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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.  

In order to provide you with some insight on our meetings and topics, we have created a MEETINGS web page where our public meetings have been briefly reviewed for you.  Please visit the page and strongly consider attending in the future.

We’ll see you there !!

Wednesday, July 14 marked the return of Coffee With a Cop.  An estimated 50 citizens and 10 Police Officers attended.  

Retiring CAO Squad Sergeant Nick Rosander was presented with a hand-made momento by Frank Steinmetz. 

Lt. Scott Cain was inducted as an Honorary member of the Cactus Wren Block Watch by Block Watch Chair Stan Bates and provided with the official CWBW Orange Shirt.

Yvette Roeder (Ann O’Brien’s Chief of Staff) announced the return of the Council District 1 Breakfast beginning the final Friday of August at the Doubletree Hotel.  (See notice just below).

Below are some pictures we took during the event.


 Save The Date: Community Breakfast

Did you miss us? We sure missed you!

We are excited to announce that the District 1 breakfasts are coming back! It’s been over a year since previous Councilwoman Williams held her last breakfast and this will mark the first breakfast held by Councilwoman O’Brien.

It will be held on Friday, August 27th at 8:30AM, located at the DoubleTree Hilton in MetroCenter (10220 N Metro Pkwy E, Phoenix, AZ 85051). More details are to come, and we hope to see you there!

20210827 Community Breakfast

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, 

Ann

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:

  1. If you see graffiti happening, call 9-1-1
  2. To report graffiti, call Crime Stop at 602-262-6151 or visit Phoenix.gov/AtYourService
  3. To request graffiti removal, call Graffiti Busters at 602-534-4444 or email blight@phoenix.gov

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?

PHOENIX POLICE
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:

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF July 26, 2021

The Northwest Extension Phase II (NWEII) project will extend light rail west on Dunlap Avenue from 19th Avenue, then north on 25th Avenue and across I-17 on Mountain View Road with a terminus on the west side of the freeway near Metrocenter Mall.

NWEII project construction began in August 2020. It is estimated the contractor, Kiewit-McCarthy, A Joint Venture, will complete construction in late 2023.

Dunlap Avenue

  • Dunlap Avenue between 19th and 25th avenues: KMJV and SRP are performing underground utility relocation and roadway construction on Dunlap Avenue between 19th and 25th avenues during day and nighttime hours. Traffic lanes will be located on the south side of Dunlap Avenue and restricted to one west- and one eastbound lane. Traffic restrictions will be in place 24/7 through Mon., Nov. 15, 2021 at 5 a.m. Click here for more information.
  • Dunlap Avenue: 24th Avenue closure: KMJV is performing underground utility relocation and roadway construction on 24th Avenue, just north of Dunlap Avenue. This work will require a closure at the location. In addition, left turns will not be available for eastbound traffic at Dunlap and 24th avenues. Traffic restrictions will be in place 24/7 through Mon., November 15, 2021 at 7 a.m. Click here for more information.
  • Dunlap Avenue: 22nd Avenue closure: KMJV is performing underground utility relocation and roadway construction on 22nd Avenue, just north of Dunlap Avenue. This work will require a closure at the location. In addition, left turns will not be available for eastbound traffic at Dunlap and 22nd avenues. Traffic restrictions will be in place 24/7 through Mon., Nov. 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

25th Avenue

  • 25th Avenue – Northbound Road Closure at Arizona Canal: KMJV is reconstructing the Arizona Canal bridge on 25th Avenue between Dunlap Avenue and Mountain View Road during day and nighttime hours. The northbound traffic lane will be closed on 25th Avenue at Mission Lane. Traffic restrictions will be in place 24/7 through Fri., Dec. 31, 2021, at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Rose Mofford Sports Complex and Dog Park: KMJV is replacing drainage infrastructure in and adjacent to Rose Mofford Sports Complex and Dog Park. The work will involve removing fencing on the southwest corner of the dog park. Temporary fencing will be placed, allowing continued use of the park during construction. In addition, available parking areas will change throughout the process. The Rose Mofford Sports Complex and Dog Park will remain open during this work. It is estimated this work will be completed by December 2021. Click here for more information.

Mountain View Road

  • Northbound I-17 Frontage Road at Mountain View Road and Mountain View Road between I-17 Frontage Road and 25th Avenue: KMJV is installing a retaining wall on the north side of Mountain View Road between the I-17 frontage road and 25th Avenue during daytime hours. Northbound traffic on the I-17 frontage road will be maintained. Mountain View Road traffic lanes will be located on the south side of Mountain View Road and restricted to one east- and one westbound lane. Traffic restrictions will be in place 24/7 through Fri., Dec. 30, 2022 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

Former Metrocenter Mall

  • Southbound I-17 Frontage Road Closure at Cheryl Drive: KMJV is constructing support columns and girders for the I-17 light rail bridge during daytime hours. Southbound I-17 frontage road closed at Cheryl Drive, as well as southbound I-17 frontage road access at Cheryl Drive. In addition, southbound Metro Parkway East closed at Cheryl Drive. Traffic restrictions will be in place 24/7 through Fri., Dec. 30, 2022 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

Visit valleymetro.org/northwest2 to view the latest updates and learn more about the project. 

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.

9-12-2020 Back the Blue Cactus Park (Click image for more)