Gates: Maricopa County primary election review received

We have received the Maricopa County Audit Department’s initial review of the Aug. 28 primary election. As community members and voters, I am sharing the results with you as well. You may view the report at maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/41436/Interim-Report—Final. After voters experienced a myriad of issues on election day, my colleagues and I on the board of […]

Maricopa County declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation Wednesday, Sept. 19 recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The county’s efforts create an opportunity for residents and Maricopa County’s more than 13,000 employees to learn about domestic violence prevention, according to a press release. “Sadly, we all probably know someone who has been affected by […]

Chucri: Happy Independence Day

Let our Independence Day celebrations remind us how deeply fortunate we are as Americans to live in this great nation. Our democracy continues to be a model for the world. Have a happy and safe holiday. Steve Chucri Chairman Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 2

Chucri: We don’t have to spend money to make a difference

You shouldn’t have to pay a lot in taxes to get a responsive, forward-thinking government. That’s why my colleagues and I just approved a budget for 2019 that decreases county spending year-over-year without sacrificing service. Again, this year, the tax rate is flat. There’s no increase. Even as our population grows at the fastest rate […]

Mail election suggested for Queen Creek Irrigation District

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on June 27 is slated to vote in a consent agenda on a Nov. 13 mail-ballot election for the Queen Creek Irrigation District, according to an agenda. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. The irrigation district election is to […]

Community health worker intern funding before supervisors June 13

An agreement to be voted on June 13 by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors includes funding for an online community health worker certificate internship program offered by Central Arizona College in Pinal County. The supervisors, at a meeting that begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix, are […]

Taxation hearing precedes supervisors’ budget vote June 25

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote Monday, June 25, on its budget for the 2019 fiscal year, a $2.45 billion spending plan given tentative approval last month. The board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts, will have a public hearing on the budget 10 a.m. June 25 in the […]

Maricopa County honored to win 48 national awards, Chairman Chucri says

Maricopa County is being recognized by the National Association of Counties for visionary county leadership that improves  residents’ quality of life. Maricopa County received 48 NACo Achievement Awards this year. Programs recognized include air quality’s fireplace retrofit program, risk management’s secure data shredding program and the justice courts’ video appearance center. “It’s an honor to […]

State budget deal includes relief for Maricopa County

Maricopa County supervisors expressed gratitude to the governor and Arizona lawmakers May 3 for a budget that frees counties of many of the financial burdens passed onto them since the Great Recession. Since 2008, mandated cost shifts or direct contributions to the state of Arizona have cost Maricopa County more than $300 million.  The state […]

Maricopa County outpaces all U.S. counties in growth

Maricopa County is growing in ways no other county in the country can match, new data from U.S. Census Bureau showed. In 2016-17, Maricopa County added 73,650 people – slightly more than 200 per day. That is not only the largest numerical increase of any county, it’s also the largest percentage growth – 1.7 percent […]