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City, PLEA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement Facilitating Police Transparency & Accountabilityhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/1843City Manager4/2/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1843/Newsroom_PhxBirdPolice_01.pngCity, PLEA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement Facilitating Police Transparency & Accountability<div class="ExternalClass12F2CA6998D0464893EC43E3CD9A78A9"><html> ​The city of Phoenix and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that includes several reforms designed to provide greater transparency and accountability and foster trust between police and the community.<br><br>The tentative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and PLEA will be presented to the Mayor and Phoenix City Council for approval in the<a href="/cityclerksite/City%20Council%20Meeting%20Files/4-7-21%20Formal%20Agenda%20-%20Final.pdf" target="_blank"> April 7 Council meeting​</a>.<br><br>The MOU addresses several community concerns including keeping officers' disciplinary history accessible to police department supervisors and the public, removing barriers in misconduct investigations and ensuring the rights of civilian oversight committees to investigate officers.<br><br>The specific changes include the following:<br><ul><li>Removal of language warning a citizen about possible criminal charges if they file a false complaint against a police officer. The language has the effect of potentially discouraging residents from alerting the city about police officer conduct.</li><li>The Chief of Police now has discretion to take immediate action, setting a pre-termination meeting for an officer involved in a job-related felony crime.  The new contract eliminates any waiting period allowing the chief to take swift and decisive disciplinary action as appropriate for the situation.</li><li>Clarifies language that explicitly allows non-police city of Phoenix investigators, such as a civilian oversight committee to investigate officers. </li><li>Employees will no longer be allowed to use vacation time in lieu of a suspension.</li><li>Removes language that provides police employees identified as a witness in a case the ability to meet with the union prior to an interview with investigators.</li><li>The new contract outlines 10 categories of past discipline which cannot be removed from consideration as supervisors assign progressive discipline, transfers and promotions.  Discipline related to these categories will remain available for consideration for the full length of an employee's career:  </li><ul><li>Abusive or threatening attitude, language, or conduct towards fellow employees  </li><li>Accepting fees or gifts which would lead toward favoritism or the appearance of favoritism or a conflict of interest</li><li>Intentionally falsifying records or documents</li><li>Stealing </li><li>Alcohol or illegal drug use on the job</li><li>Violation of city anti-harassment or anti-discrimination policies</li><li>City Ethics Policy violations</li><li>Dishonesty</li><li>Felony crime </li><li>Class 3 violation of use of force</li></ul><li>Update current language on purging/inactivating files to accurately reflect that the official Human Resources file is not purged.</li><li>PLEA will no longer have a representative on the grievance committee when an officer files a grievance.  Instead, a representative from another union will join two management representatives on the committee to ensure an impartial review.</li></ul>The proposed contract also includes a salary increase for officers consistent with the increase provided to other non-sworn labor group and city employees in the fiscal 2021-22 budget.<br><br>If approved by the council, the new MOU and the pay increase would take effect with the new fiscal year on July 1.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity logo with police pictureCity Manager@phoenixpolice @CityofPhoenixAZPLEA, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, Phoenix Police, UnionDan Wilson602-760-6660602-495-5901daniel.b.wilson@phoenix.gov https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/44/Dan_Wilson.jpgPHXCityManager

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security9/14/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassEC903EAA2D734CA697F421C7EAED368C"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security9/20/2021 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassFB79120DF51F4E3EAC5F328FEEBCCB3E"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Monday, September 20, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Isaac Middle School<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 3402 W. McDowell Road. Phoenix<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> James Sandoval Preparatory High School/Epworth United Methodist Church<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4802 N 59th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85033<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, September 21, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Uncle Sam's<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 3217 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, September 22, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Reposo Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E Alta Vista Road, Phoenix AZ 85042<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, September 23, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, September 24, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, September 25, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Palo Verde Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4402 N 51st Ave., Phoenix AZ 85031<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, September 27, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert West Community Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6501 Virgina Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, September 28, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, September 29, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7602 W Enancto Blvd., Phoenix AZ 85035<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, September 30, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> ​ ​ ​<br>​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Celebrates 2nd Annual Thank a Water Hero Day on September 23https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2072Water Services9/20/2021 7:07:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2072/Newsroom_Water_058.jpgPhoenix Celebrates 2nd Annual Thank a Water Hero Day on September 23<div class="ExternalClass81F4EBBA98F14518AD8D4C342CCAF655"><html> <p>Phoenix Water will observe the second annual statewide campaign, Thank a Water Hero Day, on Sept. 23, 2021, to salute the heroic services water and wastewater professionals provide to the community. <br></p> <p>As millions of Americans continue to work remotely due to the ongoing pandemic, thousands of water employees in Phoenix and throughout Arizona leave their homes to carry out essential work that provides people with the most vital resource- water.  <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">  </span></p> <p>"Providing water and wastewater services to our community is a high priority in our desert community. We are taking this day to thank our essential workers who are part of the backbone of this city," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "They are work on the hottest summer days and through long overnight shifts; the work they do truly never stops. They deserve our recognition and appreciation today and every day." <br></p> <p>The Phoenix Water leadership team will visit many of the water and wastewater treatment plants, remote facilities, and meter yards to recognize and celebrate all employees during Thank a Water Hero Day. In addition, cities throughout the state are participating in the Thank a Water Hero Day celebration. <br></p> <p>"I could not be prouder of our Phoenix Water employees and their continued dedication during this unprecedented time. With the COVID pandemic altering our normal lives, I'm grateful for the opportunity to lead the more than 1,450 employees who never stop working to provide the essential lifeline to Phoenicians," said Water Services Director Troy Hayes. <br></p> <p>Join us in thanking our heroes on social media with the hashtags #ThankAWaterHero, #PhoenixWater, and #AZWaterHeroes.<br></p> <p>Media are invited to attend the various site visits.<br></p> <div>Media Contact: <br></div> <div>Athena Sanchez<br></div> <div>Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water <br></div> <div>Phone: (602)-621-0507</div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;"><strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</strong></a></div> <div> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </div> <div>​Victoria Welch<br></div> <div>Public Information Specialist, Phoenix Water</div> <div>Phone: (602)262-5060</div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:victoria.welch@phoenix.gov">v<strong>ictoria.welch@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews

 

 

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