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The next Cactus Park Community Alliance meeting

is at 6:30PM on January 25, 2023 in the Cortez High School Conference room.

March 24, 2015 CPCA Meeting
CPCA Meeting at Metro Conference Room - 10-25-2017
CPCA Meeting at Helen Drake Center - 12-6-2017
CPCA Meeting at Helen Drake Center - 12-6-2017
Earth Day 2018 Cleanup
Council District 1 (Thelda Williams) Bike Rodeo 4/26/2018
CPCA Crew at Council District 1 (Thelda Williams) Bike Rodeo 4/26/2018
Cactus Wren BW Sign Installation 1-12-2019
Cactus Wren BW Sign Installation 1-12-2019
Coffee with the Chief Setup 3-26-2019
Coffee with the Chief 3-26-2019
Coffee with the Chief 3-26-2019
D1 Fish with a Cop - Cortez Park Lake - 4-6-2019
D1 Fish with a Cop - Cortez Park Lake - 4-6-2019
PNP Luncheon - 4-13-2019
PNP Luncheon - 4-13-2019
PNP Luncheon - 4-13-2019
Glendale PD - Cactus Park Precinct Safety Fair - 11-16-2019
Coffee with a Cop - 11-13-2019
Coffee with a Cop - 11-13-2019
Glendale-Cactus Park Safety Fair - 11-16-2019
Glendale PD - Cactus Park Precinct Safety Fair - 11-16-2019
Glendale PD - Cactus Park Precinct Safety Fair - 11-16-2019
City of Phoenix Proclaims December 2 as "Steinmetz Day"

City of Phoenix declares December 2 as “Steinmetz Day”

At the Phoenix Council District 1 Community Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel Councilwoman Ann O’Brien presents a proclamation by Mayor Gallego that December 2 will be known as Frank and Joyce Steinmetz Day in honor of the many hours, days, weeks, and years they have dedicated to the City of Phoenix, the Cactus Wren Block Watch and the Cactus Park Community Alliance.

Frank and Joyce are moving away from Phoenix to be closer to family.  The Cactus Park Community Alliance would like to express our sincere appreciation for all they have done for us.

Joining Councilwoman O’Brien were attending members of the Cactus Wren Block Watch.

Link to the District 1 weekly e-news:

Message from Councilwoman Ann O’Brien

Hello from Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (ALICE) Training! This week I’ve been joined by Councilman Jim Waring during the ALICE Training Day being held at the Phoenix Regional Fire Academy. This training provides basic violent incident awareness that demonstrates different techniques on lockdown, security, and how to actively distract a shooter/intruder – among other important safety tips. This “train the trainer” training is empowering the participants to train their co-workers and make their work place a safer place in the case of a violent critical incident. This training was sponsored by the Phoenix Suns Charities in partnership with the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association Local 493.

I want to take a moment to again express my gratitude for all our public safety family members. They are not only keeping us safe every night, but they are working hard to clean up our communities. Just last week the Police Transit Unit conducted follow-up on a complaint of trespassing, bus stop obstruction, and drug use occurring near the bus stop located at 19848 North 27th Avenue. Detectives observed the bus stop’s garbage receptacle was overflowing with garbage and there were numerous trespassers on the 7-11 convenience store property adjacent to the sidewalk which extends behind the bus stop. A brief surveillance confirmed the 5 adult males observed were engaged in the use of drug paraphernalia. Transit Unit detectives conducted enforcement and arrested all five adult males. Two males had outstanding felony arrest warrants, two males also were in possession of narcotic drugs, 3 of the males were in possession of drug paraphernalia. All the arrestees were booked for the listed offenses.

Although our homeless population has increased, and it has been difficult to keep our PD sworn positions staffed over the last couple of years, we are working, step by step, to clean up our neighborhoods and make our communities safer. Already we’ve installed signs letting community members know it’s……….

Read more at the District 1 Newsletter linked at the top of this section.

Mark Your Calendars: Community Meeting

Our next community meeting will be in January 2023.  Watch this space for more information as we get closer.

City of Phoenix


Your city, your voice! The City of Phoenix needs your input to help make important investments in our community by taking the Annual Action Plan Survey. Each year, the City receives millions of dollars in federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and we want to hear from our residents and business owners about how you think that money should be spent.

When you take the survey, you help us identify needs in housing and homelessness, community and economic development, infrastructure and enhancement, and public services and facilities. These funds help make real change; they can be used for projects like improving parks and streetlights, creating programs for youth and seniors, providing services for people experiencing homelessness or living with HIV/AIDS, and helping families buy their first home.

Your voice is important! Tell us what matters most in your community. Take the Annual Action Plan Survey now at www.phoenix.gov/yourvoice

All of us hate Robocalls right?  Data Doctors answered the question

“I’m fed up with all these robocalls; wasn’t there supposed to be a new system to take care of this anoying problem?”

Click HERE to read the answer.  (You will be taken to their website)

(Thank You Data Doctors)

More advice from Data Doctors: 

Question:  Does replying with ‘STOP’ on unwanted text messages really work?

The answer can be found HERE.  (This will redirect you to the Data Doctors website)


Interstate 17

  • Southbound frontage road closure between Cheryl Drive and Dunlap Avenue: The I-17 southbound frontage road is closed between Cheryl Drive and Dunlap Avenue 24/7 through Friday, December 30, 2022, at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

Dunlap Avenue

  • Traffic restrictions between 19th and 25th avenues: Dunlap Avenue is restricted to one westbound and one eastbound lane on the north side of Dunlap Avenue between 19th and 25th avenues 24/7 through Friday, December 16, 2022, at 5 p.m. Below are links to the construction notifications for each segment.
    19th to 22nd Avenues
    22nd to 23rd Avenues
    23rd to 24th Avenues
    24th to 25th Avenues
  • [NEW] C Street (south side of Dunlap avenue) closure: C Street on the south side of Dunlap Avenue is closed at the entrance to the Village Center 24/7 from Wednesday, December 7 at 6 a.m. through Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 5 p.m. Click here for more information
  • 22nd Avenue closure: 22nd Avenue just south of Dunlap Avenue is closed between Dunlap and Alice avenues 24/7 through Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

25th Avenue

  • Northbound Roadway Closure at Arizona Canal: 25th Avenue is open to southbound traffic. It remains closed to northbound traffic at the Arizona Canal and Arizona Canal Diversion Channel bridges 24/7. There is no estimated date for the reopening of northbound traffic on 25th Avenue over the Arizona canal. Click here for more information.
  • Dunlap Health Center driveway closure south of Dunlap Avenue: The Dunlap Health Center driveway, located on 25th Avenue, south of Dunlap Avenue, will be closed 24/7 through Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

Mountain View Road

  • Traffic Restrictions between northbound I-17 Frontage Road and 25th Avenue: Eastbound and westbound travel on Mountain View Road is between I-17 frontage road and First Watch west driveway. There is only eastbound travel between First Watch west driveway and 25th Avenue. Restrictions are 24/7 through mid-January 2023. Click here for more information.

The project contractor, Kiewit-McCarthy, A Joint Venture (KMJV), has a city of Phoenix permit to work 24-hours a day, as needed. Here are the links to the permits for 25th Avenue/Mountain View Road, Dunlap Avenue, and Metrocenter areas. KMJV is making every effort to minimize noise and dust during project work. Visit valleymetro.org/northwest2 to view the latest updates and learn more about the project. 

Other Area Projects

  • The Arizona Department of Transportation is constructing improvements to the cross street drainage system along the I-17 frontage road between Greenway Road and Dunlap Avenue in Phoenix. The purpose of the project is to improve the drainage facilities that remove storm runoff from the Greenway, Thunderbird, Cactus and Peoria cross streets, helping to reduce the potential for flooding at the I-17 overpasses. This work will close portions of the I-17 south- or northbound frontage roads through 2022. Click here for more information.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is making final preparations on a pavement improvement project on Interstate 17 between Dunlap Avenue and Deer Valley Road. The project, previously scheduled to begin in August, will begin late summer or early fall. Construction is expected to take approximately 12 months.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, Need to know where a milepost is? Click on the “Mile Markers” icon on the map atwww.az511.gov. Follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.