Barney to step down as county supervisor to oversee East Valley Partnership

Supervisor Denny Barney, District 1, will be transitioning out of his position on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to assume a new role as president and CEO of East Valley Partnership. EVP CEO and former Gilbert Mayor, John Lewis, will step down at the end of May.  Supervisor Barney has agreed to serve as […]

Next Pinal County supervisors meeting is Nov. 1

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to meet three times in November. The supervisors will meet for regular sessions on Nov. 1 and 15 and for a work session Nov. 8, according to the supervisors website. Regular meetings of the board of supervisors are held at 9:30 a.m. on selected Wednesdays. Meetings take […]

BARNEY: Maricopa County’s largest investments are paying off

Maricopa County is the fastest-growing county in the nation. To keep up with growth, your county government has spent $1.4 billion since 2000 on capital projects. These include newly-constructed buildings, major upgrades to existing buildings and other investments in infrastructure or technology. Beyond the price tag of each project is a story of how that […]

Pinal supervisors discuss taking action against Johnson Utilities air quality

 The Pinal County Supervisors studied possible legal actions against Johnson Utilities, LLC. in response to violations of the county’s Air Quality Control District Code of Regulations, according to a press release from Pinal County. The public hearing took place Wednesday, June 21, during the supervisor’s regular session. Under Arizona Revised Statutes 49-479, the board of […]

County board of supervisors to vote on final budget June 19

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on final approval of its fiscal year 2018 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 19. The board, which also governs the flood control, library and stadium districts, adopted a tentative budget of $2.49 billion last month. Truth in Taxation hearing Before the final budget vote, […]

Maricopa County supervisors approve electronic document review

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 […]

Pinal County Town Hall to focus on linking transportation, economic growth

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 […]

Supervisor Barney: Be sure to sign up for library summer reading program

  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 […]

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to vote on final budget on June 20

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 […]

Rich to start as Maricopa County manager May 30

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.”