heat. Second, it connects people experiencing homelessness to resources that can help them find jobs and permanent housing." <br><br>The heat relief location will be open and operating through this joint funding model through October 31, 2022, with the goal of the City continuing year-round operations through 2024.<br><br>Learn more about how to manage the extreme heat of summer visit <a target="_blank" href="/heatsite">Phoenix.gov/HeatSite</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.heataz.org/">HeatAZ.org</a>. <br><br>Find cooling stations and water through the Heat Relief Network: <a target="_blank" href="https://hrn.azmag.gov/">https://hrn.azmag.gov</a>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideohuman-servicesHS
Critical Incident Briefing: May 1, 2022 – 19th Avenue and Southernhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2351Police5/13/2022 9:49:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/HC2wOINZOnMCritical Incident Briefing: May 1, 2022 – 19th Avenue and Southern<div class="ExternalClass66119E6225964D719E64467797E4FE36"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on May 1, 2022.<br><br>This incident occurred in the area of 19th Avenue and Southern Avenue. An officer was at a gas station in the area, working through an unrelated call for service, when he was notified by a community member about a man nearby who was waiving a machete. The officer saw the adult male suspect walk south along 19th Avenue on the sidewalk waving the machete around, before eventually walking into a vacant dirt lot. The officer called for backup and tried to keep the suspect contained to the dirt lot, away from any other community members.<br><br>The second officer arrived on scene and positioned herself and her vehicle between the suspect and 19th Avenue in an attempt to keep him away from the roadway, which was busy with vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The suspect ignored the officer and continued walking southbound along 19th Avenue, and eventually into the roadway.<br><br>The third officer to arrive on scene retrieved a less lethal stunbag shotgun from his patrol vehicle before approaching the suspect. He gave multiple commands for the suspect to drop the weapon, and then used the stunbag shotgun when the suspect approached him. The stunbag rounds had minimal effect on the suspect, causing him only to pause for a moment before advancing toward the officer again. At this point, the officer dropped the stunbag and fired his duty weapon, striking the suspect and causing him to fall to the ground.  <br><br>When the suspect fell to the ground, he dropped the machete. Officers were able to move it away as they approached him to take him into custody and begin first-aid. The officers continued to provide aid until the Phoenix Fire Department arrived and assumed care before transporting the suspect to a local hospital for treatment.<br><br>The suspect remains hospitalized, and upon release, will be booked into jail for aggravated assault on a police officer.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for 2 years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Mayor Gallego Announces Blue Bank to Foster Innovation in Water Conservationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/2350Mayor's Office5/12/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2350/cooling tower at Sky Harbor.pngMayor Gallego Announces Blue Bank to Foster Innovation in Water Conservation<div class="ExternalClass7248EBCDBF2F4C1B9895964E6D68923B"><html> <p></p> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego and members of the Phoenix City Council have voted unanimously to make new funding available to companies interested in using a leading-edge technology to save water and protect the environment. </p> <p>The new 'Blue Bank' is a partnership between the city, the <a target="_blank" href="https://thebluebank.org/" title="BlueCommons Fund">New Venture Fund's BlueCommons</a> project, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation's <a target="_blank" href="https://businessforwater.org/about" title="Business for Water Stewardship">Business for Water Stewardship</a> (BWS) program. BlueCommons and BWS will provide loans to qualified companies that want to incorporate cooling tower projects in their own buildings and campuses. </p> <p>A highly successful, large-scale cooling tower water treatment technology pioneered at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the basis of this grant program. Cooling towers are used in industry-scale air conditioning systems – like those at the airport. Because of the hard water in the Phoenix area, corrosion happens quickly, clogging the system with mineral deposits.  The deposits reduce efficiency of the systems, causing them to use more water; they can also require harsh chemicals to remove. By using ingenuity and experimentation, engineers at the airport found that by combining a water softening system with an environmentally friendly disinfectant generator on the cooling towers at Terminal 3, 4, and the Rental Car Center, the results were dramatic. There was a vast reduction in the chemicals needed to keep the pipes clean, and a <strong>savings of 31 million gallons of water</strong> in Terminal 4 alone. Plus, cooling water can now cycle through the towers 3.5 to six times before it must be discarded – another significant improvement.  </p> <p>Through the non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) approved Wednesday, Phoenix will be responsible for identifying companies that are potentially ready to adopt this technology. BlueCommons and BWS can choose to provide project funding for qualified companies. The hope is to create a rotating funding mechanism for future projects. ​<br></p> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office

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