Posted on: May 22, 2017

Board Approves Tentative FY 2018 Budget

Maricopa County seal

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a tentative 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 while a...

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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 10, 2017

Board Seeks Applicants for "Downtown Precinct" Justice of the Peace

Gavel

Downtown Precinct’s Justice of the Peace, Jimmie Hernandez, announced his retirement, effective May 12, 2017. The vacancy will be filled by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.The district encompasses areas including Thomas Road to the nort...

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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

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.

Maricopa County

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

repair work at Chase Field

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

Khar

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 Larr...

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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 is d...

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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 FAQs about Chase Fiel...
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Additional Info... 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 Campa...

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Additional Info... Air Quality

Posted on: May 7, 2017

It's Time for Maricopa County Reads!

Library District Logo

<_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:

  • Create your ...
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Posted on: May 1, 2017

West Valley Animal Care Center Changes

West Shelter Improvements

Our West Valley Animal Care Center is undergoing some minor changes this month -- all to benefit the homeless pets! In April HALO Animal Rescue moved out of our Phoenix shelter to head out on their next venture. While we are sad to see them go, we are exc...

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Animal Care & Control

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Maricopa County Update

District 1 Newsletter

My newsletter was delivered to inboxes on Monday, May 22. Information in the newsletter included:

  • Details about balancing our budget and the adoption of the preliminary budget
  • County growth
  • A new MOSAIC program aimed at addressing root causes of substance ab...
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Board of Supervisors, District 1
Posted on: February 9, 2017

Chairman Denny Barney Praises Collaboration That Cleared Path for New Intel Factory

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Denny Barney, District 1, issued the following statement about this week’s big announcement from Intel:

“I’m excited about Intel’s plans to build a new $7 billion semiconduct...

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Board of Supervisors, District 1

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Spring Newsletter now available

District 2 Newsletter

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Good Government
  • Community Updates
  • Collaboration
  • Alerts and Activities

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Board Approves Maricopa Trail Agreement with Scottsdale

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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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Maricopa County opens Welcome Center for homeless residents

Brian Garcia Welcome Center

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 seven private intake areas for staff to assess b...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Winter Newsletter now available

Winter newsletter

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Good Government
  • Community Updates
  • Collaboration
  • Alerts and Activities

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: November 11, 2016

Veterans Day

American Flag

Today, we pause and reflect on the service of all United States Veterans since this great country was born. There are more than 530,000 veterans in the State of Arizona, approximately 1 out of every 10 residents has performed military service. You are her...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Fall Newsletter Now Available

Fall Newsletter

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Good Government
  • Community Updates
  • Collaboration
  • Alerts and Activities

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: October 5, 2016

County Supervisors Approve Grants to Help Local Groups

young person

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 5, 2016 – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today approved a series of grants from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC). Three of the grant recipients were Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH), First P...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: July 25, 2016

Summer Newsletter Now Available

summer newsletter

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • Good Government
  • Community Updates
  • Collaboration
  • Alerts and Activities

View the Quarterly Update

Receive Steve Chucri’s Quarterly Update directly to your mailbox as soon as it becomes available: Click to subscribe...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: June 29, 2016

Maricopa County Wins 57 National Achievement Awards for Innovative Programs

National Association of Counties

Maricopa County Wins 57 National Achievement Awards for Innovative ProgramsTwo Programs Named Best in Category

June 29, 2016 - Maricopa County has received 57 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for 2016. The awards honor in...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: June 22, 2016

Supporting Arizona's Wildlife is Our Responsibility

Bobcat

June 22, 2016 – PHOENIX, Ariz. - Whether you're talking about coyotes, javelina, bobcats, or grey wolves, we are fortunate to live among them in their natural habitat. The vast array of animals in ...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority Approves $779K in Grants to Community Groups

Pencils

PHOENIX, Ariz. – June 21, 2016 – The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has approved a series of grants totaling $779K to help local community groups move their mission forward.

Local First Arizona is a non-profit organizati...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2

Posted on: April 25, 2017

April 7th - A Message from Supervisor Bill Gates, Spring Successes, Pet Adoption, Need to Know Info

d3news

Topics covered in this issue are:

  • A message from Supervisor Bill Gates
  • Animal Care and Control
  • District 3 Community Events
  • Weekend Travel Advisory
  • Prickly Pedal Highlights
  • Be Aware! It is now Mosquito Season
  • Upcoming Library Events
  • Looking for a Maricapa County c...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: March 14, 2017

March 3rd - Learn About Maricopa County Parks & Trails, Need to Know Info, and Upcoming Meetings

d3news

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • A Message from Supervisor Bill Gates
  • Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department
  • District 3 Community Events
  • Upcoming Library Events & Information
  • Ask a Master Gardener & More
  • I-17 Weekend Closures March - May
  • Southwest Re...
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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: February 16, 2017

February 2nd - Meet Supervisor Gates and his Team, Upcoming Meetings, and Recent Events

District 3 Newsletter

Topics covered in this issue include:

  • A Message from Supervisor Bill Gates
  • Meet the District 3 Team
  • District 3 Community Events
  • Supervisor Gates Out and About Maricopa County
  • Upcoming North Valley Regional Library Events
  • I-17 Spine Study Public Comment Period
  • Ma...
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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Bill Gates sworn in as County Supervisor for District 3

Bill Gates

Bill Gates was sworn in yesterday as a Maricopa County Supervisor.  It is his first term on the Board.  Gates represents District 3, which stretches from central Phoenix through Paradise Valley and north to Anthem.

Gates spent the past seven year...

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Board of Supervisors, District 3

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Supervisor Steve Gallardo Hosts 1,800 Students for Annual D-backs Jam

baseball

1,800 fifth graders attended a ballgame at Chase Field today as part of Maricopa County District 5 Supervisor Steve Gallardo’s third annual D-Backs Jam. Participants included students from Cartwright and Phoenix Elementary School Districts, Frie...

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Board of Supervisors, District 5
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Supervisor Gallardo Honored for Domestic Violence Prevention Advocacy

domestic violence awareness ribbon

Supervisor Steve Gallardo, District 5, is the recipient of a domestic violence prevention advocacy award from the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV). The Ocotillo Award celebrates an individual who has identified an issue facin...

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Board of Supervisors, District 5
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Board Seeks Applicants for "Downtown Precinct" Justice of the Peace

Gavel

Downtown Precinct’s Justice of the Peace, Jimmie Hernandez, announced his retirement, effective May 12, 2017. The vacancy will be filled by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.The district encompasses areas including Thomas Road to the nort...

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Board of Supervisors, District 5
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Maricopa County opens Welcome Center for homeless residents

Brian Garcia Welcome Center

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 seven private intake areas for staff to assess b...

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Board of Supervisors, District 5

Posted on: May 10, 2017

Board of Supervisors Seeks Justice of the Peace Applicants

Downtown Precinct Justice of the Peace Resigns

Downtown Precinct’s Justice of the Peace Jimmie Hernandez announced his retirement, effective May 12, 2017. The vacancy will be filled by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

The district encompasses areas including Thomas Road to the north, sou...

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Clerk of the Board Special Announcements

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 is directly in line ...

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County News and Media
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 FAQs about Chase Field Agreements

PHOENIX—February 1...

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Additional Info... County News and Media

Posted on: May 3, 2017

Take our Countywide Preparedness Survey!

Are you Ready Maricopa County, AZ? Emergency Management Wants to Hear from you!

We want to hear from you!

Each year the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management conducts a Community Preparedness Survey to see how prepared our residents are when disaster strikes, and to be sure we're able to convey timely messaging to the public in times of ...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Sawmill Fire Townhall uses ASL Interpreters

ASL interpreter stands up in front of a crowd at a townhall meeting along with a real-time captionin

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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Additional Info... Emergency Management

Posted on: May 4, 2017

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Sample of this Season in Maricopa County

A mosquito on a person's arm

Environmental Services Department has confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample of this season in the East Valley.

Maricopa County Environmental Services Department has confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample of this season in the East Valley.

“Through our routine year-round surveillance of collecting and testing mosquitoes througho...

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Environmental Services
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Maricopa County announces changes in Certified Food Manager Requirements

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Maricopa County is discontinuing the County issued cards and associated fees for the Certified Food Protection Manager (CFM).
Each food establishment is still required to have at least one (1) Certified Food Protection Manager on staff.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the discontinuation of County issued cards and associated fees for the Certified Food Protection Manager (CFM). Although the County will no longer provide the CFM cards, Maricopa County Environmental Servi...

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Additional Info... Environmental Services

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: April 5, 2017

High Quality Early Education Pays Dividends Later

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High Quality Early Education Leads to Success in the Workforce

A new survey from the Council for a Strong America, a national, bipartisan non-profit, shows that high quality early childhood education provides the social and emotional skills that employers value most in their employees. Research has shown that the cha...

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Human Services

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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Additional Info... MCDOT News & Updates
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 Technology ...

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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 work zone cr...

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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, cyc...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2017

MCDOT TSP 2035 is finalized

TSP 2035

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: March 6, 2017

MCDOT honors women in construction

Women in Construction Week

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation joins with organizations across the county to recognize National Women in Construction Week, March 6 – 12, 2017.  Nationally, women make up only nine percent of construction workers accor...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: February 27, 2017

WTS recognizes MCDOT employees

WTS Awards

MCDOT employees honored by the WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter

Two MCDOT employees were recently honored by the Women in Transportation (WTS) Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter at the WTS Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony.  WTS leaders recognized ...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: February 20, 2017

AACE honors MCDOT employees

AACE Awards

Three MCDOT Employees Honored by Arizona Association of County Engineers (AACE)

The Arizona Association of County Engineers (AACE) has awarded Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Project Management Manager Randy Dunsey with the 2017 Annual...

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MCDOT News & Updates
Posted on: February 9, 2017

Interactive map tool online

Roadway Information Tool

Maricopa County residents can now look up roadway information online. The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) recently added a new interactive map - the Roadway Information Tool (RIT) - to assist residents in retrieving key information ab...

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MCDOT News & Updates

Posted on: May 1, 2017

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

Fire ban image

(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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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News
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 Lake...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Go Wild for Flowers!

field of wildflowers

(Maricopa County) – Ahhh…spring is in the air and the wildflowers are blooming! Along with the warm temperatures comes the chance to view Mother Nature at her finest as she carpets the desert floor with an array of beautiful colors.

While some may curse th...

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Parks & Recreation News

Posted on: February 9, 2017

None

There are no Competition Impracticable procurements under consideration by Maricopa County at this time.

Procurement: Competition Impracticable

Posted on: February 9, 2017

None

There are no Sole Source procurements under consideration by Maricopa County at this time.

Procurement: Sole Source