Phoenix public art is an important investment with payoffs: Placemaking for city identity, economic development, quality of life, civic pride, increased home values, community conversation. Thank you for sustaining the arts during the pandemic and with this budget. Your support of public art maintenance and arts/culture programming through our Office of Arts & Culture is leading Phoenix into a vibrant future.
With gratitude, Carol A. Poore, Ph.D.-Board Chairman, Friends of Phoenix Public Art
I would like to provide my support for funding new parks in newly developing areas. I believe that the undeveloped park on Samantha would be a benefit to the community and request it be added to the city budget this year.
This is a balanced approach by allocating funding for critical needs (homeless, mental health, etc.) while still fully funding our PD. We as the fifth-largest city can accomplish both without sacrificing one or the other, and the majority of residents want a fully funded PD. Crime deterrence includes keeping our youth active, which is why the city needs to build out all planned small neighborhood parks – including in underserved Laveen - starting with the vacant lot at 55th Avenue and Samantha.