Month: December 2013

Vice Mayor Gates’ Statement on Intergovernmental Agreement with ASU Focusing on Sustainability

“Yesterday, the City Council Finance, Efficiency & Economy Subcommittee, for which I am chairman, voted to approve an intergovernmental agreement with Arizona State University as part of the city’s Reimagine Phoenix plan – with the goal of reducing the amount of trash that makes it into the landfill by 40 percent by the year 2020. …

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City and County Streamline Development Permitting Services with Co-Location

The Phoenix City Council and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement to streamline the development process by opening a Maricopa County Service Counter within City Hall.  The counter will be located at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., second floor. In addition to existing permitting services in the city’s Planning & Development…

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Vice Mayor Gates’ Statement on Expanded Parking Options at Sky Harbor

“Yesterday my council colleagues and I voted to allow for the expansion of parking options at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, including corporate parking, reservation parking and monthly billing options for frequent business and leisure travelers. This is another example of an innovation and efficiency that makes sense because it offers an extra layer of…

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S&P Adjusts Phoenix Bond Rating

“As chairman of the Finance, Efficiency and Economy Subcommittee, I am laser focused on improving Phoenix’s economy and implementing strong financial fundamentals in our city. While this news is disappointing, I am confident that as the economy continues to recover, we will regain the AAA rating we had,” said Vice Mayor Bill Gates.

Phoenix Desert Preserves Earn More National Recognition

The City of Phoenix’s vast desert preserve system has again earned national recognition. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently included Phoenix in an online travel article titled “6 Places to Experience Big City Wilderness.” “As a city, we are fortunate to have the Phoenix Mountain Preserves in our community,” Vice Mayor Bill Gates…

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