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  • County Administrator Archived News

    Dec 07, 2021 - Board took the formal action to ensure the continuity of county operations. 
    Dec 07, 2021 - State law requires counties to review supervisor district boundaries with each decennial Census 
    Sep 21, 2021 - COVID-19 stressing rural border hospitals, coalition says.  
    vaccination clinic 
    Sep 07, 2021 - Currently, 66 percent of County workforce is vaccinated. 
    Sep 03, 2021 - The Pima County Small Business Commission presents the awards each year, judging nominees on criteria such as company culture, positive impact on Pima County and community involvement. 
    Aug 16, 2021 - Last action the board had to take for the FY22 budget.  
    Aug 16, 2021 - Employees will receive $300 and three extra days off as an encouragement. 
    Board of Supervisors meeting 
    Jul 06, 2021 - Meetings would resume Aug. 16, pending completion of construction in Board room. 
    Jun 22, 2021 - Fourth year in a row the board has lowered the tax rate.  
    May 04, 2021 - Program will fund high-quality preschool for 1,245 children. 
    May 04, 2021 - Also expands libraries, provides for deputy body cameras 
    Apr 06, 2021 - Board Resolution 2020-96 requiring face masks in public is still in effect.  
    Mar 30, 2021 - Everyone over age 5 must wear a mask, unless exempted.  
    Mar 24, 2021 - Two rating agencies gave top credit rating reviews to Pima County for its strong fiscal management. 
    Mar 24, 2021 - Asylum seekers are being released by federal agencies in Ajo area 
    Feb 24, 2021 - Lawsuit has been ongoing since 2016.  
    Sep 11, 2020 - Pima County has begun sending 2020 property tax statements to approximately 450,000 individuals, businesses and other organizations. 
    Aug 25, 2020 - UPDATED: Photos of purple and gold dome added. 
    Jun 25, 2020 - Department Homepage News Article Summary Goes Here 
    Restaurant kitchen 
    Jun 24, 2020 - Program is part of a larger partnership agreement between Pima County and DTP. 
    Jun 23, 2020 - Also includes $165 capital budget that will serve as an economic stimulus. 
    Committee meeting (file photo) 
    Jun 09, 2020 - Board also approves resuming Boards, Commissions and Committee meetings 
    employee safety 
    May 29, 2020 - More than 600 small business owners and other community members participated in the survey 
    May 19, 2020 - Final budget adoption planned for June 23. 
    Apr 22, 2020 - PCB2B will begin meeting as soon as possible.  
    Road repair 
    Nov 06, 2019 - Funding includes $10 million for road repairs. 
    File: Housing First Project complex 
    Sep 27, 2019 - Effort to house the homeless offers assistance to clients navigating court system. 
    John Peck 
    Sep 26, 2019 - He succeeds Payson Justice of the Peace Dorothy Little. 
    File: neighborhood mailboxes 
    Sep 09, 2019 - Approximately 450,000 individuals, businesses and other organizations will receive bills over the next two weeks. 
    Sep 03, 2019 - Business recruiter helped add nearly 15,000 new jobs over past 5 years. 
    Jul 23, 2019 - CCS will provide respite care and travel assistance to asylum seekers. 
    File: Warrant Resolution Court 
    Jul 19, 2019 - Monthly sessions provide an opportunity to quash warrants, reinstate driver's licenses, schedule new court dates, and create payment plans. 
    Jul 08, 2019 - County facility will replace Benedictine Monastery 
    Jul 03, 2019 - Tax court judge sides with Pima County, TUSD over State Aid for Education. 
    Jul 03, 2019 - South Tucson will pay back the loan over 20 years.  
    Road Repair 
    Jul 02, 2019 - Road repairs will begin as soon as this month.  
    San Juaquin Road  
    Stock photo: stacks of coins 
    Apr 09, 2019 - Department wins 21st consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. 
    File: drug paraphenalia 
    Mar 04, 2019 - Mayra Ramos will manage the U-MATTER program, which will provide counselors, known as peer navigators, to respond with law enforcement officers when they encounter addicts in the field. 
    Kino South Under Construction  
    Feb 05, 2019 - Public-Private Partnership hoped to bring lodging, dining, retail to tournament sports site. 
    Dec 24, 2018 - TUSD will have a budget shortfall unless the district and county are able to force the state to pay what it owes. 
    Nov 20, 2018 - Criminal justice reform and border impact funding also on the list.  
    Oct 08, 2018 - Most TUSD taxes went down, but the new bills are creating some confusion. 
    Sep 18, 2018 - TEP will build substation, proceeds will be used to build an open space park.  
    Aug 30, 2018 - Third victory for the county in case brought by Goldwater Institute. 
    Aug 13, 2018 - This is the county's 2nd court victory in the suit brought by the Goldwater Institute. 
    Jul 03, 2018 - Proposition 463 bond question will be on November ballot. 
    Jun 19, 2018 - Property contains rare flowing stream. 
    Jun 19, 2018 - Primary property tax cut is largest in over three decades. 
    Jun 15, 2018 - Bond only necessary if board doesn't adopt half-cent sales tax  
    Jun 12, 2018 - Vote will prompt TUSD to make a friendly legal challenge to the county’s action. 
    May 23, 2018 - Final Adoption, including vote on road repair sales tax, scheduled for June 19.  
    May 15, 2018 - Will vote June 19 on sales tax resolution; requires unanimous vote to pass. 
    Nov 27, 2017 - Meetings are in December and January.  
    Sep 26, 2017 - Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at at Casas Church, Palo Verde Room, 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd. 
    File: Dollar bills as bar graph 
    Aug 24, 2017 - For the first time, a national bond ratings company has raised Pima County’s General Obligation bond ratings to AAA. 
    File: Arroyo with water 
    Aug 21, 2017 - The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue adhering to the 2015 Clean Water Rule which clarified water resource management in the United States under a provision of the Clean Water Act of 1972. 
    Aug 01, 2017 - Committee will hold at least 7 public meetings and submit report to Board by March  
    Jun 20, 2017 - A half-cent sales tax would generate an estimated $69.8 million annually if enacted for Fiscal Year 2019 
    Jun 20, 2017 - Budget approval includes $19.5 million for local road repairs. 
    Jun 08, 2017 - Also suggests Transportation Advisory Committee to oversee road repair priorities. 
    Jun 06, 2017 - Resolution creates task force to prioritize county climate change mitigation actions 
    May 23, 2017 - Includes proposed 25-cent special property tax for road repair. 
    May 17, 2017 - Plan would provide $100 million over five years for neighborhood street repairs 
    Apr 26, 2017 - Rising economy and property values help keep tax rate the same. 
    Apr 05, 2017 - County will pay district $15,000 a year for 5 years for fire protection. 
    Feb 07, 2017 - World View and the County will operate as normal.  
    Nov 22, 2016 - Increased transportation funding top County priority 
    Aug 22, 2016 - County sees 15,000 new jobs in one year 
    Jul 06, 2016 - Former Justice Court annex sold for $1.5M 
    Jul 05, 2016 - Raises will be paid for through series of attrition savings, other measures  
    Jun 21, 2016 - Vote on overall county budget and primary property tax rate scheduled for July 5 
    Jun 07, 2016 - Company will lease 97 E. Congress building 
    Jun 07, 2016 - Tentative budget sets spending limit; final budget vote planned for July 5 
    May 26, 2016 - The tax relief was made possible by the county's successful lawsuit against the state. 
    May 26, 2016 - Officials to discuss strategies outlined in grant-funded programs 
    May 24, 2016 - Ruling may relieve county of having to pay nearly $16 million to TUSD. 
    May 17, 2016 - Leading credit rating agencies rate county debt AA, ‘stable’ 
    May 03, 2016 - Company will lease space at Bank of America and then 97 E. Congress. 
    May 03, 2016 - Grant will fund programs to reduce jail population 
    Apr 13, 2016 - Pima County is one of 11 jurisdictions in the country chosen to receive significant funding. 
    Mar 17, 2016 - Interim directors of Kino Sports Complex and Facilities Management promoted 
    Jan 22, 2016 - County incubator aids biotech company’s growth from 20 jobs to 120 in 3 years 
    Jan 19, 2016 - World View will build headquarters and launchpad in Sonoran Corridor 
    Dec 15, 2015 - Deal provides Raytheon the safety buffers it needs, including expansion. 
    Dec 14, 2015 - Relocated Hughes Access Road part of County's Economic Development Plan, Sonoran Corridor. 
    Oct 16, 2015 - Trip seek federal assistance in regional economic development efforts 
    Oct 09, 2015 - Economic Impact Study also shows region could support 203,000 jobs and generate $1.4 billion in yearly tax revenue 
    Oct 06, 2015 - USAF initiative helps improve base, community cooperation  
    Sep 15, 2015 - New judge long-time defense attorney 
    Sep 11, 2015 - Public event to be held Sept. 29 
    Aug 11, 2015 - Expansive plan seeks to diversify, transform local economy. 
    Jun 16, 2015 - Board also pledges to reduce primary tax rate if state or court eliminates cost transfer 
    Jun 08, 2015 - Special action filed Monday with state Supreme Court seeking immediate relief. 
    Apr 30, 2015 - Overall spending is down but budget request includes tax increase to cover state cost transfers. 
    Apr 21, 2015 - Voters will be asked to decide on 7 bond propositions totalling $815 million. 
    Mar 13, 2015 - The Committee’s recommendations will be transmitted to the Board of Supervisors 
    Feb 09, 2015 - The plan details 13 strategies and 92 specific actions the county proposes to pursue to improve the regional economy. 
    Oct 29, 2014 - New webpage compiles years worth of elections memos and correspondence 
    Operation Snowbird at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 
    Oct 13, 2014 - Pima County concurs with USAF assessment of annual Total Force Training Environmental Impact 
    Oct 07, 2014 - Corridor would connect I-19 to I-10 and economic development zones 
    May 20, 2014 - Additional resources fund criminal justice, core needs 
    Apr 28, 2014 - Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget May 20. 
    Apr 17, 2014 - Warning comes as federal Highway Trust Fund nears insolvency. 
    Chuck Huckelberry 
    Mar 14, 2014 - Pima County must pursue infrastructure improvements to “take advantage of the trade opportunities we have with Mexico.” 
    Feb 14, 2014 - Social impact bonds one tool to leverage private investment in social change 
    Jan 10, 2014 - County is credited with aggressive spending adjustments; manageable debt burden 
    Oct 15, 2013 - Expanded lease will allow company to hire as many as 26 new workers. 
    Sep 16, 2013 - The property tax base still hasn’t recovered enough to make a bond election prior to 2015 practical 
    Sep 06, 2013 - The 2013 property tax statements begin to go out to roughly 450,000 property owners this week 
    Jun 18, 2013 - Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said he proposed a maintenance-of-effort budget this year, after asking departments to cut between 12 and 15 percent over the previous three fiscal years 
    May 31, 2013 - Local industry leaders gathered Friday to celebrate the ceremonial arrival of the first international ocean container to Southern Arizona’s inland port, marking a milestone in the quest to grow trade and business relationships around the world. 
    May 24, 2013 - Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry today urged the community’s top business leaders to assist the County in pushing for a comprehensive funding plan to ensure adequate, well-maintained roads. 
    Apr 11, 2013 - It is going to take $268 million and comprehensive transportation funding reform to bring Pima County’s poor and failing roads up to standard. And that money isn’t readily available. In a new transportation funding report released Thursday, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry outlined a number of strategies that will help manage short-term needs. 
    Business Alignment 
    Mar 08, 2013 - Despite the persistent economic doldrums that have affected the entire country, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry told the Workforce Investment Board Friday that the County’s efforts to support business have been paying off. 
    Feb 20, 2013 - Pima County has been awarded the highest form of recognition granted by a national association of finance and budget experts. For the 15th consecutive year, Pima County received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association. 
    Jan 29, 2013 - Voters can rest assured that Pima County’s bond proceeds have not only been spent on projects that voters authorized, but have been administered without bias for the benefit of citizens throughout the County. The state Office of the Auditor General released its findings on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the conclusion of a legislative-ordered forensic audit of the Pima County bond program, focusing on the general obligation bond programs. 
    Jan 16, 2013 - Pima County received an A-minus on an open government measurement conducted by Sunshine Review, a nonprofit dedicated to government transparency. The score was the highest issued for counties in the state of Arizona. Only Pinal County scored as high on a 10-point checklist that evaluates the scope of online information provided to citizens. 
    Jan 10, 2013 - Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry told members of the local hospitality industry on Thursday that re-energizing tourism must be one of the key pillars in stimulating the regional economy. 
    Econ Development Plan 
    Oct 19, 2012 - The Economic Development Action Plan is designed to spur job creation by capitalizing on the region’s existing strengths in defense and biosciences.