City of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3105City Manager5/17/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3105/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgCity of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass4EA8AE2895A048ABBE4FA95B5ADE4AA0"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.</p> <p>Here's how City services are affected: ​<br></p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste Collection: </strong>Curbside collection will not change during the week of Memorial Day. Trash and recycling collection will happen as regularly scheduled on Memorial Day.<br></p> <p> <strong>T</strong><strong><strong>r</strong>ansfer Stations: </strong>Both the 27th Ave. and North Gateway transfer stations will be closed on Monday, May 27.<br></p> <p> <strong>Public Works Customer Contact Center: </strong>The Contact Center will be closed on Monday, May 27. It will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Residents can call 602-262-6251.<br></p> <p>L<strong>ibrary: </strong>All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the holiday. Visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for more details. The heat relief Respite Center at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/burton-barr">Burton Barr Central Library</a> remains open 24 hours. Cooling Centers (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/harmon">Harmon </a>and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/yucca">Yucca ​</a>libraries) extended hours will be open for heat relief services <strong>only </strong>from noon to 10 p.m. Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/eResources are available 24/7. ​<br></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters: </strong>All parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.   <br></p> <p> <strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities: </strong>City of Phoenix Community centers will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the holiday. Parks and trails will be open for regular hours, but please review “<a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails">Take a Hike. Do it Right</a>." safety guidelines before visiting a trail. City pools will be open for open swim from noon to 6 p.m., however there will be no programming.  <br></p> <p> <strong>S'edav Va'aki Museum</strong> will be closed on Monday, May 27. <br></p> <p> <strong>Public Transit: </strong>Both bus and light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule Monday, May 27. There is no Express or RAPID bus service and Customer Service is closed. The following public transit centers also are closed: Ed Pastor, Sunnyslope and Central Station. Check <a href="http://ValleyMetro.org" target="_blank">ValleyMetro.org​</a> for schedules. <br></p> <p> <strong>Dial-a-Ride </strong>service will be available, by reservation, between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about the Dial-a-Ride service, visit <a target="_blank" href="/dial-a-ride">Phoenix.gov/dial-a-ride</a>.<br></p> <p> <strong>S</strong><strong><strong>ky</strong> Harbor International Airport:</strong> If you plan to park at the airport, reserve your parking in advance. Book your parking at <a target="_blank" href="https://skyharbor.com/phxreserve">skyharbor.com/parkphx</a>. Come early even if you have a reservation. You can also Use our Find A Spot tool to see parking availability. This can be found at <a target="_blank" href="https://apps.skyharbor.com/findaspot/">skyharbor.com/findaspot</a>.   <br></p> <p>Passengers can view security checkpoint wait times on <a target="_blank" href="https://skyharbor.com/">skyharbor.com</a> or on one of the flight information display boards in each terminal. You can use any security checkpoint in Terminal 4 to access any gate.   </p> <p>The PHX Reserve program allows guests to schedule a specific time for their TSA security screening. All you need to do is reserve your time and show up at your assigned checkpoint at your appointment time. Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://skyharbor.com/phxreserve">skyharbor.com/phxreserve.</a>   </p> <p>Confirm flight status with your airline before heading to the airport, then give yourself plenty of time. Arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight departs if you are flying domestically, three hours if you are flying internationally.   </p> <p>Finally, look for Navigators dressed in purple. Navigator volunteers serve all over the Airport by providing directions, information, and friendly assistance. They serve as a welcoming presence to more than 120,000 passengers each day, truly making it America's Friendliest Airport®.<br></p><p><em>Note: The Cooling Center at Cholla Library is temporarily closed. </em><br></p><p><br></p><p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix Final Four Events: Know Before You Gohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3058City Manager4/5/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3058/Newsroom_FInalFour_KBYG.pngPhoenix Final Four Events: Know Before You Go<div class="ExternalClass9A14DB8F27AE4678984C6DBC354C8E2B"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix is excited to welcome basketball fans to explore and enjoy the excitement in and around downtown during the NCAA Men's Final Four. Whether you're a resident looking for information about the March Madness Music Festival ® at Hance Park or the Final Four Fan Fest® at the Phoenix Convention Center or a visitor heading into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the City of Phoenix is prepared to help you enjoy a safe experience. See below for valuable <strong>Know Before You Go </strong>ideas and suggestions to make the most of your time in downtown Phoenix. Also,<a target="_blank" href="https://www.flowcode.com/page/welcometophx"> check out popular ideas on how to enjoy Phoenix</a>, including guides to food and fun in the downtown area. Visit the City's <a target="_blank" href="/pio/finalfour">Final Four home page​</a> for more​​​ resources.<br></p> <h2>Aviation​<br></h2> <p>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is looking forward to welcoming travelers from across the country in for the NCAA Final Four festivities and are offering the following travel tips to make the customer journey as seamless as possible:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Reserve your rental car in advance: Vehicles will be in high demand.</p> </li> <li> <p>Remember 5-4-3-2-1: </p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>5 hrs before departure - Check out of your hotel</p> </li> <li> <p>4 hrs before departure – Turn in your rental car</p> </li> <li> <p>3 hrs before departure – Check in at the ticket counter</p> </li> <li> <p>2 hrs before departure – Get in line at the TSA Security Checkpoint</p> </li> <li> <p>1 hr before departure – Be at your gate.</p> </li> </ul> <li> <p>Game memorabilia: Pack most of your souvenirs in your luggage EXCEPT for your game program. Carry that in your carry-on to avoid potential issues with baggage scanners.</p> </li> <li> <p>Visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.skyharbor.com/">skyharbor.com</a> for additional travel tips.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> </li> </ul> <h2>Public Transit</h2> <p> The Final Four fun is only a train/bus ride away! Phoenix Public Transit, in collaboration with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro</a>, welcomes visitors and residents to the 2024 NCAA Final Four, and encourages all to take public transit to the festivities. For the entire Final Four weekend, the City of Phoenix is proud to support the Valley Metro's sponsored rides program. This means you can ride Light Rail for free. To take advantage of the program, follow these steps:</p> <ol> <li> <p>Download the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeeTVRa74U$">Valley Metro app [valleymetro.org]</a> and create an account. The app and account are required to access the complimentary pass.</p> </li> <li> <p>Visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/know-before-you-go__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeeSVGJLhX$">'Know Before You Go' [ncaa.com]</a> section of the <a target="_blank" href="https://cityofphoenix-my.sharepoint.com/personal/067901_one_phoenix_gov/Documents/001-Final%20Four%202024/002_FF24_Messaging/04_PHXNewsroom_Articles/ncaa.com/mensfinalfour">NCAA Men's Final Four® website</a> or the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/mens-final-four-app__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeefPE4mab$">Official App [ncaa.com]</a>. Under 'Transportation,' click the link to access the Final Four transit pass. This link will take you back to the Valley Metro app. </p> </li> <li> <p>Complete the transaction for your complimentary Final Four transit pass.</p> </li> </ol> <p>Scan the QR code at the purple fare readers before each ride. This pass is valid April 5-8 for up to four people.<br></p> <h2>Phoenix Convention Center<br></h2> <p>The Phoenix Convention Center is home to the Final Four Fan Fest® presented by Capital One from Friday, April 5 to Monday, April 8.  Tickets are $8 for presale and $10 at the door and <a target="_blank" href="http://ticketmaster.com/men-s-final-four-fan-fest-tickets/artist/2070512?_gl=1%2aqz5iln%2a_gcl_au%2aMjgwMDM1NDUyLjE3MDU2MDU3NjE">are available at Ticketmaster</a>. </p> <h2>Parking<br></h2> <p>Guests are encouraged to purchase parking ahead of time as we anticipate a high demand for spaces near the Phoenix Convention Center. <a target="_blank" href="https://space.aceparking.com/ncaafinalfour">Purchase your parking via Ace Parking.</a> More information is available at the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/fan-fest#overview">Final Four web site</a>.</p> <h2>Fire<br></h2> <p> The Phoenix Fire Department wants to ensure everyone is well-prepared and informed to guarantee an enjoyable experience:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Keep an eye on weather: High winds, extreme heat, or dry conditions can increase the risk of fire hazards and medical emergencies.</p> </li> <li> <p>Be prepared: Hydrate ahead of time, bring ample water, wear sunscreen, and sensible shoes.</p> </li> <li> <p>Ensure all cigarette butts and other smoking materials are safely extinguished and disposed of in designated receptacles.</p> </li> <li> <p>Keep Emergency Exits Clear and Familiarize yourself with the location of emergency exits and ensure they remain unobstructed throughout the event.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Fire department services will continue to operate as usual throughout the duration of the event. This includes emergency response, fire prevention activities, and community outreach efforts. In anticipation of the increased activity and potential emergencies associated with the event, we will have extra fire department crews on duty. These additional personnel will be strategically deployed to enhance our response capacity and ensure prompt assistance if needed.</p> <p>We are excited to welcome everyone to Phoenix for the Final Four events. Check out the official <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/know-before-you-go">NCAA Know Before You Go web page</a> as another resource for the latest information. </p> <h2>Police<br></h2> <p>While in the downtown area, please watch out for heavy pedestrian traffic and Phoenix Police officers directing traffic. Some other important reminders:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Plan ahead where you will park.</p> </li> <li> <p>Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle and to lock it when you leave. </p> </li> <li> <p>Arrange a designated driver, a ride share service or take public transportation before planning to drink.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you see something suspicious, call 911 for emergencies or the non-emergency number 602-262-6151.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The Phoenix Police Department is committed to continuing its 24/7 service to the residents of Phoenix. Extra staffing for Final Four events will not pull officers from the streets. </p> <h2>Library<br></h2> <p>As an FYI, there is an impact to accessing Burton Barr Central Library due to the March Madness Music Festival® being held in the adjacent Hance Park. The impact will affect surrounding roads and parking will be limited. If you have books and other materials to return, consider using another Phoenix Public Library location. Visit the "Plan Ahead When Visiting Burton Barr Central Library" page on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> frequently for regular updates.</p> <h2>Parks and Recreation<br></h2> <p>If you need a break from the Final Four fun, consider using one of the city's many parks, hiking trails, golf courses, and more. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities and programs for people of all ages and abilities. Visit Phoenix.gov/Parks to get started.</p> <p>With hiking being one of the most popular things to do when visiting Phoenix, we want to make sure you do not become a statistic. With more than 200 people rescued from City of Phoenix desert and mountain parks and preserves – please <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right">follow our hiking guidelines</a> before hitting the trails.</p> <h2>Streets<br></h2> <p>Be mindful of road closures and restrictions to avoid traffic delays. For the latest information, visit the <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenix.gov/streets/street-closures">Phoenix Traffic Restrictions and Street Closures map</a> or use the <a target="_blank" href="https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/2c58012149fd4ed98115e726b6e15449">interactive event map</a>.</p> <h2>Public Works<br></h2> <p>The City's Public Works Department will deploy waste receptacles around the downtown area to support Final Four events. Look for green racks for food waste, blue racks for recyclables, and black racks for landfill items. Zero Waste Ambassadors in green shirts will be nearby to help ensure items are placed in the appropriate receptacle.</p> <h2>Water<br></h2> <p>The Water Services Department advises everyone to stay hydrated and eco-friendly. Utilize downtown hydration stations and bring reusable water bottles. Phoenix's tap water is safe and meets all quality standards. Keep hydrated, reduce plastic use, and check our website, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/water">Phoenix.gov/Water</a>, or social media (@PHXWater) to learn more about Phoenix Water Services. Enjoy the festivities responsibly while conserving water.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
City of Phoenix Marks 30th Annual Employee Memorial https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3052City Manager3/21/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/sAwfk3GLN1kCity of Phoenix Marks 30th Annual Employee Memorial <div class="ExternalClass8B71E4E8394849AE985C2EA63A99EFF2"><html> <p><span style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>This year's annual City of Phoenix Employee Memorial Ceremony honored three public servants. During this celebration of life, executive city staff and some elected officials paid tribute to those employees and their families.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerVideocity-managerCity Manager
Watch Phoenix History Month Proclamationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3044City Manager3/12/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3044/Phx History Month Graphic Circle.pnghttps://youtu.be/vFrvubQb1RoWatch Phoenix History Month Proclamation<div class="ExternalClass9A72E3BDFD1847FEA2F1D464BD11A295"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>District 7 Phoenix City Councilwoman, Yassamin Ansari, Dr. Deborah Gonzalez, Superintendent Phoenix Elementary School District #1, Andrea Barrera, Social Sciences, Equity, and Global Readiness Specialist Cartwright School District and Jacob Butler, Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community Council joined City of Phoenix Historian, Steve Schumacher to kick off Phoenix History Month and for the reading of the proclamation from Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerVideocity-managerCity Manager
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="ExternalClass2488E8C5B0ED454BB897D2871E7BD727"><html> <div> <p> <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></p><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span 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 data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span 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> <a href="/accountabilitysite/Documents/Incident-OAT-22-007.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trespassing</span> </span> </a> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> and </span> <a href="/accountabilitysite/Documents/Incident-OAT-22-010.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">gas station incident</span> </span> </a> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> monitoring reports.</span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span 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 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 data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span 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> <a href="/accountability" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Office of Accountability and Transparency</span> </span> </a> <span 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



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