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City of Phoenix & Maricopa Community Colleges Launch New "Route to Relief" Partnership Program to Kick Start Workforce Development https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/2423Mayor's Office7/25/2022 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2423/Newsroom_RoutetoReliefPresser_01.jpgCity of Phoenix & Maricopa Community Colleges Launch New "Route to Relief" Partnership Program to Kick Start Workforce Development <div class="ExternalClassD5FBECDB9D4B42D78B0EAD5BFAC209EE"><html> <p>​Today, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, Interim Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges announced the official launch of a new partnership called “Route to Relief." The new program, supported by the City's federal pandemic relief dollars, provides free tuition, monthly stipends and employment assistance in eligible programs across the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges in high-demand workforce areas such as semiconductors, healthcare, bioscience, manufacturing, and information technology to eligible individuals. <br><br>Last year, the Mayor and City Council approved $7 million to establish the partnership, aimed specifically at helping those disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This new, collaborative program aims to provide Phoenix residents with opportunities to advance in their careers by accessing tuition, books and fee assistance up to $5000, career navigation services, and employment assistance. Eligible recipients may also access additional financial support, a monthly stipend of up to $1,500, to address barriers to accessing training and employment, such as childcare and transportation.<br><br>“While Phoenix achieved remarkable success in economic development, even during the pandemic, too many of our residents were severely burdened by lost employment and scarce opportunity during that same time period," said Mayor Gallego. “To make our success sustainable, we must ensure education and training is available to people in every part of the city. By engaging with the MCCCD system, we are providing people with the opportunity to find their own success in these emerging fields."<br><br>Dozens of programs are eligible for this funding in the following industries and occupations: bioscience and healthcare, financial services, information technology/cybersecurity, manufacturing, construction, early childhood education, community health services, electric vehicle technician/technology, entrepreneurship and small business, and hospitality and tourism. Programs vary depending on the college.<br><br>“As someone who has spent their career in education, I understand how critical the connection is between quality training and a lifelong career path", said Vice Mayor Laura Pastor.  “The partnership between Maricopa Community Colleges and the City of Phoenix will create a talented workforce pipeline that will act as a magnet for our existing companies and will help to attract new knowledge economy jobs, while providing Phoenix residents beneficial career opportunities." <br><br>One of the eligible programs is the new Semiconductor Technician Quick Start, a two-week training program to expedite the development of skill sets needed to work in semiconductor manufacturing fabrication. With the arrival of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Mayor Gallego has made clear her plans for Phoenix to become an international hub for semiconductor manufacturing. The Quick Start program is one way to fill the pipeline with workers ready to advance into this rising industry.<span lang="EN">  </span><br><br>"This program comes at a pivotal time for North Phoenix as we are poised to staff the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plant," said District 1 Councilwoman Ann O'Brien. "By the time it is fully operational, TSMC will staff employees in the thousands, and 'Route to Relief' will ensure that our residents have the education and career development opportunities to not only be qualified but successful for those jobs and more." <br><br>​“The Maricopa Community Colleges is thrilled to launch this innovative partnership with the City of Phoenix to better meet the city's workforce development goals and provide life-changing opportunities for residents," stated Dr. Gonzales. “Investing in workforce development initiatives, like this one, to support targeted industries like healthcare, manufacturing, and bioscience, will yield a generous return. It has been an honor to partner with visionary leaders like Mayor Gallego and the Phoenix City Council to develop this."<br><br>“We are pleased to be partners with Mayor Gallego and the City of Phoenix in responding to the needs of our communities. Our colleges are on the cutting edge with new workforce development programs as we continue to play a key role in the economic vitality of our region," said Marie Sullivan, President of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board. "We continue to establish new partnerships that are accessible and supportive to the diverse communities we serve. We can't do it alone.  Our internal and external stakeholders, like the City of Phoenix, are critical to our success."<br><br>To learn more about the “Route to Relief" program and determine eligibility to apply, visit <a href="http://www.maricopa.edu/route-to-relief" target="_blank">www.maricopa.edu/route-to-relief</a><br><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayor Kate Gallego, Interim Chancelor Dr. Steven R. Gonzales and staffMayor's OfficeRoute to Relief, tuition assistance, workforce development, ARPA, Maricopa Community College District Kristin Couturier602-568-8126602-534-5627kristin.couturier@phoenix.govMayorGallego

 

 

Chief Sullivan Concerned Over Violent Attacks on Officershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3073Police4/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/T0vHLX-IIMc?si=P0oPzMxHSDkHE_mSChief Sullivan Concerned Over Violent Attacks on Officers<div class="ExternalClassBD66F8E6A9C342A7BC0F094A83C31606"><html> ​Interim Phoenix Police Chief Michael Sullivan is concerned about the recent violent attacks against two Phoenix police officers that nearly cost them their lives.<br><br>Both unprovoked attacks took place within eight days of each other when officers were doing the job the community expects of them.<br><br>Chief Sullivan's concern is that if these attacks are perpetrated on uniformed police officers charged with keeping our community safe, what are these suspects willing to do to the general public?<br><br>“The frequency and seriousness of these attacks on the guardians of this community cause me great concern,” Chief Sullivan said. “And it should concern the public as well. This cannot become the norm.”<br><br>On Friday, March 29, 2024, Officer Harold Boswell was working off-duty security in full uniform when a woman ran up to him in the south Phoenix parking lot yelling for help. As the officer made his way toward the trouble, he was ambushed with a barrage of bullets. He was struck multiple times and, thankfully, his injuries were non-life threatening. He spent several days in the hospital and is now recovering at home.<br><br>On Sunday, April 7, 2024, another officer was responding to a trespassing call at a convenience store. As the officer was escorting the subject out of the store, the subject suddenly pulled out a large knife and stabbed the officer. A store security guard and clerk reacted immediately to assist the critically injured officer.<br><br>“If it were not for the intervention and incredible actions of the security guard and one of the clerks at the convenience store coming to the aid of our officer, we would have had a very different outcome,” said Chief Sullivan. “I want to personally thank them both.”<br><br>Sullivan fears that during these challenging times, incidents like these will be overlooked. He trusts that this community will not allow these behaviors to become the norm.<br><br>“These brave men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve our city, and it is unacceptable that they should face such senseless violence,” Phoenix City District 1 Councilwoman Ann O’Brien said. “Attacks on law enforcement officers not only jeopardize public safety but also undermine the very fabric of our society.”<br><br>The Phoenix Police Department prides itself on having an excellent relationship with the community it serves. The department remains committed to reducing and preventing crime, maintaining public trust, and bringing justice to victims of crime.<br><br>The department held a news conference Thursday with Violent Crimes Bureau Lieutenant James Hester and PIO Sergeant Mayra Reeson.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Phoenix City Council Appoints Carlos Galindo-Elvira to Fill District 7 Council Seat Until Special Election https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/3072Articles and Features4/10/2024 1:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3072/Newsroom_CouncilmemberGalindoElvira_April2024.pngPhoenix City Council Appoints Carlos Galindo-Elvira to Fill District 7 Council Seat Until Special Election <div class="ExternalClass6D40819CBF48470DB114B0A4C83E7461"><html> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">The Phoenix City Council has appointed </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">Carlos Galindo-Elvira</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> to serve as the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">District</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">7</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> Councilmember until a special election is held. That special election will </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">determine</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">C</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">ouncilmember to fill the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remainder</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> of the term, which runs through 20</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">24</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">.</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">The City Charter </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">states</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> that when a vacancy occurs with more than one year </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remaining</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> in the term, the City Council must appoint an individual to fill the vacancy until a special election is held to fill the </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">remainder</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style=""> of the term.</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":210,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </p> </div> <div> <p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Please visit the following website to learn more about the City Council vacancy process and timeline: </span> <a href="/cityclerk/elections/november-election-24/vacancy" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Council Vacancy Information - District 7 (phoenix.gov)</span></span></a>. </p><p> </p> </div> </html></div>News
Phoenix Final Four Events: Know Before You Gohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3058City Manager4/5/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3058/Newsroom_FInalFour_KBYG.pngPhoenix Final Four Events: Know Before You Go<div class="ExternalClass9A14DB8F27AE4678984C6DBC354C8E2B"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix is excited to welcome basketball fans to explore and enjoy the excitement in and around downtown during the NCAA Men's Final Four. Whether you're a resident looking for information about the March Madness Music Festival ® at Hance Park or the Final Four Fan Fest® at the Phoenix Convention Center or a visitor heading into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the City of Phoenix is prepared to help you enjoy a safe experience. See below for valuable <strong>Know Before You Go </strong>ideas and suggestions to make the most of your time in downtown Phoenix. Also,<a target="_blank" href="https://www.flowcode.com/page/welcometophx"> check out popular ideas on how to enjoy Phoenix</a>, including guides to food and fun in the downtown area. Visit the City's <a target="_blank" href="/pio/finalfour">Final Four home page​</a> for more​​​ resources.<br></p> <h2>Aviation​<br></h2> <p>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is looking forward to welcoming travelers from across the country in for the NCAA Final Four festivities and are offering the following travel tips to make the customer journey as seamless as possible:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Reserve your rental car in advance: Vehicles will be in high demand.</p> </li> <li> <p>Remember 5-4-3-2-1: </p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>5 hrs before departure - Check out of your hotel</p> </li> <li> <p>4 hrs before departure – Turn in your rental car</p> </li> <li> <p>3 hrs before departure – Check in at the ticket counter</p> </li> <li> <p>2 hrs before departure – Get in line at the TSA Security Checkpoint</p> </li> <li> <p>1 hr before departure – Be at your gate.</p> </li> </ul> <li> <p>Game memorabilia: Pack most of your souvenirs in your luggage EXCEPT for your game program. Carry that in your carry-on to avoid potential issues with baggage scanners.</p> </li> <li> <p>Visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.skyharbor.com/">skyharbor.com</a> for additional travel tips.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> </li> </ul> <h2>Public Transit</h2> <p> The Final Four fun is only a train/bus ride away! Phoenix Public Transit, in collaboration with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro</a>, welcomes visitors and residents to the 2024 NCAA Final Four, and encourages all to take public transit to the festivities. For the entire Final Four weekend, the City of Phoenix is proud to support the Valley Metro's sponsored rides program. This means you can ride Light Rail for free. To take advantage of the program, follow these steps:</p> <ol> <li> <p>Download the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeeTVRa74U$">Valley Metro app [valleymetro.org]</a> and create an account. The app and account are required to access the complimentary pass.</p> </li> <li> <p>Visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/know-before-you-go__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeeSVGJLhX$">'Know Before You Go' [ncaa.com]</a> section of the <a target="_blank" href="https://cityofphoenix-my.sharepoint.com/personal/067901_one_phoenix_gov/Documents/001-Final%20Four%202024/002_FF24_Messaging/04_PHXNewsroom_Articles/ncaa.com/mensfinalfour">NCAA Men's Final Four® website</a> or the <a target="_blank" href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/mens-final-four-app__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21bUpbg-mZsdOxHdioZyVLcJIcgEmQ-Oofdq5-9dZMxZUQ2Egd8-_AuORTh8zrbv_g2oNLMyRaqtGDGFyeefPE4mab$">Official App [ncaa.com]</a>. Under 'Transportation,' click the link to access the Final Four transit pass. This link will take you back to the Valley Metro app. </p> </li> <li> <p>Complete the transaction for your complimentary Final Four transit pass.</p> </li> </ol> <p>Scan the QR code at the purple fare readers before each ride. This pass is valid April 5-8 for up to four people.<br></p> <h2>Phoenix Convention Center<br></h2> <p>The Phoenix Convention Center is home to the Final Four Fan Fest® presented by Capital One from Friday, April 5 to Monday, April 8.  Tickets are $8 for presale and $10 at the door and <a target="_blank" href="http://ticketmaster.com/men-s-final-four-fan-fest-tickets/artist/2070512?_gl=1%2aqz5iln%2a_gcl_au%2aMjgwMDM1NDUyLjE3MDU2MDU3NjE">are available at Ticketmaster</a>. </p> <h2>Parking<br></h2> <p>Guests are encouraged to purchase parking ahead of time as we anticipate a high demand for spaces near the Phoenix Convention Center. <a target="_blank" href="https://space.aceparking.com/ncaafinalfour">Purchase your parking via Ace Parking.</a> More information is available at the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/fan-fest#overview">Final Four web site</a>.</p> <h2>Fire<br></h2> <p> The Phoenix Fire Department wants to ensure everyone is well-prepared and informed to guarantee an enjoyable experience:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Keep an eye on weather: High winds, extreme heat, or dry conditions can increase the risk of fire hazards and medical emergencies.</p> </li> <li> <p>Be prepared: Hydrate ahead of time, bring ample water, wear sunscreen, and sensible shoes.</p> </li> <li> <p>Ensure all cigarette butts and other smoking materials are safely extinguished and disposed of in designated receptacles.</p> </li> <li> <p>Keep Emergency Exits Clear and Familiarize yourself with the location of emergency exits and ensure they remain unobstructed throughout the event.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Fire department services will continue to operate as usual throughout the duration of the event. This includes emergency response, fire prevention activities, and community outreach efforts. In anticipation of the increased activity and potential emergencies associated with the event, we will have extra fire department crews on duty. These additional personnel will be strategically deployed to enhance our response capacity and ensure prompt assistance if needed.</p> <p>We are excited to welcome everyone to Phoenix for the Final Four events. Check out the official <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/know-before-you-go">NCAA Know Before You Go web page</a> as another resource for the latest information. </p> <h2>Police<br></h2> <p>While in the downtown area, please watch out for heavy pedestrian traffic and Phoenix Police officers directing traffic. Some other important reminders:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Plan ahead where you will park.</p> </li> <li> <p>Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle and to lock it when you leave. </p> </li> <li> <p>Arrange a designated driver, a ride share service or take public transportation before planning to drink.</p> </li> <li> <p>If you see something suspicious, call 911 for emergencies or the non-emergency number 602-262-6151.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The Phoenix Police Department is committed to continuing its 24/7 service to the residents of Phoenix. Extra staffing for Final Four events will not pull officers from the streets. </p> <h2>Library<br></h2> <p>As an FYI, there is an impact to accessing Burton Barr Central Library due to the March Madness Music Festival® being held in the adjacent Hance Park. The impact will affect surrounding roads and parking will be limited. If you have books and other materials to return, consider using another Phoenix Public Library location. Visit the "Plan Ahead When Visiting Burton Barr Central Library" page on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> frequently for regular updates.</p> <h2>Parks and Recreation<br></h2> <p>If you need a break from the Final Four fun, consider using one of the city's many parks, hiking trails, golf courses, and more. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities and programs for people of all ages and abilities. Visit Phoenix.gov/Parks to get started.</p> <p>With hiking being one of the most popular things to do when visiting Phoenix, we want to make sure you do not become a statistic. With more than 200 people rescued from City of Phoenix desert and mountain parks and preserves – please <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right">follow our hiking guidelines</a> before hitting the trails.</p> <h2>Streets<br></h2> <p>Be mindful of road closures and restrictions to avoid traffic delays. For the latest information, visit the <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenix.gov/streets/street-closures">Phoenix Traffic Restrictions and Street Closures map</a> or use the <a target="_blank" href="https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/2c58012149fd4ed98115e726b6e15449">interactive event map</a>.</p> <h2>Public Works<br></h2> <p>The City's Public Works Department will deploy waste receptacles around the downtown area to support Final Four events. Look for green racks for food waste, blue racks for recyclables, and black racks for landfill items. Zero Waste Ambassadors in green shirts will be nearby to help ensure items are placed in the appropriate receptacle.</p> <h2>Water<br></h2> <p>The Water Services Department advises everyone to stay hydrated and eco-friendly. Utilize downtown hydration stations and bring reusable water bottles. Phoenix's tap water is safe and meets all quality standards. Keep hydrated, reduce plastic use, and check our website, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/water">Phoenix.gov/Water</a>, or social media (@PHXWater) to learn more about Phoenix Water Services. Enjoy the festivities responsibly while conserving water.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews

 

 

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