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Phoenix City Council Approves Staff Recommendation on Solid Waste Rate Increase Based on Community Feedbackhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/931Public Works (Trash and Recycling)2/11/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/931/Newsroom_PublicWorks_200B.jpgPhoenix City Council Approves Staff Recommendation on Solid Waste Rate Increase Based on Community Feedback<div class="ExternalClass9DAB4B94106240D5A4A7D04C0CD9ACB7"><html> <p> The Phoenix City Council approved an increase to the current monthly residential solid waste rate of $26.80.   </p> <p>The increase will be phased in over two years, which means, residential customers will notice an additional $3.75 in their April 2020 bill and then another increase of $3.25 in January 2021, bringing the monthly rate to $33.80. </p> <p>The decision to approve the increase in the solid waste monthly rate was based on feedback gathered by Phoenix Public Works staff, who implemented a community outreach strategy during the months of December 2019 and January 2020. </p> <p>Public Works staff hosted 13 community meetings in every Council district, as well as attended numerous neighborhood association and Block Watch meetings to give presentations. Staff also engaged with solid waste customers and residents at the transfer stations and at various community events. The goal was to promote a dedicated public education webpage filled with information, videos and FAQs about solid waste services and rates, and encourage the Phoenix community to take the online survey to gather feedback. </p> <p>The results of the survey, which was available online and as hard copies in Spanish and English, revealed that nearly 60% of the respondents were in favor of maintaining the current level of service they receive for an additional $6.40 per month; and more than 60% preferred the rate increase to be phased in over two years. Ninety percent were satisfied with the city's delivery of its solid waste services, indicative of the department's focus on providing excellent customer service.</p> <p>The survey results indicated the top three solid waste services valued most by customers are: 1) weekly trash service; 2) weekly recycling service; and 3) quarterly bulk trash service, and 90% value recycling and other waste diversion. </p> <p>During the two months of community outreach, Public Works staff received more than 5,800 surveys and garnered 11,000 unique views on its dedicated informational webpage, phoenix.gov/trashandrecycle. </p> <p>During the City Council meeting, staff also recommended to increase the Refuse Tipping Fee. The current tipping fee of $38.25 is what third party customers pay to dispose waste at the city's transfer station and eventually, the landfill. Like the residential solid waste rate, that rate has remained unchanged for 11 years.</p> <p>The first increase on the Refuse Tipping Fee will be an additional $3.75 effective FY2019-20; the second increase will be an additional $2 effective FY2021-22; the third increase will be an additional $1 effective FY2023-24. </p> <p>Phoenix has a goal to achieve a 40% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020 through its Reimagine Phoenix initiative.  Phoenix presently has a 36% waste diversion rate and will continue its educational outreach, recycling and other waste diversion programs to achieve its goal. ​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksSolid waste truckPublic Works#ReinaginePHX #recycling #trash #solidwastePhoenix, sustainability, RecyclingYvette Roeder602-501-0620602-262-5099 yvette.roeder@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/24/Yvette_Roeder.jpgTalkingTrashPHX

 

 

Resources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanuphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/3133Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/15/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3133/Newsroom_MonsoonPW_1000.jpgResources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanup<div class="ExternalClassA361854AEC374923B219FFB44C730339"><html> <div>​The 2024 Monsoon officially began on June 15. The Phoenix Public Works Department offers many services that may come in handy before, during, and after big storms. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Once the first major storm event with likely flooding is in the forecast (as determined by the Office of Emergency Management), sand for sandbags will be made available (while supplies last) at specific City parks. Residents will need to bring their own bags and shovels. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>NOTE: Sand is not yet available at the following locations. The City of Phoenix will publish additional notices when a monsoon event necessitates sand placement in the following parks: </strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>District 1 – Paseo Highlands Park – 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. <br></li> <li>District 2 – Paradise Valley Park – 17642 N. 40th St. <br></li> <li>District 3 – Moon Valley Park – 502 W. Coral Gables Dr. <br></li> <li>District 4 – Encanto Park Sports Complex – 2121 N. 15th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 5 – El Oso Park – 3451 N. 75th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 6 – Pecos Park – 17010 S. 48th St. <br></li> <li>District 7 – Cesar Chavez Park – 7858 S. 35th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 8 – Esteban Park – 3345 E. Roeser Rd. </li> </ul> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Fallen branches and large storm debris can be placed for <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?799274033f7d1afe069926307ca0d76a9092653b8ee774527576b148d61f6c0c" target="_blank">bulk trash collection</a> if it happens during your placement/collection week (be sure to check the <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/2024%20Bulk%20Trash%20Collection%20Schedule_English.pdf" target="_blank">placement and collection schedule</a>). </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Beginning September 30, we will switch to an <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/Flyer_English_Appointment_Bulk_Trash.pdf" target="_blank">appointment-based bulk trash collection system</a> that will allow you to schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you! </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you need to dispose of fallen branches when it’s not your turn for bulk trash collection, you can cut them into small pieces, bag them, and put them in your curbside or alley trash container. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Each residential customer can drop off up to one ton of debris per calendar month (single visit) directly at our <a href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable" target="_blank">transfer stations </a>at no charge. Be sure to bring your City services bill and your ID. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Other Monsoon Reminders </strong> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Please bag and tie all trash (do not bag recyclables<br></li> <li>Make sure your lid is closed <br></li> <li>Return your empty containers back to your property promptly so they don't float or blow away in the street during a storm. <br></li> <li>If your curbside containers get damaged (or lost!) during a monsoon storm, you can schedule a service to have your container either repaired or replaced for free. <br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Household Hazardous Waste</strong> <br> </div> <div>As temperatures rise, so does the danger of putting hazardous waste in curbside trash or recycling bins. Items like batteries, pool chemicals, paints, and oils can cause garbage truck fires (also known as hot loads) that endanger truck drivers, slow down collection, and cause extremely expensive damage. Please utilize the <a href="/publicworks/recycling/household-hazardous-waste" target="_blank">Household Hazardous Waste Collection program​</a> to properly dispose of hazardous items. <br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews
Critical Incident Briefing - June 2, 2024 - 1300 E Palm Lnhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3132Police6/14/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/S7eCR259vSYCritical Incident Briefing - June 2, 2024 - 1300 E Palm Ln<div class="ExternalClassF6728DFC318443239806AC68EA78E840"><html>​<strong>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong><br><br>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 June 2, 2024. <br><br>This incident began in the area of 13th Street and Palm Lane when Phoenix police officers responded to a call of a subject with a gun in the area. The 911 caller told the operator a man was armed with a gun and trying to steal her boyfriend's motorcycle.<br><br>When officers arrived, they drove into an alley and saw a man matching the description. The man was sitting on a motorcycle with a gun in his hand. As the officers were getting out of their patrol car, the man raised and pointed the gun towards officers. Both officers responded by firing their guns at the suspect. Evidence found at the scene indicated the man did fire his gun. After the shooting, the suspect dropped the gun and officers moved up to provide medical aid until the fire department arrived. The suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.<br><br>There were no other injuries to any community member or officers.<br><br>The handgun used by the suspect was recovered on scene. One bullet casing from the suspect's gun was also located.  <br><br>Both officers involved in this incident are assigned to the Mountain View Precinct and have been with the department for six and four years respectively.<br><br>This incident is the subject of a criminal investigation to be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. <br><br>It is also the subject of an administrative investigation. <br><br>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></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
City of Phoenix Receives Findings Report from U.S. Department of Justice Investigationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3129Police6/13/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3129/20240108_151306.jpgCity of Phoenix Receives Findings Report from U.S. Department of Justice Investigation<div class="ExternalClass160C2BCA2C234CC8AA5BCC8F9220CD87"><html> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix (CoP) and Phoenix Police Department (PPD) are reviewing the findings from a nearly three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">City leaders and members of the community are eager to read the evidence and insights provided by the DOJ which support its findings. “We are taking all allegations seriously and are planning to review this lengthy report with an open mind," City Manager Jeff Barton said in a message to City employees. “Self-reflection is an important step in continuous improvement, and our Police Department has demonstrated a commitment to reform by making improvements to policy, discipline, internal investigations and training," Barton went on to say.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">As Phoenix city leadership has previously indicated, it is not in the best interest of residents to make any decisions that will affect public safety without adequate time to review the report. As stated to both the DOJ and residents of Phoenix, the City will take the necessary time to review the findings in detail before responding. The City of Phoenix has also issued a letter to the DOJ, <a target="_blank" href="/policesite/Documents/DOJ/Police_DOJ_Investigation_06-13-24.pdf">City of Phoenix Response to U.S. Department of Justice Report: June 13, 2024 (PDF)​</a>.​</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> “We want to see not only what these individual incidents are that the Department of Justice refers to, but we also want to see whether it included policy change or whether it possibly included discipline, or other changes within the department as far as practices go," said Interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">The decisions made in response to the findings report will have long-term consequences for the City and its residents. For that reason, the City intends to take the necessary time to read and digest the report before any decisions are made.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The Phoenix Police Department has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement by enhancing policy, accountability and training. The City of Phoenix highlighted these, and other improvements in a report titled <a href="/policesite/Documents/DOJ/PPD_RoadtoReform_January2024.pdf" target="_blank">The Phoenix Police Department: The Road to Reform (PDF)</a>.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix and Phoenix Police Department have cooperated with the DOJ's investigation for nearly three years. Thousands of requested documents and body worn camera videos have been provided, and access to trainings, interviews and ride-alongs were all granted by the City of Phoenix.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix looks forward to continued dialogue with the DOJ and hopes to identify an effective resolution to this investigation that is in the best interest of the City and the community. For more information of the Department of Justice Investigation into the City of Phoenix and Phoenix Police Department, as well as resources on police reforms, visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/doj" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/DOJ</a>.</span></p><br style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;"></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews

 

 

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