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Hands-Free AZ Enforcement Begins January 1, 2021https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1683Police12/29/2020 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1683/handsfreeaz_itsagainstthelaw.pnghttps://youtu.be/jUY_XQrNm4cHands-Free AZ Enforcement Begins January 1, 2021<div class="ExternalClass7D99AAEC8F6B45FEABEB17C5B3CE8A8F"><html> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <img style="margin:5px;width:502px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/IMG_2665.JPG" /><br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azleg.gov/ars/28/00914.htm">ARS Section 28-914​</a> – Use of portable wireless communication device while driving</span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> ​ <br> <p>This new law is covered under ARS 28-914 & generally applies to portable wireless communication devices & stand-alone electronic devices, defined as follows:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Portable wireless communication device (PWCD) definition<br></p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>​A cell phone, portable telephone, text messaging device, personal digital assistant, stand-alone computer, GPS receiver, or any similar device that is used to initiate or receive communication, information, or data. </p> </li> <li> <p>It does not include.</p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>Radio<br></p> </li> <li> <p>CB<br></p> </li> <li> <p>CB hybrid</p> </li> <li> <p>Commercial 2-way radio communication device</p> </li> <li> <p>In-vehicle security, navigation or remote diagnostics system</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <li> <p>Stand-alone e​lectronic device (SAED)<br></p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>A portable device other than a PWCD that stores audio or video data files to be retrieved on demand by a user (e.g., Ipods).<br></p></li> </ul> </ul><div><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:middle;height:188px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_itsagainstthelaw.png" /><br></div><div><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:middle;height:186px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_itsokayto.png" /><br></div> <p></p> <p>Here are the specifics of ARS 28-914:  <br>Unless stopped for a red light or at a train crossing, it is unlawful to use a PWCD while:<br></p> <ul> <li>Driving on a street or highway if the driver is physically holding or supporting a portable wireless communication device with any part of the person's body<br></li> <ul> <li>​Unless used with an earpiece, headphone or worn on the wrist to conduct a voice-based communication<br></li> </ul> <li>Driving on a street or highway if the driver is physically holding or supporting an SAED<br></li> <li>Writes, sends or reads any text-based communication, including a text message, instant message, email, or internet data, on a PWCD or SAED<br></li></ul>Exemptions to ARS 29-914:<br><ul><li>Use of a PWCD or SAED while driving on a street or highway if such conduct is performed by using a voice-based communication system</li><ul><li>​This includes, through use of a PWCD or SAED, to direct the writing, sending, reading or other communicating of any text-based communication</li></ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of a PWCD or SAED while driving on a street or highway if such conduct is perform</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ed when used in hands-free mode for;</span></li></ul><ul dir="" class="" style=""><ul><li>Navigation</li><li>GPS</li><li>Obtaining motor vehicle information</li><li>Information related to driving a vehicle.</li></ul></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p>ARS 29-914 does NOT apply to:<br><ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Operators </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">of authorized emergency vehicle</span></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Law enforcement or probation vehicles while acting in an official capacity</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">FCC licensed operator of a radio frequency device other than a PWCD</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Operator of two-way radio private land mobile radio system in the scope of operator's duties and who is operating a fleet vehicle or who has a CDL</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of PWCD to report an emergency or illegal activity</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of PWCD that is affixed to the v</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">hicle to relay information as a part of the driver's duties to a dispatcher or a digital network or software service</span></li></ul><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:text-bottom;height:188px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_violations.png" /><br><p></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice@phoenixpolice #handsfreeazHands Free AZPolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security7/28/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass1B15D7459EDD470480D926E361EB69AD"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security7/30/2021 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClassD8A24701864E4A7783BF7E89BCDBF22A"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a><br></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a>​​<br><br></p><h3>Friday, July 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, July 31, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Harmon Library<br>1325 S 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​<br></p><h3>Monday, August 2, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Activity Center<br> 2240 W Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, August 3, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 4, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, August 5, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, August 6, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 7, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, August 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Sueño Park<br> 4401 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, August 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 11, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Helen Drake Senior Center<br> 7600 N 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, July 12, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, August 13, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 14, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> 7602 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p>​ ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
City of Phoenix Provides Millions in Rental Assistance, Ramps Up Efforts to Get Additional Funds to Residents More Quicklyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2004Human Services7/30/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2004/Newsroom_House_001 (002).pngCity of Phoenix Provides Millions in Rental Assistance, Ramps Up Efforts to Get Additional Funds to Residents More Quickly<div class="ExternalClass021D69DEE2C04D4ABE61E3A61D460783"><html>It's a story playing out in homes across our community.  Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, a Phoenix woman lost her job.  Finding a new job was challenging.  With five kids at home, all trying to do remote learning since their schools were closed made it even more difficult.  After several months, the unemployment benefits were not enough to cover rent and utilities for the single mom, and she found herself thousands of dollars behind. <br><br>That's where the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program comes into her story.  Earlier this year, the Phoenix City Council approved spending $51 million dollars in Federal ERA funds to assist families.  This family is one of more than 3,100 Phoenix households so far to receive assistance.  This mom and her children received $12,000 to cover owed rent and another $3,000 for unpaid utilities.  The city has disbursed nearly $24 million dollars, more money than any other jurisdiction in Arizona.<br><br>As the federal ban on some evictions is set to expire Saturday, the city is moving at a faster pace to get assistance into the hands of those Phoenix families who need it most.  <br><br>City staff managing the ERA program helped 59% more people last week than they did during weekly average in April.  The average financial assistance per household is $7,500.<br><br>In addition to the $24 million of ERA funds given to Phoenix families, nearly $15 million more in rent and utility assistance from other programs has gone to Phoenix residents during the pandemic, pushing the total help to nearly $40 million dollars.<br><br>“We know the need is great and that's why the Mayor and City Council expect us to take steps to process applications faster," said Gina Montes, Deputy City Manager.  Under the direction of Montes and the City's Human Services Department, the city is working to add additional hours of operation, more staffing and auditing processes so applications can be approved more quickly.<br><br>There are two options for applying for assistance.  The city has partnered with the non-profit <a href="https://wildfireaz.org/" target="_blank">Wildfire</a> to double the number of families who can be helped.  Wildfire is using an online portal to allow residents to do the paperwork over the internet, however due to high demand, the portal is not currently taking new applications.  Wildfire is processing the more than 2,000 applications they currently have and expect to reopen the portal again in August.<br><br>The city is arranging appointments and working with individuals over the phone to meet the stringent requirements mandated by the Federal government.  Residents should call 602-534-AIDE (2433) on Monday's beginning at 8 a.m. to schedule a telephone appointment.<br><br>Human Services Director Marchelle Franklin recounts a story one her staff members told her about a call he made to a resident who had lost his job and got behind on his rent.  “When our employee told the man the City would be able to pay his past-due rent, the man said 'this has lifted a weight off my shoulders.  Thank you, thank you thank you'," Franklin said.  “The man told my employee this was like having a four-leaf clover, a rabbit's foot and other lucky items all at once." <br><br><p>You can find specific details on the program, including eligibility criteria, on the city's <a href="/humanservices/rental-assistance" target="_blank">Emergency Rental Assistance Program</a> website.<br><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNews

 

 

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