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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

 

 

A Festive Thank You from America’s Friendliest Airport; 12 Days of Gratitude Arrives December 4https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2942Aviation11/27/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2942/12 Days of Gratitude 2022.JPGA Festive Thank You from America’s Friendliest Airport; 12 Days of Gratitude Arrives December 4<div class="ExternalClass4DA15284B9434BE59CAE0E6D092C2E37"><html> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​Throughout America's Friendliest Airport,® the signs of the holiday season are emerging as the festive decorations adorn the terminals. The spirit of the season is also in full swing as Airport staff is hard at work getting th</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">e airport ready for the second annual 12 Days of Gratitude customer appreciation event.</span> <br> </p> <p>12 Days of Gratitude will commence Dec. 4 and run through Dec. 15. During this time, a variety of activities will take place that will provide Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with the opportunity to show gratitude to customers while also giving travelers the opportunity to show their appreciation. <br></p> <p>Over the course of the 12 days, customers will find activities taking place both pre-and post-security in both terminals. Passengers will have the opportunity to win prizes, take their photos with the Airport's mascot Amelia the Airplane and Navigator Buddies, participate in art activities, write notes of gratitude, and even show off their airport trivia knowledge for prizes. <br></p> <p>Passengers should also keep an eye out for the PHX Polar Prize Patrol handing out PHX travel items and goodies to lucky passengers. Additionally, throughout the 12 days, airport staff and the PHX Navigators will be handing out chocolate coins and thank you cards to passengers.<br><br></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>12 Days of Gratitude schedule of events:</strong> </span> </p> <p style="text-align:left;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>All Day Events Being Held Daily</strong> </span> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li style="text-align:left;">Grab a USO Gratitude Card from any of our Information Counters and tell an active military servicemember thank you. </li> <li>Look for our Navigators in the purple jackets for a chocolate treat. </li> <li>PHX Polar Prize Patrol will be looking for passengers to surprise with giveaways.</li> </ul> <p> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Monday, December 4 – Terminal 4</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>9:00 – 11:30 a.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane post-security near the A gates. </li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security near the A gates. </li> <li>A fun collaborative art activity hosted by the PHX Airport Museum outside of the Gallery on Level 3, pre-security, near the east entrance to the PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup>.</li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Tuesday, December 5 – Terminal 3 </strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>1:00 – 3:30 p.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane on Level 4 near the Starbucks in the post-security lobby area.</li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security on Level 4 near the Info Desk. </li> <li>Join our PHX Museum team for 2-minute Museum Tours at the Terminal 3 Museum Gallery, post-security on Level 4.  </li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Wednesday, December 6 – Terminal 4</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>3:00 – 5:00 p.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane post-security near the C gates. </li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security near the C gates. </li> <li>A fun collaborative art activity hosted by the PHX Airport Museum outside of the Gallery on Level 3, pre-security, near the east entrance to the PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup>.</li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Thursday, December 7 – Terminal 4</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>9:00 – 11:00 a.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Join us for Traveling Tunes with the festive sounds of the Elle Sloan Experience near the Food Court on Level 3. </li> </ul> <li>9:30 – 11:30 a.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane pre-security outside the Museum Gallery near the east entrance to the PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup>.</li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes outside the Museum Gallery near the east entrance to the PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup>.</li> <li>A fun collaborative art activity hosted by the PHX Airport Museum outside of the Gallery on Level 3, pre-security, near the east entrance to the PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup>.</li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Friday, December 8 – Terminal 3 </strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>9:30 – 11:30 a.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane on Level 4 near the Starbucks in the post-security lobby area.</li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security on Level 4 near the Info Desk. </li> <li>Join our PHX Museum team for 2-minute Museum Tours at the Terminal 3 Museum Gallery, post-security on Level 4.  </li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 – Both Terminals</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>All Day</li> </ul> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Grab a USO Gratitude Card from any of our Information Counters and tell an active military servicemember thank you. </li> <li>Look for our Navigators in the purple jackets for a chocolate treat. </li> <li>PHX Polar Prize Patrol will be looking for passengers to surprise with giveaways.</li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Monday, December 11 – Terminal 4</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>9:30 – 11:30 a.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane post-security near the C gates. </li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security near the C gates. </li> <li>A fun collaborative art activity hosted by the PHX Airport Museum outside of the Gallery on Level 3, pre-security, near the east entrance to the PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup>.</li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Tuesday, December 12 – Terminal 3</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>3:00 – 5:00 p.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane on Level 4 near the Starbucks in the post-security lobby area.</li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security on Level 4 near the Info Desk. </li> <li>Join our PHX Museum team for 2-minute Museum Tours at the Terminal 3 Museum Gallery, post-security on Level 4.  </li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Wednesday, December 13 – Terminal 4</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>9:30 – 11:30 a.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane post-security near the A gates. </li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security near the A gates. </li> <li>A fun collaborative art activity hosted by the PHX Airport Museum outside of the Gallery on Level 3, pre-security, near the east entrance to the PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup>.</li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Thursday, December 14 – Terminal 3 </strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>9:30 – 11:30 a.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane on Level 4 near the Starbucks in the post-security lobby area.</li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security on Level 4 near the Info Desk. </li> <li>Join our PHX Museum team for 2-minute Museum Tours at the Terminal 3 Museum Gallery, post-security on Level 4.  </li> </ul> <li>11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Join us for Traveling Tunes with the festive sounds of the Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet pre-security on Level 3 in the arrivals lobby. </li> </ul> </ul> <p> <strong>Friday, December 15 – Terminal 3</strong> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>9:30 – 11:30 a.m. </li> <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Take pictures with America's Friendliest Airport's® favorite mascot, Amelia the Airplane on Level 4 near the Starbucks in the post-security lobby area.</li> <li>Come win with us. Look for our table and prize wheel to win PHX prizes post-security on Level 4 near the Info Desk. </li> <li>Join our PHX Museum team for 2-minute Museum Tours at the Terminal 3 Museum Gallery, post-security on Level 4.  </li> </ul> </ul> <p>Travelers should use the hashtag #12DaysofGratitude and tag @PHXSkyHarbor as they participate in activities for the opportunity to win additional prizes. Be sure to check the Airport's social media channels for the latest #12DaysofGratitude news and highlights. Information is also available at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/12daysofgratitude" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/12daysofgratitude</a>.</p> <p>​ <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
2024 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announcedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/440Equal Opportunity11/23/2023 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/440/Newsroom_EOD_007.jpg2024 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announced<div class="ExternalClassE508AC5A06144280B2D61BECDE1FD8EC"><html> <p>​<strong>Celebrate and Honor Community Champions</strong><br></p><p>Celebrate the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the 38<sup>th</sup> Annual Arizona MLK Awards Breakfast “I Still Believe in the Dream", on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Ballroom (33 S. 3<sup>rd</sup> St, Phoenix 85004). This annual event honors the winners of the Phoenix Human Relations Commission's Calvin C. Goode - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Lifetime Achievement Award" and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Living the Dream" Awards. </p><p>The 2024 Honorees are:</p><p><strong>Calvin C. Goode - MLK “Lifetime Achievement Award"​</strong><br></p><ul><li>Mr. Dennis Prince, Sr.           <br></li></ul><strong>MLK “Living the Dream" Award</strong><br><ul><li>Pastor Aubrey L. Barnwell</li><li>Mr. Kenny W. Harris</li><li>Mr. Jalen Herring</li><li>Mr. Essen Otu</li><li>Honorable Leah Landrum Taylor</li></ul><p></p><p>The program begins at 8:00 a.m., with registration/check-in beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ballroom doors opening at 7:30 a.m.</p><p>The 2024 Title Sponsor is Amazon, and the Presenting Sponsors are PetSmart and Verizon. The event is hosted by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, the City of Phoenix, and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission</p><p>Sponsorship and event ticket information is available at (602) 513-8311. For updates and information about the event, visit: <a target="_blank" href="https://arizonamlk.wixsite.com/azmlkorg">azmlk.org​</a>.  <br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end" aria-hidden="true"></span></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Official Election Results are Availablehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-clerk/2940City Clerk11/21/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2940/Copy of Untitled (749 x 421 px) (2).pngOfficial Election Results are Available<div class="ExternalClass1538BC0B68204D819E50826041053E46"><html>​​The November 7, 2023, Special Bond Election results are official as the Phoenix City Council completed the canvass of votes during the November 21, 2023, Special Meeting. These results include all ballots cast in this election.<br><br>In this election, registered voters in the City of Phoenix voted on four bond-related questions.<br><br>The official results are posted on the <a href="/cityclerk/services/election-information/city-election-results" target="_blank">City Election Results</a> page. <br><br><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information about the election, visit <a target="_blank" href="/cityclerk/elections">phoenix.gov/elections​</a>, ​call 602-261-VOTE (8683), email <a href="mailto:phoenixelections@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">phoenixelections@phoenix.gov</a> or follow us on X <a href="https://twitter.com/PHXClerk" target="_blank">@PHXCl​​​erk</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/cityclerkNews

 

 

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2023 Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=21https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/21/S378.jpg2023 Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClassC2FCBE6EAB57469CABC0E38E6BFB7DC4"><html> <p>​<span style="font-size:14.6667px;">On Sat, Dec. 2 celebrate the joy of the holiday season at the 2023 Electric Light Parade starting at 7 p.m.</span></p> </html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/parks/elp11/9/2023 5:45:18 PM12/3/2023 5:45:18 PM

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