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Public Hearing on Proposed Development Impact Fees

Post Date: 11/14/2018 - In accordance with Arizona Revised Statute 9-463.05, the City of Avondale is holding a public hearing to accept comments on the proposed development impact fees. The public hearing will be held at Avondale City Hall at the City Council meeting scheduled:  Monday, January 14, 2019,  City Hall Council Chambers, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale, Arizona 85323 at 7:00 pm.  City Council reviewed the Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plan on Monday, October 15, 2018. 

 

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The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the City, and is responsible for the administration of the City in accordance with the City Council policy and Charter requirements. The City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the city departments.
 
A few of the City Clerk's responsibilities are as follows: keeping of all City records, recording the official actions of the Council, holding municipal elections, processing contracts and agreements, providing public records, City liquor licenses, and information help desk.
 
The Court is a separate branch of city government and a part of the statewide court system, subject to the authority of the Supreme Court.
 
The activities of the Community Relations & Public Affairs Office include public information, community/media relations, digital engagement platforms,council relations,citizen/governmental advocacy, transit & grants management.
 
Responsible for the administration of the Planning, Engineering Plan Review, Permit Center, Building Services, and Planning Divisions whose functions include land use planning, zoning, building permits and building inspections.
 
The Economic Development effort is committed to creating a diversified, strong, and sustainable economy that encourages and nurtures the business environment. Our mission is to implement the City Council's goal of establishing Avondale as a premier location for retail, commercial & industrial investment.
 
The Finance and Budget Director provides administrative support for financial reporting, budget, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, sales tax and utility billing.
 
The Avondale Fire Department exists to provide the highest level of customer service, including fire, medical, and other life safety services, to those who reside, work or travel through the City of Avondale. Our calls for service range from what some might consider a minor emergency to significant events that threaten lives and property, and could have disastrous results. They also include a wide range of non-emergency, and non-traditional, customer service activities.
 
Responsible for all personnel activities including recruitment, staffing, job analysis, orientation, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits, workers' compensation, discipline and grievance resolution, and EEO/AA compliance activities.
 
Support the City’s operations and services through information and communications technologies.
 
This department is comprised of Family Services, Code Enforcement, Housing and Community Development, Youth Services, and Revitalization/Historic Avondale.
 
Responsible for the planning, coordinating, and supervision of the divisions of Parks, Recreation, and Libraries.
 
Avondale is growing rapidly, and with that pace of growth, brings increased demand for public safety services. The Avondale Police Department has adopted a philosophy of Community Oriented Policing to aid in serving the public. The community is encouraged to get involved and help wherever possible.

 

The Public Works Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of the public infrastructure of the City through the management of garbage, recycling, fleet services, street maintenance operations, water and wastewater systems.

Blazina, Jessica

  • Departments:Community Relations & Public Affairs
  • Divisions:Community Relations & Public Affairs
  • Title:Assistant Director/Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Phone:(623) 333-1612
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Directs  the operations of the Intergovernmental Affairs Division, with supervisory functions over Grants Administration and Transit. Monitors state and federal legislation, analyzes legislative proposals and provides recommendations to the City Manager's Office.  Works closely with the City Manager and Assistant City Managers on policy frameworks. Works with City departments in defining and solving problems through negotiating with governmental entities and/or introducing initiatives which serve to promote or remedy City's issue areas.  Represents the City's interests with various government agencies, officials and the State legislature.  Manages the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) policies and provides information to City Management and appropriate Department Heads on MAG issues. Discusses City positions on legislation with legislators and attempts to persuade them to support these positions.  Participates in the development of strategic initiatives that reduce statutory impacts to the City.  Works to create and identify funding opportunities for the City through appropriations, grants, and legislation. Demonstrates experience on state bill tracking systems. Experienced in overseeing federal and state grant application processes. Also provides administrative support for City Council members including research, analysis of dataproblem and dispute resolution, preparation of correspondence, speeches, newsletters, reports, and neighborhood communications, and program or project management. Serve as a spokesperson for the Mayor and City Administration on selected intergovernmental issues and programs. Attends City Council meetings and presents periodic updates to City Council on legislative and government issues, as well as City Council consensus reports. Researches, analyzes and briefs Mayor and Council on complex public policy issues. Attends regional agency and national meetings with the Mayor and City Council. Participates in and speaks to professional groups and committees about City issues of assigned areas.  Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Plans, directs, develops, and implements the City's federal, state, and regional legislative policies and activities by strategizing with City Manager and key leaders of outside agencies such as federal and state legislators and the Governor's office.
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