Posted on: July 20, 2017

Applicants Sought for State Representative

Arizona State Capitol

Following the announced resignation of State Representative Jesus Rubalcava, and in anticipation of the appointment process as outlined in A.R.S. § 41-1202, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants to fill the Legislative District 4 ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 19, 2017

BISSELL Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters Event

June 22nd Adoption Event

We are excited to be participating in the BISSELL Pet Foundation's Empty the Shelters Event. The adoption event, which is supported by PetSmart Charities, takes place on Saturday, July 22nd from 11am to 5pm at both MC Animal Care shelters. Hundreds of pet...

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Animal Care & Control
Posted on: July 12, 2017

County Wins 54 National Awards

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Imagine leaving the Maricopa County jail system with a substance abuse problem, no resources, no job prospects, and no hope. What are the odds of long-term success? Now enter the reality of Maricopa County’s Smart Justice initiatives, through wh...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Rapid Rehousing Improves Lives, Provides National Model

housing with mountains

As a 48 year-old man with disabilities that make him unable to
work, Marcus wishes his life was different.  He used to work as a chef andcaterer in the Midwest before he moved to Maricopa County for a change.
Unfortunately, in addition to the...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Adaptive signal project underway

Bell Road

Changes to the way traffic signals are timed along Bell Road in the Phoenix metropolitan area could help drivers cut down on their commute times.   MCDOT is installing new adaptive signal technology along the corridor this summer.  

“Adap...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Coordinating Relief: MCDEM employees cross county lines to help with Goodwin Fire

Rudy MCDEM fire web

12-hour overnight shifts aren’t most people’s idea of a good time, but Rudy Perez says deploying to Yavapai County to help protect people from the Goodwin Fire was an assignment he couldn’t turn down.

“I went home, g...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 4, 2017

Lost a Pet?

Tips for Owners of Lost Pets

The days surrounding the July 4th holiday are the busiest of the year at our shelters. Losing a beloved pet can be a very scary time. Our friends at Lost Dogs Arizona have done an amazing job creating an action plan for those who have lost a pet. Here are...

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Posted on: July 2, 2017

Full Shelters - How You Can Help!

Full Shelters

Our shelters are full and on Monday, July 3, 2017, we will be launching a pilot program in the hopes of making kennel space and euthanizing fewer pets. Project SafeKeep is designed to offer alternatives to families who feel they must surrender their owned...

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Animal Care & Control
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Maricopa County Public Health Earns National Achievement Award for New App

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For Immediate Release: June 27, 2017

Media Contact: Gannon Wegner, 602-372-0946, GannonWegner@mail.maricopa.gov

 

Maricopa County Public Health Earns National Achievement Award for New App

Free app puts fresh food and fun activities in the palm of yo...

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Maricopa Healthy App Public Health
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Maricopa County Parks Increase Fire Restrictions

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Maricopa County parks include smoking restrictions as part of fire ban

(Maricopa County) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban on May 8. Now, the Department is taking additional steps to protect the parks due t...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Maricopa County Budgets for Loss of Mesa Jail Funds

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Maricopa County is budgeting $4.2 million in the FY 2018 budget to cover revenue lost from the City of Mesa’s decision to use a private company to transport and house inmates suspected of misdemeanor offenses.  That amount was publicly revealed a...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2018 Budget

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its final FY 2018 budget to ensure Maricopa County’s status as the fastest-growing county in the nation is sustainable. The $2.49 billion budget makes significant investments in future growth w...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 18, 2017

Fact or Fiction? How heat affects transportation

Fact or Fiction: Heat and Roads

It’s hot out there!  And if you’ve lived in the Arizona desert for a while, you’ve probably heard some tales about how the heat affects the roadways and our cars.   We sat down with the experts inside MCDOT’s Materials Lab to sort out if...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: June 18, 2017

Tips: Beat to the heat on the roads

Beat the Heat Tips

Hot! Hot! Hot! Summer’s high temperatures are here and skyrocketing! We often remember to slather on the sunblock and wear a hat to protect our skin from the sun but, what we might forget, is that we also need to take precautions to protect our vehicles f...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Joe Foss Shooting Complex to Temporarily Close

Joe Foss

http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/buckeye-hills-regional-park/(Buckeye) – On June 25, the Joe Foss Shooting Complex at Buckeye Hills Regional Park will temporarily close to the public while Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department f...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Tips: Driving in the monsoon

Monsoon Driving Tips

MCDOT asks drivers to remain vigilant when driving during the monsoon 

Recognizing Monsoon Safety Awareness Week: June 11 - 17, 2017

Phoenix, AZ—As the monsoon officially kicks off on June 15, the Maricopa County Department of Transportat...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Video: Emergency vehicle kit for the monsoon

Monsoon Driving Tips video

Click on the image below to watch a video with tips on how to be prepared for the monsoon while driving by packing these essential items in your vehicle.

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Collaboration leads to roadway repair

103rd Avenue & Santa Fe Drive Roadwork

Community collaboration results in roadway repair, improvements for Maricopa County roadway

A recent collaboration between the MCDOT, the Sun City Homeowners Association (SCHOA) and a private property owner resulted in roadway repairs that will positively ...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2017

County Parks set May 8 as start date for annual fire ban

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(Maricopa County) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Monday, May 8. “We typically try to wait until after Memorial Day weekend to implement our fire ban. However, this winter the parks received an ab...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Wildlife Selfies

Wildlife Selfie

(Maricopa County) – What goes on at the watering hole at Cave Creek Regional Park doesn’t necessarily always stay in the park. That’s right, it could end up on Facebook! So, the parks critters should always make sure they’re minding their Ps & Qs, and...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Footprint Expanded: Reach of Maricopa Trail Grows with New Agreement

Maricopa Trail

The footprint of the growing Maricopa Trail will now be seen in Scottsdale.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department and the...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 12, 2017

How Maricopa County Cut Court Wait Times In Half

Calendar

In the beginning of 2016, defendants in the Maricopa County Justice Courts system had to wait an average of 6.9 days from the time of their initial court appearance (IA) to the time of their arraignment, when they are formally charged. In March of 2017, i...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Maricopa is Fastest-Growing County in U.S.

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Maricopa is Fastest-Growing County in U.S.

222 People/Day Added in 2016

Maricopa County is the fastest-growing county in the nation, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Maricopa County added more than 81,000 people in 2016, moving it ahead ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Maricopa County Air Quality Department's Ozone Campaign Kickoff

Help Keep Ozone Away, Commit to One Day

PHOENIX (April 3, 2017) – Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) announced the start of its official Ozone Campaign Monday, encouraging county residents to help reduce the harmful pollutant during the spring and summer months.

The Ozone C...

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Additional Info... Air Quality
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Board Approves Hassayampa River Preserve Agreement

Hassayampa Preserve

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted this week to add another jewel to the Parks and Recreation Department’s crown.

Approval of the agreement between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Parks & Rec moves Maricopa County one step closer to assumi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 15, 2017

New Southwest Regional Court Center opens in Maricopa County

Southwest Regional Court Center

The Board of Supervisors and other Maricopa County elected officials celebrated the grand opening of the Southwest Regional Court Center. The County’s fifth regional court center opens to the public on February 21st.

“This new facility ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Maricopa County Files “Motion to Dismiss” Diamondbacks Lawsuit

Baseball

Maricopa County Files “Motion to Dismiss” Diamondbacks LawsuitStadium District Asks Judge to Compel Arbitration to Settle Chase Field Dispute
Watch “One Team”, the County’s video message to the publicRead F...
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