Maricopa County to begin hearing civil traffic cases in Queen Creek

Maricopa County is hearing civil traffic cases in Queen Creek one day per month with the first hearings set for Thursday, July 19. On the third Thursday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Judge Samuel Goodman from the San Tan Justice Court will hear cases at the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. […]

Dropped lawsuit claimed Queen Creek council candidates’ nominating petitions were invalid

A lawsuit, since dropped, questioned the validity of the nominating petitions for Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and Councilwoman Julia Wheatley and listed 15 other defendants. The lawsuit was filed June 13 in Maricopa County Superior Court. It was dismissed June 21-22, according to information at superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket. “The court finds that the nominating petitions in […]

Report: Hispanic motorists in Maricopa County still arrested, searched more often

Maricopa County patrol officers stopped Hispanic drivers for longer periods and searched them more often than other drivers, according to an annual report analyzing traffic-stop data. The results are similar to those over the past three years. Whites were stopped for an average of 13 minutes, compared with Hispanics, who were stopped for about 16 […]

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

Part-time traffic court to use Queen Creek Community Chambers

Traveling to a Maricopa County traffic court to pay a fine or plead not guilty to speeding could be as simple as heading to a town of Queen Creek building. An intergovernmental agreement with Maricopa County to provide a part-time civil traffic court in town facilities was recently approved by the Queen Creek Town Council. […]

Queen Creek Mayor Barney elected Maricopa Association of Governments chair

Regional collaboration and transportation were the themes shared by Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as he accepted the role as chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments. “One of MAG’s most important responsibilities is transportation planning. The importance of our transportation network cannot be overstated – it affects just about every aspect of our daily […]

Residents are encouraged to prepare for monsoon season storms, flash floods

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County urges Valley residents to stay informed, prepared and be smart during monsoon season. As Arizona monsoons brew with strong dust storms, called haboobs, along with rain and flooding – the National Weather Service warns as the “most common natural disaster” in the U.S. – people are encouraged to […]

Board of Supervisors approves FY 2019 budget, decreases spending

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a final budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that decreases spending yearly without raising the tax rate. “Maricopa county residents want to live in safe communities with a responsive government and a low tax burden,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Chucri, District 2, in a prepared statement. […]

Hall new senior VP at NOVA Home Loans

Tonda Hall has joined NOVA Home Loans as senior vice president and regional manager. She will be responsible for leading six Maricopa County retail branches. “We are very excited about the future in Maricopa County,” Chief Operating Officer Lance Dickson said in a release “Tonda’s leadership and ability to mold successful teams will further our […]

ADOT reminds drivers of road debris dangers for “Secure Your Load Day” on June 6

Arizona Department of Transportation will post the message: “Secure Your Load, Save Lives, It’s Up To You” on more than 100 digital signs throughout the state on June 6, declared as Arizona Secure Your Load Day. The campaign under Don’t Trash Arizona raises awareness about potential dangers of loose debris and unsecured loads as motorists […]