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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-managerValley Metro Rail in downtown PhoenixCity Manager@CityofPhoenixAZ @MFinalFourFinal Four, Final Four events, Know Before You GoAshley Patton, Deputy Director602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/89/Ashley_Patton.jpgPHXCityManagerMany downtown Final Four events can be accessed by using Valley Metro Rail.

 

 

World Atlatl Day 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgWorld Atlatl Day 2024<div class="ExternalClassDA51B92BB34B4991877310DCB7803D4A"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">On June 2</span><sup style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">nd</sup><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">, the C</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ity of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride</span></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that  increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">      </span></p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass8E328A4B8DC04CBF995AF00B775D0E7E"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <div> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews
Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increasehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/3110Budget & Research5/24/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3110/Phoenix City Hall.pngTruth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increase<div class="ExternalClass90890A8C2D23431CB2A2ED63C2A90F26"><html> <p> <strong>​Tax Notice Explained</strong> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>The accompanying Truth in Taxation notice is required by state law. The required notice addresses the city's primary property tax, which supports the General Fund services such as police and fire, parks and recreation, libraries and senior and community centers. </p> <p>The City of Phoenix's proposed primary property tax rate for 2024-25 of $1.2658 per $100 of assessed valuation is reduced from its 2023-24 rate of $1.2851 per $100 of assessed valuation. However, overall increases in assessed valuation result in a 2% increase in primary property taxes for the average City of Phoenix property owner. Individual experiences may differ based on unique property variances. </p> <p>State law requires the notice below any time the average primary property tax bill increases, even if the primary property tax rate is reduced.  </p> <p>The Truth in Taxation notice prescribed by state law does not address the City's secondary property tax. The City's secondary property tax rate for 2024-25 will be unchanged from its 2023-24 rate of $0.8141 per $100 of assessed valuation. Secondary property taxes pay the bonded debt service for facilities like libraries, police and fire stations, storm drains and parks. </p> <p>For more information, call 602-262-4800, or visit phoenix.gov/budget. </p> <p>Truth in Taxation notice publication dates and locations: </p> <p>The Record Reporter – May 24, 2024 and June 3, 2024. </p> <p>Additionally included in published estimates of revenues and expenses: </p> <p>The Record Reporter – June 10, 2024. </p> <p> <strong>Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase</strong> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>In compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, the City of Phoenix is notifying its property taxpayers of the City of Phoenix's intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year's level.  The City of Phoenix is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $4,177,285 or 2.00%. </p> <p>For example, the proposed tax increase will cause the City of Phoenix's primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to be $126.58 (total proposed taxes including the tax increase). Without the proposed tax increase, the total taxes that would be owed on a $100,000 home would have been $124.10. </p> <p>The proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides. </p> <p>All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held June 12, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. at the City of Phoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNews

 

 

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