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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Board Canvasses Nov. 6 Election

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved the canvass of the November 6, 2018 General Election. Today’s canvass sends election results from Maricopa County to the Secretary of State’s office for review.

“I want to ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 17, 2018

Celebrating Maricopa Trail and Take A Hike Day

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Maricopa County celebrated a Maricopa Trail milestone and Take A Hike Day with free entry to regional parks November 17.

“Phase 1 of the Maricopa Trail is now complete.  This is a huge achievement for our Parks Department and a cause wor...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Funding the Future: Maricopa County, ASU Combat Urban Heat

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The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved a grant to the ASU Foundation for a New American University for research to help reduce urban heat and improve air quality. The $2.99 million grant is for three years and will help get th...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 2, 2018

External Report on 2018 Election Issues Released

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BerryDunn, the consulting firm hired by Maricopa County to review Election Day processes and related issues, has released its capstone report. The purpose of BerryDunn's work was threefold: to ensure that the Recorder's Office is implementing the recommen...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Maricopa County Supports Healthy Giving Campaign

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PHOENIX—Community leaders came together today to launch a campaign to show the generous people of Maricopa County how they can be part of long-term solutions for those experiencing homelessness.  The campaign builds on the vast network of goodwil...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Board of Supervisors Receives Status Update on November Election Plan

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors received a status update on the 2018 General Election today. County Recorder Adrian Fontes said his office was expecting record turnout for a midterm election, possibly a “threefold increase” com...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Help Identify Missing Persons

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Maricopa County works all year long to identify missing persons and bring closure to families, but not every attempt leads to a connection.

“In the state of Arizona alone, we have 1700 unidentified, and a lot of those cases are cases where we don...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 5, 2018

An Example of Service

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The call came in at 7 pm on a Friday night.  Not just after work hours, but solidly into the weekend.  Ted McCreary, a Behavioral Health Case Manager, was calling his boss, Jeff Tourdot, about a Phoenix water customer who was in desperat...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Maricopa County Releases Interim Report on 2018 Primary Election Issues

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VISIT THE PRIMARY ELECTION REVIEW WEBSITE

The Maricopa County Internal Audit Department has completed an interim report on issues surrounding the 2018 Primary Election. The purpose of this review, requested by the Maricopa County Boa...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 19, 2018

County issues proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation today recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The county’s efforts create an opportunity for residents and Maricopa County’s more than 1...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Update to Animal Shelter Plans

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Maricopa County has found a potential replacement for the East animal shelter at Rio Salado and Loop 101. Current plans call for a new facility to be built at the county-owned campus at Mesa Drive and Baseline Road. The new shelter would offer the same se...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Grant helps youth aging out of foster care

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Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority granted $100,000 to Arizona Friends of Foster Children’s Keys to Success program. Executive Council Charities contributed an additional $50,000.

The money will pay for career, education, and employment devel...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Board approves Primary Election results, money for outside review

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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved the August 28, 2018 Primary Election results but has requested an internal audit and external review related to the planning and execution of the Primary Election and Election Day operations.  

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Board Declares September “Suicide Prevention Awareness Month”

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation this week aimed at saving lives.  The Board officially recognized September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in t...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Hepatitis C Screenings in Jails Improve Community Health

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With the rise of intravenous drug misuse including opioids, the rates of Hepatitis C in the community have increased in recent years. The incarcerated population in Maricopa County jails is especially at risk. Until recently, inmates were only getting tes...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 15, 2018

We are approaching 40 straight days of air pollution alerts!

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Since July, we’ve had 38 straight days of air pollution alerts.

  • The alerts are caused by:
    • A stricter federal ozone health standard
      • It dropped from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion in 2015
    • The sweltering hot & sunny days reacting with pollutant...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Community Kitchen Investment Will Help Underserved Populations

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Maricopa County and St. Mary's Food Bank are teaming up to help the homeless, formerly incarcerated, and other low-income individuals gain job skills. On Wednesday, the Maricopa County Industrial Authority (IDA) presented a check to St. Mary’s f...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Guadalupe Library Program Helps Valley Youth

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A free lunch and a cool place to read during the summer.  That’s what kids have been getting all summer at Maricopa County Library District’s Guadalupe Library.  The library partnered with St. Mary’s Food Ba...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Medical Examiner Provides Easier Access to Death Investigation Information

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There's a new online tool that will allow the public to more easily find and access information from the Office of the Medical Examiner.  The “OME Case Status” search allows you to look up cases by case number or with a combination of name, date ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Maricopa County Offers New "Valley View"

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Maricopa County has launched "Valley View," a collection of high-definition cameras that provide real-time images of the county from the north, south, east, and west.  Positioned on the 10th floor of the County Administration Building i...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Maricopa County Inmates "Choose to Change"

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Branden Tucker is finishing up his second stint behind bars and says if the Choose to Change Reentry Program had been available during his first stay, there never would have been a second.

“It’s mind blowing.  You think at 42 y...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Maricopa County FY 2019 Budget Approved

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Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2019 Budget

Spending Decreases 1.7%; Tax Rate Remains Flat

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a final budget for fiscal year 2019 that decreases spending year-over-year without raising the ta...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Maricopa County Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 Approved

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a countywide strategic plan for fiscal years 2019-2022, which outlines measurable goals to help the county achieve its mission of regional leadership, fiscal responsibility, and necessary public services t...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 14, 2018

LovePup Foundation Makes Donation to Fund Microchips in Dogs

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Hundreds of stray animals come into Maricopa County Animal Care and Control every week and many of them are pets. Getting these lost family members back to their owners is a part of the mission at the department. To help in that effort the Board of Superv...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Board of Supervisors Approves Tentative FY 2019 Budget

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2019 that decreases spending year-over-year without raising the tax rate.

“Maricopa County residents want to live in safe communities with a responsi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Maricopa County Wins 48 National Awards

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Maricopa County is being recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for visionary county leadership that improves our residents’ quality of life. From helping the next generation breathe easier to using technolog...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Stadium District Board of Directors Approves Chase Field MOU

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Today the Maricopa County Stadium District (MCSD) Board of Directors voted to approve a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will end the lawsuit over Chase Field, protect county taxpayers, and turn over responsibility for all repairs and mainte...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 4, 2018

State Budget Deal Includes Relief for Counties

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State Budget Deal Includes Relief for Counties

Maricopa County Supervisors expressed gratitude to the Governor and Arizona lawmakers for a budget that frees counties of many of the financial burdens passed onto them since the Great Recession. Since 2008, m...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Maricopa County, ASU Discuss Ways to Combat Heat, Brown Cloud

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More ozone alerts during the day.  Hotter temperatures at night.  These trends are a big reason why Maricopa County and Arizona State University are exploring new ways to work together to ensure life in the desert is sustainable.

Today, a...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Redevelopment of Public Housing Breathes New Life into Community

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A re-dedication ceremony for the new Coffelt-Lamoreaux development near 19th Avenue and Buckeye launches a new era for many of its residents.

90-year-old Lucio “Chief” Villalpando says he can’t wait to get into his newly remod...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Hundreds Ditch Cars, Celebrate Bike to Work Day in Downtown Phoenix

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More than 400 bicyclists from Maricopa County, City of Phoenix, State of Arizona, and other downtown organizations participated in this year’s Bike to Work Day. Most of the riders opted for a three-mile, police-escorted group ride from midtown P...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Maricopa County IDA grants $500,000 to MANA House

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Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority granted $500,000 to MANA House, a transitional housing facility that connects homeless veterans with resources and training. The facility is run by Catholic Charities Community Services.

Although the origina...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 12, 2018

State, County Unite to Provide Permanent Housing Solutions for Homeless

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In an effort to provide a sustainable, impactful solution to the issue of homelessness in Phoenix, State and County officials will redirect funding that has previously gone toward the temporary overflow shelter to permanent housing solutions. For more tha...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Maricopa County Sees Most Population Growth of Any County

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Maricopa County is growing in ways no other county in the country can match, according to newly-released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.  In 2016-2017, Maricopa County added 73,650 people—or a little more than 200 per day.  T...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 14, 2018

National Group Finds No Deficiencies in County Jails

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PHOENIX – Daniel started taking opioids as a “recreational thing” when he was 18, then turned to heroin because it was cheaper and more powerful. One day he did a shot of heroin at his mom’s house and fell asleep wi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Detention Officer Adopts Retiring K9

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A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9 that made a career of sniffing out drugs is taking a breather.

Axa, a seven-year-old Dutch Shepard, is retiring after five and a half years with MCSO.  Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Innovative Jobs Website Goes Live

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Millions of people in Maricopa County have a new pipeline to success.  PipelineAZ.com went live this week.  It aims to be the nation’s premier software platform connecting job seekers and employers in a way that will address cr...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 28, 2018

CHS Awarded Nearly $400,000 for Demonstrating Patient Care to the Underserved

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Maricopa County’s Correctional Health Services (CHS) is being awarded nearly $400,000 as part of a groundbreaking and proactive effort to provide care to underserved populations, using its electronic health records system.CHS is the first jail system in t...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Maricopa County Partners with ASU on Workforce Development Program

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Maricopa County is teaming up with the ASU Foundation on a project to develop and train the next generation of entrepreneurs and workers in Arizona’s burgeoning medical-electronic technology (MedTech) industry.  The Industrial Developme...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Helping Paw: Donation Allows Animal Care & Control to Fight "Strep Zoo"

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Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took a moment to recognize a community partner that made a big difference during a time of crisis. The Board officially accepted a $25,000 donation from the non-profit Two Pups Wellness Fund. The money was do...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Maricopa County Maintains Highest Possible Bond Rating

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PHOENIX—February 20, 2018—The three major credit rating agencies agree: Maricopa County is a safe bet and deserves to keep its AAA bond rating, thanks to strong financial practices and management. A strong credit rating means county bonds can be issued wi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Grant Will Fund Job Assistance Program for "Opportunity Youth"

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At-risk youth in Maricopa County received a big boost today thanks to a collaboration between the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and Chicanos Por La Causa Workforce Solutions (CPLC).  The IDA awarded CPLC an $827,631 grant...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Walls Go Up at Durango Jail Replacement

New Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility Renderings

The walls are going up at the new Maricopa County facility that will bring increased efficiency to the way people are booked into jail, assessed, and treated. On February 8, county and municipal leaders joined the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 7, 2018

A Hero's Retirement: Board Ensures Deputy, K9 Will Stay Together

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A valued member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was granted an early retirement today by the Board of Supervisors.  Just not a human member.

“Retiring at 35?” quipped Supervisor Clint Hickman.

K9 Hero, a 5-year-old (35 in dog years) Belgian...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Maricopa County Supervisor To Transition From Office In 2019

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Supervisor Denny Barney, District 1, will be serving the East Valley in a new way. The sixth-generation Arizonan will be slowly transitioning out of his position on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to assume a new role as President and CEO of East...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 20, 2018

Bike Race Showcases Maricopa Trail

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More than 200 mountain bikers raced the scenic Maricopa Trail today during the third annual Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race.

The race benefits the Maricopa Trail which connects all 11 county parks and currently stretches nearly 300 miles...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Steve Chucri Elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors

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January 10, 2018 – PHOENIX – Speaking as the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Steve Chucri, District 2, pledged “a new commitment to the hard work involved in building a smart, sustainable f...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Maricopa County Plans to Consolidate Animal Shelters

June Adoption Special

PHOENIX— Maricopa County is planning to consolidate all animal shelter services into a renovated and expanded central location, minutes away from a major interstate (I-17) on the county’s Durango campus. This is the next step in Animal...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 14, 2017

The latest adaptive reuse project in downtown Phoenix is a long-vacant county jail

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Demolition is underway to repurpose the former Madison Street Jail and during a ceremony, county leaders used a robot to demolish parts of the former jail.Once remodeled, 225 Madison will provide the County Attorney’s Office with 263,595 square feet of fi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Maricopa County employee honored for heroic actions

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors honored a county employee for his heroic actions during the Las Vegas shooting in October.Maricopa County Public Defender Attorney Jamie Jackson was at a music festival in Las Vegas with his wife, when a gunman ope...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Maricopa County Becomes "Second Chance Employer"

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PHOENIX—Maricopa County will become a “second chance employer” by removing from most job applications the question related to prior criminal convictions. The Board of Supervisors approved the policy unanimously, as a way to lower recidivism rates and prov...

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Office of Communications

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

'Burn Cleaner, Burn Better' Winter Campaign Kicks Off

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‘Burn Cleaner, Burn Better’ Campaign Kicks Off

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PHOENIX (December 10, 2018) – The Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) is kicking off the annual winter ‘Burn Cleane...

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Air Quality
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Arizona Propane Gas Association Partnership with Maricopa County Air Quality Department

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PHOENIX (November 1, 2018) – The Arizona Propane Gas Association in partnership with the Arizona Propane Education & Research Foundation has agreed to support the Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s (MCAQD) effort to help keep...

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Air Quality
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Maricopa County Air Quality Department Reaches Settlement Agreement with Gro-Well

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PHOENIX (October 9, 2018) – Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) has reached a settlement agreement with Gro-Well Brands Inc. d/b/a Western Organics Inc. after claims of air quality violations at the Gro-Well Brands Inc. Phoenix facili...

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Air Quality
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Reduce Dust When Planting Winter Rye Grass

Overseeding News Release

 

(PHOENIX, AZ) — Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) encourages commercial properties, government agencies and residents to reduce dust this fall when switching to winter rye grass. Overseeding can impact air quality by generating dust...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Gilbert, Arizona Regional Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

An intergovernmental agreement between the District and the Town allows Gilbert to build a park in the Chandler Heights Basin.  The District maintains ownership of the basin while the Town accepts full liability for public use and performs any ne...

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Board of Supervisors, District 1
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Maricopa County Approves Queen Creek Funding of Library Services

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The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) Board of Directors today approved an amendment that will give more people access to the services at the Queen Creek Library. The agreement with the Town of Queen Creek funds Maricopa County library cards for all...

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Board of Supervisors, District 1

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Maricopa County budget maximizes resources, delivers promises

You shouldn’t have to pay a lot in taxes to get a responsive, forward-thinking government. That’s the idea behind the county budget we just passed, and it’s the topic of my editorial in the Arizona Capitol Times.

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

May Newsletter

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Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Maricopa County Tentative Budget Approved
  • D-Backs & County Strike a Deal
  • Healthy Urban Environments Initiative
  • Rio Reimagined Project
  • Strategic Planning Session
  • Farm Breakfast
  • Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: March 29, 2018

March Newsletter

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Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Maricopa County Population Growth
  • Pipeline Az Project
  • Workforce Development Project

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Maricopa County Maintains Highest Possible Bond Rating

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PHOENIX—February 20, 2018—The three major credit rating agencies agree: Maricopa County is a safe bet and deserves to keep its AAA bond rating, thanks to strong financial practices and management. A strong credit rating means county bonds can be issued wi...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: February 9, 2018

February Newsletter

A Hero's Retirement

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Personnel Reform
  • Durango Jail Replacement
  • Retiring MCSO K9 "Hero"

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: January 12, 2018

January Newsletter

Chairman Chucri

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Chairman Election
  • Ceremony Speech
  • Priorities Moving Forward

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Chairman Chucri Featured in Phoenix Business Journal

Read my article published in the Phoenix Business Journal: "My View: County must take lead role on complex issues"

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Steve Chucri Elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors

Chucri, District 2

January 10, 2018 – PHOENIX – Speaking as the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Steve Chucri, District 2, pledged “a new commitment to the hard work involved in building a smart, sustainable f...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: November 21, 2017

November Newsletter

Maricopa County National Adoption Day

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Thanksgiving Greeting
  • National Adoption Day
  • Teens Giving Back

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Fall Newsletter

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Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Maricopa County Parks & Recreation

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Spring Newsletter now available

District 2 Newsletter

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Good Government
  • Community Updates
  • Collaboration
  • Alerts and Activities

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Board of Supervisors, District 2

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Future Meetings, Elections Info, & Announcements

Dear Friends,
What a month of weather so far!  Maricopa County enjoyed a record few days of rain last week as the remnants of Hurricane Rosa rolled through.  Some areas around the county have seen more than 5.5 inches of rain...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Emergency Management Collaborates with Library District

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GREAT NEWS!  We’ve collaborated with the Maricopa County Library District to put these brochures in each of their libraries! Now you can get your hands on a physical brochure to learn all that you can about hazards, how to prepare for t...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Flood Control District and City of Phoenix Partner for District 5 Neighborhood Flood Relief

Flooding August 2014 at 27th & Dobbins

PHOENIX (September 19, 2018) – Residents of one Laveen community in South Phoenix will see relief from the threats of record storm events. Today, the Flood Control District’s Board of Directors approved an Intergovernmental Agreement b...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: August 10, 2018

STORM SAFETY TIPS DURING MONSOON: Flood Control Reminds Residents to Be Flood Smart

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PHOENIX (August 10, 2018) – The Arizona Monsoon has brought strong storms and heavy rain to a large portion of the Valley this week and is predicted to continue through tomorrow night. With it comes the potential for flash flooding. The Flood Control Dist...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Some District 2 Mesa Neighborhoods to See Reduced Flooding

Street flooded at 64th and Halifax

PHOENIX (August 1, 2018) – Mesa residents will soon benefit from a Flood Control District (FCD) of Maricopa County program that develops solutions to local flooding hazards. Today, through the Small Project Assistance Program (SPAP), FCD Board o...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Flood Control District Program Improves Drainage Issues for Some Phoenix Residents

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PHOENIX (April 25, 2018) – Good news for some residents that will benefit from a Flood Control District (FCD or District) of Maricopa County program that develops solutions to local flooding hazards. Today, through the Small Project Assistance Pr...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Flood Control District Program Improves Drainage Issues for Some Glendale Residents

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PHOENIX (April 25, 2018) – Good news for some residents that will benefit from a Flood Control District (FCD or District) of Maricopa County program that develops solutions to local flooding hazards. Today, through the Small Project Assistance Pr...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT HIRES NEW AGENCY DIRECTOR AND NEW CHIEF ENGINEER/GENERAL MANAGER

Michael Fulton and Scott Vogel

PHOENIX (April 9, 2018) ─ The Flood Control District (FCD or District) of Maricopa County has hired a new Agency Director to replace retiring Chief Engineer and General Manager, Bill Wiley. Effective April 16, 2018, Arizona native Michael Fulton will assu...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: April 11, 2018

GROUNDWATER RECHARGE FREE FOR PUBLIC AGENCIES ON FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT LAND

The Water Cycle

PHOENIX (April 11, 2018) ─ Groundwater recharge is a process where water moves downward from the surface to an underground holding place called an aquifer. In the last 22 years, several public agencies have approached the Flood Control District of Maricop...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Laveen Area Drainage Plan to Help Reduce Flooding for some District 5 Residents

Laveen Area Drainage Master Plan Study Update

PHOENIX (March 7, 2018) – Laveen area residents have experienced repeated flooding over the past few years, including during the unprecedented storm events of 2014. In response, the Flood Control District (FCD) of Maricopa County, in partnership with the ...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Flood Control District Water Conservation and Stormwater Management

District has traded old design in for one that leverages stormwater as a resource.

PHOENIX (January 2018) – The persistent drought in the Southwest has put Arizona’s residents and farmlands at risk of water shortage. While Arizona isknown for its proactive approach, there’s still achance of it occurring wit...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: December 21, 2017

FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT IMPLEMENTS PROJECT TO REMOVE SALT CEDAR FROM GILA RIVER

Removal of Salt Cedar Along Gila River

PHOENIX (January 2018) – Introduced in the 1800’s for erosion control, salt cedar (or Tamarisk) is an invasive plant accustomed to harsh environments and blankets river bottoms across the Southwest. It spreads easily and can thrive in wet and dry areas. O...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Flood Control District and MCDOT Install Flood Warning Systems to Make County Roads Safer (D4)

Patton Road at Hassayampa River

PHOENIX (August 9, 2017) – Storms over the past few years have created major roadway flooding incidents throughout the Valley. More than half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous floodwater. The Flood Cont...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Flood Control District and MCDOT Install Flood Warning Systems to Make County Roads Safer (D2)

Bartlett Lake Road at Camp Creek Wash

PHOENIX (August 9, 2017) – Storms over the past few years have created major roadway flooding incidents throughout the Valley. More than half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous floodwater. The Flood Control Distri...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Flood Control District and MCDOT Install Flood Warning Systems to Make County Roads Safer (D3)

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PHOENIX (August 10, 2017) – Storms over the past few years have created major roadway flooding incidents throughout the Valley. More than half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous floodwater. The Flood Control Distr...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Sand, Sand bags & Flooding Resources

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In preparation for the upcoming storm, Maricopa County has a limited number of sandbags available. Sand is also available for those who bring their own bags to fill. Check our map for the nearest location in your area. We also provide practical tips and v...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Flood Control District SPAP Program Helps Improve Drainage Issues in Mesa, District 2 Neighborhoods

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PHOENIX (July 26, 2017) – Good news for some District 2, Mesa residents that will benefit from a Flood Control District (FCD) of Maricopa County program that fast-tracks local flood control and drainage projects. Today, through the Small Project Assistanc...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Drainage Improvement to Reduce Flooding for some Ahwatukee Residents

Drainage Improvement to Reduce Flooding for some Ahwatukee Residents

PHOENIX (June 13, 2017) – The storm event on September 8, 2014 was one of several downpours that have flooded Ahwatukee properties along South Mountain Preserve. Residents living near South Mandan Street have experienced repeated flooding during storm eve...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Flood Control District and Scottsdale Partner on Granite Reef Drainage Improvements

Flood Control District and Scottsdale Partner on Granite Reef Drainage Improvements

PHOENIX (June 13, 2017) – Citizens of Scottsdale and Maricopa County will benefit from enhanced, flood protection along Granite Reef Wash as the Flood Control District (FCD) and City of Scottsdale (City) partner to expand the storm drain systems in southe...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Proyecto de Flood Control District brindará remedio a inundaciones en un barrio del Distrito 5

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PHOENIX (19 de septiembre de 2018) – Residentes de una comunidad en Laveen en el sur de Phoenix verán una mejoría ante las amenazas de inundaciones por tormentas torrenciales. Hoy, la junta directiva de Flood Control Distri...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Algunos barrios del Distrito 2 en Mesa verán una reducción en inundaciones

Street flooded at 64th and Halifax

PHOENIX (1o. de agosto de 2018) – Residentes de la ciudad de Mesa se verán beneficiados por un programa del Distrito para el Control de Inundaciones del Condado Maricopa (FCD, por sus siglas en inglés, o Distrito), el cual ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Mejoran problemas de drenaje para ciertos residentes de Phoenix

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Phoenix, 25 de abril de 2018 ­­─ Buenas noticias para algunos residentes que se verán beneficiados por un programa del Distrito para el Control de Inundaciones del Condado Maricopa (FCD, por sus siglas en inglés, o Distrito), el cual busca acelerar cierto...

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Flood Control District (Español)
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Mejoran problemas de drenaje para ciertos residentes de Glendale

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Phoenix, 25 de abril de 2018 ­­─ Buenas noticias para algunos residentes que se verán beneficiados por un programa del Distrito para el Control de Inundaciones del Condado Maricopa (FCD, por sus siglas en inglés, o Di...

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Flood Control District (Español)
Posted on: August 15, 2018

RECARGA DE ACUÍFEROS GRATIS PARA AGENCIAS PÚBLICAS

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Phoenix, 11 de abril de 2018 ­­─ La recarga de acuíferos o aguas subterráneas es un proceso en el cual el agua desciende desde la superficie hacia una cavidad subterránea denominada acuífero. En ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

#Transportation Tuesday

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Each month on #TransportationTuesday, we lift up the pavement to show you what it takes to plan, design, build, maintain and operate Maricopa County's roadway network.

In November, we are cleaning things up with MCDOT's new Vac Truck. 

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Slow down, move over! Reminders during National Traffic Incident Management Awareness Week

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See a crash ahead?  Slow down and move over!  

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) recognizes the week of November 11 as National Traffic Incident Management Awareness Week.

Traffic incidents are responsible for nearly...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: November 13, 2018

MCDOT's Active Transportation Plan honored with APA award

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The Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association recently awarded its 2018 APA Award for Transportation Planning to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation's Active Transportation Plan (ATP).  The award was presented to MCDOT's S...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Tips for Driving in the Rain

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Fall rain in Maricopa County mean wet roads and flowing washes.  

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation encourages drivers to follow these safety tips to stay safe on the roads during the storm:

  • Do not attempt to drive through flooded ro...
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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Challenge participants prepare to trek hundreds of miles

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While everyone else in town is buzzing about looking for the best pumpkin spice latte and planning their Halloween costume, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for the launch of their annual 100 Miles in 100 Days Chall...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

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There are no Competition Impracticable procurements under consideration by Maricopa County at this time.

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

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There are no Sole Source procurements under consideration by Maricopa County at this time.

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