Helping People Experiencing Homelessness Rebuild Their Lives Through Workhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/homeless-solutions/2602Homeless Solutions12/15/2022 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2602/Newsroom_HomelessSolutions_001.jpgHelping People Experiencing Homelessness Rebuild Their Lives Through Work<div class="ExternalClassF72B77539AE64F1BA8B8CFD0C62E8240"><html> <p> ​The City of Phoenix and Phoenix Rescue Mission are proud to announce Phoenix Works, a solutions-focused program to help individuals experiencing homelessness in Phoenix. Phoenix Works gives people in need the opportunity to earn a daily wage, access to two daily meals and life-saving support services to put them on a path to financial independence and housing.<br></p> <p> Participants will earn $65 for a five-hour shift participating in various beautification projects throughout the City of Phoenix. They'll also be provided breakfast and lunch during each shift. The program will empower participants, helping them learn essential workforce skills and build their resumes to help them find permanent employment.<br></p> <p> “Employment is key when we're talking about overcoming homelessness," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “I'm pleased with the Phoenix Works program's focus on finding that for people, and following it up with case management services that support securing steady employment, permanent housing, and self-sustainability." <br></p> <p> In March 2022, Mayor Gallego and the Phoenix City Council approved $1.5 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to support this partnership. Phoenix is the third city to partner with the Mission to bring this working program to those in need. From July 2021 to June 2022, the Glendale and Scottsdale Works programs worked with 421 individuals, who performed a total of 3,615 shifts. In that timeframe, the Mission assisted 36 men and women in obtaining and moving into housing via long-term or emergency housing vouchers.  <br></p> <p> “Our goal with this program is to assist people faced with insurmountable, life-controlling problems by offering them the opportunity to earn money and connect with services," said Phoenix Rescue Mission CEO Ken Brissa. “Phoenix Works will bring meaningful solutions to people experiencing homelessness, instilling them with a sense of dignity and self-worth while giving neighborhoods a cleaner and safer appearance."  <br></p> <p> Participants will earn a cash payout for the day to help complete a wide variety of community projects. Recently, participants cleaned up a stretch of the Grand Canal from 40th to 51st Avenues, clearing trash, debris and overgrown brush from the area. Additional neighborhood beautification projects, such as park revitalization and cleaning and maintaining public walkways and event venues, will provide a benefit for the larger community.<br></p> <p> Participants don't just earn money; they are equipped with a support team that provides individualized case management and navigation services. At the end of each day, participants can meet one-on-one with case managers to connect them with resources to help them secure identification, employment and housing.</p> <p>“Building relationships through case management is an essential step toward helping people end their homelessness," said Rachel Milne, Director of the City of Phoenix Office of Homeless Solutions. “By establishing those connections and daily touchpoints between participants and case managers, we can help get people off the streets and on the path to being housed, healthy and employed."</p> <p> For more information about Phoenix Works visit <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?5b899e142c1999d8c42a473d9e08c8b48a9548e865fdcdc672e1dc31ee73587f" target="_blank">phxmission.org/willwork</a>.  <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/homeless-solutionsNewshomeless-solutionsPhoenix Works participants working to clear debris, trash and brush from an area along the Grand Canal.Homeless Solutions#PHXSolutionsSolutions, Homeless, HomelessnessKristin Couturier602-568-8126602-534-5627kristin.couturier@phoenix.govcityofphoenixaz



City of Phoenix Indigenous Peoples’ Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2867City Manager9/22/2023 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2867/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgCity of Phoenix Indigenous Peoples’ Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass141B4C0824B54109836B6CDAA883A02E"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, October 9 in observance of the Indigenous Peoples' Day holiday. Here's how City services are affected:  </p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste Collection:</strong> Curbside trash and recycling schedules remain unchanged on Monday, October 9, with no schedule changes on the days following the holiday, either. Collection will happen as regularly scheduled, even on Indigenous Peoples' Day itself.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> Both the 27th Ave. and North Gateway transfer stations will be closed on Monday, October 9.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Public Works Customer Contact Center:</strong> The Contact Center will be closed on Monday, October 9. It will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10. Residents can call 602-262-6251.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Library:</strong> 16 of Phoenix Public Library's 17 locations will be closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day holiday; <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/smcl" target="_blank">South Mountain Community Library</a> will remain open. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/eResources are available 24/7. Visit <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for more details.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters</strong>: All parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.   </p> <p> <strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities:</strong> City of Phoenix Community centers will be closed on Monday, October 9 for the holiday. Parks and trails will be open for regular hours, but please review “<a href="/parks/trails" target="_blank">Take a Hike. Do it Right</a>." safety guidelines before visiting a trail.    </p> <p> <strong>S'edav Va'aki Museum</strong> will be closed on Monday, October 9. </p> <p> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> Both bus and light rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Monday, Oct. 9. Check <a href="https://valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">ValleyMetro.org</a> for schedules.</p> <p> <strong>Dial-a-Ride service</strong> will be available, by reservation, between 4:40 a.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about the Dial-a-Ride service, visit <a href="/dial-a-ride" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/dial-a-ride</a>.   </p> <p> <strong>Sky Harbor International Airport:</strong> America's Friendliest Airport® continues to see record numbers of passengers. The Airport will be busy throughout October as schools enjoy Fall breaks, so travelers should give themselves extra time. If flying domestically, arrive at least two hours early. If flying internationally, arrive three hours early. With heavy crowds overlapping, make sure to leave extra time for parking. <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/parking/" target="_blank">Our Sky Harbor Parking program</a> makes it easy to reserve parking up to six months in advance. Enjoy convenient parking options in the terminal garages or an economy parking lot at the 24th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, which is an easy option for travelers who live west or north of the Airport.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews
Out of this World Exhibition “Lands” at Phoenix Sky Harborhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2875Aviation10/2/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2875/newsroom_aviation_094.jpgOut of this World Exhibition “Lands” at Phoenix Sky Harbor<div class="ExternalClassC74A8DCE11294A5E8FBEEB281BE2D911"><html>​Phoenix – A NASA space mission to a small, metallic 'world' captured the imagination of university students around the country. The mission's destination, Psyche, is an asteroid located between Mars and Jupiter that may offer a unique window into Earth's core.<br><br>Psyche appears to consist of exposed nickel-iron core material of an early building block of a planet. The NASA mission to visit Psyche, led by Arizona State University (ASU), will explore the origin of planetary cores by orbiting the asteroid for more than two years, mapping and studying its properties.<br><br><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:265px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/Phoenix%20Airport%20Museum_Mission%20to%20a%20Metal%20World.jpg" />The Phoenix Airport Museum exhibition, Psyche: Mission to a Metal World, presents a diverse range of artwork by students involved in ASU's Psyche-Inspired internship program. Each year, the program accepts 16 undergraduate students from any university in the U.S. Through creative works, the students interpret the mission's data, predict outcomes and even develop science-fiction based scenarios.<br><br>Before you prepare for takeoff, check out these captivating paintings, sculptures, animations and more from the Psyche Inspired program. Highlights include an animated, stop-motion “interview" with the Psyche satellite, a 6-foot-tall personified “asteroid robot" and vivid illustrations anticipating the asteroid's surface. Visitors can also learn fun facts about Psyche and the NASA mission to visit it.<br><br>You don't need a ticket to view this out-of-this-world exhibition, on display in Terminal 3, level 2 near the security checkpoint through early 2024.<br><br>For more information about the Psyche mission, visit:<br> <a href="https://psyche.asu.edu/" target="_blank">Psyche Mission | A Mission to a Metal World (asu.edu)</a><br><br>For more information about the Psyche Inspired internship program, visit:<br> <a href="https://psyche.asu.edu/get-involved/psyche-inspired/" target="_blank">Psyche Inspired Program | Psyche Mission (asu.edu)</a><br><br> <br><br>For more information about the Phoenix Airport Museum, visit: <br><br><a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/Museum/Exhibitions/Terminal3" target="_blank">Terminal 3 Museum Exhibitions (skyharbor.com)</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. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
Phoenix Water Services Department Announces New Financial Incentives for Water Conservationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2874Water Services9/27/2023 10:55:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2874/Newroom_Water Incentives_graphic2023.pngPhoenix Water Services Department Announces New Financial Incentives for Water Conservation<div class="ExternalClass8B818A8AE8AD4C42A09931E0A51312B5"><html> <div>To promote sustainable water use and conservation, the Phoenix Water Services Dept. is introducing new financial incentives for residents. These incentives are aimed at encouraging the adoption of high-efficiency appliances and fixtures, saving water, and reducing household expenses.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Residents can begin the application process by visiting the <a href="/waterservices/water-conservation-incentives" target="_blank">Water Conservation Incentives webpage​</a>. </strong></div><div><br></div><div>"Phoenix families understand the value of water and want to do their part to conserve this precious resource, which is why the City of Phoenix is working to make it even easier to do. On the heels of our innovative <a href="https://youtu.be/SdQgXEYpzsQ?si=dDNCzY0TpLLmNbe2https://youtu.be/SdQgXEYpzsQ?si=dDNCzY0TpLLmNbe2" target="_blank"><strong>water-leak sensor pilot program launch</strong></a>, these cost-cutting rebate programs will help residents address indoor and outdoor water waste. As Phoenix works to lead the region in sustainable development and advanced water purification, these programs are additional tangible ways we can support our water security now and for generations to come," Mayor Gallego said.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Key Highlights of the Incentive Program:<br><br></strong></div><div><ul><li><strong>Water-Efficient Toilet</strong><strong>s</strong>: Residents can receive a $75 rebate for the purchase and installation of a new EPA WaterSense-labeled toilet of 1.28 Gallons Per Flush (GPF) or less.<br><br></li><li><strong>Smart Irrigation Controller: </strong>A $75 incentive is available for the purchase and installation of an EPA WaterSense-labeled smart irrigation controller.</li></ul></div><div>Both these devices can lead to an estimated saving of approximately 10,000 gallons of water per year for each household.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Eligibility and Application Process:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>The program is open to single-family residential households or renters who are City of Phoenix water utility customers. Renters must include a letter of approval from their landlord. Interested participants can apply for the incentives in the "Submit Documents - City Services Bill" section of <strong><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">myPHX311</a></strong>. Detailed instructions and requirements for each incentive are available on the platform, ensuring a smooth application process.</div><div><br></div><div>"We are acutely aware that over 60% of residential water use occurs outdoors. The introduction of smart irrigation controllers can significantly reduce this number by optimizing water use. Similarly, the adoption of EPA WaterSense toilets can drastically cut down indoor water waste," said Max Wilson, Water Planning Division Deputy Director.</div><div><br></div><div>The Phoenix Water Services Department emphasizes that these incentives are not just about saving water; they are about ensuring the city's future sustainability. With the challenges posed by population growth and changing climate patterns, every gallon saved contributes to the city's resilience.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Financial Disbursement:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>Qualified applicants will receive their incentive in the form of a check, mailed to the address on file for their City Services Bill. Please allow up to 90 days for processing and delivery.</div><div><br></div><div>For more information, FAQs, or to begin the application process, residents are encouraged to visit the <a href="/waterservices/water-conservation-incentives" target="_blank"><strong>Water Conservation Incentives webpage</strong></a><strong>. </strong></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Free Xeriscape Plans Available Now </strong></div><div><br></div><div>Additionally, the City of Phoenix has released three free desert landscape plans for residents to implement at home. Native plants are a great way to save water and money. By choosing desert plants, residents can reduce outdoor water use by 85%. These plans are an example of the conservation team's many program developments to come, with a greater focus on designing water-saving solutions that can easily be accomplished by residents. To download a xeriscape plan, visit <a href="/waterservices/savewater" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/savewater.</strong></a></div><div><br></div><div><strong>About City of Phoenix Water Services Department</strong></div><div><br></div><div>The City of Phoenix Water Services Department is dedicated to providing high-quality, reliable, and sustainable water services to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Phoenix. With a commitment to water conservation, innovation, and long-term planning, the department ensures a secure and resilient water supply for future generations.  For more information, visit <a href="/waterservices" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/water.</strong></a></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Media Contacts:</strong><br></div><div>Jimena Garrison<br></div><div>Public Information Officer</div><div>Water Services</div><div>480-390-1933<br></div><div><a href="mailto:jimena.garrison@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>jimena.garrison@phoenix.gov</strong></a></div><div><br></div><div>Michael Gertzman<br></div><div>Sr. Public Information Officer </div><div>Water Services</div><div>602-534-1209</div><div><a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews



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