City of Phoenix Enacts Changes to City Services as Response to Coronavirushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1032Emergency Management & Homeland Security3/13/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1032/Coronavirus_PHXNewsroom.jpgCity of Phoenix Enacts Changes to City Services as Response to Coronavirus<div class="ExternalClass67D33EBA57DA49E98ACA0978B9CDEC93"><h3> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Please See Updated Information About Impacted Services</a> </h3><p><strong>The information on this page was valid at time of publication, but is now outdated. Please see the <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">current City of Phoenix Impacted Service page for up-to-date information.</a></strong></p><p>In response to worldwide developments surrounding the Coronavirus, including the President of the United States declaring a national emergency, the city of Phoenix is taking action to ensure the safety and well-being of Phoenix's residents, businesses, visitors and its own employees.</p><p>These actions are the result of lengthy discussions with city leaders from all departments and at all levels. These decisions were also made based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Public Health Department. The goal is to reduce the possibility of community spread of Coronavirus by reducing large group gatherings and encouraging the use of "social distancing." <strong>EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Temporary closures, suspensions and cancellations:</strong> </p><ul><li> Human Services:</li><ul><li> All 15 city Senior Centers are closed: details on lunch service will be provided to each Senior Center member</li><li> VITA — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program: Details on which locations are closed will be on the city website <a target="_blank" href="/"> Phoenix.gov</a></li><li> Head Start home visits are suspended</li></ul><li> Parks & Recreation: All classes and programs at recreation and community centers are suspended, although community centers remain open. This includes: </li><ul><li> Youth and Adult Sports Leagues </li><li> Adaptive Recreation </li><li> PAC Afterschool programs located in school districts that have suspended school operations</li></ul><li> All Library in-branch programs are either suspended or cancelled during this time, although buildings remain open</li><li> Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are cancelled</li><li> Community Meetings and Outreach Events in city buildings are temporarily suspended and city staff will not be attending community meetings during this time</li><li> Large gatherings: It is recommended that all large gatherings on city property be postponed </li><li> The Convention Center, Municipal Court and Aviation will make business decisions based on their contractual or other oversight governance</li><li> In-person Service Offered at City Facilities: Recommendations are to use as much online services as possible where available</li><li> Other than Senior Centers, all city facilities are currently open</li></ul> <strong>The following areas are open, but being evaluated daily:</strong> <ul><li> City Hall and other city facility services </li><li> Libraries</li><li> Parks recreation centers </li><li> <span>City Services Customer Pay Stations<br></span></li><li> Family Advocacy Center </li><li> One Stop Career Services </li><li> City Council meetings and Boards and Commission meetings including limitations on public attendance</li></ul> <strong>City services currently continuing to operate:</strong> <ul><li> Online services </li><li> Police, Fire and 911 </li><li> Trash and recycling services </li><li> Water and wastewater </li><li> Planning and Development services </li><li> Public Transit including Dial-a-Ride </li><li> Street Maintenance </li><li> Finance and Procurement </li><li> Human Resources </li><li> Outdoor city parks </li></ul> The following resources are available for the public to keep connected with essential city services: <ul><li> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom">Phoenix.gov/Newsroom</a>: The city's own news website where updates will be posted as they happen.</li><li> Social Media: Information will be updated regularly on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/cityofphoenixaz">Facebook</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.twitter.com/cityofphoenixaz">Twitter</a></li><li> <a target="_blank" href="/atyourservice">Phoenix.gov/AtYourService</a>: The city's online portal to access and make requests for many city services.</li><li> <a target="_blank" href="/">Phoenix.gov</a>: The homepage for all Phoenix departments </li><li> <a target="_blank" href="/phxtv?FilterCategory=Title&FilterValue=PHXTV%20Live%20Stream&"> Phoenix.gov/PHXTV</a>: The city's 24-hour streaming service broadcasting programming from PHXTV, the city's own TV channel.</li><li> 311 Assistance: The city has activated a 311-system to answer questions. People should call 602-262-3111</li></ul><p> In addition, the city's Human Resources Department is working with departments to encourage teleworking for city staff where applicable. The City's Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the Coronavirus health emergency around the clock and will provide updates to city customers as they become available.</p>​<br></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsCity of Phoenix Coronavirus GraphicEM & HS#ReadyPHX #PublicHealth #MaricopaHealthy @AZDHSPublic Health, Coronavirus, OSHEM, COVID-19, CDCMatt Heil602-697-7954602-534-0108matthew.heil@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/5/Matt_Heil.jpgPHX Communications Office602-262-7177contactus@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/47/CommOffice2.pngCityofPhoenixAZ



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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