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Arizona Cities Helping Farmers During Shortagehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2045Water Services9/1/2021 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2045/Newsroom_Water_052.jpgArizona Cities Helping Farmers During Shortage<div class="ExternalClassFD9F6AADF816462ABFF69AE198772266"><html> <p>The city of Phoenix will join several other valley cities in helping provide water to Arizona farmers impacted most by the drought.<br></p> <p>Agricultural water users in Pinal County will be among those most impacted by the federal government's declared Tier 1 water shortage on the Colorado River.</p> <p>The city of Phoenix developed a robust water resource portfolio over many decades with water coming from many sources. This means the Colorado River shortage won't impact the City's ability to provide clean and reliable water to its customers without interruption.</p> <p>Two years ago, in anticipation of the Tier 1 shortage, the city of Phoenix worked with other cities and entities to create a plan to deliver their own Colorado River water supplies to agricultural irrigation districts in Pinal County used for farming. </p> <p>As part of the Arizona implementation of the 2019 Drought Contingency Plan, several cities and entities agreed to the Underground Storage Facilities (USFs) to Groundwater Savings Facilities (GSFs) Program. </p> <p>The program works much like a savings account. Phoenix and other cities make “deposits" by giving water to farmers to use now in exchange for “credit" down the road to access ground water. This program will alleviate some pressure to farmers due to the Colorado River reductions.</p> <p>The Tier 1 reductions will cut water from Colorado River supplies by 30% or 512,000 acre-feet (af). Central Arizona Project (CAP) which delivers the water uses a priority system. This means agriculture users in Pinal County will see significant reductions in water supplies soon, while cities like Phoenix will not see an immediate reduction in water available to customers.</p> <p>The following pledges have been made to agriculture irrigation districts:</p> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:50%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p><strong>Entity</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:50%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p><strong>Volume Provided</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>City of Phoenix</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>12,600 af </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>City of Scottsdale</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>5,000 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>City of Avondale</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>3,500 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>City of Chandler</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>2,800 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>City of Peoria</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>5,000 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>City of Goodyear</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>2,000 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>City of Tucson</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>5,000 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>EPCOR Water </p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>3,600 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>Freeport-Minerals</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>7,000 af</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>*One acre-foot of water would serve approximately three Phoenix homes for a year.</p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The following agricultural irrigation districts will receive:</span> <br> </p> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:50%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p><strong>Irrigation District</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:50%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p><strong>Volume Received</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>Maricopa Stanfield Irrigation & Drainage District</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>19,300 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>Central Arizona Irrigation & Drainage District</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>19,800 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>Hohokam Irrigation District</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>6,400 af</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>Harquahala Irrigation District</p> </td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <p>1,000 af</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The water provided by the cities and entities through the CAP will be used by the agricultural irrigation districts to irrigate crops instead of using the districts' local groundwater. The cities and entities earn long-term storage credits that go into a “savings account." Those credits will be stored in Pinal County. The Arizona Water Bank has agreed to exchange the credits earned in Pinal County for existing credits in Maricopa County that supplies cities and entities water. This innovate thinking allows farmers to get the water needed immediately without straining cities and entities in the future. <br></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p><p> <strong>Media Contact:  </strong> <br>Athena Sanchez<br>Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water <br>Cell: 602-621-0507<br>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a></p> <p style="text-align:center;">###​<br></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesLake Mead at the Colorado River Water DeptPhoenix Water Colorado River Phoenix Water Services, Colorado River, Arizona Water Athena Sanchez602-621-0507602-261-8681athena.sanchez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/82/Athena_Sanchez.jpgPHXWater

 

 

Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security5/27/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass6B8698F6838A4CA88423A3CF8ACA8BAC"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">General Inform​​ation</h2><h3>Face Mask Requirements After CDC Eases Guidelines</h3><p>In Feb. 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new set of measures that will allow people who are healthy and living in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium community risk level, to stop wearing a face mask in public settings.<a href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253" target="_blank"> As of Feb. 28, 2022, Maricopa County is at a medium risk level, so effective immediately, a face mask will not be required for most City employees</a>.<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>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><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> ​ <h2>​COVID-19 T​​esting<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. A limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: The FDA has extended the shelf-life of iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests. <a target="_blank" href="https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news">Learn more and check the expiration date of your test.</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></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><strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">Equality Health​</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/">Family Tree Health Care​</a><br> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are also available at all <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations">17 Phoenix Library Locations​</a>. The tests will be available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.<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, May 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<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> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<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><p><strong>Blitz Vendor #2.</strong> United Nations Church <br> 5437 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Monday, May 30, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<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, May 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> ​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Applications open for next cohort of Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2359Environment & Sustainability5/27/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2359/Newsroom _OEP_001.jpghttps://youtu.be/4amhUQNxkr4Applications open for next cohort of Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program<div class="ExternalClassAA8AC528361B45F59A06825833CE2F45"><html> <p></p>The City of Phoenix is once again accepting applications for entrepreneurs who want to take part in the <a href="/oep/food-training" target="_blank">Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program </a> The 10-week course, taught by Thrive Consultancy, Inc. in partnership with the ASU School of Sustainability, is funded by Phoenix's Office of Environmental Programs (OEP). It helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs create a cooperative -- an employee-owned business -- through classes on business planning, group decision-making, budgeting, marketing, and more.<br><br>Stella McPhee, a farmer of 15 years, came into the Spring 2022 cohort looking for a way to help her 'incubator' (beginning) farmers market their products.<br><br>"It was just a luck opportunity to meet some wonderful people, like-minded people who share the same values," she said, referring to her now-partners in their eventual co-op, Kendra Branham and Elizabeth Ferguson. Now McPhee is excited about not having to bear the weight of farming on her own shoulders alone.<br><br>"When you're doing a cooperative, everybody's sharing the responsibility on their shoulders and so we can problem solve. We can help each other," she said. "It's a really nice way to have some more income coming in where it's not just all you by yourself."<br><br>Ferguson recently graduated with a master's in landscape architecture, and has farming in her family background.<br><br>"I didn't know them at all; we were total strangers," she said of Branham and McPhee. "But we just happened to get along really well, thankfully."<br><br>Ferguson came away with the business know-how to start getting things off the ground.<br><br>"The biggest thing for me... is not really knowing how to get started with a business plan, how to have a business plan to present to get funding, how to create a budget," she said. "And those are all things that [the training program] taught us to do ourselves."<br><br>Branham is a self-described plant nerd who is taking her passion to the next level and looks up to her co-op partners as mentors in the farming process.<br><br>"We're out here, we're in the sun, I'm with somebody who has a lot of knowledge and is actually just excited to share. It really kind of helps enrichen the experience," she said.<br><br>The group is still looking for 2 more people to help them reach cooperative status in Arizona. <br><br><p>The city of Phoenix is funding the upcoming spring cohort, which runs from June 14 to August 18, 2022, for up to 25 applicants. Training sessions will be held in downtown Phoenix each Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 pm. While there is no charge for accepted participants, they are required to commit to full participation and completion of the program. The <a href="https://www.thriveconsultancyinc.com/training-program" target="_blank">application​</a> deadline is June 5, 2022.<br></p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideo
City of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2357City Manager5/25/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2357/_Newsroom_CityHall_2022.jpgCity of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass0D3075E9D60D4B89AD53D376EA1EDCD6"><html> <p> ​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Here's how City services are affected:​</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Solid Waste Collection</strong>:</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Trash and recycling will be collected as usual. There will be no change in collection day. Please always place your trash and recycling containers four feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> </span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The 27th Avenue and North Gateway</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Transfer Stations</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Library:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, May 30. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/ eResources are available 24/7. Visit </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more details.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parking Meters:</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> All</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">parking meters </span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>:</strong> City of Phoenix Community Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/parks"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Parks</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> and </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trails</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> are open for their regular hours – please review </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</span> </span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">safety guidelines before visiting a trail.</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Pueblo Grande Museum</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Public Transit:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">On Monday, May 30, Valley Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be no RAPID and </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">E</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">xpress bus service. Customer Service </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">will be closed</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Metrocenter, Sunnyslope, Ed Pastor and Central Station transit centers also will be closed.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Visit</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">valleymetro.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more information.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews

 

 

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