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City of Phoenix Celebrates Earth Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2313Environment & Sustainability4/20/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2313/Newsroom_OEP_EarthDay_2022.jpgCity of Phoenix Celebrates Earth Day<div class="ExternalClass3F2D3398C2304DE0B4F10D842ACFC152"><html> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">In Phoenix, living sustainably is not just something we do on April 22 or during Earth Week; there are opportunities to celebrate and protect our planet all year long. From plans for developing electric vehicle infrastructure, to preserving urban farmland, the City of Phoenix is taking action to conserve resources, fight climate change, and improve the environmental quality of life for future generations.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p><p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego serves as Vice Chair of the <a href="https://www.c40.org/" target="_blank">C40​</a> Steering Committee, the governing body providing strategic direction for the global network of 97 cities committed to addressing the climate crisis.​<br></p><p>In this role, Mayor Gallego is a leading voice in promoting and advocating for bold and innovative climate action in cities around the world and inspiring change for a better future for all people. As Vice Chair, Mayor Gallego supports the mayors of C40 Cities as they work together to deliver a green and just recovery from the COVID pandemic and address the climate crisis. Mayor Gallego was elected to represent C40's North America region, encompassing 17 cities in the United States and Canada.<br></p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Join Phoenix in honoring Earth Day by learning more about many of the City services, events, and programs below. Learn more at </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/sustainability"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix.gov/Sustainability</span></span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><strong>Calling All Environmental Heroes!</strong></span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Phoenix and Rio Reimagined and clean up the Salt River! </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">When: Saturday, April 23rd, 2022  8:30am – 10:30am </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">Where: West side of 91st Avenue, 1 mile South of Broadway, ½ mile North of Baseline in Phoenix (below the banks of the Tres Rios Wetlands). </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">Limited attendance due to parking constraints — <a href="http://na.eventscloud.com/rioearthday2022" target="_blank">sign up today by registering here​</a>! All volunteers will receive a small native plant or seeds to take home.</span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <strong>Electric Vehicle Road Map and Input Opportunity</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Approximately one year ago, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego created an ad hoc committee dedicated to advancing the adoption of electric vehicles in Phoenix. Since then, the committee has been hard at work developing the first draft of an </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://t.co/7ZsvsRgZIW"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Electric Vehicle Road Map</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">. The plan is now ready for public review and comment!</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Review the draft roadmap, and provide input by taking </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.research.net/r/Z8MRJQ3"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">this short survey</span></span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <strong>Sustainability Officers at Local Schools</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The City of Phoenix City Manager’s Office of Sustainability is expanding its </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/sustainabilitysite/Pages/Green-Games-2020.aspx"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Student Council Sustainability Officer (SCSO) Initiative</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">. The program invites local high schools to</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> add a Sustainability Officer (SO) position to their existing student councils so they can help embed sustainbility  into the school campus by promoting practices that reduce environmental impacts.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Phoenix Union High School District first adopted the SCSO model in 2014, and now has 12 schools participating. In the upcoming 2022-’23 school year, high schools in both Tempe and Tolleson Union High School Districts will adopt the program, bringing lasting environmental progress (and increased scholarship and award opportunities) to 23,000 additional valley students.</span> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/environmental-programs/2315">Learn more.​</a><br></p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Urban Agriculture Fellowship Program</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Through its Phoenix Resilient Food System Initiative, the Office of Environmental Programs (OEP) selected </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/oep/food-training"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Urban Agriculture Fellows</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> to be trained as the next generation of growers in Phoenix. The fellows, all aged 18-24, get to work part-time with a local grower throughout 2022 to learn the future of farm entrepreneurship, innovation, and business ownership in Phoenix.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“These young adults are going to have an opportunity to study under some of the most talented growers in the state,” said Food Systems Program Manager Joe Rossell. “This program is a direct result of us asking those farmers what their needs are. Our goal is to get these young agriculture folks imbedded; they’re going to get exposed to all aspects of the farm -- growing, distributing and selling food, and dealing with food waste.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <strong>Farmland Preservation Program</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">A South Phoenix farm is now </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/environmental-programs/2312"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">permanently protected</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> from development thanks to the City of Phoenix’s </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/environmental-programs/2224"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Farmland Preservation Program </span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">. The city recently invested $1,000,000 into the program as part of the Phoenix Resilient Food System Program.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The farm sits on land owned by Bridget Bellavigna. By funding the purchase of the development rights from Bellavigna (with </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.centralazlandtrust.org/"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Central AZ Land Trust (CALT) </span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> as the administrator), Maya’s Farm now has a conservation easement on it, which ensures it will never be paved over or developed.</span> <br><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <br><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Governed by A.R.S. 33-271, et seq., conservation easements are a voluntary contractual relationship between a land trust and a landowner whereby the landowner sells or donates their development rights while still owning the land. A landowner can get paid 60-80% of the full sale value of the property (based on a qualified appraisal), and the farm will remain in agricultural production and open space in perpetuity.</span> <br><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <br><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“Maya’s Farm is a gem in District 8, and I am relieved to see them permanently protected through the City’s Farmland Preservation Program,” Councilmember Carlos Garcia said. “Farmland within Phoenix is dramatically decreasing, and I am proud to serve on a Council committed to leading the efforts to conserve it for this generation, and generations to come.”</span> <br><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> </p><p><br><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Sustainable Agriculture Grants</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Office of Environmental Programs has $645,000 set aside for grants to help farmers and food system workers protect the earth. The </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/environmental-programs/2267"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Resilient & Sustainable Agriculture Grants</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> are </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">meant to help private and non-profit farms that are interested in transitioning toward a more sustainable, resilient, equitable, and thriving food system.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> The </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/environmental-programs/2302"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> can help develop product prototypes, advance food equity, and lessen the food system's footprint on the environment.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">These grants are perfect for things like:</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> </p><ul style="" class="" dir=""> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Food waste mitigation</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Agrivoltaics</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Water efficiency measures</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Shade structures/cloth</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Vertical farming</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Farm management software, sensing & Internet of Things (IoT)  </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Agricultural robotics, machinery, and equipment  </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Supply chain technologies </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> <li> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Innovative food (cultured meat, novel ingredients)</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </li> </ul> <p></p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“By offering these grants to farmers, Phoenix is not only helping to strengthen the local food system but we're also encouraging growers to think of newer, better ways to take climate action that preserves and improves our land, air, and water for generations to come," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <strong>Heat Response & Mitigation</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Phoenix’s Office of Heat Response and Mitigation (OHRM) is leading the efforts of the hottest large city in the United States to find, deploy, and evaluate solutions to the growing hazard of urban heat. Though Phoenix has operated a portfolio of globally recognized urban heat programs for decades, the city took a more coordinated and aggressive response with the creation of OHRM.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">With the </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4BblX1OxuA"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">creation of OHRM in October 2021</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">, Phoenix became the first city in the world with a publicly funded, municipal government office focusing on heat. The office’s creation was part of a $2.8 million climate and heat readiness investment which included a total of 14 new positions spread across 5 city departments, </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">and allocations for the planting, watering, maintenance, and inventorying of trees,</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The office is charged with a dual and equal focus on heat response (helping people cope with hot weather) and heat mitigation (cooling the city and making it more comfortable). The creation of the office was motivated by increasing recognition of the significant impacts of urban and extreme heat on public health, infrastructure performance, water resources, livability, and economic vitality.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <strong>Public Transit Service Changes</strong> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Good news -- just in time for Earth Day! Valley Metro service changes, including for the MARY circulator, go into effect Monday, April 25, 2022. The </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules/mary"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix MARY Circulator</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> - a free neighborhood mini-bus - will have a route extension along 59th Avenue via Fillmore Street and Roosevelt Street. The extension makes it possible for area community members such as Casa Pedro Ruiz senior residents to access Desert Sky Mall, health centers, the Maryvale Community Center and many other places. Additional details at </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules/service-changes"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">valleymetro.org/</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">servicechanges</span></span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><br></span></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><strong>Recycling and Public Works</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The Public Works Department’s commitment to the Phoenix community is to create and promote a more sustainable Phoenix by providing waste diversion education, convenient and reliable diversion programs and to collaborate with organizations and businesses to develop a robust economy based on sustainability. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Through the </span><a href="/publicworks/reimagine" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Reimagine Phoenix</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> initiative, their goal is to divert 40% of our trash from the landfill by the end of 2020. We are determined to work with the community to achieve this goal, not just for the protection of our health and environment today, but to guarantee good health and a clean environment for future Phoenicians.  </span> <br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Check out some the Recycling Education tools such as:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p></p><p></p><ul><li><a href="/publicworks/zero-waste" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Zero Waste Team</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> (presentations, tours, etc.)</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></li><li><a href="/publicworks/recycleplus" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Recycle+</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> (digital education)</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></li><li><a href="/publicworks/residential-recycling" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Recycle Right Wizard</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> (check which items are recyclable at Phoenix facilities)</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></li></ul><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></p><p></p></div><p><br></p><p><strong>Sustainable Infrastructure at the 27th Avenue Compost Facility</strong><br></p><p>Did you know that the City of Phoenix was the first in Arizona to receive the Envision recognition from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure for a solid waste infrastructure project?   <br></p><p>The 27th Avenue Compost Facility is located next to the city's transfer station and recycling facility at 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.  The 27th Avenue Compost Facility opened in 2017 and sits on approximately 27 acres within the Resource Innovation Campus (RIC), a campus that aims to be a hub for innovators to develop Phoenix's circular economy and find sustainability solutions.  In its initial phase, the compost facility has the capability to process up to 55,000 tons of compost per year.  However, the facility has the future capability to expand and the potential to ultimately process up to 220,000 tons of compost.  The facility features a state-of-the art Turned Aerated Pile (TAP) composting system that makes large amounts of compost in nearly half the time as traditional composting methods. <br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Envision system rates sustainable infra</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">structure across the full range of environmental, social and economic impacts. <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/CXhOk5dGduI" title="Tour the 27th Ave Compost Facility">Take a virtual tour of the facility on YouTube.</a></span><br></p><p><br></p><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><strong>Welcome to Tres Rios!</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Phoenix is a pioneer in the use of reclaimed wastewater. Nearly all of the City’s wastewater is collected, treated, and reused for various purposes such as energy production, agricultural and turf irrigation, groundwater recharge, and wetland restoration. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The Tres Rios is a constructed wetland complex located where the Salt, Gila, and Agua Fria rivers connect. Millions of gallons of reclaimed water from Phoenix’s 91st Ave Wastewater Treatment Plant are pumped into the 700 acres of wetlands daily. The water ultimately flows into the river bottom, where it becomes a wildlife paradise for the hundreds of 150 species of waterfowl, mammals, and amphibians that call the wetlands their home. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Visitors are encouraged to spend time bird watching. The presence of emergent wetlands, riparian ecosystems, mesquite forests, and upper Sonoran Desert vegetation at Tres Rios make this area a paradise for migrating and year-round residents. Some unique sightings include the painted bunting, pelicans, bald eagles, osprey, and yellow-billed cuckoo. Fishing is allowed in the overbank area with an access permit. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Visitors of Tres Rios are required to have access permits. The permits are free and allow access to the overbank area (the area that is not part of the wastewater treatment process). The area is open to the public for hiking, fishing, birdwatching, and non-motorized recreation vehicles (bikes). Guests can get free access permits at </span><a href="/waterservices/tresrios" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenix.gov/</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">TresRios</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">. Permits are valid for three months and allow unlimited visits between sunrise and sunset, 365 days per year.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div><p><br></p><p></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><strong>Saving for Your Water Future</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The City of Phoenix has been delivering safe, clean, and reliable water to homes and businesses for more than 110 years. When you live in a desert city, you quickly learn to adapt. Protecting the City's most vital resource is a priority, and as shortages will continue on the Colorado River, we've been planning ahead and banking water supplies for years. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Our successes have come from engaging our customers in planning for our water future and promoting the responsible use of water. Water conservation is easy and a shared responsibility. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">These simple actions make a big difference:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p></p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Use the Smart Home Water Guide to fix leaks in your home. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></li><li><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Reduce your outdoor water use by planting desert-tolerant landscaping. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></li><li><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Take shorter showers and only run the dishwasher when it's full. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></li></ul><p></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The information </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">available </span><a href="/waterservices/bewatersmart" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">here</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> will help you and others in our community become more effective stewards of our vital water resources.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p><br></p><p><strong>More Trees, More Shade!</strong><br></p>Phoenix is helping to cool neighborhoods and increase social equity, one tree at a time. Mayor Kate Gallego, the City's Office of Heat Response and Mitigation (also known as HeatReadyPHX), along with the nation's oldest conservation non-profit, American Forests, began a new era of urban tree canopy growth with the planting of the city's first Cool Corridor in April 2022. More than 100 volunteers joined in planting elm, ash, sissoo, and Chinese pistache -- all drought-resistant, Phoenix-native trees.<br><br><p>Cool corridors -- high-traffic walkways and roads shaded with trees -- are one of the ways HeatReadyPHX is working to provide relief from hot weather and increase Tree Equity. The City has a goal to plant 100 cool corridors by the year 2030.<br></p><p><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">L</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">earn how the City of Phoenix Pl</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">anning and Development Department's ordinances and programs help increase shade and </span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">protect plans an</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">d trees in new and existing developments by </span><a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/cn1XApXZKB0" style="font-size:13.3333px;">watching this video</a><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">.</span><br><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><strong>Multimodal Transportation</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">April is Valley Bike Month and the Bike to Work Phoenix event is April 20. </span><a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2311" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Learn more</span></span></a>.<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The Street Transportation Department continues to develop a comprehensive Micromobility Program. Micromobility is defined as “any small, low-speed, human or electric-powered device, including bicycles, scooters, electric-assist bicycles (e-bike), electric scooters (e-scooters), and other small, lightweight, wheeled conveyances.” </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Shared e-scooters are available in Downtown Phoenix. </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">City Council unanimously approved a six-month pilot program for the use of e-scooters in the downtown region in September 2019 and renewed the program to continue for another six months, beginning October 2020. In March 2021, City Council approved the pilot program to continue for one year (through March 2022). Recently, the current pilot was given an extension through March 2023 where the program will continue in its pilot phase.</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> </span><a href="/streets/scooters" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Learn more</span></span></a>.<br></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The Street Transportation Department continues to improve bike infrastructure citywide and is developing an </span><a href="/streets/atp" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Active Transportation Plan</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">In summer 2021, the city’s first two-way protected bike lane was installed on 3rd Avenue from Roosevelt Street to McDowell Road. An upcoming project will extend that bike lane north to past Thomas Road. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><strong>Cool Pavement Program</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">In partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), the city’s </span><a href="/streets/coolpavement" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Cool Pavement Program</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> studies how an innovative asphalt seal coat technology could provide meaningful relief from the urban heat island effect.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Asphalt collects and retains heat during the day and releases it at night. The cool pavement coating reflects a higher portion of sunlight that hits it, absorbing less heat. Because of this higher reflection, the coating has the potential to offset rising nighttime temperatures in the region.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">In 2020, nine locations totaling 36 miles citywide were selected to receive the cool pavement treatment. The city then worked with ASU researchers to conduct scientific tests of the cool paved areas, studying how it performed and how it might be used to lessen the retention of heat within the built environment. </span><a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2064" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Results of the first year of the study</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> showed that the average surface temperature in test locations is 10.5 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit lower than traditional asphalt at noon and during the afternoon hours, and that surface temperatures at sunrise averaged 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit lower.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2113" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">The next round of the ongoing study started in October 2021</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">, and will analyze two new asphalt coatings that have higher reflective values than the material applied to the nine locations in 2020. One coating is the same light gray color and the other is a darker gray. City staff and ASU researchers also will analyze the durability of the coating during this next phase.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The program has been recognized in a variety of ways, that includes receiving an </span><a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2268" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Innovative Transportation Solutions Award</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> and an </span><a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2278" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Arizona Forward Crescordia</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"> Award</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div></div><p><br></p><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programsVolunteers planting treesEnvironment@CityofPhoenixAZ #EarthDay @phxenvironment @talkingtrashphx @phxwater @phoenixmetrobusEarth Day, sustainability, environmentSpencer Blake602-818-6033602-262-6822spencer.blake@phoenix.govAshley Patton, Deputy Director602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/89/Ashley_Patton.jpgPHXEnvironment

 

 

Something Special is Coming to America’s Friendliest Airport®https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2583Aviation12/1/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2583/newsroom_aviation_089.jpgSomething Special is Coming to America’s Friendliest Airport®<div class="ExternalClassEB97C7C4C4784510A6B1FC6043CDEFF7"><html>​The 12 Days of Gratitude Arrives December 5<br><br>PHOENIX – America's Friendliest Airport® is kicking off the holiday season with a special initiative designed to show appreciation. The 12 Days of Gratitude will commence on December 5 and run through December 16. During this time, a variety of activities will take place that will provide Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with the opportunity to show its gratitude to its customers. And, several other activities will take place that will give travelers the opportunity to show their gratitude for others.<br><br><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:115px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/12%20Days%20of%20Gratitude.jpg" />“At America's Friendliest Airport®, we're always looking for ways to enhance the experience for our travelers," said Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky. “I'm excited that this holiday season, we'll be offering a variety of activities to acknowledge and thank our customers, while also providing them the opportunity to pay it forward by helping others."<br><br>Over the course of the 12 days, customers will find activities taking place both pre-and post-security in both terminals.  They'll have the opportunity to win prizes, take their photo with our mascot Amelia the Airplane, take photos with Navigator Buddies, participate in an art activity, write notes of gratitude, and donate items for a canned food drive, among others.<br><br>Additionally, throughout the 12 days, staff will be handing out chocolate coins and thank you cards to passengers as well as surprising and delighting a lucky passenger each day with a Phoenix Sky Harbor gift bag.<br><br>Here is the schedule of events:<br><br><strong>Monday, December 5</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity post-security in Terminal 3 near the Children's Play Area<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter in either terminal and write what you are thankful for. We will be displaying the notes on easels throughout the airport.<br></li><li>Canned Food Drive – We want to give back to the community. We're holding a canned food drive for Herrera Elementary School. Drop off your canned food items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 of Terminal 4 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We'll be giving raffle tickets for a chance to win Phoenix Sky Harbor branded goodies and an exclusive behind-the-scenes airport tour.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt. Test your knowledge of art in the airport. After you've completed the activity, scan the QR code for your chance to win a prize. Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Tuesday, December 6</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity pre-security in Terminal 4 near the Gallery.<br></li><li>12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Wednesday, December 7</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 4. Amelia will be wandering around Terminal 3. Be sure to stop and say hello and snap a photo or two. Share your photo on social media using the hashtag #12daysofgratitude and tell us what you are most thankful for and have an opportunity to win a prize.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Thursday, December 8 </strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 3.  Get your photo with Amelia as she makes her way through the terminal.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity pre-security in Terminal 4 near the Gallery.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Friday, December 9 </strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.</li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.</li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.</li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.</li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Saturday, December 10</strong><br><br><ul><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Sunday, December 11</strong><br><br><ul><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Monday, December 12</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Our therapy dogs are getting into the holiday spirit. Stop by and have your photo taken with them. Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located pre-security in Terminal 3 on Level 1 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Write a thank you card to members of the military. Located pre-security in Terminal 3 on Level 1 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Tuesday, December 13</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 3. Get your photo with Amelia as she makes her way through the terminal.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Wednesday, December 14</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Thursday, December 15</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity post-security in Terminal 3 near the Children's Play Area<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Friday, December 16</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br>Travelers should use the hashtag #12DaysofGratitude and tag @PHXSkyHarbor as they participate in activities for the opportunity to win a prize. And, be sure to check the Airport's social media channels for the latest #12DaysofGratitude news and highlights. Information is also available at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/12daysofgratitude" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/12daysofgratitude</a>.<br><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America's Friendliest Airport®</em></strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br><br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
2023 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announcedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1673Equal Opportunity11/30/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1673/Newsroom_EOD_013.jpg2023 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announced<div class="ExternalClassA5345EE4B8624C56937E38F2C17754ED"><html> <p></p><p><strong>Celebrate and Honor Community Champions</strong></p><p>Celebrate the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the 37th Annual Arizona MLK Awards Breakfast "Believe in the Dream," 7:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at the Phoenix Convention Center, North Ballroom. This annual event honors the winners of the Phoenix Human Relations Commission's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream Award," and the Calvin C. Goode "Lifetime Achievement Award." </p><p>The honorees are:</p><p><strong>Calvin C. Goode - MLK "Lifetime Achievement Award"</strong><br></p><ul><li><p>Ms. Elizabeth Paulus <br></p></li></ul><p><strong>MLK "Living the Dream Award"</strong><br></p><ul><li><p>Ms. Wen Chyi Chiu                </p></li><li><p>Ms. Sharise L. Erby</p></li><li><p>Mr. Cordero Holmes               </p></li><li><p>Dr. Will Moreland                 </p></li></ul><p></p><p>Sponsorship and event ticket information is available at 602-513-8311. For updates and information about the event, visit:<a href="http://azmlk.org/" target="_blank"> azmlk.org</a> or phoenix.gov/eod.  The title sponsor is Amazon, and the presenting sponsors are PetSmart and Verizon. The event is hosted by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission.​<br></p><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Road Closures Planned for Saturday's APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2582Street Transportation11/30/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2582/elp image.jpgRoad Closures Planned for Saturday's APS Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClassB2A54F90D0354C37BC2421E55EE099D9"><html> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125">35th Annual APS Electric Light Parade</a> takes to the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Residents and attendees should plan ahead for scheduled street closures and vehicle restrictions in the area surrounding the parade route. Parade details and know-before-you-go event information is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix.gov/ELP</a>.</p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.5074240882084%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14">2.3-mile parade route</a> starts at Central Avenue and Montebello Avenue, travels south to Central Avenue and Camelback Road, heads east along Camelback Road to 7th Street, and continues south along 7th Street to its end point at Indian School Road.</p><p><strong>Street closures and restrictions:</strong><br></p><p><strong style="">Public Parking</strong><strong>:</strong> There is no assigned parking for the public during this event. Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Avenue, just south of Camelback Road.</p><p><strong>Phoenix VA Hospital:</strong> Remains open; access is available from Osborn Road northbound on 3rd Street.</p><p><strong>Central Avenue:</strong> Curb lanes restricted from Camelback Road to Bethany Home Road from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.</p><p><strong>Georgia Avenue:</strong> Restrictions from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.</p><p><strong style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">All major streets, local streets and driveways will be closed. The following street closures and restrictions will be in effect beginning at 3 p.m., and continue in phases leading up to the parade start time at 7 p.m. Streets will reopen in phases following the event, as parade completion and cleanup allow, until approximately 11 p.m.  </strong></p><p><strong>7th Street:</strong> Curb lanes restricted from Osborn Road to Indian School Road from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.<br></p><p><strong>Central Avenue:</strong> Closure from Bethany Home Road to Mariposa Street; limited to local access at Indian School Road for northbound traffic up to Mariposa Street.</p><p><strong>Camelback Road:</strong> Closure from 3rd Avenue to 8th Place; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to 1st Avenue; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic up to 8th Street.</p><p><strong>Missouri Avenue:</strong> Closure from 3rd Avenue to 4th Street; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to Central Avenue; limited to local access at 7th Street for westbound traffic to Central Avenue.</p><p><strong>7th Street: </strong>Closure from Colter Street to Osborn Road; limited to local access at Bethany Home Road for southbound traffic up to 300 feet north of Camelback Road.</p><p><strong>Highland Avenue:</strong> Limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 8th Street.</p><p><strong>In</strong><strong><strong>d</strong>ian School Road: </strong>Lane restrictions in place early. Closure from 9th Street to Central Avenue starting at 6 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m.; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 9th Street.<br></p><p><strong>4th Street:</strong> Indian School Road to Clarendon Avenue; no parking from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews

 

 

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