If you travel the I-17 in the Central-North Phoenix area you’ll certainly be interested to see what closures and changes are in store for this weekend and the near future.  Head on over to our Links and Newsletters page and look for the “Transportation and Roads” toward the bottom left of the page.

The Cactus Park Community Alliance urges and encourages you to read the materials available via the links below and make your opinions known.

New Opioid Clinic at I-17 & Cactus Rd.

AHCCCS has posted the required community relations plans for the new Community Medical Service OTP clinic at Cactus and I-17.

The community has 30 days to comment back to AHCCCS – that should put the deadline at or about August 5th. Please access the report from the link below and email any comments to GrantsManagement@azahcccs.gov

The main page is not real intuitive on where to see the report:

  1. Click on the main page
    1. https://www.azahcccs.gov/Members/BehavioralHealthServices/OpioidUseDisorderAndTreatment/OTP_Requirements.html [azahcccs.gov]
  2. Left hand column (OTP) Requirements – click on the little + box
  3. Click on Opioid Treatment Reports
  4. Click on 85029 – To see the new report

… or if that doesn’t work for you, this link should take you directly to the CMS Report for Cactus

https://www.azahcccs.gov/Members/BehavioralHealthServices/OpioidUseDisorderAndTreatment/ZIP/85029/ [azahcccs.gov]

COVID Testing Information

 

Free COVID-19 testing will be administered by the city’s partner Family Tree Healthcare on Saturday, July 11 and July 18 at Metrocenter.  Appointments are required through Family Tree Healthcare. 

Please remember:

  • Appointments are necessary for both Saturday events.
  • Bring water, snacks and make sure the vehicle is in good condition.
  • Bring an ID, your own pen and wear a mask to the event.
  • For other testing sites, visit the AZ Department of Health Services
Fraud Alert…..
ADOR Advises Taxpayers to be Aware of Third-Party Tax Collection Letters

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) wants taxpayers to know if they receive a letter from a third-party collections agency that uses the title “Distraint Warrant,” the department does not sanction this notice and does not currently use third-party tax collectors.

The Distraint Warrant letter advises the recipient of unpaid taxes to the State of Arizona and that the “State of Arizona uses the warrant in collection actions, such as garnishment of wages, bank accounts, property seizures, federal tax refund offset, and creation of a property lien.” The notice then provides a deadline to call a 1-800 number.

The Department of Revenue has been made aware of taxpayer concerns regarding the letter’s aggressive tone.

Before considering more formal enforcement action, the department will work with a taxpayer to arrive at voluntary compliance including utilizing options such as an appropriate payment plan.

If the Department of Revenue determines formal enforcement actions are required, written notices will clearly include department letterhead, taxpayer information, and outline next steps. An ADOR written notice will not use the term, “Distraint Warrant.

Taxpayers with questions about ADOR correspondence can contact the department at www.azdor.gov./contact-us.

For additional information on the Arizona Department of Revenue visit www.azdor.gov.

<——  At left:  CPCA donates a check for $150  to a relief fund for PD Officers on the front lines of demonstrations to PPSLA (Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association)..  Robert Labate contributed $50 of that.  Thank you Robert and Thank You Dave Ford and Judy Stout for representing CPCA at the ceremony.

Cactus Park Community Alliance congratulates and welcomes Commander Bill Wickers.  Commander Wickers is replacing Commander Charlie Consolian who was transferred to the Employment Services Bureau effective on May 11, 2020.  

We are sad to lose Commander Consolian and wish him well in his new position.  We sincerely welcome Commander Wickers and look forward to being able to meet with him.  His picture is not yet available.

Commander Wickers started his career with Phoenix PD in 1004 in Cactus Park.

Welcome

Lt. Scott Cain !!

Cactus Park Community Alliance  welcomes our new Resource Lieutenant, Scott Cain.

Scott is replacing the recently retired Russ Frederiksen who we will miss dearly.  Thank you for your years of dedication to us, Russ.

You may have run across Scott over the years.  Prior to being promoted to Lieutanant, Scott had been the CAO Sgt. for the Black Mountain Precinct prior to being promoted to Lt. and having his most recently duty in the Mountain View Precinct.  

We look forward to being able to working with Scott in the very near future.

Welcome Scott !!

DON’T GIVE TO INDIVIDUALS, GIVE TO SHELTERS

To end panhandling, we must stop giving directly to individuals that panhandle.

Phoenix is full of compassionate and charitable citizens. They want to help those in need. However, giving money to people panhandling doesn’t fix problems. To truly help those in need, stop giving money to panhandlers and instead support organizations and services that provide long-lasting care.  Central Arizona Shelter Services  Andre House  Salvation Army  St. Joseph the Worker  UMOM New Day Centers  The Phoenix Rescue Mission  St. Mary’s Food Bank For more organizations and information on housing or other services, please visit the Homeless Shelter Directory webpage at: Homeless Shelter Directory.

 

During the Coronavirus situation:

Don’t be a Coronavirus SCAM victim

 

Here is information on Stimulus Check Scams: Lifesavvy

Interested in contact tracing?  Don’t become a victim to a scam.  Click to see a warining from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

See also: Fraud Alert from Inspector General of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

All meetings and events have been postponed or cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.

Our new NSD Rep, Ronnie McGuire shares a couple of opportunities for Neighborhood Organizations and Block Watches to receive additional Grant Monies.

First is the Census Community Grants, this is an application process that will allow community and grassroots organizations to submit a request for funding, up to $5,000, in conducting activities within the City of Phoenix to augment awareness and participation within traditionally undercounted communities. Grant application and requests for funding can be viewed and submitted at the following links:

The second opportunity is geared toward neighborhood organizations and block watch groups. This resource allows them to request printed materials for distribution to their stakeholders through an organized effort. Requests for this support can be submitted at:

Finally, in regards to the events list, attached is what I have to date. Please know that this list changes daily as event requests come in, etc.  

In all, I hope this information is helpful. If I can assist you with anything else, please let me know.

FundPHX Lets You Learn About the Dollars and Sense in Phoenix’s Budget

Are you interested in diving into the dollars and sense behind what makes the city of Phoenix run? Now you can learn more about all the programs and services the city provides, and what it costs to bring them to you every day.

That’s possible through a new tool, called FundPHX, that takes the city’s $1.4 billion General Fund operating budget and brings it directly to your device – computer, smart phone or tablet. All the city’s programs are there, with costs and descriptions, so you can learn about what it takes to provide everything from youth recreation activities to reading programs and senior services in your neighborhood.

With FundPHX you can provide comments directly on the budget, and let the city know what you think is important. You can add funding to programs you’d like to see grow, and reallocate funding from programs that you feel could be used elsewhere. Once you’ve made your choices, save your work, and share it with the city.

Looking to learn more?  Visit phoenix.gov/fundphx, or watch this short video.

 

Our Precinct’s very own Lt Frederiksen ran in the recent Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon on Sunday, January 19th 2020.  Not only did he run, but did it in full gear !!  Check out Channel 15’s article on him HERE.

Coffee with a Cop was March 2020 – Ronnie’s Cafe

 

Are you receiving emails from CPCA about our meetings, events, and other important announcements?

If you’re not, head on over to our E-Mail Signup Page and get started!  It’s fast, easy, and will insure you are in the know about things happening in the community.

Looking for Pictures of CPCA in Action?  Head on over to our Gallery which is newly revised on December 6, 2019.

Goulet Alessandro Carlo Beuf Remembrance

Community…..  There was a short remembrance service on Friday, November 1 at 10AM for Officer Goelet A Beuf who died while on duty nearly 20 years ago.  The Beuf Community Center at 35th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Rd is named in his honor.

Here is a photo of some of the folks who gathered for the event: