Meeting Time: June 08, 2021 at 2:30pm MST
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2 American Rescue Plan Proposed Strategic Plan - June 8, 2021 Update

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    Merissa Hamilton over 2 years ago

    Phoenix continues to leave veterans behind & restrict funding for safe neighborhoods. The current funding allocations are not balanced. The following real issues caused by COVID19 or Phoenix driven lockdowns are not addressed such as:
    Safe Neighborhoods/Police
    Domestic Violence Survivors
    Veterans Not Homeless, but Need Help
    Mental Health not Homeless
    K, 5-12th Grade Students, Math & Science All Grades

    Shut Down Businesses, Bars, Restaurants, Salons

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    Marlene Leatherwood over 2 years ago

    This is a SCAM bill!!! What is wrong with these people???? DO the right thing and give the funding to our Police — NOT illegal immigration!! America first is how this country became great!

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    John Curfman over 2 years ago

    Use this funding source to fund our Phoenix Police. Population is up. Headcount is down. Violent crimes are up. Fewer officers on the street. Fewer Community Action Officers. Let's get this done to help our PD keep my city safe.

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    Sierra Ayers over 2 years ago

    I support the funds to arts and culture!

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    Pam Reinke over 2 years ago

    I strongly oppose the proposed use of Covid funding. The funding should be used to support our Police force. The City needs to be safe; law and order the residents deserve that. The City council continues to defund police which is destabilizing our community. The role of Mayor & City Council is to ensure a safe community along with sustainable infrastructure. Use the funds to take care of our Police, Veterans, Small Business owners and to address the exploding homeless population.

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    Rick Seybold over 2 years ago

    Fund Police, mental health.
    Stop rewarding and encouraging illegals to break the law.

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    Leslie Duffy over 2 years ago

    Zero dollars are currently allocated to our largest impact groups which is survivors of mental health or domestic violence, or small businesses hardest hit by lockdowns, and only crumbs for Veterans. We need to fund our police, not defunding the police. Our city is growing, we now have migrants being housed in local vacant hotels, we need police protection and support.

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    Jane Seybold over 2 years ago

    You took an oath office to protect & defend the Constitution. $3 million for Immigrant Seekers to access welfare burdens Social Services is outrageous. Rewarding illegals is wrong. Put Americans first by funding the POLICE, mental health, homeless, inner city resources to uplift the community, education etc. $5 million for arts????. People can’t afford to pay their rent or eat, Money would be better spent making communities safe and helping small businesses impacted by the PLandemic.

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    sherri conley over 2 years ago

    We need back, support and fund our first responders.

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    Marcia Florian over 2 years ago

    I appose the Covid funding distribution as submitted. Our Public Safety System is in crisis and funds must go to the Police Department for manpower. Local business were affected by the lockdowns and restrictions, these business need more funding. Our veterans need financial support not refugees. I appose the PHX Airport childcare funding. PHX is an economic engine and can provide its own funding. Stop giving money away for votes, return our city to the safe and tranquil place it used to be!

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    Ellen Hinkle over 2 years ago

    I strongly support funding for arts and culture with a portion of this federal funding. This funding will help arts organizations and artists throughout the City and is a key investment in jobs and our economy. The arts sector generated $9.3 billion to Arizona’s economy in 2019 and employed over 90,000 Arizonans, with the majority of that economic activity benefiting Phoenix. Arts and culture are also a critical source of emotional support for our community when it is needed most. Thank you!

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    Terri Rosko over 2 years ago

    I strongly oppose the proposed use of Covid funding. The funding should be used to support our Police force. The City needs to be safe; law and order the residents deserve that. The City council continues to defund police which is destabilizing our community. The role of Mayor & City Council is to ensure a safe community along with sustainable infrastructure. Use the funds to take care of our Police, Veterans, Small Business owners and to address the exploding homeless population.

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    Tom Thompson over 2 years ago

    I am disturbed that there is zero allocation to public safety (Police/Fire). Without public safety, you have nothing. Crime in Phoenix is on rising at an astonishing rate. I happen to live in Councilperson Pastor's district and we are seeing crime in our neighborhood increase and people don't feel safe. What measures are in place to ensure fraud does not take place with the $143 Million for Community investment? It looks ripe for some to line their pockets.

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    Rebecca Denis over 2 years ago

    The most vulnerable communities, working class, black, brown, and indigenous neighborhoods were hit hardest this past year. In 2020 Phx council chose to spend covid relief money on police instead of Phoenix families dealing with unemployment, lower wages, deaths, housing insecurity and health issues all due to the effects of Covid-19. Council needs to ensure ARPA funds are used to provide direct income and child care stipends, utility/rental assistance and not be used to fund the police!

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    Anndee Rickey over 2 years ago

    Supporting Arts & Culture is supporting Mental, physical and social health. Arts organizations provide services to the whole community but especially provide support, vision and hope to our community's most vulnerable. The A&C Sector is a $9Billion driver of economic growth and well being and includes over 10,000 small businesses. The arts keep kids in school and out of trouble. If you support the arts you won't need to fund the police in the same way that we have. Everyone wins.

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    Carla Logan over 2 years ago

    ARP funds are needed for childcare, and transportation vouchers to get people back to work. Every small business owner I know in my district is hiring and struggling to fill positions. Funds should be utilized strategically to help with affordable housing, childcare and transportation vouchers. Support for Arts and Culture is also critical in supporting a thriving urban center. The Arts have be a driving force in business, development, adaptive reuse and revitalization in downtown Phoenix.

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    Margie Kellim over 2 years ago

    Major cities such as New York City, Oakland, & Dallas are now starting to beef up their police forces. They learned their lesson about defunding/underfunding the police the hard way. So why does Phoenix’s Mayor & City Council want to make the same mistake? Please support your tax-paying citizens with funding of new police officers and adequate financial support of the police department as a whole. Plus our veterans & small businesses, our domestic violence victims and mental health service!

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    Karla Contreras over 2 years ago

    Opposing Covid19 funding. Local business were affected by the lockdowns and restrictions. The law enforcement needs the funding, the homeless population with the growing drug addiction in the streets. Our vets need the support not refugees.

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    Kristen Derbyshire over 2 years ago

    We need to support our police! They deserve funds. They have protected us and served sacrificially.

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    Karen Donmoyer over 2 years ago

    Please fund the police and mental health. The current proposal to only fund homelessness doesn't adequately address mental health needs for all since not all those affected are homeless. Funding for police should occur in order to address increased crime and to provide quality training and support. Safety and security should be a priority with these funds.