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City of Phoenix Names Joshua Bednarek Planning and Development Department Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2651Planning and Development2/8/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2651/_Newsroom_Joshua.jpgCity of Phoenix Names Joshua Bednarek Planning and Development Department Director<div class="ExternalClass5D22816B0A4F4668BB0D9F275A0341FE"><html> ​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Planning and Development Department Assistant Director Joshua Bednarek will now lead the department as its new Director. Bednarek has been with the City for more than 20 years, 15 of those years with the Planning and Development Department.</span><br> <p>“I am honored to serve as Director of the Planning and Development Department for the City of Phoenix," said Bednarek. “I am excited to lead our incredible team in collaboration with our community to make Phoenix an even greater city."</p> <p>During his time with Planning and Development, Josh oversaw the creation of the City's <a target="_blank" href="/pdd/tod">Transit-Oriented Development</a> policy framework for expanding the light rail system and the related Walkable Urban Code, which supports pedestrian-friendly amenities, business opportunities and more diverse housing options. He oversaw the update of the City's General Plan in 2015, and as Director will oversee the current process of the 2025 update to that plan that will go before voters in November of 2024.   </p> <p>Over the last five years, Josh has been promoted to Deputy Director and then Assistant Director within the department. During this time, Josh led the transition of Planning and Development's public meetings and hearings to virtual formats. He and his team members updated several sections of the Zoning Ordinance including an expansion of the Walkable Urban Code, enhancements to landscape requirements to address the City's tree and shade goals, and the allowance for interior suites with cooking facilities in new residential subdivisions. </p> <p>Josh has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Master's Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.</p> <p>​ </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddNewsplanning-and-developmentPhoto of Joshua BednarekPDDAngie Holdsworth602-329-5065​602-495-5622angie.holdsworth@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/65/Angie_Holdsworth.jpgPHXPlanandDev

 

 

S'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closurehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3163S’edav Va’aki Museum7/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3163/MuseumClosure_SVM_003.jpgS'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closure<div class="ExternalClassBA11FF759D004763899136C76708AEBF"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Beginnin</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">g Jul</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">y 15</span><sup style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">th</sup><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> S'e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;text-decoration-line:underline;">d</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">av Va'aki Museum will be temporarily closed to the public for renovations.</span></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">After 50 years, the entrance lobby will get a new floor and a custom-made front desk. In addition, the space will become an inviting introduction to the O'Odham people, the descendants of the original inhabitants of the site, and our neighbors.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">In addition, after 20 years, the “Dig It" gallery will be transformed into a changing exhibit space so that the Museum can present many new and exciting topics to our visitors. For example, when we reopen, or inaugural exhibit in the new Connections gallery is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="">Following Their Roots</em></span> – a comprehensive look at indigenous farming techniques across the diverse ecosystems of Arizona. This will include a timely discussion of sustainable farming practices and indigenous food sovereignty.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Depending on renovation work, we anticipate opening our <strong style="">outside trail only</strong> for visitors in early August.  Visitors will be able to cool down and have access to restrooms in our Community Room area. The Museum will remain closed through September.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Please check back for specific details about trail openings, Museum reopening date, and exhibit opening dates.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">During the closure, if guests want to learn more about what the S'edav Va'aki Museum has to offer visit our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/education/virtual-programming"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Virtual Programming</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page. Prospective visitors can also take look at our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Online Exhibits</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page which has several platforms to view permanent and past exhibits or even take a virtual tour along the </span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.4455837%2c-111.984458%2c3a%2c75y%2c178.83h%2c79.38t/data=%213m6%211e1%213m4%211sgq7cyYddvHHSqHlQrH_WGw%212e0%217i13312%218i6656?coh=205409&entry=ttu"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Interpretive Mound Trail</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;">. </span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Motorcycle Safety Tips https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3161Police7/11/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3161/IMG_9517.pngMotorcycle Safety Tips <div class="ExternalClassC92BBB2DEEA44DC2B745742C5DC2307F"><html> <p>​With National Motorcycle Day on the second Friday in July, the Phoenix Police Department would like to remind riders to enjoy their ride, but to be safe while doing it.</p> <p>Here are some tips for staying safe while out on a motorcycle:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li> <strong>Wear proper gear.  </strong>Wear protective clothing such as a well fit jacket, gloves, riding boots and long pants, as well as a DOT approved helmet.</li> <li> <strong>Maintain your motorcycle.</strong> Like any vehicle, riders should make sure the motorcycle is in good running condition. Check the tire pressure, breaks, fluids, lights and mirrors.</li> <li> <strong>Stay visible. </strong>Do not ride in the blind spots of other vehicles. Always have headlights on, even during the daytime hours.</li> <li> <strong>Do not ride under the influence. </strong> Do not ride after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, including some prescriptions.</li> <li> <strong>Avoid inclement weather. </strong>This includes stormy weather and extreme heat.  </li> <li> <strong>Stay alert. </strong>Pay attention to the vehicles around you. Keep an eye out for debris in the roadway.<br></li> </ul> <p>The Traffic Education Safety Squad of the Phoenix Police Department likes to remind riders of the <strong>2-4-12 Rule</strong>.</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Keep a <strong>2 second</strong> distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.</li> <li>Look ahead <strong>4 seconds</strong>.</li> <li>Scan ahead <strong>12 seconds</strong>.</li> </ul> <p> <br> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Police Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Togetherhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3159Police7/10/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/HjEEn82di00?si=TNo892f6Wmci_XnAPolice Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Together<div class="ExternalClass773FE1DF572D45BABB6A9E0999CD25F0"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Building and maintaining trust-based relationships are fundamental to community policing, essential for crime prevention and crucial for fostering public confidence in law enforcement. The Phoenix Police Department's Police Chief's Advisory Boards were established for this purpose. Starting over 30 years ago with some beginning in the late '60s, each Advisory Board has a detective assigned as a community liaison. Board members work with their liaisons to communicate concerns and create solutions to social problems.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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