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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
Mayor Gallego Statement on George Floyd Protestshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1291Mayor's Office5/29/2020 6:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1291/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego Statement on George Floyd Protests<div class="ExternalClass6148583F3C5F4F378DB0369EEAC2DBDC"><html> <p>​<span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:inherit;background-color:window;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">PHOENIX-</span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:inherit;background-color:window;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;color:inherit;background-color:window;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">It’s hard to know what to say at a moment like this. People are hurt, upset, and angry, and they have a right to be. This pain and frustration comes from a lived experience that isn't mine but that does not diminish the role I must play in helping to change the future. Part of my job in a moment like this is to listen above all else.</span></p> <p style="color:rgb(50, 49, 48);margin:0px;"> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> <br>The killing of George Floyd takes place against a backdrop of systemic inequities, particularly for African-Americans, that are larger than any one incident. We all have a responsibility to address this inequity. People are right to stand up and demand change.<br><br>We must have high standards for all public servants, including law enforcement. There are many officers looking at, and reflecting upon, this incident who are motivated to work even harder to build greater trust with communities where that relationship has eroded. Most residents understand the difficult tightrope officers must walk every day. <br><br>As we work to implement change and push toward racial equity, I ask residents to continue to look out for one another and recognize that hurt begets hurt.</span> </span> </p> <p style="color:rgb(50, 49, 48);margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> </span> </p> <p align="center" style="color:rgb(50, 49, 48);text-align:center;margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">-30-​</span> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Phoenix Partners with Local Nonprofits to Protect Vulnerable Populationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1206Mayor's Office5/6/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1206/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgPhoenix Partners with Local Nonprofits to Protect Vulnerable Populations<div class="ExternalClassECF4D9AC0D114B7198AD960C3387FBF3"><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-During COVID-19 the needs of Phoenix's vulnerable populations have been put into even greater focus. Those that were vulnerable before COVID, especially individuals experiencing homelessness, are at a greater risk for virus transmission due to issues like sanitation and shelter. Phoenix City Council recently unanimously approved nearly $27 million dollars to ensure greater protections are in place for this community. Today, the city contracted with three local agencies to help get these dollars to the people who need them most.</span><br style=""></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">CASS, the largest provider of beds at the downtown Human Services Campus, will be expanding their partnership with the city to help provide 100 hotel rooms for vulnerable seniors. Seniors, who already face increased health issues due to Arizona's summer temperatures, will be offered shelter in a local hotel to ensure they can safely and comfortably physically distance during COVID. Keeping this population protected also helps lower the risk for the community at large and is an important step toward minimizing viral spread.<br style=""></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">“With the city of Phoenix, we are working urgently to keep people safe, and to do all we can to make sure we don't have a COVID-19 outbreak in the homeless community, which could create a great risk of community spread," said Lisa Glow, CEO of CASS.  <br style=""></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">The city also expanded their partnerships with Native American Connections, Inc. and UMOM to provide more resources for shelter and wraparound services during COVID-19. <br style=""></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:17.3333px;">“As the city of Phoenix responds to COVID-19, one of our biggest and earliest investments has been in providing support to people experiencing homelessness," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “By utilizing federal relief funds to help our most vulnerable community members we establish investments toward our community's long-term success that will far outlast this virus. The Phoenix City Council and I are grateful to our nonprofit partners who are working with us to fight homelessness."<br style=""><br style=""></span> </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> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Statement from Flagstaff Mayor Evans, Phoenix Mayor Gallego, and Tucson Mayor Romero: Mayors Support Extending Stay-at-Home Orderhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1185Mayor's Office4/30/2020 2:20:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1185/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgStatement from Flagstaff Mayor Evans, Phoenix Mayor Gallego, and Tucson Mayor Romero: Mayors Support Extending Stay-at-Home Order<div class="ExternalClassDD7DC3FBAF2B4157BB3A055398628591"><html> <p>​</p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;" id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p style="margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">PHOENIX- As mayors who represent nearly one-third of Arizonans we know that fighting COVID-19 is the most important challenge facing us right now. We agree with the Governor that it is important to rely on data and the guidance of medical experts when it comes to making decisions about reopening Arizona’s economy. Our preference is to have the current Stay-at-Home order remain in place without modifications; however, we agree it’s critical to extend stay-at-home guidelines until at least May 15 and show a steadier trendline before further reopening happens.</span> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> </span> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">The decision the Governor made was certainly not an easy one, but it was the right one. We encourage the Governor to commit to looking for a 14-day decline in the number of positive COVID cases in Arizona before moving forward on further reopening. The Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines are responsible, and we believe Arizona should follow them.</span> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> </span> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">In the days and weeks to come the Governor should continue to be guided by the advice of medical professionals and further involve cities in the decision-making process that directly affects our residents.​</span> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office
Statement from Flagstaff Mayor Evans, Phoenix Mayor Gallego, and Tucson Mayor Romero: Arizona Should Follow CDC Guidelines on Reopeninghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1175Mayor's Office4/29/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1175/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgStatement from Flagstaff Mayor Evans, Phoenix Mayor Gallego, and Tucson Mayor Romero: Arizona Should Follow CDC Guidelines on Reopening<div class="ExternalClassFF5E760571FD437AB94EE66893673B36"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">​<span style="color:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:window;">P</span><span style="color:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:window;">HOENIX- The state is just over 24 hours away from the end of Governor Ducey’s Stay at Home Order. The Governor has not yet offered clear guidance as to whether this order will be extended, modified, or end fully. As Mayors representing the largest cities in each region of our state, we ask that the Governor adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as we look to safely reopen the economy and protect Arizonans. The state must be able to provide clear data showing that we have achieved a 14-day decline in COVID cases before the economy begins to reopen.</span></span> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;" class="x_Body"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> ​</span> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;" class="x_Body"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">To achieve a two-week decline in COVID cases will require a significant ramping up of statewide testing. We applaud the Governor’s recent action to expand testing to a larger segment of the population. The data collected from these tests will be critical in determining our ability to safely reopen the economy without unnecessarily imperiling the lives of our residents.</span> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;" class="x_Body"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> </span> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;" class="x_Body"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">We’ve seen other communities who have reopened too soon and paid the price in both public health and with a second economic shut down.  We do not want that to happen in Arizona. Increasing testing and using that data collected to track our progress against CDC guidelines provides the safest route forward as we navigate these unchartered waters. </span> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;" class="x_Body"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> </span> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:rgb(32, 31, 30);" class="x_MsoNormal"> <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:black;">We are all eager to reopen the economy as soon as it is safe to do so. We again ask the Governor to work closely with cities on COVID resiliency efforts. </span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:black;">Our cities’ first responders are tasked with carrying out any statewide executive orders and the more time they have to prepare the better chance we have to keep our police, fire, and residents safe and healthy.</span> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:black;"></span> </span> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;" class="x_Body"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;"> </span> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:rgb(32, 31, 30);text-align:center;" align="center" class="x_MsoNormal"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">-30-</span> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor's Office

 

 

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