Saying that's what the residents want, a Southern Arizona lawmaker wants to let voters in Green Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas split away from Pima County and be annexed into Santa Cruz County.
On Aug. 19, I was honored to accept the appointment as the new Maricopa County Assessor from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The five-member board voted unanimously to appoint me to replace Keith Russell, who was previously appointed to be a Justice of the Peace.
In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors followed their tax cutting pledge and set an overall tax rate no higher than last year’s, resulting in a nearly $33 million cut in property taxes for county residents.
Paul Petersen, who has worked more than seven years in the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office as the assessor’s representative and public information officer, has been named as the new Maricopa County Assessor.
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) is accepting applications from business leaders for its UnitED program designed to establish, build and sustain beneficial and meaningful relationships between schools and local businesses. The program gives business leaders throughout Maricopa County a way to support local schools through available resources and expertise within the company.
One of the ways the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce assists local businesses is with a membership drive taking place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at The Grace Inn, 10831 S. 51st St. It is the chamber’s chance to introduce businesses to their main benefits and have a little fun.
Supervisor Andy Kunasek has been elected as chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for 2013 and vowed to work on giving greater flexibility and transparency to the county’s regulatory system to encourage economic growth.
Michael Hunter, Gov. Jan Brewer’s director of legislative affairs, will transition to a new role as director of policy. He will remain the governor’s special advisor on tax policy and reform. Hunter replaces Page Gonzales, who has accepted a position as chief of staff to Maricopa County supervisor-elect Steve Chucri. Being promoted into the role of director of legislative affairs is Lorna Romero, who has served as deputy director to Hunter since August 2011.
There’s something missing from our current debate about national health care. Too few are talking about actual health. We lament the red tape, the gaps in insurance coverage and the costs that seem to escalate daily. But we often forget the central point: Our own individual health and well being. How can Americans be healthier, feel better and live longer?
House Speaker Andy Tobin appointed Rep. Michelle Ugenti, R-District 23, as the chairman of the newly created House Ad Hoc Committee on Law Enforcement Certification. This committee will address matters the Legislature attempted to resolve with the consideration of Senate Bill 1433 (cities; towns; police functions; revocation).