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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

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/14/2021 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassAB8B1F4EAE5447A1A4F5CDAC19B76CD8"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a></p> <h3><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Face Coverings Remain in Effect Within Phoenix City Limits<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></h3> <p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Per the Declaration of the Phoenix City Council, Face Coverings are still required in public for most people within Phoenix city limits, and for all Public Transportation (airports and buses) and at all City of Phoenix properties. Learn more.</a> <br> </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> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occuring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a target="_blank" href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. Masks are still required at these events. <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/14/2021 5:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClassF1C9758188F04AC8915F5D9E7CE73C7C"><div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"><div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"></div><div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Related:</strong> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services</h2><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Stationary Site" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_03.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Stationary Site <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Maryvale Park</strong> <br>4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Mondays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  <br><em>(effective April 10, Friday testing changes to Saturday)</em> <br>Appointments recommended at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> <br>Offers PCR test with results within 24 hours. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Mobile Van #1" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #1 <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1455" target="_blank">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Mobile Van #2" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #2</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1739" target="_blank">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Walk-Up Sites" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Walk-Up/Drive-Up Sites</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours.</p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">Current Schedule​​​<br></h2><h3>Wednesday, April 14, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Dunbar Elementary<br>707 W. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ  85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​</a></p><h3>Thursday, April 15, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Fry’s Food Store<br>850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 16, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br>3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 17, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> John F. Long Family  Services Center<br>3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<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></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Heard Elementary School<br>2301 W. Thomas Rd.. Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​</a></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church<br>6531 N. 27th Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Sunnyslope Park<br>802 E. Vogel Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>​<br></p><h3>Monday, April 19, 2021<br></h3> ​<strong>​Mobile Van #1.</strong> Deer Valley Community Center <br>​2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027<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><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Faith North Preschool<br>910 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, April 20, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a>​</p><h3>Wednesday, April 21, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Capitol School<br>330 N. 16th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​</a><br></p><h3>Thursday, April 22, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>4230 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 23, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>850 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com​</a></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 24, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<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></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Bethune School<br>1310 S. 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​​</a>​<br></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Monday, April 26 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Desert West Park and Sports Complex<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, April 27, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17642 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, April 29, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 30, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<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> <br>​<br></p><h4 style="color:#777777;line-height:1.6;">Media Contact<br></h4><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Yvette Roeder <br>Cell:602-501-0620 <br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a><br></p></div> <br> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​​​​</span></div></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Before the Badge: Officer Rob Sandoval, Rowerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1856Police4/19/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/cJPus-SWBfEBefore the Badge: Officer Rob Sandoval, Rower<div class="ExternalClassE832BE8C3D1141D0830A4B6A2C1B1DA5"><html> <p> <em>​Phoenix Police officers come from many different backgrounds, including different careers. The department's video series, ‘</em><a href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://youtube.com/playlist?list%3DPLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE&source=gmail&ust=1613752091217000&usg=AFQjCNGIEVIVAqYthuWPRs0lXSby2j5Eig"><em>Before the Badge</em></a><em>,’ is profiling some of those careers, and the diversity they bring to the department today. </em><br></p> <p>Any team sport that is going to be successful requires teamwork from each and every member. Community Action Officer Rob Sandoval will tell you that is certainly true in the sport of rowing. He knows firsthand from his years on the University of Notre Dame men's rowing team. <br></p> <p>"If someone lifts their oar a little bit high on one side, it changes the set of the boat and it doesn't go as fast," Officer Sandoval explained of rowing. "If we're not hitting in the water and driving through at the same time, the boat won't go as fast. So, in order to be as fast as you can as a team, everyone has to do their job."​<br></p> <p>While on the Notre Dame team, Sandoval sat eight seat in the boat. That is the seat closest to the coxswain, also known as the stroke. He rowed while working toward two degrees  —  one in government and international studies, and one in economics. <br></p> <p>"I was looking at originally going into maybe politics or wall street — some kind of business," Officer Sandoval explained. "And I decided I didn't want to do either of those. I kind of wanted to do something that I felt like was making more of a difference in people's day-to-day lives."<br></p> <p>Shortly after his graduation, news that his mom had cancer brought him back to Phoenix. He hopped around a few opportunities in the following several years, before applying to the Phoenix Police Department. He began the academy in 2005. <br></p> <p>"So my first four-and-a-half years were in the Maryvale Precinct," Officer Sandoval said. "I was on just one of the regular patrol squads for a little bit. Then I went to be a field training officer where we helped train the new officers straight out of the academy."<br></p> <p>He has also worked as a detective in family investigations and domestic violence, and now is a community action officer. From the boat to the badge, he says there is a similarity through it all. <br></p> <p>"Not everyone always has the same job," Officer Sandoval explained. "But you all have to work together as one unit in order to be the best that you can to achieve whatever goal you're going after at that time, whether it was making a boat go fast or it's keeping citizens safe."<br></p> <p>Officer Sandoval has kept up with rowing, starting a team at Phoenix Police — a club sport that competes against other police and fire departments, encouraging regular exercise for strength building and mental health, and fostering that team mentality.​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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