|Inside Phoenix - Self-Defense Class||Instructor Jui Chiu teaches city employees and residents to empower themselves with effective and easy to master self-defense techniques.|
|On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor - Little Free Library at Roy's Barber Shop||In this edition of “On Location” with Councilwoman Laura Pastor, the councilwoman is on location in District 4 at Roy’s Barber Shop to discuss early literacy programs that are part of Phoenix’s My Brother’s Keeper efforts. She talks with the city’s MBK Administrator, Martin Whitfield to learn more about the Little Free Libraries, Barbershop Books and other efforts to get all kids reading at grade level by 3rd grade. Roy’s was the latest local business to add a Little Free Library to provide improved community access to books for children. The Roy’s Barbershop library was built by Habitat for Humanity.
For more information: https:\\phoenix.gov/mbk|
|Water Safety Classes at Phoenix Pools with Councilwoman Pastor||In this “On Location” video segment with Councilwoman Laura Pastor, the councilwoman is on the road in District 4 at Encanto Pool to learn how the city’s pools are on the front lines of water safety. Teaching kids to swim is one of the three pillars of water safety and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department teaches learn-to-swim classes for thousands of kids each summer.|
|Talking Trash, Green Organics Curbside Program|
|City Update-- Echo Canyon Recreation Area is Now Open for Hikers|
|Let's Move! Outside! - Inside Phoenix||Let's Move! Outside! - Inside #Phoenix|
|Phoenix Receives High Score for Equality 4 Years in a Row - News Conference||Phoenix’s score in the HRC Foundation’s 2016 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the only nationwide rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law and policy, will be announced at the event. Also highlighted will be historic progress being made across the 506 cities included in the survey, even in places where anti-LGBTQ state elected officials have sought to undermine local efforts to guarantee equality for all. Phoenix was chosen for the event because of its high score on the MEI, despite being located in a state without fully inclusive non-discrimination protections. The city will also offer transgender-inclusive health benefits to all city employees starting in 2017.
Cities rated in the MEI are assessed on their LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices, including non-discrimination laws; municipal employment policies, including transgender-inclusive insurance coverage and non-discrimination requirements for contractors; inclusiveness of city services; law enforcement, including hate crimes reporting; and municipal leadership on matters of equality.
The 2016 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) will be released Monday morning at http://www.hrc.org/mei|
|News Conference - Councilmen Sal DiCiccio and Michael Nowakowski propose ordinance on drones, Aug. 19, 2014||At this news conference, Phoenix City Councilmen Sal DiCiccio and Michael Nowakowski released a draft ordinance related to the use of drones by private individuals as well as the Phoenix Police Department. The ordinance will ensure Phoenix leads the way in the nation in protecting personal privacy, with respect to the use of drones.|
|Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee Mtg, - April 26, 2017||Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee Mtg, - April 26, 2017|
|Phoenix Section 8 Housing Information - City Update||The city of Phoenix Housing Department will accept online applications for the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. Once the application period closes, 10,000 applicants will be randomly selected using a lottery system and will be placed on the wait list.
"We are thrilled that Phoenix can now offer this program electronically versus having residents stand in long lines and fill out applications by hand," said Cindy Stotler, Housing Department Director. "Customer service comes first and in order to better serve our customers, the online application will be offered in English and Spanish, residents will have several days to apply, and everyone will have an equal opportunity to get on the wait list through a lottery selection process."
Residents are required to complete their applications ONLINE ONLY at phoenix.gov/housing. Public facilities such as libraries and community centers will provide computer access at no cost.
The city's HCV program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is available for low-income individuals and families to provide safe and decent affordable housing. Program participants pay at least 30 percent of their adjusted gross monthly income toward their rent to a private landlord of their choice and the program pays the landlord the remaining balance of the rent. Families from the Section 8 wait list are selected in accordance with HUD requirements and local preferences.|
|News Conference - Phoenix Opens New 27-acre Compost Facility to Divert More Food Waste and Green Organics||Mayor Greg Stanton and City Council members unveil Phoenix’s new compost facility located across from the city’s transfer station and recycling facility. The 27th Avenue Compost Facility sits on approximately 27 acres within the Resource Innovation Campus (RIC), a campus that aims to be a hub for innovators to develop Phoenix’s circular economy and find sustainability solutions. In its initial phase, the compost facility has the capacity to process up to 55,000 tons of compostable per year. However, the facility has the capability to expand and the potential to ultimately process up to 220,000 tons of compostable materials. It features a Turned Aerated Pile (TAP) compost system that allows large amounts of compostable materials to compost quickly.
The facility will be managed by a city contractor, WeCare Organics. The company also will oversee the marketing of the finished compost product.|
|Free Fireworks in Phoenix, June 29, July 3 and July 4|
|Workforce Connection is a One-Stop Career Center for Job Seekers||Workforce Connection is a One-Stop Career Center for job seekers and businesses who are looking for that right job applicant. Learn about the many resources provided including job listings, workshops, job fairs, resume preparation, career development and more. Cynthia Spell Tweh, deputy director for Workforce Connection outlines the One-Stop Career Center.|
|City Update - Parking Meters Fee Changes||PHXTV Station Manager Deborah Sedillo talks with Matt Heil of the Streets Transportation Department about the increase in fees for parking meters that take effect Aug. 18, 2014.|
|No Burn Days - City Update||No Burn Days - City Update|
|Public Works - Solid Waste and Sanitation Promo||Public Works - Solid Waste and Sanitation Promo|
|Star Spangled Celebration 2016 - Phoenix 2020||Star Spangled Celebration 2016 - Phoenix 2020|
|Inside Phoenix, Man Up ASU||PHX 11 talks to the members of Man Up, an Arizona State University organization, based on respect between men and women. |
|Permit Like a Pro - When do I Need A Permit||The City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department reviews the circumstances for which a building permit is necessary.|
|Learn About Aquatics Program's In Phoenix! - PHX2020||Learn About Aquatics Program's In Phoenix! - PHX2020|
|Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee Mtg, - May 3, 2017||Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee Mtg, - May 3, 2017|
|Phoenix City Council Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Mtg. - May 9, 2017||Phoenix City Council Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Mtg. - May 9, 2017|
|Phoenix Announces Next Police Chief Jeri Williams||Phoenix Announces Next Police Chief Jeri Williams|
|On the Issues with Councilman Jim Waring - Police Chief Jeri Williams||For this segment of “On the Issues,” Councilman Jim Waring hosts new Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams. The two discuss Chief Williams’s law enforcement career, her experience as a chief in Oxnard, CA, and her goals and priorities for the Phoenix Police Department.|
|City Update - Annual Fire Ban for Phoenix Desert and Mountain Preserves||The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Fire Department will ban open fires in the city's desert and mountain preserves starting Monday, May 15, 2017.
This annual ban is expected to run through mid-October and applies to Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, all areas of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, South Mountain Park/Preserve, North Mountain and surrounding areas, the Sonoran Preserve, and the Deem Hills area.
The ban is being put into effect due to the extreme fire danger that the combination of low humidity, increasing temperatures and frequent high winds create each spring. For those using the preserves, the fire ban stipulates the following:
- Open, wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in any part of Phoenix's preserves
- Smoking outside of enclosed vehicles will continue to be prohibited
- Propane or gas grills may be used, but only in established picnic areas
The ban does not apply to traditional city parks.|