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Phoenix City Council Appoints Carlos Galindo-Elvira to Fill District 7 Council Seat Until Special Election https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/3072Articles and Features4/10/2024 1:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3072/Newsroom_CouncilmemberGalindoElvira_April2024.pngPhoenix City Council Appoints Carlos Galindo-Elvira to Fill District 7 Council Seat Until Special Election <div class="ExternalClass6D40819CBF48470DB114B0A4C83E7461"><html> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">The Phoenix City Council has appointed </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">Carlos Galindo-Elvira</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> to serve as the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">District</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">7</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> Councilmember until a special election is held. That special election will </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">determine</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">C</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">ouncilmember to fill the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remainder</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> of the term, which runs through 20</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">24</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">.</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">The City Charter </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">states</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> that when a vacancy occurs with more than one year </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remaining</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> in the term, the City Council must appoint an individual to fill the vacancy until a special election is held to fill the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remainder</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> of the term.</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Please visit the following website to learn more about the City Council vacancy process and timeline: </span> <a href="/cityclerk/elections/november-election-24/vacancy" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Council Vacancy Information - District 7 (phoenix.gov)</span></span></a>. </p><p> </p> </div> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Former Mayor Thelda Williams, Steadfast Champion of City’s Transit and Water Infrastructure, Dies at 82 https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/2924Articles and Features11/17/2023 1:30:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/uQ5jHSSCv3c?si=hITRVOjUURyyZllMFormer Mayor Thelda Williams, Steadfast Champion of City’s Transit and Water Infrastructure, Dies at 82 <div class="ExternalClass24B7158DE5734E19AB527B4F7F6EEB4B"><html> <p>​Flags Ordered to Fly at Half-Staff at City of Phoenix Sites <br></p><p>Former Mayor Thelda Williams, the only person to ever serve as the city's top official on three separate occasions who served on the City Council for more than 20 years, died Tuesday night (Nov. 14) after a brief battle with cancer. She was 82.</p><p>“Thelda Williams's service to our city has touched and improved the lives of everyone who lives here—from improving Sky Harbor International Airport to strengthening our transit system to making sure that we use our water wisely," Mayor Kate Gallego said. “She cared deeply about Phoenix's people and its future, and her legacy will endure far beyond our lifetimes. We mourn her loss, and her large City family extends our heartfelt condolences to her family who she treasured so much."</p><p>The city will lower flags at its facilities in honor of Williams through Tuesday at sunset.</p><p>To honor Williams, the City Council recently voted to <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/2739" target="_blank">name the new transit</a> center at Metrocenter after her. In 2019, the city, along with the Downtown Phoenix Partnership and PetSmart Charities, built the “<a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2019/03/19/phoenix-opens-first-downtown-dog-park-thelda-williams-paw-pup-park/3168137002/" target="_blank">Thelda Williams Paw-Pup Dog Park</a>," downtown Phoenix's first dog park. Williams was a devout animal lover and spearheaded multiple City policies to protect dogs.</p><p>“Thelda Williams was a dear friend and colleague," Councilwoman Debra Stark, who served with Williams, said. “I am deeply saddened about her passing, as she impacted so many lives, as well as my own. She was an ally on the Council, but also a force to be reckoned with. I take solace in knowing she lived a full and accomplished life. We owe a debt of gratitude to Thelda for her many years of public service and contributions to the City of Phoenix. Thelda will be so missed."</p><p>“Thelda Williams leaves behind a legacy for all of Phoenix that cannot be outshined," Councilwoman Ann O'Brien, who succeeded Williams on the City Council, said. “She was a role model, a mentor, a Jeopardy question, the only person to have served as the mayor three separate times, and a friend. She will be deeply missed and leaves behind a pair of shoes that will be impossible to fill. District 1 and all of Phoenix saw exponential growth under Thelda's leadership. We would not be where we are today as a city if it weren't for Thelda's service."</p><p>Williams first began serving on the City Council in 1989, and unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 1995. After departing the Council, she ran again in 2007 and served through 2021 after her third consecutive term expired. After the resignations of Mayors Paul Johnson, Terry Goddard and Greg Stanton, who each ran for a different office, she was selected by her City Council colleagues to serve as interim mayor.</p><p>Williams also served as the City's vice mayor, chair of the City Council's Transportation Infrastructure and Planning Subcommittee, and as chair of the Valley Metro Rail board.</p><p>Williams is survived by her son Murry and daughter Cyndi, as well as three grandsons: Matt Smith, a Phoenix police officer, and Ben and John Williams. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mel, a former Phoenix police officer, and her daughter Chris.​<br><br></p> </html></div>VideoarticleArticle
22 Ways Phoenix Has Grown Since its Last World Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/2905Articles and Features10/30/2023 5:14:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2905/WorldSeries_Newsroom_Oct2023.png22 Ways Phoenix Has Grown Since its Last World Series<div class="ExternalClass50229F8240B8442ABAD7B5BCF3564BA5"><html> <div class="ExternalClassEC66BA79CD6041AFAF2D87C5DB0B0C57"> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>The home of Super Bowl LVII, the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four, and the WNBA All-Star Game is now proud to host the Fall Classic as Phoenicians watch their Arizona Diamondbacks continue their historic run to win a second World Series trophy. The City of Phoenix is proud to support its hometown team, while providing a safe, fun experience for those with tickets to the game or those wanting to enjoy the festive downtown atmosphere. <br></p><p>While the City of Phoenix is no stranger to hosting major events, it has been 22 years since the Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series, and over the last two decades, Phoenix has exploded. Here are 22 ways Phoenix has grown in the last 22 years:  <br></p><p><strong>1.</strong> In 2001, Phoenix was the 6th largest city in the country with approximately 1.3 million residents. In 2023, Phoenix has risen to 5th largest with 1.6 million calling the desert oasis home.  <br></p><p><strong>2.</strong> Downtown Phoenix is where education, innovation, and opportunity converge to create an electrifying community! Since 2001, 12,110 residential units have been built downtown. An additional 3,897 units are currently under construction.  <br></p><p><strong>3. </strong>With Arizona State University’s addition of a Downtown campus,  more than 15,000 students are now attending classes Downtown, compared to zero in 2001.  <br></p><p><strong>4.</strong> The population of downtown Phoenix has tripled since 2001.  <br></p><p><strong>5.</strong> There are currently more than 230 bars and restaurants in downtown Phoenix. In 2001, there was well below 100.   <br></p><p><strong>6.</strong> The City has seen a nearly 150 percent increase in businesses in downtown Phoenix since 2001 and nearly 80 percent are locally owned and operated.  <br></p><p><strong>7. </strong>Several other downtown points of interest were built since 2001:  <br></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><p>Arizona Financial Theater  <br></p></li><li><p>Japanese Friendship Garden  <br></p></li><li><p>Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse  <br></p></li><li><p>Arizona State University Downtown Campus/Thunderbird School of Global Management  <br></p></li><li><p>UA College of Medicine and Phoenix Bioscience Core  <br></p></li><li><p>Bioscience High School  <br></p></li><li><p>Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel  <br></p></li><li><p>Westin/Freeport McMoRan  <br></p></li><li><p>Phoenix Children’s Museum  <br></p></li><li><p>CityScape  <br></p></li><li><p>Block 23  <br></p></li><li><p>Valley Metro Light Rail   <br></p></li><li><p>Phoenix Convention Center (formally known as Civic Plaza)/ Symphony Hall – renovations took place in 2009 to connect the two facilities <br></p></li><li><p>Civic Space Park  <br></p></li><li><p>Hanny’s was still an abandoned department store  </p></li></ul><p><strong>8. </strong>Phoenix has worked hard to ensure the growth is sustainable. For example, In 2001, the City of Phoenix’s annual water usage was about 111 billion gallons. Even with an increase to our service population, in 2022, the City reduced its annual water usage by about 12 billion gallons. We are using less water now, even with more DBacks fans here! Step up to the plate and help us save water for future generations. It's a team effort. Load the bases and apply for a water-efficient toilet incentive, a smart irrigation controller incentive, free xeriscape plans, or score a home run with all three! <strong><a target="_blank" href="/waterservicessite/Pages/Solutions.aspx">Learn more ways to become a water conservation champion</a>.</strong><br></p><p><strong>9.</strong> The Tres Rios Wetlands did not exist in 2001. Approval for the environmental restoration project was granted in 2000, with construction taking place from 2007 to 2012. Highly treated water from the nearby 91st Ave. Wastewater Treatment Plant flows through the seven-mile section along the Salt and Gila Rivers in southwestern Phoenix. This project, along with other partnerships, enables the City to recycle 97% of its treated wastewater. Learn more:<strong><a target="_blank" href="/waterservices/tresrios/wetlandsinfo"> Water Services History of Tres Rios</a></strong> on phoenix.gov.   <br></p><p><strong>10.</strong> Since 2001, Phoenix has strategically dedicated staff to priority focus areas of residents and the City Council by launching new offices without increasing the total number of city staff. These offices include the Office of Innovation, the Sustainability Office, Office of Heat Response and Mitigation, the Office of Environmental Programs, the Office of Homeless Solutions and the Office of Public Health. Phoenix is dedicated to creating a greener, more innovative and healthier future for residents.  <br></p><p><strong>11.</strong> The city has been working towards a circular economy since 2001 by investing in waste diversion facilities. For instance, the city opened its second Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in 2006 and upgraded for $4.5 million in 2019. The facility currently processes over 120,000 tons of recycled material every year. The city's first MRF at 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road is being rebuilt with $25 million of equipment to increase its efficiency and processing capabilities. It is expected to be up and running again by late 2024. Additionally, the city launched its first state-of-the-art 27th Avenue Compost Facility in 2017. This facility can process up to 55,000 tons of organic material. Learn more about <strong><a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/zero-waste">zero waste education</a></strong> in Phoenix.  <br></p><p><strong>12.</strong> Phoenix is also home to more than 41,000 acres of amazing desert parks and mountain preserves, with over 200 miles of trails, but not all of them were available to residents in 2001. For example, since the last World Series in Phoenix, Phoenix Parks and Recreation acquired and developed the 10,000 acres that makes up the Sonoran Preserve in north Phoenix. Remember to follow <strong><a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails">Take a Hike. Do it Right</a></strong>. Hiking safety guidelines when enjoying our preserves.  <br></p><p><strong>13.</strong> The last time the DBacks were in the World Series, this type of traffic signal didn’t exist in Phoenix! The Street Transportation Department has buil t more than eight 5 <strong><a target="_blank" href="/streets/hawk">HAWK (High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk)</a></strong> signals to help make it easier and safer for people walking to cross busy streets. Phoenix began installing HAWK signals in 2009 when they were approved by the Federal Highway Administration.  <br></p><p><strong>14. </strong>Micromobility options are much more vast in Phoenix now than they were during the last World Series run. Residents and visitors today can rent e-scooters and e-bikes through the City’s <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/scooters">Shared Micromobility Program</a></strong>. <br></p><p><strong>15.</strong> Transportation options have also increased dramatically since 2001. During the last World Series in Arizona, baseball fans did not have a fast and convenient option to get to downtown Phoenix. Now, Valley Metro Light Rail has two stops (3rd Street and Jefferson and 3rd Street and Washington) are just a short walk away from Chase Field. And with 12 park-and-ride locations along the rail, passengers can easily park their car at one of these locations and ride straight to the game.<br></p><p><strong>16.</strong> Light Rail connects to the PHX Sky Train® allowing those flying into Arizona, another option to get to downtown or their accommodations. In 2001, the PHX Sky Train® didn’t yet exist! In 2023, the PHX Sky Train® operates between the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, East Economy Lot, Terminal 4, Terminal 3, 24th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, and the Rental Car Center. <br></p><p><strong>17. </strong>The PHX Sky Train® isn’t the only thing new at Sky Harbor International Airport since the home team was in the World Series.<br></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><p>In 2001, there were six concourses at Terminal 4. There are now eight.  </p></li><li><p>Terminal 3 is now modernized – a three-phase project that was completed in early 2020.  <br></p></li><li><p>2022 had approximately 25% more passengers than 2001! In 2001, 35,437,051, 2022 total passengers flew through Sky Harbor and last year, there were 44,397,854 total passengers.  </p></li><li><p>Even the Air Traffic Control Tower grew! In 2001, the tower was 181 feet tall and it is now 326 feet tall.  </p></li><li><p>Rental car companies were dispersed throughout the terminals in 2001; now, customers have a more seamless experience with rental car counters housed in a consolidated Rental Car Center west of the airport.  </p></li><li><p>Sky Harbor’s Navigator Buddies, the dog teams of furry friends and their handlers to help de-stress passengers during travel, weren’t around in 2001! In fact, the <strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.skyharbor.com/volunteer/">Navigator volunteer program</a></strong> was in its infancy. It began in 2000.   </p></li></ul><p><strong>18.</strong> In 2001, Phoenix voters approved the expansion of the Convention Center, which was then known as Phoenix Civic Plaza. The $600 million project, which consisted of two phases, tripled the size of the Center, making it one of the top 20 convention venues in the United States to date. The expansion added what is known now as North and West buildings and increased the facility’s overall square footage from about 320,500 square feet to nearly 1 million square feet.<br></p><p><strong>19. </strong>The Phoenix Fire Department has been committed to keeping our growing city safe throughout the decades – in 2001, firefighters worked from 48 fire stations across the city, and today, there are 59.<br></p><p><strong>20.</strong> In 2001, Phoenix Public Library was a 13-location library system. Today, Phoenix Public Library has 17 locations. In 2001, Phoenix Public Library’s website offered only basic, simple information about Phoenix Public Library services could be accessed through the website and most items checked out were physical books, CDs, and magazines. Today, <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a></strong> hosts almost 16.5 million visits a year and circulates approximately 9.4 million electronic items a year.<br></p><p><strong>21.</strong> The City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department’s Adaptive Reuse Program helps small businesses revitalize existing buildings to preserve their history. The program has helped several downtown Phoenix hotspots come to life that locals and visitors alike can enjoy during and beyond the World Series: <br></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><p><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJZOsGT1Hyc">The Van Buren​</a></strong><br></p></li><li><p><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPk06IkHwxE">Superstition Meadery</a></strong><br></p></li><li><p><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1yEB1vINVY">Greenwood Brewery</a></strong><br></p></li><li><p><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxQnPgm4GPo">Desoto Market</a></strong><br></p></li><li><p><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHJKwdU88Q">The Newton</a></strong><br></p></li><li><p><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpP0BujrW9o">Federal Pizza</a></strong><br></p></li><li><p>Cobra Arcade<br></p></li><li><p>Cham Pang Lanes/ Ghost Donkey/ Palma<br></p></li><li><p>Taco Guild<br></p></li></ul><p><strong>22. </strong>The City of Phoenix wasn’t on social media in 2001!<a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/social"> <strong>Follow along with your favorite desert City @CityofPhoenixAZ</strong>.</a></p><p>Be part of this growing, vibrant city and join our team! Do work that makes Phoenix work. Learn more and apply at <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs">Phoenix.gov/Jobs</a></strong>.<br></p><br></div></html></div>NewsarticleArticle
PHXSummer: Ready for the Monsoonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/2779Articles and Features6/12/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2779/Monsoon Newsroom.jpgPHXSummer: Ready for the Monsoon<div class="ExternalClass802862D1A53C427E9D98D8E427684011"><html> <div>The City of Phoenix is committed to serving its residents, businesses, and visitors with excellent customer service no matter the situation. While the official start to the Monsoon is Thursday, June 15, the City is always working on its plans to manage weather-related situations. While each City department has its own action plan, the overall effort to respond to weather-related events goes through the City’s own emergency management team.<br></div> <div> ​<br> </div> <div>“The Office of Emergency Management's primary responsibility is the coordination and facilitation of resources and personnel to be able to respond and adjust to whatever the incident might be,” said <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5871p7ofqxg" target="_blank">Cmdr. Brian Lee, Director of Phoenix’s Office of Emergency Management​</a>. “We have a multitude of City departments who have primary functions in the event that we have to respond to some sort of incident here in the City of Phoenix.” <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix is Monsoon ready. Here are just some of the ways we are ready to serve you:</div> <div> <ul> <li>Special equipment and procedures are used at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to keep air travel of both people and goods moving without interruption. </li> <li>Uniquely-trained personnel from Phoenix Fire train year-round to respond to water rescues in flooded roads, canals and other bodies of water.</li> <li>Park Rangers are ready to give expert advice to hikers ahead of storms to ensure their safety.</li> <li>Water Services teams educate the public about keeping debris and trash out of the City’s drains to ensure only storm water makes it into the drainage system.</li> <li>Phoenix Police use community outreach to warn and inform about driving safety before and during a Monsoon storm.</li> <li>Public Works teams are ready to deploy and provide assistance with special bulk trash pickups should Monsoon storms cause significant damage.</li> <li>Heavy duty equipment used by Street Transportation assists with keeping main roadways clear of water in the event of flooding. They also work to clear washes and drainage locations before storms roll in.</li> </ul> </div> <div>Residents are encouraged to check out <a target="_blank" href="https://Phoenix.gov/Summer">Phoenix.gov/Summer</a> to read up on dozens of ways they can prepare for all the ways the Summer weather can affect them. While on social media, people are encouraged to follow all City accounts (<a target="_blank" href="https://Twitter.com/CityofPhoenixAZ">@<span style="white-space:nowrap;" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><span style="font-size:8pt;" class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip"></span></span></a><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img style="width:0px;" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd58203">CityofPhoenixAZ</span>) and the National Weather Service (<a target="_blank" href="https://Twitter.com/NWSPhoenix">@<span style="white-space:nowrap;" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><span style="font-size:8pt;" class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip"></span></span></a><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img style="width:0px;" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd77495">NWSPhoenix</span>​) as well as search for the hashtag #<span style="white-space:nowrap;" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><span style="font-size:8pt;" class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img style="width:0px;" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd19776">PHXSummer</span></span> to stay informed.<br></div> <br> <br> <br> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix Working to Restore Service After System Outagehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/2678Articles and Features3/8/2023 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2678/Newsroom_system outage.jpgPhoenix Working to Restore Service After System Outage<div class="ExternalClass84074E4A9D7D4128900E306CC5AD5028"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The City of Phoenix is working to restore service after a system outage impacted some connectivity and network services including access to phoenix.gov. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The technology outage began late Tuesday evening caused by a network equipment failure. The City worked with the hardware manufacturer to resolve the issue, and network service was largely restored before the start of business Wednesday morning. The City's Information Technology Services Department is continuing to monitor network services throughout the day. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Due to the system outage, the call centers for both the Public Works Department and the Water Services Department will be unavailable all day today, Wednesday, March 8. We are working hard to restore services. We expect the call centers to be back online and ready to accept calls at 602-262-6251 on Thursday, March 9. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Additionally, online access to City Services accounts is affected. Currently, customers cannot make payments, start service, or stop service until the effects of the system outage are fully resolved. City service requests can still be made <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">here​</a>, though City staff may not receive those requests until Thursday, March 9. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we get our system back up and running.</span> </div> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix City Council Approves Ordinance to Ban Source of Income Discrimination in Housing https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/2671Articles and Features3/2/2023 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2671/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgPhoenix City Council Approves Ordinance to Ban Source of Income Discrimination in Housing <div class="ExternalClass117650D7B2984D1CA45C8BE55603B162"><html> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Today, Phoenix City Council approved an amendment to Chapter 18 of the </span><a href="https://phoenix.municipal.codes/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix City Code</span> </span> </a> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> to prohibit housing discrimination based on a renter or buyer's source of income. This decision solidifies the City’s position on the right to fair housing and affirms that there is no place for discrimination in Phoenix.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Chapter 18 outlines the City’s commitment to undertake vigorous steps to provide equal opportunity and protect people from discrimination based on a variety of factors, now including source of income. The amendment prohibits the practice of discriminating against a home buyer or renter based on the buyer or renter's source of income. ​For example, this prohibits discrimination against those who use housing vouchers, Social Security disability, benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, foster family credits, and other sources of income.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">A person who discriminates against a buyer or renter based on the buyer or renter's source of income may be subject to civil penalties of up to $2,500 and daily penalties up to $2,500.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The amendment will not be enforced until after the Arizona Attorney General reconsiders Report No. 22-002. After the Attorney General completes its reconsideration, the City of Phoenix will take appropriate action.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span> </p> </div> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Fraud Alert: Scammers Use Court to Threaten Arrest, Jail Timehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/2251Articles and Features2/25/2022 10:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2251/Newsroom_Court_010.pngFraud Alert: Scammers Use Court to Threaten Arrest, Jail Time<div class="ExternalClass3CBB9DDE9DDA4C79B625E6D281807E9E"><html> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong> <em>Be Aware of Scammers Demanding Payment of Non-Existent Fines </em></strong></span><strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><em>and Claiming You will Immediately Face Arrest if You Don’t Pay</em></strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Scammers posing as police officers, judicial officials, or court staff, are targeting the general public trying to collect money and personal information, and threatening fines, arrest, jail time, or other penalties if the persons called fail to comply with the demands. </div> <div>If you receive a threatening phone call, text, or email, as described above, refuse to disclose the information requested. The Phoenix Municipal Court will never use a phone call, text, or email to request personal or financial information, or to make threats.  </div> <div> <strong> <br> </strong> </div> <div> <strong>Be skeptical of any phone call, text, or email that:</strong> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Asks for credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire transfers, or bank routing numbers, for any purpose.</li> <li>Requests you make a payment through a pay app site such as Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Square, PayPal, etc.</li> <li>Asks you to provide any sensitive, or personally identifying information like your date of birth or social security number.</li> </ul> </div> <div>These calls, texts, and emails, threatening fines, arrest, and/or jail time are fraudulent and are not connected with either the Phoenix Municipal Court or the Phoenix Police Department in any way, whatsoever.<br></div> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix ‘Paints’ City Hall Purple for 9th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Campaignhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/2085Articles and Features9/30/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2085/Photo_PPP_2019_512SMALLER.jpgPhoenix ‘Paints’ City Hall Purple for 9th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign<div class="ExternalClass4622022BC6BD4A92B5C0132345C6832E"><html> <p> ​​The City of Phoenix is shining a light on a dark issue. Starting tonight, City Hall will be lit purple through October to raise awareness about domestic violence. It impacts us all, and we can all help end it.<br><br>The City of Phoenix's domestic violence awareness campaign, “Paint Phoenix Purple," has made significant strides since launching in 2013 by educating and providing resources to thousands of people.<br><br>For more information about the Paint Phoenix Purple campaign and virtual events around the community in support of domestic violence awareness visit, paintphoenixpurple.org. </p> <p> If you or someone you know needs victim services, please contact: </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li><p> National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 </p></li> <li><p> Phoenix Family Advocacy Center: 602-534-2120 </p></li> </ul> <p> ​<img alt="Paint Phoenix Purple logo" style="margin:5px;width:299px;height:275px;" src="/humanservicessite/MediaAssets/Paint%20Phoenix%20Purple%20Logo-Color.jpg" /><br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle

 

 

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