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
City of Phoenix Independence Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1366Articles and Features6/29/2020 5:55:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1366/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity of Phoenix Independence Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass89467DFCA4AA4CC5AF2506DB69E615F3"><html> <p>​​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.<br></p> <p>Here's how city services are affected:</p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste:</strong> <br> </p> <p>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> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> </p> <p>The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed to the public on Friday, July 3.</p> <p> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> </p> <p>Bus and light rail are operating on a Sunday schedule. There is no RAPID or Express bus service. Customer Service is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 3 and closed on Saturday, July 4. Due to COVID-19 preventative measures, the following transit centers are open only for mask distribution from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Central Station, Ed Pastor, Sunnyslope and Metrocenter.  Visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" title="">valleymetro.org</a> for more information. <br></p> <p> <strong>Library:</strong> <br> </p> <p>All Phoenix Public Library locations (except South Mountain Community Library) will be providing curbside services on Friday, July 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, and will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Saturday, July 4. Phoenix Public Library book drops (with the exception of South Mountain Community Library) and library resources on <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" title="">phoenixpubilclibrary.org</a> remain available 24/7.    </p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters:</strong> </p> <p>All <a href="/streets/parking-meters" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" title="">parking meters</a> are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.<br></p> <p style="text-align:center;">-30-<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Face Coverings Now Required in the City of Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1352Articles and Features6/19/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1352/Newsroom_Mask.jpgFace Coverings Now Required in the City of Phoenix<div class="ExternalClassC7DF4F33AD5441D9832017E92041BACA"><html> <p> <strong>Update: <em>The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued an order for all of Maricopa County that includes persons over the age of two to wear face coverings in public. The County Order does apply to Phoenix and amends the age requirement of the Phoenix declaration. </em></strong></p> <p>On June 19, 2020, Mayor Kate Gallego and the members of the Phoenix City Council, in a vote of 7 to 2, ordered the wearing of face coverings in the city of Phoenix effective Saturday, June 20, 2020. </p> <p>“Community spread is accelerating in Arizona at speeds that should concern everyone," says Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “It will take the entire community coming together to protect all who live, work and play in our city.  Scientists say wearing a simple face covering is something we must do to slow the spread – and Phoenix is listening."</p> <p>On June 17, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order providing that Arizona cities may adopt policies regarding face coverings in public for the purpose of mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Public Health recommend wearing face coverings when interacting with others outside the home, especially when many people are present, to prevent spreading COVID-19.</p> <p>According to the CDC, one method of transmission of the virus is through respiratory droplets that people expel when they breathe, cough, or sneeze. People who are asymptomatic, or have mild symptoms, can still be contagious.  </p> <p>The city of Phoenix finds that wearing a face covering, in combination with physical distancing of six feet, and frequent hand-washing, may reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus when in public and engaged in necessary activities.</p> <p>The face-covering requirement applies to all people two years of age and older [amended by County Order] in the city of Phoenix, when they leave their home or residence and are within six feet of another person who is not a family member or member of their household. There are exceptions for those who should not wear a face covering due to a medical or mental health condition, for those whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering, for restaurant patrons while they are eating, among others. Please see the city's Face Covering Fact Sheet for specific requirements at phoenix.gov.  </p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Truth in Taxation Notice Explainedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1301Articles and Features6/1/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1301/Newsroom_Taxation.jpgTruth in Taxation Notice Explained<div class="ExternalClass41CEFB833EE346609777288818740576"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix published the Truth in Taxation notice below as required by state law. The required notice addresses the city's primary property tax, which supports the General Fund services such as police and fire, parks and recreation, libraries and senior and community centers,</p> <p>The city of Phoenix's proposed primary property tax rate for 2020-21 of $1.3055 per $100 of assessed valuation is unchanged from its 2019-20 rate. However, overall increases in assessed valuation result in a 3% increase in primary property taxes for the average city of Phoenix property owner. Individual experiences may differ based on unique property variances.</p> <p>State law requires the notice below any time the average primary property tax bill increases, even if the primary property tax rate is reduced.</p> <p>The Truth in Taxation notice prescribed by state law does not address the city's secondary property tax. The city's secondary property tax rate for 2020-21 will remain constant at $0.8241 per $100 of assessed valuation. Secondary property taxes pay the bonded debt service for facilities like libraries, police and fire stations, storm drains and parks.</p> <p>For more information, call 602-262-4800, or visit Phoenix.gov/budget.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE</strong> </p> <p>In compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, the city of Phoenix is notifying its property taxpayers of the city of Phoenix's intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year's level.  The city of Phoenix is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $5,276,888 or 3.0 percent.</p> <p>For example, the proposed tax increase will cause the city of Phoenix's primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to be $130.55 (total proposed taxes including the tax increase). Without the proposed tax increase, the total taxes that would be owed on a $100,000 home would have been $126.76.</p> <p>The proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction.  The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.</p> <p>All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held June 17, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at the city of Phoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.</p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle



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