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Guidelines for Public Assemblies under the First Amendmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1472Police11/2/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1472/Guidelines of Demonstrations Newsroom.pngGuidelines for Public Assemblies under the First Amendment<div class="ExternalClassD68B06377ABC4A929D1406AD313A773F"><html>The mission of the Phoenix Police Department is to ensure safety and security for each person in our community.  As we experience an increasing amount of public demonstrations, we want to provide the guiding principles we follow in our efforts to fulfill this purpose. <br><br>We believe that the safety of the community is improved when the police department and community groups work together prior to demonstrations.   When organizers are willing, our department will work closely with organizers to make sure their voices are heard, their rights are not infringed upon and the entire group is able to stay safe as they peaceably assemble in First Amendment-related activities.  This ongoing dialogue is a means for preventing issues before they arise and dealing with issues that may occur during an event.  <br><br>We recognize that everyone involved plays a shared role in that safety effort. To that end, the purpose of these guidelines is to inform the public about the respective rights and responsibilities involved during public demonstrations.  <br><br>Persons and groups engaging in First Amendment-related activities have the legal right to:<br><ul><li>Organize and participate in peaceful assemblies, including demonstrations, rallies, parades, marches, or other similar gatherings. </li><li>Conduct these assemblies/gatherings in designated public areas. </li><li>Express their political, social, or religious views. </li><li>Freely associate with other individuals and collectively express, pursue, promote, and defend common interests.</li></ul>As part of our duty to uphold the United States Constitution and the Arizona Constitution, the Phoenix Police Department recognizes that officers have the responsibility to protect persons engaged in their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.  Public safety is the primary mission of officers assigned to these types of events, and as a part of this mission, our officers will:<br><ul><li>Protect life and property. This specifically includes enforcing all applicable criminal laws under Title 13, Arizona Revised Statutes, and the Phoenix City Code.</li><li>Protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of those assembling and the general public.</li><li>Practice fair and impartial enforcement of laws, statutes, and ordinances.  </li><li>Officers will follow the operations plan created for the specific event.  Exceptions to this include specific direction from a supervisor, responding to an emergency, or when officers identify criminal activity.</li><li>Enforce reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions as discussed in the Operations Plan.</li><li>Communicate important messages using a PA system or Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD). The LRAD is a technological device designed to amplify sound over top of other background noises to communicate with a large crowd.   This device will only be used as a means of communication.</li><li>Take steps to ensure that members of the media with constitutional right to cover the event are kept safe.  Media credentials should be easily accessible clearly distinguishing journalists acting as neutral observers from participating demonstrators.  </li><li>Where deemed necessary due to demonstrations that may bring out people with divergent views, use barriers or other strategies to keep opposing perspectives separated in order to ensure everyone remains safe.<br></li></ul>In our effort to promote public safety while protecting the right of citizens to peaceably assemble, the Phoenix Police Department wants to inform the public about the following activities that pose a danger to officers and the public:<br><ul><li>Marching on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azleg.gov/ars/28/05201.htm#:~:text=%28a%29%20A%20single%20vehicle%20or%2cthe%20purposes%20of%20intrastate%20commerce.">public highways</a>, freeway, or other thoroughfares is <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/02906.htm" target="_blank">prohibited under Arizona law</a> and may subject persons engaging in this activity to arrest.</li><li>Committing traffic violations is prohibited.  Using a vehicle to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic is a violation of Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes. </li><li>Throwing projectiles, including water bottles, rocks, signs, bricks, etc., at any person or officer is prohibited under Arizona law and may subject persons engaging in this activity to arrest. </li><li>Interfering with or obstructing officers attempting to arrest persons involved in criminal activity is dangerous to officers and other persons who are publicly demonstrating. If a criminal offense has occurred, officers will work to identify those involved in the criminal activity for arrest.  They will also work to secure the scene to minimize further criminal activity that would threaten the safety of individuals or property. </li><li>It is extremely dangerous to officers and other persons publicly demonstrating when officers must wade into large crowds to deal with specific individuals. The Phoenix Police Department uses lawful measures that pose the least amount of risk to the public or to officers. </li><li>An Unlawful Assembly is when a group of people are involved in criminal activity and are posing a danger to themselves or others. If an Unlawful Assembly is declared, everyone must leave. Lawful demonstrators will be given a reasonable amount of time to follow the dispersal order, which includes vacating private property, roadways and sidewalks in the immediate area.  </li><li>In the case of injury, fire or other medical emergency it is imperative that the Fire Department be able to access an area to render aid.  The Phoenix Police Department will take all necessary and lawful measures to ensure that can happen.</li><li>COVID19 is a medically verified threat to public health; therefore, all demonstrators are encouraged to wear masks, following the current City Council Resolution and a County Government Executive Order. It may be necessary for us to take steps to enforce other Executive Orders that have been issued by either the State or Municipal governments.</li></ul>The Phoenix Police Department is dedicated to continuous improvement.  We welcome your feedback on incidents of unprofessional behavior or acts that were helpful.  <a href="/police/resources-information/commendations-complaints" target="_blank">Commendations and complaints</a> can be filed online or by calling the police non-emergency number at 602-262-6151. <br><p>Editor's Note: This article was first released on August 27, 2020.  It was updated with additional content on November 2, 2020.<br><br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePublic Demonstration GuidelinesPolice@PhoenixPolice Demonstrations, First AmendmentPolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolicePhoenix Police Guidelines for Public Demonstrations under the First Amendment

 

 

​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recyclinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2637Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/27/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2637/Newsroom_PWD_MRF floor.jpg​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recycling<div class="ExternalClassFF63C90DC98F485C9B8158A87EBB5337"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">With <a target="_blank" href="/pio/superbowl">Super Bowl LVII</a> less than a month away, the City of Phoenix stands ready to achieve its goal of hosting the greenest Super Bowl events yet. By diverting 92% of waste produced at downtown Super Bowl activities away from the landfill, Phoenix would meet (and exceed) the EPA’s definition of a Zero Waste event.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Recycling is one of the main waste diversion methods. While the Public Works Department collects and sorts recyclables in Phoenix, partners like <a target="_blank" href="https://www.directpackinc.com/">Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI)</a> take it from there, bringing plastics all the way through the remanufacturing process to become new food packaging items once again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We don’t want recycling to be a mystery,” said Phoenix Public Works Director Joe Giudice. “We want every Phoenix resident to know what happens to the things they recycle – not only how they get sorted in our Materials Recovery Facility, but also where they go after that, how our partners like Direct Pack process them, and what the recycled items turn into. A transparent process can help people feel more fulfilled as they put items in their blue bins.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Each year, Phoenix processes recyclables from 400,000 households, including some material from other valley cities. All those items are taken to the Materials Recovery Center (MRF) where workers pre-sort items by pulling out things that shouldn’t be there (plastic bags and cords, for example). Disc screens then sort flat items (paper and cardboard) away from 3-dimensional items like cans, bottles, and plastic containers. From there, plastics are further separated from aluminum and glass.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Of the seven different kinds of plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – a clear, lightweight plastic commonly used for beverage bottles and berry, bakery, and sandwich packaging – is the most recycled worldwide.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“PET plastics are some of the most easily recycled plastics out there,” said Phoenix Public Works Deputy Director Eduardo Rodriguez. “That’s why it’s so important to get things like water bottles and plastic containers in the recycle bin. They can be recycled over and over again in many different forms.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">That’s where DPI comes in. In 2022 alone, DPI purchased 8.1 million pounds of PET from the City of Phoenix and took it to Direct Pack Recycling in Mexicali, Mexico. There the material is sorted, chopped, and washed multiple times before it is put back into the production of new food packaging again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"With our newest recycling and recovery facility located only a few hours away from Phoenix, we can trace and recover all PET plastic collected in the area with a very low carbon footprint,” said Craig Snedden, president of Direct Pack, Inc. “This transparency is important, so you know that what you put in the recycling bin actually gets recycled and reused. The packaging you put in the recycling bin today can come back as your sandwich or berry packaging a month from now.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix’s partnership with DPI not only diverts 21 million pieces of thermoformed packaging away from the landfill each year, but it also brings those items through the full, circular business model of the recycling process.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"Recycling plastic bottles and containers is one of the major ways we’ll reach our Zero Waste goals for Super Bowl LVII,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Having a partner like Direct Pack to buy and remanufacture the plastics we sort at our City of Phoenix facilities is essential to diverting waste away from the landfill.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">To learn more about the sorting and remanufacturing processes of plastic recyclables, watch the virtual facility tours <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/recycleplus">here</a> or fill out a <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/zero-waste/signup">Zero Waste request form​</a> to schedule a free tour of the MRF.</span></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews
Volunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2635Water Services1/26/2023 4:58:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2635/Wrangler_NR_BecomeAWranglerb.pngVolunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program <div class="ExternalClass21C10981A79B4FD69DCEF3DF0B29C5BB"><html> <div>Phoenix Water is asking community members to donate their time to help others learn about the importance of water conservation.  <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The continued Colorado River water shortage is a stark reminder of how important it is for everyone to reduce their water use. The innovative Water Wrangler program will teach people about water and empower them to share their knowledge with others. It is an excellent opportunity for community-minded people looking to be a positive influence. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Water Wrangler program includes a 12-hour training program that spans four sessions and covers Water 101, Utility Operations, Water Resources and Conservation, and Outreach Education. After completing Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute, participants receive a Certificate of Participation and a shirt. In addition, they will get opportunities to serve as community representatives at local events, public meetings, and City of Phoenix programs. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Periods of drought are common in the desert southwest, sometimes enduring for decades. To be part of the solution, community members must adapt to the desert lifestyle and do their part to be water smart. Through information sharing and community engagement, the Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute will activate water conservation for the benefit of everyone in our community.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To apply, <a href="/waterservices/waterwrangler" target="_blank"><strong>submit an online application</strong></a> by Jan. 31 for the virtual training.  </div> <div> </div> <div>These are the requirements to participate:  <br></div> <div> <ul> <li>Volunteers who are at least 18 years or older<br></li> <li>A high school graduate/GED equivalent, or higher</li> <li>An excellent communicator  </li> <li>Able to fully complete pre-service, required training</li> <li>Comfortable with public speaking, familiar with community development, and experienced in collaborating across diverse groups</li> <li>Creative, responsible, flexible, and self-motivated </li> <li>Passionate about learning and promoting water conservation and sustainability in our desert city<br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Virtual via WebEx (or another digital platform).<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Trainings are on Thursday evenings starting February 16 to March 9. Volunteer opportunities range across weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Deadline:</strong> Registration for the Spring 2023 cohort is now open until January 31, 2023. All four training sessions are required to complete the program.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Apply:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/waterwrangler"><strong>phoenix.gov/waterwrangler</strong></a>  <br></div> <div>  </div> <div>Media Contact:   <br></div> <div>Angela Serda  </div> <div>Public Information Specialist   </div> <div>Cell: (623) 499-8919 (call or text)  </div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:angela.serda@phoenix.gov"><strong>angela.serda@phoenix.gov</strong></a><strong>  </strong></div> <div>   <br></div> <div>Volunteer Program Contact:   <br></div> <div>Emilie Brown<br></div> <div>Water Resource Specialist </div> <div>Phone: 602-495-5653</div> <div>Email:  <a target="_blank" href="mailto:emilie.brown@phoenix.gov"><strong>emilie.brown@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews
​Phoenix Launches Shared Micromobility Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2634Street Transportation1/20/2023 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2634/micromobility program launch event.jpg​Phoenix Launches Shared Micromobility Program<div class="ExternalClassC0D0AEAFFF0C4D0D9EB0D1149FF93540"><html> <p>​​The City of Phoenix launched its permanent Shared Micromobility Program on Friday by hosting a special event in downtown with vendors Lime and Spin. The vendors showcased their inventory of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes to downtown stakeholders and the media.<br></p> <p>Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since September 2019 as part of a city-managed pilot program. On December 14, 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 Friday, and starts ahead of​​ an influx of visitors who will enjoy festivities scheduled to be held in downtown in February in conjunction with Super Bowl LVII.<br></p> <p>Each vendor is permitted to deploy as many as 1,500 vehicles within the program boundary area, with at least 20 percent being a mix of e-bikes and traditional pedal bikes. The micromobility​ vehicles will be available to operate from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. daily. <br></p> <p>The vendors will offer options for individuals with disabilities, as well as reduced rates for those living on low income or who receive government assistance. Additionally, the city has designated some areas as Equity Zones, where historical disinvestment has resulted in a lack of transportation and economic opportunity. The vendors will be required to deploy 30 percent of their fleet within Equity Zones. Discounted rates will also automatically apply for trips beginning in Equity Zones.</p> <p>Learn more about the Shared Micromobility Program and view a program boundary and Equity Zones map by visiting <a target="_blank" href="/streets/scooters">Phoenix.gov/Scooters</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews

 

 

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