Meeting Time: April 07, 2022 at 8:30am MST
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    G A Sumner about 2 years ago

    I support the budget funding for Police and Park Rangers. It makes economic sense to set-aside part of the budget surplus, but I also support using some of the funds for additional funding for Police and Park Rangers.

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    pam fitzgerald about 2 years ago

    The current budget needs to add funding for PHXPD. You need to fund for more officers, recruitment &added technology such as drones,cameras & shot spotters. It is imperative to add enough funding to maintain our CAO & NET squads. They are an integral & positive force for the safety of our neighborhoods.The people that don't support the police are the criminals, rapists, drug dealers and sex traffickers. This budget needs to show citizens that you care about making our city a safe place to live

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    Martha Spence about 2 years ago

    I agree with those below who are saying that the funding for Phoenix Police needs to be GREATLY INCREASED!!! Protecting the citizens should be the number 1 job of the City of Phoenix.

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    Nadine Alauria about 2 years ago

    I live & work in D3 and am a very active community member. I am very disappointed the budget does not allocate increased funding to PD to hire more Officers. We absolutely CANNOT cut our CAO's and a NET squad to add just 24 Patrol Officers. We also need to fund Sunnyslope Works. Structured campgrounds are desperately needed to help the homeless have some shelter. We need drug education and not just damage control/treatment to turn the tide on the drug epidemic starting with our youth.

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    Lisa Garcia about 2 years ago

    I do not agree with the budget. Climate change needs to come from the Governor office.
    We need mental Hospitals, housing only for seniors & Domestic Violence Victims.
    Law Enforcement needs to have their salary tripled. We need more drug enforcement, moregang crime, major crimes, homicide enforcement and staff to.protect our children. We all know the only people who don't support Police are criminals, pedophiles, drug dealers, sex traffickers.

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    Ray McDaniel about 2 years ago

    Money needs to go to Police. PHX is not safe. Hired armed guards if need be. Public Safety needs to be #1

    Don't allow Yassamin Carlos Betty and Laura to continue to support Pedofiles and sex traffickers.
    Hire law enforcement fund Police, armed security helicopters red light cameras bring in the national guard to arrest criminals and drug dealers.

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    Taylor J about 2 years ago

    Public Safety needs to be #1 Carlos Garcia supports Pedophiles and sex trafficking. Put $$$$ towards Police and Public Safety!

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    Christine Lyons about 2 years ago

    As a long-time Phoenix resident and leader of my local Block Watch, I am disappointed the current budget did not increase funding for Police. The Police budget needs to be increased to fund additional staff and support services in order to provide Phoenix residents with safe communities. Police Officers put their lives on the line every day and the current understaffing increases their risk level. Increasing the Police budget is vital.

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    Beth Gadzik about 2 years ago

    Please finish Desert Foothills Park, including 8 Pickleball courts and a paved parking lot would greatly enhance the community! Over 1,000 new homes are planned just a couple of miles east of the Park and our community needs more recreational outlets. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, now even being taught in our elementary/ Jr. High/ High Schools....these children will need a convenient, easy access place to play Pickleball rather than sitting at home on their electronics.

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    Donna Leeds about 2 years ago

    As a long standing Realtor in the Ahwatukee community, clients are always searching for the best schools, parks and recreational activities. Desert Foothills Park was never completed and dedicated Pickleball courts and additional parking would be a wonderful addition for Ahwatukee residents and future residents.

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    Bill Scheel about 2 years ago

    I support the City Manager’s recommendation to add $200,000 to the Historic Preservation threatened buildings fund. Historic and vintage buildings have been a great catalyst for neighborhood commercial redevelopment in Sunnyslope and the entire city. These funds will provide more tools to help small local businesses renovate and retrofit vintage and historic buildings, helping with neighborhood revitalization and adding to our sales tax base. Thank you for supporting the Threatened Building fund

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    Michael Shupp about 2 years ago

    I support adding pickleball courts at the Desert Foothill Park. The courts at Pecos park are already fully occupied at prime times and Desert Foothills park would be the perfect spot to expand Pickleball in Phoenix. With 1050 new homes being built on the recently sold 373 acre State Trust land just to the west of Desert Foothills Park there will be a much greater need for Pickleball courts and the tax revenue to support these projects.
    Thank you.

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    Judy Oelkers about 2 years ago

    I am writing on behalf of the project to support pickleball courts at Desert Foothills Park. We ask the city to consider allocating funds to add 8 or more pickleball courts and a parking lot. In the interim, we ask that our current 2 tennis courts be refinished and lined for dual purpose. The present courts are in need of maintenance and underutilized. In the almost 20 years I have lived nearby the park has seen little improvement or upkeep. Thanks.

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    Christoph Ostendorp about 2 years ago

    I am a 25 year Ahwatukee resident and Desert Foothills Park has never been finished. The area planned as a Community Center is used for illegal dumping. There is a great movement to build pickleball courts which I fully support as I work during the day to pay my taxes, and can only play at Pecos after 5:30 PM & weekends. I often have to wait over 30 min betw. games. Why is the funding collected from taxes & impact fees in this area for the past 25 years not being used to finish this park?

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    Jill Ostendorp about 2 years ago

    As a life-long advocate for youth sports & fitness, we are asking you to please allocate budget to add dedicated Pickleball courts to Desert Foothills Park & refurbish the current courts. Currently, Steve Manolis is leading an effort to donate refurbished paddles to the Boys and Girls Clubs in Phoenix and we have proposed to councilmembers to offer Free clinics to help increase access to pickleball as a safe and healthy recreational low cost activity for anyone to enjoy. Thank you.

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    Andrew McNeish about 2 years ago

    I am fully in support of adding PICKLEBALL COURTS AT DESERT FOOTHILLS PARK. I am asking the city to consider funding to add at least 8 Pickleball courts and add an additional parking lot. This park has never been finished. I am asking that our current tennis courts be refinished and lined for picklball (dual purpose). Lighting is very bad and needs to be updated. With this I (and MANY others here) would not have to drive to further courts thereby saving the environment and fuel.

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    Carrie McNeish about 2 years ago

    I am writing in on behalf of over 800 supporters for the PICKLEBALL AT DESERT FOOTHILLS PARK project. We are asking the city to consider allocating funds to add at least 8 dedicated Pickleball courts and a parking lot. In the interim we are asking that our current two tennis courts are refinished and lined for dual purpose as these courts are underutilized and in bad shape. We would love to be able to walk/ride to our local park to play pickleball rather than driving to Pecos- go green.