City of Phoenix Invests $12 Million in Homeless Solutions in Octoberhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2537Human Services10/26/2022 10:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2537/Newsroom_HumanServices_006.jpgCity of Phoenix Invests $12 Million in Homeless Solutions in October<div class="ExternalClassDE293227FDA24762B60103AFCB7B905E"><html>​<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">In Oct. 2022, the Phoenix City Council approved $12 million in funding dedicated to homelessness solutions. The allocated funds will create new shelter and safe spaces to sleep for hundreds of people experiencing homelessness. It will also contribute to wraparound services and support a workforce program to help individuals end their homelessness and become financially self-sufficient. These allocations are part of the </span><a href="https://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/9tz_vAiwC" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">American Rescue Plan Act</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> (ARPA) Strategic Plan</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> the City of Phoenix is quickly deploying to assist people experiencing homelessness and the community.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> </span><br><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><b><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">St. Joseph the Worker Workforce Villages Program</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></b></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City dedicated $2 million of ARPA funding to provide temporary housing for clients participating in St. Joseph the Worker’s Workforce Villages Program. This unique housing program supports employed individuals experiencing homelessness, helping them find permanent housing without any subsidy or housing voucher assistance. Clients receive intensive case management and life skills training and follow a financial management program that includes saving 75% of their net income. Upon successfully exiting the program, clients will have a permanent place to call home and are solely responsible for paying their rent.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><strong>St. Vincent de Paul Transitional Housing Ozanam Manor II</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City dedicated $6 million dollars of ARPA funding to St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) to build a new 100-bed transitional housing facility for individuals experiencing homelessness. The new Ozanam Manor II will supplement the existing 60-bed Ozanam Manor transitional housing program on the SVdP campus at 308 W. Watkins Road. The facility will provide structured, wraparound supportive services to residents with the goal of securing them permanent housing. The funding is a partnership between the City, Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Housing, with each contributing $6 million. This project is estimated to be complete in summer 2024.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><strong>St. Vincent de Paul Emergency Shelter Services, Washington Relief Shelter</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The City allocated up to $4 million of ARPA funding to extend emergency shelter services at the Washington Relief Shelter through Dec. 2024. The project at 2739 E. Washington St is an ongoing partnership with St. Vincent de Paul and Maricopa County, with the County also contributing an additional $4.8 million to extend operations. The 200-bed shelter, which opened in May 2022, provides wraparound services and is unique in that it prioritizes serving people experiencing homelessness in the neighborhood surrounding the shelter as well as in the area surrounding the Human Services Campus. The shelter operates 24/7 and residents receive three meals a day, have access to laundry services, showers and hygiene supplies, clothing and are welcome to bring their pets. As of October 22, 2022, the shelter has served 583 people and more than 300 individuals have moved to permanent housing, treatment, reunited with family or otherwise exited positively.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><strong>Sprung Structure Congregate and Non-congregate Emergency Shelter</strong></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The Phoenix City Council approved up to $270,000 in ARPA funding to contract with RPM Team, LLC to provide architectural and engineering services for a new Sprung Structure. The project will provide a design for insulated Sprung structures</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">and 25-50 non-congregate shelter units to be built on a City-owned site at 2225 W. Lower Buckeye road. The site will offer support services and day and nighttime shelter for up to 200 people at a time, providing a cool, safe space ahead of the 2023 summer heat. RPM Team previously contracted with the City to construct its first Sprung Structure, </span><a href="/newsroom/human-services/2285" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Respiro</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">, which added shelter for 100 people at the Human Services Campus in March 2022. This project is expected to be complete by Spring 2023.</span></div><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesPhoenix City SkylineHS@phxhumanservice #PHXhomeless solutions, homelessness, shelter, ARPA, American Rescue Plan ActKristin Couturier602-568-8126602-534-5627kristin.couturier@phoenix.govPHXHumanService



City of Phoenix Welcomes Community Input for 2023-24 Proposed Trial Budgethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/2700Budget & Research3/21/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2700/City-Hall-in-Downtown-Phoenix.jpgCity of Phoenix Welcomes Community Input for 2023-24 Proposed Trial Budget<div class="ExternalClass414703DBF3EE4AA69B7F8ACE547022BA"><html> <p style="line-height:150%;margin-bottom:11px;">​​​The City of Phoenix Trial Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024, proposed by Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton, is ready for public review and comment.<br></p> <p style="line-height:150%;">City Manager Barton presented a balanced Trial Budget to Council on March 21, 2023.</p> <p style="line-height:150%;">The proposed Trial Budget will provide new and expanded programs and services to the community, and ensure the City can competitively pay its employees in order to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce.</p> <p style="line-height:150%;">“This year’s Trial Budget is focused on ensuring that we can deliver quality, timely and efficient services to our residents,” said Phoenix Ci​ty Manager Jeff Barton. “Over the last three years, the City has made smart, strategic decisions and has expanded programs to assist our residents with the impact and aftermath of COVID-19. The Trial Budget ensures that those vital services and most importantly the people who provide them can be sustained for years to come.”</p> <p style="line-height:150%;">During the month of April, the Budget and Research Department will hold 11 community budget hearings, inviting residents to attend in-person and give public comment. The schedule of budget hearings can be found at <a style="color:rgb(30, 81, 136);" tabindex="0" href="https://phoenix.gov/budget/hearings" data-cke-saved-href="https://phoenix.gov/budget/hearings" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/budget/hearings</a>.</p> <p style="line-height:150%;">This proposed Trial Budget for fiscal year 2023-24 includes $14 million for service additions in key City Council priority areas such as: public safety and criminal justice, including adding firefighters to staff a new Fire station located at 19th Avenue and Chandler Boulevard which will help to improve response times; further efforts to civilianize positions in the Police Department to allow sworn officers to respond to higher level public safety calls for service; resources to continue important expiring grant funded programs to support low-income residents and victims of crime; resources are also proposed to add park rangers for overnight patrol at City parks, and increases for community arts grant funding. Additionally, $1 million is reserved for community input and recommendations reflecting resident comments gathered over the next several weeks. Based on available funds some of the suggestions could be incorporated into the final City Manager’s Budget scheduled to be presented to City Council on May 2nd. The remaining $5 million would be allocated to the General Fund contingency fund, or rainy-day fund to account for proposed ongoing spending initiatives.</p> <p style="line-height:150%;">The 2023-24 Trial Budget also proposes to allocate resources to address employee compensation, so we can provide the highest level of service ensuring our most valuable assets are paid competitively and positions can be filled with the best talent available. The City is experiencing significant vacancy rates due to the competitive labor market and therefore approximately 85%, or $114 million, of the total $134 million surplus in the 2023-24 Trial Budget is allocated to employee compensation. This investment in our employees is necessary and will help to fill vacant positions so the services residents rely on and expect can continue to be provided with improved service levels.</p> <p style="line-height:150%;"> <strong>What is the General Fund?</strong> </p> <p style="line-height:150%;">The General Fund is part of the City of Phoenix’s total budget. The General Fund is made up of resources including general sales tax, property taxes, revenue distributed by the state from income tax, sales and vehicle license taxes, and some fines and fees. The General Fund supports many of the services our residents, visitors, and businesses have come to expect in Phoenix such as libraries, parks, senior and youth programs and police and fire services.</p> <p style="line-height:150%;"> <strong>What’s Next?</strong> </p> <p style="line-height:150%;">After community review, City Manager Barton will present a revised proposed budget to the Phoenix City Council on May 2, 2023. The City Council is expected to decide on the budget on May 16, 2023. The approved budget will take effect July 1, 2023.</p> <p style="line-height:150%;"> <strong>Community Input</strong> </p> <p style="line-height:150%;">Residents are encouraged to participate in upcoming in-person budget hearings. The community is also encouraged to use the City’s FundPHX interactive tool to provide input. The <a style="color:rgb(30, 81, 136);" tabindex="0" href="https://phoenix.gov/fund" data-cke-saved-href="https://phoenix.gov/fund" target="_blank">FundPHX tool</a> allows residents to provide direct feedback on the proposed FY 2023-24 Trial Budget additions. All input received from the tool, at the budget hearings, or by contacting the Budget and Research Department directly at budget.research@phoenix.gov or by calling (602) 262-4800 will be provided to the City Council, so they may consider your feedback prior to adopting the budget.</p> <p style="line-height:150%;"> <strong>In-Person Community Hearings</strong> </p> <p style="line-height:150%;">The City of Phoenix is holding 11 budget hearings including one bilingual community-wide hearing and community-wide hearings for youth and arts. <br><br><strong>Hearing schedule:</strong></p> <ul> <li>District 6, Monday, April 3, at 8:30 a.m.<br>Devonshire Senior Center, Multipurpose Room<br>2802 E Devonshire Avenue <br><br></li> <li>District 2 and 3, Monday, April 3, at 6 p.m.<br>Paradise Valley Community Center Multipurpose Room<br>17402 N 40th Street<br><br></li> <li>District 3, Tuesday, April 4, at 8:30 a.m.<br>Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br>3546 E Sweetwater Avenue<br><br></li> <li>District 5, Tuesday, April 4, at 6:00 p.m.<br>Washington Activity Center, Building B Multipurpose Room<br>2240 W Citrus Way<br><br></li> <li>District 1, Thursday, April 6, at 8:30 a.m.<br>Cholla Library<br>10050 N Metro Parkway E<br><br></li> <li>Bilingual Community-wide, Monday, April 10, at 6:00 p.m.<br>Maryvale Community Center Multipurpose Room<br>4420 N 51st Avenue<br><br></li> <li>District 7, Tuesday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m.<br>Desert West Community Center<br>6501 W Virginia Avenue<br><br></li> <li>Youth Community-wide, Tuesday, April 11, at 6:00 p.m.<br>Central High School Student Union<br>4525 N Central Avenue<br><br></li> <li>District 4, Wednesday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m.<br>Steele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall<br>300 E Indian School Road<br><br></li> <li>District 8, Thursday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m.<br>South Phoenix Youth Center<br>5245 S 7th Street<br><br></li> <li>Arts Community-wide, Saturday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m.<br>South Mountain Community College, Library Community Room<br>7050 S 24th Street</li> </ul> <p style="line-height:150%;">The hearings will broadcast live on the City of Phoenix’s YouTube page. Learn more at <a style="color:rgb(30, 81, 136);" tabindex="0" href="https://phoenix.gov/budget/hearings" data-cke-saved-href="https://phoenix.gov/budget/hearings" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/budget/hearings</a>.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNews
Critical Incident Briefing: March 5th, 2023 – 43rd Avenue and Encanto Boulevardhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2699Police3/21/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2699/slate 43rd encanto.jpghttps://youtu.be/p9sHbiRMT9wCritical Incident Briefing: March 5th, 2023 – 43rd Avenue and Encanto Boulevard<div class="ExternalClassF18D221B003444C59751DB603CAE83B0"><html> <p>​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p> <strong>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong> <br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting which occurred on March 5th, 2023.</p> <p>This incident occurred near 43<sup>rd</sup> Avenue and Encanto Boulevard when Phoenix Police officers responded to a call about a shooting in the area. The caller stated a woman had been shot and she was now near a home in the area.</p> <p>When officers arrived, they found a man and woman lying on the ground near each other. The man was moved to a nearby curb when they realized the woman had a gunshot wound. The investigation on-scene determined the man sitting on the curb was believed to be the person who initially shot the woman. Officers then approached the man to arrest him and he immediately resisted. A struggle began and the man pulled a gun from the front of his waistband. Both the Sergeant and one officer discharged their firearms, striking the man.</p> <p>The man died at the scene. The woman was transported to the hospital with non-life- threatening injuries. No one else was injured during this incident. The Sergeant involved in this incident is assigned to the Maryvale Precinct and has approximately 15 years of service with the department. The officer involved in this incident is also assigned to the Maryvale Precinct and has approximately 6 and a half years of service with the department.</p> <p>This incident is the subject of a criminal investigation, to be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.</p> <p>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officer are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete, it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law requires redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of the Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Night at the Museum: Art and Science Come to Life at PHX Sky Harborhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2697Aviation3/20/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2697/Bowers and Reeves.jpgNight at the Museum: Art and Science Come to Life at PHX Sky Harbor<div class="ExternalClass400437AB4BBB46DF9F6774EF6729EF8D"><html> <p>The <strong>Phoenix Airport Museum</strong> hosts its first ever <em>Night at the Museum</em> event at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Friday, March 24, from 4-7 pm at the Terminal 4, level 3 gallery.</p> <p>​The event celebrates the Museum's current <em>Artist and Researcher </em>exhibition presenting art inspired by science. The exhibition was developed by the Phoenix Bioscience Core where nine local artists were paired with researchers to create artwork based on their different areas of study. Working side-by-side in the lab, classroom and art studio, the resulting works are visual representations of the scientific progress happening in our city and state.</p> <p>​Come by to see what happens when the talents of <strong>both science and art join forces</strong> to communicate complex information in an approachable way through artworks.</p> <p>Meet the researchers and artists involved in the program and learn about their collaboration. View artworks influenced by scientific investigation that explore concepts of communication, memory, emotion and circulation. Participate in an augmented reality experience that allows viewers to <strong>walk through sections of the brain</strong>.</p> <p>Museum staff will be on hand with a fun art activity, treats and scavenger hunt guides to explore more art at the Airport. Whether you are traveling or not, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/at-the-airport/amenities/airport-museum/art-collection/terminal-4-museum-exhibitions/" target="_blank">Learn more about this exhibition by visiting our website.</a>  ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews



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