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Updated Draft Drone Policies Available for Reviewhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2273City Manager5/10/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2273/Police_Newsroom_Drone.pngUpdated Draft Drone Policies Available for Review<div class="ExternalClassFE0A7EDB183B4474AFB14CA0E1A13E4E"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix is committed to embracing technologies that improve service delivery to the public while protecting the safety and privacy of its residents. The integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called "drones", technology by the City in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is intended to enhance existing departmental capabilities and service to the community.​</p> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </p> <br> <h2>Resources<br></h2> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3goK1xk-5S0" target="_blank">Watch Recorded Version of Drone Policy Presentation (Video)</a> </p> <div style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/2022_UAS_Community_Meetings_Presentation_03_30_22.pdf" target="_blank">View Drone Policy Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/PHX_Unmanned_Aircraft_Systems_Drones_FAQ_May_2022.pdf" target="_blank">City of Phoenix Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) Community Meetings Frequently Asked Quest​ions (PDF)</a> from community engagement meetings held in March and April 2022.​<br></p><p><a href="https://Phoenix.gov/PIO/Drones" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/PIO/Drones​</a><br></p> </div> <h2>Policy Drafts Before Public Meetings<br></h2> <p>Draft policies are available for review including the city-wide Administrative Regulation which outlines the purpose of the drone as well as policy requirements focused on the privacy and safety of Phoenix residents, businesses, visitors, and the general public.<br></p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Drones_Draft_AR.pdf" target="_blank">UAS Drones Draft Adminstrative Regulation (A.R.) 03-15-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Fire_Department_Draft_Policy_03_11_22.pdf" target="_blank">UAS Fire Department Draft Policy 03-11-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Police_Departmental_Draft_Policy_03_15_22.pdf" target="_blank">UAS Police Department Draft Policy 03-15-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <h2>Policy Drafts After Public Meetings<br></h2> <p>After a series of public mee​tings were held (listed below), community feedback and Phoenix City Council input, the Administrative Regulations, as well as the proposed Police Department Fire Department Policies have been updated to reflect the ideas and concerns raised.<br></p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Drones_Draft_AR_1-56_05_09_22.pdf" target="_blank">Revised UAS Drones Draft Adminstrative Regulation (A.R.) 05-09-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Fire_Department_Draft_Policy_05_09_22.pdf" target="_blank">Revised UAS Fire Department Draft Policy 05-09-22 (PDF)</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="/piosite/Documents/Drones/UAS_Police_Departmental_Draft_Policy_05_09_22.pdf" target="_blank">Revised UAS Police Department Draft Policy 05-09-22 (PDF)</a>​<br><br></p> <br> <em> <strong>Original April 11, 2022 Article</strong> </em> <br> <br>The City of Phoenix is seeking public input as it develops a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) “drone" program. <br><br>The Phoenix City Council voted on February 16, 2022 to approve moving forward with a drone program which includes meetings throughout the city where members of the public can help craft the policies and procedures.<br><br>The City has established several opportunities for the public to comment on these draft documents.<br><br>The following meetings are currently available, with more still to be scheduled in council districts throughout the city.<br><br><table width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><br></td><td></td><td><br><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Meeting</strong></td><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Date</strong></td><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Location</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>District 1: Councilwoman Ann O'Brien</p><p> </p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>February 28, March 7, 8, 9</p><p>March 25, 7:30AM</p><p>April 19, 7:00PM  </p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p> </p><p>Double Tree Hotel 10220 N. Metro Parkway</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 2: Councilman Jim Waring</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Monday, April 4 following 8:30AM budget hearing<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee9a672aee96a83c78af0b479185584a2" target="_blank">Webex- Translation Available​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 3: Councilwoman Debra Stark</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, March 16 at 6PM</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Patina Mountain Preserve - 1431 E. Dunlap</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 4: Vice Mayor Laura Pastor</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, March 30 at 6PM</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m1d979f247e57b12452a7b82d1671f35f" target="_blank">Webex</a>- Translation Available</td></tr></tbody></table>​<br><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">District 5: Councilwoman Betty Guardado </td><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday, March 1 Neighborhood Leaders Meeting<br><br>Wednesday April 27<br></td><td style="width:33.3333%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Webex- Translation Available<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e673022a1afb2c898bf40f6332b150dbc">Webex-</a> <br><a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1b886da541c414909439a8d89375be5e">Spanish attendee link​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 6: Councilman Sal DiCiccio</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, April 6 at 6PM<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=mc704a8ab581f3a1f2a393421ea8b618e" target="_blank">Webex- Translation Available​</a><br><a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m7309e454feb3a7b9ae670ea0506d8e43__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21MeerbSWFEpB8hfS6sdnHhEc2e68oKLps1NhHRwRP-FXUU026VnB-2rjeTVBxgipPVOf0uKYbgQ$">Spanish Webex link​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 7: Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday, April 5 at 6PM<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc-ihpz4vGNfPjwTLMEH-lCq2uxyFYk-8" target="_blank">Zoom​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">District 8: Councilmember Carlos Garcia</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday, March 29 at 6PM<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/cityofphoenix/j.php?MTID=m2bd4909988b352e90140e7aca69a611a" target="_blank">Webex-​ Translation Available​</a><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">City-wide</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="/policesite/Documents/Transparency/UAS%20Community%20Meeting_NoticeOfPublicMeeting-VirtualMeeting_3.28.22.pdf" target="_blank">Monday, March 28 at 5PM<br></a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="/policesite/Documents/Transparency/UAS%20Community%20Meeting_NoticeOfPublicMeeting-VirtualMeeting_3.28.22.pdf" target="_blank">Webex- Translation Available​<br></a></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align:center;"><br><br></div></td></tr></tbody></table>Once approved, Phoenix will join more than 1,500 public safety agencies across the country and at least three dozen in Arizona using drone technology.<br><br>If you are unable to participate in an online meeting or want to leave additional comments, you can email them to <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​​.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerUnmanned Aircraft or drone flying City Manager@phoenixpolice@PHXfire @CityofPhoenixAZDrones, UASDan Wilson602-760-6660602-495-5901daniel.b.wilson@phoenix.gov https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/44/Dan_Wilson.jpgPHXCityManagerCity releases draft policy proposals for police and fire department drone use

 

 

Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2444Planning and Development8/12/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/s3KZdWm2AwQ Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.<div class="ExternalClass305E4A1FF9DE4F39ACDC7561FC5B6DCA"><html> <p> <span data-offset-key="clmos-0-0">This new adaptive reuse project could be one of many new ventures along Hatcher Road. Check out the "Eye Opener's" conversion from a restaurant to a vintage furniture showroom with help from staff & Councilwoman Deb Stark.</span>​</p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideo
Phoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2443Fire8/12/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2443/dog 2.jpgPhoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pet<div class="ExternalClass5E97A77AC0C4452DBAAAF32F7FCB410C"><html> <p>​</p>Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire near 19th Avenue and Dunlap and arrived to find a single apartment filled with heavy black smoke. <br><br>Upon arrival, fully turned-out firefighters from Engine 960 conducted a thorough search of the apartment; that's where they found an unresponsive dog. Firefighters carried the dog out of the apartment and quickly began resuscitation efforts.<br>​<br>Phoenix firefighters from stations 20 and 60 worked together to deploy a <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/fido-bags" target="_blank">'Fido Bag'</a>: Fido Bags are life-saving tools that are supplied to local fire departments and professional K9 Handlers from <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/home" target="_blank">the Fetch Foundation</a>.<br><br>Fido Bags contain reusable oxygen masks that have been specially designed to fit the nose of small pets including cats and rabbits and will also fit the muzzle of a large dog.<br><br>First responders on the scene used bottles of water to cool down the dog as they used the oxygen from the Fido Bag to help resuscitate it. <br><br>Thanks to support from the Automatic Aid System, the Glendale Fire Department was also on the scene and assisted with the efforts. <br><br>As the dog laid on the sidewalk receiving treatment, the owners watched from a distance. After a few minutes the dog regained consciousness and began to wag its tail. Shortly after, the dog was happily reunited with its family.<br><br><p>The Phoenix Fire Department wants to thank the Fetch Foundation for its support. The Fido Bag system offers pets across the Valley the best chance of survival in the case of an emergency.​​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNews
Phoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridgehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2441Street Transportation8/11/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2441/USDOT Rio Salado bridge presser.jpgPhoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge<div class="ExternalClassE151A7F15FF6451AAC5144BFB56747CC"><html> <p>​U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined a host of community members and elected officials on Thursday at the Rio Salado Audubon Center to announce that the City of Phoenix is the recipient of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. City staff submitted an application for the grant earlier this year.<br></p><p>WATCH: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2442">Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge RAISE Grant News Conference​</a><br></p><p>Phoenix will use the discretionary federal funding to construct the long-proposed Rio Salado Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, that will cross the river bed in alignment with 3rd Street and create impactful connectivity between south Phoenix and the city's downtown region.</p><p>When completed, the bridge will provide residents without a motor vehicle, or who prefer not to drive on every trip, with a safe option to cross the Rio Salado and gain improved access to jobs, schools, services and other opportunities. The bridge also will offer a convenient connection to the currently under construction South Central Light Rail Extension, and provide residents with increased recreational and exercise options with its proximity to the trails within the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.</p><p>In addition to the construction of the bridge, the project will include solar lighting upgrades along the existing Rio Salado pathway from Central Avenue to 40th Street.<br></p><p>Updates about the project and information regarding future community feedback opportunities will be available on the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdStreetRioSalado">3rd Street Rio Salado Projects webpage</a>. <br></p><p>Congress dedicated $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2022 RAISE grants to fund projects like this one that have a significant local or regional transportation impact. RAISE funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was passed by Congress in November 2021.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews

 

 

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