🌱 Phoenix Amazon Shooting + Phoenix City Council Approves $500M Bond

hey phoenix I’m here in your inbox this morning to tell you everything you need to know about what’s going on around town.

But first, today’s weather:

Cool with partial sunshine. High: 56 Low: 41.

Here are the top three stories today in Phoenix:

  1. On Wednesday morning, someone who was not an Amazon employee or contractor entered a Phoenix-suburb Amazon location wielding a weapon. The intruder shot one contract worker before being shot and killed by a different contract worker on the premises. As of Wednesday evening, the incident is still under investigation and police are currently unsure of the motive for the shooting. (Arizona Daily Sun)
  2. On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council approved a $500 million bond proposal that will now be on the November 2023 ballot for voter consideration. The council approved the largest allocation of over $132 million to “Public Safety” and the smallest share of $26 million to “Environment and Sustainability.” Mayor Kate Gallego thanked the committee members for their time and expertise in crafting the proposals. (Daily Independent)
  3. The Arizona state ethics board that oversees local constables voted unanimously for the resignation of Douglas Clark, a Maricopa County constable. In August, Clark allegedly held tenant Giovanni Markovich at gunpoint while evicting him and refused to file paperwork documenting the incident. Nathan Wallace, the state’s presiding constable, said Clark violated 13 ethics rules and laws regarding use of force. (The Arizona Republic)

Today in Phoenix:

  • Live Music Open Night At Wandering Donkey (12:00 PM)
  • Rockabilly Christmas Extravaganza At The Rhythm Room (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • the Phoenix Public Library is hosting a virtual art exhibit to celebrate Black History Month. Kids in grades K-12 are invited to draw an important person or event celebrating Black experiences. (Phoenix Public Library via Facebook)
  • Looking to start the new year with a new home? Here are the Latest homes to hit the Phoenix market, including a four-bedroom/four-bathroom property with a stunning in-ground pool in nearby Scottsdale. (phoenix patch)

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You’re officially in the loop for today! I’ll see you around.

Miranda Fraraccio

About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a born and raised Rhode Islander, now living in New York. She works as a staff writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island, where she earned a degree in Writing & Rhetoric and Communication Studies. In her free time, you can find her traveling, drinking tea, or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.

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