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City Files Lawsuit Against State for Violation of Constitution https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/law/2029Law8/17/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2029/_Newsroom_Courtgavel.jpgCity Files Lawsuit Against State for Violation of Constitution <div class="ExternalClass26DAAF9420F342248F23F6A83E5B81F9"><html> <p></p>The city of Phoenix is suing the state of Arizona, claiming the State Legislature illegally folded dozens of provisions into a state budget bill, a violation of the State's constitution.<br><br>The suit filed Tuesday in Superior Court focuses on the “single subject rule." The Arizona Constitution lays out a transparent process where bills must mean what they say. Budget bills have to be about the budget and substantive, general legislation has to be about one subject at a time. This ensures that proposed laws are debated and voted on only with other provisions that relate to them—rather than buried among countless other provisions. <br><br>“The city of Phoenix is filing this lawsuit to ensure the State Legislature follows our Arizona Constitution. This year's budget illegally limits cities' abilities to serve our communities and undermines the legislative process," said Mayor Kate Gallego. <br><br>According to the lawsuit, the Legislature violated the Constitution's requirements when it passed HB2893. This so called “budget reconciliation" bill included substantive legislative provisions that have nothing to do with spending or with each other. The bill in question is supposed to be about reconciliation of the “Criminal Justice" provisions of the budget. But it covers a hodgepodge of topics impacting at least 10 different state agencies and addresses diverse topics from an emergency “readiness center" to disputes on water rights.<br><br>The bill also has a specific provision that would impact how the city supervises its police department, including the city's new Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT).   <br><br>In May, the Phoenix City Council passed an ordinance authorizing the creation of the OAT.  A month later, as the city began recruiting an OAT Director, the State pushed HB2893 through as a budget reconciliation bill which according to the lawsuit is designed to “nullify an office created" for the purpose to “provide for independent civilian led review of the Phoenix Police Department."<br><br>“Whatever you think about the merits of the substantive items in the bill the City is challenging, Arizonans of all stripes should, and do, agree that the Legislature has to follow the Constitution just as everyone else does," said Jean-Jacques Cabou of Perkins Coie LLP, who filed the suit on behalf of the City. “The City's suit asks the Court to enforce these rules in the Constitution."<br><br>The process of cramming so many things into one bill that no one can oppose it for fear of losing the whole bill is known as “logrolling." It's been against the law for as long as Arizona has been a state.<br><br>“By stuffing so many different topics and so much substantive legislation into a bill that's supposed to simply enact parts of the budget, the Legislature made sure that none of these important topics got their own individual votes," said Cabou. <br><br><p>The suit seeks the court to rule the Legislature violated the Constitution and stop the bills from going into effect.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/lawNewslawCourt GavelLaw@CityofPhoenixAZ Perkins Coie, Lawsuit, Arizona State LegislatureDan Wilson602-760-6660602-495-5901daniel.b.wilson@phoenix.gov https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/44/Dan_Wilson.jpgcityofphoenixaz

 

 

S'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closurehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3163S’edav Va’aki Museum7/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3163/MuseumClosure_SVM_003.jpgS'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closure<div class="ExternalClassBA11FF759D004763899136C76708AEBF"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Beginnin</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">g Jul</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">y 15</span><sup style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">th</sup><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> S'e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;text-decoration-line:underline;">d</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">av Va'aki Museum will be temporarily closed to the public for renovations.</span></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">After 50 years, the entrance lobby will get a new floor and a custom-made front desk. In addition, the space will become an inviting introduction to the O'Odham people, the descendants of the original inhabitants of the site, and our neighbors.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">In addition, after 20 years, the “Dig It" gallery will be transformed into a changing exhibit space so that the Museum can present many new and exciting topics to our visitors. For example, when we reopen, or inaugural exhibit in the new Connections gallery is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="">Following Their Roots</em></span> – a comprehensive look at indigenous farming techniques across the diverse ecosystems of Arizona. This will include a timely discussion of sustainable farming practices and indigenous food sovereignty.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Depending on renovation work, we anticipate opening our <strong style="">outside trail only</strong> for visitors in early August.  Visitors will be able to cool down and have access to restrooms in our Community Room area. The Museum will remain closed through September.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Please check back for specific details about trail openings, Museum reopening date, and exhibit opening dates.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">During the closure, if guests want to learn more about what the S'edav Va'aki Museum has to offer visit our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/education/virtual-programming"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Virtual Programming</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page. Prospective visitors can also take look at our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Online Exhibits</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page which has several platforms to view permanent and past exhibits or even take a virtual tour along the </span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.4455837%2c-111.984458%2c3a%2c75y%2c178.83h%2c79.38t/data=%213m6%211e1%213m4%211sgq7cyYddvHHSqHlQrH_WGw%212e0%217i13312%218i6656?coh=205409&entry=ttu"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Interpretive Mound Trail</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;">. </span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Motorcycle Safety Tips https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3161Police7/11/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3161/IMG_9517.pngMotorcycle Safety Tips <div class="ExternalClassC92BBB2DEEA44DC2B745742C5DC2307F"><html> <p>​With National Motorcycle Day on the second Friday in July, the Phoenix Police Department would like to remind riders to enjoy their ride, but to be safe while doing it.</p> <p>Here are some tips for staying safe while out on a motorcycle:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li> <strong>Wear proper gear.  </strong>Wear protective clothing such as a well fit jacket, gloves, riding boots and long pants, as well as a DOT approved helmet.</li> <li> <strong>Maintain your motorcycle.</strong> Like any vehicle, riders should make sure the motorcycle is in good running condition. Check the tire pressure, breaks, fluids, lights and mirrors.</li> <li> <strong>Stay visible. </strong>Do not ride in the blind spots of other vehicles. Always have headlights on, even during the daytime hours.</li> <li> <strong>Do not ride under the influence. </strong> Do not ride after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, including some prescriptions.</li> <li> <strong>Avoid inclement weather. </strong>This includes stormy weather and extreme heat.  </li> <li> <strong>Stay alert. </strong>Pay attention to the vehicles around you. Keep an eye out for debris in the roadway.<br></li> </ul> <p>The Traffic Education Safety Squad of the Phoenix Police Department likes to remind riders of the <strong>2-4-12 Rule</strong>.</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Keep a <strong>2 second</strong> distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.</li> <li>Look ahead <strong>4 seconds</strong>.</li> <li>Scan ahead <strong>12 seconds</strong>.</li> </ul> <p> <br> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Police Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Togetherhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3159Police7/10/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/HjEEn82di00?si=TNo892f6Wmci_XnAPolice Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Together<div class="ExternalClass773FE1DF572D45BABB6A9E0999CD25F0"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Building and maintaining trust-based relationships are fundamental to community policing, essential for crime prevention and crucial for fostering public confidence in law enforcement. The Phoenix Police Department's Police Chief's Advisory Boards were established for this purpose. Starting over 30 years ago with some beginning in the late '60s, each Advisory Board has a detective assigned as a community liaison. Board members work with their liaisons to communicate concerns and create solutions to social problems.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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