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Phoenix Earns Perfect Score on LGBTQ Inclusion for Eighth Year in a Rowhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/457Equal Opportunity12/3/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/457/Newsroom_EOD_017.jpgPhoenix Earns Perfect Score on LGBTQ Inclusion for Eighth Year in a Row<div class="ExternalClassF8C1D07F072E49EEA89A76117E209451"><html> <p>The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced this morning that the city of Phoenix earned a perfect score of 100 for its ongoing efforts to ensure equal treatment of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.</p> <p>The HRC uses the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) score to examine how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work in each city. The MEI evaluates 506 cities nationwide for LGBTQ inclusion based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.</p> <p>“The City of Phoenix is one that values and accepts the individuality of every resident. Earning a perfect score of 100 for the eighth year in a row highlights the fulfillment of our promise to be a city that works for everyone," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “While we still have work to do, this announcement is cause to celebrate a win not just for Phoenix but for equality." </p> <p>Phoenix has maintained a perfect score since the expansion of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance in 2012. The ordinance makes it unlawful to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing and government contracts.</p> <p>“As a city, we have so much to celebrate with eight consecutive years of a perfect score," said Phoenix Vice Mayor Betty Guardado. “While this is an important recognition, we still have work to do, and must continue to support the LGBTQ community to make Phoenix a safe and inclusive city for everyone." </p> <p>“A perfect score for the city would not be possible without the consistent, hard work of many," said Councilmember Debra Stark. “This work takes the form of partnerships, LGBTQ liaisons for city departments, and an important non-discrimination ordinance that the city upholds to protect our LGBTQ community members. I'm extremely proud to represent this diverse city that holds equality for all to the highest standard."</p> <p>“Year after year, this perfect score is an example of Phoenicians embracing and celebrating our city's diversity," said Councilmember Laura Pastor. “Phoenix's broad diversity is what makes our city a wonderful place to live and work for everyone."</p> <p>“I am grateful for the work of the Human Rights Campaign and for their work on the LGBTQ Municipal Equality Index to hold cities accountable," said Councilmember Carlos Garcia. “While our perfect score is great progress, there is still more work to be done in the fight for equality for the LGBTQ community. Our LGBTQ residents need to be centered in city programs and projects moving forward."</p> <p>As a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC's goal is to ensure that all LGBTQ people, and particularly those who are trans, people of color and HIV+, are treated as full and equal citizens across the country and around the world.</p> <p>To access the full #MEI2020 report, visit <a href="https://www.hrc.org/mei" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">hrc.org/mei</span></a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunityHuman Rights Campaign logoEOD#MEI2020 #PHXHuman Rights Campaign, HRC, Municipal Equality Index, MEI, LGBTQAlejandro Montiel602-531-7987602-534-3443alejandro.montiel@phoenix.govPHXEqualOpprty

 

 

Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security5/27/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass6B8698F6838A4CA88423A3CF8ACA8BAC"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">General Inform​​ation</h2><h3>Face Mask Requirements After CDC Eases Guidelines</h3><p>In Feb. 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new set of measures that will allow people who are healthy and living in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium community risk level, to stop wearing a face mask in public settings.<a href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253" target="_blank"> As of Feb. 28, 2022, Maricopa County is at a medium risk level, so effective immediately, a face mask will not be required for most City employees</a>.<br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><p></p><h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3><p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3><p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3><p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​​​<br> </p> ​ <h2>​COVID-19 T​​esting<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. A limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: The FDA has extended the shelf-life of iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests. <a target="_blank" href="https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news">Learn more and check the expiration date of your test.</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br><strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">Equality Health​</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/">Family Tree Health Care​</a><br> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are also available at all <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations">17 Phoenix Library Locations​</a>. The tests will be available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.<br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Saturday, May 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><p><strong>Blitz Vendor #2.</strong> United Nations Church <br> 5437 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Monday, May 30, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, May 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> ​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Applications open for next cohort of Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2359Environment & Sustainability5/27/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2359/Newsroom _OEP_001.jpghttps://youtu.be/4amhUQNxkr4Applications open for next cohort of Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program<div class="ExternalClassAA8AC528361B45F59A06825833CE2F45"><html> <p></p>The City of Phoenix is once again accepting applications for entrepreneurs who want to take part in the <a href="/oep/food-training" target="_blank">Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program </a> The 10-week course, taught by Thrive Consultancy, Inc. in partnership with the ASU School of Sustainability, is funded by Phoenix's Office of Environmental Programs (OEP). It helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs create a cooperative -- an employee-owned business -- through classes on business planning, group decision-making, budgeting, marketing, and more.<br><br>Stella McPhee, a farmer of 15 years, came into the Spring 2022 cohort looking for a way to help her 'incubator' (beginning) farmers market their products.<br><br>"It was just a luck opportunity to meet some wonderful people, like-minded people who share the same values," she said, referring to her now-partners in their eventual co-op, Kendra Branham and Elizabeth Ferguson. Now McPhee is excited about not having to bear the weight of farming on her own shoulders alone.<br><br>"When you're doing a cooperative, everybody's sharing the responsibility on their shoulders and so we can problem solve. We can help each other," she said. "It's a really nice way to have some more income coming in where it's not just all you by yourself."<br><br>Ferguson recently graduated with a master's in landscape architecture, and has farming in her family background.<br><br>"I didn't know them at all; we were total strangers," she said of Branham and McPhee. "But we just happened to get along really well, thankfully."<br><br>Ferguson came away with the business know-how to start getting things off the ground.<br><br>"The biggest thing for me... is not really knowing how to get started with a business plan, how to have a business plan to present to get funding, how to create a budget," she said. "And those are all things that [the training program] taught us to do ourselves."<br><br>Branham is a self-described plant nerd who is taking her passion to the next level and looks up to her co-op partners as mentors in the farming process.<br><br>"We're out here, we're in the sun, I'm with somebody who has a lot of knowledge and is actually just excited to share. It really kind of helps enrichen the experience," she said.<br><br>The group is still looking for 2 more people to help them reach cooperative status in Arizona. <br><br><p>The city of Phoenix is funding the upcoming spring cohort, which runs from June 14 to August 18, 2022, for up to 25 applicants. Training sessions will be held in downtown Phoenix each Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 pm. While there is no charge for accepted participants, they are required to commit to full participation and completion of the program. The <a href="https://www.thriveconsultancyinc.com/training-program" target="_blank">application​</a> deadline is June 5, 2022.<br></p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideo
City of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2357City Manager5/25/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2357/_Newsroom_CityHall_2022.jpgCity of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass0D3075E9D60D4B89AD53D376EA1EDCD6"><html> <p> ​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Here's how City services are affected:​</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Solid Waste Collection</strong>:</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Trash and recycling will be collected as usual. There will be no change in collection day. Please always place your trash and recycling containers four feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> </span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The 27th Avenue and North Gateway</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Transfer Stations</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Library:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, May 30. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/ eResources are available 24/7. Visit </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more details.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parking Meters:</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> All</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">parking meters </span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>:</strong> City of Phoenix Community Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/parks"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Parks</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> and </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trails</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> are open for their regular hours – please review </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</span> </span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">safety guidelines before visiting a trail.</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Pueblo Grande Museum</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Public Transit:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">On Monday, May 30, Valley Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be no RAPID and </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">E</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">xpress bus service. Customer Service </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">will be closed</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Metrocenter, Sunnyslope, Ed Pastor and Central Station transit centers also will be closed.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Visit</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">valleymetro.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more information.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews

 

 

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