>>Councilwoman Williams: COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI AND I ALONG WITH RODNEY AND SASHA, PARKS AND REC. DEPARTMENT, ARE HOLDING AN ILLUSTRATION CONTEST FOR KIDS K-8 THROUGH PART OF THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THE JEREMY JACKRABBIT CHILDREN’S BOOK SAFETY SERIES. THE CONTEST IS OPEN NOW AND IT’S — WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER. THIS YEAR JEREMY JACKRABBIT WILL DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY. FOR ANY INFORMATION ON HOW YOUR CHILD CAN BE INVOLVED, CHECK MY LATEST NEWSLETTER OR CALL MY OFFICE AT 602-262-7444. THANK YOU, MAYOR.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. COUNCILWOMAN GUARDADO.>>Councilwoman Guardado: FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MINUTE TO THANK ALL THE DIFFERENT CITY DEPARTMENTS THAT COLLABORATED WITH OUR OFFICE TO MAKE YESTERDAY’S STREET ALLEY CLEANUP A REALITY. DURING OUR CAMPAIGN TRAIL, ONE OF THE THINGS WE HEARD FROM OUR CONSTITUENTS WAS BEING ABLE TO CLEAN OUT OUR ALLEYS, DOING SOME WORK IN OUR ALLEYS, AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. I WANT TO THANK THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STREETS DEPARTMENT, PARKS DEPARTMENT AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR ALL THE COLLABORATION THEY DID WITH US YESTERDAY, AND OUR PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT ALSO HELPED US WITH OUR CLEANUP YESTERDAY. IT WAS REALLY AN INSPIRING EVENT. WE HAD NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS. WE HAD THE SUPERMOMS THAT CAME OUT, WE HAD YOUNG LEADERS, IT WAS THE FIRST DAY OF FALL BREAK, SO WE HAD A LOT OF YOUNG LEADERS FROM TREVOR BROWNE, FROM THE HERO PROGRAM FROM MRC, THE DIFFERENT MIDDLE SCHOOLS CAME OUT AND WE GATHERED AT EL OSO PARK. I HAVE ALWAYS SAID IT’S GOING TO TAKE A VILLAGE TO MAKE CHANGES IN OUR DISTRICT. I AM SO GRATEFUL TO OUR CITY DEPARTMENTS WHO CAME TOGETHER WITH THE WONDERFUL COMMUNITY AND MADE REAL CHANGES YESTERDAY. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH. I ALSO WANTED TO INVITE EVERYONE OUT THIS SATURDAY. WE’RE DOING A MOVIE IN THE PARK AT SOLANO PARK. I WANT TO THANK THE PARKS DEPARTMENT FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT. IT WILL BE FROM 5:00 UNTIL 8:00 JUST SOUTH OF THE CHRISTOWN MALL AND TO GET US INTO THE HAUL WE SPIRIT WE WILL BE FEATURING “THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.” THANK YOU, MAYOR.>>Mayor Gallego:. THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI.>>Councilman Nowakowski: I WANT TO THANK YOU AND EVERYONE THAT SHOWED UP TO MY FIRST CENSUS GATHERING AT MARGARET HANCE LIBRARY. IT WAS INCREDIBLE TO SEE THE YOUNG PEOPLE. I THINK YOUR SON MICHAEL PARTICIPATED ALSO, RIGHT.>>Mayor Gallego: HE IS READY FOR HIS FIRST CENSUS.>>Councilman Nowakowski: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR CENSUS. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU’RE JUST BORN OR 100 YEARS OF AGE. WE NEED EVERYBODY TO COUNTED. IT’S ABOUT $533 PERSON LIVING IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX THAT WE RECEIVE OUR FAIR SHARE OF FEDERAL MONIES, OUR STATE MONIES AND OUR COUNTY MONIES. SO IT’S SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU BE COUNTED. ALSO I’M EXCITED WORKING ALONG WITH OUR COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS THAT WE’RE DOING THAT JEREMY JACKRABBIT SHE JUST EXPLAINED. IT’S SO THAT YOU ALL GET INVOLVED. IT’S A WAY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM KINDERGARTEN TO 8th GRADE TO PARTICIPATE IN HELPING PEOPLE LEARN THE RULES OF CROSSING THE DISCREET AND STREET SAFETY. SO ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS, AND ALSO THE RODNEY FAMILY FOR HELPING OUT, THE GLASSMAN FAMILY FOR HELPING OUT, AND PRODUCING A PIECE OF — IT’S A BOOK THAT’S GOING TO BE BILINGUAL AND EVERY SINGLE KINDERGARTEN IN THE MARICOPA COUNTY WILL BE RECEIVING ONE. SO THANK YOU. ALSO, THIS WEEKEND, TALKING ABOUT KINDERGARTNERS, WE’RE GOING TO BE HAVING BABY SHARK. IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A YOUNG ONE AT HOME, OR IF YOU’VE LISTENED TO “BABY SHARK,” ACTUALLY “BABY SHARK” IS GOING TO BE HERE IN SOUTH PHOENIX AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL. IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT EVENT. BEFORE THE EVENT THERE IS GOING TO BE A FAMILY RESOURCE FAIR WHERE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT RESOURCES THAT’S AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN SOUTH PHOENIX AND THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF PHOENIX. SO COME ON OUT. THERE’S GOING TWO MINI-SHOWS, ONE AT 9:00 IN THE MORNING, THE OTHER ONE IS AT 1:00 AND BETWEEN THE SHOWS THEY WILL HAVE THAT COMMUNITY FAIR WHERE YOU CAN LEARN ALL KINDS OF THINGS AND PICK UP YOUR TICKET TO SEE “BABY SPARK.” ALSO WANTED TO REMIND PEOPLE ABOUT THE G.A.I.N. EVENT. WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF G.A.I.N. EVENTS HAPPENING NEXT WEEK. WE WANT PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE. GO TO OUR WEBSITE TO GET MORE DETAILS BUT I WANT TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE AT SIERRA VISTA, RED HAWK, ARLINGTON ESTATES FOR PUTTING ON SUCH GREAT G.A.I.N. EVENTS EVERY YEAR, AND I KNOW THAT THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE GREAT ALSO. AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, IT’S NOCHO EN BLANCO. EVERYONE DRESSES UP IN WHITE. IT’S AT MARGARET HANCE PARK. EVERYONE IS IN WHITE. IT’S INCREDIBLE TO SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL AND WHAT A GREAT EVENT. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. YOU CAN LOOK THAT UP ON OUR WEBSITE ALSO, AND THERE’S ACTUALLY YOU CAN LOOK UP AT THE — AT THE MARGARET HANCE MARK CONSERVANCY.ORG.>>Councilman DiCiccio: WHAT DAY, MICHAEL?>>Councilman Nowakowski: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th. IT’S A GREAT EVENT. AND IT’S MY HONOR, IT WAS BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION IN DISTRICT 7, FROM A POLICE OFFICER, JC, THAT BROUGHT IT TO OUR ATTENTION THERE IS AN INDIVIDUAL THAT LIVES IN DISTRICT 7 AND ACTUALLY HAS A BUSINESS IN DISTRICT 7, HIS NAME IS MICHAEL STRONG, THAT’S A VETERAN. I KNOW IT’S NOT VETERAN’S DAY THIS MONTH. IT’S A MONTH FROM NOW. BUT IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO CELEBRATE OUR VETERANS. MICHAEL STRONG HAS SERVED IN OUR MILITARY. HE WAS BORN BACK IN 1919. SO HE IS GOING TO BE CELEBRATING 100 YEARS THIS DECEMBER. AND HE ENLISTED IN THE MILITARY AT 23 YEARS OF AGE. HE SERVED IN WORLD WAR II AND ALL THE MAJOR — SIX MAJOR BATTLES, AND IT’S AN HONOR TO HAVE HIM HAVE A BUSINESS. IF YOU EVER WALK DOWNTOWN PHOENIX AND YOU SEE MICHAEL’S JEWELRY, THAT’S NOT MY JEWELRY STORE. IT’S MICHAEL STRONG’S THAT’S BEEN THERE FOR 65 YEARS, AND IT’S A BUSINESS THAT HAS SURVIVED AND THANK YOU SO MUCH, MICHAEL, FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY, NOT JUST SERVING AND PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY, BUT ALSO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY WITH A SMALL BUSINESS AND PROVIDING GREAT JEWELRY. ALSO HE’S HERE WITH HIS WIFE OF 46 YEARS, JUDITH. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT. YOU KNOW THERE’S A GREAT WOMAN BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. WITH THAT I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU A FRIENDS OF PHOENIX. YOU TRULY AREN’T JUST A FRIEND OF PHOENIX BUT YOU’RE A FRIEND OF OUR COUNTRY FOR FIGHTING AND MAKING SURE WE HAVE THE RIGHTS, AND I HAVE A RIGHT TO STAND UP HERE AS A CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AND TO CREATE POLICIES AND ORDINANCES. SO WITH THAT, MICHAEL, WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME OVER HERE? I WILL JUST HAND THIS TO YOU. LET’S GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]>>Councilman Waring: YOU WERE SMART ENOUGH NOT TO GET INTO POLITICS. [APPLAUSE]>>Mayor Gallego: COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR.>>Councilwoman Pastor: THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th, I AM HOSTING A DINNER AT HUNPAKI FARM. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PHOENIX SUNS FOR SPONSORING. THIS DINNER IS WITH COPING MECHANISM WITH PTSD FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND FIREFIGHTERS, AND THEY HAVE A GREAT PROGRAM. BE HOSTING A DINNER THAT NIGHT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, LET ME KNOW. ON OCTOBER 12th I START OFF WITH THE NATIVE CONNECTIONS PARADE AND THEN I END UP — OR GO TO OUR SENIOR COMMUNITY FAIR AT ADD MANY DIAZ’S SENIOR CENTER AND THEN I GO TO THE LATIN LGBTQ FESTIVAL ENJOYING GREAT MUSIC. OCTOBER 15th I WILL HAVE MY COMMUNITY COFFEE IN THE EVENING. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. CITY MANAGER, DO YOU HAVE ANY UPDATES FOR US?>>City Mgr. Zuercher: MAYOR, I DO THIS TIME. THIS YEAR PHXTV, WHICH IS KNOWN AS CHANNEL 11 TO MANY OF US, IS CELEBRATING ITS 35th ANNIVERSARY OF BEING ON AIR PROVIDING NEWS AND INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT MAKES PHOENIX A GREAT PLACE TO WORK AND LIVE. THE CITY COUNCIL FIRST RECOMMENDED CREATING A GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL IN 1984 TO BROADCAST ITS MEETINGS AND PROMOTE THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE. AND OF INTEREST, THE STATION STARTED WITH ONLY TWO HOURS OF PROGRAMMING BETWEEN 6:30 AND 8:30 P.M. CERTAINLY THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY HAS TRANSFORMED OVER THE YEARS, AND WHILE PHXTV HAS CHANGED NAMES AND PLACES ON THE DIAL AND PLACES IN THE CITY BUILDINGS, THE SAME COMMITMENT TO OUR RESIDENTS HAS BEEN CONSTANT THROUGHOUT. THE CHANNEL HAS WON MULTIPLE EMMY AND TELLY AWARDS FOR CREATIVITY AND EXCELLENCE. PHXTV NOW PROVIDES 24 HOUR A DAY, SEVEN DAY A WEEK PROGRAMMING AS WELL AS LIVE STREAMING AT PHOENIX.GOV. YOU CAN WATCH PHXTV ON DEMAND ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE OR YouTube CHANNEL. I WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE PHXTV TEAM FOR THE ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE PROGRAMS THEY PRODUCE FOR OUR RESIDENTS DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND THANK THE COUNCIL FOR THEIR FORESIGHT 35 YEARS AGO TO CREATE SUCH A SERVICE FOR OUR RESIDENTS. SO I WANT TO CONGRATULATE PHOENIX TEA.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. ON BEHALF OF ALL OF WE APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT PHX11 DOES. NOW WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER 1, WHICH IS A BIOSCIENCE HEALTHCARE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE AND ASK OUR VERY DISTINGUISHED PANEL TO COME FORWARD. THIS UPDATE COMES AS AN EXCITING TIME FOR OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE JUST CELEBRATED BIOSCIENCES WEEK AS WELL AS THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREATER PHOENIX ECONOMIC COUNCIL, AND IF THERE WERE EVER AN ISSUE WHERE INTENTIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS HELPED SHAPE OUR COMMUNITY, I THINK THIS IS ONE WE OUGHT TO CELEBRATE. NOT LONG AGO WE WERE A CITY WITHOUT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND WITHOUT THE TYPE OF INVESTMENTS YOU SEE HERE TODAY. IT’S A GREAT GOVERNMENT SUCCESS STORY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND PHILANTHROPY AND ONE WE OUGHT OUGHT TO DO A BETTER JOB TELLING FROM MY PERSPECTIVE. ACROSS SEVERAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER TO MOVE OUR ECONOMY TOWARDS A SMARTER AREA. WE ARE NOW THE FASTEST GROWING CITY IN THE COUNTRY AND WE LED IN TERMS OF JOB CREATION IN BIOSCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE, WHICH IS A REAL TRIUMPH FOR YOU ON COMMUNITY AND A CREDIT TO MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE TODAY. SO THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE AT A VERY TIMELY TIME. AND I’LL TURN IT OVER TO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR CHRIS MACKAY.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. WE’RE VERY EXCITED TO BE WITH YOU HERE TODAY TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON ALL THAT’S GOING ON IN BIOSCIENCES AND HEALTHCARE HERE IN PHOENIX. WITH ME AT THE TABLE IS A VERY DISTINGUISHED GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS. DR. BARE RENZ TRANSLATIONAL GENOMICS INSTITUTE. RICK NAIMARK, ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHRIS CHRISTIE FARLEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, DR. ROBERT DUNLAY AND CHRIS COMOCHO CONTRACT GREATER PHOENIX ECONOMIC COUNCIL AND CEO. I AM GOING TO GO INTO A BIT OF AN OVERVIEW FIRST FROM THE ENTIRE CITY OF PHOENIX AND THEN TURN IT OVER TO MY COLLEAGUES. OUR HIGHLIGHTS TODAY WILL SHOWCASE FOR YOU HOW THE CITY OF PHOENIX IS WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD 4 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF NEW HEALTHCARE AND BIOSCIENCES CONSTRUCTION, $3 BILLION OF NEW CAPITAL INVESTMENT, AND 7,000 NEW JOBS. AND IT ALL STARTED WITH A VISION. IN THE 1990s THE CITY COUNCIL AT THAT TIME DECIDED IT WAS IMPORTANT TO GET INTO THE BIOSCIENCES INDUSTRY. THEY MADE A $58 MILLION INVESTMENT IN A BUILDING FOR THE TRANSLATIONAL GENOMICS INSTITUTE AND INVESTED ABOUT $40 MILLION IN ACQUIRING LAND HERE IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX THAT’S NOW HOME TO THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS. AND THAT 30 ACRES IS REALLY DEDICATED TO RESEARCH, TO EDUCATION, AND TO BIOSCIENCES INNOVATORS. JUST A QUICK STORY, DR. JEFFREY TRENT IN THE EARLY 2000s HAD JUST DECODED THE GENOME. HE IS THE FOUNDER OF TGen. WITH NIH HE WAS PART OF A TEAM THAT DID THAT DISCOVERY. THAT’S WHAT’S BROUGHT PERSONALIZED MEDICINE TO THE LEVEL IT’S AT TODAY, CANCER RESEARCH AND THINGS THAT ARE CURING DISEASES WE HAVE NOT EVER SEEN BEFORE EVER IN HISTORY BUT MORE CLOSELY PERSONAL TO A LOT OF OUR CITIZENS IS WHAT MAKES 23N ME POSSIBLE AND ANCESTRY.COM AND WE KNOW WHERE WE COME FROM. IN 2002 AS I SAID THE CITY OF PHOENIX CITY COUNCIL AT THAT TIME DID INVEST $58 MILLION TO BUILD THE FIRST LAB BUILDING ON THE DOWNTOWN BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS, AND IN 2017 THIS COUNCIL APPROVED THE SALE OF THAT BUILDING TO CITY OF HOPE TGen FURTHERING THE MISSION OF PHOENIX’S INVESTMENTS IN THAT 2002 THE CITY OF PHOENIX DID PURCHASE HISTORIC BUILDINGS ON THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS. AND IN 2004 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA RECEIVED AUTHORIZATION TO LAUNCH A MEDICAL SCHOOL ON THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS. IN 2006, THE CITY OF PHOENIX VOTERS APPROVED A BOND AND PART OF WHICH WAS $184 MILLION TO BUILD THE DOWNTOWN ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, AND IN 2018, THIS COUNCIL APPROVED $8.8 MILLION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE GROWTH ON THE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, HEALTH FUTURES CAMPUS NEAR MAYO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MAYO AND ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY. IN 2012 THE PBC BECAME HOME TO NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY WITH THEIR ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS. THEIR PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO GROW HERE IN DOWNTOWN. MOST RECENTLY IN 2018 THIS CITY COUNCIL INVESTED IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT THAT ALLOWED FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF PARK CENTRAL MALL AND CREIGHTON MEDICAL SCHOOL TO BREAK GROUND ABOUT, GOSH, TWO WEEKS AGO TODAY, I THINK IN THE CENTRAL CITY, WHICH ADDS ANOTHER MEDICAL SCHOOL HERE INTO THE CITY OF PHOENIX. WHY IS PHOENIX SO INTENTLY FOCUSED ON BIOSCIENCES AND HEALTHCARE? AS THIS COUNCIL HAS GIVEN US GUIDANCE, IT’S REALLY ABOUT DIVERSIFYING THE ECONOMY. IT’S ABOUT CREATING A RESILIENT, ROBUST ECONOMY THAT IS MORE RECESSION-PROOF THAN IT’S BEEN IN THE PAST. IT’S ABOUT WORKFORCE AND JOB CREATION. AND IT’S ABOUT DRIVING JOBS THAT ARE SUSTAINABLE AND SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES AND PROVIDE THEM A GREAT QUALITY OF LIFE AND A GREAT CAREER PATH. BUT WHAT WE’VE SEEN HERE IN DOWNTOWN IN PARTICULAR PARTICULAR IS THE REVITALIZATION OF DOWNTOWN PHOENIX. IT’S BEEN PART OF THE ANCHOR THAT’S HELPED US REVITALIZE MIDTOWN AND DOWNTOWN PHOENIX, AND WE ARE CREATING PLACES TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES. OUR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES ARE REALLY WELL ALIGNED WITH OUR UNIVERSITY AND HEALTHCARE PARTNERS IN RESEARCH, IN IN PRECISION MEDICINE, IN — A DRIVING IN EDUCATION AND ALSO PROVIDING NEW DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. AS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPER THAT’S PART OF OUR JOB, IS TO GIVE THEM NEW BUILDINGS IN WHICH TO LOCATE AND OPERATE. AND MOST RECENTLY OUR CITY COUNCIL HAS TAKEN A STRONG STRATEGIC INITIATIVE IN OUR BIOSCIENCES HEALTHCARE STRATEGY ON A NEW MARKETING AND BRANDING CAMPAIGN FOR PHOENIX RELATED TO BIOSCIENCES. IN OUR HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS I WOULD BE INCREDIBLY REMISS IF WE DIDN’T NOTE THOSE PRIME HOSPITALS THAT ARE STRONG PARTNERS OF THE CITY OF PHOENIX AND OF OUR CITIZENS. MOST COMMUNITIES WOULD KILL FOR ONE OF THEM, AND WE’RE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE NEARLY TWO DOZEN STRONG HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS HERE IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX. AND THOSE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS ARE UNDERGOING MAJOR EXPANSIONS. PROBABLY THE ONE WE’VE SEEN THE MOST OF IS MAYO, OF COURSE, UP ALONG LOOP 101 IN VICE MAYOR WARING’S DISTRICT. THE $648 MILLION CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND NEARLY DOUBLING THE SIZE OF THEIR CAMPUS. WE SEE HONOR HEALTH UNDER CONSTRUCTION ALONG I-17 WITH A NEW HOSPITAL BUILDING. WE SEE BANNER HEALTH ALONG McDOWN GROWING NEW HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND TOWERS FOR PATIENT CARE. NEW BUILDINGS ON THE PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, VA CLINIC HAS A NEW LARGE FACILITY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT 32nd STREET AND VAN BUREN, VALLEY-WISE HEALTH WHICH YOU KNOW BETTER AS MARICOPA INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEMS IS BUILDING ALL OVER PHOENIX ITSELF AND REVITALIZING HOSPITAL IN THE MARYVALE AREA TODAY. ABRAZO CONTINUES TO GROW AND EXPAND ITS EXISTING FACILITIES AROUND DIGNITY HEALTH CONTINUES TO INVEST IN ALL ITS CAMPUSES BUT PARTICULARLY HERE IN THE CENTRAL CITY. ON THE SCREEN IN FRONT OF YOU YOU SEE SOME OF THE PROJECTS HERE ON OUR BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS TODAY, NONE OF WHICH IS LESS IMPORTANT THAN WE HAVE OUR BIOSCIENCES HIGH SCHOOL. SO RIGHT ON OUR BIOSCIENCES CAMPUS WE’RE TRAINING THE NEXT LEVEL OF BIOSCIENCES RESEARCHERS, LAB TECHNICIANS AND OTHERS, RIGHT HERE IN DOWNTOWN. OUR BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS IS HOME TO A NUMBER OF NOTABLE COMPANIES, AND IT CONTINUES TO GROW HERE IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX. OUR NEWEST ADDITION WILL BE WEXFORD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES. THEY ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION WITH JUST OVER $200,000 SQUARE FEET ON THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE BY OWE SCIENCES CAMPUS. IT IS PRIVATE INVESTMENT BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME WE’LL BE ABLE TO HAVE OUR UNIVERSITIES SPIN OUT COMPANIES RIGHT HERE IN DOWNTOWN AND WHEN THEY KALE THEY’LL BE ABLE TO STAY ON THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS IN PRIVATE LAB AND RESEARCH BUILDINGS WITH WEXFORD. OUR LEVEL OF BIOSCIENCES INNOVATORS IS SIGNIFICANT. WHEN WE FIRST UNDERTOOK THIS BACK IN 2001 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FLINN FOUNDATION AND THE COUNTY AND THE UNIVERSITIES AND THE CITY OF PHOENIX AND OTHERS, PEOPLE TOLD US WE WERE TOO LATE TO THE PARTY, THAT THERE WERE ALREADY GRANDDADDY CITIES THAT DID BIOSCIENCES, BOSTON AND SAN FRANCISCO AND ATLANTA AND OTHERS. BUT WE’VE COME ON STRONG. PHOENIX ALWAYS TAKES THE MENTALITY OF GO BIG OR GO HOME, AND THIS IS AN INSTANCE WHERE WE HAVE GONE BIG. WE ARE IN OUR TEENAGERHOOD OF OUR BIOSCIENCE ACTIVITIES CONTINUED TO GROW WITH COMPANIES. ONE OF WHICH IS WITH US, TGen’S DR. BARRENS.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO UPDATE YOU ON TGen. WE TRY TO BE A NOISY PLACE. WE HAVE LOTS TO TALK ABOUT. WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX. WE LOVE THE TAGLINE THAT GOES OUT ON OUR PRESS RELEASES AND PUBLICATIONS THAT INDICATE TGen IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT? WHAT WE DO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS IS TYPICALLY THROUGH PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS. OUR FACT YOU WILL OF PUBLISHED 150 PAPERS IN THE LAST YEAR. SO IT’S AMAZING TO ME WE GET SO MUCH WORK DONE WHEN WE SPEND THAT MUCH TIME BRIGHTING PAPERS BUT WE’RE VERY NOISY ABOUT IT AND WHAT I WANT TO DO IS HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE THINGS WE ENJOY BEING NOISY ABOUT. ONE OF THEM HAS TO DO WITH THIS DISCOVERY, WHAT IF A BLOOD TEST COULD INDICATE TO A WOMAN THAT UNDER TREATMENT SHE IS NOW CANCER FREE FROM HER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS? AND IN FACT DOESN’T NEED TO HAVE FOLLOW-UP SURGERY? WE’RE FINDING THAT MANY WOMEN ARE OVERTREATED FOR THEIR CANCERS, BUT THE CHALLENGE IS HOW WOULD A PHYSICIAN KNOW? SO WE HAVE PIONEERED WORK TO DEVELOP AN EXQUISITELY SENSITIVE BLOOD TEST TO FIND REMNANTS OF TUMOR AND TO BOLDLY PUSH TO SAY CAN WE FIND EVIDENCE THAT THERE IN FACT IS NO TUMOR LEFT, THAT THE TREATMENT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE? SO TO BRING PEACE OF MIND. THIS HAS BEEN VERY, VERY PIONEERING AND BOLD WORK. THE TEST IS CALLED TARTS, TARGETED DIGITAL SEQUENCING. WE HAVE LEARNED DNA CIRCULATES IN THE BLOOD AND THAT DNA ARRIVES FROM VARIOUS DISHES. SOME OF THOSE DISHES IF THEY’RE TUMOR TISSUES, WE CAN FIND TUMOR DNA IN THE BLOOD. AND THAT TEST NOW THAT’S BEEN DEVELOPED IS ABOUT 100 TIMES MORE SENSITIVE THAN THE CURRENT COMMERCIAL TESTS. SO WE’RE MOVING FORWARD TO DEVELOP THIS AS A CLINICAL TEST AND WE’RE SO EXCITED TO PUSH FORWARD AND TO DELIVER THIS FOR STANDARD OF CARE. THIS CREATED QUITE A RUCKUS TWO MONTHS AGO EARLY IN AUGUST. THE PRESS, RANGING ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, FROM SCIENCE JOURNALS TO FORBES MAGAZINE, AND EACH “TIME” MAGAZINE, PICKED UP THE STORY ON TGen’S TARDIS TEST. VERY, VERY EXCITING. I’M GOING TO JUMP TOPICS. THIS IS GOING TO BE A HOP AND SKIP THROUGH SOME OF THESE NOISY OPPORTUNITIES AT TGen. WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING CALLED EXTRA CELLULAR VESICLES. IN THE VERNACULAR I CALL IT CELL SPIT. WE THOUGHT THAT WHEN CELLS PINCH OFF LITTLE BUBBLES OF CONTENT THAT IT WAS LIKE A GARBAGE DUMP, BUT IN FACT WE FOUND THAT THESE EXTRA CELLULAR VESICLES COMMUNICATE MESSAGES. THEY TALK TO CELLS THAT ARE NEARBY AND THESE VESICLES ACTUALLY GET IN THE BLOOD, THEY GET IN THE URINE, THEY BECOME A DIAGNOSTIC OPPORTUNITY AND POTENTIALLY EVEN A THERAPEUTIC OPPORTUNITY. DR. KENDALL JENSEN HAS PIONEERED THIS WORK AT TGen OVER THE LAST SEVEN TO EIGHT YEARS. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY TO HELP QUANTIFY AND SET STANDARDS FOR HOW THIS WORKS. I WANT TO GIVE SEVERAL OF OUR TGen FACULTY AN OPPORTUNITY TO TELL YOU HOW EXCITED THEY ARE ABOUT EXTRA CELLULAR VESICLES.>>WE HAVE BEEN WORKING IN TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH VERY ADVANCED CANCERS, AND THAT BRINGS UP ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW TECHNOLOGIES I PERSONALLY HAVE EVER SEEN IN 42 YEARS IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. THOSE ARE EXTRA CELLULAR VESICLES. THEY ARE LITTLE BIOLOGICAL ENTITIES SECRETED FROM YOUR CELLS. THE EVs AS WE CALL THEM HAVE LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES. WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGIES HERE AT TGen AND CITY OF HOPE TO BE ABLE TO TACKLE THESE. IF WE WERE TO LOOK AT THE PROTEINS AND EXTRA CELLULAR VESICLES FROM NORMAL TISSUES AND THE CANCEROUS TISSUES WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SEE WHERE THE DIFFERENCES ARE AND THEN LEARN HOW WE COULD CORRECT THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE BAD STUFF.>>TUMORS IN SOME CASES ARE USING THESE EVs TO GET A GROWTH ADVANTAGE. WE HAVE DEVELOPED DRUGS THAT ACTUALLY TARGET THOSE IMMUNOSUPPRESSION PROTEINS PACKAGED BY THE TUMOR.>>WE HOPE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, LITERALLY THREE TO FOUR MONTHS, WE WILL DO A CLINICAL TRIAL WITH THESE EVs LOADED WITH THE THERAPEUTIC. THAT’S HOW FAST IT’S MOVING.>>IN ADDITION TO CANCER, EVs — I’M MAINLY INTERESTED IN DIABETES. IN OBESE MICE EVs ISOLATED AND ADMINISTERED TO THE MICE TO BECOME DIABETIC. ON THE OTHER HAND, WHEN WE ISOLATE EVs FROM THOSE ANIMALS IT IMPROVES INSULIN SENSITIVITY. WE ARE COMING TO A CLOSE TO AN OPPORTUNITY WHEN WE WILL DEVELOP EV-BASED DIAGNOSTICS. THEY ARE ACCESSIBLE. YOU COULD DO A BLOOD DROP INSTEAD OF A BIOPSY.>>THIS EV AREA IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING SPECIAL AND INCREDIBLE FOR EARLY DIAGNOSE DISOF MANY, MANY DIFFERENT DISEASES.>>WE USE THESE EXTRA CELLULAR VESSELS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL.>>IT IS ESTIMATED THAT USING EVs WE’LL BE ABLE TO DIAGNOSE CANCERS SEVEN YEARS EARLIER. EVs ARE OUR FUTURE. THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. I THINK THIS COULD BE ONE OF THE GREATEST THING IN DIAGNOSTICS, BUT ALSO THERAPEUTICS. I AM SO GLAD THAT TGen CITY OF HOPE IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.>>WHO KNEW 19 YEARS AGO WE WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT EXTRA CELLULAR VESICLES. INCREDIBLY EXCITING. WANT TO TALK ABOUT PEDIATRIC CANCER WHERE TGen HAS A SIGNIFICANT EFFORT. WE ARE INVOLVED IN A CONSORTIUM THAT HAS 47 DIFFERENT CLINICAL SITES INVOLVED IN 27 STATES AND TWO FOREIGN COUNTRIES TOUCHING THOSE THAT ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO A TERRIBLE DISEASE LIKE CANCER. TGen IS PIONEERING PRECISION MEDICINE TO HELP UNDERSTAND CANCERS AND HOW TO BEST CUSTOMIZE TREATMENT ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. WE HAVE LEARNED NO TWO TUMORS ARE ALIKE AND FINDING A WAY TO CUSTOMIZE CARE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT TGen IS ALL ABOUT. RECENTLY IN MY OWN BRAIN TUMOR LAB I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY A RARE FORM OF PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER. WE TRIPPED OVER AN INTERESTING MUTATION THAT MAKES THE CELLS VULNERABLE TO A METABOLIC PATHWAY WHERE NORMAL CELLS ARE NOT. THE RED LINE IS THE TUMOR CELLS THIS MUTATION AND WE BLOCKED THE METABOLIC STEP AND THOSE CELLS DIED. THAT’S THE RED LINE FALLING TO THE FLOOR. WHEREAS THE CELLS WITHOUT THE MUTATION, THE NORMAL CELLS, ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS TREATMENT. WE’RE INCREDIBLY EXCITED ABOUT DRUG DEVELOPMENT IN THIS SPACE. WE HAVE A BIG EFFORT IN HEALTHY AGING AND PARTICULARLY HEALTHY AGING OF THE BRAIN. THERE IS AN ONLINE TEST CALLED MIND CROWD WHERE WE CAN ENCOURAGE CITIZEN SCIENCE TO TAKE THE TEST. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO MINDCROWD.ORG, TAKE THE TEST, GET SOME FEEDBACK, SEE HOW YOU PERFORM, COMPARE WITH YOUR SPOUSE, MAYBE NOT, BUT IT’S AN INCREDIBLY EXCITING OPPORTUNITY. OVER 123,000 CITIZENS HAVE TAKEN THE TEST. IT’S WILDLY EXCITING. WE DO WORK ON DIABETES, RARE DISEASES, PATHOGENS IN THE MICROBIOME WITH MORE TO COME. WE ARE INCREDIBLY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT’S COMING. ROBERT STONE, CEO OF CITY OF HOPE HAS CHAMPIONED THE VALUE OF TGen COMING ALONGSIDE THE HEALTH SYSTEM TO HELP US TAKE OUR DISCOVERIES TO THE POPULATIONS. ON THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT WE BRING ABOUT $199 MILLION OF ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE STATE OF ARIZONA EACH YEAR. WE’RE BUSY, BUSY, BUSY WITH SPINNING OUT COMPANIES. WE SPUN OUT A COMPANY ALMOST EVERY YEAR. SO I LOVE THE IDEA OF ANOTHER INCUBATOR BUILDING AND GROWTH BUILDING DOWNTOWN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. IT IS A CREDIT TO OUR CITY TO HAVE TGen IN OUR COMMUNITY. SO WE APPRECIATE THE WORK — LIFESAVING WORK YOU ARE DOING FOR THE WHOLE WORLD. NEXT WE’LL MOVE TO A PORTION EVERY OUR PRESENTATION WHERE WE’LL HEAR FROM OUR UNIVERSITIES. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE JOINED BY SEVERAL DISTINGUISHED GUESTS, FRED DUVAL OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS WHO LEADS THE RESEARCH AND HEALTH SCIENCES COMMITTEE IS WITH US, THANK YOU, REGENT DUVAL, FOR JOINING US. HE IS ALSO JOINED BY RICK MEYERS, WHO HAS SERVED OUR STATE ON THE BOARD OF REGENTS AND IS NOW HELPING OUR BIOSCIENCE CAMPUS GROW. SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. AND WE ARE JOINED BY CREIGHTON TRUSTEE SHARON HARPER AS WELL. THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER DISTINGUISHED GUESTS WITH SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS. I WILL LET EACH UNIVERSITY INTRODUCE THEM AND TURN IT TO DEAN REED.>>IT’S GREAT TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PHOENIX, THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PHOENIX, WHERE OUR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES, TO ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE AND DISTINCTION AND PERSONALIZED MEDICAL EDUCATION, TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND CLINICAL CARE ALL WITHIN A CULTURE OF INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE. WE OWE A GREAT DEBT TO THIS COUNCIL AND TO THIS MAYOR AND TO PREVIOUS MAYORS AND TO PREVIOUS COUNCIL MEMBERS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR MED SCHOOL STARTING IN 2004. WE LIVE ON THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS WHERE CLAP RATION IS IN OUR DNA. WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO WORK AND TEACH AND DO RESEARCH WITH NAU, TGen, ASU AS WELL AS OTHER SISTER SCHOOLS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SYSTEM. WE ALSO ARE PRIVILEGED TO WORK WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CLINICAL PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY, INCLUDING OUR PRIMARY PARTNER BANNER AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT OTHER WONDERFUL CLINICAL SITES. WE WERE FORMED TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF PHYSICIANS WHICH IS PROJECTED TO BE 100,000 IN 10 YEARS. THIS AFFECTS EVERYONE IN ARIZONA DISPROPORTIONATELY BECAUSE WE FACE THIS SHORTAGE GREATER THAN OTHERS. CERTAINLY AFFECTS PRIMARY CARE AND IT JUST — JUST IN PRIMARY CARE ALONE WE’LL HAVE 2,000 FEWER PHYSICIANS IN 10 YEARS. WE STARTED IN 2007 WITH 24 STUDENTS. WE’VE RISEN TO 48. NOW FOR THE LAST NINE CLASSES WE’VE HAD 80 STUDENTS PER YEAR.>>>WE’ GRADUATED 500 STUDENTS AND WITH THE HELP OF THE ARIZONA LEGISLATURE, SENATOR CARTER AND OTHERS WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO EXPAND OUR CLASS TO 120 STUDENTS PER YEAR. BY ANY MEASURE THIS COLLEGE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL. WE GET APPLICATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. OUR CLASS OF 2021, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS STUDENTS FROM 28 DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS, MOST OF THEM WITHIN ARIZONA, 78% OF OUR STUDENTS ARE ARIZONA STUDENTS, AND THEY SCORE IN ONE OR MORE DIMENSIONS OF DIVERSITY IN 60% OF OUR ENTERING CLASS. 60% OF THEM ARE WOMEN. THE AVERAGE AGE IS 24 ON ENTRY. IT IS VERY COMPETITIVE TO GET IN. WE GET 88 APPLICATIONS FOR EVERY POSITION, AND WITH THAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC DISTINCTION, AND BY THEIR MCAPS ALONE THEY ARE IN THE TOP 10% OF STUDENTS AROUND COUNTRY ENTERING MEDICAL SCHOOLS. THEY ARE VERY HAPPY ON GRADUATION. IN FACT, THEY RANK US IN THE TOP 10% OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND I WAS DELIGHTED THIS LAST YEAR THAT THEY RESPONDED IN A PRIMARY CARE SHORTAGE BY THE FACT THAT 50% OF THEM WILL ENTER PRIMARY CARE RESIDENCIES. WE WORK HARD TO KEEP THESE GRADUATING NEW PHYSICIANS IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH BANNER WE HAVE 300 RESIDENCY TRAINING SLOTS EVERY YEAR AND ALL OUR STUDENTS ALSO GO TO CREIGHTON PROGRAMS, MAYO PROGRAMS, PCH PROGRAMS, ET CETERA. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT 75% OF STUDENTS WHO ARE TRAINED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA WHO DO THEIR RESIDENCY IN ARIZONA STAY ON TO PRACTICE IN ARIZONA. THE CHALLENGE WE HAVE IS THAT THERE ARE TOO FEW RESIDENCY POSITIONSES IN. AREAS OF SPECIALTY. SO THAT’S AN AREA WE NEED TO WORK ON. IN ADDITION TO BUILDING PREMIER INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION, WE ARE FOCUSED ON BUILDING NATIONALLY RANKED TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAM. WHY RANSTRATIONAL RESEARCH? WELL, TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH SEEKS TO ADDRESS THE CAUSES OF HEALTH PROBLEMS IN ORDER TO COME UP WITH NEW SOLUTIONS, NEW THERAPEUTICS, NEW DEVICES, NEW ALGORITHMS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE HUMAN HEALTH. AS YOU DEVELOP THOSE NEW DEVICES, DRUGS, ALGORITHMS, THAT CREATES NEW JOBS IN THE FORM OF NEW COMPANIES, NEW INVESTMENTS AND IT’S ALREADY ESTIMATED THAT OUR ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER THAT WE HAVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BANNER UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER CONTRIBUTES ABOUT $2.1 BILLION TO OUR ECONOMY EACH YEAR. WE’RE GOING TO USE CUTTING EDGE SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES TO DRIVE TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH TO ADDRESS THE TOP THREE CAUSES OF DEATH FOR ARIZONANS AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HEART DISEASE, CANCER AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE USING PRECISION MEDICINE INDUCED STEM CELLS, DRUG KISS COVEY AND CLINICAL INFO MATICKS. FOR EXAMPLE, DR. FREDERICKS INHOUSE UNHAS PRODUCED AN ORGAN ON A CHIP THAT ALLOWS RESEARCHES TO INVESTIGATE DRUG INTERACTIONS, SUSCEPTIBILITY WITHOUT DOING ANIMAL TESTING OR CERTAIN KINDS OF HUMAN TESTING. OR A DOCTOR HAS USED STEM CELLS TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECT OF E-CIGARETTE FLAVORS ON CARDIOVASCULAR DAMAGE. HER RESEARCH WAS PUBLISHED IN A PRESTIGIOUS JOURNAL, THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, BUT ALSO A LESS PRESTIGIOUS JOURNAL, THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. AND WILL HEISS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE, JUST ON NPR THIS WEEK TALKING ABOUT PHARMACOGENOMICS ACTIONS FOR CANCER SURVIVORSHIP PROGRAM IN OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VA. THERE THE IDEA IS TO USE GENOMICS AND BIG DATA TO INFORM CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING SO WE CAN MAKE BETTER OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS IN ALL OF THESE AREAS. OUR STUDENTS, OUR FACULTY, OUR STAFF BELIEVE IN SERVING OUR COMMUNITY. THEY HAVE ENGAGED IN MORE THAN 146 COMMUNITY PROJECTS OVER THE LAST YEAR. THEY’VE CONTRIBUTED NEARLY 44,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS. ONE THING THAT WE FEEL VERY PASSIONATELY ABOUT IS TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN CAREERS AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH AND MEDICINE. THE CONNECT TO STEM PROGRAM, WHICH WE’VE DONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX, HAS BEEN ENORMOUSLY SUCCESSFUL. IT’S ATTRACTED 30,000 GRADE SCHOOLERS TO OUR CAMPUS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. WE’RE UNDERGOING A DRAMATIC DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFT IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA AND SO IT’S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO ENHANCE THE DIVERSITY OF PHYSICIANS SO THEY CAN BETTER MATCH THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY. THE PATHWAY SCHOLARS PROGRAM IS BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DIVERSE PHYSICIANS BY PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE RIGORS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL. MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OVER THESE MANY, MANY YEARS. I BELIEVE THAT OUR PARTNERSHIP TOGETHER CONTINUE TO DO GREAT THINGS TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF PHOENIX. SO THANK YOU.>>Councilwoman Pastor: I HAVE A QUESTION. PATHWAY SCHOLARS PROGRAM, IS THAT THE MED START? THERE IS, I BELIEVE, A MED START PROGRAM THAT IS GEARED TOWARDS 8th GRADERS OR HIGH SCHOOLERS THAT ARE POSSIBLY THINKING OF GOING INTO THE MEDICAL FIELD, AND THERE IS A PATHWAY THAT THEY CAN JOIN. I WANT TO SAY IT’S THEIR JUNIOR OR SOPHOMORE YEAR.>>YES, SO THAT’S AN EARLIER PIPELINE PROGRAM. THIS IS A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO TAKE STUDENTS WHO COME FROM UNDERRESOURCED BACKGROUNDS, UNDEREDUCATED BACKGROUNDS WHO ARE FROM AREAS THAT ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN MEDICINE OR COME FROM RURAL BACKGROUNDS WHO MAY NOT HAVE GOTTEN THE NECESSARY COLLEGE PREPARATION TO MAKE THEM PREPARED TO GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL. BUT WE ARE WORKING THROUGH OTHER PROGRAMS TO ACTUALLY TRY TO GET STUDENTS AT AN EARLIER POINT TO THINK ABOUT MEDICINE AND THEN TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE RIGORS.>>Councilwoman Pastor: SO WHAT I’M HEARING IS THIS PROGRAM IS FOR UNDERDEVELOPED, I WOULD SAY COUNTRIES OR AREAS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED AS STUDENTS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE MEDICAL DOCTORS. IS THAT WHAT I’M HEARING? UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS IN ARIZONA.>>Councilwoman Pastor: IN ARIZONA. OKAY. BECAUSE I KNOW MED START, AND ONE OF THE DYNAMICS AND THE WHOLE PURPOSE — NOT THE PURPOSE, BUT ONE OF THE GOALS WAS TO START EXPOSING UNREPRESENTED AREAS THAT ARE NOT WELL-CRAFTED IN THE STEM WORLD BUT REALLY IN THE MEDICAL WORLD THAT THEY WANTED TO ATTEND OR HAD A DREAM TO ATTEND MEDICAL SCHOOL AND TO START IDENTIFYING OUR OWN ARIZONA STUDENTS TO BUILD A PATHWAY SO THAT THEY COULD GO ON TO MEDICAL SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS OF POVERTY WHERE THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT AND FIGURE OUT A PATHWAY OF PROVIDING THEM SCHOLARSHIPS IN ORDER FOR THEM TO GO ON AND THEN DO THEIR PRACTICES AND SERVICES IN THE RURAL COMMUNITIES. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT PROGRAM STILL EXISTS OR IS ALIVE.>>MED START STILL EXISTS TO MY KNOWLEDGE, AND WE’RE TRYING TO MOVE OUR PIPELINE SO THAT WE GET STUDENTS EARLIER AND EARLIER ON SO WE ENHANCE THE DIVERSITY OF OUR PHYSICIANS.>>Councilwoman Pastor: THANK YOU.>>NEXT WE HAVE RICK NAIMARK WITH ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY.>>I AM NOT A MEDICAL DOCTOR, BUT I’D LIKE TO INTRO TO SAY MY COLLEAGUE DR. SUE PEPPIN DIRECTOR OF HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS AT ASU AND ALSO RUBEN ALONZO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN THE OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WHO ARE BOTH JOINING ME HERE TODAY. I’M GOING TO ZOOM OUT AND TALK A LITTLE BIT BROADER ABOUT ASU’S CONNECTION TO RESEARCH AND IMPACT IN THE HEALTH AND BIOSCIENCE AREAS. THIS CHART REALLY SHOWS A TRANSFORMATION OF ASU FROM WHAT WAS ONCE A TEACHERS COLLEGE TO NOW A MAJOR RESEARCH UNIVERSITY, AND THAT TRANSFORMATION IS REALLY UNDENIABLE. IN THE HEALTH AND BIOSCIENCE AREAS, AMONG SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITHOUT A MEDICAL SCHOOL, ASU NOW RANKS NUMBER NINE IN TOTAL RESEARCH DOLLARS AND ASU RANKS NUMBER NINE IN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND NIH-RELATED DOLLARS. SO WE ARE A MAJOR FORCE IN THE RESEARCH, IN THE HEALTH AND BIOSCIENCES AREA. NOW, WHILE REMUCH IS IS INTERESTING AND GREATLY ENHANCES THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS, OUR PRIMARY REASON WHY WE INVEST IN RESEARCH IS BECAUSE WE WANT TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE FUTURE OF HEALTH, AND ON THE FUTURE ON THE ECONOMY, AND THE WAY WE DO THAT, IN ORDER TO TRANSLATE THAT RESEARCH, WE HAVE TO HAVE START-UPS AND TECHNOLOGY, LICENSES, PATENTS AND INVENTION DISCLOSURES AND YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE WE ARE OWE A TREMENDOUSLY POSITIVE TRAJECTORY. AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR ARIZONA AND ARIZONANS IS THE RESEARCH THAT’S HAPPENING AT ASU HAS ENORMOUS IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY ITSELF AND THAT’S TRUE FOR THE RESEARCH HAPPENING AT ALL OUR UNIVERSITIES. SO LET ME JUST GIVE YOU ONE REAL LIFE EXAMPLE OF THIS. ONCOMIX IS A COMPANY THAT RESULTED FROM RESEARCH DONE AT THE ASU BIODESIGN INSTITUTE. THEIR WORK REVOLVES AROUND USING ONCOLYTIC VIRUSES TO KILL CANCER CELLS WITHOUT HARMING HEALTHY CELLS AND WHAT THAT DOES IS ENABLE IMMUNE SYSTEMS TO KEEP KILLING CANCER CELLS AS WELL. THEY RECENTLY RECEIVED $25 MILLION IN SERIES A FINANCING, WHICH IS THE LARGEST FIRST-ROUND FUNDING FOR AN ASU SPIN-OUT. THOSE KINDS OF SPIN-OUTS ARE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT THAT WILL DRIVE RESEARCH TO HAVE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND ALSO HELP TO DRIVE THAT BIOSCIENCE ECONOMY. SO ASU ALSO WORKS IN THE HEALTH AND BIOSCIENCE SPHERE WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT CLINICAL PARTNERS, AND YOU CAN SEE THEM ON THIS DIAGRAM. JUST A COUPLE EXAMPLES OF OUR JOINT WORK ARE THE NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE RESEARCH WORK WE’RE DOING WITH BANNER, OUR BARROW ASU INITIATIVE FOR INNOVATION AND NEUROENGINEERING, AND OUR RESEARCH ALLIANCE WITH PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ON THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PEDIATRICS DISEASES AMONG OTHERS. SO WE ALSO HAVE A BIG IMPACT WITH REGARD TO OUR STUDENTS. WE HAVE — YOU MENTIONED STEM, COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR. WE HAVE 28,000 STUDENTS ACROSS FOUR CAMPUSES IN STEM FIELDS. 16,000 OF THOSE ARE IN ENGINEERING AND 8,000 ARE IN DIRECT SCIENCES, AND THEN DOWNTOWN HERE IN PHOENIX WE HAVE ALMOST 10,000 STUDENTS STUDYING MOSTLY IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA IN OUR TWO PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES FOCUSED ON NURSING AND HEALTH INNOVATION AND OUR COLLEGE OF HEALTH SOLUTIONS, THINGS LIKE NUTRITION. SO WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPORTANT IMPACT IN TRAINING FUTURE PROFESSIONALS IN HEALTH AND BIOSCIENCES. NOW, THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF BEING DOWNTOWN MEANS THAT WE ARE DIRECTLY INVESTED IN MANY WAYS. IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS CHART IS THE HEALTH BUILDINGS THAT WE’RE OPERATING IN, AND UP IN THE SORT OF TOP RIGHT OF THIS, IN THE BEIGE, IF THE PORTION OF THE BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS YOU’VE ASKED US TO HELP FOCUS ON DEVELOPING PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT. THE WAY WE INTEND TO DO THIS, WORKING WITH OUR UNIVERSITY PARTNERS AND THE CITY, IS TO CREATE AN INNOVATION DISTRICT, AND THE IDEA IS TO CONNECT WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE GOING ON WITH OUR FACULTY AND OUR STUDENTS TO INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY. REMEMBER, ONOCMIX THAT I MENTIONED, THIS IS THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT FOR THEM. IN FACT, THEY CHOSE TO BE THERE. THEY ARE IN SOME SPACE RIGHT NOW IN THE TGen BUILDING AND WE HOPE AS THEY GROW THEY WILL MOVE INTO ANOTHER BUILDING ON THIS CAMPUS. THIS IS A SHOWING OF ASU’S COMMITMENT TO THE CITY, WHICH IS TO CAUSE THE DEVELOPMENT OF 1.6 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF RESEARCH AND RELATED SPACES ON THIS SEVEN ACRES AND WE’VE COLLABORATED TO BUILD THE FIRST BUILDING WHICH IS JUST ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF 4th STREET AND GARFIELD. NEXT TO ROOSEVELT ROW. HERE IS A RENDERING OF THE BUILDING. CHRIS ALREADY DESCRIBED THE DIMENSIONS AND THE SIZE OF THIS BUILDING. IT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOW. ASU WILL BE OCCUPYING THE BASEMENT PART OF THE FIRST FLOOR AND FLOORS 2-4 AND OUR ACTIVITIES IN THE BUILDING WILL INCLUDE BIODESIGN WET LAB RESEARCH, A TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER, HEALTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION SPACES. BUT THE GOOD THING IS WEXFORD IS GOING TO BE LEASING OUT THE REST OF THE SPACE, INCLUDING A RESTAURANT ON THE FIRST FLOOR, AND I SHOULD POINT OUT KYLE JARDINE IS HERE WITH WEXFORD AND HE IS IN CHARGE OF MAKING THAT HAPPEN. NOW LET ME FLIP FROM COUNCILMAN GARCIA’S DISTRICT TO COUNCILMAN WARING’S DISTRICT WHERE WE HAVE A MAJOR ENTERPRISE-WIDE PARTER INSHIP WITH MAYO. WORKING WITH LEADERS AT THE CITY AND THE STATE LAND DEPARTMENT, WE DEVELOPED THIS VISION TO CREATE A HEALTH CORRIDOR ALONG THE 101 FREEWAY IN NORTH PHOENIX AND ASU WAS ABLE TO CREATE THIS 24-ACRE PARCEL HERE IN THE RED RIGHT NEXT TO THE VERY LARGE MAYO CLINIC HOSPITAL PARCEL. THAT’S JUST SOUTH OF THE MAYO AND JUST WEST OF 64th STREET. SO WE NOW THIS MASTER PLAN HERE AND THIS BUILDING IN THE WHITE IS THE ONE THAT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOW AND WILL CONNECT WITH A LITTLE CART PATH THAT IS ABOUT A FIVE TO TEN MINUTE WALK TO ALL MAYO BUILDINGS. SO MAYO AND ASU WILL BE CONNECTED THROUGH THIS BUILDING. SO HERE’S A RENDERING OF THE BUILDING LOOKING FROM THE WEST, AND, AGAIN, THIS BUILDING IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOW, AND IT WILL BE OPEN A LITTLE OVER A YEAR FROM NOW. IT’S 150,000 SQUARE FEET, INCLUDING NURSING SIMULATION, WET LAB RESEARCH AND STRENGTH IN MOVEMENT RESEARCH STUDIOS AND THE ASU MAYO HEALTH MED TECH ACCELERATOR. FINALLY I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE CITY’S INVESTMENT OF $9 MILLION IN INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO MAKE THIS HEALTH FUTURES BUILDING POSSIBLE. PRESIDENT CROW IN THIS MORNING’S ARTICLE — OR IN — I THINK YESTERDAY’S ARTICLE ABOUT THUNDERBIRD SAID WE’RE LIKE AN OLD MARRIED COUPLE. I THINK WHAT HE MEANS IS YOU KNOW IF YOU INVEST MONEY AND WE INVEST MONEY AND WE WORK TOGETHER ON SOMETHING WE WILL MAKE SOMETHING GREAT HAPPEN, AND THAT’S OUR GOAL HERE IN THE HEALTH AND BIOSCIENCES.>>MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL IS CHRISTIE FARLEY WITH NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY. CHRISTIE?>>THANK YOU, MAYOR AND CHRIS. IT’S BEEN QUITE SOME TIME SINCE NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN IN FRONT OF YOU TO UPDATE YOU ON OUR EFFORTS HERE IN PHOENIX, AND SO LET ME JUST START BY SAYING NORTHERN ARIZONA ARIZONA UNIVERSITY WELCOMED 30,700 STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE THIS YEAR WHERE WE SERVED STUDENTS ON OUR FLAGSTAFF CAMPUS, ONLINE AND AT APPROXIMATELY 20 SITES THROUGHOUT ARIZONA WHICH, OF COURSE, INCLUDES THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS. THIS INCLUDES ABOUT 4,000 STUDENTS WHO LIVE AND WORK IN MARICOPA COUNTY WHO ATTEND NAU ON A DAILY BASIS. THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS IS, OF COURSE, A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WHERE WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER FOUR GRADUATE PROGRAMS UNIQUE TO THE NAU — OR TO THE ARIZONA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. THESE PROGRAMS INCLUDE ATHLETIC TRAINING, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES AND PHYSICAL THERAPY. PHYSICAL THERAPY WAS THE ONLY PROGRAM THAT WE OFFERED AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY WHEN WE STARTED ON THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS IN 2012 WITH JUST TWO PROGRAMS. AND WE BROUGHT THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM. AT THAT TIME WE STARTED IN 2012 WITH 49 STUDENTS AND TODAY WE STAND BEFORE YOU WITH 401 GRADUATE STUDENTS ON THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS. HEALTHCARE IS, OF COURSE, THE LARGEST PRIVATE EMPLOYER IN ARIZONA WITH A PROJECTED WORKFORCE THAT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW INTO THE DOUBLE DIGITS ACCORDING TO BLS STATISTICS AND ARIZONA IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THOSE NATIONAL STATISTICS. CHRIS MENTIONED THE FACILITY GROWTH IN ARIZONA THAT IS PLANNED FOR ALL OF THE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES, AND, OF COURSE, ALL OF THOSE FACILITIES REQUIRED AN EDUCATED HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE AND WE ARE HAPPY TO BE A LARGE PROVIDER OF THAT WORKFORCE, BOTH IN PRIMARY CARE AND IN THE REHAB AREA. SO EMPLOYMENT DEMAND, HIGH-WAGE JOBS ARE EVIDENT IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. I REFERENCED NAU’S GRADUATES FROM THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS AS READY TO ENTER THE ARIZONA WORKFORCE BECAUSE NAU’S STUDENT POPULATION IS OVERALL HIGHLY ARIZONA RESIDENTS. WITH 67% OF OUR STUDENTS ENROLLED AS ARIZONA RESIDENTS STUDENTS THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS IS AT AN EVEN HIGHER RATE THAN THAT WITH 79% OF OUR PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS STUDENTS COMING TO BE US AS ARIZONA RESIDENTS. NOW FOR HIGHLY COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS, THIS IS QUITE REMARKABLE THAT WE PRIORITIZE ARIZONA RESIDENTS STUDENTS. WE GET BETWEEN 700 AND A THOUSAND APPLICANTS FOR PARTICULARLY OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY AND OUR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAMS WHICH ON THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS ARE ENTERING COHORTS OF 50 STUDENTS ANNUALLY. THE LARGEST MAJORITY OF OUR CLINICAL PLACEMENTS ARE IN ARIZONA, WHICH RESULTS IN STAGGERING RESULTS THAT AS YOU CAN SEE 84% OF OUR STUDENTS ARE STAYING IN ARIZONA UPON GRADUATION TO WORK. THE OPPORTUNITIES WHICH DEVELOPED AT THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS FROM HAVING THE PARTNERSHIP OF THE THREE UNIVERSITIES, THE STATE, THE CITY, YOU ON NONPROFIT PARTNERS, OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS HAVE RESULTED IN CLINICAL PLACEMENTS, RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS AND HAVE PROVIDED THE HUB FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WHICH HAS BEEN THE HALLMARK OF THIS CAMPUS. THE INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION HAS DEVELOPED INTO A TEAM-BASED APPROACH FOR PATIENT MANAGEMENT IN BOTH THE EDUCATIONAL SETTING AND PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES, AND DR. REED SPOKE BRIEFLY ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WHICH OUR FACULTY AND STAFF PARTICIPATE IN ON A REGIONAL BASIS. I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW OF THE EFFORTS FOR THE COMMUNITY HEALTH MENTOR PROGRAM FUNDED THROUGH A GRANT WITH THE BAPTIST HOSPITAL AND — WHICH PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN THROUGH COMMUNITY MENTORS THAT HAVE CHRONIC DISEASE OR DISABILITIES, AND AS A HEALTHCARE TEAM THE STUDENTS WORK WITH THEIR MENTOR TO EXPLORE A VARIETY OF TOPICS AND LEARN THE DIFFERENT ROLES THAT EACH TEAM MEMBER WILL PLAY IN THE HEALTHCARE OF THAT INDIVIDUAL AND WHAT THAT MENTOR RUNS INTO IN TERMS OF DIFFICULTY IN RECEIVING CARE AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN THIS COMMUNITY WITH A CHRONIC DISEASE. THIS PROGRAM INVOLVES OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS AND HAS MORE THAN 75 MENTORS TO DATE. ADDITIONALLY THE STUDENT HEALTH OUTREACH AND WELLNESS COLLABORATION LED BY THE TEAM AT ASU HAS OVER 18 DISCIPLINES IN HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES INVOLVED AND IS SERVING 2500 CLIENTS WITH A THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS AND HAS DOCUMENTED A SAVINGS OF OVER $350,000 IN HEALTHCARE COSTS. I WOULD BRIEFLY LIKE TO TALK ON NAU’S EXPANDED PAR FACING IN RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES THE PBC HAS PROVIDED. WHILE OUR RESEARCH REMAINS MORE FOCUSED IN NATURE THAN OUR SISTER INSTITUTIONS, IT RUNS DEEP IN OUR ORGANIZATION WITH PARTNERS LIKE TGen WHERE WE HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF RESEARCH INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND DIAGNOSTICS AND WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW POSSIBILITIES WITH PARTNERSHIPS THAT INDIVIDUALS LIKE GPEC ARE BRINGING WITH RESEARCH CENTERS WHERE WE BELIEVE WE HAVE POSSIBILITIES IN WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEGENERATIVE DISEASES AND THINGS LIKE EXOWE SKELETONS. NAU CONTINUES TO EVALUATE THE NEXT OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR PROGRAM EXPANSION, AND I JUST WANT TO TOUCH ON THE FACT THAT I MENTIONED OUR STATEWIDE PARTNERSHIPS AND OUR MISSION WHICH INCLUDES APPROXIMATELY 20 SITES THROUGHOUT ARIZONA. WE HAVE ABOUT 26 PERCENT OF OUR TOTAL STUDENT POPULATION WHICH IS SERVED THROUGH THIS STATEWIDE MISSION, AND OUR COMMITMENT TO EXPANDING ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE OVERALL ECONOMIC VITALITY OF ARIZONA’S COMMUNITIES IS DEEP. IN ADDITION TO THE HEALTHCARE GRADUATE PROGRAMS WE OFFER AT THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS, WE ARE KEENLY AWARE OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE INFORMATION THAT SHOWS NURSING AS A CRITICAL WORKFORCE NEED ACROSS THE STATE AND EACH UNIVERSITY PROVIDES SIGNIFICANT PROGRAMS IN THIS AREA. NAU HAS CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS WITH ALL OF MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES WHERE STUDENTS CAN EARN BOTH THEIR ASSOCIATES AND THEIR BACHELOR’S DEGREE AT THE SAME TIME AND WE OFFER FULL BACHELORS OF NURSING PROGRAMS IN NOT ONLY FLAGSTAFF BUT ALSO TUCSON AND YUMA AND WE’RE EXPLORING THE POSSIBLE TIFF EXPANDING THOSE PROGRAMS HERE IN PHOENIX. ADDITIONALLY, WE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS TO ESTABLISH A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM WITH THE CLOSURE OF ARGOSY UNIVERSITY HE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONTINUES TO BE A SIGNIFICANT NEED FOR THIS COMMUNITY. WE WILL GROW THAT PROGRAM TO 125 GRADUATE STUDENTS. THE PROGRAM WILL START AT OUR NORTH VALLEY CAMPUS AND WE ARE DETERMINING THE FINAL LOCATION OF THAT PROGRAM EITHER AT THE NORTH VALLEY OR THE PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS. MEMBERS AND COUNCILMEMBERS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TIME TODAY AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORK WITH YOU AND OUR PARTNERS.>>NEXT WE HAVE DR. DONELAY WHO IS THE DEAN OF CREIGHTON MEDICAL SCHOOL.>>THANK YOU MAYOR GALLEGO. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THE WARM WELCOME THAT’S BEEN GIVEN TO CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY HERE IN PHOENIX. WE’RE A SMALL SCHOOL LOCATED PRIMARILY IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA. WE WERE FOUNDED IN 1878. THE THING THAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT CREIGHTON IS THAT WE’VE GOT A HUGE VARIETY OF HEALTH OPTIONS FOR OUR STUDENTS. SO WE’VE GOT MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS, NURSING AND PHARMACY, ALL LOCATED WITHIN TWO BLOCKS OF EACH OTHER ON THE SAME CAMPUS. THE OTHER THING THAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT US IS THAT AS A JESUIT CATHOLIC INSTITUTION IT IS OUR PURPOSE TO CREATE SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH IN OUR STUDENTS THAT PREPARES THEM FOR LIVES OF SERVICE TO OTHERS. WE HAVE AND UNDERGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SPLIT ABOUT 5020. SO WE ARE A LITTLE UNUSUAL IN THAT REGARD AND A LOT OF OUR STUDENTS FRANKLY THAT COME TO CREIGHTON COME BECAUSE THEY ARE PRE-DENT, PRE-MEDICAL AND WE PULL STUDENTS IN FROM ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY. PEOPLE SAY, WHEN DID YOU MOVE TO PHOENIX? THIS SEEMS KIND OF SUDDEN? THE TRUTH IS WE’VE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME. WE STARTED HAVING MEDICAL STUDENTS COME DOWN HERE IN 2005. IN 2009 WE ENTERED INTO A FORM A.M. AGREEMENT. AND IN 2011 WE STARTED SENDING FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS TO THE ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL AND THAT’S THE PROGRAM THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE EXPANDING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. BECAUSE OF THAT SUCCESS, IN 2018 OUR NURSING SCHOOL ESTABLISHED AN EXCEL RATED NURSING PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN FULLY SUBSCRIBED SINCE THE FIRST CLASS BEGAN. THE CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA HEALTH EDUCATION ALLIANCE HAS FOUR PARTNERS, CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY, AND BY THE WAY, THIS IS THE FURTHEST WEST CATHOLIC MEDICAL SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY BY ABOUT A THOUSAND MILES, VALLEY-WISE, CHANGED THEIR NAME OCTOBER 1st AND THE GREAT THING ABOUT VALLEY-WISE IS THEY HAVE A LONG HISTORY AS A PUBLIC TEACHING HOSPITAL AND ALSO A LONG HISTORY OF INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTH EDUCATION. FOR CREIGHTON, IT’S A GREAT MATCH BECAUSE VALLEY-WISE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING CARE TO THOSE UNDERSERVED AND AT THE MARGINS OF SOCIETY AND THAT IS AN EXACT FIT WITH CREIGHTON’S MISSION. THEY ALSO GOT EXTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING AND, OF COURSE, THAT’S THE PART OF THE MISSION OF ANY UNIVERSITY. DISTRICT MEDICAL GROUP HAS A HUGE NUMBER OF FACULTIES, THE LARGEST YOU NOT-FOR-PROFIT MULTI-SPECIALTY GROUP OF PHYSICIAN IN ARIZONA. THEY HAVE A LONG TRACK RECORD OF SERVING AS FACULTY AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AS WELL. FINALLY DIGNITY HEALTH WHICH IS THE LARGEST TEACHING FACILITY IN THE DIGNITY HEALTH SYSTEM. IT’S A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CENTER. THE BARROW IN NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IS THERE. THEY HAVE ABOUT 250 FACULTY IN THE DIGNITY HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP. SO WHY DID WE COME TOGETHER? THERE’S A NEED TO ADDRESS THE HEALTH PROFESSION SHORTAGES IN ARIZONA AND DR. REED HAS ALREADY REVIEWED THIS. ARIZONA IS BEHIND IN VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING WHEN IT COMES TO HELD CARE FRANKLY. SO THE GOAL HERE TO STRENGTHEN PHYSICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMS, PROVIDE MORE DIVERSITY, DEVELOP SOME SUBSPECIALTY FELLOWSHIPS, AND WE’LL GO OVER THIS IN THE NEXT PAGE, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT SOON, IN FIVE YEARS, THERE WILL BE ABOUT 900 CREIGHTON STUDENTS HERE STUDYING HEALTH SCIENCE. NOW, THIS GRAPH, YOU CAN SEE ARIZONA IS NOT IN A GREAT PLACE. IN THIS GRAPH WE’RE BELOW THE MEDIAN IN ARIZONA FOR PHYSICIANS AND IT’S HARD TO READ THIS ON THE SCREEN, BUT FIFTH FROM THE TOP IS PENNSYLVANIA. I WANT YOU TO HOLD THAT THOUGHT AS I GO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE. THIS IS A GRAPH THAT SHOWS THE POPULATION OF PHILADELPHIA, CITY OF PHOENIX AND OMAHA. SO PHOENIX HAS SURPASSED PHILADELPHIA IN POPULATION. BUT LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE. PHILADELPHIA HAS FOUR MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND 3700 MEDICAL STUDENTS. PHOENIX HAS TWO MEDICAL SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW THAT OFFER FULL-TIME ACTIVITY, 520 MEDICAL STUDENTS. IN OMAHA WITH A POPULATION THAT’S FAR LESS, NOT EVEN A MILLION, WE’VE GOT TWO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND OVER A THOUSAND MEDICAL STUDENTS. THE OTHER CRITICAL THING HERE IS THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT RESIDENTS, REMEMBER, YOU’VE ALREADY SEEN A SLIDE THAT SHOWS WHEN YOU DO A RESIDENCY SOMEWHERE, 75% OF THE TIME YOU STAY. CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HAS 2400 RESIDENCY SPOTS. PHOENIX HAS 640. WE’VE GOT 650 IN OMAHA. AS FAR AS FELLOWSHIP TRAINING IS CONCERNED, FELLOWSHIPS IS WHERE YOU GET CARDIOLOGISTS, NEPHROLOGISTS, TRAUMA SPECIALISTS, HIGH-END SPECIALISTS YOU NEED WHEN YOU’RE REALLY SICK. PHILADELPHIA HAS ABOUT 700 FELLOWS AND PHOENIX AND OMAHA ARE ROUGHLY EQUAL AT ABOUT 125 FELLOWS. SO PHOENIX HAS A LOT OF GROWING TO DO IN THIS AREA IF THEY’RE GOING TO ADDRESS THE HEALTHCARE NEEDS OF THE FUTURE. WE’VE GOT SYNERGY IN THE RELATIONSHIP. WE’RE HOPEFUL WE’LL ENHANCE THE MARKET IMAGE AND HELP MEDICAL STUDENTS AND OTHER STUDENTS REALIZE PHOENIX IS A GROWING PLACE AND A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. THIS RELATIONSHIP WILL HELP RECRUIT QUALITY PHYSICIANS. WE NEED TO EXPAND OUR GME PROGRAMS, PROGRAMS THAT HELP GET RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS HERE. THEN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WHICH FITS ACROSS THE NURSING, PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY. THERE ARE SHORTAGES IN EVERYTHING. HERE’S THE BREAKDOWN OF STUDENTS YOU’LL SEE AT CREIGHTON IN A FEW YEARS. THERE WILL BE 480 MEDICAL STUDENTS TOTAL, 96 NURSING STUDENTS, 60 PHARMACY STUDENTS, 90 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 120 PHYSICAL THERAPY AND 20 PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS. WE’LL HAVE AT LEAST 22 RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS WITH OVER 300 RESIDENTS AND ABOUT 500 FACULTY. ON THE FACULTY I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE’RE INTERESTED IN HAVING PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS THAT INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE STATE OF ARIZONA, AND SO FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, MAYO, CREIGHTON CAN HAVE APPOINTMENTS AT ALL THREE PLACES. THESE ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS. WE ARE LOOKING TO COOPERATE AND GROW. THIS REPRESENTS AN INVESTMENT OF ROUGHLY $100 MILLION IN THE PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE HARDER WORK RIGHT NOW IS THE ONGOING WORK IN DEVELOPING THE RESEARCH AND ALSO THE SCHOLARSHIPS WE NEED TO PROVIDE UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEND MEDICAL SCHOOL. QUESTIONS? THANK YOU.>>MAYOR SHALL AMERICANS OF THE COUNCIL IS CHRIS CAMACHO WITH THE GREATER PHOENIX ECONOMIC COUNCIL. CHRIS?>>GOOD AFTERNOON. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE. I KNOW I’M BATTING CLEANUP TODAY. I SENSE THAT. I ALSO HAVE A BET WITH CHRISTINE I CAN GET DONE IN UNDER SEVEN MINUTES.>>TWO, TWO. LET’S GO.>>GREATER PHOENIX ECONOMIC COUNCIL AS MANY OF YOU KNOW IS INTEND TO DO DRIVE OR ORGANIZED TO DRIVE JOBS AND CERTAINLY FOCUS ON INNOVATION CAPACITY FOR THE REGIONAL ECONOMY. WHAT I’M GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW, VERY BRIEF, OVERVIEW OF A BRIE SENT STUDY WE HAVE CONDUCTED WITH ONE OF THE LEADING STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CONSULTING COMPANIES TO HELP US DISSECT WHERE FUTURE JOBS BASED AND OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT BE. SO FOR EXAMPLE, UNDERSTANDING THE LEGACY OF EMBEDDED SYSTEMS IN MICROELECTRONICS, THAT’S ONE SEGMENT, LOOKING AT HEALTHCARE IS A SECOND, AND AREAS LIKE CYBERSECURITY AND SOFTWARE MAY BE A THIRD. WHAT I WILL UNPACK TODAY VERY BRIEFLY, IF I CAN TURN MY HEAD HERE, IS JUST THAT. SO WE’VE GONE THROUGH AND ANALYZED A NUMBER OF TRENDS AS RELATES TO THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR WHICH IN THE NEXT SLIDE WILL REFLECT THE SIZE OF THE MARKET AND ULTIMATELY WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? SO THIS IS AN AREA WHICH YOU HEARD FROM MY ESTEEMED COLLEAGUES TODAY REFERENCING THE GROWTH OVERALL IN AN AREA THAT HAS OVERALL DEMAND BUT WE’RE IN A SPACE WHERE WE ARE, I THINK CHRISTINE MENTIONED, A TEENAGER. WE’RE GROWING. WE’RE SEEING A CHANGE IN DYNAMIC WITHIN THE INDUSTRY FIELD AND WE’RE SEEING PRETTY MASSIVE CHANGES IN THE HEALTHCARE ARENA AS WE KNOW IN TERMS OF CONSUMER DEMAND. SO THIS NEXT SLIDE JUST RE ENFORCES OR ILLUSTRATES THE SIZE OF THE OVERALL JOBS AS RELATES TO THE OVERARCHING ECONOMY. IT’S BECOMING A MORE SIGNIFICANT JOBS INFLUENCER TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY. AT THE SAME TIME, YOU’RE SEEING PRETTY SIGNIFICANT JOB GROWTH OVERALL. ONE THING I SIT WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AND TALK ABOUT PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY OR REGULARLY IS THE FACT THAT WE’RE GROWING A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF JOBS IN THIS REGION BUT OUR GOAL SHOULDN’T BE JUST ABOUT GROWING JOBS IN TOTAL, IT’S REALLY ABOUT THE RIGHT KIND OF JOBS. SO WHAT WAS MENTIONED BY THE DOCTOR, LOOKING AT THE DENSITY OF THE WHITE COLLAR OR MULTIPLIER EFFECT JOBS THAT INDUCE OTHER INDUSTRIES TO EVOLVE AND MEDICAL SCHOOLS DO THAT. THEY DRIVE SIGNIFICANT BIOSCIENCE AND BIOMEDICAL CAPACITY, THEY DRIVE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AS WELL, COINCIDING LAB SPATE THAT’S REQUIRED. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE FUTURE SECTORS THAT CAN DRIVE SIGNIFICANT JOB GROWTH, HEALTHCARE IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THEM. THE NEXT SLIDE ILLUSTRATES THIS DEEPENED STUDY THAT ANALYZED AGAIN, I’M NOT GOING TO RUN THROUGH THIS DEEPLY, THE GAP 7 EXISTS. I THINK TWO OR THREE FOLKS MENTIONED THAT. THE GAP IS PRETTY PROFOUND. IF YOU LOOK AT THE ECONOMIC LOSS THAT EXISTS BETWEEN BECAUSE OF THIS PROFOUND GAP ACROSS THE ENTIRE HEALTHCARE SECTOR TIED TO PATIENT CARE, AND THAT’S THE CONUNDRUM WE’RE IN. WE’RE GROWING AS A COMMUNITY AND YET THE GAP FOR PHYSICIANS, INFRASTRUCTURE CONTINUES. AND SO THIS IS SOMETHING, AGAIN, I DON’T EXPECT GPEC TO TOTALLY AFFECT THAT BUT I EXPECT US TO UNDERSTAND THE ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS. WHAT’S OUR OUR DOUBLE-DOWN STRATEGY IN THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF GOOD WORK GOING ON AT TGen. YOU’VE ALSO HEARD A LOT ABOUT THE ONCOLOGY CAPABILITIES IN PEDIATRICS HERE. BUT WE ALSO FEEL AS WE’VE ANALYZED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT AREAS THAT NEUROSCIENCE IS A CLEAR OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS REGION WITH WHAT’S GOING ON AT BARROW NEW LOGICAL INSTITUTE AND OTHER AREAS, THAT WE CAN TURN THIS MARKET INTO ONE OF THE LEADING MARKETS LEVERAGING NEUROSCIENCE CAPACITY COUPLED WITH THE NEXUS OF UNIQUE CLINICAL TRIALS CAPACITY WITH OUR DIAGNOSTICS CAPACITY WE HAVE THAT’S LEGACY, LEGACY FROM A MICROELECTRONICS INDUSTRY AS WELL. SO WHAT YOU SEE THAT’S QUICKLY REFLECTED HERE IS THAT OPPORTUNITY ABOUT CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN. THIS WAS COVERED IN DETAIL. I WON’T SPEND TIME ON IT. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF ECONOMIC LOSS FOR THIS REGIONEST BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE THE PATIENT CARE MODEL THAT SUPPORTS OUR GROWING POPULATION BASE. THE OTHER MAJOR EMPHASIS OF THIS STUDY THAT WE JUST CONDUCTED BY OUR TEAM AND THE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CONSULTING FIRM WAS REFERENCING WHAT YOU SEE IN THE FOUR NOTES BELOW. THE CAPACITY WE HAVE IN NEUROSCIENCE AND PEDIATRICS, WE ARE A TOP 40 — IN LEVERAGING THE SHIFT THAT WE’VE SEEN IN OUR UNIVERSITIES’ CAPACITY WITH A OTHER LA OF THE RESEARCH ENDEAVORS WE HAVE UNDERTAKEN THAT RICK TALKED ABOUT, WE ARE SEEING THE NEXUS OF THIS TWO PARTICULAR AREAS COUPLED WITH THE LONGSTANDING CAPABILITIES OF SENSORS AND ELECTRONICS COUPLED WITH OUR DATA ANALYTICS AND COMPUTATIONAL AT ASU. THERE IS A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO OWN THAT SPACE. WE ARE NOT ONLY CREATING THE SCIENCE AND SHIFTING INTO THAT PLACES LIKE WHAT WAS MENTIONED, WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTES, HOW CAN WE COMMERCIALIZE ARIZONA BASED IP, THAT IS WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO CRACK. IT’S JUST AS MUCH FOR US AS THE ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP IN THE MARKET TO RECRUIT COMPANIES TO GO FROM CALIFORNIA, FROM ABROAD, EVEN MORE CRITICAL THAT WE GROW OUR OWN ORGANIC BASE OF TALENT AND GROW OUR OWN ORGANIC BASE OF IP. THAT’S WHAT WILL DRIVE AND SUSTAIN THE OVERALL ECONOMY AND LEVERAGE US AWAY FROM THIS OVERCAPACITY OF GROWTH. IS SO THAT’S REALLY WHAT YOU SEE HERE REFLECTED. JUST HAVE A FEW MINUTES LEFT HERE. I DIDN’T MAKE IT IN TWO MINUTES. COUNCILWOMAN PASTOR, BUT WE’RE ALMOST THERE. THESE ARE THE BIG TRENDS YOU’RE SEEING. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION, PROBABLY NO SURPRISE AGAIN. ONE THING I TALK TO THE MEDIA ABOUT RECENTLY WAS IF YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE 10 YEARS AND EVALUATED THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT INTO DOWNTOWN, MIDTOWN, YOU WOULDN’T RECOGNIZE THE PLACE TODAY. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE SEEING AS A MASSIVE SHIFT. YOU ARE SEEING TECHNOLOGY, JOBS AND COMPANIES BEING BORN IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN. YOU ARE SEEING CREIGHTON A AS MAJOR BOON FOR MIDTOWN THAT’S GOING TO DRAMATICALLY CHANGE THE HEALTHCARE STRUCTURE. AND CHRIS AND I CONSTANTLY MANAGE THE FLOW OF NEW COMPANIES THAT ARE EVALUATING HEALTHCARE INVESTMENTS HERE. IF YOU WOULD HAVE TOLD ME WE WOULD BE SITTING HERE WITH NAU AND ASU AND U OF A TOGETHER AT A TABLE ALL COHESIVELY FOCUSED ON DRIVING HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES THAT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THE CASE 15 YEARS AGO. SO HERE WE ARE TODAY. JUST TO FINISH MY LAST TWO SLIDES HERE IS YOU CAN SEE YOU HAVE TO LEVERAGE AS AN ECONOMIC ARCHITECT THE EXISTING LEGACY CAPACITY THAT YOU HAVE. MICROELECTRONICS AND SEMICONDUCTORS ALONG WITH AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE, WHICH IS HEAVY MACHINING, HEAVY ENGINEERING CAPACITY, INTO THESE NEW EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AREAS. THAT’S WHAT GPEC IS DOING TODAY IN LEVERAGING OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY. TO CLOSE IN THIS 10 SECONDS, WHAT I AM EXCITED ABOUT IS THE WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT WAS LAUNCHED. THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX AROUND THE I6 CHALLENGE GRANT THROUGH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION ALLOWED A UNIQUE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION MODEL THROUGH CEI, AND THAT PARTNERSHIP LED TO THE ADVENT OF THE WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, OF WHICH YOU HAVE SIX COMPANIES BRAND-NEW LAUNCHED AND WORKING TO GROW IN SCALE THERE. AGAIN, JUST AN EXAMPLE, AND I DID RUN OVER, CHRIS, SO YOU WIN, BUT THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO SPEAK BRIEFLY TODAY AND WITH THAT WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.>>CHRIS, CAN YOU GIVE ME ONE CLICK? MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, AS WE WE HAD AT THE BEGINNING, THIS IS OVER THE NEXT 24 MONTHS. 4 MILLION SQUARE FEET, 3 BILLION IN CAPITAL INVESTMENT, 7,000 JOBS, WHOSE AVERAGE SALARY IS OVER 70,000 AND AS JEFF BARTON LIKES TO SAY, SHOW ME THE MONEY, $110 MILLION IN DIRECT TAX REVENUE TO THE CITY OF PHOENIX OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS. AND WITH THAT WE WOULD LOVE TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. COUNCILMAN DICICCIO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: THANK YOU, MAYOR AND CHRIS. I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU DO THIS WITHOUT A SINGLE NOTE CARD IN FRONT OF YOU. AGAIN, THE THINGS YOU DO OVER ARE THERE ASTOUNDING. FOR ALL OF YOU THAT ARE HERE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WANT TO GIVE A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MAYOR. WE DEAL WITH ONE ISSUE AT A TIME. I SEE SHARON HARPER OVER THERE. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW PROJECT. BUT WE DEAL WITH ONE PROJECT AT A TIME WHENEVER WE DEAL WITH EACH OF YOU. AND TO HAVE YOU BRING IN EVERYBODY TOGETHER IT GIVES US A REALLY GOOD WAY OF BEING ABLE TO VISUALIZE THE WHOLE PROJECT AND TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING TOGETHER. IT’S JUST NOT ONE PROJECT ON ITS OWN. YOU’RE ALL THERE TOGETHER. IT REALLY GAVE US — IT’S AN EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE UP HERE JUST TO LISTEN AND FIND OUT WHAT IT IS YOU’RE WORKING ON. THE INDIVIDUALIZED CARE, I BELIEVE DR. BARRENS WAS TALKING ABOUT IT AT TGen, TOTALLY IMPRESSIVE. THAT IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE. WE TALK ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND IT’S GREAT TO TALK ABOUT $110 MILLION OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS BUT IT’S ALSO QUALITY OF LIFE. I’M GETTING OLDER, AND PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO HAVE THAT. BUT THE INDIVIDUALIZED CARE IS REALLY SOMETHING THAT I’VE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED WITH AND THE FACT THAT WE’RE GROWING IN THAT AREA AND WE’VE GOT OUR OWN PLACE OF BUSINESS HERE THAT’S DOING THAT, I THINK, IS FASCINATING ON ITS OWN. DR. REED, MY NIECE GRADUATED FROM YOUR COLLEGE, AND SHE’S A HOSPITALIST AND SHE HAS BEEN AROUND AND THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.>>Mayor Gallego: DID SHE STAY IN ARIZONA?>>Councilman DiCiccio: SHE DID FOR A WHILE. SHE IS IN AUSTIN NOW. BUT SHE WAS A SINGLE MOM THROUGH SCHOOL, GOOD PART PART, GRADUATED, DID EVERYTHING RIGHT, STUDIED. ANY WAY WE CAN GET RID OF SOME OF THOSE BILLS? I DON’T KNOW. SHE’S DOING ALL RIGHT BUT STILL HAS TO PAY THOSE BILLS. BUT, NO, I JUST REALLY WANT TO — I’M VERY IMPRESSED BY WHAT YOU WERE ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER HERE, MAYOR. AGAIN, YOU DON’T GET A CHANCE TO SEE THIS. BUT WE’VE BEEN SEEING SOME REALLY POSITIVE MOVEMENTS AS A WHOLE, AS A COUNCIL HERE, BECAUSE OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHING — WE HAVEN’T SEEN A PRESENTATION LIKE THIS IN, I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU, 10, 15 YEARS. RICK, YOU’VE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE, BUT WE — I DON’T THINK WE’VE SAT AROUND IN THE LAST 10 YEARS AND SEEN ANYTHING WHERE IT’S GIVEN US A PERSPECTIVE OF EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND THE DRIVERS, THE ECONOMIC SIDE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT’S A QUALITY OF LIFE, AND THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE MOVING HERE, YOU KNOW, I WAS ASTOUNDED TO FIND OUT WE ONLY HAD, WHAT, 652 DOCTORAL STUDENTS VERSUS 29 OR 2800, I THINK, THAT WAS IN PHILADELPHIA. OR 2600, I’M SORRY. IT’S ASTOUNDING TO SHOW THE DIFFERENCE THERE AND THE RATE OF GROWTH. WE’RE GROWING AT A RATE OF 200 INDIVIDUALS A DAY IN THIS MARKET, AND BEING ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH IT. I DIDN’T REALIZE WE WERE THAT SHORT ON PHYSICIANS. SO THAT’S EYE OPENING ON ITS OWN. BUT THANK ALL OF YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO IN THE CITY. THANK YOU, MAYOR.>>Mayor Gallego: IT REALLY IS IMPRESSIVE WHAT’S HAPPENING TOGETHER AND THE CITY HAS BEEN A PART OF SO MANY GREAT THINGS, ASPECIAL WILL HE CREATING SOME OF THE PHYSICAL SPACE FOR THIS TO THAT WITH STRONG SUPPORT FROM OUR RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS. IT’S, I THINK, AN HONOR FOR ALL OF US TO BE HERE. THAT’S ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS OF THE CITY OF PHOENIX, WE ARE BUILDING THE ECONOMY WE WANT TO HAVE INTENTIONALLY AND IT’S WORTH CELEBRATING AND TELLING THE STORY. ANY ADDITIONAL COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS? WE HAVE ONE CARD FROM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC ON THIS SUBJECT. PATRICK FERAL, IF YOU ARE HERE, COULD YOU COME TO THE PODIUM?>>HELLO, EVERYONE. MY NAME IS PATRICK FARRELL AND I JUST MOVED HERE FROM FLORIDA. I LISTENED TO ALL OF YOU AND I CAN ADDRESS AND HELP EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT THE METABOLIC PATHWAY. IF YOU GET A PERSON TO EAT DIFFERENTLY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU WERE TO GROW WHEAT GRASS IN LARGE QUANTITIES HERE AND GIVE IT TO PEOPLE, WOULD IT KNOCK OUT CANCER. CANCER CANNOT GROW WITH WHEAT GRASS IN THE BLOOD BECAUSE IT’S AN ALKALINE AND IT’S A PERFECT HOMEOSTASIS PRODUCT THAT GOES INTO THE BODY. THE MAN NEXT TO YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT CAUSES. RECENTLY THERE IS — HEMP HAS BECOME LEGAL AGAIN. IT WAS SHUT DOWN IN THE ’30s BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A PROLIFIC PLANT. THE CBD IT IN CREATES HOME OWE STASIS IN THE BODY, ALL THE CELLS, THE BRAIN CELLS, BLOOD, EVERYTHING. IT PUTS IT BACK INTO A SENSE OF ORDER. YOU TALKED ABOUT — THE WOMAN OVER THERE TALKED ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND ALL THE INCREASED COSTS YOU’VE GOT COMING. I COULD EASILY BRING BILLIONS OF DOLLAR IN HERE IF YOU WERE TO HIRE ME AS A CONSULTANT, AND I KNOW — I TRULY KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. YOU PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ME, BUT THE DAY OBAMA TOOK OFFICE I FILED A $100 BILLION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS FOR GIVING THE BANKS TOO MUCH MONEY AND THE WALL STREET SAID, YES, YOU’RE RIGHT, TOOK BACK 100 BILLION FROM THEM AND GAVE ME A REWARD, GAVE ME FREE HEALTHCARE FOR 10 YEARS AND I WON’T GO INTO IT ANY MORE THAN THAT, BUT IF YOU PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND MAKE THIS ONE OF THE HEALTHIEST PLACES PHYSICALLY AND FINANCIALLY, SOMEONE SHOULD HIRE ME AS A CONSULTANT. I’VE SEEN THAT LIST ON THIS — WHEN THIS FIRST STARTED AND I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO HELP EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU BECAUSE I THINK DIFFERENTLY THAN EVERYBODY ELSE. I’M LEFT-HANDED, AND I HAVE AN I.Q. OF 150. YOU SHOULD USE ME. PLEASE USE ME. I WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY.>>OKAY.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU FOR OUR VERY DISTINGUISHED PANEL. WE ALSO WANT TO THANK EVERYONE IN THE ECOSYSTEM. THERE IS GREAT WORK HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM. WE TOUCHED A LITTLE BIT IN OUR HOSPITAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITY. THIS IS REALLY JUST ONE SNAPSHOT OF THE AMAZING THINGS HAPPENING IN THE VALLEY AND THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU ARE DOING TO BUILD A HEALTHIER PHOENIX. THANK YOU. WE WILL GIVE OUR PANELISTS A MOMENT TO DEPART AND THEN WELCOME OUR BUDGET DIRECTOR FOR THE 2018-2019 YEAR-END GENERAL FUND BUDGET RESULTS AND THE 20-21 BUDGET CALENDAR.>>MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, THANK YOU. WHILE WE’RE GETTING SET UP HERE, I’M JOINED BY OUR BUDGET DIRECTOR JEFF BARTON, AND HIS ASSOCIATE AARON MERTZ. THE FALL IS ALWAYS AN INTERESTING POINT OF TIME FOR OUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE BUDGET BECAUSE WE LOOK OVER THREE YEARS. WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT HOW WE DID LAST YEAR, WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE CURRENT YEAR WE’RE IN 2019-20 ARE, AND THEN WE’RE ALSO LOOKING AHEAD TO PLAN FOR 2020-2021. WE HAVE GOOD NEWS ABOUT HOW WE ENDED LAST YEAR. AND THE BUDGET DIRECTOR WILL GIVE YOU THOSE DETAILS ABOUT REFER NEW AND EXPENDITURE. WE’LL TALK FOR A MINUTE ABOUT WHAT PRESSURES WE HAVE ON OUR BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR, WE’LL ASK FOR PROCEDURAL ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET CALENDAR FOR ’20-21 AND A NEW PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT TOOL THAT RESPONDS TO THE COUNCIL’S REQUEST LAST YEAR FOR WAYS TO BETTER ENGAGED THE PUBLIC IN OUR BUDGET PROCESS. WITH THAT I’LL TURN IT OVER TO JEFF BARTON, OUR BUDGET AND RESEARCH DIRECTOR.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. I WILL BE VERY BRIEF IN THIS PRESENTATION. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS I AM ” MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER THOSE. AS FAR AS 2018-19 WE HAVE A GOOD STORY TO TELL, GOOD RESULTS. SO I’LL START WITH RESOURCES. IF YOU LOOK AT THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF YOU, WE ENDED LAST FISCAL YEAR WITH RESOURCES, TOTAL RESOURCES, ABOUT $5.1 MILLION MORE THAN EXPECTED. THAT’S A VARIANCE OF .4%. THAT’S EXTREMELY ACCURATE ON A BILLION THREE UNDER TOTAL RESOURCES. THOSE RESOURCES INCLUDE EVERYTHING FROM CITY SALES TAX TO PROPERTY TAX, STATE SHARED REVENUES. THEY ALSO INCLUDE OUR RECOVERIES AND TRANSFERS. ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE AS PERTAINS TO TRANSFERS IS THAT NUMBER OF $5.1 MILLION WOULD HAVE BEEN $7 MILLION HIGHER. HOWEVER, AT YEAR END WE HAD TO MAKE A 7 MILLION TRANSFER INTO OUR WORKER’S COMP FUND. A LOT OF THAT WAS REALLY PREDICATED UPON THE CANCER COSTS RELATED TO FIREFIGHTERS AND THAT’S THAT’S TO MAKE SURE OUR WORK YOU ARE’S COMP FUND STAYS AT AN ADEQUATE LEVEL. SO KEEP THAT IN MIND AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN OUR BUDGET PROCESS. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION WE’RE TALKING ABOUT EXPENDITURES. FOR LAST FISCAL YEAR OUR EXPENDITURES ENDED THE YEAR ABOUT 14.4 MILLION LOWER THAN EXPECTED. THAT’S ABOUT A VARIANCE OF ABOUT 1.2%. I THINK I HAVE MENTIONED THIS IN THE PAST. GENERAL THINK SPEAKING, VARIANCE OF LESS THAN 3% ARE CONSIDERED GENERALLY ACCEPTED. WE’RE WELL UNDER THAT NUMBER. ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT HERE IS ABOUT 80% OF THAT VARIANCE IS LARGELY DRIVEN BY VACANCIES AND SALARY SAVINGS. SO IF YOU WALL WHEN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, THIS BUDGET THAT YOU ADOPTED LAST YEAR, I INCLUDE A $5 MILLION EFFICIENCY CHALLENGE TO ALL OF MY DEPARTMENTS, AND SO THAT’S ALSO BAKED INTO THIS BUDGET. SO I’M TRYING TO SHRINK THE AMOUNT VARIANCE WE HAVE AT YEAR END. I HAD MY KICKOFF FOR MY BUDGET PROCESS EARLIER YESTERDAY AND I TOLD ALL OF THEM I’M COMING AFTER SALARY SAVINGS. SO GET READY FOR THE FIGHT. IF YOU HEAR ANY COMPLAINING ABOUT ME, IT’S BECAUSE I’M HOLDING THE PURSE STRINGS TIGHT THIS YEAR. BUT THAT’S IMPORTANT AS WE PREPARE OUR BASE BUDGET. I WANT OUR BASE BUDGET TO BE REFLECTIVE OF WHAT WE REALLY HAVE TO SPEND. WHEN YOU ADD ALL THOSE THINGS UP WE ENDED LAST YEAR WITH AN ENDING BALANCE THAT WAS ABOUT 19 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS HIGHER THAN WE EXPECTED. THAT’S REALLY, REALLY GOOD NEWS. IT’S REALLY GOOD NEWS FOR ONE PARTICULAR REASON. WE BEGAN LAST FISCAL YEAR WITH A BEGINNING BALANCE BEFORE 134 MILLION. WE ENDED LAST YEAR WITH AN ENDING BALANCE OF ABOUT 134 MILLION. SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS WE SPENT ONLY WHAT WE BROUGHT IN. THEREFORE, WE WERE STRUCTURALLY BALANCED LAST FISCAL YEAR. THAT’S REALLY A TESTAMENT TO YOUR HARD WORK, A TESTAMENT TO THE HARD WORK OF STAFF IN ALL OUR DEPARTMENTS AS WELL AS MY STAFF FOR KEEPING EVERYBODY HONEST. THE 19 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS WHILE I’M EXCITED ABOUT THAT I WANT TO KEEP EVERYONE FOCUSED ON A COUPLE THINGS. NUMBER ONE, IT’S ONE-TIME MONEY. A LOT OF THAT MONEY CAME FROM VACANT POSITIONS. SO WHAT WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL OF AND COGNIZANT IS NOT TO USE THAT MONEY TO FUND ONGOING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. WE CAN USE IT TO ADDRESS ONE-TIME THINGS.>>>WE CAN TALK ABOUT LIKE LAST YEAR WE TRANSFERRED HALF THAT ENDING BALANCE INTO OUR PUBLIC PENSION STABILIZATION FUND. THAT’S SOMETHING WE COULD DO, TOO. WE COULD ALSO USE IT TO ADDRESS ONE-TIME CAPITAL NEEDS, SPECIFICALLY DEFERRED MAINTENANCE. WE KNOW WE HAVE FACILITY NEEDS ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION. WE ALSO NEED MORE MONEY FOR VEHICLES. THAT’S SOMETHING WE COULD ALSO USE SOME OF THAT MONEY FOR IN THE FUTURE. FINALLY, WE COULD ALSO USE THAT MONEY TO KIND OF INSULATE US OR PREPARE US FOR A POTENTIAL DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY. WE’VE HEARD THESE STORIES, BEEN WATCHING THE INVERTED YIELD CURVE. DENISE AND I STARTED TALKING TO YOU ABOUT THAT A FEW MONTHS AGO. ACTUALLY LAST YEAR SOME TIME. YOU CAN SEE NOW THAT’S THE TALK OF EVERYONE, ALL THE ECONOMISTS ARE TALKING BIT, ALL THE NEWSPAPERS ARE TALKING BIT, ALL THE TALKING HEADS ON TV ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT. SO MY RECOMMENDATION TODAY IS THAT WE REALLY JUST SIT ON THIS 19 1/2 MILLION UNTIL WE REALLY HAVE A FULL PICTURE WHAT ’20-21 LOOKS LIKE AND I WOULD BRING THAT BACK IN MARCH WHEN I COME BACK WITH THE TRIAL BUDGET OR STATNESS FEBRUARY AND INCORPORATE THAT $19 1/2 MILLION INTO THE ’20-21 BUDGET. THAT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION FOR THAT. RIGHT NOW I THINK THE MANAGER WANTS TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT A COUPLE THINGS WE’RE FACING FOR ’20-21.>>City Mgr. Zuercher: AS WE LOOK AHEAD AT 20-21, WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS YEAR 19-20, AS WE LOOK AT 20-21 WE KNOW THERE IS PRESSURES, NEEDS, WANTS THAT WE’VE HEARD ABOUT ALREADY. WHAT JEFF IS TALKING ABOUT GIVES US SOME ABIG TEA TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT. WE HAVE OUR SECOND YEAR OF OUR LABOR CONTRACTS THAT WE HAVE NEGOTIATED WILL BE NEXT YEAR. SO WE NEED RESOURCES FOR THAT. WE’VE HEARD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT OUR 911 OPERATORS AND DISPATCHERS AND THE STAFFING THERE. WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THAT. OUR EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM ON POLICE. FIRE INSPECTIONS. I BELIEVE PUBLIC SAFETY SUBCOMMITTEE IS TALKING ABOUT THAT THIS WEEK. THERE’S SOME HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INSPECTIONS WE NEED TO LOOK AT. OUR CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD IS UNDER DISCUSSION BY THE COUNCIL WITH THE COMMUNITY. THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION AT OUR LAST MEETING ABOUT IF THERE ARE CHOICES MADE TO DO THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT STAFFING LEVELS AND THAT WOULD HAVE TO HAVE RESOURCES. WE HAVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT IN OUR PUBLIC SAFETY AREA, HELICOPTERS, BIG PUMPERS, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF RESOURCES FOR THAT. PUBLIC SAFETY PENSION RETIREMENT SYSTEM DUB — WE CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT STATE RUN SYSTEM. IT IS 40% FUNDED, WHICH MEANS IT HAS A BIG HOLE TO CLIMB OUT OF, AND THE BOARD IS CONTINUING TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE INVESTMENT RATE OF RETURN. THEY’RE BRINGING THAT DOWN FROM 7.4%. THEY ARE CONTINUING TO LOOK AT THEIR ACTUARIAL TABLES THERE, WHICH HAS PEOPLE LIVE LONGER, THE ACTUARIAL TABLES ADJUST AND WE HAVE TO PUT MORE MONEY IN THERE. SO PSPRS IS ONE WE CONTINUE TO WATCH CLOSELY. THE WHOLE ISSUE OF CANCER PREVENTION AND SCREENING IS IMPORTANT. A LITTLE BIT OF INVESTMENT EARLY PREVENTS A LOT OF EXPENSE AND PERSONAL COSTS FOR INDIVIDUALS LATER. SO WE WANT RESOURCES FOR THAT. OF COURSE, ALWAYS TECHNOLOGY NEEDS AND CYBERSECURITY AND OTHERS THING WE HAVE. SO THESE ARE THE THINGS WE KNOW. THIS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE HAVE EVERY YEAR. THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL. BUT IT’S JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF THINGS THAT COME UP DURING THE YEAR. THE NEEDS AND WANTS OF THE COMMUNITY DON’T JUST START AND STOP AT JULY 1. IT’S AN ONGOING DIALOGUE YOU ALL HAVE AS YOU’RE OUT, AS YOU’RE TALKING TO RESIDENTS AND THAT WE HEAR FROM STAFF TOGETHER. SO THOSE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE’VE LOOKED FORWARD — AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO 2020-2021 THAT WE KNOW WE HAVE TO BE PREPARING FOR. I DIDN’T HIT MY LAST BUTTON THERE BUT WE’VE ALSO TALKED ABOUT A MINIMUM WAGE OF $15 AN HOUR. THAT COMES WITH SOME EXPENSE. AGAIN, WE WANT TO WORK WITH ALL THOSE. NOW TO GET TO THE PROCEDURAL PIECE WHICH IS EVERY YEAR THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS A BUDGET CALENDAR. THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT ALLOWS JEFF TO PROGRAM WHEN HE’S GOT TO GET THINGS TO HIT STATE LAW AND CITY CHARTER. SO I’LL LET JEFF EXPLAIN THAT.>>OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS, MY STAFF WILL BE VERY BUSY GETTING THE BUDGET PREPARED FOR THE BASE YEAR BUDGET, FOR FISCAL YEAR 20-21. FIRST STEP IS FEBRUARY 11th WHEN WE COME BACK TO YOU WITH THAT DETAIL OF PROGRAMS. FOLLOWING THAT ON MARCH 3rd I’LL COME BACK WITH THE 5-YEAR FORECAST AND OFFICIAL STATUS FOR 2021-THEN WE’LL COME BACK WITH THE CITY MANAGER’S TRIAL BUDGET. THEN IN APRIL WE PUBLISH OUR BUDGET TABLOID WE GO OUT TO HEARINGS WITH. THOSE ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN APRIL. WE COME BACK FOLLOWING THOSE HEARINGS ON MAY 5th WITH THE.>>City Mgr. Zuercher:ER’S PROPOSED BUDGET. THE FIRST COUNCIL ACTION IS MAY 19th. THEN IN JUNE AND JULY WE GO THROUGH ALL OF OUR LEGAL ADOPTION PROCESS REQUIRED BY CITY STATUTE AND STATE CHARTER — OR CITY CHARTER AND STATE STATUTE. NOW WHAT I WANT TO DO IS TAKE A FEW MOMENTS AND MR. MERTZ IS GOING TO HELP ME DRIVE SO I CAN TALK TO YOU WHILE HE NAVIGATES. WE’VE LISTENED TO YOU AS ED MENTIONED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS IN TERMS OF WE WANT TO ENGAGE OUR RESIDENTS EARLY, WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO THEM AND I WANT AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY EDUCATE THEM ON WHAT’S IN THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET. WE PRODUCE A LOT OF DOCUMENTS THAT SOMETIMES GO UNREAD AND UNLESS YOU’RE A NERD LIKE US, YOU’RE PROBABLY NOT SIFTING THROUGH A FIVE OR 600 PAGE BUDGET REPORT. THIS TOOL WE HAVE WORKED ON IS GOING TO BE CALLED FUND PHOENIX. IT’S AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE TOOL ALLOW RESIDENTS FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR OWN HOME TO GO IN AND LEARN ABOUT THE BUDGET. IT WILL ALSO ALLOW THEM TO ADJUST THEIR PROGRAMMING AND THEIR SERVICES IN THE BUDGET AND WE’RE FOCUSING ON THE GENERAL FUND HERE ONLY BECAUSE ALL OUR OTHER SOURCES HAVE OTHER PROCESSES TO GOVERN HOW MUCH REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE GO OUT OF THEM. THIS IS REFLECTING THE CURRENT YEAR ’19-20 BUDGET AND WE’RE CURRENTLY BALANCED. WE ADOPT A BALANCE BUDGET EVERY YEAR. THIS TOOL WILL REQUIRE OUR RESIDENTS, THEY WILL HAVE TO HAVE AT A MINIMUM A BALANCED BUDGET OR A SURPLUS. THEY CANNOT SUBMIT TO US A DEFICIT BUDGET. ANY CHANGES THEY MAKE IT HAS TO BE BALANCED OUT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. AS YOU WILL NOTICE ON THIS SCREEN ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE YOU SEE ALL THE APPROPRIATION CATEGORIES. THAT’S WHERE ALL OUR DEPARTMENTS FALL FROM A BUDGETARY STANDPOINT. ON THE LEFT YOU’LL SEE A DONUT. THAT DONUT REFLECTS EXACTLY WHERE OUR DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT AND LARGELY THE 75% OF THAT ROUGHLY IS PUBLIC SAFETY. WHAT I WANT NOW TO DO IS I WANT AARON MERTZ TO CLICK INTO OUR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT SECTION. THAT’S WHERE YOU FIND THINGS LIKE PARKS AND LIBRARY, HUMAN SERVICES. IF YOU HOVER ON THE LITTLE I YOU SEE THAT BRINGS UP A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IS. THAT’S THE OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PARKS DEPARTMENT. NOW IF YOU CLICK ON MORE INFORM OWE OR MORE INFORMATION THERE IS YOUR FIRST LINK TO THE INVENTORY OF PROGRAMS. USING THAT MASSIVE DOCUMENT THAT WE PRODUCE EVERY YEAR, AND FROM THERE YOU CAN GO AND YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE PROGRAMS THAT PARKS AND REC. OFFERS. YOU CAN SEE EACH PROGRAM DOWN TO THE DEFINITIVE LEVEL OF RESOURCES AS WELL AS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. SO IF WE CLICK ON MOUNTAIN — LET’S CLICK ON THAT, MOUNTAIN PARKS. YOU WILL SEE SERVICE LEVELS. YOU CAN EASILY NAVIGATE BACK AND FORTH. IF WE GO BACK INTO OUR TOOL, WHAT YOU’LL SEE — SO CLOSE THAT OUT — SO LET’S SAY WE WANT TO ADD A MILLION DOLLARS TO PARKS. WE CLICK THAT BUTTON. NOW YOU CAN SEE WE’RE IN A DEFICIT. WE’VE GOT TO BALANCE THAT OUT. WE CAN BALANCE THAT OUT BY EITHER REDUCING ANOTHER PROGRAM OR WE CAN SCROLL DOWN AND GO OVER TO THE REVENUE SIDE, AND WHAT WE’VE LEFT OPEN HERE, WE HAVE ONLY LEFT OPEN LOCAL SALES TAX BECAUSE ALL OF OUR OTHER REVENUE SOURCES WE REALLY DON’T HAVE 100% CONTROL OVER THOSE. SO IF AARON CLICKS TO INCREASE REVENUES THERE, HE CAN BRING THAT BACK INTO BALANCE. AND SO YOU CAN DO THAT ACROSS THE ENTIRETY OF THE ORGANIZATION. AND ONE THING, IF YOU GO BACK UP TO THE TOP, AARON, AND GO BACK TO PARKS FOR ME, WHAT YOU’LL NOTICE IS ON THE RIGHT, THAT LITTLE BUBBLE, THE ELLIPSIS, FROM THERE YOU CAN PUT IN THERE WHERE YOU WANT YOUR MONEY TO GO. IF I WANT MORE PARK RANGERS OR IF I WANT MORE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, MORE SWIMMINGS POOLS, YOU CAN TYPE IN THAT THERE. THAT INFORMATION WILL COME INTO ME. USING THE ARROW I CAN SHARE THAT INFORMATION ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, FRIENDS, FAMILY, CO-WORKERS AND TELL THEM TO DO THE SAME THING. WHAT THIS DOES IS IT PUTS OUR RESIDENTS IN OUR SHOES. IT PUTS THE RESIDENTS IN YOUR SHOES. IT SHOWS THEM HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO BALANCE THE BUDGET, BUT IT ALSO AFFORDS ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THIS OUT TO THE COMMUNITY. I PLAN TO HAVE A MONTHLY SEMINAR AT LIKE BURTON BARR AT COLLEGE DEPOT AND WALK PEOPLE THROUGH THIS. I COULD GO TO SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS, NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS, BLOCK WATCH GROUPS, YOUR MONTHLY MEETINGS, I COULD EVEN TAKE THIS TO SCHOOLS TO GET YOUNG KIDS INVOLVED IN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT AN EARLY AGE. ONCE THEY DO THIS AND ARE BALANCED AND HAVE A SURPLUS, THEY SCROLL DOWN, HIT SUBMIT, AND THEN I’M ASKING FOR INFORMATION. I’M ASKING FOR NAME, THEIR COUNCIL DISTRICT, THEIR ZONE CODE, THEIR AGE RANGE, AS WELL AS THEIR GENDER. ONCE THEY SUBMIT THIS TO ME, I’LL GET ANALYTICS. I GET REPORTS. I CAN SAY HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM DISTRICT 6 ACTUALLY PARTICIPATED. WHAT WERE THE TOP AREAS FOR DISTRICT 6? I CAN THEN BREAK THAT DOWN BY ZIP CODE, BREAK THAT DOWN BY AGE, GENDER, ALL THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS. MY PLAN IS TO GIVE THIS TO DEPARTMENT HEADS ON A MONTHLY BASIS SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE BUDGET PROCESS THIS SHOULD HELP DRIVE THEIR REQUESTS FOR NEW PROGRAMS, NEW SERVICES. IT SHOULD ALSO GIVEN TO YOU IN THE MONTHLY INFO PACKET. I WILL SUMMARIZE ALL THIS INFORMATION SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CONSTITUENTS ARE ASKING FOR. FOR ME THIS IS ABOUT ENGAGEMENT, IT’S ABOUT EDUCATION AND IT’S ABOUT DOING IT EARLIER THAN THE MONTH OF APRIL. I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS TOOL. A LOT OF OTHER CITIES HAVE USED IT. AGAIN, THE FIRST COUPLE OF YEARS THE BUY-IN HAS BEEN SLOW. YOU HAVE TO PROMOTE THIS THING. WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS GET IT OUT THERE, GET PEOPLE AWARE OF IT, MARKET IT AND SO WE’RE WORKING WITH COMMUNICATIONS TO COME UP WITH SOME NEAT MARKETING STRATEGIES. MY PLAN IS TO ROLL THIS OUT IN NOVEMBER. SOLE WE’LL HAVE A PUBLIC FACING — SO WE’LL HAVE A FUN PACING WEB PAGE TO SHOW FOLKS HOW TO USE IT. AND WITH THAT WE CAN GO BACK TO THE REGULAR PRESENTATION WHERE WE ONLY HAVE ONE ITEM OF ACTION, AND THAT’S ASKING YOU TO ADOPT THE BUDGET CALENDAR FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TOOL OR ABOUT THE BUDGET STATUS.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY CARDS FROM THE PUBLIC ON THIS ITEM. ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS — COUNCILWOMAN WILLIAMS.>>Councilwoman Williams: I LOVE THAT PROGRAM. I THINK IT IS REALLY FANTASTIC AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO GO OUT AND EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE HOW TO USE IT. I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO GET MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED ENGAGED IN THIS PROCESS. IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME TO KNOW WHAT THE RESPONSES ARE. I ALWAYS THINK I KNOW, BUT I PROBABLY DON’T. SO I APPLAUD YOU FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS AND FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. AND FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU DO. YOU ARE EXCEPTIONAL AND I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR EFFORTS. SO THANK YOU. IT’S A MOTION.>>Mayor Gallego: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY FURTHER — COUNCILMAN DICICCIO?>>Councilman DiCiccio: THANK YOU, MAYOR. JEFF, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER, THIS IS BEFORE YOUR TIME HERE, WHEN WE WERE USING A 3.5 TO 4% VARIATION IN THE BUDGET AND WE THOUGHT THAT WAS OKAY. AND THEN IT CAME IN AT 7% OFF THAT ONE TIME. IT WAS HORRIBLE. IT’S AMAZING WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO BRING IT DOWN TO 1.4% DEVIATION — THAT’S JUST UNHEARD OF. IT JUST DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT. I MEAN, YOU’RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE OFF BY SOME PERCENTAGE, RIGHT? SO, I MEAN, FROM MY END OF IT, THE TOOL YOU PUT TOGETHER HERE IS AMAZING ON ITS OWN. ONLY IN THE FACT THAT IT GETS THE PUBLIC ENGAGED. AND THE MORE YOU GET THEM ENGAGED AHEAD OF TIME THE BETTER THAT THESE BUDGET MEETINGS ARE GOING TO BE. I’D LIKE TO PUT IT OUT ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA, TOO. SO IF YOU COULD WORK WITH SAM IN MY OFFICE I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THAT OUT, AFTER WE DO UBER AND LYFT. RIGHT AFTER THAT WE WOULD MAYBE LIKE TO LOOK AT THE — GETTING THIS INFORMATION OUT EARLY AND REPEATEDLY. YOU MOW, MAYBE ONCE EVERY COUPLE WEEKS. THEN, ED, ON YOUR END, HE IS AMAZING. THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS UNLEASH THE MAN. I MEAN, LITERALLY, UNLEASH HIM. I WOULD LIKE TO GET UM IDEAS — I CAN JUST TELL BY JUST LOOKING AT YOU RIGHT NOW THAT YOU’VE COME UP WITH IDEAS OR THOUGHT OF THINGS — THINGS TO DO IN THE CITY. I WOULD LIKE TO GET US TO MAYBE GET BRIEFED ON SOME OF THIS, MAYBE IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DO THAT, ED, HAVE HIM COME UP WITH IDEAS WHAT HE SEES IN EACH DEPARTMENT, WHAT WE COULD DO TO BE WORKING ON. THIS IS BEYOND IMPRESSIVE. JUST YOUR NUMBERS ALONE. I MEAN — I’VE BEEN NOT A FAN OF THE WAY WE STRUCTURALLY DO IT, BUT THAT’S SOMETHING YOU HAVE INHERITED, AND YOU’RE DOING BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE SEEN WITH WHAT WE’VE GONE. BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT OTHER IDEAS YOU MIGHT HAVE OUT THERE. I MEAN, JUST AMAZING WHAT YOU’RE COMING UP WITH ON A REGULAR BASIS. IT’S NOT JUST ONCE. IT’S MULTIPLE TIMES. AND, AARON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR END OF IT, TOO. THANKS, ED. ED, YOU DID A GOOD JOB HERE.>>THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? I JOIN COUNCILMAN DICICCIO. THIS WILL BE A GREAT TOOL. THANK YOU FOR A STRONG BUDGET, ACCURATE, BALANCED.>>Councilman Nowakowski: MAYOR I JUST WANT TO THANK THE CITY STAFF AND ESPECIALLY OUR CITY MANAGER AND OUR BUDGET DIRECTOR FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK AND SAVING ALL THIS MONEY THAT WE HAVE SO WE CAN INVEST IT IN OTHER PROGRAMS, BUT I THINK WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT IS THAT ANY TOOLS THAT WE CREATE THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT IT’S AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE A LARGE SPANISH-SPEAKING POPULATION HERE IN PHOENIX, AND THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE’RE INCLUSIVE OF ALL THOSE INDIVIDUALS. SO, JEFF, IF YOU COULD MAKE SURE THAT ANYTHING YOU HAVE ON YOUR WEBSITE THAT WE HAVE IN IN SPANISH ALSO. THANK YOU.>>Mayor Gallego: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. [ CHORUS OF AYES] ANY OPPOSED? WE HAVE ADOPTED THE BUDGET CALENDAR. THANK YOU. WITH THAT, WE ARE ADJOURNED.>>THANK YOU.