City of Phoenix Hires First Public Health Advisorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2477City Manager9/12/2022 2:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2477/Newsroom_PublicHealthAdvisor2.pngCity of Phoenix Hires First Public Health Advisor<div class="ExternalClass741607F8BC5B4DB79AB2FCC040D2C4CA"><html> <p>​Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton announced that Nicole Dupuis-Witt will join the City’s leadership team as its first Public Health Advisor on October 17.  <br></p> <p>When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the City sought professional consulting services to assist with Phoenix’s public health efforts in response to the pandemic. This expertise proved beneficial in advising the City’s strategic approach to pandemic recovery and response, and emphasized the need to bring public health knowledge to the City on a permanent, full-time basis. </p> <p>“The addition of public health expertise to our leadership team strengthens our ability to address public health needs across the City,” said City Manager Barton. “Public health is a central tenant to many of the City’s top priorities including heat response and mitigation, housing and homelessness, food systems, senior services, transportation and more. I am confident that Nicole's experience and data-driven approach will further position Phoenix as a resilient and prosperous place to live, work and play.” </p> <p>As Public Health Advisor, Dupuis-Witt will work closely with City departments towards the achievement of public health objectives and in support of City priorities. The advisor position was approved by Phoenix City Council in April 2022. </p> <p>“I am incredibly excited to return to Arizona and join the team at the City of Phoenix. It is an honor and privilege to be selected to serve the City as its first Public Health Advisor,” said Nicole Dupuis Witt. “While COVID-19 will continue to be an important public health priority for the near future, I look forward to working with the community on other critical public health issues and the vision toward a healthier Phoenix.” </p> <p>Dupuis-Witt brings more than 15 years of experience leading transformative health initiatives to Phoenix. She is known as a champion of equitable approaches to health services and multi-sector, multi-partner collaborations that improve health outcomes for diverse communities. Her extensive experience includes work in urban and rural districts across three countries, bridging local government, public health and nonprofit sectors. </p> <p>Most recently, Dupuis-Witt served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in Ontario, Canada – a role she took on at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond COVID-19, she has also led comprehensive approaches to complex issues such as the opioid crisis, community food insecurity, mental health services and more.  </p> <p>Dupuis-Witt holds a master’s of public health degree from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Arizona State University. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
City of Phoenix Labor Day Informationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2466City Manager8/31/2022 11:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2466/Newsroom_CMO_ARPA.jpgCity of Phoenix Labor Day Information<div class="ExternalClassA6D506A5A70E4F9F9430D9E115D96598"><html> <p>​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day. Here's how City services are affected:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Solid Waste Collection:</strong> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> Trash and recycling will be collected as usual. There will be no change in collection day. Please always place your trash and recycling containers four feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The 27th Avenue and North Gateway </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Transfer Stations</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Library:</strong> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, Sept. 5. All Phoenix Public Library book drops (with the exception of Century Library's book drop) and digital/eResources are available 24/7. Visit </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span> </span> </a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more details.</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> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Parking Meters</strong> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>:</strong> All </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">parking meters </span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities</strong> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>:</strong> City of Phoenix Community Centers will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5. </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/parks"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Parks</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> and </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trails</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be open for regular ho​​urs outside of excessive heat watches, but please review </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> safety guidelines before visiting a trail. </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Pueblo Grande Museum</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> On Monday, Sept. 5, Valley Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be no RAPID and Express bus service. Customer Service will be closed. Metrocenter, Sunnyslope, Ed Pastor and Central Station transit centers also will be closed. Visit</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">valleymetro.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more information.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: </strong> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Travel volume will be high due to the holiday weekend. Travelers are encouraged to arrive two hours prior to departure for domestic flights and three hours prior to departure for international flights. It's also important to reserve parking online as that can save time, money and guarantee a spot upon arrival to the airport. For drop offs and pick ups, please utilize the 44th St. PHX Sky Train® station to avoid traffic congestion.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix City Manager Names Interim Police Chiefhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2425City Manager7/29/2022 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2425/Newsroom_InterimChiefMichaelSullivan.pngPhoenix City Manager Names Interim Police Chief<div class="ExternalClass1EDC01237C02427A93A31C3DDFC1B8C1"><html> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">Today, City Manager Jeff Barton announced that Michael Sullivan will join the Phoenix Police Department as interim Police Chief on September 12, 2022. Sullivan currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Compliance Bureau for the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).  </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">In May of this year, current Police Chief Jeri Williams <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/city-manager/2330">informed City leadership of her intent to retire</a> after an impressive 33-year career in law enforcement. Chief Williams will begin her retirement after a transition period to assist in onboarding interim Chief Sullivan. </span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">As interim Chief, Sullivan will lead Phoenix Police through the currently open Department of Justice (DOJ) <a target="_blank" href="/police/doj">civil pattern or practice investigation</a>. “In the search for an interim Police Chief, it was my priority to identify a leader with the qualifications to guide the department through the DOJ investigation and propel the department forward,” said City Manager Jeff Barton. “Sullivan brings 27 years of law enforcement experience to the table, and he has led police reform efforts for major cities. His experience working in collaboration with communities, the DOJ, federal court and more gives me confidence he has the experience necessary to step into the interim Phoenix Police Chief role during this important time.” </span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">The interim assignment is expected to be for approximately 12-24 months. During this time, the City of Phoenix will conduct a robust nationwide search for a permanent Police Chief. The search will include multiple opportunities for community involvement. “I am committed to providing transparent and inclusive public engagement in the search for a permanent Chief,” Barton said. “Input from our community, officers, elected officials, and labor groups will be critical to the selection process.” </span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;">Sullivan began his career in law enforcement with the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). He rose through the ranks during his more than two decades of various assignments with LMPD, and was appointed Deputy Chief/Chief of Staff (second in command) in 2015. In 2019, he joined BPD as Deputy Commissioner. There, he served in the Operations Bureau as well as led BPD’s reform efforts and brought the agency into initial compliance with a number of the mandates of its Federal Consent Decree, which is a court enforceable agreement to resolve the DOJ's findings from their 2017 investigation into BPD. Under his leadership, the agency made significant progress and moved the reform efforts from the development phase to implementation.  </span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;"> <span style="color:windowtext;background-color:window;">S</span><span style="color:windowtext;background-color:window;">ullivan is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course, the</span> <span style="color:windowtext;background-color:window;"> Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/MacArthur Foundation Institute on Juvenile Justice at Yale University, and the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in police administration and a master’s degree in the administration of justice from the University of Louisville. <a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/MichaelSullivanBiography.pdf">Read Michael Sullivan’s full biography.​</a> </span> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;"><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Media availability with City Manager Jeff Barton and interim Chief Michael Sullivan will be offered in September.</span><span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Supporting a Strong Recovery: Phoenix Approves Plans for Second Allocation of ARPA Fundinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2375City Manager6/8/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2375/Newsroom_CityView_04.jpgSupporting a Strong Recovery: Phoenix Approves Plans for Second Allocation of ARPA Funding<div class="ExternalClassB8014203CD514BD49E4251A71F1AA51A"><html> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Today, Phoenix City Council approved the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Second Tranche Strategic Plan, detailing how the City plans to spend the remaining $198 million in federal funding of its total $398 million allocation. Jurisdictions across the country received their Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in tw​​​o tranches and on June 8, 2021, City Council agreed to approve ARPA programming per tranche. The funds are allocated to transformational one-time investments that improve the prospects of impacted residents and address economic and social disparities that have continued and worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“The City’s strategic use of ARPA funding strongly positioned the quick recovery, and new investments will be transformational for critical needs around affordable housing and homelessness,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This second tranche supports our most vulnerable residents and builds on proven success of creating a more equitable, sustainable, and promising future.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">City Council approved the strategic plan for the first tranche of ARPA funds received by the City in June 2021.</span></p><p>The second tranche spending plan will fund a total of 31 programs, including: <br></p> <div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> </div> <div> <ul dir="" style=""> <li><p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">​$70.5 million in affordable housing and homelessness programs, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/human-services/2353">including a new shelter in partnership with Maricopa County located on 28th and Washington Streets​</a>.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p></li> <li><p> $600,000 to continue the hotspot lending program at Phoenix Public Libraries.<span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p></li> <li><p> $6 million to increase tree canopy coverage and provide tree planting at schools.<span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p></li> <li><p> $3 million for shade structures in the public right-of-way.<span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p></li> <li><p> $2.9 million to improve parks with new playground elements and resurfacing of athletic courts.<span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p></li> <li><p> $7 million to continue the resilient food system programs that includes meal preparation and delivery, farmland preservation, food banks and pantry support, and more.<span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“The City of Phoenix is committed to being responsible stewards of the ARPA funding we have received, and we are diligent in tracking and reporting our efforts,” said Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton. Residents are encouraged to visit the </span> <a href="https://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/9tz_vAiwC" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">City’s ARPA website on Phoenix.gov</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">.</span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The website includes program summary information, allocations, expenditures, and is regularly updated to include performance measures and corresponding website links.</span> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix City Manager Launches New Performance Dashboardhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2367City Manager6/3/2022 3:15:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/8LWXuUnD4H0Phoenix City Manager Launches New Performance Dashboard<div class="ExternalClass94B62BA2BF5947AFB80E5ECA5F7EDAF5"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">After just eight months into his role as Phoenix City Manager, Jeff Barton is making his mark by unveiling a new, more transparent way for residents to track the City’s successes and benchmarks. The reimagined </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/dashboard"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">City Manager’s Performance Dashboard</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> is now live at Phoenix.gov/Dashboard.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}"> </span> <br> </p> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The City Manager’s Performance Reports were originally launched in 2014. While the reports were innovative for their time, the new dashboard is an interactive platform fitting for 2022.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“Phoenix is an innovative and data-driven city,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The new City Manager’s Performance Dashboard allows residents to easily access key performance indicators and better understand how their city is strategically working towards its goals.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The new dashboard is a modern, dynamic website that displays more than 130 key performance metrics from 28 City departments. The data is accessible and </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">digestible</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">, something very important for Barton. “Understanding your local government should not be complicated,” he said. “This dashboard breaks down Phoenix’s progress on issues important to our residents so they can be engaged and informed.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Transparency is a core value for Barton. He explained that the “improved dashboard exemplifies my commitment to transparent communication with our residents and fosters accountability within the City of Phoenix as an organization,” he said. The dashboard will show where the City is making strides... and where there is room for improvement. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The more than 130 metrics available on the dashboard will be updated regularly and new metrics will be added in the future. However, metrics will not be removed even if the City is lagging behind its goals. “The dashboard will give me, and our residents, a quick snapshot of the City’s operational health. It will identify where there is an issue and where we need to make changes,” said Barton. “I am committed to meeting our goals as a City, and I am excited that through the new dashboard, residents can follow our progress in meeting those goals.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Residents are encouraged to visit the improved dashboard and dig into the data for themselves at </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/dashboard"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix.gov/Dashboard</span></span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":257}"> </span> </p> </div> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerVideocity-managerCity Manager
City of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2357City Manager5/25/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2357/_Newsroom_CityHall_2022.jpgCity of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass0D3075E9D60D4B89AD53D376EA1EDCD6"><html> <p> ​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Here's how City services are affected:​</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Solid Waste Collection</strong>:</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Trash and recycling will be collected as usual. There will be no change in collection day. Please always place your trash and recycling containers four feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> </span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The 27th Avenue and North Gateway</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Transfer Stations</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Library:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, May 30. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/ eResources are available 24/7. Visit </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more details.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parking Meters:</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> All</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">parking meters </span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>:</strong> City of Phoenix Community Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/parks"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Parks</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> and </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trails</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> are open for their regular hours – please review </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</span> </span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">safety guidelines before visiting a trail.</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Pueblo Grande Museum</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Public Transit:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">On Monday, May 30, Valley Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be no RAPID and </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">E</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">xpress bus service. Customer Service </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">will be closed</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Metrocenter, Sunnyslope, Ed Pastor and Central Station transit centers also will be closed.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Visit</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">valleymetro.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more information.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Updated Draft Drone Policies Available for Reviewhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2273City Manager5/10/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2273/Police_Newsroom_Drone.pngUpdated Draft Drone Policies Available for Review<div class="ExternalClassFE0A7EDB183B4474AFB14CA0E1A13E4E"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix is committed to embracing technologies that improve service delivery to the public while protecting the safety and privacy of its residents. The integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called "drones", technology by the City in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is intended to enhance existing departmental capabilities and service to the community.​</p> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </p> <br> <h2>Resources<br></h2> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3goK1xk-5S0" target="_blank">Watch Recorded Version of Drone Policy Presentation (Video)</a> </p> <div style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/2022_UAS_Community_Meetings_Presentation_03_30_22.pdf" target="_blank">View Drone Policy Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/PHX_Unmanned_Aircraft_Systems_Drones_FAQ_May_2022.pdf" target="_blank">City of Phoenix Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) Community Meetings Frequently Asked Quest​ions (PDF)</a> from community engagement meetings held in March and April 2022.​<br></p><p><a href="https://Phoenix.gov/PIO/Drones" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/PIO/Drones​</a><br></p> </div> <h2>Policy Drafts Before Public Meetings<br></h2> <p>Draft policies are available for review including the city-wide Administrative Regulation which outlines the purpose of the drone as well as policy requirements focused on the privacy and safety of Phoenix residents, businesses, visitors, and the general public.<br></p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Drones_Draft_AR.pdf" target="_blank">UAS Drones Draft Adminstrative Regulation (A.R.) 03-15-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Fire_Department_Draft_Policy_03_11_22.pdf" target="_blank">UAS Fire Department Draft Policy 03-11-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Police_Departmental_Draft_Policy_03_15_22.pdf" target="_blank">UAS Police Department Draft Policy 03-15-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <h2>Policy Drafts After Public Meetings<br></h2> <p>After a series of public mee​tings were held (listed below), community feedback and Phoenix City Council input, the Administrative Regulations, as well as the proposed Police Department Fire Department Policies have been updated to reflect the ideas and concerns raised.<br></p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Drones_Draft_AR_1-56_05_09_22.pdf" target="_blank">Revised UAS Drones Draft Adminstrative Regulation (A.R.) 05-09-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Fire_Department_Draft_Policy_05_09_22.pdf" target="_blank">Revised UAS Fire Department Draft Policy 05-09-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Police_Departmental_Draft_Policy_05_09_22.pdf" target="_blank">Revised UAS Police Department Draft Policy 05-09-22 (PDF)</a>​<br><br></p> <br> <em> <strong>Original April 11, 2022 Article</strong> </em> <br> <br>The City of Phoenix is seeking public input as it develops a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) “drone" program. <br><br>The Phoenix City Council voted on February 16, 2022 to approve moving forward with a drone program which includes meetings throughout the city where members of the public can help craft the policies and procedures.<br><br>The City has established several opportunities for the public to comment on these draft documents.<br><br>The following meetings are currently available, with more still to be scheduled in council districts throughout the city.<br><br><table width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><br></td><td></td><td><br><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Meeting</strong></td><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Date</strong></td><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Location</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>District 1: Councilwoman Ann O'Brien</p><p> </p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>February 28, March 7, 8, 9</p><p>March 25, 7:30AM</p><p>April 19, 7:00PM  </p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p> </p><p>Double Tree Hotel 10220 N. Metro Parkway</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 2: Councilman Jim Waring</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Monday, April 4 following 8:30AM budget hearing<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee9a672aee96a83c78af0b479185584a2" target="_blank">Webex- Translation Available​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 3: Councilwoman Debra Stark</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, March 16 at 6PM</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Patina Mountain Preserve - 1431 E. Dunlap</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 4: Vice Mayor Laura Pastor</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, March 30 at 6PM</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m1d979f247e57b12452a7b82d1671f35f" target="_blank">Webex</a>- Translation Available</td></tr></tbody></table>​<br><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">District 5: Councilwoman Betty Guardado </td><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday, March 1 Neighborhood Leaders Meeting<br><br>Wednesday April 27<br></td><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Webex- Translation Available<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e673022a1afb2c898bf40f6332b150dbc">Webex-</a> <br><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1b886da541c414909439a8d89375be5e">Spanish attendee link​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 6: Councilman Sal DiCiccio</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, April 6 at 6PM<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=mc704a8ab581f3a1f2a393421ea8b618e" target="_blank">Webex- Translation Available​</a><br><a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m7309e454feb3a7b9ae670ea0506d8e43__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21MeerbSWFEpB8hfS6sdnHhEc2e68oKLps1NhHRwRP-FXUU026VnB-2rjeTVBxgipPVOf0uKYbgQ$">Spanish Webex link​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 7: Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday, April 5 at 6PM<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc-ihpz4vGNfPjwTLMEH-lCq2uxyFYk-8" target="_blank">Zoom​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 8: Councilmember Carlos Garcia</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday, March 29 at 6PM<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m2bd4909988b352e90140e7aca69a611a" target="_blank">Webex-​ Translation Available​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">City-wide</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="/policesite/Documents/Transparency/UAS%20Community%20Meeting_NoticeOfPublicMeeting-VirtualMeeting_3.28.22.pdf" target="_blank">Monday, March 28 at 5PM<br></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="/policesite/Documents/Transparency/UAS%20Community%20Meeting_NoticeOfPublicMeeting-VirtualMeeting_3.28.22.pdf" target="_blank">Webex- Translation Available​<br></a></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align:center;"><br><br></div></td></tr></tbody></table>Once approved, Phoenix will join more than 1,500 public safety agencies across the country and at least three dozen in Arizona using drone technology.<br><br>If you are unable to participate in an online meeting or want to leave additional comments, you can email them to <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​​.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Chief Williams to Retire After 33-year Career as Police Officer, 11 as Chiefhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2330City Manager5/3/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2330/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgChief Williams to Retire After 33-year Career as Police Officer, 11 as Chief<div class="ExternalClass4B45FAE58B764E3097C127FF6F8D2FA9"><html> <p>​ Police Chief Jeri Williams has informed Phoenix city leadership she intends to retire after an impressive 33-year career in law enforcement.<br><br>“After much prayer and consideration and in consultation with my family and city leadership, I have decided to make a change," said Chief Williams. “There is never a perfect time to transition but the time feels right for me now to step aside. Just like when I felt called to do this job, I also feel called right now to go in a new direction, allowing me the rare opportunity to prioritize family and explore future endeavors."<br><br> Williams started her career with the Phoenix Police Department in 1989, working the same streets she grew up on with fellow Maryvale High School classmate and recently retired Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner. Williams worked through the ranks eventually becoming an Assistant Chief before moving to Oxnard California in 2011 to serve as the Police Chief. She returned to the Phoenix Police Department in 2016 as Police Chief.<br><br> “Chief Williams has devoted her professional career to the city she loves," said City Manager Jeff Barton. “Her passion for this community, her leadership through challenging times and her commitment to reforming and evolving the Phoenix Police Department will be missed as she makes this decision to retire."</p> <p> <a href="/newsroom/police/2329" target="_blank">In a retirement announcement​</a>, Chief Williams notes some of the accomplishments she's most proud of during the last nearly six years as Phoenix Police Chief, which includes everything from becoming fully compliant with the requirements for <a href="https://8cantwait.org/" target="_blank">#8CANTWAIT</a> to something as simple as getting cell phones for officers. Other noted accomplishments include:</p> <ul> <li><p>Body Worn Cameras<br></p></li><li><p>Documenting every time an officer points a weapon at someone </p></li> <li><p>Implementing less lethal response to encounters which has prevented some officer-involved shootings</p></li> <li><p>Obtaining a new records management system</p></li> <li><p>Standard processes like updating policies and procedures to mirror the changing expectations and demands of the community</p></li> <li><p>Being transparent by showing the public Critical Incident Videos in 14-days or less </p></li> </ul> <p> Chief Williams also included one of her biggest priorities, the building of relationships with the community, among employees and with peers throughout the Phoenix area, the state of Arizona and the country.  She shared her most rewarding work has been the honor and privilege to serve as the leader of the amazing group of men and women, sworn and non-sworn, in the Phoenix Police Department. <br></p> <p>Williams has committed to continue to lead the department while city leadership identify the right individual to temporarily take the helm of the State's largest law enforcement agency.  City Manager Jeff Barton intends to hire an external interim chief, someone who will not be the permanent chief but instead will guide the department through the currently open <a href="/police/doj" target="_blank">Department of Justice civil pattern or practice investigation</a>. A nation-wide search for a permanent replacement will happen at a later date.​<br></p> <p> <a href="/newsroom/police/2329" target="_blank"> <strong>Read Chief Williams' complete statement.</strong> </a> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager



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