San Tan Scramble special event license before Pinal County supervisors Oct. 31

A special event license application for the Jan. 5 San Tan Scramble for 50K, 26K, 17K and 9K runners is to be considered by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors at an Oct. 31 meeting. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 135 N. Pinal St. in Florence. […]

Planning document for 70-square-mile San Tan Valley before supervisors Oct. 31

San Tan Valley could encompass an area about the size of the town of Gilbert if a comprehensive planning document is approved by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors many say could be a watershed moment in the future development of the area. A total of 70 square miles of land have been carved out […]

Sign advertising Pinal County public hearing pointing wrong way?

[Updated: Comments from Planning Manager Steve Abraham, of Pinal County Community Development, were added on why the sign was placed on Ironwood.] Pinal County resident Deborah Coats is questioning the placement of a sign advertising an upcoming public hearing on the San Tan Valley Special Area Plan. “So we are driving home heading south on […]

Queen Creek, Pinal County work to improve Meridian Road

The Queen Creek Town Council and Pinal County Board of Supervisors recently approved two intergovernmental agreements for the design of Meridian Road. The first IGA covers design of a new three-lane roadway, bike lanes and drainage from Germann Road to State Route 24 with each of the entities contributing 50 percent of the $1.2 million […]

Goodman: Checking water pressure, fire hydrants in San Tan Valley

I received many calls and emails over the weekend from our residents regarding water pressure concerns. I also visited several of your homes to see the problems you are facing firsthand. I want to let you all know that we have heard your call for help and are working to ensure the proper parties are […]

San Tan Valley petitions may not have enough valid signatures

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Monday is to discuss two items concerning San Tan Valley – invalidating the petitions for incorporation and a request by Florence and Queen Creek to advocate for the Arizona Corporation Commission for them to become third-party managers to manage Johnson Utilities. The special public meeting and closed-door executive […]

Pinal County Supervisor Todd House collects 27,000 donated diapers

  What started as a small donation drive five years ago has turned into a bonanza for local human-aid agencies. District 5 Pinal County Supervisor Todd House has been holding a diaper drive since he was elected to the office.  Each year, the donations keep on growing and growing and growing. “It’s amazing, the people’s […]

Vote tallies for Propositions 416 and 417 approved by supervisors

The vote tallies for Propositions 416 and 417 are now official. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors canvassed the results of the Nov. 7 election at the Nov. 15 meeting; 47,061 ballots were cast. Proposition 416 will create a network of new roads and freeways throughout Pinal County. Proposition 417 funds these projects through a half-cent […]

Supervisor Smith named president of County Supervisors Association

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith (District 4) will lead the County Supervisors Association for the upcoming year.  Supervisor Smith was elected president of the organization following a unanimous vote from the CSA membership. Supervisor Smith succeeds Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin, according to a press release. “I am honored to be chosen by all of […]

Chase: Ironwood Road safety project becoming a reality

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved the design concept for the upcoming Ironwood Road safety improvements. Last year, the board voted to bond for these safety improvements along with the current work on the Hunt Highway widening project. The safety improvements will span 5 miles from Elliot Road south to […]