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All Our New Neighbors; They’re Not Just From L.A.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/2239Community and Economic Development2/14/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2239/NEWSROOM-20220214-NEWS-Migration-Patterns-Map.jpgAll Our New Neighbors; They’re Not Just From L.A.<div class="ExternalClass24B0915C29774674848507817C4B02E0"><html> <p> <strong>Say “hello” to more than 230,000 new Phoenix neighbors. There are even more on the way, as Arizona continues its rapid population growth into 2022.</strong> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em style="font-size:13.3333px;text-align:center;">​By Eric Jay Toll for the PHX Newsroom</em>​<br></strong></p> <p>When you hear about all these people making Greater Phoenix their new home, do you wonder where they are moving from? </p> <p> <strong>The Top Migration Sources for Greater Phoenix</strong> </p> <p>The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data covering five years of migration patterns from its 2020 American Community Survey. </p> <p>Topping the list for new Phoenicians was the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California metro area. More people moved into Greater Phoenix from L.A. than the entire population of El Mirage. Just about 38,000 Angelinos chose to make Phoenix their new home. The more than 11,600 people moving north from Tucson put that metro second on the list.</p> <p>Asian countries were the third-largest group, with over 10,500 people moving to Phoenix, almost the same number as the combined total of Central American, Mexican and Canadian immigrants coming to the Valley.</p> <p>Anyone wondering why the Cubs sell out all their spring training games and why so many Chicago- restaurants open in Phoenix needs to look at Windy City’s contribution to Phoenix’s nation-leading population growth. The Chicago metropolitan area, which includes counties in Indiana and Wisconsin, was the fourth-largest contributor of new residents, with almost 8,000 people leaving Lake Michigan snow for Sonoran desert sunshine.</p> <p>Central America (not including Mexico) ranked fifth, adding nearly 7,000 people to the Greater Phoenix population. Other metropolitan areas rounding out the top ten include Seattle, San Diego and Riverside, California, Flagstaff, and the combined totals from Mexico and Canada (the Census Migration Report does not separate the countries but instead combines them as “Northern America”).<br></p> <p> <strong>The Migration Patterns Are Not a Surprise</strong> <br> </p> <p>None of these migration patterns comes as a surprise to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Phoenix is a city full of opportunity. People come here to improve their lives,” said the Mayor. “Large businesses are finding we have well-trained professionals in key industries like biosciences, engineering, and green energy. Small businesses are finding the support and resources they need to grow and thrive. Our new neighbors like the job opportunities, the accessible outdoor life, and the kind of welcoming neighborhoods that make them feel right at home.” </p> <p> <strong>Arizona Continues Fast Population Growth</strong> </p> <p>Even though the 2020 Decennial Census numbers have hardly been digested, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2021 state population estimates on December 21. The new data projects Arizona will grow by nearly 100,000 people in 2021 over 2020, making the state the third fastest-growing. Only Texas and Florida added more people than the Grand Canyon State. Arizona continues to rank 14th nationally in population.</p> <p>Over the last three national census counts, seven out of ten new Arizonans moved into Greater Phoenix, a percentage that has increased each decade. When Census 2021 county and metropolitan area population estimates are released in March 2022, it is likely that the Valley will once again top the nation in population growth.</p> <p>“This data affirms what we are seeing in the market every day,” said Christine Mackay, Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director. “We are excited to continue to see impacts of Phoenix’s business environment, large workforce and quality of life in the attraction of new businesses and jobs into our community.”</p> <h3 style="text-align:center;"> TOP 20 SOURCES </h3> <p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"> <strong>IN-MIGRATION TO PHOENIX</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong style="font-size:24px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Metro Area or Continental Region</strong></p> <p>1. Los Angeles, CA<br></p> <p>2. Tucson, AZ<br></p> <p>3. Asia<br></p> <p>4. Chicago, IL</p> <p>5. Central America</p> <p>6. Seattle-Tacoma, WA</p> <p>7. San Diego</p> <p>8. Riverside-San Bernardino, CA</p> <p>9. Flagstaff, AZ</p> <p>10. Canada and Mexico</p> <p>11. Portland, OR</p> <p>12. New York City</p> <p>13. Denver, CO</p> <p>14. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN</p> <p>15. Prescott-Prescott Valley, AZ</p> <p>16. San Francisco Bay Area, CA</p> <p>17. Las Vegas, NV</p> <p>18. Europe</p> <p>19. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX</p> <p>20. Salt Lake City, UT<br></p> <p> <em>U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015-2019.</em><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedGraphic: Map of the world with the U.S. states and cities, and the continental regions from which the top 20 sources of migration are identified in the article.CED#econdev #phoenixced #population #migration #moveins #growth #censuseconomic development, phoenix, ced, phoenix ced, phx, population, migration, immigration, population growth rate, causes of growth, causes of population, california, asia, canada, mexico, europeEric Jay Toll602-617-3797eric.toll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/52/Eric_Toll.jpgPHXEconDevThe top 20 metro areas in the U.S. and continental regions globally from where the most people moved into Phoenix between 2015 and 2019, the most current data from the U.S. Census.

 

 

Fire Ban in Desert Parks and Preserves Starts May 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3078Parks and Recreation4/19/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3078/Phoenix-Mountain-Preserve.jpgFire Ban in Desert Parks and Preserves Starts May 1<div class="ExternalClass85336C54B5D449EFBC16497AFE21DD2B"><html> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will put into effect its annual ban of open fires in the City's desert parks and mountain preserves starting Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department's annual fire ban goes into effect the same day .</p><p>In consultation with the Phoenix Fire Department, smoking and charcoal fires are included in the ban due to the extreme fire danger that the combination of low humidity, increased temperatures, excessive dry vegetation, and frequent high winds create each spring.</p><p>The ban applies to <strong>Camelback Mountain, Deem Hills Recreation Area, Lookout Mountain, Papago Park, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, North Mountain Park, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, and South Mountain Park/Preserve.</strong></p><p>The ban does not apply to the City's flatland parks.</p><p>For those using the City's desert parks and preserve land, the fire ban stipulates the following:</p><p>·       Open wood and charcoal fires are prohibited</p><p>·       Propane or gas grills may be used, but only in established picnic areas</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>The following activities continue to be prohibited year-round:</strong></span></p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Smoking outside enclosed vehicles </li><li>Fireworks</li></ul><p>Motorists traveling through or near Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves should use extreme care with smoking materials and dispose of those only in their vehicle's ash tray.</p><p>To protect their homes, residents whose property borders the City's preserve land may remove dry shrubs, brush and grasses, and trim dead branches from trees within the 10-foot strip of land that borders their property. By creating this 10-foot "buffer zone" residents can help to protect their homes from potential brush fires in the adjacent preserve land.</p><p>Preserve neighbors also should check irrigation lines and pool back-flush hoses to ensure that water is not seeping into the preserve. Outside water sources encourage unnaturally dense vegetation growth, which increases fire risk.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
​ City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming" and “Blaming"https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/30794/19/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3079/library.jpg​ City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming" and “Blaming"<div class="ExternalClass528E88C714FC416F97FA616B56521FCD"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives team invites you to visit a powerful exhibit to raise awareness about sexual assault as part of April's “Let's Talk Teal Campaign." April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the city provides resources and awareness events all month.</span></p> <p>The exhibit titled “What were you wearing?" draws attention to the “rape culture," where questions and statements like these are common, and put the blame on the victim. Victim shaming and blaming discourages victims from coming forward to report the crime and seek help. The display features the stories of several survivors and a representation of the clothes they were wearing when they were assaulted. </p> <p>The exhibit is on display at Burton Barr Library on the 2nd floor through April 24th.</p> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives">City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives</a> section collaborates with community partners to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, unhealthy youth relationships, human trafficking, and to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We achieve this mission through prevention, training, community awareness, and enhancing services for the overall well-being of those we serve .​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>News
Operation Makeup Breakuphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3077Police4/19/2024 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_2RWf2kCisOperation Makeup Breakup<div class="ExternalClassD2BFF659F0AD40889598610F676EACBE"><html> <p>The Phoenix Police Department recently made multiple arrests and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen property in an organized retail theft investigation, Operation Makeup Breakup.</p> <p> <br>On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Department and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office provided statements to the public as well as video surveillance, body worn camera footage, and photographs highlighting the investigation and what was seized after executing multiple search warrants.<br><br>The six-month long investigation looked into an organized cosmetic retail fence; a fence being the individual or group who are purchasing stolen goods and reselling for a profit.<br><br>As a result of the investigation, three women were arrested and detectives were able to recover over 20,000 items, valued at over $560,000.<br><br>The fence was operating three “stores” out of homes in the Phoenix and Tonopah area. Rooms in these homes had been converted into the store fronts that people were invited in to purchase the cosmetics. These stores were not the only way the items were being sold, they were also being sold online and shipped, in some cases in bulk to other states and countries.<br><br>Over the course of the investigation, detectives learned that this fence had been operating for five years.<br><br>The fence purchased the stolen cosmetics from various boosters, individuals who steal or shoplift the goods to sell. Boosters are known to have a “shopping list” of items they know a fence will pay them for.<br><br>The suspects in this case are facing charges of Illegal Control of an Enterprise and Trafficking in Stolen Property.<br><br>“My hope is that this sends a strong message that we are committed to investigating and arresting individuals of all crimes, and theft of this magnitude will not be tolerated,” said Interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan.<br><br>These crimes are taken seriously by the department and the County Attorney’s Office.<br><br>“We need to pay particular attention to this kind of crime – especially when it’s at this scale – because it affects everyone’s bottom line,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “Retailers have to offset their losses which can mean those of us who are law-abiding citizens pay higher prices.”  <br><br>This is still an open investigation and details available for release are limited.  <br><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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