News

  • Garfield COVID-19 Forum – May 25th @ 6pm
    Dr. Amish Shah

    We’re hosting an online Zoom Forum to discuss questions about COVID-19, vaccinations, etc. Our own Arizona State Representative Dr. Shah will be joining us to answer questions!

    Thursday, March 25th, 2021
    6pm
    Zoom (online) COVID-19 Forum

    We’ll send out Zoom links if you get our neighborhood emails (sign up on the right-hand side of the Contact Us page, we usually only email a few times a month mostly sending the link, agenda and summary of the monthly meetings) or join the neighborhood FaceBook group. We will be recording it so will post that online (with links probably from our COVID-19 page).

    You can submit questions ahead of time online:

  • Virtual Public Meeting – 16th St: Jefferson to Roosevelt St.s

    The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is seeking your input on proposed changes to the travel lane striping on 16th Street from Jefferson Street to Roosevelt Street. This location is scheduled to receive pavement treatment in spring/summer 2021, creating an opportunity to change the current striping pattern throughout the corridor and to rebalance vehicle travel lanes and add bicycle lanes where there is enough space.

    Live Virtual Meeting: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6 p.m.
    Learn More & Provide Input: Phoenix.gov/Streets/LaneChanges

    While respecting social distancing recommendations and the personal safety of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeking your input virtually!

    Please join us for a presentation followed by question and answer session beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Options to participate virtually include:

    1. Call-in to listen to the live meeting
      Dial 602-666-0783, enter meeting number 187 460 5406, then press #. Press # again if prompted for an attendee ID.
      This option allows participants to ONLY listen to listen to the meeting.
    2. View and listen to the live meeting
      Visit the project webpage at Phoenix.gov/Streets/LaneChanges/16thstreet to register to join the meeting by phone or computer with an internet connection.
      This option allows participants to ONLY view and listen to the meeting.
    3. Interested in speaking during the meeting?
      You must request to speak and/or submit a comment or question during the live meeting by noon on March 4, 2021. Email us at agranillo@gciaz.com with your first and last name, and we will email you the pre-registration instructions. Or, call the project hotline at 623-825-3444 to supply us with your contact information.

    If you require reasonable accommodations for this process, please contact our Project Hotline at 623-825-3444.
    This notice can be made available in an alternate format upon request by calling 602-262-6284 (TTY: Use 711).

    Questions? Contact Albert Granillo, Community Relations Coordinator: agranillo@gciaz.com or 623-825-3444

  • City Council Votes on De-funding OAT

    Wednesday, February 17th at 2:30pm
    Formal City Council Meeting

    From District 8 Councilmember Garcia’s newsletter:

    Item 81:  Human Service Campus Request*  

    *Phoenix City Council is trying to kill police accountability on February 17th. Last week, Council voted to block Andre House from opening a new shelter for people who have been pushed out of existing shelters. That same week, Phoenix Police went viral for ANOTHER racist scandal. Councilmembers Williams, Waring, and DiCiccio wrote a formal request to reallocate the Office of Accountability and Transparency (*OAT) funding to homelessness. There is currently $27 million sitting there to help our unsheltered neighbors at the city.  This is a clear effort to eliminate accountability for a police department that has a long history of brutality and racism. We, the residents of Phoenix, deserve BOTH accountability and resources to help our unsheltered neighbors. Sign up to speak virtually at Formal Council Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 2:30pm.

    Newsletter for District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia

    Other details from Councilmember Garcia at: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLNCV_Ynbfa/?igshid=1j9m254bv5idx

    You can request to be added to District 8’s Police Accountability Updates here: bit.ly/psjd8

    You can see the full agendas of upcoming City Council meetings and register your comments or to speak at: https://www.phoenix.gov/cityclerk/publicmeetings/city-council-meetings

  • Garfield Community Yard Sale

    Saturday February 20th 8am-1pm
    Alwun House Art Park, 12th St & Diamond


    Garfield residents are invited to declutter, liquidate and repurpose those things you no longer need. This is your opportunity to rent a space and sell your wares or possessions, that are ready for a new home. Residents are welcome to sell: gadgets & tools, furniture & lamps, knickknacks & tchotchkes, clothes & housewares. Whatever, you wish to sell, barter, liquidate or rehome, including any handmade crafts you make.

    COVID accommodations

    Wearing facial masks in Park will be required at all times. Respecting social distancing requirements. We are separating vendor’s spaces and limiting sales spaces to 15 vendors total.

    Application:

    Registrations accepted on a first come basis.
    Registration Info: https://forms.gle/SuvMdW83DWPTJhfU7

  • Garfield Mask Drive

    The Garfield Mask Drive has delivered more than 1000 cloth masks to friends and neighbors since June 2020. The mask drive is volunteer and donation driven, with the goal to keep our neighbors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can still request FREE adult and youth masks at bit.ly/garfield-mask-drive. Be a good neighbor, wear a mask!