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City of Phoenix Thanksgiving Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1635Articles and Features11/23/2020 9:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1635/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity of Phoenix Thanksgiving Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass7735796DBDE44C9BA08B8B23E6D85F84"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.<br></p> <p>Here's how city services are affected:</p> <p>Solid Waste: Trash collection for Thursday, November 26, will be moved to Friday, November 27, and Friday’s collection will be moved to Saturday, November 28. Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m. on those days. </p> <p>Transfer Stations: The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.</p> <p>Public Transit: Phoenix buses, Dial-a-Ride and Valley Metro light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. On Friday, Phoenix buses, Dial-a-Ride, and Valley Metro light rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Express and RAPID routes will not operate Thursday or Friday. Customer Service is closed Thursday, but will be open Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules"><strong>valleymetro.org</strong></a> for more information.<br></p> <p>Library: All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed. Phoenix Public Library book drops remain available with the exception of South Mountain Community Library.   Customers may access library resources 24/7 by visiting <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/"><strong>phoenixpubliclibrary.org​</strong></a><strong>. </strong>   </p> <p>Parking Meters:  All <a target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters"><strong>parking meters</strong></a> are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.   <br></p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
City of Phoenix Veterans Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1615Articles and Features11/6/2020 9:50:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1615/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity of Phoenix Veterans Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass03BB0E3E7B0F43FEBB3C074B2BCF144D"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.<br></p> <p>Here's how city services are affected:<br></p> <p>Solid Waste: Trash and recycling will be collected as usual.  There will be no change in collection day.  Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.<br></p> <p>Transfer Stations: The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.<br></p> <p>Public Transit: Bus and light rail are operating on a regular weekday service schedule. No RAPID or Express bus service. Customer Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19 preventative measures, the following transit centers are open only for mask distribution: Central Station* (*note new address 302 N. 1st Avenue Suite 120), Ed Pastor, Sunnyslope and Metrocenter. Visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules"><strong>valleymetro.org</strong></a><strong> </strong>for more information. <br></p> <p>Library: All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed. Phoenix Public Library book drops remain available with the exception of South Mountain Community Library.   Customers may access library resources 24/7 by visiting <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/"><strong>phoenixpubliclibrary.org. </strong></a><strong>   </strong> <br></p> <p>Parking Meters: All <a target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters"><strong>parking meters</strong> </a>are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.<br></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>-30-</strong> <br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix ‘Paints’ City Hall Purple for 8th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Campaignhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1537Articles and Features10/1/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1537/Photo_PPP_2019_512SMALLER.jpgPhoenix ‘Paints’ City Hall Purple for 8th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign<div class="ExternalClass9D20AE8F289F4E2B8936B37AABC9DC2E"><html> <p> <span style="color:rgb(81, 0, 127);"> <span style="">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. </span><br style=""><span style=""> </span><br style=""><span style=""> 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. </span><br style=""><span style=""> </span><br style=""><span style="">For more information about the Paint Phoenix Purple campaign and virtual events around the community in support of domestic violence awareness visit, paintphoenixpurple.org.</span> </span> </p>​<p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/citymanagersite/MediaAssets/Paint%20Phoenix%20Purple%20Logo-Color.jpg" alt="Paint Phoenix Purple " style="margin:5px;width:285px;height:261px;" /></p><br></html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Livestream Memorial Honoring the First Responders and those Who Were Lost During the 9/11 Terrorist Attackshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1496Articles and Features9/10/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1496/Newsroom_Articles_911.jpgLivestream Memorial Honoring the First Responders and those Who Were Lost During the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks<div class="ExternalClassC1235C3FCDD442B08B75E406BE4B9543"><html>​WHEN: 9 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020<br><br>WHAT:  Ninneteenth Annual September 11th Memorial Ceremony honoring the first <br>              responders and those lost during the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history.  On <br>              September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners bound for the<br>               west coast.  A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington,<br>               D.C., and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  The Phoenix Ceremony includes <br>              the posting of an American flag that flew over Ground Zero during the rescue and <br>              recovery operation at the World Trade Center in September 2001.  <br><br>  WHO:  Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego<br>               Vice Mayor Betty Guardado                         <br>               Councilman Michael Nowakowski,<br>               Chair of the Public Safety and Justice Subcommittee <br>               Councilwoman Debra Stark<br>               Police Chief Jeri Williams<br>               Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner<br>               Fire and Police Honor Guards<br><br>WHERE: Phoenix Fire Training Academy<br>                2425 W. Lower Buckeye Road<br>                Enter from the north side of the Bay<br><br>NEW: To support physical distancing, this year’s event will be closed to the public.  <br>            It will be livestreamed on Facebook.com/PhoenixPolice;<br>            Facebook.com/CityofPhoenixAZ; Facebook.com/PhoenixFireDepartment and on PHX TV. <br><br>MEDIA: Media welcome.  Interview opportunities with participants.<br><br>CONTACT: Captain Rob McDade, Phoenix Fire Department (602) 370-5718 <br>                   Stephanie Bracken, Communications Office (602) 769 - 0717<br><br></html></div>NewsarticleArticle
City of Phoenix Labor Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1483Articles and Features9/2/2020 12:42:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1483/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity of Phoenix Labor Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass5B822515690C409AA255FA84D03E71C8"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.<br></p> <p>Here's how city services are affected:</p> <p>Solid Waste: Trash and recycling will be collected as usual.  There will be no change in collection day.  Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.</p> <p>Transfer Stations: The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.</p> <p>Public Transit: Bus and light rail are operating on a Sunday schedule. There is no RAPID or Express bus service. Customer Service is closed. Due to COVID-19 preventative measures, the following transit centers are closed to services other than free face coverings distribution: Central Station, Ed Pastor, Sunnyslope and Metrocenter. Visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules">valleymetro.org</a> for more information. </p> <p>Library: All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed. Phoenix Public Library book drops remain available with the exception of South Mountain Community Library.   Customers may access library resources 24/7 by visiting <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.      </p> <p>Parking Meters:  All <a target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters">parking meters</a> are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.<br></p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix Names Amber Williamson Budget and Research Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1478Articles and Features8/28/2020 10:40:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1478/Untitled design (1).pngPhoenix Names Amber Williamson Budget and Research Director<div class="ExternalClass8A1BD755F74F486FA9C43F9437AD1848"><html> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher has named Amber Williamson as Phoenix's Budget and Research Director.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">“Amber brings a wealth of public budgeting knowledge to this role," said Zuercher. “Her extensive experience with public safety budgets, revenue forecasting and the overall budget development process will serve the city and the community well in her new role."</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">Williamson began her career at the city in 2000, as an Administrative Assistant II in the Retirement Department. She has worked in the Budget and Research Department for 15 years, holding several positions, including Budget Analyst and Management Assistant. In 2016 she was named the Deputy Budget and Research Director. As Deputy Director, Williamson oversaw the effective fiscal management of 19 city departments including the Police and Fire Departments. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">To compliment her experience and knowledge, Amber served as a member of the City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement Board Disability Assessment Committee from 2008 to 2015. Amber holds a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in finance both from Arizona State University.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">“I am very excited to be selected as the Budget and Research Director and consider myself very blessed to be given the opportunity to lead an exceptional department and become part of the city's executive team," said Williamson. “I look forward to continuing the hard work our office does each year to ensure we develop a responsible and sustainable budget for the residents of Phoenix" </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">The Budget and Research Department directs the preparation and administration of the city's annual operating budget and capital improvement program. This ensures effective, efficient allocation of city resources to enable the City Council, City Manager and city departments to provide quality services to Phoenix residents. </span><br></span></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix Launches Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Webpage https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1453Articles and Features8/13/2020 6:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1453/Photo_COVID_Testing_South_Mtn_0013.jpgPhoenix Launches Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Webpage <div class="ExternalClass13615706AA4F48B1910883E9987AA945"><html> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">In March, the city of Phoenix received $239 million dollars from the federal government to financially assist residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">On May 5, 2020, the </span> <a href="/mayorcouncil" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">Phoenix City Council </span> </a> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">approved a strategic plan allocating $150 million of $293 million in available Federal CARES Act funding received by the city of Phoenix for important programs created specifically to assist those in need. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">This week, Phoenix launched a public information page that contains information and updates on the allocation and expenditure of these city funds. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">The webpage is dedicated to providing residents and businesses with the latest information on the city's Coronavirus Relief Fund Strategic Plan. The </span> <a href="/covidrelief" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">webpage</span> </a> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> outlines the manner in which the city of Phoenix allocated $293 million in Federal CARES Act funding.  More importantly, it provides the resources our residents and businesses need to apply for and receive these funds.   ​</span> <br style="font-size:17.3333px;"> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">On the webpage, residents and businesses will find guidance on available help such as </span> <a href="https://wildfireaz.org/phxcares/" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">utility, rent, and mortgage assistance</span> </a> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">, </span> <a href="https://www.azfoundation.org/GrantsLoans/SmallBusinessRelief.aspx" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">business relief grants</span> </a> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">, and </span> <a href="https://www.azfoundation.org/Grants-Loans/Restaurant-Restart" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">restaurant restart grants</span> </a> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;">Additional background information on the development of Phoenix's Coronavirus Relief Fund Strategic Plan is available including programs which are being funded both in the community and for crucial city operations. </span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Phoenix Names Inger Erickson Deputy City Managerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1382Articles and Features7/6/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1382/Newsroom_Budget_001IE.jpgPhoenix Names Inger Erickson Deputy City Manager<div class="ExternalClassC34B1FD4A98D4C09B988A4C0888B27AA"><html> <p>Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher has promoted Inger Erickson to Deputy City Manager to oversee the city's Human Services, Housing, Neighborhood Services and Parks and Recreation departments.  <br><br>“For nearly three decades at the city, Inger has been a champion for programs and services that elevate our youth, support our families, and promote health and wellness in our community," said Zuercher.  “Her unique skills, passion for service and experience will serve the city and the community well in her new role in the City Manager's Office."<br><br>Erickson began her career at the city in 1988, as a lifeguard at Coronado Park pool, and quickly began advancing to positions of greater responsibility.  She served as deputy director and assistant director of Parks and Recreation before being named director in 2015. As director, Erickson oversaw more than 2,000 employees, an annual operating budget of $117 million and a five-year capital improvement budget of $168 million.  <br><br>She led public-private partnerships with Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants, Phoenix Suns Charities, Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University, among others, that have resulted in more than $100 million in upgrades to Parks and Recreation facilities in recent years. <br><br>During her tenure, the Parks and Recreation Department has twice received the Alliance for Innovation's Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award, three Crescordia Awards from Arizona Forward, and numerous Arizona Parks and Recreation Association awards.  Erickson holds a bachelor of science in physical education from Grand Canyon University and a master of arts in organizational management from University of Phoenix. <br><br>“I'm grateful for this new opportunity and look forward to continuing to work with the city's many experienced employees and valuable partner organizations," Erickson said. “Phoenix is a great place to live, work and play, and I'm excited to focus on the many initiatives that are part of its ongoing improvement and growth."<br><br>The City Manager's Office provides professional administration of the policies and objectives established by the Mayor and City Council, and provides leadership to city departments to ensure achievement of their department goals and the objectives of the city government as a whole.</p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle

 

 

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