Great news! We are gearing up for our annual Taste of Downtown event in Downtown Phoenix.
Hard work is paying off — $3.4 million to be exact. The city was just notified, once again, that the Housing Department was awarded a competitive ARRA grant.
Literally, for Phoenix, strength is in numbers. An increased number of visitors and conventions to the area will strengthen local economic recovery efforts.
We anticipate covering about 230 miles on area roads to attend Make A Difference Day projects. The message we like to send is that every individual can make a difference.
Here are two more reasons to be excited about Green Phoenix: The U.S. Green Building Council’s national conference will happen right here in Phoenix from November 11-13, 2009, at the Phoenix Convention Center; and former Vice President Al Gore will be the keynote speaker!
When I first became Mayor, I listed my three priorities — and my priorities for Phoenix — as public safety, education and jobs. Nearly six years later, those remain our priorities. And, it’s no accident that I always list public safety first.
Recently the city of Phoenix celebrated being the first city in the nation to complete its weatherization program for low-income families.
I am back in Phoenix after a quick yet quite busy trip to Washington, DC, earlier this week, where I was asked to participate in a panel focused on public safety by the White House and the Attorney General.
The Green Phoenix initiative continues to move forward at the city of Phoenix. We are working to maintain our status as a leader in sustainability, with programs that have a real impact on our environment and the habits of our residents.
Well, we did it. On Saturday, March 29, thousands of Phoenix residents showed their commitment to the environment by turning off their lights for Earth Hour. If you saw any of the national TV coverage, it reminded me of the stories we see throughout the day on December 31 each year. Earth Hour happened in… Read more