Outage causes Phoenix City Council to move Tuesday meetings to theater

Jul 1, 2019, 5:38 PM | Updated: 6:02 pm
(Facebook Photo/Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix)...
(Facebook Photo/Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix)
(Facebook Photo/Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix)

PHOENIX – The Phoenix City Council will hold Tuesday’s policy and formal meetings at the Orpheum Theatre because of a power outage affecting the council chambers.

The formal meeting will start at 10 a.m., with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. The policy meeting begins at 2:30 p.m., with doors at 1 p.m.

The historic theater is located at Adams Street and Second Avenue.

Video of the meetings will be streamed live on the city’s Facebook page and then rebroadcast on Cox Cable Ch. 11 and the city’s YouTube channel.

A deadly underground fire late Sunday night killed one utility worker, injured another and caused power outages throughout the downtown Phoenix area.

Wells Fargo, Phoenix Municipal Building, the Maricopa County Administration Building, Maricopa County Superior Courthouse and Phoenix Civic Plaza South all were without power Monday.

Several other buildings, including the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, had partial power.

Arizona Public Service said electricity to more buildings could be disrupted as workers and firefighters worked to get the problem under control.

There was no timetable for when power would be restored.

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Outage causes Phoenix City Council to move Tuesday meetings to theater