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OAT Releases First Monitoring Reports of Phoenix PD Investigationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3027City Manager2/22/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3027/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgOAT Releases First Monitoring Reports of Phoenix PD Investigations<div class="ExternalClass32C51E1E643E4DB1A44B03BD1132FF40"><html> <div> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT) has released its first two monitoring reports, highlighting areas where investigations into two high-profile incidents were incomplete or could have been conducted in a more thorough way. The reports are shared with the Phoenix Police Department as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to improve accountability and community trust.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Both incidents are from late 2022. The first involved a Wall Street Journal reporter accused of trespassing outside a Phoenix bank, while the second involved a physical altercation between a Phoenix Police officer and a man suspected of stealing a vehicle at a gas station. OAT's review of these incidents identified areas where improvements can be made in the police department's investigative processes.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Recommendations range from improved information gathering, such as asking more thorough questions to a more thorough review of all evidence available as well as referring cases to the Critical Incident Review Board. You can read the full list of findings from the </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="/accountabilitysite/Documents/Incident-OAT22-007.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trespassing</span> </span> </a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> and </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="/accountabilitysite/Documents/Incident-OAT22-010.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">gas station incident</span> </span> </a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> monitoring reports.</span></p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“The release of these monitoring reports marks an important step towards transparency and accountability within the Phoenix Police Department,” said interim OAT Director Shannon Johanni. “OAT’s diligent work is one tool to identify issues within the department, which when addressed will ultimately contribute to improved relationships between law enforcement and the community they serve.”</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Findings have been given directly to interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan. He and his staff are reviewing OAT’s analysis and will respond publicly in writing. The findings will guide future changes to improve policies and processes within the department.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">OAT will continue to monitor investigations within the Phoenix Police Department and provide recommendations for improvement as needed. As additional monitoring reports are released, they will be posted to the </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="/accountability" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Office of Accountability and Transparency</span> </span> </a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> website, where you can also learn more about OAT and its mission.</span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
City of Phoenix Presidents’ Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2901City Manager2/14/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2901/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgCity of Phoenix Presidents’ Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClassCC7B396FD880403E8A39AEFEF4C3D026"><html> <p></p><p>City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2024 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. Here's how City services are affected:  </p><p><strong>Solid Waste Collection:</strong> Curbside trash and recycling schedules remain unchanged on Monday, February 19, with no schedule changes on the days following the holiday, either. Collection will happen as regularly scheduled, even on Presidents' Day itself.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p><strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> Both the 27th Ave. and North Gateway transfer stations will be closed on Monday, February 19.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p><strong>Public Works Customer Contact Center:</strong> The Contact Center will be closed on Monday, February 19. It will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20. Residents can call 602-262-6251.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p><strong>Library:</strong> All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of the holiday. Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/eResources are available 24/7. Visit <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for more details. </p><p><strong>Parking Meters</strong>: All parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.   </p><p><strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities:</strong> City of Phoenix Community centers will be closed on Monday, February 19 for the holiday. Parks and trails will be open for regular hours, but please review “<a href="/parks/trails" target="_blank">Take a Hike. Do it Right</a>." safety guidelines before visiting a trail.    </p><p><strong>S'edav Va'aki Museum</strong> is open for normal business hours.</p><p><strong>Public Transit:</strong> Both bus and light rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule Monday, February 19. There is no Express or RAPID bus service. The following transit centers are closed: Ed Pastor, Sunnyslope and Central Station. Customer Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check <a href="https://valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">ValleyMetro.org</a> for schedules. </p><p><strong>Dial-a-Ride service</strong> will be available, by reservation, between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about the Dial-a-Ride service, visit <a href="/dial-a-ride" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/dial-a-ride</a>.   </p><p><strong>Sky Harbor International Airport:</strong> America's Friendliest Airport® continues to see a record numbers of passengers. If flying domestically, arrive at least two hours early. If flying internationally, arrive three hours early. Make sure to leave extra time for parking. <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/parking/" target="_blank">Our Sky Harbor Parking program</a> makes it easy to reserve parking up to six months in advance. Enjoy convenient parking options in the terminal garages or an economy parking lot at the 24th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, which is an easy option for travelers who live west or north of the Airport. To avoid traffic congestion, remember there are PHX Sky Train® Stations at 44th and 24th streets that will get passengers to both terminals with ease.<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix Community Court Creates Alternative Legal Solutions for People Experiencing Homelessness https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2999City Manager1/27/2024 1:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/2ObGlNMcQDY?si=avoF_HOLkFge4MFKPhoenix Community Court Creates Alternative Legal Solutions for People Experiencing Homelessness <div class="ExternalClassE96983AC9EEC4D0FB7DF34E514178081"><html> <p>​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The City of Phoenix is proud to announce its new Community Court, which will </span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">provide long-term solutions and services for people experiencing homelessness as an alternative path to the traditional criminal justice system.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Community Court will provide individuals experiencing homelessness who are accused of misdemeanor offenses the opportunity to connect with resources and establish stable housing through a customized plan. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“Rather than perpetuate a cyclical approach of an unsheltered individuals’ involvement in the criminal justice system due to misdemeanor offenses, the Community Court will enable us to empower individuals to make meaningful changes in their lives and ultimately end their homelessness,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “I am very excited to celebrate the successes from the program soon, and want to thank Councilwoman O’Brien for her leadership on this, as well as the City of Phoenix Office of Homeless Solutions, City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, and Community Bridges, Inc. for their work to make this program possible.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“After a year of working directly with staff to craft the Community Court program, I am thrilled to see it officially open and being used as a new avenue to help connect people to the services they need to lift themselves out of homelessness,” said Councilwoman Ann O’Brien. “This new court will give the opportunity for homeless offenders to choose to accept services and work towards success or follow the path of the traditional justice system. We can hold people accountable and be compassionate. This court does that.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">"Those experiencing homelessness often struggle through the traditional justice system and have limited opportunities for crucial services," said Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari. "That is where the Phoenix Community Court comes in. This specialty court is based on best practices throughout the country and will be a sign of hope for folks experiencing homelessness".</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Community Court is a joint effort between several City departments including, the Municipal Court, Prosecutor’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, and the Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS), along with nonprofit Community Bridges, Inc. After an individual is cited or arrested, the Prosecutor’s Office will determine if they are qualified to participate in Community Court, based on their criminal history and the charges they are facing. Individuals charged with felonies or other violent crimes will not be eligible.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Community Court participants will be assigned a caseworker who will assist them through their court process. The navigators will develop an individualized plan for each client, which will identify personal goals to help them get on the path to ending their homelessness. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“The Office of Homeless Solutions is continuously working on innovative approaches to address homelessness in our community. This Community Court partnership is just one example of these efforts,” said Scott Hall, Deputy Director of the Office of Homeless Solutions. “This program gives people direct access to vital resources as we continue our commitment to increasing shelter and affordable housing while also developing strategic solutions to prevent homelessness.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“Community Bridges is honored to partner with the City of Phoenix on the development of the Community Court model,” said John Hogeboom, President and CEO of Community Bridges,</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Inc. “We believe that a partnership between justice, government, behavioral health, and other key stakeholders is key to resolving community issues that impact us all.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Participants who successfully complete their individualized plans will graduate from Community Court with their charges resolved or reduced. If an offender does not complete their plan, their case will return to regular court proceedings. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“Our goal in all cases is to achieve outcomes that rehabilitate instead of debilitate,” said James Sampanes, City Prosecutor. “For those who opt in to Community Court, the key to success will be putting in the work and taking meaningful steps to change their lives. If they choose not to participate, they will face criminal consequences based on the crime and their criminal history, just like anyone else would.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“I see Community Court as an opportunity for clients in need of services to escape the grueling cycle of homelessness,” said David Ward, Director of the Public Defender’s Office. "By providing supportive services such as navigation, counseling, workforce development, and housing, in exchange for more favorable case resolutions, we are setting clients up for success.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <a href="/courtsite/Pages/specialtyindex.aspx" target="_blank">Phoenix Specialty Courts Website​</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/solutions" target="_blank">Office of Homeless Solutions Website​</a> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerVideocity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix City Manager Thanks Residents for GO Bond Supporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2916City Manager11/8/2023 3:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2916/CMOBond_Newsroom_Oct2023.pngPhoenix City Manager Thanks Residents for GO Bond Support<div class="ExternalClass9F04777B698245798154732CE7D4DA58"><html> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW109771186 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Statement from Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton regarding the 2023 General Obligation (GO) Bond election results:​</span> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">"Thank you, Phoenix residents, for supporting the 2023 General Obligation (GO) Bond Program. Because of your support, we will be able to fund critical infrastructure and rehabilitation needs of both aging City facilities and areas of rapid growth, with new and enhanced parks, libraries, fire and police stations, affordable housing, street improvements and more. </span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW109771186 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">We are doing this without increasing the property tax rate. We are pacing spending to allow future bond programs without increasing the property tax rate, setting up our future leaders and generations to enjoy a community with world-class amenities. </span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW109771186 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">I am incredibly proud of my team at the City of Phoenix who put together the comprehensive yet fiscally responsible bond program. We have prioritized public engagement every step of the way, and now with voter approval, our work continues. I take the responsibility to deliver on these projects very seriously. I look forward to seeing these amenities come to fruition as we work to maintain the Phoenix of today and build the Phoenix of tomorrow."</span> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Learn more about the GO Bond Program at <a href="/bond" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Bond.</a>​</span></span></p> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
City Launches New Public Records Request and Management Systemhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2738City Manager5/1/2023 10:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2738/City Hall Image.jpgCity Launches New Public Records Request and Management System<div class="ExternalClass6080B05D799A479DB2768807927B4DE2"><html> <div>The City of Phoenix has a new online <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/prr">Public Records Center</a> that aims to improve the overall customer experience with the public records request (PRR) process. The new system went online Monday, May 1 and offers improved features for both requesters and City employees who manage PRRs. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Requesters will now have easier access to public records already available online and the ability to track the City’s progress toward fulfilling their requests. Additional enhancements include a Trending Topics section, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with links to online resources, and a Public Records Archive. Visitors to the website are required to set up an account before they can submit a public records request. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The new system is designed to standardize processes and eliminate redundancies for employees managing public records. Communications Director Dan Wilson says, “It’s a big advancement in the City’s ongoing effort to improve efficiency in fulfilling public records requests.” </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>It’s important to note that PRRs submitted through the previous system are already in progress and should not be resubmitted through the new system. Duplicate requests will only delay the City’s ability to fulfill public records promptly. You can find additional resources and contact information for the City’s various public records divisions online at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/publicrecords">phoenix.gov/publicrecords​</a>. </div> <div> <br> <br> </div> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix Mayor and City Council Declare Indigenous Peoples’ Day a City Holidayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2733City Manager4/20/2023 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2733/Newsroom_Indigenous Peoples_A.jpgPhoenix Mayor and City Council Declare Indigenous Peoples’ Day a City Holiday<div class="ExternalClassB3801744568946F3B959844BB9B126BD"><html> <p>​Mayor Kate Gallego and the Phoenix City Council voted to designate the second Monday of October each year as a city holiday in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. <br></p> <p>Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrates the history and culture of indigenous American peoples, recognizing the losses they experienced and honoring the contributions they continue to make in our society.<br></p> <p>Held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, the history of Indigenous Peoples' Day goes back to 1977. That year, the International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas began conversations of replacing Columbus Day in the Americas. In 1992, the City Council of Berkeley instituted Indigenous Peoples' Day, and since then, other cities and states have followed suit. In 2021, President Joe Biden formally commemorated the holiday with a proclamation. <br></p> <p>As part of the resolution approved by Phoenix Mayor and Council, Indigenous Peoples' Day will become a paid city holiday beginning this year (2023).<br></p> <p>City offices will be closed for Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, October 9, 2023. City services available that day will follow a similar pattern to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day or Cesar Chavez Day.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Successes of City of Phoenix Community Safety Plans https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2720City Manager4/12/2023 7:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2720/CSP Newsroom.pngSuccesses of City of Phoenix Community Safety Plans <div class="ExternalClass4C5D21A28D494E029D156028E33A3CC5"><html> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The City of Phoenix is making significant progress on the implementation of its Community Safety Plans (CSP), one year after receiving City Council approval for two pilot programs. The multi-department, collaborative effort aims to improve the safety and quality of life in selected areas along the I-17 corridor and along Hatcher Road in west Sunnyslope. The second phase, which began in March 2023, includes focus areas along 19th Avenue along I-17 was approved as part of the 2022-23 Fiscal year budget. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> <br> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The Neighborhood Services, Police, Street Transportation, and Parks and Recreation Departments, along with the Office of Homeless Solutions, Public Health Advisor, and Prosecutor’s Office, are working together, utilizing strategic resources, technology and input from community partners to proactively address community issues and concerns. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“The residents who live in these communities have been essential partners in implementing our Community Safety Plans,” said Nickolas Valenzuela, Special Projects Administrator managing the programs. “We heard their concerns. They want to take back their community and have pride in the neighborhoods where they live and are raising their families. We are listening to them every step of the way to identify problem areas and make sure what we are implementing addresses their concerns to give them real results.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Each focus area has a dedicated Community Committee made up of local stakeholders who provide staff with ongoing feedback on the implementation of the CSPs. Through their valuable input, staff adjusted the original CSP strategies to better align with the concerns and needs of the communities and implement the most appropriate strategies. These strategies are: </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Safety of Public Spaces</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Access to Services</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Education and Prevention</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="3" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Crime Detection and Response</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> </ul> </div> <div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The major accomplishments within each strategy area in the first year of the pilot programs are outlined below:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> </div> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong style="">Safety of Public Spaces</strong> </span></div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">This strategy builds and maintains relationships with residents, businesses and stakeholders to improve the safety around buildings and public spaces. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Neighborhood Services Department: </strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Two new positions added:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">A dedicated Neighborhood Specialist and a dedicated Neighborhood Inspector for both CSP areas. These staff members are working with the community and other City departments to identify a list of top priorities within each area for code compliance concerns such as graffiti, overgrown vegetation, inoperable vehicles and other common blight violations.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li></ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span>Five community cleanups conducted from Indian School to Northern between fall 2022 and spring 2023 removing trash, litter and debris with the help of volunteers and staff.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">23 alley segments funded in the area through the Gated Alley Program, with 16 more identified as eligible for future Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> </div> </div> <div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":720,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>Street Transportation Department:</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>27</strong> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <span data-fontsize="11"> <strong>th</strong> </span> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong> Avenue CSP: </strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">Additional lighting installed in the I-17 underpasses from Peoria Ave. to Bell Rd.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">Upgraded existing streetlight wattage in specific areas along 27<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><span data-fontsize="11">th</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> Ave. identified in coordination with Police.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">Four new streetlights will be installed by fall 2023.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <strong>Hatcher Road CSP</strong> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> </li> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">Weekly street cleanings conducted around Hatcher Road and 10<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><span data-fontsize="11">th</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> Avenue, with support from the Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS) to provide outreach services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the area. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> </ul> </div> </div> <div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":1440,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>Parks and Recreation Department: </strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"></span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Piloting additional security services between 8p.m. and 10 a.m. at three parks in the CSPs: </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> </li> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">Cortez Park, Cielito Park and Washington Park.</li> </ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">Security contractor works with OHS to conduct outreach within the parks. <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> </div> </div> <div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Access to Services</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style=""> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">This strategy focuses on the increased coordination of outreach services to residents experiencing homelessness, mental and behavioral health issues and/or those victimized by human trafficking. The Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS) is leading the ongoing coordination of outreach services within the CSP focus areas.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Office of Homeless Solutions:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="9" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">New Homeless Liaison positions added.</span> </li> <ul><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="9" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">​These staff members are working with the community and neighborhoods to provide resources, information and outreach to connect individuals with available services and/or shelter. The Liaisons also coordinate outreach events in specific areas of the CSPs as identified through the Community Committees.</li></ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="9" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">Adding 270 new indoor shelter beds with support services to the CSP area through partnerships: <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="9" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">​The Haven is a new Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) shelter for seniors 55+. The City of Phoenix invested $4 million to fund the rehabilitation of an old hotel to convert it to a 170- unit shelter for seniors.</li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="9" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">The North Mountain Healing Center is new a Community Bridges Inc., shelter. The City invested $4 million to fund the rehabilitation of a commercial building to convert it to a 100-unit shelter.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> <li> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">​​</span> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">Improving referrals to health and social services through </span> <a href="/phxcares" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">PHX C.A.R.E.S.</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">, the Community Assistance Program, the Office of Public Health and the City’s behavioral health partnership with Mercy Care. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> </span> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong style="">Education and Prevention</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style=""> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">This strategy focuses on proactively addressing community concerns by providing the community with information on resources and services and actively working with the community to identify solutions and inform the service approach. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Police Department:</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">25+ Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) audits conducted to assist area property owners.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">300+ Authority to Arrest properties established or maintained.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":720,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Prosecutor’s Office:</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Six new positions added:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">Four Community Prosecutors<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span>Two Community Justice Specialists<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="12" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span>One Legal Assistant<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Three existing attorneys reassigned to support the work in the CSP areas.</span> </li> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span>25+ community meetings, engagements or trainings on criminal justice processes, programs and resources including crime prevention, trespassing, Authority to Arrest and human trafficking.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Neighborhood Services Department:</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Participated in numerous strategic meetings with businesses and neighborhoods to discuss safety and crime prevention and educating them on how to become involved in reducing blight, graffiti and other concerns. </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="11" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">One business alliance reestablished and provided resources for the potential creation of future business alliances.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> </div> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":360,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Crime Detection and Response</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">This strategy focuses on reducing violent crime and quality of life offenses through the Phoenix Police Department’s use of Real Time Operations Centers (ROTC) in conjunction with field operations and criminal investigations. Gunshot detection, license plate readers and fixed-point cameras will relay real-time information into the RTOCs. Phoenix Police is actively engaged in establishing the RTOCs in the Cactus Park and Desert Horizon Precincts, once fully operational the ROTCs will provide 20 hours of coverage per day.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Police Department:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">10 Police Assistant positions added and trained.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">One lead IT Specialist added for the implementation and monitoring of the technology solutions feeding into the RTOCs.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">200+ Bike Patrol man hours. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">40 collaborations with the Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> 92 of 228 gunshot detectors received and installed in CSP areas.</span> </li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span>10 of 45 license plate readers installed in strategic locations on 27<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><span data-fontsize="11">th</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> Ave. and Hatcher.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="13" data-list-defn-props="{"335552541":1,"335559684":-2,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Symbol","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem">75 fixed-point cameras, delivery expected May 2023.<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></li> </ul> <div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The City is partnering with Arizona State University (ASU) to conduct pre-and post-intervention studies of the CSP areas, to determine the success of the initiative measured by metrics established by ASU through feedback from the City and Community Committees. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The Community Safety Plans encompass areas across four Phoenix City Council Districts: District 1, District 3, District 4 and District 5. The support from the City Council members has been instrumental in the implementation of the plans as they have provided an environment for staff to work outside of traditional silos to collaboratively address the issues at a comprehensive level.  </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, District 1, Chair of the Public Safety & Justice Subcommittee:</strong> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“These Crime Safety Plans are really the result of the community calling for help. They are community driven through residents serving on the committees representing the various regions within the plan. A wholistic approach to community safety includes an active and engaged community, which these pilot programs do. Coupling in the latest technology, like license plate readers and gunshot detectors, we’re one step closer to returning to safe neighborhoods and a high quality of living.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Councilwoman Betty Guardado, District 5, Chair of the Community & Cultural Investment Subcommittee:</strong> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“To create thriving neighborhoods, we need to take holistic approaches focused on overall quality of life for our residents. In District 5, we have created two community safety plans that look at economic opportunity, neighborhood activation, public health, and so much more. We are lucky to have the support of our first responders, neighborhood services, homeless solutions, and most importantly the community.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Councilwoman Debra Stark, District 3:</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“I am very excited about Hatcher Road being a part of the Phoenix Community Safety Plans. The businesses along Hatcher Road created a business alliance several years ago and are ready to assist the City in any way to see the program become a success.” </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Councilwoman Laura Pastor, District 4:</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">"I fully support the work of these City departments coming together to address issues highlighted by concerned community members. I am looking forward to real action being done to address these issues."</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":0,"335551620":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Learn more about the </span> <a href="/citymanager/communitysafetyplans" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Community Safety Plans</span></span></a></div></div></div><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Bills You Should Know About https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2676City Manager3/6/2023 8:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2676/Newsroom_CityView_03.jpgBills You Should Know About <div class="ExternalClassBD64A123BE9041A4B67EAA224456EA08"><html> <p>​<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix Office of Government Relations monitors state and federal legislation that may impact the City. Government Relations works to maintain and preserve the City’s shared revenues, oppose unfunded mandates, protect local authority, and ensure involvement on water resource matters. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br>Recently, several legislative bills have been proposed by the Arizona State House of Representatives and Arizona State Senate that will impact City of Phoenix residents.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span><br></span></p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">As residents, you have the most impact on influencing your State elected officials to support or oppose bills being proposed by the Arizona State Legislature. While these measures are not being considered by Phoenix City Council, they certainly impact our community. </span></p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Here’s what you need to know:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <h2> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix opposes the following bills:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":2,"335551620":2,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </h2> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Senate Bill 1117 – Restrictions to Zoning Local Authority and Public Input </strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">SB1117 entirely removes residents' ability to have a say in how their neighborhoods look and feel. The bill preempts cities and towns in all housing matters and prohibits any “undue burden” on a developer. Under this law, developers would be able to ignore zoning districts, codes, design standards, parking requirements, walkability standards, and other conditions. The bill eliminates the citizen review process for residential and multifamily developments, which will prevent residents from learning about projects or providing input. It prohibits planning commissions from reviewing housing projects, getting community input and providing recommendation to our City Council. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>House Bill 2094 – Licensing and Fingerprinting of Mobile Food Vendors</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">HB 2094 prohibits local governments from requiring mobile food vendors operators to submit fingerprint clearance cards. This would upend the City of Phoenix’s current licensure program which has successfully been in place for decades after food and ice cream truck operators came together with residents to develop a system that worked for our community.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Due to public safety concerns, mobile food vendors are required to be fingerprinted prior to being issued a license to operate. It is important for us to go through the extra step of fingerprinting in order to assure our residents’ safety due to their proximity to residentially zoned property and interaction with children. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Senate Bill 1162 – Limiting Local Authority of Home-Based Businesses</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">SB 1162 would limit local authority over businesses operating out of a residential home and make it much more difficult to manage the needs of neighboring property owners. The City of Phoenix currently works in collaboration with home-based business owners and their communities to strike a balance that works for everyone, SB 1162 upends this balance.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix currently allows residential home-based businesses that do not detract from the residential feel and characteristics of the neighborhood by requiring standards to operate a home-based business. Allowing a home-based business by-right and not allowing the City to require the standard already in place could be detrimental to Phoenix neighborhoods.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> </p> <h2> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix supports the following bills:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":2,"335551620":2,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </h2> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Senate Bill 1585 – Funding for Homelessness  </strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">SB 1585 appropriates $155 million for various measures to mitigate and prevent homelessness. If passed, the City of Phoenix could apply for grants to provide sanctioned housing for unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness. This would go a long way in our efforts to address the homelessness crisis.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>Senate Bill 1541 – Permanent Funding for Affordable Housing</strong>  </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">SB 1541 provides a permanent funding stream for the Housing Trust Fund. This Fund provides grants to develop affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income households as well as funding for homeless shelters, transitional housing, eviction prevention and rapid rehousing. With a secure funding source, the Housing Trust Fund will be able to make a positive impact on the current housing crisis. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> <strong>House Bill 2381 – Increase in Relocation Funding for Displaced Residents Due to Mobile Home Park Redevelopments</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">HB 2381 would increase the amount the Arizona Department of Housing will issue a tenant who is required to relocate due to redevelopment of a mobile home park from $7,500 to $12,500 for a single section mobile home or $12,500 to $20,000 for a multi-section mobile home. Although this is not enough to cover the cost of forced relocation, this is a step in the right direction and will provide much needed relief to displaced residents. </span> </p> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager

 

 

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