Inside Phoenix - Self-Defense ClassInstructor Jui Chiu teaches city employees and residents to empower themselves with effective and easy to master self-defense techniques.
Water Safety Classes at Phoenix Pools with Councilwoman PastorIn 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.
Phoenix Receives High Score for Equality 4 Years in a Row - News ConferencePhoenix’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
Talking Trash, Green Organics Curbside Program
On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor - Little Free Library at Roy's Barber ShopIn 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
Permit Like a Pro - When do I Need A PermitThe City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department reviews the circumstances for which a building permit is necessary.
Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee Mtg, - April 26, 2017Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee Mtg, - April 26, 2017
Scooptacular Summer Youth Hiring - On The Go with Vice Mayor Kate GallegoVice Mayor Kate Gallego highlights the city’s youth employment program in her latest segment of On the Go. She interviews the owner of Laveen-based business Scooptacular and one of his current employees, a graduate of the employment program, about its benefits for both businesses and the young adults that participate.
News Conference - Councilmen Sal DiCiccio and Michael Nowakowski propose ordinance on drones, Aug. 19, 2014At 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.
News Conference - Phoenix Opens New 27-acre Compost Facility to Divert More Food Waste and Green OrganicsMayor 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.
Phoenix Section 8 Housing Information - City UpdateThe 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.
On the Issues with Councilman Jim Waring - Police Chief Jeri WilliamsFor 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.
Free Fireworks in Phoenix, June 29, July 3 and July 4
City Update - Parking Meters Fee ChangesPHXTV 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 UpdateNo Burn Days - City Update
Workforce Connection is a One-Stop Career Center for Job SeekersWorkforce 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.
New Members of the Executive Team - On the Issues with Councilwoman Thelda WilliamsOn this episode of “On the Issues,” Councilwoman Williams hosts two of the city’s newest department directors in studio for one-on-one interviews. In one segment, she introduces new Parks and Recreation Department Director Inger Erickson and in the other she hosts new Housing Department Director Cindy Stotler. In both segments, the councilwoman learns more about each director’s career and explores their hopes and goals for their respective departments.
Public Works - Solid Waste and Sanitation PromoPublic Works - Solid Waste and Sanitation Promo
Impact Volunteer Awards 2016On Wednesday, April 13, the city of Phoenix Impact Volunteer Awards were held in City Hall. Volunteers from every City Council District, the City Manager's Office and the Office of the Mayor were recognized for their contributions to the city of Phoenix. It was right in the middle of National Volunteer Week. Each year, an estimated 30,000 volunteers contribute more than 500,000 hours to make Phoenix shine.
Sizzling Safe Summer Pool Party - Inside PhoenixThe Sizzling Safe Summer Pool Party at Harmon Park Pool was a lot of fun. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics Division and the Phoenix Revitalization Corporation hosted the event to teach water safety. “Know the 5 to stay alive” is a key message of water safety consisting of; 1 - All non-swimmers wear life jackets, 2 - Learn to swim, 3 - Constant supervision. 4 - Barricade the water, 5 - Learn CPR. Along with the music, dancing, food and games neighborhood residents could learn about the Adopt-a-Pool-Fence Program offered by the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities which builds permanent pool fences for families that qualify.
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Pavement Assessment Ride-Along - Gateway to PhoenixIn this segment of Gateway to Phoenix, Councilman Gates is on location in District 3 to check out the Streets Department’s Pavement Assessment Van with Rubben Lolly, a civil engineer with the city’s Streets Department. The van has special monitoring equipment that allows the operator to make immediate, real-time assessments of pavement quality while at cruising speed. This allows the Streets Department to assess miles of pavement on city streets to set priorities for re-paving and repair projects. In addition to learning details about the van, the councilman also got to ride along with the van to see how its technology is put to work to keep streets smooth and safe.
Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee Mtg, - May 3, 2017Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee Mtg, - May 3, 2017
Phoenix Announces Next Police Chief Jeri WilliamsPhoenix Announces Next Police Chief Jeri Williams