[Source: City of Phoenix Press Release]
The city of Phoenix will implement new security procedures for the public attending City Council meetings held in the Council Chambers, located at 200 W. Jefferson St.
A metal detector (magnetometer) has been installed and a bag-checking station will be staffed by police officers. Per state law, weapons of any kind are not allowed in government buildings. The change in security will take effect Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Phoenix is following the lead and adopting similar security measures of other Valley cities, including Tempe, Surprise and Mesa. Residents attending Council meetings are kindly asked to arrive with enough time to get through security.