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​April 1 is Census Day! Have You Been Counted?https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1104Articles and Features4/1/2020 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1104/Census Day 2020.jpg​April 1 is Census Day! Have You Been Counted?<div class="ExternalClass5D742A53467E4C10B4BC24CC3091C557"><html> <p>​With all the other news happening, one important date still needs to be on your calendar: Today, April 1, is Census Day in the United States, and participating is one of the easiest ways you can support the city of Phoenix, just by filling out the online Census form.</p><p>You should have already received a code in the mail that you can use to complete the Census form for your household online at <a target="_blank" href="https://my2020census.gov">My2020census.gov</a>. You’ll be asked basic demographic questions about your household, including how many people are living in the home; if your home is owned or rented, and about the age, sex, race, and relationships of the people who are in the household.</p><p>“Participation in the Census is critical for Phoenix, because it impacts our funding across so many areas for years to come,” said Albert Santana, the city’s Census Director. “The form only takes ten minutes to complete, so it is one of the simplest ways to ensure that we have the resources we need to operate.”</p><p>In Phoenix, an accurate 2020 Census count represents $533 per person, or approximately $866 million a year.  This funding helps to provide vital resources, programs and services such as housing, transportation, education, public safety, and so much more. </p><p>The city of Phoenix has been working in partnership with the Maricopa Association of Governments to encourage participation in the 2020 Census through a local campaign, called iCount2020. The campaign highlights the ways that an accurate count in the census supports local governments, and provides information on how to respond to the census online, by phone or by mail; what residents should look for when receiving communication from the federal government about the Census; and a variety of Frequently-Asked-Questions. More information is available at <a target="_blank" href="https://iCount2020.info">iCount2020.info</a>.<br></p><div>You can also help the city of Phoenix by encouraging your friends and family to participate. ​​Share these Census posts on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofPhoenixAZ/videos/239617010497710/">Facebook​</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/CityofPhoenixAZ/status/1245414443049201665" target="_blank">Twitter​</a>!​<br></div> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
City of Phoenix César Chávez Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1094Articles and Features3/27/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1094/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity of Phoenix César Chávez Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClassD7B664631FC44AF3A706C7449A61D544"><html> <p> ​​​I​​n addition to<strong> </strong><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>temporary closures</strong></a> as a result of the Coronavirus health emergency, City of Phoenix offices will be closed Tuesday, March 31, in observance of the César Chávez holiday.</p> <p>Here's how ​​other city services are affected by the ​​holiday. </p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste:</strong>  Trash and recycling wi​​ll 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> <strong>Trans​fer Stations: </strong> The 27th Avenue and N​​orth G​​​ateway Transfer Stations will be closed.<br></p> <p> <strong>Transit:</strong>  Bus and light rail are running regular service on the holiday and Valley Metro Customer Service is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Due to COVID-19 preventative measures the following transit centers are closed: Centra​​l Station​​, Ed Pastor, Sunnyslope and Metrocenter. Visit<strong> </strong><a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules" target="_blank"><strong>valleymetr​​o.org</strong></a> for more information. </p> <p> <strong>Library:</strong>  All Phoeni​x Public Library locations and book drops <a href="/newsroom/library/1044" target="_blank"><strong>are temporarily closed</strong></a><strong>.</strong> All programming is also ​suspended. Electronic resources are available online at  <a href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank"><strong>http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org</strong></a><strong>. </strong><a href="/newsroom/library/1067" target="_blank"><strong>Read d​​etailed Library impacted services.</strong> </a></p> <p> <strong>Parki​​ng Meters</strong>:   All <a href="/streets/parking-meters" target="_blank"><strong>parking meters</strong></a> are enforced​ 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.   ​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Message from City Manager Ed Zuercher to Employeeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1081Articles and Features3/22/2020 12:50:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1081/Newsroom_City_Statement.jpgMessage from City Manager Ed Zuercher to Employees<div class="ExternalClassACD8B2959A7449DBA368E201F674FF94"><html> <p>​<em><strong>The following message from City Manager Ed Zuercher was sent to all city of Phoenix employees on the evening of March 20, 2020.</strong></em> </p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p>Dear City of Phoenix Employees,</p> <p>I am sending you this employee communication late on Friday night with a deep level of heartbreak. <br></p> <p>Just a short time ago, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) confirmed the first death in Arizona due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Officials identified the person as a man in his 50’s who had underlying health conditions.  </p> <p>We have now learned that the man who passed away was a city of Phoenix employee who worked in the Aviation Department. Our employee worked in a remote office and had minimal public interaction within any of the terminals and related airport facilities.  </p> <p>Our hearts go out to the family and friends of our employee and to the entire Aviation Department. The city staff who we know of who had close contact with our employee will be notified individually and provided health guidelines from the County.  <br></p> <p>This news is startling and stressful as we are continuing to navigate this unprecedented health emergency. The COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, which means decisions about our communication to employees must be quick and significant. While every effort is made in normal situations to protect the privacy of our employees, we made the decision to inform all of you about this death because of the health emergency our world is facing.  We will not discuss the name of the employee or any other details. <br></p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p>It is imperative that all employees follow the safety guidelines from our health experts:  Wash your hands, if you are sick stay home, cover your cough, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Visit the Human Resources website for more employee information. <br></p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p>We will keep the lines of communication open and continue providing as many updates as we can. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">I </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">c</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ontinue to have faith in what we are doing and am grateful for the dedication I continue to see from every city of Phoenix employee. </span></p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p>Take care of yourself and those around you.<br><br>—Ed <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Zuercher </span><br><br></p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Declaration of Emergency Item Continued to Friday, March 20 Special Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1057Articles and Features3/19/2020 3:19:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1057/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgDeclaration of Emergency Item Continued to Friday, March 20 Special Meeting<div class="ExternalClass24BDCEE7B9A643E9AFE5C24FF9DE8668"><html> <p><font face="calibri" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><strong>T</strong></font><strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">he Declaration of Local Emergency item on today's City Council agenda has been continued to a special meeting Friday, March 20 at noon. </strong><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"><strong style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;background-color:window;">To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the meeting will be audience-free.</strong><br></p><p><strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​The public can submit comments about the Declaration of Local Emergency to be read into the record until 11 a.m. on March 20, 2020 at<a target="_blank" href="mailto:%20councilmeeting@phoenix.gov"> councilmeeting@phoenix.gov​</a> or by calling (602) 262-6001</strong></p><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;background-color:window;">The will be posted at phoenix.gov; click the button in the middle of the home page that says “City Council Meetings."</span><br></p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">Resident comments will be read into the record.</p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">Per the most recent guidelines from the federal government that no more than 10 people should be gathered in a room at the same time, no residents will be allowed in the Council Chambers.</p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">Residents can watch the Council meeting live streamed at phoenix.gov or Phoenix Channel 11. </p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">Residents can call and listen to the meeting by following these steps:</p> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <ul style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> <li>Dial 602-666-0783</li> <li>Enter the Meeting ID 625711874#</li> <li>Press # again when prompted for attendee ID</li> </ul> <span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);color:rgb(0, 0, 0);cursor:text;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;"> </span> <p style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.6;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;">If you are looking for health information about the Coronavirus, visit CDC.gov/coronavirus.​<br></p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
The City of Phoenix Municipal Court Reschedules Trials and Implements Temporary Measures Mitigating COVID-19 Exposure Riskhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1049Articles and Features3/18/2020 12:17:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1049/Court Changes Coronavirus_Newsroom.pngThe City of Phoenix Municipal Court Reschedules Trials and Implements Temporary Measures Mitigating COVID-19 Exposure Risk<div class="ExternalClass486156D30F8F4717AADAA93F145059FC"><html> <div><strong>March 18 Update -</strong> In accordance with the direction given by the Arizona Supreme Court on March 18, 2020, all criminal jury trials in the Phoenix Municipal Court are continued from Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, April 17, 2020.  As a result, jury selection operations are also suspended from Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, April 17, 2020.  All persons summoned for jury duty and scheduled to appear at the Phoenix Municipal Court during that time period have fulfilled their service and do not need to appear.</div><div><br></div><div><em>Original Announcement Below</em><br></div><div><br></div><div>Amidst the COVID-19 public health emergency declared by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, and as authorized by the Arizona Supreme Court, the City of Phoenix Municipal Court has taken steps to mitigate COVID-19 exposure risk to persons conducting court business, or summoned for jury duty.  In an Administrative Order issued today by Chief Presiding Judge B. Don Taylor III, the Court has implemented temporary measures to reduce in-person contact in a manner consistent with the Center for Disease Controls’ social distancing guidelines.  In summary the order does the following:<br></div> <div> <ul dir=""> <li>Cont​inues all criminal jury trials scheduled from March 18 through March 31, 2020, and excuses those individuals summoned for jury duty during that time period so that they do not have to appear at the Court.<br><br></li> <li>Cancels all criminal bench trials (non-jury trials) for defendants that are not in custody scheduled from March 18 through May 12, 2020 and resets the matters to status conferences to occur after May 12, 2020.<br><br></li> <li>Continues all civil hearings for eight weeks.<br><br></li> <li>Continues all non-trial settings for defendants that are not in custody for eight weeks.<br><br></li> <li>Directs that all Order of Protection and Injunction Against Harassment proceedings continue to be held and that telephonic appearances take place where feasible.<br><br></li> <li>Requires persons with any COVID-19 symptoms or suspected exposure to refrain from appearing and conducting court business in person. <br><br></li> <li>Cancels all non-essential Court functions until further notice.</li> </ul> </div> <div>Any individuals with business before the Court are encouraged to call 602.262.6421 or email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:court@phoenix.gov">court@phoenix.gov</a> with any questions.</div> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
City Council Formal Meeting Taking Place Audience-Freehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1047Articles and Features3/17/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1047/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity Council Formal Meeting Taking Place Audience-Free<div class="ExternalClass604AF4DFB06D4D998B1D14608419695C"><html> <p><strong>The public can submit comments about the Declaration of Local Emergency to be read into the record until 4:00 p.m. March 18, 2020 at </strong><a target="_blank" href="mailto:councilmeeting@phoenix.gov"><strong>councilmeeting@phoenix.gov</strong></a><strong> or by calling (602) 262-6001.</strong></p><p>The city of Phoenix is taking the necessary steps to protect its residents and employees and help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in the community. </p> <p>The agenda is posted at phoenix.gov; click the button in the middle of the home page that says “City Council Meetings."</p> <p>Resident comments will be read into the record.</p> <p>Per the most recent guidelines from the federal government that no more than 10 people should be gathered in a room at the same time, no residents will be allowed in the Council Chambers.</p> <p>Residents can watch the Council meeting live streamed at phoenix.gov or Phoenix Channel 11. </p> <p>Residents can call and listen to the meeting by following these steps:</p> <ul> <li>Dial 602-666-0783</li> <li>Enter the Meeting ID 625711874#</li> <li>Press # again when prompted for attendee ID</li> </ul> <p>If you are looking for health information about the Coronavirus, visit CDC.gov/coronavirus.</p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Ready for the Weather? Phoenix is Here to Helphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1029Articles and Features3/11/2020 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1029/Newsroom_Articles_005c.jpgReady for the Weather? Phoenix is Here to Help<div class="ExternalClassCA0AE0B8BBC44D4FB7F5CB13600F1155"><html> <p>As storms are rolling through the city of Phoenix, there are plenty of ways to prepare. Grab an umbrella … and review these helpful tips:<br><br><strong>Get these digits.</strong> If you haven't already, load your phone with important city numbers that can help you, and your fellow residents, in a pinch. More than just calling 9-1-1 in an emergency, the city has multiple resources to address weather-related impacts.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Police Non-Emergency – 602-262-6151</p> </li> <li> <p>Street Issues (potholes) 602-262-6441</p> </li> <li> <p>Traffic Signal Outages – 602-262-6021</p> </li> <li> <p>Storm Debris Cleanup – 602-262-6251</p> </li> <li> <p>Report Power Outages </p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>APS – 855-688-2437</p> </li> <li> <p>SRP – 602-236-8811</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Follow Phoenix on social media.</strong> While you might know Phoenix for fabulous Instagram photos (including the weather), social media is a great place to get citywide updates and alerts. Sign up for posts from Phoenix's main city accounts and other functions or departments, including the Phoenix Police and Fire departments, and many more. See the complete list at <a target="_blank" href="https://Phoenix.gov/Social">https://Phoenix.gov/Social</a>.<br><br><strong>Watch it roll in “live" on PHX CityCam</strong>. If you are a fan of weather, one bookmark to keep is for PHX CityCams. Four cameras provide 24/7 live access to watch what is happening in downtown Phoenix. The cameras are located on each side of Phoenix City Hall and help the Phoenix Office of Emergency Management monitor weather conditions, but you can watch too at <a target="_blank" href="https://Phoenix.gov/CityCam">https://Phoenix.gov/CityCam</a>.</p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle
City of Phoenix Filing to Arizona Supreme Court Reiterates that User Fees Do Not Violate State Law https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/962Articles and Features2/18/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/962/Newsroom_City_Statement.jpgCity of Phoenix Filing to Arizona Supreme Court Reiterates that User Fees Do Not Violate State Law <div class="ExternalClassB04FCFD64BFA4679BA0F9956A7C96414"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">Today, as part of a continued legal process, the city of Phoenix reiterated its position that businesses who use the city's airport to make a profit must pay user fees.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">The city officially filed a written response in a brief to the Arizona Supreme Court explaining that more than 1,100 businesses operate at Sky Harbor International Airport and all of them pay fees to do so. These user fees have been in place at the airport for more than 50 years and do not violate state law.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">Phoenix owns and operates the number one ranked airport in the U.S. and no city tax dollars support the facility. To maintain the airport at this high level the airport fairly charges fees to all commercial users. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">Sky Harbor is the top economic engine for the state of Arizona and to continue to thrive, it must have the ability to collect user fees from those who profit by doing business at the airport. <br style=""></span> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Response%20to%20Petition.pdf" target="_blank"> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">A copy of the city's brief to the Supreme Court is available to read​</span> </a> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">. </span> <br> </p> </html></div>NewsarticleArticle

 

 

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=16https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/16/S275a.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)<div class="ExternalClass6158472297AD4DAC86558FE3A36DD428"><html>Read the City of Phoenix impacted services update; one comprehensive page to track what's open and operating and what's temporarily impacted.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/10543/9/2020 10:17:13 PM5/30/2020 10:17:13 PM

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