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Phoenix Celebrates Completion of 3rd and 5th Ave. Improvementshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2167Street Transportation12/10/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2167/3rd Avenue two-way bike lane ribbon cutting.jpgPhoenix Celebrates Completion of 3rd and 5th Ave. Improvements<div class="ExternalClass01AABF17C4B0437C84702D27761F814C"><html> <p>​Phoenix District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari joined community members and city staff on Friday morning to celebrate the recent completion of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/streets/3rdAnd5thAvenues">3rd and 5th Avenues Improvement Project</a>.<br></p><p>WATCH: <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2170" target="_blank">3rd and 5th Avenues Improvements Ribbon-Cutting Event​</a><br></p> <p>The group gathered near 3rd Avenue and Latham Street to hear remarks from the Councilwoman and Street Transportation Department Director Kini Knudson, and participate in a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the city's first two-way protected bicycle lane that runs along 3rd Avenue from Roosevelt Street to McDowell Road. Many of those in attendance rode their bikes to the event. <br></p> <p>“It is an exciting day to celebrate completion of this impactful project," Councilwoman Ansari said. “It is very important for the city to continue to create safer micromobility options like this that encourage residents to walk and ride bikes, and reduce the number of cars on the roads. That is how we'll meet the city's climate and sustainability goals." <br></p> <p>Finished in phases throughout 2021 and fully realized on November 23, the project added improved and safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure on both 3rd and 5th Avenues between Washington Street and McDowell Road. The project also improved traffic circulation around the downtown area by converting both roadways from one-way to two-way traffic between Washington and Roosevelt streets. Other improvements along both streets include upgraded traffic signals, landscaping enhancements, the addition of shade structures, and new pavement and roadway striping. </p> <p>Community input and engagement helped the city's Street Transportation Department design a project that recognizes and meets the changing needs of downtown road users. The public engagement phase of the project began in 2016 with a three-day, open-house style workshop at which residents could provide feedback. Construction officially began in mid-2020.</p> <p>A <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/streets/3rdAnd5thAvenuesNorth">future project</a> on 3rd and 5th Avenues north of McDowell Road, currently in the planning phase, will continue the two-way protected bike lanes up to Thomas Road. Community engagement for that project will continue in early 2022 with another virtual public meeting. </p> <p>Additionally, the city also is looking at options to improve bicycle safety on the other side of downtown along Fillmore Street between Central Avenue and 7th Street. A public input process for that project will begin on December 14, with <a target="_blank" href="/streets/fillmore">a virtual public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m.</a> </p> <p>To improve safety for all users of Phoenix's roadways, the Street Transportation Department is developing a <a target="_blank" href="/streets/roadsafety">Road Safety Action Plan</a> and is currently facilitating the public engagement phase of that process. Community members are encouraged to provide input that will help shape the plan by taking an <a target="_blank" href="https://live.metroquestsurvey.com/?u=kq5n5y#%21/?p=web">online interactive survey</a> that is available in English and Spanish.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationA group of people pose for a ceremonial ribbon cuttingStreets@StreetsPHX #PHXTraffic #PedestrianSafety #BicycleSafetyGregg Bachgregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgStreetsPHXPhoenix's first two-way protected bicycle lane runs along 3rd Ave. from Roosevelt St. to McDowell Rd. Photo: Danny Upshaw

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/18/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0C34F4F03F4E49F68E0087F730F83CBF"><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 target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">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 target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">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 href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">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 target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">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 Security1/21/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassDC29905DE62046A2AD5165329ED419C3"><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>Starting Monday, January 24, a limited number of free COVID-19 at-home test kits will be available at mobile testing locations while supplies last. Limit two per person.<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">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 href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Saturday, January 22, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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, January 24, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, 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><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 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, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, 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><h3>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, 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, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, 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><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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><br></p><p><strong>Partner Event</strong>. Cartwright Elementary School<br>2825 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035<br><strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 102, 204);">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting" target="_blank">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting</a><br><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Event Partners: Vincere Cancer Center, Cartwright Elementary School, Chicanos Por La Causa and City of Phoenix</span></span><br></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<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> 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 Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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
Critical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2208Police1/21/2022 10:16:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/6LKKdr6RfyYCritical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road<div class="ExternalClass76CA9B3B01B7471DBF76A45C08373DCD"><html> <p></p> WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 8, 2022 in the area 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road.<br><br>This incident occurred just after midnight, when a witness called 911 to report a man breaking into a business that was closed at the time. The man was later identified as 26-year old Matthew Bia.<br><br>Video surveillance from the business showed Bia unsuccessfully attempt to break the glass door of the business for almost 2 minutes.<br><br>After unsuccessful attempts, Bia returned two minutes later with an object and was able to break the glass and enter the store.<br><br>Once inside the closed business, Bia walked around, and attempted to manipulate the registers.<br><br>When the first officer arrived, he parked his vehicle at the front of the store. He saw Bia inside of the business and attempted to speak to him. The officer gave Bia commands to come out of the store, but he refused. <br><br>After a few moments, Bia, with his left hand on his head, moved his right hand to his waistline, and turned sideways so that his right side was away from the officer. <br><br>He then extended his hand and arm quickly from his waist, towards the officer. That is when the officer involved shooting occurred. The officer fired one round, and Bia fell to the ground, but it was later determined he was not struck by the bullet.  <br><br>After the shooting, Bia continued to extend his arm out toward the officer.  <br><br>After about 4 minutes he complied with officers, crawled out of the store and laid on the ground. <br><br>Officers moved towards Bia and placed him under arrest. No weapon was found on or around Bia.<br><br>Bia was not injured by the shot; he did suffer minor injuries to his hands from the broken glass door. <br><br>Bia was booked into jail for aggravated assault on an officer, burglary, and criminal damage.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for about two years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<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. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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