Infrastructure Improvement Plan Update
With 530 fatal crashes on roadways within Pinal County between 2008 and 2017, the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization, in cooperation with Central Arizona Governments, Maricopa Association of Governments and Pinal County, is developing a comprehensive Strategic Transportation Saf…
The Board of Supervisors have ended a month of speculation and guessing by voting to begin negotiations with Public Works Director Louis Andersen for the soon-to-be open county manager position.
In their update on July 2, 2019, the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) said that the Woodbury Fire containment has increased to 80 percent.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting on June 19, 2019, covered two primary topics: collecting and spending taxpayer dollars. Agenda items included setting the annual tax rates, approving the 2019-2020 budget and determining the amount of general obligation bonds to be sold to …
After months of working with veteran service organizations, community health programs, the Pinal County Housing Authority and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that a pilot program to house homeless and at-risk veterans in Pina…
On June 12, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously approved a resolution supporting the United States, Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement, which is currently before Congress. The agreement, if passed, would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was passe…
The Pioneer Justice Court opened the doors to its new facility at 3675 E. Hunt Highway, San Tan Valley on May 6, 2019.
Hot temperatures and increased fire danger have prompted fire officials to implement fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning 8:00 am, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.
This week, during seasonal mosquito surveillance, the Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD) detected the first West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes in the county. Mosquito surveillance is done throughout Pinal County in order to determine the relative risk of mosquito-bo…
Capital Improvement Projects Considered
U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passes bill with language designed to provide critical funding
On May 22, 2019, The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a civil case in Arizona Superior Court against Johnson Utilities, LLC, seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million.
When one thinks of the term “tech corridor,” the first thought to come to their mind is Silicon Valley, but Pinal County Economic Development Program Manager Tim Kanavel says that Silicon Valley is not the only tech corridor in the United States.
Public meeting highlights need to study access to developments
May 3-9 proclaimed Peace Officers Memorial Week
More than 500 residents attend meeting with county representatives
Assessor reports $5.5 million in back taxes are yet to be collected
BOS approves purchase of land for N/S Corridor ROW, tapping funds for county road construction
Name recently approved for local portions of US-60 after 2017 Jefferson Davis Monument controversy
“Flexibility” needed to create employment centers
The first step to overcoming a problem is admitting that you have a problem. From that standpoint, San Tan Valley residents, whose complaints about Johnson Utilities’ subpar service had been ignored for many years, are finally seeing progress toward a working solution to their water and wast…
More than half the State’s voters cast ballots, but Pinal County still lags at 41.8%
Scouts from Troop #758, San Tan Valley, attended the October 10 Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting as a requirement to earn their citizenship merit badge. Over the course of the two-hour meeting, they were able to observe a fair sampling of the issues and procedures that come before o…
Good news for taxpayers in Pinal County, as the Board of Supervisors adopted a lower tax rate for FY 2018-2019.
Statement intended to request halt to separation of families at the border
On May 16, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) met in special session. The agenda included a tourism video and discussions of pavement damage restoration fees and penalties, progress on the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority and FY 18/19 budget development. Supervisors also met …
Tax Injunction Denied
Pinal County Public Works Director Louis Andersen received an email recently from a grateful winter visitor that alerted him to an employee who went out of his way to return his lost wallet.
Making good on a threat that an advocacy group made to Pinal County officials last September, a suit has been filed in Arizona Tax Court asking that a recent ballot proposal be struck down.
Supervisor House says $1 million set aside for project
Pinal County Supervisors OK TV show ride alongs
On Sept. 20, 2017, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted 2/1, to suspend District 7 (Apache Junction) Constable John Acton for 60 days without pay, effective immediately. Supervisors Pete Rios and Mike Goodman voted to approve the suspension, while Chairman Steve Miller voted no,…
After a couple of public hearings and much discussion, the Board of Supervisors has voted to reduce Pinal County’s Justice of the Peace Districts for 2018 election.