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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 Security10/19/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass82BCD81C521C464CB36137A2A443A2B4"><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 COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<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. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! 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 COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassB5040717F89544C6A2FAAAA1192D96DE"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#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 href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Tuesday, October 19, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, October 20, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 1:00 - 7:00 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, October 21, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 22, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Emmett McLoughlin Community Training & Education Center<br> 1150 S. 7th Ave.. Phoenix, AZ 85007<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 23, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N 23rd 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, October 25, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><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>Tuesday, October 26, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Uncle Sam's<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3217 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, October 27, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> James Sandoval Preparatory High School/Epworth United Methodist Church<br> 4802 N 59th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85033<br>1:00  - 7:00 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, October 28, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 29, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 30, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Library<br> 3635 W Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<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> ​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
New Online Art Map Now Availablehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/2109Arts and Culture10/18/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2109/Newsroom_Arts_101.pngNew Online Art Map Now Available<div class="ExternalClass14AC870A88DF4FEBA7D99BA8EE8BCEE0"><html> <div>​The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s new online Public Art Map is up and ready for self-guided tours. It features more than 200 major public art projects created throughout Phoenix by the city’s award-winning Public Art Program. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Each point on the map contains a description highlighting key information about the artist and project. The works range from pedestrian bridges, underpasses, streetscapes, community water facilities and canal projects to monumental indoor and outdoor sculptures, and artist-designed terrazzo floors and installations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Art is everywhere, and now Phoenix residents and visitors have the opportunity to explore the city’s public art collection,” said Mitch Menchaca, director of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. “They can visit these iconic pieces or learn about them without having to leave home. These pieces belong to the community, and we are thrilled to provide this kind of access and information to the public.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The map is available on the web, and via your mobile device. Find the public art near you at www.phoenix.gov/arts/publicartmap.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture was established in 1985 to champion and sustain the City's arts and culture community to make Phoenix a great place to live, work, and visit. The Public Art Program was created to build a more beautiful and vibrant city.  Since its inception, it has created more than 200 major projects and become a national leader by involving artists with other design professionals to create a wide range of public buildings, spaces and infrastructure.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNews

 

 

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