Electronic Document Review lets people file plans any time, any place On an average day employees of the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department will accept and pour over tree-trunk sized printouts of building plans. It is the process that has been in place for decades. With funding from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, the […]
Supervisor House, District 5, will discuss the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority “Linking Transportation: Paving the Way to Economic Growth” is the theme for the 29th Annual Pinal County Town Hall. It will take place Thursday Oct. 6, at Robson Ranch, 5750 N. Robson Blvd., in Eloy. Approximately 150 delegates are expected to attend the informative […]
A month after Maricopa County kicked off its summer reading program, nearly 65,000 people have already registered to participate. We are proud of all of our readers for signing up for the summer reading program. Don’t forget to log your minutes so you can earn points for a free book. If a parent or […]
At a public hearing on Monday, June 20, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which also governs the flood control, library and stadium districts, will vote on its final budget for fiscal year 2017. On May 16, the Board of Supervisors adopted its $2.356 billion tentative budget. Truth in Taxation hearing – notice of tax […]
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on May 23 appointed Joy Rich as the new county manager following a nationwide search that began in February.
Ms. Rich has been with the county since 1997 as a planning manager before filling the role of planning and development director in 1998. She served as deputy county manager since 2012 providing strategic leadership for departments such as Planning and Development, Maricopa County Department of Transportation, Air Quality and Emergency Management. The 11 departments have a budget of more than $495 million annually.
“Joy Rich has been an outstanding public servant her entire career,” said Board Chairman Clint Hickman, District 4 in a press release. “When residents have an issue, Joy doesn’t hesitate to get involved personally to make sure it is resolved. And she never hesitates to change ‘business as usual’ if it means better service for taxpayers.”
The five members of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors will be the guests at an April 1 breakfast meeting hosted by Pinal Partnership. Pinal Partnership’s mission is to “improve research, planning and coordination of private and public efforts related to infrastructure, natural resources and community development in Pinal County,” according to its website. It […]
Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith will be in Arizona City as he kicks off Sessions with the Supervisor for 2016.
The meeting will take place 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Arizona City Fire District, 14022 S. Sunland Gin Road.
“I’ll be taking a look at what we might expect in 2016,” Vice-Chairman Smith said in a press release. “We are going to have a lot of items on our plate for the upcoming year, I thought it would be a good idea to share those issues and get the residents’ thoughts on them. Of course, if there are other question or concerns, I would be happy to address those as well.”
Vice-Chairman Smith represents Pinal County District 4 covering an area that includes the city of Maricopa, Arizona City, Thunderbird Farms, Hidden Valley, Papago Butte, Red Rock, SaddleBrooke, the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the Tohono O’odham Nation.
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Regular meetings of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on selected Wednesdays in the Supervisors Hearing Room, Pinal County Administrative Complex, 135 North Pinal St. in Florence. To view the schedule, visit the county website.
Not a day goes by without reading another story of a looming crisis requiring governments to make large investments in education, pensions, border control, transportation, new prisons and more.
At Maricopa County, we face many of those same challenges and demands, but understand that we cannot saddle our taxpayers with increasing property tax burdens.
Instead we continue to apply strict fiscal discipline and a business mindset to everything we do. We’re a county that must focus on needs, not wants.
We are proud to have an amazing group of leaders to guide Maricopa County on a continued path of true economic recovery. Part of that success is because we continue to partner closely with state and local governments, non-profit organizations and constituents like you.
Many point to local government as the engine of change for the next 20 years, the place where citizens are more likely to see innovative policy, proactive energy and transformative reforms. Maricopa County is on the precipice of pursuing tomorrow’s potential, right now.
How are we accomplishing that you may ask? Maricopa County is looking inward, not only at what we do at the county level, but who is doing the work.
•Personnel reform: As chairman, I was proud to launch a ground-breaking personnel reform effort this year. The goals: Making the county’s workforce more accountable and efficient, competitive and productive. This was no small undertaking as we significantly cut bureaucratic red tape so the county can move quickly to hire the best job applicants. Now we are rewarding performance while giving management the flexibility to work with those who are struggling to execute. Moving forward, you have a county government that is lean and efficient, yet provides outstanding customer service. The public deserves no less.
•Smart justice: More than half of the county’s $2 billion budget is committed to public safety and the justice system. So it’s no surprise the board and county management gives this a great deal of attention. “Smart justice” slows the revolving door of crime by promoting the right treatment at the right level in the jail system. This maximizes the chance of rehabilitation and decreases the likelihood one will re-offend. The evidence is clear that this coordinated effort will increase public safety.
As a small token of appreciation for the freedoms afforded to all Americans, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be honoring all veterans with Military Service Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
In 2005, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued a formal proclamation resolving that each Veterans Day from that point forward would be observed as Military Service Appreciation Day at all Maricopa County Parks. All active and non-active military personnel are encouraged to visit any of the county’s ten parks and enjoy affordable recreation. The $6 day-use entry fee will be waived for military personnel.
“The parks are a good place for people to reconnect with their families and nature. We’re hoping military personnel will take advantage of our offer, pack a picnic and come on out to the parks to enjoy a park program and the cooler temperatures with those who are near and dear to their hearts,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Steve Chucri, District 2.
“We want to show our veterans that we understand their service and how they contribute to the wellbeing of all Arizonans” said District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman. “The Veterans Day fee waiver is a mechanism that our county parks offer to encourage the men and women to visit and enjoy the natural landscapes.”
The five-year transportation program identifies potential funding and establishes a tentative schedule for countywide planning, construction and maintenance projects, according to a press release.
Appointed by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, the Transportation Advisory Committee is a 10-member panel of members who meet annually to review, update and recommend projects for Pinal County’s Five-Year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program.
Committee members are Chairman Kevin Louis, Vice-Chair Maxine Brown, Gordon Brown, Jim Fabris, David Garcia, Ted Hawkins, Giao Pham, Paul Prechel, Tom Snider and Harold Vangilder.
Additional meetings will take place Tuesday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Feb. 23. All meetings begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Ironwood Room of the 1891 Historic Courthouse in the Pinal County Administrative Complex, 135 N. Pinal St. in Florence.