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Animal Cruelty Code Bans Chains; Requires Shelterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2847Police8/29/2023 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2847/Newsroom size.jpgAnimal Cruelty Code Bans Chains; Requires Shelter<div class="ExternalClass9A092A449EDB4A639740F21D294BACE2"><html> <p>The Phoenix City Council recently passed an update to the city’s Animal Cruelty Ordinance. This update is the result of a review by city staff of the ordinance with input from animal welfare organizations, and several city departments.<br></p> <p>Of the changes made, two are important to note. Updates were made to the definition of <strong>adequate shelter </strong>and the<strong> types of restraints </strong>a dog owner can use. Chains have been outlawed as an option for tethering a dog. <br></p> <p>The first major change to the Animal Cruelty Ordinance was to change the definition of adequate shelter. The exact verbiage of Ordinance 8-3.K.8 now reads: <br></p> <p>Adequate shelter means any natural or artificial cover accessible to an animal throughout the year, which is structurally sound, maintained in good repair to protect the animal from injury, and of sufficient size to permit the animal to enter, stand, turn around and lie down in a natural manner. Adequate shelter must protect the animal from extreme weather conditions, have adequate ventilation and drainage, and maintained in a manner which minimizes the risk of disease, infestations, or parasites. <br></p> <p>The second major change to the Animal Cruelty Ordinance was to ban animal owners from using chains to tether their animals. Owner who do use chains can now be cited under Unlawful Restraint of Dog 8-3.08.A.5. The exact verbiage of the new ordinance reads: <br></p> <p>Restraint means a rope, tether, leash, cable, or other device OTHER THAN A CHAIN that attaches a dog to a stationary object or trolley system. <br></p> <p>Read the updated Ordinance: <a href="https://phoenix.municipal.codes/CC/8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0">https://phoenix.municipal.codes/CC/8</a>​.</p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">For ongoing animal neglect issues, the City of Phoenix has created an online reporting system on </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" data-linkindex="0" data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/">myPHX311</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> that will direct concerns to the appropriate entity to address. Once the form is filled out, it will be sent to either the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services, Maricopa County Animal Control, the Arizona Humane Society or the Phoenix Police Department to look into the issue.</span></p><p>This form is not intended for animals currently in distress. If you observe an animal in distress call Phoenix Police at 602-262-6151. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspoliceDogsPolicePolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

E-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/3038Street Transportation2/29/2024 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3038/Micromobility Program_3032_Newsroom.jpgE-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1<div class="ExternalClassCC10D341742347EABCEF5329D9797C5C"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Street Transportation Department will expand operation of its Shared Micromobility Program to 24 hours a day, seven days a week effective at midnight on Friday, March 1. The program currently operates daily from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The 24/7 schedule of operation will be done as a six-month pilot program, during which usage data and other metrics will be reviewed.<br></p> <p>Launched permanently in January 2023 with vendors Lime and Spin, the program includes the shared rental use of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes. The program currently operates in the city's downtown core, as well as areas to the south, west and east of downtown.​ </p> <p> <a href="/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fstreetssite%2FMediaAssets%2FPhoenix%5FMicromobility%5FProgram%5FBoundary%5FMap%2Epng" target="_blank">View the Shared Micromobility Program boundary map</a> </p> <p>During the 24/7 pilot program, customers using the vehicles between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. will be required to take a late-night rider reaction test available through each respective vendor's app. </p> <p>Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since September 2019 as part of a city-managed pilot program. In December 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 in January 2023.</p> <p>Additional information about the Shared Micromobility​ Program is available at <a href="/streets/scooters" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Scooters</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Pool Fence Safety Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3037Fire2/28/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/p0Q4z6wI2ssPool Fence Safety Program<div class="ExternalClass30051F22E8EB433DB8AEA1E839AA2CEC"><html> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Phoenix Fire Department prides itself in prioritizing water safety and working to prevent drownings. In 2022, the Phoenix Fire Department rebranded its water safety campaign as “DrowningZero.” The goal to accomplish zero drownings with zero access to unsafe bodies of water. But we know we can’t do this alone. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> <br> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The Phoenix Fire Department has a longstanding tradition of working alongside community partners including the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493.</span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">In collaboration with Child Crisis Arizona, SRP and the 493 Firefighter Foundation, the group is proud to bring back the Pool Fence Safety Program to enhance water safety in our community. This initiative aims to provide free pool fences to eligible families with children aged six or younger living in owner-occupied homes within Maricopa County. By addressing water safety concerns, we strive to prevent accidents and promote child safety around pools.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">To qualify for the program, families must meet specific eligibility criteria, including income qualification and residency within Maricopa County. Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2024, and include bids from licensed pool fence contractors. Funding awarded through the program is directed to pool vendors, ensuring families receive the necessary safety measures.</span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">We encourage eligible families to apply for this vital safety measure, prioritizing water safety in their homes and safeguarding their children from potential hazards.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">To apply for the Pool Fence Safety Program, visit: </span> <a href="https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/</span> </span></a></div> <br> <br> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo
Critical Incident Briefing - February 13, 2024 - 1900 W Berridge Lanehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3036Police2/27/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/FDR94VujUxsCritical Incident Briefing - February 13, 2024 - 1900 W Berridge Lane<div class="ExternalClass31C4DA6A884F40E7B48C0F6BE5260E0C"><html> <div>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on February 13, 2024. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>This incident began when officers responded to an emergency call of an unknown trouble at an apartment in the area of 19th Avenue and Berridge Lane. The caller reported a man was holding her mother at gunpoint and forced her back into their apartment.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>When officers got to the scene, they surrounded the apartment. While looking through the windows, officers saw the man physically attacking the victim in the bedroom. Officers than began to yell into the apartment demanding that everyone inside come out. The suspect pointed a gun out of a window and shot at officers who were positioned at the back of the house. One of those officers returned fire.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Officers at the front of the apartment heard the shots and went to the opposite side of the apartment. A different officer fired his duty gun striking and stopping the man as he was fleeing the scene.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>After the shooting, the man was taken to the hospital where he was provided medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The woman involved in the original violent attack was also provided medical care for her injuries.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Both officers involved in this critical incident are assigned to the Desert Horizon Precinct and have 17 and 24 years of service with the department. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>This incident is the subject of a criminal investigation to be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>It is also the subject of an administrative investigation. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.<br><br></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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