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City Council Adopts Transportation Electrification Planhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2388Environment & Sustainability6/17/2022 9:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2388/newsroom _OEP_01.jpgCity Council Adopts Transportation Electrification Plan<div class="ExternalClass551FB6710FF240A5A81803B2739314A6"><html> <p></p>In a 9-0 vote on Wednesday, June 15, the Phoenix City Council voted to adopt the <a target="_blank" href="/sustainabilitysite/MediaAssets/sustainability/electric-vehicles/Draft%20Transportation%20Electrification%20Action%20Plan.pdf">Transportation Electrification Action Plan</a> (TEAP), which prepares the city for a future filled with more electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and e-mobility equity.<br><br>“We often call it the EV Roadmap because that is exactly what it does – it charts a path for us to get 280,000 EVs on Phoenix roads by the year 2030," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “EVs matter because they are the road to our future."<br><br>There are three, main focus areas to the plan – prioritizing equity, accelerating public adoption of electric vehicles, and the City of Phoenix leading by example. <br><br>On the equity front, the plan requires that at least 40% of the city's investments in transportation electrification be made in underserved communities. It also calls for the launch of a local model of micro-mobility by December of 2024.<br><br>“It is our duty to make sure that Phoenicians have affordable and easy access to the infrastructure needed to power a clean, all-electric future, and this plan puts us on track to do exactly that," said City Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari (Dist. 7). “We realize that there are currently many barriers to EV adoption, especially in low-income and underserved communities. This plan utilizes community input to address their needs."<br><br>Along with helping people move towards the use of EVs, the TEAP also guides homebuilders, developers, business owners, and employers on best practices to provide infrastructure for electric vehicle charging.<br><br>Finally, the plan lays out goals for the City of Phoenix to begin electrifying its own fleets, expand employee charging opportunities, and install at least 500 public charging stations by the year 2030.<br><br><p>“[This is] an ambitious plan, and will have many partners along the way," Gallego said. “The future of mobility is happening now in Phoenix, and we are investing to be top-in-the-nation for a concentration of manufacturers and parts providers that will create quality jobs for our residents."<br></p><p>​</p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programsA row of electric vehicles chargingEnvironment#Sustainability @CityofPhoenixAZ @PHXenvironment @MayorGallego #ElectricVehicles #EVsElectric vehicles, sustainability, transportation, City of PhoenixSpencer Blake602-818-6033602-262-6822spencer.blake@phoenix.govPHXEnvironment

 

 

City of Phoenix Names Joshua Bednarek Planning and Development Department Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2651Planning and Development2/8/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2651/_Newsroom_Joshua.jpgCity of Phoenix Names Joshua Bednarek Planning and Development Department Director<div class="ExternalClass5D22816B0A4F4668BB0D9F275A0341FE"><html> ​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Planning and Development Department Assistant Director Joshua Bednarek will now lead the department as its new Director. Bednarek has been with the City for more than 20 years, 15 of those years with the Planning and Development Department.</span><br> <p>“I am honored to serve as Director of the Planning and Development Department for the City of Phoenix," said Bednarek. “I am excited to lead our incredible team in collaboration with our community to make Phoenix an even greater city."</p> <p>During his time with Planning and Development, Josh oversaw the creation of the City's <a target="_blank" href="/pdd/tod">Transit-Oriented Development</a> policy framework for expanding the light rail system and the related Walkable Urban Code, which supports pedestrian-friendly amenities, business opportunities and more diverse housing options. He oversaw the update of the City's General Plan in 2015, and as Director will oversee the current process of the 2025 update to that plan that will go before voters in November of 2024.   </p> <p>Over the last five years, Josh has been promoted to Deputy Director and then Assistant Director within the department. During this time, Josh led the transition of Planning and Development's public meetings and hearings to virtual formats. He and his team members updated several sections of the Zoning Ordinance including an expansion of the Walkable Urban Code, enhancements to landscape requirements to address the City's tree and shade goals, and the allowance for interior suites with cooking facilities in new residential subdivisions. </p> <p>Josh has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Master's Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.</p> <p>​ </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNews
Pueblo Grande Museum Opens New Exhibit in Time for Super Bowl Weekendhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2649Parks and Recreation2/6/2023 10:50:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2649/The-Zuni-World-Exhibit.jpgPueblo Grande Museum Opens New Exhibit in Time for Super Bowl Weekend<div class="ExternalClass9E372231FAC74E40AB069E2E7E283AD5"><html> <p>Phoenix residents and visitors in town for Super Bowl are invited to stop by the <a href="https://pueblogrande.org/" target="_blank">Pueblo Grande Museum</a> on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 7-8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of their new exhibit, <em>A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World.</em><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p>The exhibit, on loan from the <a href="http://www.ashiwi-museum.org/" target="_blank">A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center</a>, uses art as a means for mapping and has become a metaphor for the power of maps. Maps act as a physical expression of one's place in the world and the universe.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p>Over time, the Zuni world has been remapped, with names changed, boundaries drawn, and cultural presence erased. The Zuni World exhibit challenges these assumptions through 31 artistic representations of Zuni maps and places in the Southwest.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p>Representatives from the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center will give a presentation about the exhibit. The presentation will discuss how the A:shiwi/Zuni people continue to carry on the importance of the land their ancestry migrated through and understand their identity is connected to the landscapes that color the region.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <em>A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World </em>will be on display at Pueblo Grande Museum from Feb. 9- Sept. 17.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Take a Bite Out of Phoenix: City of Phoenix Partners with Local First Arizona to Celebrate Local Foodhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2648Environment & Sustainability2/3/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2648/downtown phoenix.JPGTake a Bite Out of Phoenix: City of Phoenix Partners with Local First Arizona to Celebrate Local Food<div class="ExternalClass3669C6E761BB4CD8AAA863BA947B4852"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">J</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ust </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">in time for Super Bowl, the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs and Local First Arizona are teaming up to launch its Phoenix: Let's Eat Local! campaign on Feb. 4 celebrating local restaurant owners, farmers, advocates and more to help build stronger food systems in Phoenix communities.</span></p> <p>“I can't think of a better time to launch this campaign," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “There are so many incredible local restaurants in Phoenix that I hope visitors will be able to try while they are here for the big game. Eating local is the ultimate way to get a taste of what Phoenix is about." </p> <p>Several areas were selected to highlight during the campaign due to the diversity of the Phoenix food scene. Roosevelt Row, Melrose, and Grand offer a well-known food community in the downtown Phoenix area, while Miracle Mile continues to emerge. South Phoenix, Maryvale, Eastlake Park and Nuestro Barrios Unidos features unique local neighborhood character and diversity in population.</p> <p>As a part of the campaign's initiative, the City of Phoenix is working towards making sure all residents have access to affordable, healthy local food options. On March 4, 2020, Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix City Council approved the 2025 Phoenix Food Action Plan, which features a goal to offer healthy food for all by 2050. </p> <p>“When residents support local food, they are supporting Phoenix communities as well as contributing to a more sustainable city," said Environmental Programs Administrator Nancy Allen. “When Phoenix businesses work together to produce, process and distribute food locally, they are also helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."</p> <p>In addition to connecting residents with local food options, the Phoenix Food Systems Program helps connect Phoenix residents with local farmers and food business owners with resources to grow food and operate a more sustainable business. It also empowers residents by educating them on how to grow their own produce. </p> <p>Residents can learn more about the Phoenix: Let's Eat Local! campaign and see a directory of local eateries in various Phoenix areas by visiting <a href="/oep/phxeatlocal" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/oep/PHXeatlocal​</a>. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNews

 

 

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