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Mayor Gallego Breaks Ground on New K-9 Facility https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1470Mayor's Office8/25/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1470/Groundbreaking.jpgMayor Gallego Breaks Ground on New K-9 Facility <div class="ExternalClass3DD2A56B32DD4EE0AE398547C5B40D2F"><html> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>The Phoenix Police Department broke ground on a new K-9 facility and Mayor Kate Gallego was proud to be there. Brycon Construction is partnering with the City of Phoenix to build a new enclosed, climate-controlled kennel which will have an outdoor dog run and splash pad, made possible by a consortium of donors. The Phoenix K-9 Unit began 42 years ago, supported by federal grants that allowed Phoenix PD to acquire two narcotic detention dogs and, a year later, two explosives detection dogs. Today the Phoenix Police Department has the largest K-9 Unit in the state with 17 dual-purpose canines. “This is an exciting project for the Phoenix Police Department and there could not be a better place than Phoenix to build a climate-controlled kennel with a splash pad. Our K-9s will be thrilled," said Mayor Kate Gallego. ​<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><img src="/mayorsite/MediaAssets/K-9.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:502px;" /><br><br><img src="/mayorsite/MediaAssets/Bane%20Memorial.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:502px;" /><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Mayor Gallego Announces New Appointmentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1469Mayor's Office8/25/2020 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1469/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego Announces New Appointments<div class="ExternalClass9AC8D0C1456A4AC68EF1E471521F8EAC"><html> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego has announced three new staff appointments: Clark Princell has joined the office as Deputy Chief of Staff; Valerie Churchwell as Senior Policy Advisor; and Jeanine L'Ecuyer as Director of Communications. </p> <p>Clark Princell was promoted from within the ranks of Phoenix city government, having most recently served as a government relations manager. His broad background and deep policy expertise includes time spent at the state and federal level engaging in policy development, advocacy and management of legislative issues.</p> <p>Valerie Churchwell is another city veteran who joins the Mayor's Office from the Aviation Department where she was Special Services/Small Business Engagement Manager. During her eight years on the job she developed and delivered unique programs to enable small business growth and enhance inclusion of small, minority and disadvantaged businesses. Prior to her time at the city, Churchwell accumulated vast experience in the private and nonprofit business sectors.</p> <p>Jeanine L'Ecuyer is a communications expert who founded and ran her own company, L'Ecuyer Communications. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff/Communications for the Office of the Governor of Arizona and has held leadership roles in a range of nonprofit and private organizations. L'Ecuyer spent 20 years in the business of television news as a reporter, producer, executive producer and news director.</p> <p>“These experienced leaders bring even more depth to our team," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Each will be a tremendous asset as we continue innovate and advocate on behalf of the people we serve." ​<br> <br> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Statement from Mayor Gallego Regarding the Passing of Ronnie Lopezhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1467Mayor's Office8/24/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1467/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgStatement from Mayor Gallego Regarding the Passing of Ronnie Lopez<div class="ExternalClass32CC3C3E3CCE456980FE1479DBA27814"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</strong></p> <p>August 24, 2020</p> <p>​ <br></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>STATEMENT FROM MAYOR KATE GALLEGO REGARDING THE PASSING OF RONNIE LOPEZ</strong> </p> <p> </p> <p>PHOENIX - “Ronnie Lopez was a community leader of the best kind. Not only was he a giant in the Latino community but he loved Arizona and he loved Phoenix with all his heart. No matter the campaign or issue, we shared a deep mutual respect and always found ways to work together. Ronnie was a mentor to many and that, along with his family, will be his greatest legacy: the hundreds of young men and women who have learned, by listening to his advice and following his extraordinary example, how to make our communities better. My heart goes out to his wife, Angie, his son, Marcos and all the family and friends he leaves behind. I, too, will miss him." </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center;">##<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Mayor Kate Gallego Visits Local Business, Tortas Paquimehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1466Mayor's Office8/21/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1466/Group Photo.jpgMayor Kate Gallego Visits Local Business, Tortas Paquime<div class="ExternalClassD77F05F4083740C2909984B8331C5CB2"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">Mayor Kate Gallego met this week with Monica Villalobos, CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) and Omar Alvarez, AZHCC member and owner of the local restaurant, Tortas Paquime. Mr. Alvarez shared his pride in the history of his business, why he chose Phoenix, and even included stories from his staff on what makes Tortas Paquime a great place to work. All three discussed the challenges that businesses – particularly, small, local businesses – have faced throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the ways they have had to adapt and change their day to day operations. Mayor Gallego was pleased to donate 2,000 disposable masks to Tortas Paquime. </span>​​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Mayor Gallego Statement on Presidential Rally in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1359Mayor's Office6/22/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1359/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego Statement on Presidential Rally in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass20E489B4A5A24537B9C8E56EF028D093"><html> <p>​</p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">PHOENIX- Tomorrow, the President will be hosting a campaign rally at a private church in North Phoenix. The event was not sanctioned or permitted by the City of Phoenix, as the city does not permit political events. Furthermore, it does not abide by current CDC guidelines during COVID-19. </span> </p> <p> <br></p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">While I do not believe an event of this magnitude can be held safely, particularly as Arizona sees rising COVID cases, the President has decided to continue with this rally.  </span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">City officials have contacted both the church and presidential campaign staff to alert them to the city's masking policy. The goal of this policy is not to hand out citations but to educate the public on the virus and its transmission. That is why we have started a robust public outreach campaign focused on education. The city has not changed this enforcement policy for tomorrow's event.  The church has indicated that they will be handing out masks to eventgoers and taking temperatures upon check-in.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">We've seen tremendous compliance with the mask ordinance that went into effect this weekend. Everyone attending tomorrow's event, particularly any elected official, should set an example to residents by wearing a mask. This includes the President. </span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Public health is a group effort, not a partisan issue. It requires the participation of every resident and level of government. </span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">-30-​​</span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Phoenix City Council Unanimously Approves Major Affordable Housing Initiative with Goal of Creating or Preserving 50,000 Housing Units by 2030https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1343Mayor's Office6/17/2020 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1343/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgPhoenix City Council Unanimously Approves Major Affordable Housing Initiative with Goal of Creating or Preserving 50,000 Housing Units by 2030<div class="ExternalClass72BAC056A6794791B70521A5C6998A98"><html> <p>​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>Vote takes place same day as visit by U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson</em> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em> </em> </p> <p>PHOENIX- Today, Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a new citywide affordable housing initiative that will work to address the many housing needs in the nation's fastest-growing city. Earlier in the day, Phoenix Housing Department staff and Mayor Gallego joined U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson as he toured city housing sites. </p> <p> </p> <p>The plan approved today will address the need for an additional 163,000 housing units in Phoenix. Housing costs have grown in Phoenix as wages have stayed stagnant. This, along with a dearth of affordable and workforce housing options, have widened the gap of housing accessibility for far too many residents. The plan seeks to address the following areas:</p> <ul> <li> <em>Prioritize New Housing in Areas of Opportunity</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Amend Current Zoning Ordinance to facilitate more Housing Options</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Redevelop City Owned Land with Mixed-Income Housing</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Enhance Public-Private Partnership and Establish Alternative Funding Sources</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Implement Cost Saving Policies for Housing Development</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Increase Affordable Housing Developer Representation</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Expand Efforts to Preserve Existing Housing Stock</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Support Affordable Housing Legislation</em> <em> </em> </li> <li> <em>Initiate Housing Options Education Campaign</em> <em> </em> <br> <br>This citywide plan will require partnerships between both outside organizations and other levels of government. To that end, Mayor Gallego discussed with U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson how the city might better partner with the federal government to address the city's housing needs. Today's vote and visit by Secretary Carson is yet another important step in making Phoenix a city that works for everyone.</li> </ul> <p style="text-align:center;"> </p> <p style="text-align:center;">-30-​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Phoenix City Council Fully Funds Office of Accountability and Transparencyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1325Mayor's Office6/8/2020 9:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1325/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgPhoenix City Council Fully Funds Office of Accountability and Transparency<div class="ExternalClassEC5C0504A06C4BEFA65CFF0B67DCDF3B"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">PHOENIX- </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Today, Phoenix City Council came together in the midst of one of the most important moments in our nation's and city's history</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">. The council previously passed a budget with partial funding for the newly created Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT) but, our community challenged us to fully fund OAT in this year's budget.  We responded to our community's request for greater accountability. By a bipartisan 7-2 vote, the council fully funded civilian oversight of the Phoenix Police Department.</span></span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">Throughout 2020 Phoenix City Council has been faced with unprecedented challenges, and we've found ways to come together on important issues.  We've had a robust conversation on what the future of policing in our city looks like. We've made modernizations based on national best practices, including ensuring all front-line officers have body cameras, and bringing more transparency into police operations and data.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">It is imperative we build a community where every individual feels safe. Our work neither begins nor ends today.  We know Phoenicians are watching what this council does, and we know the conversation our nation is having right now is many hundreds of years overdue. This dialogue should not end. It needs to go deeper and reach even more individuals.  Change must continue.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">-30-​</span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Mayor Gallego: Peaceful Protests Are Valid and Importanthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1305Mayor's Office6/2/2020 12:20:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1305/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego: Peaceful Protests Are Valid and Important<div class="ExternalClassA426D1BA5FF94100A9B1EEBF7DB8C623"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">PHOENIX- Over the last week, our nation has heard the collective voices of individuals whose requests for a fulsome conversation on racial equity in America have languished for far too long. Another African American, George Floyd, lost his life at the hands of a police officer, and it reopened a wound that has never healed.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">Individuals have taken to the streets to peaceably protest mistreatment and spur an important conversation. Their voices should be heard.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">A </span> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">s</span> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">maller group, not driven by this same desire for greater change, took to the streets to vandalize our city. These actions are not reflective of the majority of protesters and should not overshadow a larger push for justice. I support our community’s right to peaceably protest and I understand that painful experiences have catalyzed these gatherings.</span> <br> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Per the Governor’s decree, individuals must abide by an 8PM curfew unt</span> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">il Monday, June 8.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">If you are going to attend a protest please ensure that you have </span> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">plenty of water, wear a mask to protect against COVID-19, and that you are home by 8PM in accordance with the statewide ordinance. Phoenix is our home and it will be beyond the time we are in now; we will come out stronger.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">-30-​</span> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end" style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office

 

 

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