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Phoenix Increases Efforts to Shore Up Lake Mead

Mayor Kate Gallego and members of the Phoenix City Council today agreed to leave an additional 14,000 acre-feet (AF) of Colorado River water in Lake Mead. It is part of the 500+ Plan, an organized effort to stop the reservoir’s decline to an even lower and more dangerous level.
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Mayor and Council Add Millions in Community Support

Mayor Kate Gallego and members of the Phoenix City Council today approved substantial investments to help Phoenix become an even more livable city. The expenditures include millions for affordable housing, a hotel-to-housing facility for those experiencing homelessness, meals for those who are homebound, and for arts and cultural organizations whose work helps keep our city vibrant.
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City of Phoenix Adds Paid Parental Leave to Many Employee Benefits

Beginning October 1, the City of Phoenix will provide eligible employees up to 480 hours (12 weeks) of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child during a 12-month period. The new parental leave benefit was unanimously approved by City Council today, and solidifies Phoenix as a top employer in the region. 480 hours is among the most generous parental leave packages offered by any local government agency.
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Phoenix Looking for Community Input at GO Bond Committee Meetings

On June 7, 2022, the Mayor and City Council approved moving forward with a proposed General Obligation (GO) Bond program of $500 million . GO Bond programs help to fund critical infrastructure and rehabilitation needs of City facilities such as parks, libraries, fire and police stations, affordable housing, streets, and storm drains. GO Bond Programs require City Council and voter approval.
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July 4th Holiday Parking Restrictions at Phoenix Trailheads

​​To reduce​ fire danger, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will restrict parking access to trailheads located in the city's desert parks and mountain preserves on July 4 starting at 3 p.m. The annual ban of open fires in those areas that started on May 1 remains in effect. All trails will remain open. Trailheads will reopen at the regularly-scheduled time on July 5.
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Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant recipients named

​The Phoenix City Council approved seven recipients of the Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant to help them adopt agri-food technologies and innovations into their operations. The grant is part of the ARPA-funded Phoenix Resilient Food System Initiative, which provides for increased local food production and access to healthy foods; support for food banks, food pantries and community agencies; and business and employment opportunities throughout the food system spectrum.
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Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant recipients named

​The Phoenix City Council approved seven recipients of the Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant to help them adopt agri-food technologies and innovations into their operations. The grant is part of the ARPA-funded Phoenix Resilient Food System Initiative, which provides for increased local food production and access to healthy foods; support for food banks, food pantries and community agencies; and business and employment opportunities throughout the food system spectrum.
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Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari’s Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

“We knew this day was coming, but I’m still in utter disbelief that, in what claims to be the freest country in the world, a 50-year constitutional right to safe and legal abortion is being stripped away instantly — and all because of extremist, right-wing, patriarchal ideology that has made its way into our nation’s highest court. It’s beyond devastating. ​

Celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week – Consider a Career in Public Works!

With more than 600 employees under its Solid Waste arm, the City of Phoenix Public Works Department provides trash, recycling and other waste diversion services to more than 400,000 households within Phoenix's 500+ square miles. Last year, this team collected nearly 700,000 tons of refuse, recycling and green organics. Join us in thanking these public servants during Waste and Recycling Workers Week, and every week, for their dedication to making Phoenix a clean and sustainable place to live.
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Unveiling of Phoenix's Transportation Electrification Goals for 2030

Mayor Kate Gallego, Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari, and other business and community leaders gathered at Nikola Motor Co. Headquarters to unveil how the City of Phoenix is preparing to meet the demand of an electric future and get 280,000 electric vehicles on Phoenix roads by the year 2030. Transportation electrification is one strategic way to create good-paying jobs, celan up air, and build a greener Phoenix.
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Operation Gun Crime Crackdown

Local, County and Federal Authorities Announce Plan to Curb Gun Violence in Phoenix ​​​. ​​The Phoenix Police Department, in conjunction with county, and federal law enforcement agencies have announced a pilot-program to curb gun violence in Phoenix. “Operation Gun Crime Crackdown” is a multi-agency, multi-faceted focused enforcement aimed at reducing the number of violent gun crimes which have been plaguing our city.
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Opens New 8th Concourse at Terminal 4 | News Feed

​Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is pleased to showcase the opening of its new eighth concourse. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, members of the Phoenix City Council, other local leaders, and Southwest Airlines leaders, arrived to the new concourse on the airline’s “Arizona One” flagship aircraft where they cut a ribbon to debut the concourse. The concourse will be used by Southwest and will offer eight additional gates for the airline.​
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Opens New Eighth Concourse at Terminal 4

​Phoenix Mayor and Southwest Airlines CEO debut new concourse in Airport's busiest terminal. PHOENIX – Providing customers with world-class service and amenities are goals for America's Friendliest Airport®, and today, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is pleased to showcase the opening of its new eighth concourse. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, members of the Phoenix City Council, other local leaders, and Southwest Airlines® leaders, arrived to the new concourse on the airline's Arizona One flagship aircraft where they cut a ribbon to debut the concourse. The concourse will be used by Southwest and will offer eight additional gates for the airline.
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City Council Adopts Transportation Electrification Plan

​​​In a 9-0 vote on Wednesday, June 15, the Phoenix City Council voted to adopt the Transportation Electrification Action Plan (TEAP), which prepares the city for a future filled with more electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and e-mobility equity. “We often call it the EV Roadmap because that is...
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City Council Adopts Transportation Electrification Plan

In a 9-0 vote on Wednesday, June 15, the Phoenix City Council voted to adopt the Transportation Electrification Action Plan (TEAP), which prepares the city for a future filled with more electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and e-mobility equity. “We often call it the EV Roadmap because that is exactly what...
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City Takes Proactive Safety Steps to Protect Residents as Extreme Summer Heat Hits Phoenix

The City of Phoenix is proactively working to reverse the trend of increasing heat-related deaths in Maricopa County and save lives this summer by increasing resources dedicated to heat respite. In 2021, there were 338 heat-associated deaths in Maricopa County. Of those, 130 (42%) were among people experiencing homelessness. The number of heat-associated deaths among those experiencing homelessness declined by 24% from 2020 to 2021 while the overall number of heat-associated deaths continued to rise.
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City of Phoenix Juneteenth Holiday Notice

Solid Waste Collection: 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. Transfer Stations: The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed on...
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