City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/19/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1054/COVID-19-New_News_Image.jpgCity of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update<div class="ExternalClass7395E7048F2C45809D819160E47AEEBB"><p> <em>Use Translate button to read in another language</em></p><p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank"><strong>Related: </strong>Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><h3> City Services and Facilities<br></h3><p>Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by Coronavirus precautionary measures can call<strong> (602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p><ul><li><p> <strong>ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix Job Centers</strong> — Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Convention Center</strong> — All events at the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues (Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall) restarted on May 10, 2021. Visit your conference or event organizer's website for event updates and rescheduled dates.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>City Council Meetings </strong> — City Council meetings are currently <a href="/newsroom/article/1047" target="_blank">being held audience-free</a>. Meetings can be streamed online and residents can provide comments via e-mail or phone. A hybrid model will be starting soon.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>City Hall </strong> — <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Services by appointment only</a></p></li><li><p> <strong>City of Phoenix Retirees</strong> — The Phoenix Nationwide office is currently closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Nationwide recommends retirees contact their <a href="https://nationwidefinancial.com/media/pdf/NRM-9757AZ-PX.pdf?_ga=2.194075757.157521130.1584644955-2064238597.1584644955" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">local retirement representative </a>to address concerns or changes to their investment plan</p></li><li><p> <strong>Community Meetings</strong> — Community meetings and outreach events in city buildings are temporarily suspended and city staff will not be attending community meetings during this time.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Education Programs</strong> — Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are canceled.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Fingerprinting</strong> — The City of Phoenix is temporarily suspending fingerprinting services. If you need immediate fingerprinting please use a 3rd party vendor.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Head Start</strong> — Home visits are suspended.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Housing</strong> — <a href="/newsroom/housing/1063" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Housing Department impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p> <strong>Human Resources</strong> — New recruitments and hiring processes will be limited to critical positions citywide; any job interviews will be conducted by video conference. In-person recruitment, selection processes, and new hire events will be temporarily postponed.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Job Training Workshops</strong> — Workshops are <a href="/newsroom/ced/1046" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">canceled this week</a></p></li><li><p> <strong>Libraries</strong> — All Phoenix Public Library locations are open for in-building services and in-person programs. Curbside service is not being offered at this time. Please visit <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations" target="_blank">PhoenixPublicLibrary.org/locations</a> for hours and location details. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and resources on <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">PhoenixPublicLibrary.org</a> are available 24/7.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Municipal Court</strong> — The Phoenix Municipal Court has taken <a href="/court/covid" target="_blank">many active steps and modifications </a>to its operations in response to COVID-19.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Parks and Recreation</strong> — Visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/parks" target="_blank">Parks website for current information</a><span lang="EN"></span></p></li><li><p> <strong>Planning and Development Department — </strong>Services will be offered online, by telephone or by appointment only. PDD inspection requests will follow modified practices. Staff has been redeployed to create Remote Customer Service Counters and will answer questions about development and zoning questions by phone or e-mail from your home or private workspace. <a href="/pdd/contact-us" target="_blank">Find a list of direct phone numbers and e-mail addresses for appropriate staff</a>. If you're unsure who to contact or have general questions about services call (602) 262-7811 or <a href="mailto:ppd@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email</a>. <a href="/pdd/project-tools" target="_blank">Online project tools</a> are available and <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-review" target="_blank">new projects and resubmittals</a> can be done electronically. If you have paper plans currently in queue and need assistance to submit plans electronically, please contact the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or email. Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or <a href="mailto:epr.support@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email</a>. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Property Management Unit </strong> — Only five people will be allowed in the lobby at one time. To facilitate the process, please come prepared with the <a href="/police/property-crimes/property-management-unit" target="_blank">Property Release Form</a> already completed. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Police Public Records & Services</strong> — <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/police/1990"><strong>Learn more.</strong></a><br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Public Transit </strong> — <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"> <strong>Read current Public Transit services statement</strong></a><strong></strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Senior Centers</strong> — All 15 Senior Centers are now open for in-person programming. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, Senior Centers will remain at half capacity with a reservation process in place that offers daily morning and afternoon sessions. Face masks and temperature checks will be required to enter the facilities. For now, congregate meals will not be offered on-site, but reservations for home delivered frozen meals are available, upon request. Transportation assistance is available through the Senior Shuttle Program: call your local senior center if you would like to register for this service. For more information on how to join a center or what to expect, please call (602) 262-7379 or visit: phoenix.gov/HumanServices. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Street Transportation</strong> — <a href="/streets/traffic-management" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Right-of-Way Management is not processing any special event or block party permits</a> for events taking place through at least May 31. Guidance will be revised as needed. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Vehicle Impounds</strong> — Closed to walk-in customers. Call (602) 495-2096 for more details.</p></li><li><p> <strong>VITA</strong> — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program services are suspended.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Volunteer Programs</strong> — All city volunteer programs, with the exception of critical public safety programs, are suspended.<br></p></li></ul><h3>City Services Still in Operation</h3><ul><li><p> <strong>911, Police, Fire</strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Airport Operation</strong> — Face coverings are still required at Airports.</p></li><li><p> <strong>City Services Customer Pay Stations</strong> — <strong> <a href="/newsroom/article/1133" target="_blank">Lobby Hours have been modified</a></strong></p><strong> </strong></li><strong> <li><p> <strong>Finance and Procurement</strong></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Outdoor City Parks, Trails, Golf Courses, Dog Parks, Skate Parks</strong>/p> </p></li> </strong></ul><strong> <ul><li><p> <strong>Public Transit, including Dial-a-Ride </strong> — Visit <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank"> <strong>Valley Metro website</strong></a> for current trip schedules. Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. Express and RAPID commuter bus service will continue to run on a reduced schedule. Public Transit Centers remain closed. Valley Metro light rail runs on a 15-minute frequency 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same on light rail. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Transit impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p> <strong>Trash and Recycling Services</strong><br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Street Maintenance</strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Water and Wastewater</strong><a href="/newsroom/water-services/1070" target="_blank"></a></p></li></ul> <h3> <br>City Services Still Available Online:</h3> <p>The city is also continuing to provide access to a variety of online services.</p> <ul><li><p> <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/inspectrequest" target="_blank">Building Inspections</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phoenix.gov/PHXTV" target="_blank">PHXTV Streaming</a> — Watch City Council meetings and regular programming </p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=billdocuments" target="_blank">City Services Bills</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/mayorcouncil" target="_blank">Contact Mayor & City Council Members</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/law/victims" target="_blank">Crime Victim Services</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/eod" target="_blank">Equal Opportunity Department Case Management</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="http://www.planenoise.com/copad/q3qH4u/" target="_blank">Flight Path Noise</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/auditor/fraud-reporting" target="_blank">Fraud Reporting</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=graffiti" target="_blank">Graffiti Removal Requests</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/housing" target="_blank">Housing Programs</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">Library Services</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/nsd" target="_blank">Neighborhood Services Programs</a> — While staff is not currently attending community meetings, services can still be requested via email and phone.</p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=phxcares" target="_blank">Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. about Homelessness reporting</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/payonline" target="_blank">PHX Pay Online</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">Police Public Records Requests</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=shoppingcart" target="_blank">Report Abandoned Shopping Carts</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=fenceindisrepair" target="_blank">Report Fence in Disrepair</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=illegalsign" target="_blank">Report Illegal Signs</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=inoperablevehicle" target="_blank">Report Inoperable Vehicles</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=litter" target="_blank">Report Litter + Debris</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=nondustproofparking" target="_blank">Report Non-Dust-Proof Parking</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/police/policereport" target="_blank">Report Non-Emergency Crime</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/pdd/non-permitted-construction" target="_blank">Report Non-Permitted Construction</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=outsidestorage" target="_blank">Report Outside Storage</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=other" target="_blank">Report Property Violations</a> </p></li><li><p> <a href="/streets/traffic-signal-issues" target="_blank">Report Traffic Signal Issue</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=unsecuredstructure" target="_blank">Report Unsecured Structures</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/waterservices/contact/water-services-administration" target="_blank">Report Water Leak</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=weedsordeadplants" target="_blank">Report Weeds or Dead Plants</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=solidwastecontainer" target="_blank">Request Trash, Recycle or Green Organics Container</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/publicworks/roll-off-rental" target="_blank">Roll-Off Rentals</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/publicworks/residential-recycling" target="_blank">Solid Waste Diversion Programs</a> </p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=sstwaterservice" target="_blank">Start/Stop/Transfer Water Services or Trash</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/streets/neighborhood-traffic-programs-services/street-light-information/street-light-repair" target="_blank">Street Light Repair Requests</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=streetmaintenance" target="_blank">Street Maintenance</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/publictransit" target="_blank">Public Transit Services</a> — Transit still operating. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"> <strong>Transit Centers are closed.</strong></a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/waterservices" target="_blank">Water Services</a></p></li></ul> <p> <strong>Looking for more resources?</strong> Visit the <a href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank">Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources Page</a>. Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>. <br></p>​</strong></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsCity of Phoenix Impacted Services UpdateEM & HS@CityofPhoenixAZ #CoronavirusCity of Phoenix, FAQs, Virus information, Phoenix city changes, Phoenix service changes, Phoenix closures, City of Phoenix coronavirus updatePHX Communications Office602-262-7177contactus@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/47/CommOffice2.pngCityofPhoenixAZ



Phoenix Arts & Culture Announces Nine Artists Selected for its ¡Sombra! Public Art Projecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/3170Arts and Culture7/18/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3170/Newsroom_Sombra.pngPhoenix Arts & Culture Announces Nine Artists Selected for its ¡Sombra! Public Art Project<div class="ExternalClass0E7D76A56D014771979D6B5753BA7FF1"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Artists will create shade and cooling installations in public parks as part of  City's efforts to address extreme heat<br></h3><p>The Phoenix Arts & Culture Department has announced the selection of nine artists for its “¡Sombra!" public art project. Funded by a $1 million Public Art Challenge grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the artists will create temporary shading and cooling installations in response to Phoenix's extreme urban heat. Throughout the projects, the City of Phoenix Arts & Culture Department and the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation seek to demonstrate scalable solutions and inspire community dialogue about urban heat.  </p><p>Chosen from nearly 80 submissions from across the U.S., the artists were selected by a diverse panel of specialists from the City of Phoenix's Office of Heat Response and Mitigation, the Office of Innovation, the Arts & Culture Department, as well as local and national artists and design professionals. The winning artists were chosen for their public art concepts' use of effective, experimental and innovative materials and processes, creative themes, and community engagement activities.  </p><p>The “¡Sombra!" temporary installations will be unveiled in Spring 2025 at nine public locations identified as those of high need by community partners, including contributors to the Nature Conservancy-led Heat Action Planning Guide for Greater Phoenix. Each artist has been paired with City parks in these neighborhoods to collaborate with residents, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation, and the Office of Innovation to finalize design concepts.  </p><p><a target="_blank" href="/artssite/Documents/SombraArtistsBios.pdf">The winning “¡Sombra!" artists​</a> (PDF) and their corresponding temporary installation locations are as follows:<br></p><blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p>• Jessica Arias - Sunnyslope Park</p><p>• Shomit Barua* - Los Olivos Park</p><p>• Jose Benavides & Joe Ray*  - Cielito Park</p><p>• AZ(Land)* - Steele Indian School Park</p><p>• Josie Davis & Jenny Boehme - Roesley Park</p><p>• Kira Dominguez-Hultgren - Maryvale Park</p><p>• Luke Haynes - Sereno Park</p><p>• Feng-Feng Yeh* - Eastlake Park<br></p><p>• Bobby Zokaites* - Cortez Park</p></blockquote><p>*Indicates Arizona based artist<br></p><p>“As climate change continues to intensify our summer heat, Phoenix is harnessing and deploying unique and innovative ways to cool our city and make it more comfortable. That's why we are so excited for the support of these nine artists who will turn their beautiful art into shade," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “I am looking forward to seeing what these talented artists design for our city parks and to the positive impact their projects will have on Phoenicians!"</p><p>“We know innovation comes from creative thinkers and collaboration," said Stephanie Dockery, Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Team . “The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge brings together mayors, artists, nonprofits, the private sector, and residents to develop innovative solutions that address critical issues facing cities. We believe the impacts of the “¡Sombra!" project will live beyond the scope of these temporary art installations and enhance the quality of life for Phoenix's visitors and residents." </p><p>The “¡Sombra!" temporary installations will be installed in the Spring of 2025 at each of the selected City parks and will then be relocated to Steele Indian School Park in September of 2025 for a one-day, family-friendly festival featuring activities for children, food and music.<br></p><p>“¡Sombra!" will include workshops, educational activities and festive events for artists, civic leaders and residents to discover new, creative ways to adapt to Phoenix' extreme urban heat. </p><p>To sign up for updates and to learn more about “¡Sombra!" visit <a target="_blank" href="http://sombraphx.org/">sombraphx.org</a>.<br></p><p><strong>About Phoenix Arts & Culture Department</strong></p><p>The City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Department champions, promotes, and supports the City's arts and culture community and educational and cultural opportunities for all, making Phoenix a great place to live, work, and visit. The department manages an award-winning public art program; grants funds to artists and nonprofit arts organizations; oversees a dozen cultural facilities, including the S'edav Va'aki Museum, the gateway to the cultural history of the Phoenix area; supports programs and events for students to help develop their personal, social, and intellectual skills that are critical to success in life, school, and work; assures that the City complies with all laws and regulations regarding the identification and proper treatment of historic properties, objects, and other archaeological resources; and participates in national studies and research that make a strong case for arts, culture, and youth development to demonstrate their economic, social, practical, and educational benefits. Learn more about the department at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/arts">Phoenix.gov/Arts</a>.<br></p><p><strong>About the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge</strong></p><p>The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge brings together mayors, residents, and artists to develop temporary public art projects that address important civic issues in their communities. In 2022, Bloomberg Philanthropies invited mayors of U.S. cities with 30,000 residents or more to apply for up to $1 million in funding to create temporary public art projects that address important civic issues and demonstrate an ability to generate public-private collaborations, celebrate creativity and urban identity, and strengthen local economies. More than 150 cities from 40 U.S. states applied. Bloomberg Philanthropies selected eight winning cities to develop projects focused on challenges related to climate change, equity, food insecurity, gun violence, homelessness, public health, and revitalization. Since launching in 2014, the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge has spurred more than $100 million in economic benefits for participating cities and action across a range of civic issues. For more information, please visit <a target="_blank" href="http://publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org/">publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org</a>. <br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNews
Meet Spot, Phoenix PD's Newest Recruithttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3168Police7/18/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/gSAchypmLfwMeet Spot, Phoenix PD's Newest Recruit<div class="ExternalClassA303292C1A1A42AABFAED73C8D01BE42"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Police Department recently purchased an agile mobile robot, Spot. This is a new tool for the Special Assignments Unit (SAU) and resembles a dog. <br></p> <p>Spot joined the collection of tools that SAU has available to assist them during tactical situations.</p> <p>The Special Assignments Unit is tactical unit that has a variety of capabilities. Most frequently the team is used for high-risk apprehensions, high-risk search warrants, hostage rescue and barricades. </p> <p>“We have lots of different pieces of technology," said SAU Sergeant Marcus Allen. “Each one of them is very good at something, but not necessarily good at everything. When we started to look at the gaps that we had in some of our technology and some things that we needed to be able to overcome, the robot dog was one of the things that kept rising to the top."</p> <p>Some areas that the robot dog can be used that other tools do not offer include, ability to open doors, traverse uneven or loose terrain and climb stairs. The dog is equipped with multiple cameras, giving officers the ability to see in real-time the area the dog is in.  </p> <p>The dog also has self-righting technology for if it falls over or is pushed. Additionally, there is anti-collision technology that allows it to stop and move around objects that get in its path. </p> <p>There are some preprogramed capabilities, like types of door handles and how to open them, but the dog is operated by a trained officer in the Special Vehicles Detail. There has been several months training with SAU and the Spot operators before using the new tool in a call for service. </p> <p>The Phoenix Police Department is the first agency in the Valley to purchase a robot dog, but other major cities around the country and federal agencies have already deployed this tool. </p> <p>“SAU is always looking to innovate, always looking for ways to advance our technology, always looking for ways to, get better at what we do, whether it be digital technology or vehicle safety or any other aspect," shared Allen. </p> <p>Looking forward, SAU hopes to add some additional features to the dog. Spot can be equipped with radiation detection. The dog can be sent into an area with hazardous conditions and feedback information about what contaminant is in the air. </p> <p>Another feature the unit is looking into for the future is its mesh technology. It has the ability to boost the communications among the team if they are in an area where cellphones and/or radios are not working. </p> <p>All the features that Spot has the capability of can help provide better service to the community and officer safety during high-risk incidents. <br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
City of Phoenix Offers Resources for a Fun and Safe 2024 WNBA All-Star Gamehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/3169Articles and Features7/18/2024 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3169/Newsroom_WNBA.pngCity of Phoenix Offers Resources for a Fun and Safe 2024 WNBA All-Star Game<div class="ExternalClass1E1084B455B74E539CC7210A92961DDB"><html> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>Phoenix is excited to host players, coaches, and basketball fans from across the country for the 2024 WNBA All-Star Game, July 19-20. The City of Phoenix is prepared for a safe and fun weekend of events, and reminds attendees to follow safety guidelines, too.  <br></p> <h1>Event Information</h1> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/allstar" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/AllStar</a> for a hub of resources.  </p> <p> <a href="https://mercury.wnba.com/allstar24/" target="_blank">Learn more about the All-Star Game and weekend from the Phoenix Mercury.</a> <br> </p> <p> <a href="https://www.wnba.com/allstar/2024/wnbalive" target="_blank">Learn more about the FREE WNBA Live fan festival at the Phoenix Convention Center, July 19-20.</a> </p> <p> <a href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/wnba-all-star" target="_blank">Plan your visit to the Phoenix Convention Center and review prohibited items and more. </a> <br> </p> <h2>Be Heat Ready</h2> <p>Weather is expected to include heat exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Please plan accordingly by wearing light-colored, lightweight and breathable clothing, familiarizing yourself with heat stroke and heat exhaustion symptoms, remaining hydrated throughout the day and drinking eight ounces of water every 15-20 minutes while outdoors. In the event of an emergency, help is just a call away – please call 911 immediately.<br></p> <p>Office of Heat Response and Mitigation outreach teams will be handing out water and informational heat safety pamphlets to visitors and residents attending the WNBA All-Star games and events.  <br></p> <p>View summer safety tips at <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/Summer" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Summer.​</a><br></p> <h2>Safety Reminders from Phoenix Police</h2> <p>While in the downtown area, please watch for heavy pedestrian traffic and Phoenix Police officers directing traffic. Some other important reminders:  </p> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p>• Plan ahead where you will park.  </p> <p>• Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle and to lock it when you leave.   </p> <p>• Arrange a designated driver, a ride share service or take public transportation before planning to drink.  </p> <p>• If you see something suspicious, call 911 for emergencies or the non-emergency number 602-262-6151.<br></p> </blockquote> <h2>Remember to Recycle  </h2> <p>Help the City of Phoenix in our goal to make the WNBA Live event at the Phoenix Convention Center a Zero Waste event by recycling right! Look for blue bins for <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/WEB_Zero%20Waste%20Recycling%20List%208-18.pdf" target="_blank">recyclables</a> (PDF) and black landfill bins for everything else. The City of Phoenix will have wire trash and recycling racks (bins) posted between Footprint Center and the Convention Center with volunteer teams educating on what items go where. Don’t be afraid to ask!  <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <h2>Transportation </h2> <p> <strong>Flying To/From Phoenix  </strong> <br> </p> <p> <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/about-phx/news-media/announcements/wnba-all-star-game/" target="_blank">Read travel tips from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  </a> </p> <p> <strong>Light Rail  </strong> </p> <p>Catch the fun on public transit! Your ticket to Footprint Center events is your ticket on light rail. Fare must be bought for all other event travel. For trip planning details, download the Valley Metro app. <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/basketball" target="_blank">Learn more about light rail from Valley Metro​</a></span>.<br></p> <p> <strong>Parking  </strong> <br> </p> <p> <a href="https://space.aceparking.com/wnbaallstar" target="_blank">Use this online tool to reserve your parking</a>.  <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <h2>Partners  </h2> <p> <a href="https://dtphx.org/dtphx-wnba-all-star-game/" target="_blank">View the DTPHX WNBA All-Star Fan Guide</a>.  </p> <p> <a href="https://www.visitphoenix.com/wnba-all-star-game-2024/" target="_blank">See resources for visitors from Visit Phoenix​</a>.<br></p> </html></div>News



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