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Mayor’s Budget Priority: $15 Million for Mental Health Crisis Interventionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1812Mayor's Office3/17/2021 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1812/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpg Mayor’s Budget Priority: $15 Million for Mental Health Crisis Intervention<div class="ExternalClassD43BD0260F9841AE9199511707AEB957"><html> <p>​</p> <p>The city's trial budget, presented to Mayor and council members today, includes a <strong><em>massive, first-of-its-kind program to overhaul interactions between first responders and residents experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis. </em></strong></p> <p>The $15 million investment to augment the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) is part of a <strong><em>$21 million commitment</em></strong> to improving accountability, transparency, responsiveness and trust in public safety. <br></p> <p>Once the final budget is approved, the CAP will operate out of the Phoenix Fire Department and will remove primary responsibility for mental health response from Phoenix Police. A program similar to CAP has existed for years at the fire department but was not adequately funded for this kind of program, and was staffed largely by volunteers. The expanded CAP, when fully operational, will consist of 19 mobile units: ten units will be professionally staffed by civilian city employees and will provide crisis response, connection to care, and other social services; nine units will involve a public-private partnership with a behavioral health provider to ensure those who suffer with mental and behavioral health conditions receive ongoing case management and counseling services. <br><br></p> <p>“Since coming into this office, I've advocated for a fundamental change in our approach to public safety," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Throughout the nation, and here in Phoenix, a large and increasing percentage of calls are from people who need help and have no idea where to get it, so they call for police. Now, instead of an armed officer, residents will be able to get assistance from a professional who is armed with information and training. We can connect people to the services they need while reducing negative interactions and sometimes deadly consequences."<br><br></p> <p>At the start of the pandemic one year ago, the city engaged in careful stewardship of its funds to avoid layoffs and keep essential city services operating. That cautious approach has generated a General Fund surplus of $153 million. As a result, in addition to public safety reform, the proposed budget also advances several more of Mayor Gallego's priorities:<br></p> <p> <strong>Climate Change:</strong>  the budget proposal provides for nearly $3 million and 14 positions to combat climate change. A new Office of Heat Response and Mitigation will be charged with implementing heat response strategies and urban heat island mitigation solutions. Also included is funding and staff support for increased strategic tree plantings throughout the city, among other responsibilities that contribute to sustainability in the City of Phoenix and throughout the region. The budget also calls for more staff and equipment for solar energy inspection with the goal of fostering increased adoption. <br></p> <p> <strong>Diversity and Equity:</strong> the budget creates a new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to promote equitable and respectful treatment of all people. <br></p> <p> <strong>COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery:</strong> Throughout the pandemic, the city has benefitted from advice provided by experts in public health; the budget would continue those services. An additional seven positions would be created to address the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19 by providing mobile outreach and Wi-Fi services to the community; food assistance; and more. </p> <p> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Affordable Housing and Homelessness</strong> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">: funds would be allocated for managing the development of affordable housing; ensuring job services are available to those residents receiving rapid re-housing services; and maintaining cleanliness in the area surrounding the downtown Human Services Campus.</span> </p> <p> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">College Depot:</strong> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> the budget expands this program to accommodate the growing demand for GED and college-exam preparatory classes.</span> </p> <p> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Arts and Historic Preservation:</strong> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> this budget proposal will contain the largest commitment in a decade to historic preservation, along with funding for arts programming for youth, training for arts professionals, and “pop-up" arts programming around the city at libraries, community centers and cultural centers.</span> </p> <p>“As I've said many times, the pandemic is not over. We still must stay vigilant and make data-driven decisions that protect the health of our community while acknowledging that things are improving," said Mayor Gallego. “I'm so proud of all we've been able to accomplish in spite of COVID-19, and I'm hopeful and optimistic about the future. This budget supports my vision for the Phoenix we are building together." <br></p> <p>Now that the trial budget has been presented to Mayor and council, the city will embark on a series of Virtual Community Budget Hearings that will continue throughout April. The city council will take a final vote on the proposed budget on May 18. Final adoption of the FY 2021-22 will occur in June. ​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeStatement Mayor's OfficeMari Bourbon505-670-9415602-261-8823mari.bourbon@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/91/Mari_Bourbon.jpgMayorGallego

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/13/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass1B76E839BD0245AB8CF97BE37A0DB9F1"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>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><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">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 href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">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> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/13/2022 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass5BAA13593F70474C9F3A313A216AC854"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><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 href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Thursday, January 13, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> <strong style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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>Friday, January 14, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> <strong style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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>Saturday, January 15, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> First Institutional Baptist Church<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1141 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Mariposa Park<br> 3203 W. Morten Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong>​<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>​<br></p><h3>Monday, January 17, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Margaret Hance Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 67 W. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003<br> 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 18, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 19, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Palo Verde Library<br> 4402 N. 51st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 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><h3>Thursday, January 20, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, 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>Friday, January 21, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<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>Saturday, January 22, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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, January 24, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, 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><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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>Tuesday, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 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><h3>Thursday, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<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>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, 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>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, 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><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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> ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Join Us to Celebrate the 2022 Regional Unity Walkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/276Equal Opportunity1/13/2022 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/276/Newsroom_EOD_018.jpgJoin Us to Celebrate the 2022 Regional Unity Walk<div class="ExternalClassF58DFA00B26944C3AB17E11E8261C7FA"><html> <p>​In honor of the 19th Annual Regional Unity Walk, the cities of Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe are coming together to celebrate this year's “Unity Walk: Strengthening Connections," from Jan. 4-31, 2022.<br></p> <p>Each city has contributed to a calendar of signature events, festivals, performances and more for the community to experience throughout January 2022. Most of the offerings are accessible without going indoors, so it’s a safe activity to enjoy as a family outing, date night or even to escape your neighborhood to explore a nearby city.</p> <p> ​View the<a href="https://regional-unity-walk-tempegov.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank"> <strong>calendar of events</strong></a> for a month full of options located in each one of the participating cities. </p> <p>Learn more about the 2022 Regional Unity Walk in this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZZvBmr_c_U" target="_blank"><strong>video message </strong></a>featuring Valley mayors. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews

 

 

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