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Help Create the Future of Phoenix: Mayor and Council Form PlanPHX Committee and Public Participation Plan to Update City's General Planhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/2624Mayor's Office1/10/2023 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2624/News from the Office of.jpgHelp Create the Future of Phoenix: Mayor and Council Form PlanPHX Committee and Public Participation Plan to Update City's General Plan<div class="ExternalClassFB0D43E7A08140299CC5714EE251247D"><html> ​The City of Phoenix is embarking on the 2025 update of the Phoenix General Plan and is looking to the community to help shape it. <br><br> <strong>What is planPHX? </strong><br><br> The General Plan, referred to as planPHX, is the long-range guide for designing the city’s future. It addresses a wide array of issues including energy, housing, equity, sustainability, neighborhoods, public facilities, natural resources, transportation, and land use.  <br><br> At last week's Formal Council Meeting, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the City Council established the 16-member planPHX 2025 Leadership Committee that will guide the update of planPHX. Success of planPHX depends on public input. Today, the council unanimously approved the Public Participation Plan that is an essential part of the planPHX process. <br><br> <strong>What is the Public Participation Plan? </strong><br><br> The Planning and Development Department will provide opportunities for continuous public participation in the planPHX 2025 update process. It will use a variety of approaches to foster public participation through December 2023. Efforts will include media involvement, public presentations, youth engagement, and a planPHX Summit. <br><br> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;">“The Phoenix General Plan will be community driven,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The members of the planPHX 2025 Leadership Committee will have the critical and exciting responsibility of developing a draft plan that considers how Phoenix will be structured, how it will grow, how it will operate and how it will serve its citizens.”</blockquote><br> <strong>Why update planPHX? </strong><br><br> Arizona law requires that the City’s General Plan be updated and/or readopted and approved by voters every ten years. The Phoenix City Council last adopted an updated General Plan on March 4, 2015, and referred the General Plan to the August 25, 2015 ballot. Phoenix residents approved that updated General Plan with more than 76% of the votes in support.  <br><br> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;">“This time, we face new challenges," Mayor Gallego said. "PlanPHX will need to consider climate change, housing, land use for advanced manufacturing that draws high-paying jobs, and a host of other issues that have emerged over the last ten years."</blockquote><br> The updated General Plan is expected to go to voters on the November 2024 ballot.  <br><br> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;">“I am honored to serve Mayor Gallego and the City of Phoenix to chair the planPHX 2025 Leadership Committee,” said Mo Stein of HKS Architects, who served as chair of the 2002 and 2015 General Plan updates. “I look forward to working with the talented and diverse group of individuals the City Council has appointed to the Committee. The General Plan serves as the strategic foundation for development. Every service or action the city provides can trace its roots back to goals and policies found in the General Plan.” </blockquote><br> <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/generalplan2025" href="/pdd/generalplan2025" tabindex="0">Stay updated on all things planPHX here</a>.<br> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayorMayor's OfficeStephanie Barnes602-316-0958 stephanie.barnes@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/42/Stephanie_Barnes.jpgMayorGallego

 

 

City of Phoenix Hosts Its Largest Neighborhood Tree Planting Event of the Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/3039Environment & Sustainability3/1/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3039/image000001.JPGCity of Phoenix Hosts Its Largest Neighborhood Tree Planting Event of the Season<div class="ExternalClassCAA0A79D70654191B18E50FFF6932A6A"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​The </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">City of Phoenix is planting approximately 200</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> 24" box trees for grant recipients living in a Westwood neighborhood on Saturday, March 2, marking it as the biggest City-sponsored neighborhood tree planting event of the season.</span></p> <p>“Planting trees across Phoenix not only enhances the beauty of our neighborhoods but also puts in motion our strategic vision for urban forestry. These trees represent our commitment to shade equity and climate resilience, ensuring that every resident enjoys the benefits of a greener, cooler, and more inviting environment," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>Last fall, the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation launched its Community Canopy grant program which offers free trees and tree planting support for residents and neighborhoods in <a href="https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sadda/sadda_qct.html" target="_blank">Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs)</a>. </p> <p>"I am incredibly proud to represent such a vibrant and engaged community," Councilwoman Laura Pastor said. “It brings me great joy to see so many of my constituents taking advantage of the Community Canopy grant program, as it not only beautifies our neighborhoods but also has numerous environmental benefits."</p> <p>Trees for the tree planting are being supplied by <a href="https://www.treeland.com/" target="_blank">Treeland Nurseries</a> and contractor <a href="https://westcoastarborists.com/" target="_blank">West Coast Arborists</a> will plant trees for grant recipients. In addition, each resident will receive a supply bag equipped with an irrigation timer, a moisture meter, a 100-foot hose, two t-shirts as well as information on their trees and how to care for them. </p> <p>“The goal of these tree plantings is to provide more shade to homes in Phoenix neighborhoods as well as bring communities together. A lot of these residents are meeting their neighbors for the first time," says Urban Tree Project Manager Lora Martens. “These tree plantings in front line communities, are truly improving the tree equity gap in our city." </p> <p>The grant program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and <a href="https://phoenix-gov.formstack.com/forms/community_canopy_grant_application" target="_blank">applications</a> for the Community Canopy grant program are still being accepted. Residents interested in getting trees planted in their neighborhood can submit their application online at <a href="/heat" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/heat</a>. All projects must be completed by Dec. 31. <br><br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNews
E-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/3038Street Transportation2/29/2024 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3038/Micromobility Program_3032_Newsroom.jpgE-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1<div class="ExternalClassCC10D341742347EABCEF5329D9797C5C"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Street Transportation Department will expand operation of its Shared Micromobility Program to 24 hours a day, seven days a week effective at midnight on Friday, March 1. The program currently operates daily from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The 24/7 schedule of operation will be done as a six-month pilot program, during which usage data and other metrics will be reviewed.<br></p> <p>Launched permanently in January 2023 with vendors Lime and Spin, the program includes the shared rental use of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes. The program currently operates in the city's downtown core, as well as areas to the south, west and east of downtown.​ </p> <p> <a href="/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fstreetssite%2FMediaAssets%2FPhoenix%5FMicromobility%5FProgram%5FBoundary%5FMap%2Epng" target="_blank">View the Shared Micromobility Program boundary map</a> </p> <p>During the 24/7 pilot program, customers using the vehicles between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. will be required to take a late-night rider reaction test available through each respective vendor's app. </p> <p>Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since September 2019 as part of a city-managed pilot program. In December 2022, City Council authorized the Street Transportation Department to finalize an agreement with Lime and Spin to be the official vendors when the pilot program ended. The permanent program began in January 2023.</p> <p>Additional information about the Shared Micromobility​ Program is available at <a href="/streets/scooters" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Scooters</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Pool Fence Safety Program Funding Availablehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3037Fire2/28/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/p0Q4z6wI2ssPool Fence Safety Program Funding Available<div class="ExternalClassDCF62A084C614DA080FA4F7147242843"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department prides itself in prioritizing water safety and working to prevent drownings. In 2022, the Phoenix Fire Department rebranded its water safety campaign as “DrowningZero.” The goal to accomplish zero drownings with zero access to unsafe bodies of water. But we know we can’t do this alone. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department has a longstanding tradition of working alongside community partners including the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493.</span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">In collaboration with Child Crisis Arizona, SRP and the 493 Firefighter Foundation, the group is proud to bring back the Pool Fence Safety Program to enhance water safety in our community. This initiative aims to provide free pool fences to eligible families with children aged six or younger living in owner-occupied homes within Maricopa County. By addressing water safety concerns, we strive to prevent accidents and promote child safety around pools.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To qualify for the program, families must meet specific eligibility criteria, including income qualification and residency within Maricopa County. Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2024, and include bids from licensed pool fence contractors. Funding awarded through the program is directed to pool vendors, ensuring families receive the necessary safety measures.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">We encourage eligible families to apply for this vital safety measure, prioritizing water safety in their homes and safeguarding their children from potential hazards.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To apply for the Pool Fence Safety Program, visit: </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/</span> </span></a></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo

 

 

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