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Our meetings are presently on summer break until September. We strive to provide current and informative topics for you during our meetings and realize that many visitors to our website and recipients of our emails have not been able to attend for one reason or another.
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Following the Phoenix City Council Meeting of June 16, 2021 Councilwoman O’Brien issued this message:
Councilwoman Ann O’Brien’s comment on the Adoption of the Final 2021-22 Budget:
First, I want to thank City staff in all the different departments who have put so much time and effort into creating this budget.
My office has received well over 200 emails and phone calls asking us not to defund the police and to oppose the budget. I want to make this very clear, I do not support reducing or defunding our public safety officers. This budget, as proposed, does NOT defund the police. There has been misinformation passing around claiming the current budget will cut and/or fully defund the police. This is simply inaccurate.
In fact, this budget actually provides more funding to our public safety department in additional civilian positions created for the expansion of the Community Assistance Program, which will be designed to provide properly trained responders to deescalate situations where police officers may not be involved.
I supported the budget as written so that our police force can continue to receive the funding they need in order to keep our neighborhoods and communities safe, as well as to actively recruit more officers to maintain the recommended 2.5 officers per 1,000 residents recommendation.
This 2021-22 budget also helps to address early childhood education attainment for our most vulnerable communities. I believe a proper education for every child is the first step to raising Phoenix to the standards I know we can achieve.
This budget allocates necessary funding to help address our homeless population and works to create regional solutions with our neighboring municipalities to ensure our City doesn’t bear the brunt of helping our vulnerable community members. This budget also provides necessary funds to our transit department which connects our citizens across the City. I hope to work closely with our Public Transit Department over the next year to develop new routes into the northern part of the City.
Once again, thank you to city staff, who put all their time and effort into creating this budget. And more importantly, thank you to all the Phoenix residents, particularly Council District 1 residents, who participated in this budget process to ensure that everyone had a voice, had an opportunity to advocate for the programs that are important to them, and to share their thoughts and ideas on the future of our city.
All my best,
Attention Community — We’ve been asking for it. Now we get it !!
Please plan to be there and show your support.
Have you noticed graffiti around your neighborhood? That could be an ominous sign. You want more information about it and how to eliminate it?
While it may be easy to ignore or think that graffiti is not a severe problem, it must get reported to local law enforcement as soon as it occurs. In the City of Phoenix, there are three ways you can report graffiti:
For a video produced by the Maricopa County Attorney’s office on graffiti, click HERE to be taken to their page with information on graffiti. Then scroll down just a little to see and start the video.
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)
The Cactus Wren Block Watch (CWBW) has partnered with our precinct to help our CAO’s obtain things the city is not able to provide for them. One of the items is a 10 foot tall inflatable officer, a pop-up to provide shade and other items used in community-relations. The CWBW is proud to be able to help out wherever they are able. Here are a couple of pictures from the delivery to the precinct on March 3, 2021.
Did you know?
The Phoenix Police Department now has a mobile app, bringing a
variety of resources and information to one place. Users can use the
app to access online reporting, crime statistics, precinct locations, phone
numbers, career opportunities, virtual block watch, victims’ rights
information, and more. Users can also turn on notifications from the
precinct they live in to receive news updates and information on events
in their area. To watch the video released, please click here.
The App is now available both in the Apple store for iOS and in the Google Play Store for Android.
Here’s the latest from ValleyMetro and the new Light Rail extension terminating at Metro Center:
Heads-up folks, this message from the City of Phoenix:
Attention City of Phoenix Water Services customers: Phoenix Water Services customers have received notices at their home with the information to call back to schedule a time to allow someone to enter their homes to check the quality of their water. This is a scam!
#PHXWater employees do not go door to door to check on the quality of your water and they will not enter your home.
Never allow anyone to enter your home without verifying who they are. If you have any questions regarding City Services or want to verify any notices you receive, you may call Phoenix Customer Services Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 602-266-6251.