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City Manager Names First Director of Office of Accountability & Transparencyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2132City Manager11/8/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2132/Newsroom_RogerSmith_2021.jpgCity Manager Names First Director of Office of Accountability & Transparency<div class="ExternalClassA7C90FC726904E17962F652B9F53723D"><html>​City Manager Jeff Barton has named Roger Smith as the city's first Director of the Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT).<br><br>The Phoenix City Council first approved the new office last year, finalizing the specific duties of the office in June. This includes monitoring or investigating members of the Phoenix Police Department and ensuring complaints against officers are handled fairly and objectively.<br><br>The new office may also provide recommendations for training, policy, and disciplinary actions.<br><br>"The Office of Accountability and Transparency is a first for Phoenix, and it is an important milestone," said Mayor Kate Gallego. "Our goal is to use data, mediation, and transparency to rebuild trust between the police department and the community. We are very fortunate to have found a person who has deep experience in this work. I look forward to working with OAT Director Roger Smith as we forge a transparent, inclusive path forward."<br><br>Smith brings to the role extensive experience investigating complaints of misconduct against police employees. He currently leads the Office of Professional Standards (OPS) for the city of Cleveland. This office investigates 200-300 allegations of misconduct against Cleveland police officers annually. <br><br>Under his direction, the OPS works directly with the Department of Justice on dozens of provisions in the City's consent decree with the Department of Justice. <br><br>Prior to his work with Cleveland, Smith worked in New York City including nine years as Counsel for the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board.<br> <br>“The community was clear in its feedback that we needed to hire a person who is trustworthy, honest, independent and objective. Roger has proven himself as someone with these important attributes," said Barton. “We are confident he has the right education, experience and character to build trust in our community and build a foundation for success with this new office."<br><br>“My work in leadership positions with civilian oversight in two cities with large police forces has prepared me for the unique challenge to introduce this type of work in Phoenix," Smith said. “I am confident as we lay the foundation for this new office with feedback from all stakeholders throughout the community, we can create a stronger city for everyone." <br><br>As a University of Southern California Law School graduate, Smith previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney and as an agency attorney for the New York City Department of Corrections. He also has a B.A. in History and M.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.<br><br>He begins his new role on December 6.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerRoger SmithCity Manager@phxcitymanagerPhoenix Police, Office of Accountability and Transparency, OAT, Roger SmithDan Wilson, Director602-760-6660602-495-5901daniel.b.wilson@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/87/Dan_Wilson.jpgPHXCityManagerRoger Smith, the city's first Director of the Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT), starts December 6, 2021.

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/18/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0C34F4F03F4E49F68E0087F730F83CBF"><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 Security1/18/2022 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="ExternalClassF711AB5574A34EC2AEA92D25FCBBCEA7"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">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 target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">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 href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Tuesday, January 18, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 19, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Palo Verde Library<br> 4402 N. 51st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 20, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 21, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 22, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, January 24, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix to Host Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 24 - 30https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2204Water Services1/19/2022 7:41:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2204/Newsroom Storwater2 Sized.pngPhoenix to Host Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 24 - 30<div class="ExternalClass2025D0EF3FAE42279597E285E7481AA5"><html> <div>Phoenix Water Services is hosting its annual Stormwater Awareness Week from Jan. 24 – 30, 2022. A free virtual workshop is scheduled at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 26, to communicate the importance of stormwater pollution prevention. Several Arizona cities and organizations will join Phoenix for this regional effort to educate the public about the importance of preserving stormwater quality for the environment and future generations.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Because it rains so infrequently in Phoenix, contaminants build up over time,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “When we get significant rainfall, pollutants are washed into our local rivers, washes, retention basins, and even neighborhood parks. Every resident can help to raise awareness and protect our water resources.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Stormwater picks up pollutants as it flows over rooftops, gutters, parking lots, driveways, and other paved surfaces. Polluted stormwater can work its way into storm drains and eventually surface water and retention areas.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Simple actions to reduce stormwater pollution include:</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Properly disposing of trash, recyclables, and yard waste</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Recycling motor oil and maintaining your vehicle to prevent leaks</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Cleaning up after your pet</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Using lawn chemicals sparingly and always following manufacturer's directions</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Properly disposing of leftover paint and household chemicals at a household hazardous waste event</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Remember - only rain in the storm drain</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"When stormwater runs over impervious surfaces, it can pick up pollutants like oil from leaking cars or pet waste," said Water Services Director Troy Hayes. "Stormwater does not go to a treatment plant but rather flows untreated to the environment. It is a lot easier and more cost-effective to prevent pollutants from contacting stormwater than it is to clean up stormwater after it becomes polluted." </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To participate in the free one-hour virtual workshop on Jan. 26 to discuss the city's Stormwater Management Program and actions to reduce stormwater pollution, </div> <a href="https://phoenix.gov/stormwater" target="_blank"> <div> <strong>please register here</strong>.<br></div> </a> <div> <br> </div> <div>To learn more about the City of Phoenix Water Services Stormwater Awareness Week and what you can do as an individual or b<span style="font-size:13.3333px;">usiness to prevent stormwater pollution, visit </span><br></div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <a href="https://phoenix.gov/stormwater" target="_blank"> <strong>phoenix.gov/stormwater​</strong> </a> <strong>.<br></strong> </span> <div style="text-align:center;">-30-</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact: <br></div> <div>Athena Sanchez <br></div> <div>602-621-0507<br></div> <div> <a href="mailto:Athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov%20" target="_blank"> <strong>Athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov </strong> </a> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews

 

 

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