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Take a Bite Out of Phoenix: City of Phoenix Partners with Local First Arizona to Celebrate Local Foodhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2648Environment & Sustainability2/3/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2648/downtown phoenix.JPGTake a Bite Out of Phoenix: City of Phoenix Partners with Local First Arizona to Celebrate Local Food<div class="ExternalClass3669C6E761BB4CD8AAA863BA947B4852"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">J</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ust </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">in time for Super Bowl, the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs and Local First Arizona are teaming up to launch its Phoenix: Let's Eat Local! campaign on Feb. 4 celebrating local restaurant owners, farmers, advocates and more to help build stronger food systems in Phoenix communities.</span></p> <p>“I can't think of a better time to launch this campaign," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “There are so many incredible local restaurants in Phoenix that I hope visitors will be able to try while they are here for the big game. Eating local is the ultimate way to get a taste of what Phoenix is about." </p> <p>Several areas were selected to highlight during the campaign due to the diversity of the Phoenix food scene. Roosevelt Row, Melrose, and Grand offer a well-known food community in the downtown Phoenix area, while Miracle Mile continues to emerge. South Phoenix, Maryvale, Eastlake Park and Nuestro Barrios Unidos features unique local neighborhood character and diversity in population.</p> <p>As a part of the campaign's initiative, the City of Phoenix is working towards making sure all residents have access to affordable, healthy local food options. On March 4, 2020, Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix City Council approved the 2025 Phoenix Food Action Plan, which features a goal to offer healthy food for all by 2050. </p> <p>“When residents support local food, they are supporting Phoenix communities as well as contributing to a more sustainable city," said Environmental Programs Administrator Nancy Allen. “When Phoenix businesses work together to produce, process and distribute food locally, they are also helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."</p> <p>In addition to connecting residents with local food options, the Phoenix Food Systems Program helps connect Phoenix residents with local farmers and food business owners with resources to grow food and operate a more sustainable business. It also empowers residents by educating them on how to grow their own produce. </p> <p>Residents can learn more about the Phoenix: Let's Eat Local! campaign and see a directory of local eateries in various Phoenix areas by visiting <a href="/oep/phxeatlocal" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/oep/PHXeatlocal​</a>. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programsEnvironment
Phoenix PD Awarded Prestigious Accreditationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2647Police2/2/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2647/Newsroom Graphic (1).pngPhoenix PD Awarded Prestigious Accreditation<div class="ExternalClass1DE656AAC3C74636BAFE51BB9DBD85C6"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department is now one of more than 20 statewide agencies that have earned accreditation through the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP).<br><br>The Department has finalized this rigorous self-assessing program which has already improved operations and enhanced transparency. This accreditation is awarded through the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP).<br><br>The process of accreditation began two years ago, in January of 2021. ALEAP is entered into voluntarily and allows for each agency to conduct an internal review of policies and operations to meet 175 specific ALEAP standards. The review culminates with an extensive on-site assessment by a designated ALEAP Assessment Team which examines practices, procedures, management, operations, and support services. The public was also invited to offer input to the assessment team. Accreditation provides another layer of oversight, in which the community can be reassured that our department remains dedicated to providing professional services in a transparent environment.<br><br>Interim Chief Michael Sullivan attended the ALEAP Award Ceremony to accept the accreditation for the Phoenix Police Department. “When it comes down to it, accreditation is about improving overall performance and making sure we are in compliance with proven national standards and best practices,” said Chief Sullivan. “I believe that the Phoenix Police Department is better off today than when we started this process two years ago, and that we are set up for continued success in the years to come.”<br><br>This initial accreditation period is four years with annual reviews and updates to the accreditation standards. At the conclusion of the four-year period, another on site review will be scheduled to renew the accreditation for the Phoenix Police Department.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
One-of-a-Kind Community Garden in Downtown Phoenix Unveiled in Advance of Super Bowl LVII https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2645Parks and Recreation2/1/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2645/Republic-Services-Sustainable-Garden.jpgOne-of-a-Kind Community Garden in Downtown Phoenix Unveiled in Advance of Super Bowl LVII <div class="ExternalClass52D76523A7074B3586179DF3EECFC675"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​​​​City of Phoenix officials, Republic Services and community leaders celebrated the unveiling of the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park Wednesday in downtown Phoenix.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">During a ribbon-cutting event, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari, Republic Services President and CEO Jon Vander Ark and community partners including Phoenix Community Alliance and the Hance Park Conservancy revealed the one-of-a-kind sustainable garden at Margaret T. Hance Park.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“As Phoenix welcomes thousands of visitors to Hance Park for Super Bowl LVII in just a few days, this Republic Services Garden will be a must-see experience,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Public parks and open spaces are essential to healthy communities, and this sustainable garden is an investment that will pay dividends for those visiting and living in our downtown Phoenix community.” </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"I'm thrilled to finally showcase what a sustainable desert garden oasis can look like at Margaret T. Hance Park. Green spaces not only become a symbol of connected, active communities, but demonstrate the City's dedication to making Hance a world-class city destination," Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari said. " This one-acre addition to this downtown gem is sure to wow Super Bowl visitors and will greatly serve residents and families across our city for years to come." </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Fans of Super Bowl LVII, visitors and Phoenix residents will be able to enjoy the  garden, the latest component of the Hance Park Revitalization Project. The garden is sure to be an attraction to residents, visitors and anyone attending the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park. Republic Services is the official Environmental Services Sponsor of the Experience.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In spring of 2022, the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Phoenix-based  Republic Services and Phoenix Community Alliance to announce the construction of the sustainable garden. The Republic Services Charitable Foundation’s $2 million sponsorship helped build the one-acre sustainable oasis featuring native desert plants and shaded walking and seating areas.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Republic’s vision is to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world, so we are proud to be working through our Charitable Foundation on our largest neighborhood revitalization project yet, right here in our hometown of Phoenix,” said Jon Vander Ark, Republic Services president and CEO. “This one-of-a-kind sustainable garden represents our commitment to creating cleaner, healthier and stronger spaces in the neighborhoods where our team members and customers live and work.” </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">When fully complete, the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park will feature 33 native desert plants chosen for their ability to thrive in the Phoenix heat and their low water requirements. The diverse selection of plants will provide a habitat for pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The area includes a recycled steel canopy to shade walking paths, seating areas and swings, and energy efficient LED lighting is included for nighttime use.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Phoenix Parks are essential to a healthy urban environment and this garden will serve as a gathering place where residents and visitors can explore and enjoy nature,” Parks and Recreation Board Chair Kelly Dalton said. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong style="">About the Hance Park Revitalization Project  </strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization">Margaret T. Hance Park Revitalization Project</a> is a public-private partnership led by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, consisting of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Funding for the Hance Park Revitalization Project, estimated at $100 million, will come from public and private sources. City of Phoenix has dedicated $15 million of voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI) funds toward the project. A fundraising campaign is being led by the Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy to generate private funding.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">  </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>About Republic Services, Inc. </strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.republicservices.com/">Republic Services, Inc.</a> is a leader in the environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides customers with the most complete set of products and services, including recycling, solid waste, special waste, hazardous waste, container rental and field services. Republic's industry-leading commitments to advance circularity, reduce emissions and decarbonize operations are helping deliver on its vision to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world. </span></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Help Keep Phoenix Graffiti-Free in 2023https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/neighborhood-services/2646Neighborhood Services2/1/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2646/Newsroom_NSD_0123.pngHelp Keep Phoenix Graffiti-Free in 2023<div class="ExternalClass6344E04634A943D49DF191F9473137BD"><html> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Did you know if you see graffiti in your neighborhood, you can report it and, in most cases, the City of Phoenix will remove it for free? Reporting graffiti is an easy way to help have a positive impact on your community.​ <br style=""><br style="">February 2023 is the ninth annual Graffiti-Free Awareness Month in Phoenix, encouraging residents to help wipe out graffiti in our community. “Graffiti is vandalism, and it detracts from the beauty of our great City," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, who signed a proclamation recognizing the annual event. “We need help from our residents to keep Phoenix clean and send a message that vandalism has no place in our city." <br style=""><br style="">In 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Graffiti Busters used nearly 12,000 gallons of paint to clean up approximately 50,000 sites of graffiti around Phoenix. The Graffiti Busters work seven days a week, tracking down graffiti and responding to reports from residents. Crews can cover or remove up to 200 sites of graffiti every day, at no cost to residents or businesses. <br style=""><br style="">“Our Graffiti Busters work tirelessly helping to make sure our neighborhoods are desirable, safe places to live," said Neighborhood Services Director, Spencer Self. “Fighting graffiti is a collective effort. We rely on reports from our residents so we can respond and remove it as quickly as possible, so it doesn't attract more vandalism." <br style=""></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Graffiti is a crime, so if you catch it in the act, call 911. Otherwise, if you see it in your neighborhood there are three ways you can report it and have it removed: </span></p><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Call</strong><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">: 602-534-4444</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Email</strong><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">: </span><a href="mailto:blight@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">blight@phoenix.gov</span></a><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><p><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Online</strong><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">: myPHX311 </span><a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/myPHX311" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Phoenix.gov/myPHX311</span></a><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">You can also take control of your neighborhood and help wipe out graffiti yourself. “We always encourage our residents to get involved in keeping their neighborhoods clean and free of blight," said Betsy Cable, the program manager. “Residents can get a group of volunteers together for a community clean-up and we will provide color-matched paint and supplies to help erase vandalism in your area." </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The City of Phoenix does need permission from property owners to remove graffiti from private property. You can fill out a permission slip and learn more about getting graffiti removed from your property at </span><a target="_blank" href="/graffiti"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Phoenix.gov/graffiti </span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">. </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Help spread the word on social media with #GraffitiFreePHX.</span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/nsdNewsneighborhood-servicesNSD
Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet at Intersections | Street Transportation Departmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/2643PHXTV2/1/2023 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/If5EkmQuNcoScan the Street for Wheels and Feet at Intersections | Street Transportation Department<div class="ExternalClassBDB4C51D596E4AA5990C817F30B9F9DE"><html> <p>​We all want to get to our destination safely. So be aware of everything happening around you whenever walking, riding, or rolling along our streets. More info: https://www.phoenix.gov/streets​ <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideophxtvPHXTV
PHX Sky Harbor Looks Forward to Welcoming Super Bowl LVII Visitors to AZ; Offers Important Travel Tips https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2642Aviation2/1/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2642/Framed Airport Overview (1)- Media.jpgPHX Sky Harbor Looks Forward to Welcoming Super Bowl LVII Visitors to AZ; Offers Important Travel Tips <div class="ExternalClassCE1E101EFE094CC2B09D126F7527BBFD"><html> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">​​America's Friendliest Airport® is looking forward to welcoming travelers to Arizona for Super Bowl LVII. Various events across the Valley of the Sun including the WM Phoenix Open and the Super Bowl will mean the Airport will be very busy. February 13, the day after Super Bowl LVII, is anticipated to be one of Phoenix Sky Harbor's busiest days on record with a projected 50 percent increase in traffic.  <br style=""></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">“Our staff has been working with airlines, the TSA, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, law enforcement, our restaurant operators and other partners to ensure we are ready to welcome visitors coming in for the Big Game," said Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky. “Phoenix Sky Harbor is no stranger to welcoming visitors to big events and to town for the Super Bowl. With our focus on service as well as recent enhancements we've made to our facilities, we look forward to providing our visitors with an exceptional experience."</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">Here are some tips to make your travel experience smoother:<br></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">If you are planning to rent a car, make sure to reserve your car in advance. Phoenix Sky Harbor is anticipating an increase in car rentals around the Super Bowl and vehicles may be limited for walk-up customers.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">I</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">f you are not renting a car, use Valley Metro Rail to travel between the Airport and downtown Phoenix. The free PHX Sky Train® offers an easy connection between all airport terminals and Valley Metro Rail. After disembarking from the PHX Sky Train®, make sure to purchase your pass from the Valley Metro fare vending machine. Then, take Valley Metro Rail westbound and get off at the 3rd Street/Washington Station for the Phoenix Convention Center, Footprint Center and Chase Field. For Hance Park, use the Roosevelt/Central Ave. or McDowell/Central Ave. stations. It's a quick and easy ride to all Super Bowl LVII activities in downtown Phoenix. For more information on Valley Metro Rail, visit </span><a style="background-color:window;" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/SBgameplan" target="_blank">https://www.valleymetro.org/SBgameplan</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">If you have questions while in the Airport, ask one of our friendly volunteer Navigators in the purple jackets. They will be stationed with Super Bowl volunteers who can answer questions about Super Bowl events.<br> <br><strong style="">Travel Tips for departing passengers, especially on February 13 (the day after the Super Bowl):</strong><br> <br>Remember 5-4-3-2-1.  5 hours before departure - Check out of your hotel; 4 hours before departure – Turn in your rental car; 3 hours before departure – Check in at the Ticket Counter; 2 hours before departure – Get in line at the TSA Security Checkpoint; and 1 hour before departure – Be at your gate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">If you have a Super Bowl program, please place it in your carry-on bag. For questions about carry-on and checked items, visit </span> <a style="background-color:window;" href="http://tsa.gov/" target="_blank">TSA.gov</a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">  And, remember, if you are traveling with needed medications, be sure and place them in your carry-on bag.</span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;">Save time and skip the airline ticket counter - use Early Bag Check. Check your bags before boarding the PHX Sky Train® at the 44th Street Station or at the Rental Car Center Station. Bags must be checked a minimum of 90 minutes before your flight. This service is available for those flying American, Delta, Southwest, or United. No additional charge though individual airline bag fees apply. This service will be available on Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13 only. Learn more at <a href="http://skyharbor.com/superbowl" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/superbowl</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Visit </span> <a style="background-color:window;" href="http://skyharbor.com/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> to check flight status and see what shops and restaurants are near your gate. Many shops both before and after security will be selling an assortment of merchandise for the Big Game.</span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">You can also view security wait times on skyharbor.com and on the flight information screens in the terminals.</span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Looking to save your place and reduce your wait in the TSA Security Checkpoint line?  Use the PHX RESERVE program. Schedule your time prior to arriving at the airport </span> <a style="background-color:window;" href="https://www.skyharbor.com/PHXReserve" target="_blank">on our website</a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">. You can schedule your time up to six days in advance.</span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">If you or someone you will be traveling with has a hidden disability such as dementia or autism, you can reserve a Compassion Cacti™ Lanyard in advance, which signals to employees that you may need extra time, assistance, or patience in the travel process. You can even schedule a Navigator Support Guide to accompany you through the airport. </span> <a style="background-color:window;" href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ShopsFoodServices/services/compassion-corner" target="_blank">Learn more</a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">.</span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">And remember, as you are traveling through, if you See Something Say Something. Report suspicious behavior to law enforcement staff.</span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">​For more travel tips, visit </span><a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/superbowl" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">skyharbor.com/superbowl</span></a><br></span></p> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Review Public Safety Tips for the Super Bowl & Related Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2556City Manager1/31/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2556/Newsroom_SB_Public_Safety.jpgReview Public Safety Tips for the Super Bowl & Related Events<div class="ExternalClassC61CEE7AC991458D9D32E36FD541CA0E"><html> <div class="ExternalClass0C542F714FC14673A4B400C5E1C73B46"> <p>On this page:<br>​<a target="_blank" href="#tips01"><strong>Phoenix Police Department​​</strong></a><br><strong>​</strong><a target="_blank" href="#tips02"><strong>If You See Something, Say Something</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips05"><strong>Dating Safety</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips03"><strong>Human Trafficking</strong></a><br><a target="_blank" href="#tips04"><strong>Fire Department Tips</strong></a></p> <p> ​<br></p> <h2 id="tips01">Phoenix Police Department</h2> <p>Our public safety team is on the ground and ready to keep you up-to-date and safe. Be sure to follow <a href="https://twitter.com/phoenixpolice" target="_blank">@PhoenixPolice</a> ​on Twitter for the latest Phoenix Super Bowl LVII safety alerts.</p> <p>If you have witnesses something or believe something has happened that you are concerned about, please contact the Phoenix Police Department non-emergency number at (602) 262-6151. You can also contact the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) at 1-877-2SAVEAZ (1-877-272-8329).</p> <p>For any emergency situations, please call 911.</p> <h2 id="tips02">If You See Something, Say Something<br></h2> <p>This public awareness campaign was created to raise knowledge regarding criminal activity and possible terrorism-related crimes. The public should report any suspicious behavior and these types of situations immediately.</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>An unattended backpack left in a public space​<br></p> </li> <li> <p>Someone trying to break into a restricted area</p> </li> <li> <p>Acquiring supplies: When someone is purchasing, storing, or stealing explosives, weapons, or ammunition</p> </li> <li> <p>Elicitation: Anyone attempting to gain information about a place, person or operation</p> </li> <li> <p>Test of security: This is usually conducted by driving by a potential target, moving into sensitive areas and observing the responses of security and law enforcement.</p> </li> <li> <p>Surveillance: A target area that will most likely be observed during the planning phase</p> </li> </ul> <p>When reporting suspicious activity remember to give the most accurate information possible. Information reporting may include:</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>Brief description of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Date, time and location of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Physical identifiers of anyone you observe</p> </li> <li> <p>Description of vehicles (i.e. license plate, make, model)</p> </li> <li> <p>Information about where the people involved in suspicious activities may have gone</p> </li> <li> <p>Your contact information (optional)</p> </li> </ul> <p>If something has already happened or you are concerned about something you have witnessed, contact the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) at 1-877-2SAVEAZ (1-877-272-8329)</p> <p>When reporting suspicious activity remember to give the most accurate information possible. Information reporting may include: </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li> <p>Brief description of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Date, time and location of the activity</p> </li> <li> <p>Physical identifiers of anyone you observe</p> </li> <li> <p>Description of vehicles (i.e. license plate, make, model)<br></p> </li> </ul> <h2 id="tips05">Dating Safety</h2><p>With thousands of people around, there are lots of opportunities to meet new people and make new connections. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">B</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ut having a game plan in place for meeting strangers in public places will help keep you safe.</span></p><ul><li>Meet for the first few times in populated, public places. Let a trusted family member or friend know where you are going and who you are meeting, and then arrive early, letting the server or bartender know you are meeting someone for the first time so they can have your back.<br><br></li><li>Be in control of your own transportation, have a way there and a way back home.<br><br></li><li>Keep an eye on your drink and other person belongings.<br><br></li><li>Find more advice on our <a href="/police/dating" target="_blank">dating safety</a> website.</li></ul><p>If you have experienced dating violence, sexual assault, or exploitation, you are not alone and there are resources available to you. The hotlines listed below are available 24/7 and are confidential, with trained staff that can speak multiple languages.</p><ul><li>​<a href="https://www.thehotline.org/" target="_blank"><strong>The National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a> - (800) 799-7233<br><br></li><li> <a href="https://humantraffickinghotline.org/en" target="_blank"> <strong>Human Trafficking Hotline</strong></a> -  (888) 373-7888<br><br></li><li> <a href="https://www.rainn.org/resources" target="_blank"> <strong>National Sexual Assault Hotline </strong></a> - (800) 656-4673</li></ul><p>You can also call the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline (602-279-2900) to learn about victim service programs and resources statewide. Download <a href="https://www.acesdv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ACESDV-program-list_November2021.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>statewide resources (PDF)</strong></a> while local support is also available at the <a href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" target="_blank"><strong>Phoenix Family Advocacy Center</strong></a>. Its staff of trauma-informed detectives, advocates, and nurses are ready to assist you on your path to justice in a safe, comfortable environment. ​<br></p><h2 id="tips03">Human Trafficking<br></h2><p>The Phoenix Police Department's Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit (H.E.A.T.) offer victims of human trafficking the help they need when they see no way out. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please reach out. For more information, visit Humantraffickinghotline.org/<br></p><p>Human trafficking does not discriminate. Anyone can fall victim to it, both men and women. </p><p>The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help, even in highly public settings.</p><p>Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use the following methods to lure victims into trafficking situations:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Violence</p></li><li><p>Manipulation</p></li><li><p>False promises of well-paying jobs</p></li><li><p>Romantic relationships </p></li></ul><p> <strong>Resources:</strong> </p><p>AATN Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network: <a href="https://aatnaz.org/" target="_blank">aatnaz.org</a> or 1-844-400-2286</p><p>National Human Trafficking Hotline: <a href="https://humantraffickinghotline.org/" target="_blank">Humantraffickinghotline.org</a> or 1-888-373-7888</p><p>Language barriers, fear of their traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement frequently keep victims from seeking help, making human trafficking a hidden crime.</p><p>Traffickers look for people who are easy targets for a variety of reasons, including:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Psychological or emotional vulnerability</p></li><li><p>Economic hardship</p></li><li><p>Lack of a social safety net</p></li><li><p>Natural disasters</p></li><li><p>Political instability</p></li></ul><p>The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help, even in highly public settings.</p><p>Many <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/myths-and-misconceptions" target="_blank">myths and misconceptions</a> exist. Recognizing key <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/indicators-human-trafficking" target="_blank">indicators</a> of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/human-interest-stories" target="_blank">save a life</a>. Not all indicators listed are present in every human trafficking situation, and the presence or absence of any of the indicators is not necessarily proof of human trafficking.</p><p>The safety of the public as well as the victim is important. Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to any suspicions. It is up to law enforcement to investigate suspected cases of human trafficking.​<br></p><h2 id="tips04">Fire Department Tips<br></h2><p>Phoenix Fire is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and resources to our community, members, and visitors. Phoenix firefighters save lives and protect property through fire suppression, emergency med ical and transportation services, all-hazards incident management, and community risk reduction efforts. With 58 fire stations strategically placed around the city, Phoenix Fire has all hands-on deck in preparation for the influx of visitors and events within the city. Despite the city's preparation, Phoenix Fire also wants the community to be prepared:</p><p>• If you plan on attending any pregame festivities including concerts; Phoenix Fire encourages you to go prepared. That means, wear sensible shoes and clothing. But most importantly, go hydrated. Although the weather in February should be mild, the Phoenix sun can take its toll on those who are not used to it. ​<br></p><p>• In addition to Super Bowl activities, the City of Phoenix is proud to offer beautiful parks to its residents and visitors. Including more than 35 trails covering 320 miles throughout the city. But with its beauty, comes great responsibility. The Phoenix Fire Department and Parks and Recreation Department encourage everyone to review <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2271" target="_blank">“Take a Hike. Do it Right"</a>. ​​<br></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Downtown Phoenix Super Bowl LVII Events Just Got “Greener” and More Accessible with Light Rail Ticket Partnershiphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/2641Public Transit1/31/2023 6:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2641/Public_Transit_Newsroom_48.jpgDowntown Phoenix Super Bowl LVII Events Just Got “Greener” and More Accessible with Light Rail Ticket Partnership<div class="ExternalClassF4CB822094EC4CB9BF776C14EBC8F0E5"><html> <p> <em>NFL OnePass QR code will serve as valid fare for Valley Metro Rail</em></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Wondering what the best, most convenient way is to access the many events happening in downtown Phoenix for Super Bowl LVII? Connect via light rail, at no additional cost to you! Valley Metro, the Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Downtown Phoenix Inc., with the support of several downtown Phoenix sponsors, have partnered to provide sponsored fares to those attending the Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hance Park. ​<br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“This will be the most sustainable and family-friendly Super Bowl experience yet, thanks in great part to this program,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This program leverages our investment in public transit and our commitment to keeping our city connected and accessible to our diverse community.”​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p>To take advantage, download the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.azsuperbowl.com/onepass/">NFL OnePass app</a> and QR code, located within the Rewards section of the app, which will serve as valid light rail fare for service to/from the events. The OnePass app must be downloaded with the QR code available to present to a fare inspector upon request. The QR code is valid for one adult or family traveling together to the following events:<br></p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nfl.com/super-bowl/event-info/super-bowl-experience/pcc">Phoenix Convention Center</a>, Feb. 4 – 5 and 9 – 11<br></li> <li>Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azsuperbowl.com/hancepark/">Hance Park</a>, Feb. 9 – 12, including the first-ever Official Super Bowl Watch Party presented by Verizon</li> </ul> <p>This partnership builds upon an existing program with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.footprintcenter.com/">Footprint Center</a>, in which their event tickets serve as valid light rail fare, including the Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch, Feb. 6, and the Super Bowl Music Fest, Feb. 9 – 11.<br></p> <p>“In 2015, we broke all ridership records on our light rail system, serving 126,000 on Super Bowl Saturday,” said Phoenix Councilmember and Valley Metro RPTA Board Chair Laura Pastor. “This program will make transit that much more convenient and easy-to-use for our many residents and visitors, many of whom are visiting the Valley for the first time.”<br></p> <p>The program would not be possible without the financial support of the downtown Phoenix business community who care about the downtown and fan experience and appreciate the transit connection, specifically: City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development Department, Visit Phoenix, APS, Arizona State University, Lewis Roca, University of Arizona, SmithGroup and Cordia.<br></p> <p>“The Host Committee is proud to work with Valley Metro to focus on the fan experience at Super Bowl events and to make getting in and around downtown Phoenix as easy as possible,” said Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “Riding Valley Metro Rail gets locals and visitors close to the action, and is a convenient, no-cost transportation option.”</p> <p>Hop on board light rail from any one of the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/getting-there">12 free park-and-rides and five overflow parking lots</a> in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Use the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app">Valley Metro app</a> to plan your travel in advance. Riders can plan a trip, track vehicles in real time and check rider alerts. Learn more: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/sbgameplan">valleymetro.org/sbgameplan</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit

 

 

 

 

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