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Have you attended our meetings?

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 !!

We will keep you as informed as possible regarding law enforcements efforts to reduce crime and bring law-breakers to justice.  Please visit the new Blotter page to see what’s happened recently in our precinct.

 

On 05-12-22 The Cactus Park Precinct Resource Unit along with Transit Unit worked collaboratively with navigator teams from Community Medical Services to provide services to community members in the area of 2800 W Cactus Rd . This program was initiated in response to numerous community complaints of illegal…….

continue reading on the Blotter.

Our May Meeting

Will be Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30PM in the Cortez High School Conference Room.  

We are looking forward to hearing from Deputy City Manager Gina Montes and a representative from the City Prosecutors office.

Her areas of responsibility include:

  • Housing
  • Human Services
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • Homelessness/Affordable Housing Strategies

As usual, we will hear from City Council representatives and receive a briefing from our Precinct Commander.

We have seen many changes in our neighborhoods, some good some not so much. An influx of homeless driven by the availability of cheap narcotics and addiction to them. While we know being homeless is not a crime, choosing a life of drugs, littering, trespassing, public urination, etc. are all criminal acts which occur when someone chooses that life. We know from discussion with our Police Officers on the street that each person contacted is offered services.

Many of our concerns are around how law-breakers continue to commit the same crime over and over and how they are (or are not) being held accountable for their actions.

Join us to learn about and discuss these issues facing our neighborhoods.

Heads-Up about a special upcoming meeting on Wednesday, June 29

We have asked and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has agreed to meet with our communities regarding their probe of the Phoenix Police Department.

They will not be able to divulge results thus far but are willing to talk about the why’s, what’s, and when’s of the investigation.

This meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North Hotel on June 29th. Check-In will begin at 5:30PM and the meeting started at 6:00PM.  Soup and sandwiches will be served.

Mark the date and plan to join us for what is sure to be an informative discussion.

This meeting is sponsored by the Cactus Park Community Alliance and Cactus Wren Block Watch.  It is open to our city Block Watches and Alliances

Link to the District 1 weekly e-news:

Message from Councilwoman Ann O’Brien

What a week filled with pomp and circumstances! Last night officially marked the last graduation/promotion event I will attend as a Deer Valley Governing Board Member. For the last eight years, I have had the pleasure of watching our high school seniors walk across the stage and be ushered into adulthood, and the eighth graders move on to the next phase of their schooling as they walk off the stage into high school. It has been an honor to serve on the school board and advocate for our children and their education. Now that I’m representing them in a much larger capacity on the City side, I’ve committed to not running again for School Board and focusing entirely on efforts here in the City. To say this past week was bittersweet is an understatement.

While my week was filled with graduations, it did not stop me and my staff from representing you all in various community groups and our continued meetings with staff and stakeholders to bring forward policy solutions to the…….

(Read Ann’s entire newsletter at the e-news link above)

District 1 Community Meeting

Our next meeting will be May 23rd and located back at the DoubleTree. We will be meeting at our regular scheduled time for our breakfast meeting. Plan for checking to begin at 7:30am and the meeting to start at 8am. Our guests will be SRP to discuss what’s happening along the canal and our new Fire Chief, Mike Duran.

You can register below for the upcoming meeting! As a reminder, please fill out the form SEPARATELY for EACH member of your family planning to attend. Thank you!

Please R.S.V.P. for this meeting by using the E-News link above.

 Hello District 5 Residents and Friends,

April has been a busy and productive month, full of community events, neighborhood meetings, and exciting developments. In this edition of Neighborhood News, learn about the City’s acquisition of the “old Kmart building”, our Earth Day and Arbor Day events, the Heat Relief Outreach, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and more. 

 Read the full District 5 Newsletter. 

 

Your help is needed to support our precinct Officers

Even after suspending operations the United Neighbors Block Watch and Neighborhood Association has continued to solicit donations to enable them to stock water and snack items for our precinct officers.

Now comes another opportunity to help out.

The Cactus Park Community Alliance supports and endorses this project.  You can read more about the UNA Officer Appreciation Program by clicking HERE.

Shown below, the Cactus Park Community Alliance and member Charlie McGoldrick partners with our precinct at Walgreens – 43rd Avenue and Glendale Avenue.

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsored Drug Take Back event was held on Saturday, April 30 at locations across Phoenix.  

Citizens are encouraged to turn in expired or unwanted drugs and medications in an effort to dispose of them in a safe manner and keep them out of the hands of kids.

The City of Phoenix wants your feedback on the Community Assistance Program. 
Click HERE to provide feedback after reading the flyer below

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Citizens Academy is a free, one-day program of presentations and activities designed to educate members of the public about the unique role the MCAO plays in the criminal justice system.  Click the image below for more information.

Classes are on Apr 19 Full – May 17 – Jun 21 – Jul 19 – Aug 16 – Sep 20 – Oct 18 – Nov 15

Information regarding the DOJ Probe of the Phoenix PD

The Cactus Park Community Alliance encourages you to comment to the US DOJ on any experiences you may have had with the Phoenix Police Department.  The DOJ is looking for all responses, not just negative.  Much of the reason for the investigation is driven by a small but vocal group of dissenters.  Please take a few moments to tell DOJ about your positive encounters with Phoenix PD.  Thank You  The email address and phone number are noted below in orange.

If you want additional information about the DOJ investigation, please go to the DOJ website at www.justice.gov

Additionally, any individuals with relevant information about the Phoenix PD should contact the DOJ via email at Phoenix.Community@usdoj.gov or they may call toll free to 866-432-0335.  The information one choses to relay to the DOJ can be both positive as well as negative towards the Phoenix PD.

During the first meeting held virtually earlier this year, most of the folks contributing information and opinions were more negative towards the police but that does not mean that folks with positive stories should not have their voices heard!!! Experiences both positive and negative are each individual’s experiences and need to be heard to get the full story and not just a one-sided conversation!

Thank you, The CPCA Community

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)

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.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF May 23, 2022

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, August 26, 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 between 19th and 25th avenues 24/7 through Thursday, November 30, 2023, 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
  • 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

  • Roadway Closure at Arizona Canal: 25th Avenue is closed to north- and southbound traffic at the Arizona Canal and Arizona Canal Diversion Channel bridges 24/7 through Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

Mountain View Road

  • Traffic restrictions between northbound I-17 Frontage Road and 25th Avenue: Mountain View Road is restricted to one westbound and one eastbound lane between the northbound I-17 frontage road and 25th Avenue 24/7 through Friday, December 30, 2022, at 5 p.m. 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. 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.

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