Maricopa County approves updates to vote-counting system

Months after glitches at the polls led to long waits for voters, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on June 26 approved a $6.1 million contract to update the vote-counting system and establish an executive position they said will smooth future balloting. “One’s right to vote is sacrosanct,” Supervisor Steve Chucri said. “I think that […]

Gates: Happy Independence Day

As we celebrate the independence of our great nation, I wish all of you a safe and happy Fourth of July. Whether you are heading for cooler weather or staying in town, please celebrate safely and responsibly. With heightened fire danger this summer, I ask every one to use caution when celebrating with fireworks this […]

Queen Creek law enforcement agreement before supervisors May 22

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on May 22 is to vote on the law enforcement agreement between the sheriff’s office and the Town of Queen Creek. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. The annualized value of the agreement for FY 2019 is $7,124,083.48, subject […]

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approve tentative $2.57 billion FY 2020 budget, including EV animal shelter

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on May 20 approved a tentative $2.57 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. “This fiscally responsible and sustainable budget keeps the tax rate steady for our residents while investing in the kinds of technology and infrastructure that works to serve citizens better,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, District […]

Sellers appointed District 1 Maricopa County supervisor

Maricopa County has a new supervisor representing parts of the east Valley. Jack Sellers was appointed Feb. 13 to represent District 1 by unanimous vote of the board of supervisors. “What an honor and privilege it is to be appointed to serve on this outstanding board,” Mr. Sellers said after taking the oath of office, […]

Supervisors prepare to select Denny Barney’s replacement

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will choose the next supervisor to represent District 1 at its Wednesday, Feb. 13 meeting. Denny Barney resigned from the position effective Feb. 1 to focus on his position as president and CEO of the East Valley Partnership. District 1 includes the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, part of Mesa, […]

Working group created to make elections recommendations in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors directed the county manager to form a working group that may lead to substantial changes in the way elections are run in the fourth most populous county in the country. The 2018 Primary and General Elections saw massive turnout and the volume of voters once again shined a light […]

Applicants sought for appointment to District 1 Maricopa County supervisor

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for appointment to District 1 supervisor. Denney Barney has resigned. To qualify for appointment as the new District 1 supervisor, applicants must: be registered to vote in District 1. be a member of the same political party as the person vacating (Republican). Applicants should send letters […]

Barney to leave Maricopa County supervisor office Feb. 1

Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney plans to officially step down from his position as county supervisor of District 1 on Feb. 1 to focus on his position as the president and CEO of the East Valley Partnership. The board of supervisors will appoint another east Valley resident to fill the vacancy on the board, according […]

Supervisors hearing Dec. 12 on de-annexing property from Gilbert to Queen Creek

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 12 is slated to hold a hearing for the de-annexation of property from the Town of Gilbert into the Town of Queen Creek. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. It is regarding ordinances filed to de-annex a […]