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Take Advantage of Extended Summer Hours at City Trailheadshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2769Parks and Recreation6/1/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2769/Pima-Canyon-Trailhead-at-South-Mountain.jpgTake Advantage of Extended Summer Hours at City Trailheads<div class="ExternalClassA1FB694761934389807B4396F29EBB6F"><html> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">​​​During the Valley's warm weather months, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department recommends hiking during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.<br></p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">To help with that recommendation, extended summer hours are in effect annually from June through September at three of the City's popular hiking destinations – <a style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(154, 0, 73);background:transparent;font-family:hind, sans-serif;transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out 0s;font-weight:700;" href="/parks/trails/locations/north-mountain" target="_blank">North Mountain Park</a> and <a style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(154, 0, 73);background:transparent;font-family:hind, sans-serif;transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out 0s;font-weight:700;" href="/parks/trails/locations/piestewa-peak" target="_blank">Piestewa Peak Trailhead</a> in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and <a style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(154, 0, 73);background:transparent;font-family:hind, sans-serif;transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out 0s;font-weight:700;" href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain" target="_blank">Pima Canyon Trailhead​</a> in South Mountain Park/Preserve.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">To provide an extra two hours of availability and promote hiking after 7 p.m., parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations. Year-round at those three trailheads, parking lots open at 5 a.m. and trails are open until 11 p.m.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">The Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Phoenix Fire departments remind trail users to <a style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(154, 0, 73);background:transparent;font-family:hind, sans-serif;transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out 0s;font-weight:700;" href="/parks/trails/" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> when enjoying the city's desert parks and mountain preserves. All trail users should follow these important and potentially life-saving hiking safety guidelines:</p> <ul style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;" dir="" class=""> <li style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:1em !important;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-size:1em !important;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">Watch the Weather:</span> Yes, "it's a dry heat" - but Arizona's temperature can be deceiving and deadly. Hike when it's cool outside, try early mornings and evenings when there's more shade.</p> </li> <li style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:1em !important;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-size:1em !important;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">Dress Appropriately:</span> Wear proper shoes, clothing, hat and sunscreen.</p> </li> <li style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:1em !important;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-size:1em !important;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">Bring Water:</span> Hydrate before you go. Have plenty of water, more than you think you need. Turn around and head back to the trailhead before you drink half of your water.</p> </li> <li style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:1em !important;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-size:1em !important;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">Keep in Contact:</span> Carry a mobile phone.</p> </li> <li style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:1em !important;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-size:1em !important;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">Team Up:</span> Hike with others. If hiking solo, tell someone your start and end times, and location.</p> </li> <li style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:1em !important;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-size:1em !important;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">Be Honest:</span> Do you have a medical condition? Asthma, heart problems, diabetes, knee or back problems? Don't push yourself! (Even trained athletes have been caught off guard by getting dehydrated on Arizona trails.)</p> </li> <li style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:1em !important;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-size:1em !important;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">Don't Trailblaze:</span> Enjoy the Sonoran Desert's beautiful and undeveloped landscape, but please stay on designated trails.</p> </li> <li style="box-sizing:border-box;font-size:1em !important;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-size:1em !important;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;">Take Responsibility:</span> Don't be "that person" - the one who wasn't prepared, shouldn't have been there for health reasons or ignored safety guidelines. Be the responsible hiker, who takes a hike and does it right!</p> </li> </ul> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">For the safety of pets, dogs are prohibited on any City of Phoenix trail when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. The Arizona Humane Society advises that temperatures in the 90s are also unsafe for pets to be outdoors. <br></p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:0.875em;line-height:1.5em;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">Visitors to Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves should also be aware that the <a style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(154, 0, 73);background:transparent;font-family:hind, sans-serif;transition:all 0.2s ease-in-out 0s;font-weight:700;" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2728" target="_blank">annual ban of open fires went into effect on May 1</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationPima Canyon Trailhead at South Mountain Parks & RecAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govPhoenixParksDuring the Valley's warm weather months, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department recommends hiking during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.

 

 

World Atlatl Day 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgWorld Atlatl Day 2024<div class="ExternalClassDA51B92BB34B4991877310DCB7803D4A"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">On June 2</span><sup style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">nd</sup><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">, the C</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ity of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride</span></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that  increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">      </span></p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass8E328A4B8DC04CBF995AF00B775D0E7E"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <div> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews
Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increasehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/3110Budget & Research5/24/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3110/Phoenix City Hall.pngTruth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increase<div class="ExternalClass90890A8C2D23431CB2A2ED63C2A90F26"><html> <p> <strong>​Tax Notice Explained</strong> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>The accompanying Truth in Taxation notice is required by state law. The required notice addresses the city's primary property tax, which supports the General Fund services such as police and fire, parks and recreation, libraries and senior and community centers. </p> <p>The City of Phoenix's proposed primary property tax rate for 2024-25 of $1.2658 per $100 of assessed valuation is reduced from its 2023-24 rate of $1.2851 per $100 of assessed valuation. However, overall increases in assessed valuation result in a 2% increase in primary property taxes for the average City of Phoenix property owner. Individual experiences may differ based on unique property variances. </p> <p>State law requires the notice below any time the average primary property tax bill increases, even if the primary property tax rate is reduced.  </p> <p>The Truth in Taxation notice prescribed by state law does not address the City's secondary property tax. The City's secondary property tax rate for 2024-25 will be unchanged from its 2023-24 rate of $0.8141 per $100 of assessed valuation. Secondary property taxes pay the bonded debt service for facilities like libraries, police and fire stations, storm drains and parks. </p> <p>For more information, call 602-262-4800, or visit phoenix.gov/budget. </p> <p>Truth in Taxation notice publication dates and locations: </p> <p>The Record Reporter – May 24, 2024 and June 3, 2024. </p> <p>Additionally included in published estimates of revenues and expenses: </p> <p>The Record Reporter – June 10, 2024. </p> <p> <strong>Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase</strong> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>In compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, the City of Phoenix is notifying its property taxpayers of the City of Phoenix's intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year's level.  The City of Phoenix is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $4,177,285 or 2.00%. </p> <p>For example, the proposed tax increase will cause the City of Phoenix's primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to be $126.58 (total proposed taxes including the tax increase). Without the proposed tax increase, the total taxes that would be owed on a $100,000 home would have been $124.10. </p> <p>The proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides. </p> <p>All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held June 12, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. at the City of Phoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNews

 

 

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