2013 Council Runoff Election

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của phoenix.gov The following also is provided in Spanish. Lo siguiente también está dispnibleen español. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, the city of Phoenix will conduct a scheduled Runoff Election in which city voters in Districts 4 and 8 will elect a council member. This election is required by the City Charter because no candidate for these offices received a majority of the votes cast for the office in the August Election. Maricopa County also will be conducting a special election for multiple school districts within the city of Phoenix on Tuesday, Nov. 5. There will be separate ballots for the two elections. Voters may vote by mail, or at the polls, in either election. Voting at the Polls County/School District Election: The school district election conducted by Maricopa County will be a traditional polling place election, not a Voting Center election. Voters who go to the polls to cast a ballot will be required to go to the one designated polling place for the precinct where they reside. The polling places for the school district election will only be open on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will not be the same locations as the city’s Voting Centers. Refer to the information provided by Maricopa County or the school district for polling place locations. City Election: The city of Phoenix election will be a Voting Center election. City voters in Districts 4 or 8 may vote in the City election in person at any of the 11 voting centers. The voting centers for this election will be open for three days. Any city voter residing in Districts 4 or 8 can use any one of the 11 voting centers to cast a ballot. For voting convenience, the voting centers will be open on the following dates and times: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Election Day) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. More information about voting at voting centers http://phoenix.gov/cityclerk/services/electinfo/vottingatpolls/index.html View a map and list of voting center locations http://phoenix.gov/cityclerk/services/electinfo/vc_map.pdf


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Food Day Festival Returns to Downtown Phoenix

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của phoenix.gov Sept. 25, 2013 The city of Phoenix Green Team, along with other local and state departments, will be hosting this year’s free Food Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 251 W. Washington St. Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies culminating in a day of action on Oct. 24. Created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and driven by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and residents, Food Day aims to bring consumers closer to a food system with “real food” that is produced with care for the environment, animals and the people who grow, harvest and serve it. On Food Day, Cesar Chavez Plaza will be brought to life by local organizations helping to educate the public with cooking demonstrations, “real food” samples and other activities. In addition, the city’s FitPHX program is organizing an “apple crunch” in an attempt to set a record for the “most participants in an apple-crunching event in downtown Phoenix.” The public is encouraged to join the Phoenix Green Team and FitPHX by eating an apple at noon on Food Day. More than 55 vendors have already signed up to participate in this year’s event, including Crooked Sky Farms, Whole Foods and Chipotle. Space is still available for interested organizations and there is no charge to participate. Attendees are encouraged to share their Food Day experience on social media using the hashtag #FoodDayPHX. For more information or to inquire about free vendor booths, contact Gail LaTour at 602-262-7119 or email gail.latour@phoenix.gov. For more information on National Food Day, visit foodday.org. Media Contact: Stephanie Ribodal Romero, 602-261-8512


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Councilman Simplot Celebrates a Decade of "Movies in the Park"

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của phoenix.gov Sept. 24, 2013 Councilman SImplot Headshot for News Releases Councilman Tom Simplot The public is invited to join Councilman Tom Simplot to celebrate 10 years of “Movies in the Park” with a free screening of “The Princess Bride” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road. This also will be the final “Movies in the Park” event hosted by Councilman Simplot. The family-friendly event is open to all members of the community, so bring your friends and family! Popular local food trucks also will be on site during the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. For more information on this event, and to RSVP, call 602-262-7447 or email council.district.4@phoenix.gov. Media Contacts: Michael Hammett Stephanie Garcia 602-495-5405 602-501-4514


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Tham Gia Các Sinh Hoạt Miễn Phí Tại Pecos Senior Center Trong Tháng 10

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của phoenix.gov Enjoy Free Activities at Pecos Senior Center in October Sept. 20, 2013 City of Phoenix InformationPecos Senior Center, located at 17010 S. 48th St., will host three free events for older adults and their families in October. Rummage Sale 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 Attendees can shop or donate gently used items. Craft Sale 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 Find holiday decorations or the perfect gift. Space is available for $25 to sell holiday crafts. Meet the Supervisor 1 – 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 Residents are invited to enjoy some refreshments during a Halloween happy hour and welcome Lillian De La Cruz, new supervisor at the center. The senior center offers a variety of activities, classes and programs for senior residents, as well as individuals of all ages. Residents can enjoy a number of leisure and recreational opportunities to enhance their quality of life. For more information, call 602-534-5366 or email pecos.cc.hsd@phoenix.gov. Media Contact: Alejandro Montiel 602-534-3443


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Phoenix Metro Area's Household Income at $51,359 in 2012, American Community Survey Shows

Theo nguồn tin của U.S. Census Bureau trên mạng PRNewswire Phoenix Metro Area’s Household Income at $51,359 in 2012, American Community Survey Shows WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that the Phoenix metro area’s median household income, poverty rate and uninsured rate were not statistically different from the year before. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/DC82700-INFO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) According to the 2012 American Community Survey, the median household income in the Phoenix metro area was $51,359 in 2012, which was not statistically different from $50,869 in 2011. In addition, 17.4 percent of people in the Phoenix area were in poverty in 2012, unchanged from 2011. In 2012, 17.4 percent of the area’s population lacked health insurance coverage, not statistically different from 17.6 percent in 2011. Across all U.S. metro areas, median household income was $53,607 in 2012 (not statistically different from $53,545 in 2011), the poverty rate remained at 15.5 percent, and the uninsured rate decreased from 15.0 percent to 14.7 percent since 2011. (Table CP03) The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about all communities in the country — including the Phoenix area. The American Community Survey gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Retailers, homebuilders, police departments, and town and city planners are among the many private- and public-sector decision makers who count on these annual results. The survey is the only source of local statistics for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as educational attainment, housing, employment, commuting, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry and selected monthly homeowner costs. Other selected highlights for the Phoenix metro area (compared with all U.S. metro areas): Education In 2012, 33.9 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds were enrolled in school, which was not statistically different from 31.5 percent in 2011. Nationally, 48.7 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds living in metro areas were enrolled in school in 2012, which was not statistically different from 48.4 percent in 2011. (Table S1401 2012 |2011) Among the Phoenix area’s 25-and-older population, 86.3 percent had completed high school or more in 2012, unchanged from 2011. Among all U.S. metro areas, 86.7 percent were high school graduates or higher, an increase from 86.3 percent in 2011. The 2011 rate for the area was not statistically different from the rate for all U.S. metro areas. (Table CP02) Meanwhile, 29.2 percent of the Phoenix area’s 25-and-older population had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2012, an increase from 28.5 percent in 2011. Nationally, 31.2 percent had a bachelor’s degree in 2012, up from 30.6 percent in 2011. (Table CP02) Housing In 2012, the median value for an owner-occupied home in the Phoenix metro area was $156,100, not statistically different from $155,600 in 2011. Across all U.S. metro areas, homes had a median value of $188,300 in 2012, a decrease from $191,000 in 2011. (Table CP04) In 2012, the median gross rent (rent plus utilities) was $936, an increase from $908 in 2011. Renters in metro areas across the U.S. paid $925 in 2012, not statistically different from $927 in 2011. (Table CP04) Foreign-Born Population About 14.3 percent of Phoenix area residents were foreign-born in 2012, which was not statistically different from 14.5 percent in 2011. Among all U.S. metro areas, 14.8 percent of the population was foreign-born, not statistically different from 14.7 percent in 2011. The 2011 rate for the Phoenix area was not statistically different from the 2011 rate for all U.S. metro areas. (Table CP02) For More Information In addition to these statistics, the Census Bureau has released a set of analytical briefs with American Community Survey statistics on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for states and metro areas. More information about the Phoenix area and the nation’s social, economic and housing characteristics can be found on the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder website. The 2012 American Community Survey statistics are available for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metro area, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more. (Note that statistics for metro areas based on the Office of Management and Budget’s statistical area delineations issued in February 2013 will be available with the release of the 2013 American Community Survey results next year.) Statistics for areas with smaller populations will be available later this year. Note: Unless otherwise noted, local-to-national and year-to-year comparisons are statistically different. The median household income and gross rent figures are in 2012 inflation-adjusted dollars. Public Information Office 301-763-3030 email: pio@census.gov SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau RELATED LINKS http://www.census.gov


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ZipRealty Xếp Phoenix Hạng 6 Trong 10 Thị Trường Địa Ốc Tăng Cao Nhờ Hệ Thống Trường Học Khu Cave Creek Unified School District 93/School ZipRealty Xếp Las Vegas Hạng 3 Trong 10 Thị Trường Địa Ốc Tăng Cao Nhờ Hệ Thống Trường Học Trong Quận Clark Dẫn Đầu

Theo nguồn tin của ZipRealty trên trang mạng prnewswire.com ZipRealty Analyzes 10 Booming Real Estate Markets with the Best Public Schools


“6. Phoenix home prices increased 25% year-over-year to $188,000. Highest-Rated Public School 1) Cave Creek Unified School District 93/School Score 8.0”

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PHX Renews Invites Residents to Activation Day

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của phoenix.gov Sept. 13, 2013 Greg Stanton, With Caption 137 x 225 pixelsMayor Stanton will roll up his sleeves alongside community groups to help activate a once vacant lot as a part of his PHX Renews initiative. Stanton, together with Keep Phoenix Beautiful, is excited to announce PHX Renews Activation Day, which will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21, on the north east corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road near the historical Steele Indian School Park. PHX Renews is the largest transformation of vacant land happening in the country today. On Activation Day, supporting organizations, volunteers and businesses will break ground and activating the 15-acre space for public use. Activation Day signifies the grand opening of PHX Renews which will be open to the public seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., accessible by the pedestrian gate near the Central Avenue and Indian School Road light rail stop. “PHX Renews is a community driven effort that shows how we can find creative and sustainable opportunities if we all work together to shape the future of our city,” said Stanton. “I want this project to serve as a model for how we can transform other vacant properties into usable public spaces.” PHX Renews is about improving the urban landscape in Phoenix through creative vacant land transformation. Its implementation across the valley is intended to uplift communities in the form of social and artistic spaces, reduced crime, improved health and increased property values. At the same time it will provide local therapeutic and sustainable food sources for those in need, free education pertaining to food, energy, water and waste, job skills and vocational training, and a catalyst for more permanent, smart and sophisticated development solutions for local businesses. The initiative is a partnership with Keep Phoenix Beautiful, a nonprofit, the City of Phoenix, and Barron Collier Companies, owners of the property. “We are proud to share with the community the work of Keep Phoenix Beautiful and all of our partner organizations the culmination of more than one year’s worth of work at our PHX Renews site,” said Tom Waldeck, Keep Phoenix Beautiful executive director. “We have overcome many hurdles and we are starting to see the successes of our efforts.” Over the next 18 months and beyond, PHX Renews will evolve as a community driven effort showing how residents, nonprofits, businesses and organizations can work with the city to shape the future of their community. Stanton also looks to make it easier to get city approval for more projects like this in downtown Phoenix and along light rail lines. Stanton and Keep Phoenix Beautiful encourage the public to attend Activation Day at PHX Renews via light rail and public transportation as there is no public parking on site. Attendees are encouraged to share their experience at PHX Renews via social media sites using the #PHXRenews hashtag. Here is what’s happening at PHX Renews Activation Day: Brophy College Preparatory / Central High School / Xavier College Preparatory: The three high schools will work together for the first time to plant a new xeriscape garden with the city of Phoenix Water Services Department. They also will begin work on a large sun dial and a peace pole. In addition, they will work with local artist, Hugo Medina, to paint a shipping container that will be used as storage on site. International Rescue Committee: Volunteers will be gardening, making tables and benches and prepping their area for the fall planting season. Madison Street Veteran’s Association: Community volunteers and employees from Matson Navigation Company will be helping MSVA create sunken planter beds and rows for planting. Food harvested from this garden will go towards the MANA House kitchen to feed homeless veterans. One N Ten: They will work on their site to incorporate art murals, a remembrance wall and some raised planter beds. PetSmart: Will present a unique pop-up dog park concept. Phoenix Public Works Department: Boy Scouts and Wells Fargo employees will be completing a number of tasks, including mulching paths and creating raised beds for the community gardens. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension: Master Gardeners will provide a public U-Pick of the current harvest in exchange for a donation to replenish their seed inventory. Watermelons, cantaloupe, Egyptian spinach, and Armenian cucumbers will be available. University of Phoenix volunteers will plant new crops in the garden. UPS: Employees will be planting trees on site that were donated via the UPS Tree Grant. Residents and local restaurants also are invited to take advantage of the community garden plots at no charge by emailing info@keepphxbeautiful.org. Also in attendance: Arizona Science Center, ASU-NM SHADE Team, Coca-Cola, Radio Personality Shmonty from 93.3FM KDKB, Short Leash Hot Dogs, Slow Food Phoenix and Whole Foods Camelback. Media Contacts: Tiffany Hilburn, Keep Phoenix Beautiful Cell Tammy Vo, City of Phoenix 602-261-8793 602-295-0279 602-534-5561


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Gallery@City Hall Seeks Volunteers

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của phoenix.gov Sept. 12, 2013 Gallery at City Hall image for news releaseAre you interested in the arts and looking for volunteer opportunities? The city of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is seeking volunteers for its “Feel the Heat: Desert Prints” exhibit at The Gallery @ City Hall, Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. The exhibit celebrates the exotic plant forms, pulsing light and dramatic vistas that George Elbert Burr and Oscar Strobel saw and captured in their art when they came to Arizona in the early decades of the 20th Century. Volunteers will serve as hosts and educators, welcoming visitors of all ages and enriching their gallery experience. Gallery visitors may include the general public, city staff, officials and visiting dignitaries. All selected volunteers will participate in a three-hour training program to learn about the gallery exhibit and the Phoenix Municipal Art Collection. The training will include information about public art and other cultural attractions in the downtown core. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and undergo a background check. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and the exhibit is free to the public. For more information, please contact the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture at 602-262-4637 or email PHX-A&C@phoenix.gov. Media Contact: Scott Steventon 602-534-8334


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Reminder: Free Hands-On Paint Sprayer Training Offered to Residents

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của phoenix.gov Sept. 12, 2013 Staff from the city’s Neighborhood Services Department will host a paint sprayer training session at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. During the two-hour session, residents will watch a video on how to safely operate a paint sprayer and receive hands-on instruction. Once attendees get comfortable with the equipment, they will remove graffiti at a nearby location. Upon completion of the course, residents will receive a laminated card and will be able to use a paint sprayer free of charge for community clean-ups. As a reminder, paint and supplies for community clean-ups and blight removal are free of charge to neighborhood associations listed with Neighborhood Services. Residents must wear casual clothing to the training session as they may get paint on their clothing. For more information or to register for this class, visit phoenix.gov/nsd/neighborhoodcollege or call 602-534-4444. Media Contact: Stephanie Ribodal Romero, 602-261-8512


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Free Fair Housing Workshop Offered

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của phoenix.gov Sept. 12, 2013 City of Phoenix InformationLearn about fair housing practices and laws at a free, three-hour workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, 251 W. Washington St., 10th floor, room CCG West. This workshop will offer ADRE-authorized fair housing REALTOR® re-licensing credit and is presented in partnership with the Southwest Fair Housing Council. Housing providers, including landlords, leasing agents, realtors and property managers, are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department, the workshop will explain housing discrimination investigations from the experts who conduct them. Fair housing practices apply to apartments, houses, condominiums and mobile home parks. It is illegal for housing providers to discriminate against tenants, rental applicants or customers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status or sexual orientation. Registration is required. Call 602-262-7486/voice or 602-534-1557/TTY to register. Follow us on Twitter @phxequalopprty. Media Contact: Alejandro Montiel 602-534-3443


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