Maricopa County Board of Supervisors makes election adjustments

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors recently made adjustments to the way elections are run in the county. The vote to approve the final, amended recommendations of a county-wide election work group follows high-level, bipartisan conversations over the past several months. It also signals, according to a press release, a unified effort between the board, […]

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approves 2020 budget

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a final budget of $2.57 billion for fiscal year 2020 Monday, June 24. The budget included investments to further position the county as an attractive, long-term home for families and businesses, according to a press release. “This fiscally responsible and sustainable budget keeps the tax rate steady for […]

Pipeline AZ launches online career site in Maricopa County

Pipeline AZ, a career exploration tool funded by the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, has officially launched in the Arizona market. Dedicated to keeping top talent in the state, Pipeline AZ focuses on connecting job seekers with local pathways to education or directly to employment that specifically matches personal skills and interests, according to a […]

Maricopa County, St. Mary’s Food Bank team to provide job resources

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. The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) presented a check to St. Mary’s for $40,000 Wednesday, Aug. 4 as part of a one-year grant for the St. Mary’s Community Kitchen program, which […]

Campaign reminding all of dangers if kids, pets left in parked cars

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is kicking off a summer tradition of making sure drivers know kids and pets cannot be left in parked cars. Officials will be at the 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, monthly Coffee with a Chief at the Paradise Valley Police Department’s station, 6433 E. Lincoln Drive, to present their “Don’t […]

Local police departments implement new 9-1-1 texting option

A new service launched in April to provide Arizonans within Maricopa County another option to contact 9-1-1: through text message. The text to 9-1-1 service successfully launched county-wide on April 2 with a motto: “Call if you can. Text if you can’t.” The feature will make it easier for those with hearing and speech impairments […]

Wear Purple Day on Oct. 19 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Maricopa County residents and more than 13,000 employees are encouraged to wear purple on Oct. 19, supporting Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With hopes to educate people about domestic violence prevention this month, numerous events are planned that focus on the problem and resources available, according to a recent press release. Fittingly, Maricopa County’s Board of […]

Maricopa County offers fuel to programs to combat homelessness

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved nine contracts officials say are in support of regional solutions for homelessness. The contracts, worth $1.3 million, will fund programs that offer rapid re-housing and support services as well as emergency shelter, according to a press release. “By coordinating these services with dedicated and experienced local partners, […]

Bill Gates takes office as District 3 Maricopa County Supervisor

Former Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates, a Republican, was sworn in yesterday as a Maricopa County Supervisor for his first term on the county’s Board of Supervisors. Mr. Gates represents District 3, which stretches from central Phoenix through Paradise Valley and north to Anthem. Mr. Gates spent the past seven years as a Phoenix City […]

‘Voices for CASA Children’ launches urgent needs program for foster children

Voices for CASA Children is dedicated to supporting Court Appointed Special Advocates and providing a brighter future for the children they serve. Now, thanks to a generous grant from Season for Sharing, VOICES can start providing immediate assistance when an advocate reports an urgent and/or unmet need on behalf of his or her CASA child, according to a press release.