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 ...

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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 7, 2017

Applicants Sought for South Mountain Constable

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June 7, 2017 – PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of South Mountain Precinct Constable. Jimmie Munoz, who served as constable for 15 years, resigned effective May 31. A constable se...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Unanimous Vote for Deputy to take Ownership of Retiring MCSO K9

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved transfer of ownership of a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9 to the deputy with whom he has been serving. 

Transfer of ownership of K9 Vasku to his handler Deputy Trevor Clancy required...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Inside MOSAIC: A Program to reduce recidivism in Maricopa County

MOSAIC: A program to reduce recidivism

Sammy’s life has followed a sad and familiar path. Abused as a child. Shuffled between foster homes while his mother served time in prison. Imprisoned himself as an adult after turning to substance abuse and the self-destructive behavior that co...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 5, 2017

New Look and Food at the Durango Grill Café

Durango Grill

The Maricopa County Durango Campus can feel like an island. There are few businesses nearby and even fewer neighborhoods next to the sprawling property that features jails, courts, Animal Care and Control, MCDOT and Flood Control. It has always been a cha...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Board Transfers Human Services Campus

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The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the transfer of the 13-acre Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix to Human Services Campus, Inc. Human Services Campus, Inc. has implemented a new governance structure, including a large and diverse Board ...

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Office of Communications
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

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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: March 28, 2017

Off-season Repair Work Finished at Chase Field

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Chase Field is ready for the Diamondbacks in 2017! The Maricopa County Stadium District completed about $4 million worth of concrete and steel work in the off-season as part of a long-term plan to ensure the stadium is in good condition. The Stadium Distr...

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Office of Communications
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: March 22, 2017

Board Votes to Transfer Ownership of Retired MCSO K9 to Handler

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A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy and his K9 partner can stay together, even though the dog is officially retired.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on March 22 to transfer ownership of Kahr to his partner, Deputy ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Maricopa County opens Welcome Center for homeless residents

Brian Garcia Welcome Center

Link to b-roll: https://youtu.be/z2XrEQaO0Ls

Homeless residents of Maricopa County can now access a full array of services through the new Brian Garcia Welcome Center. Located on the 13-acre Maricopa County Human Services Campus, the facility includes seve...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Board Approves Sale of Flood-Prone Properties

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A program designed to relocate people living near the Hassayampa River has received final approval. The Maricopa County Flood Control District Board unanimously approved the sale of six flood-prone properties to the Town of Wickenburg. These were properti...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Maricopa County Maintains AAA Bond Rating

Triple A Rating

The credit rating agency Fitch has affirmed Maricopa County’s AAA bond rating, lavishing praise on county management for “strong and historically prudent fiscal practices” that ensure “an exceptionally strong level ...

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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

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Maricopa County Files “Motion to Dismiss” Diamondbacks LawsuitStadium District Asks Judge to Compel Arbitration to Settle Chase Field Dispute
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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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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Adult Cats Need Love, Too!

Waived Cat Adoptioins

Kittens are adorable and it is no surprise that many feline adopters come to our shelters in search of a baby kitty. But it isn't very often that potential adopters ask about adult cats. Adult cats tend to be overlooked by adopters, so that's why we waive...

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Animal Care & Control
Posted on: May 31, 2017

June Adoption Special

June Adoption Special

It should come as no surprise that our shelters are full (once again). The summer months are traditionally the busiest for MC Animal Care and we need YOUR help! While the small dogs tend to get adopted quickly, our big dogs often find themselves spending ...

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Animal Care & Control
Posted on: May 7, 2017

It's Time for Maricopa County Reads!

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<_o3a_p>Maricopa County Reads is a fun, online, summer reading adventure for participants of all ages! Kids, teens and adults can earn a free meal at Chipotle. Every participant that reaches 1,000 points will earn a free book.Here's how it works:

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Prepare for Monsoon Season

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Not only is it Flood Awareness Week, it’s Monsoon Awareness Week.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS), the North American Monsoon:

  • Begins June 15th and ends Sept...
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Emergency Management
Posted on: May 31, 2017

School Gym Could be Evacuee Processing Center for Palo Verde Event

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West Valley - On Thursday, June 1st, emergency responders from state, local and volunteer agencies will use Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, Arizona to exercise evacuee Reception and Care Center (RCC) operations in preparation for potential emergencie...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Sawmill Fire Townhall uses ASL Interpreters

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Recent Town Hall meetings for the Sawmill Fire in Soniota, AZ incorporated American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and real-time captioning (CART) to increase emergency messaging to the deaf and hard of hearing community. The Emergency Response Interpre...

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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...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: June 21, 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...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: June 21, 2017

New Study to Help Some Northern Maricopa County Residents Save on Flood Insurance

New Study to Help Some Northern Maricopa County Residents Save on Flood Insurance

PHOENIX (June 21, 2017) – Some northern Maricopa County residents living in the Desert Mountain area have experienced repeated flooding during storms over the past 10 years. The Flood Control District (FCD) will conduct a study to identify exist...

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Flood Control District
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Road Closure Advisory

Road Closure Notice

Road Closure Advisory

115th Avenue/Union Hills Drive

Intersection

July 21 to July 31

Beginning 9 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, the Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCD) contractor will temporarily close the intersection of 115th Avenue and Union Hill...

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Notice Flood Control District

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Maricopa County's Human Services Department: Building Supports for a High-Quality Workforce

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Maricopa County's Human Services Department's Early Education Division was recently highlighted by the National Center on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships for its innovative Child Care Partnerships program. Read on to learn more.

"Maricopa County Human Services Department (MCHSD) in Arizona has served as a Head Start grantee since the program was initiated in 1965. With the launch of the Early Head Start initiative in 1997, the grantee expanded its program to serve children b...

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Human Services

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 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 25, 2017

Video: MCDOT reopens Gilbert Road

Gilbert Road Reopening

Click the image below to watch a video timeline:

In time for Memorial Day weekend travel, the Maricopa Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has reopened the northbound lanes of Gilbert Road between Thomas Road and State Route 87.   The re-opened c...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

MCDOT leader honored by Supervisors

Roseann Osborn-Perez

MCDOT leader honored with Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has awarded the first Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award to Roseann Osborn-Perez, Division Manager for MCDOT’s Infrastructure Technol...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Work zone safety is in your hands

Work Zone

MCDOT reminds drivers to put “Safety First” when driving in work zones. MCDOT recognizes April 3 – 7 as National Work Zone Awareness Week as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of driving safely in work zones.

To avoid ...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Active Transportation Plan: Input needed

Active Transportation Plan

MCDOT is seeking public input for its Active Transportation Plan (ATP).  An interactive website is now available on the MCDOT website allowing residents to identify areas where improvements could be made to increase accessibility for pedestrians,...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2017

MCDOT TSP 2035 is finalized

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MCDOT Transportation System Plan 2035 is Complete!

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) finalized the Transportation System Plan (TSP) 2035.  The TSP is a blueprint for long range transportation projects addressing needs of Mar...

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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: 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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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: March 29, 2017

High water levels at lake limit shoreline access

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(Morristown) – As temperatures begin to warm up, locals and tourists alike have begun flocking to valley lakes in hopes of securing a space along the shoreline to camp, fish, swim, or simply dip their toes in the water.

This year, those visiting ...

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