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Phoenix Named a Top 10 Digital Cities Winner for Seventh Consecutive Yearhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/information-technology-services/1641Information Technology Services12/1/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1641/Newsroom_ITS_013.jpgPhoenix Named a Top 10 Digital Cities Winner for Seventh Consecutive Year<div class="ExternalClass8939F1FB4EC04BFFBAD401277DBE6BD8"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The city of Phoenix has once again received national recognition as a Top 10 Digital Cities Survey winner among cities with populations of 500,000 or more. The 20th annual survey organized by <a href="https://www.govtech.com/dc/digital-cities/Digital-Cities-Survey-2020-Winners-Announced.html" target="_blank">The Center for Digital Government (CDG)​</a> recognizes cities for using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">This year’s Digital Cities Survey also praises cities using technology to better serve citizens despite new challenges triggered by the pandemic. In fact, Phoenix responded by quickly digitizing government participation through virtual City Council and community meetings as well as rapidly moving thousands of city employees to a mobile workforce. The city also expanded its Wi-Fi coverage outside of nearly 50 libraries, community, senior, and recreation centers to ensure all students have internet access during school closures and hybrid learning.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Covid-19 has exacerbated the need to bridge the digital divide. The City of Phoenix has acted swiftly and efficiently by<a href="/newsroom/information-technology-services/1551" target="_blank"> expanding Wi-Fi coverage</a> and providing thousands of tablets to students, families, and seniors,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Data and technology are a key component in everything we do. I am proud of the City of Phoenix for being a leader in these areas to best serve our residents.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“During these trying times, technology permits residents to continue to work, keep their children in school and stay connected to loved ones,” said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. “I’m very proud of our city and employees who have worked tirelessly to close the digital divide, specifically with the expansion of free Wi-Fi citywide.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix’s advance use of analytics, digital inclusion and Covid-19 response secured its fourth-place ranking, moving up a spot from last year. The 2020 submission showcased the digital enhancements of the Phoenix Police Public Records request process which offers 10 online options ranging from incident reports to crime statistics. Furthering financial transparency, <a href="/newsroom/information-technology-services/1378" target="_blank">The Phoenix Checkbook</a> was relaunched this summer through the city’s online Open Data Portal to help the public understand where the city spends its dollars. And earlier this year, Phoenix was awarded the ‘<a href="https://medium.com/what-works-cities-certification/phoenix-is-ready-for-more-rapid-growth-286121eb6cea" target="_blank">What Works Cities – 2020 Silver Certification​</a>’, the national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We have opened the door to a positive transparency shift in residents’ access to city services. Technology is enabling greater access and our goal is to maintain the fidelity of community engagement from a digital standpoint,” said City of Phoenix Chief Information Officer Matthew Arvay. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix is now focused on an initiative that will accelerate the digital transformation of the city’s 311 CRM infrastructure. The platform will provide multiple channels for submitting service requests and comments and will improve digital service delivery without the need for in-person interaction.</span> </div> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/itsNewsinformation-technology-servicesView of Downtown Phoenix at NightITSDigital, Technology, Awards, Wi-Fi, Digital DivideFelicia Thompson602-999-0683602-534-6375felicia.thompson@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/16/Felicia_Thompson.jpgcityofphoenixaz

 

 

Water Forum to Discuss Colorado River Shortage Challengeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2579Water Services11/28/2022 8:03:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2579/NRWSD_CO_River_BOR_749w.jpgWater Forum to Discuss Colorado River Shortage Challenges<div class="ExternalClassAF9599FFABF74420AE2BB3128CB03788"><html> <div>The City of Phoenix is gathering a group of water experts to discuss how the southwest can thrive in a future with significantly less Colorado River water.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The forum participants are some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry. They will use their expertise to answer difficult questions about how these water challenges will impact cities and share complex strategies for conservation and sustainable growth.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The moderator will be Cynthia Campbell, Phoenix’s Water Resources Management Advisor.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>What: </strong>Water Forum | Colorado River Shortage </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Monday, Dec. 5 | 10 a.m. to Noon</div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Burton Barr Central Library | Pulliam Auditorium | 1221 N. Central Ave.</div> <div> <strong>Who </strong>(invited): </div> <div> <ul> <li>J.C. Davis, Enterprise Conservation Division, Southern Nevada Water Authority</li> <li>Grady Gammage Jr., Senior Research Fellow, Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute</li> <li>Terry Goddard, President, Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD)</li> <li>Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy</li> <li>Warren Tenney, Executive Director, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association</li> <li>Carol Ward, Deputy Assistant Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources</li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>​Why:</strong> The Colorado River shortage presents new challenges for the City of Phoenix. But the Phoenix Water leadership team is committed to finding solutions to ensure they can deliver reliable, high-quality water to future generations.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact:</div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Senior Public Information Officer </div> <div>Phoenix Water Services Dept.</div> <div>Mobile: 602-245-4143</div> <div>Office: 602-534-1209</div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong> </a>​<br></span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </div> <div>Athena Sanchez<br></div> <div>Public Information Officer</div> <div>Phoenix Water Services Dept.<br></div> <div>Mobile: 602-621-0507</div> <div>Office: 602-261-8681</div> <div> <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</strong> </a> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews
Need to Know: APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125Parks and Recreation11/28/2022 4:05:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2125/Newsroom_ELP _2021.pngNeed to Know: APS Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClass4CDD4D3FCAD04E36B19CCE7B2C63790C"><html> <p>​​The lights and sounds of the APS Electric Light Parade are returning this holiday season! APS and the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for a night of community and celebration. Entrants will interpret the theme of “Light Up the Night," and are sure to light up the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 3, with their visually stunning displays!<br></p> <p> The <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.50742408820838%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14" target="_blank">2.3 mi. parade route​</a> starts at Central Ave. and Montebello Ave., travels south to Central Ave. and Camelback Rd., heads east along Camelback Rd. to 7th St., and continues south along 7th St. to its conclusion at Indian School Rd. The first parade entries will begin at 7 p.m. and take approximately 60 minutes to reach the end. It is strongly recommended that attendees arrive several hours in advance of the start of the parade. </p> <p><strong>​Helpful tips for those planning to attend this year's parade:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Ave., just south of Camelback Rd.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade is a rain or shine event. Check the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/weather">weather forecast</a> and dress accordingly.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.</p> </li> <li> <p>Crowds for this event have grown large in recent years and viewing spots along the parade route are first-come, first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours prior to parade time to reserve a spot.</p> </li> <li> <p>Parking is available on city streets around the parade route and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators should try to minimize and gather any trash and litter generated during the parade to ease post-event cleanup.</p> </li> <li> <p>Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.</p> </li> <li> <p>Road closures and restrictions affect all parade areas hours before the event; come early and expect delays.</p> </li> <li> <p>Check out the parade route at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix Parks and Recreation - APS Electric Light Parade</a>.</p> </li> </ul> <p> <strong>Parade Broadcast Schedule:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>ABC15 will broadcast the parade Sunday, December 11th <br></p> </li> <li> <p>PHXTV will air the parade throughout the month of December.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade will be available for view on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">APS Electric Light Parade website</a>.</p></li></ul><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/28/2022 3:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass9804CB0DBB4A4DB4B7AD1E843E703632"><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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253"> As of Aug. 31, 2022, Maricopa County is at a low 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 href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3><p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">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 target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">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 href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#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 href="https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news" target="_blank">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 href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br><strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #1: </strong><a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">Equality Health​</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #2: </strong><a href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/" target="_blank">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 href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations" target="_blank">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 target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 1:00 - 7:00 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>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Dec. 2, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paseo Highlands Park<br> 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, Dec. 5, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Roadrunner Park<br> 3502 E Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032<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>Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022<br></h3><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><h3>Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Roadrunner Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3502 E Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<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>Monday, Dec. 19, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th St., 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><h3>Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 - 7:00 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>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022<br></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>Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Solano Par<br> 5625 N. 17th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 1:00 - 7:00 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>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a><br></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews

 

 

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