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Dec 08, 2010:  December 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (December 8, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the December 8, 2010 Regional Council meeting and information about upcoming events.

Nov 17, 2010:  November 2010 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

PHOENIX (November 17, 2010) – Your E-News Update from the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Chair November 17, 2010, Meeting Summary.

Oct 27, 2010:  October 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (October 27, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the October 27, 2010 Regional Council meeting and information about upcoming events.

Oct 26, 2010:  October 2011 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (October 26, 2011) — Summary of the actions taken during the October 26, 2011 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Oct 20, 2010:  October 2010 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

PHOENIX (October 20, 2010) – Your E-News Update from the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Chair October 20, 2010, Meeting Summary.

Oct 01, 2010:  Mock Crime Scene Highlights Focus of Domestic Violence Efforts

PHOENIX (October 1, 2010) — Domestic violence calls are among the most common and most dangerous emergency calls police receive, generating about 49,000 police reports and resulting in a cost of $18-26 million to the criminal justice system. Ensuring that these calls are handled appropriately is the focus of a new program being highlighted as part of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Sep 22, 2010:  September 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (September 22, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the September 22, 2010 Regional Council meeting and information about upcoming events.

Sep 15, 2010:  September 2010 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

PHOENIX (September 15, 2010) – Your E-News Update from the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Chair September 15, 2010, Meeting Summary.

Aug 23, 2010:  Cell Phone Users Can Register for Emergency Notifications

PHOENIX (August 23, 2010) – When emergencies happen in your neighborhood, public safety agencies can use the 9-1-1 database to call your home to let you know the nature of the emergency and what to do. But what happens if you don’t have a home telephone and only have cell phone service?

Aug 12, 2010:  "Secure Your Load Sunday" to Teach Drivers Safe Hauling Practices

PHOENIX (Aug. 12, 2010) – Trash found on Arizona freeways is not only ugly, it also can be dangerous. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has partnered with U-Haul to educate residents on the importance of

Jul 28, 2010:  July 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (July 28, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the July 28, 2010 Regional Council meeting and information about upcoming events.

Jul 22, 2010:  Crossing Guards Receive Tools for Getting Kids to School Safely

PHOENIX – (July 22, 2010) — As thousands of children across the Valley are preparing for the new school year, so are the individuals who help ensure their safe arrival every day.

Jul 21, 2010:  July 2010 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

PHOENIX (July 21, 2010) – Your E-News Update from the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Chair July 21, 2010, Meeting Summary.

Jul 12, 2010:  Region Awarded $1.3 Million to House Homeless People

PHOENIX (July 12, 2010) – The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness was awarded $1,393,580 for two local programs. The funding will provide 67 permanent housing units and an end to homelessness for more than one hundred people living on the streets in the region.

Jul 06, 2010:  Drivers Using Bluetooth™ Devices Key to Traffic Study

PHOENIX (July 6, 2010) — Drivers with Bluetooth™ cell phone devices will soon play an important role in a traffic congestion study that could lead to safer streets, all thanks to an innovative and high-tech technique that allows researchers to anonymously record a signal from the device as drivers pass by selected traffic points.

Jul 01, 2010:  MAG Selects New Officers

PHOENIX (July 1, 2010) — Litchfield Park Mayor Thomas L. Schoaf has been selected to lead the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the regional planning agency for the Maricopa region.

Jun 30, 2010:  June 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (June 30, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the June 30, 2010 Regional Council meeting and information about upcoming events.

Jun 25, 2010:  State Economy, Sun Corridor Focus of Joint Regional Meeting

PHOENIX (June 25, 2010) — Identifying key economic drivers for the megaregion known as the "Sun Corridor" will be the focus of a discussion Monday that will bring together the leaders of three Arizona counties and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. 

Jun 17, 2010:  June 2009 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

PHOENIX (June 17, 2010) — Your E-News Update from the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Chair June 17, 2009, Meeting Summary

Jun 15, 2010:  MAG Seeks Input on Transportation Plans, Public Hearing Set for June 21

PHOENIX (June 15, 2010) — The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is encouraging members of the public to attend a public hearing on Monday to share their comments and provide feedback on the most recent transportation plans and programs.

Jun 02, 2010:  Heat Relief Efforts Help People in Need

PHOENIX (June 2, 2010) — As the temperature reaches 100 degrees this week, more than 2,700 homeless people on the streets find themselves in a very dangerous situation. To address the dangers of the heat to vulnerable populations, MAG has partnered with municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and the faith-based community to provide heat refuge and water hydration stations across the region.

May 26, 2010:  May 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (May 26, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the May 26, 2010 Regional Council meeting and information about upcoming events.

May 20, 2010:  Desert Peaks Awards Recipients Named

PHOENIX (May 20, 2010) — In a special ceremony in June, the Maricopa Association of Governments will honor seven partnerships and individuals who have been selected to receive the 2010 Desert Peaks Awards.

Apr 30, 2010:  March 2011 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (March 30, 2011) — Summary of the actions taken during the March 30, 2011 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Apr 28, 2010:  April 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (April 28, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the April 28, 2010 Regional Council meeting and information about upcoming events.

Apr 21, 2010:  April 2010 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

PHOENIX (April 21, 2010)  —  Your E-News Update from the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Chair April 21, 2010, Meeting Summary

Mar 31, 2010:  March 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (March 31, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the March 31, 2010 Regional Council meeting and information about upcoming events.

Mar 24, 2010:  March 2010 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

PHOENIX (March 24, 2010) — Your E-News Update from the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Chair

Mar 11, 2010:  Homeless Street Count Down Six Percent in Region

PHOENIX (March 11, 2010) — More than 2,700 people can be found living on the streets of Maricopa County, a decrease of six percent from the year before, according to a recent street count of homeless people conducted on January 26, 2010.

Mar 10, 2010:  MAG Seeks Input on Transportation Plans Public Hearing March 19

PHOENIX (March 10, 2010) — The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is encouraging members of the public to attend a public hearing on Friday, March 19, 2010 to share their transportation priorities and provide feedback on the most recent transportation plans and programs.

Mar 08, 2010:  Region Successfully Meets ARRA Deadlines

PHOENIX (March 8, 2010) — The Maricopa region has met all federal deadlines for committing economic stimulus dollars to transportation and transit projects as required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 — meaning that all economic stimulus funds allocated to Arizona will be spent and putting Arizona in line for any leftover funding from other states.

Mar 08, 2010:  9-1-1 Celebrates 25 Years Amid Fiscal Challenges

PHOENIX (March 8, 2010) — This fall, the Valley will celebrate 25 years of 9-1-1 service, which was implemented in the Maricopa region on September 9, 1985. But public safety agencies may find themselves in a non-celebratory mood, if anticipated sweeps of the Emergency Telecommunications Services Revolving Fund are carried out by the State Legislature this summer.

Feb 24, 2010:  February 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (February 24, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the February 24, 2010 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Jan 28, 2010:  Electric Vehicle Efforts Receive National Attention

PHOENIX (January 28, 2010) — Efforts to bring electric vehicle infrastructure to the Valley received a national boost last night as the White House recognized a Phoenix firm for its environmental entrepreneurship.

Jan 27, 2010:  January 2010 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (January 27, 2010) — Summary of the actions taken during the January 27, 2010 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.

Jan 20, 2010:  January 2010 Let's Keep Moving Transportation Update

PHOENIX (January 20, 2010)  —  Your E-News Update from the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Chair

Jan 11, 2010:  Call for Nominations: MAG 2010 Desert Peaks Awards

PHOENIX (January 11, 2010) – The Maricopa Association of Governments is once again pleased to host the Desert Peaks Awards recognizing and celebrating regional excellence, and we are now accepting nominations.

Jan 10, 2010:  Workshop Seeks to Make Water, Wastewater Infrastructure “Green”

PHOENIX (January 10, 2010) — It is the one of the few instances in which putting "green" and "water" into the same sentence means something good.