Meeting Time: April 11, 2022 at 5:30pm MST
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    Caroline Lobo about 2 years ago

    There are fundamental issues in several pockets of our communities. Some are overburdened, lack the basic infrastructure of sidewalks, trees, shade, lighting etc. Right now it seems like we are throwing money at the problem as a band-aid approach. I am requesting dedicating planning staff to create a plan for these overburdened communities from the perspective of creating equitable healthy and safe communities. i am requesting a dedicated business liaison for our business communities. Support PD

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    Max Clark about 2 years ago

    Every year about 3000-4500 crashes happen in D7. These collisions result in 1600-2300 injuries and 14-29 fatalities. Streets in D7 have been designed for speed not safety. Traffic signal timing encourages speeding. Long stretches of road without traffic signals encourages speeding and makes it difficult for people to turn onto streets because there is no break in traffic. Please invest $9 million dollars in road safety projects throughout the city or more than $1 million dollars in District 7.

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    Nadine Alauria about 2 years ago

    I am disappointed that the Budget does not have more Police funding. We absolutely CANNOT cut CAO's and NET Squads to add just 24 Patrol Officers. Community members and neighborhood leaders need our CAO's. More funding needs to go to recruitment!
    I support the Gated Alley Program. It has made a huge difference in Sunnyslope and should be completed & expanded. Absolutely NO funds can be re-allocated away from Phx PD. We have a severe Police shortage, especially the 5th largest US City!

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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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    Mark Mettes, President & CEO Herberger Theater Center about 2 years ago

    Recognizing there are many important needs throughout the City, I appreciate the great care you take in balancing everything. I thank you for your support of arts and culture, including slight increase in arts grants ($75,000) and public art maintenance. The arts are an economic driver, but even more importantly, the arts bring us together to share our heritage and our viewpoints, while cultivating empathy, acceptance and collaboration. Our community needs this now more than ever. Thank you!

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    cynthia graber about 2 years ago

    Very well thought out budget. One thing that I noticed not in this budget is a 24/7 hotline number to address City Parks, Neighborhoods services, Housing and public works after hours. Last weekend along 19th Ave we had pop up tents selling laptops/phones and not one of them had a permit. They were causing chaos and creating safety issues at the intersections. This issue should have been addressed by NHS but unfortunately crime stop had to be called. We need dept after hours help

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    G A Sumner about 2 years ago

    If we are always negative about our Police, why would any recruit be interested?
    We need to invest some of the additional money into our Police. Without more investment, we are jeopardizing our public safety.
    Our parks are an asset to our neighborhoods and surrounding businesses, but only if we don’t accept disruptive behavior that interferes with the positive and safe atmosphere in our parks. I support the budget item for Park Rangers and support additional funding, as well.

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    Gita Balakumar about 2 years ago

    An increase monies to be allocated to fund the area of 56th St at Deer Valley that now extend north to Pinnacle Peak. The level of traffic and speeding will further increase. The area is mixed residential with nearby commercial space. It is been noted the level of speeders, especially persons that may think it's a cut through, the number of turn arounds has increased. Speed bumps and thoughtfully placed stops signs that do not interfere with enter/exits of residents are greatly needed

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    Debbie Weigert about 2 years ago

    As a longtime resident of Phoenix, I am advocating the addition of PICKLEBALL AT DESERT FOOTHILLS PARK project. We would like the city to allocate funds to add at least 8 dedicated Pickleball courts & parking lot. This park was built 25 years ago & never finished. This would be a great addition to the park. In the interim we are asking that our current two tennis courts be refinished & lined for dual purpose as these courts are underutilized & in bad shape. This is a great use of funds.

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    Rebecca Perrera about 2 years ago

    I support the proposal and its efforts to protect the most vulnerable. I like the mobile library at the underserved 67th Ave area. The LACC needs one-time funding to address irrigation, dust, erosion, and lighting. It also needs more ranger patrols to curb dangerous ATV use. Finally, I would like to see transparent benchmarks in place to restore the CAOs to their assignments. CAOs are an important part of community development and long-term institutional change.

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    Carol A Poore PhD, President, Poore & Associates Strategic Planning and Faculty, Arizona State University about 2 years ago

    Thank you for recognizing that arts/culture represents a vital community investment supporting economic development and a creative, vibrant city. Thanks for supporting grants ($75,000) and public art maintenance fund ($40,000) for our Office of Arts + Culture. Public art is a vital community asset that must be maintained. For the future, I would advocate the arts budget reflect a $1 per capita investment to be comparable to other U.S. cities similar in size. Thanks for your steadfast support.

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    Leticia Gonzalez about 2 years ago

    I'm advocating for funds to gate the alleys in Sunnyslope. I understand not all the residents who have an alley behind their home have problems; however, in Sunnyslope we absolutely have many problems in our alleys and desperately need your help! I know gating our alleys work and I speak from personal experience. Since my alley was gated, the issue no longer exist. Please allocate funds to gate alleys in Sunnyslope and anywhere else there is an interest and need within the City of Phoenix.

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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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    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 in support of the project to add 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 existing courts are in need of maintenance and therefore 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.