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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Board of Supervisors Cuts Property Tax Rate, Works to Blunt Inflation in Final FY 2023 Budget

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Board commits to additional long-term community investments

Maricopa County supervisors are addressing the rising cost of goods and services head-on with a budget that cuts taxes and helps people pay their bills.  The Board approved a final fiscal...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Maricopa County Invests $24.3 Million MORE in Infrastructure for Federally Qualified Health Centers

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New Funding Brings Total Investment to More Than $45 Million

Maricopa County, in partnership with the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC), has awarded an additional $24.3 million to community health centers (CHCs) to improve infrastructur...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Maricopa County Selects New Location for Workforce, Head Start Offices to Better Serve Community

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Phoenix, Ariz. (June 16, 2022) – Job seekers and families seeking Head Start and career services in Mesa and the surrounding community will have more convenient access. Maricopa County held a grand opening ceremony for its new Human Services Div...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Maricopa County Unveils Web Site to Help Residents “Fight the Bite”

Fight the Bight Website

FightTheBiteMaricopa.org focuses on mosquito bite and disease prevention

Summer is here and so is mosquito season. With the launch of its new Fight the Bite campaign, Maricopa County is providing information about steps people can take to reduce mosquito p...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Maricopa County Seeks Public Feedback on Draft Redistricting Maps

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is asking for public comment on five draft maps that would adjust the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts.  This redistricting is required by law following the 2020 Census.

“We believe t...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Public/Private Partnerships Develop New Pipeline of Skilled Labor for Construction Industry

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $1,390,449 in funding to provide career training opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled labor for the construction industry and in-demand careers. 

The May 18 vote p...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 31, 2022

$5 Million Investment Engages Property Owners, Expands Rental Options

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As part of a comprehensive suite of investments to address affordable housing needs, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $5 million program funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars that expands rental options for peopl...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Maricopa County Wins 43 National Achievement Awards

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Maricopa County is being recognized nationally for programs that help individuals and families navigate a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The nation’s fastest-growing county received 43 National Achievement Awards this year from the Nati...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Valley to See $65 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $35 million in funding for the development of affordable housing units across the region and to facilitate homeownership through down payment assistance programs. This latest round of funding...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Board Seeks Applicants for Moon Valley Justice Precinct Constable

Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Moon Valley Justice Precinct Constable.  Constable Carl Seel resigned the position as of May 4th, 2022.

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Maricopa County, City of Phoenix Partner to Offer Heat Relief to People Experiencing Homelessness

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$4 Million in Funding Offers Heat Relief, Case Management Services May-Oct

  • Maricopa County Has Partnered With the City of Phoenix to Open a Day and Night Heat Relief Facility
  • Up to 200 People Can Be Served at the Location near 28th and Washington Streets
  • Ser...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Maricopa County Invests $21M to Improve Access to Health Care

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Funding Will Support Development of New and Renovated Community Health Centers 

PHOENIX - (April 26, 2022) - In partnership with the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC), Maricopa County has awarded $21.4 million to five local com...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Board of Supervisors Cuts Property Tax Rate, Works to Blunt Inflation in Tentative FY 2023 Budget

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Board commits to additional long-term community investments

Maricopa County supervisors are addressing the rising cost of goods and services head-on with a budget that cuts taxes and helps people pay their bills.  The Board approved a tentative FY...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Seekers Can Now Access Employment Services & Opportunities Through Maricopa Co. Library Branches

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  • The Maricopa County Human Services Department has partnered with the Maricopa County Library District to Expand Access to Workforce Development Services Across the County
  • Job Seekers Can Now Access Career Counseling and Employment Services via County Libra...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Board Joins Recorder in Response to Attorney General’s Interim Election Report

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Maricopa County leaders are correcting the record about the 2020 election yet again.  This time, it was the state’s top prosecutor who needed a fact check.  

The Board of Supervisors voted today to join Recorder Stephen Richer in sending ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Maricopa County Officials Approve 2022 Elections Plan

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Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the 2022 Primary and General Elections, while continuing to focus on security and transparency.

The plan — developed under the leadership of Scott Jarrett and Rey Valenzuela, co-directors of the Elec...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 25, 2022

$10.7 Million in Affordable Housing Projects Approved by County Board of Supervisors

Affordable housing

Funding Adds 144 Housing Units for Seniors Exiting Homelessness

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $10.7 million in funding for two affordable housing projects 
  • The funding adds 148 affordable housing units to the County for qualifie...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 22, 2022

New Outreach Program Offers Services to People Experiencing Homelessness in Unincorporated Areas

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  • Maricopa County, in collaboration with Community Bridges, Inc. will offer a new outreach program
  • People experiencing homelessness will be connected to Navigators who match needs to services
  • Services are available 7 days a week to connect the individuals to ...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Board of Supervisors Appoints Rachel Mitchell as County Attorney

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In a unanimous vote today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed longtime county prosecutor Rachel Mitchell as County Attorney.

“Rachel Mitchell is a distinguished and experienced prosecutor with deep knowledge of the County Attorney’s Office—...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Regional Partnership Provides $200 Million in Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

  • Maricopa County, Town of Gilbert, Cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, and Mesa Collaborate 
  • Jurisdictions Meet Weekly to Share ‘Best Practices’ to Ensure All Entities Benefit from Knowledge 
  • Financial and Free Legal Assistance is Still ...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $17 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

Affordable Housing

Funding Adds 610 Affordable Units to Valley’s Housing Stock

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $17 million in funding for affordable housing projects
  • The funding will add more than 600 new units to the region’s affordable housing stock
  • A hotel...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Joint Statement From Chairman Bill Gates and Recorder Stephen Richer

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The Attorney General's interim report about the 2020 election in Maricopa County includes no new evidence, nothing that would have changed the results, and nothing that should lead people to question the overall health of our electoral system.

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Maricopa County, Surprise Partner to Build New Multigenerational Community Center

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The City of Surprise is making a major investment into the vitality and well-being of the West Valley with plans to build a multigenerational community resource center in partnership with Maricopa County.

On April 5, the Surprise City Council voted to appr...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Maricopa County Chairman Ends Emergency Declaration

PHOENIX – For the past two years the Maricopa County Supervisors have prepared, evaluated, and taken action to protect county residents from COVID-19 following the advice of medical experts doing their best to understand a novel coronavirus. &am...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Statement on Special Master Report

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Special Master John Shadegg's report confirms what our election professionals have said for months: the 2020 General Election was secure and the County's election system works.

Three independent technology experts, including one recommended by the Senate, ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Board Accepts Resignation of County Attorney Allister Adel

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The Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of County Attorney Allister Adel today just hours after she submitted her letter.  The resignation is effective Friday, March 25.

In an emergency public meeting this afternoon, Board members also c...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Board Appoints Kyrene Constable

Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new constable for the Kyrene Justice Precinct. Bridget Bellavigna was selected from a qualified pool of applicants for the position that was vacated by Ben Halloran December 31st, 2021.

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Board Meetings Re-Open to Public; Virtual Participation Still Offered

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Maricopa County residents wanting to participate in formal board meetings will now have more options than ever to do so.  Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates announced today that the public will be able to attend board meetings in person for...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 7, 2022

$14.5 Million in Funding Awarded to Support Maricopa County Job Seeker Initiatives

Job Seeker Initiatives

Investments Enhance Opportunities for Individuals to Join and Advance in Local Workforce

Phoenix, Ariz. (Mar. 7, 2022)  – Job seekers in Maricopa County will benefit from more than $14.5 million in investments in job training, education, ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Chairman Gates Participates In “Defending American Democracy” Panel

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Attacks on democratic institutions and election officials are the biggest threat facing our country today, according to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates. 

“When people attempt to undermine a democratic election, it puts at ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Maricopa County Forensic Anthropologist Lands National Leadership Role

Dr. Laura Fulginiti

Maricopa County Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Laura Fulginiti will be sworn in as the the new President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences at their annual conference this February. During Dr. Fulginiti’s 30-year career with the Maricopa County Off...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Maricopa County Expands Parental Leave for Employees

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Maricopa County is now one of the largest employers in Arizona’s government sector offering paid parental leave.  The Board of Supervisors authorized the policy change today as it continues to support the people who work at the County as well as ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Statement on MCAO Division Chiefs' Letter

"My office is taking seriously the letter we received from five division chiefs at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office regarding County Attorney Adel. 

State law generally holds county elected officers accountable to voters, not to...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Maricopa County Awards $6 Million to Support Food Bank Operations

Maricopa County Lands an Additional 6M in Food Bank Assistance

Investments Strengthen Critical Food Bank Supply Chain that Benefits County Residents in Need 

View a video of food bank operations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR7tFsuHpEE 

Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 8, 2022)  – Food banks acr...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Rio Verde Water Talks Progress; Galvin Meets With Residents

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Maricopa County Supervisor Thomas Galvin held back-to-back community meetings in Rio Verde Foothills today to listen to residents’ concerns and ideas for a long-term sustainable water solution in the area.

“I told people today that find...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Maricopa County Lands an Additional $39 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance

Additional 39M toward emergency rental assistance

Renters in Maricopa County who are facing eviction due to non-payment of rent or utility shut-offs now have access to an additional $39 million in emergency rental assistance. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted on Jan. 26 to accept the $39 mil...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Maricopa County Steps Up Again To Assist Local Nonprofits

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Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors.  The Board approved nearly $14 million in grants to 82 nonprofits (listed below)...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Maricopa County Launches Pilot Program to Increase Practice Readiness for New Graduate Nurses

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In the face of a nationwide nursing shortage, Maricopa County is launching a new program to get more nursing school students the hands-on experience they need to thrive in their chosen profession as soon as they graduate.

“Having a nursing shortage during ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Federal Funding Supports Maricopa County Seniors, Adults With Disabilities

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Seniors and adults with disabilities in Maricopa County will benefit from $10.6 million in funding that will support an increase in demand for services among seniors and adults with disabilities in the county.  

On Aug. 4, the Maricopa Co...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Board Seeks Applicants for Kyrene Precinct Constable

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Kyrene Justice Precinct Constable. Constable Ben Halloran resigned the position as of December 31, 2021.

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Board of Supervisors Looks to Appoint New East Mesa Justice of the Peace

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for Justice of the Peace in the East Mesa Precinct. Judge Keith Russell retired effective December 31, 2021.The district spans from Gilbert Road on the West to Ellsworth on the East and from B...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Joint Statement from Chairman Bill Gates And Recorder Stephen Richer

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The Maricopa County Elections Department produced a comprehensive, point-by-point response to claims about the 2020 General Election made by Senate contractors Cyber Ninjas, CyFir, and EchoMail.  The findings of the report, entitled "Correct...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Defense of Democracy, Government Transparency Top List of Priorities For New Board Chairman

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Bill Gates Will Serve as Chairman for a Second Time

Newly-elected Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Bill Gates wants Maricopa County to “set the bar for how governments serve” by being “transparent and timely in what we deliver” and fighting “distrust and dis...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Correcting the Record: Maricopa County Releases Detailed Report on Senate Inquiry

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Today, the Maricopa County Elections Department released its report titled, Correcting the Record: Maricopa County’s In-Depth Analysis of the Senate Inquiry. It’s the final word to the Arizona Se...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Board Appoints LD-27 Legislator

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has filled the final open seat in the State Legislature heading into the 2022 session.  Supervisors appointed Marcelino Quiñonez to fill the Arizona House vacancy in Legislative District 27.&...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Six Cases of Omicron Variant Detected in Maricopa County

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health has identified the County’s first COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) in six individuals.

Three separate clusters of cases were identified and include adults ranging in age ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control East Shelter Returns to Full Operation

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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is happy to announce that effective Monday, December 13, our East Shelter, located at 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa, will return to full operations. Adoptions, volunteer and foster opportunities, lost a...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Thomas Galvin Appointed As New District 2 Supervisor

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Maricopa County has a new supervisor representing parts of the East and Northeast Valley.  In a unanimous vote today, the Board of Supervisors appointed Thomas Galvin to represent District 2.  He was sworn in hours later.

“Public service ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Board of Supervisors Approves $28 Million in Investments to Address Homelessness

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $28 million in funding that will address housing insecurity for County residents. Of the $28 million in funding, $21 million will be allocated to add 352 new shelter beds to further expand the region’s cap...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Assistance At Your Fingertips: Welcome to Maricopa.gov/Rescue

Rescue Newsletter

Maricopa County has launched a new webpage where residents can find information on programs and support services to individuals, families, and businesses impacted by the pandemic: Maricopa.gov/Rescue.

“I view county government as a partner to residents, es...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Board of Supervisors Finalizes Interview List for District 2 Supervisor

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will interview seven of the 22 applicants for the position of District 2 Supervisor. They will meet in executive session on Friday, December 3, 2021 to conduct those interviews with:

Thomas Galvin

Christopher Glover

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

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City of Avondale, Maricopa County, and Non-profit Trellis Partner to Bring Affordable Homes Ready for Occupancy in Summer 2022

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Avondale, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2021) – Construction is now underway on a project that will bring n...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Board Seeks Applicants for Kyrene Precinct Constable

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Kyrene Justice Precinct Constable.  Constable Ben Halloran is resigning from the position as of December 31, 2021.

Constables execute, serve, and return p...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Maricopa County Awards $16 Million to Valleywise Health to Expand Mental Health Services

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today awarded $16 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to Valleywise Health to expand mental health care services in the nation’s fastest-growing county. It’s part of the Board&...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Board Appoints House Representative for District 30

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Christian Solorio to fill the Arizona House vacancy in Legislative District 30. 

District 30 covers west central Phoenix, from downtown all the way north to Dunlap Avenue and west to 67th A...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 20, 2021

East Animal Shelter Construction Contract Approved

Animal Care & Control East Valley Shelter Plans

Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a construction contract to build a new animal care shelter in the East Valley. The County has set aside $36 million to build a new, modern shelter space in the City of Mesa at Baseline Road and Lewi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Board Appoints State Representative for District 28

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Sarah Liguori to fill the Arizona House vacancy in Legislative District 28.  

District 28 covers north central Phoenix, from I-17 in the west to Scottsdale Road in the east, Thomas...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Board of Supervisors Seeks Applicants to Replace Outgoing District 2 Supervisor

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will seek applicants for appointment to District 2 Supervisor starting next week. Today the Board accepted the resignation of current District 2 Supervisor Steve Chucri who plans to vacate the position on November ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Maricopa County Invests $15M to Bring Domestic Violence Support Services into Community

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark $15 million investment in domestic violence support services for Maricopa County residents. The fund...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Board Reaches Agreement With Senate Over Subpoenas

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Tonight, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Arizona State Senate that keeps county routers and other sensitive materials out of the hands of the Senate’s contractor, Cyber Ninjas.  The agreement also...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Legal Services Now Available to Renters in Maricopa County

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Renters in Maricopa County facing eviction due to non-payment of rent now have access to legal services to help them understand their rights and to help prevent eviction. 

On Aug. 4, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a contract wit...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Board Appoints State Senator for District 30

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Raquel Terán to fill the Arizona Senate vacancy in Legislative District 30.

District 30 covers west central Phoenix, from downtown all the way north to Dunlap Avenue and west to 67th Aven...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 31, 2021

New Maricopa County Dashboard Shows How American Rescue Plan Money Is Being Spent

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Members of the public have a new way to see how Maricopa County is using federal funds to bring services and stability to residents, families and businesses impacted by the pandemic. The Board of Supervisors approved spending priorities for $435 million i...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of Aug 16

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Week of Aug 16, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Flood Emergency in Gila Bend
  • Monsoon 2021
  • Vaccines Save Lives: A Personal Story
  • Vaccines Work Against Delta
  • Update on Case Trends
  • School Outbreaks
  • News Bites
  • Pets & Places

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

MCDOT Maintenance Crews Out in Force Following Monsoons

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When a monsoon hits the valley, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) deploys its maintenance crews to set up barricades and close flooded roadways. The heavy rainfall last week created issues on roads throughout Maricopa County, includ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Chairman Declares Local Emergency After Gila Bend Flooding

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At 9:33 a.m. on August 14th, 2021, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Jack Sellers, declared a Local Emergency for Maricopa County. The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Ope...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Board of Supervisors Appoints Citizen Panel to Review LD-30 Senate Applicants

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As required by law, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a citizen panel to begin the process of filling the Arizona Senate vacancy in Legislative District 30.

The following people were chosen to sit on the panel:

  • Daniel Valenzuela (Chair)...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Senior Receives New Air Conditioning Unit in Midst of Summer Heat

A/C Assistance for Seniors

Maricopa County Human Services, Area Agency on Aging Partnership Benefits Local Seniors

Just in time for the soaring summer temperatures, a local senior is thankful for her new air conditioning unit provided to her at no cost through the collaboration betw...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Maricopa County Launches “Just the Facts” Website to Combat Misinformation

Election Facts

July 23, 2021 (Phoenix) — There’s a new to way to get facts about Maricopa County elections. The Maricopa County Elections Department launched JustTheFacts.Vote today to address questions and misconceptions about the 2020 General Election as well...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Maricopa County Secures New Tabulation Equipment for Upcoming Elections

Elections Equipment

With the November 2021 elections fast approaching, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has obtained new election equipment to replace what the Arizona Senate subpoenaed and turned over to uncertified contractors. This comes after the Arizona Secretar...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Maricopa County Elected Leaders Call for End to Senate/Cyber Ninja Election Audit

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READ THE COUNTY’S LETTER TO SENATOR FANN

READ THE TECHNICAL DOCUMENT REFUTING FALSE CLAIMS

At a special public meeting today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a written response to allegations made by Arizona Senate President Ka...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Volunteers Give 94,360 Hours to Assist During Pandemic

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Maricopa County Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 Efforts Valued at $2.9M

Since December 2020, volunteers in Maricopa County’s Medical Reserve Corps have donated 94,360 hours of their time to assist in the effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These hou...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Board, County Attorneys Get National Honor for Elections Work

Elections Recognition

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and the County Attorney's Office are getting national recognition for their role in overseeing and ensuring free and fair elections in 2020.

At today’s board meeting, the National Associ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Maricopa County Announces Results of COVID-19 Antibody Project

Serosurvey Results

"Serosurvey” estimates that approximately one in 10 Maricopa County residents have been infected with COVID-19 

 

PHOENIX (November 16, 2020) — Results from a serosurvey conducted ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Board Aims to Narrow Digital Divide for Students with Almost $7 Million

Hot Spots for schools

Federal dollars will purchase hot spots for school districts

At a time when technology is more important than ever to student learning, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is acting to make sure more schools have strong internet connections. The Board...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Flu Event Attendees: "I don't want to get sick again."

Flu Vaccines

Jenny German is not taking any chances with the flu this year.

"I don't want to get sick again like I did last year."

German says she caught the flu, then spread it to loved ones.  So, when she heard Maricopa County Department of...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Board Seeks Applicants for Ironwood Precinct Constable

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Ironwood Justice Precinct Constable.  Constable Billy Jo Spurlock passed away recently leaving the office vacant.

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maricopa County Encourages Flu Shots In October, Provides Free Vaccine Events Across Region

Flu Vaccines

Maricopa County is asking residents to get their flu vaccine within the next three weeks. Getting vaccinated by the end of October ensures you are protected for the entire flu season, even if the flu starts circulating earlier than normal. 

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Maricopa County Announces COVID-19 Antibody Project

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“Serosurvey” will estimate how much of Maricopa County’s population has been infected with COVID-19 

PHOENIX (September 2, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is embarking on an investi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2021 Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Operating budgets cut by 2%; tax rate unchanged  

Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on discretionary spending unrel...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Public Health Advises Residents on How to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Maricopa County Public Health Reminds Residents That They Have a Role to Play in Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 

Strongly recommends that all residents wear masks in public settings 

 PHOENIX (June 10, 2...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors to Vote on Final Budget on June 22

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Tax Rate Will Be Set in August 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on final approval of its FY 2021 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 22.? The Board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Correctional Health Services and MCSO Respond to a Rise in COVID-19 Cases in County Jails

COVID-19 Testing

Phoenix - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are tracking and responding to a rise in COVID-19 cases inside jail facilities.

Since May 30th, confirmed cases rose from six to 30.  This represent...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Weekly Update (May 29): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 29 Includes:

  • Most Effective Protections Against COVID-19
  • Guidance for High-Risk Individuals And Those Who Are Sick
  • Updated COVID-19 Symptom List
  • Testing
  • Plans for Schools
  • Summer Camp Considerations
  • Travel
  • Excessive Heat and Your Health
  • Jo...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Building Permits Increase Despite COVID-19 Economic Fallout

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There’s not a lot of good economic news out there these days, but data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county.? Building permit?submissions?are?up s...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Weekly Update (May 22): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Memorial Day Weekend Plans
  • Travel
  • Large Gatherings
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • County Parks
  • Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Financial Assistance
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

COVID-19-News Update

PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

Human-Services

Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

More Beds. Safer Outdoor Space.

More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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