ICYMI: Pima County Supervisors create sales tax exploratory committee

ICYMI: Pima County Supervisors create sales tax exploratory committee

By SoAzNewsX The Pima County Board of Supervisors this month voted 5-0 to create a special advisory committee to research the advantages or disadvantages of adopting a county sales tax. Pima County is the only county in Arizona that doesn’t have a sales tax supporting its budget. As a result, the majority of county operations […]

Roskruge put Pima County on the map–literally

Roskruge put Pima County on the map–literally

By Tom Prezelski Anyone who has worked in, with, or around county government has probably noticed a particularly elegant old map of Pima County dating from 1893 that hangs in many offices. Originally over two feet wide and nearly five feet long, it is the first official map of the county as a whole. It […]

Pima County’s political plight dates back to the Civil War

Pima County’s political plight dates back to the Civil War

By Tom Prezelski With the end of the latest legislative session in Phoenix earlier this month came the usual complaints that our much-abused Pima County got shorted by the denizens of the conurbation to the north. It seems to be some kind of an annual ritual, but it survives because there is some truth in it. […]

GV newspaper editor has his animal care priorities backward

GV newspaper editor has his animal care priorities backward

By Emil Franzi I caught a guest appearance by Green Valley News Editor Dan Shearer and the Mayor of Sahuarita last week on Bill Buckmaster. The topic of animal control arose. I’ll forgive the ignorance of the Mayor, but not the attitude of Shearer. Shearer opposed the 2015 Bond Election for a new Animal Care […]

Pima County recognized for efforts to preserve native plants, avian habitat

Pima County recognized for efforts to preserve native plants, avian habitat

By SoAzNewsX Pima County’s commitment to environmental protection has earned the appreciation of a conservation group dedicated to preventing the decline of the migratory songbird population in North America. Saving Birds Thru Habitat presented the Board of Supervisors at a March meeting with its Award of Exceptional Merit for maintaining a thriving bird population in the […]

Fortune 500 company Monsanto to grow GMO corn in Tucson

Fortune 500 company Monsanto to grow GMO corn in Tucson

By Alyssa Hesketh / Cronkite News Tucson-area residents who oppose a Fortune 500 company’s plans to grow genetically modified crops at a new greenhouse in Marana won a partial victory. The greenhouse will still be built but Monsanto is withdrawing its request for an incentive to cut property taxes by receiving Foreign Trade Zone status, according […]

Judge voids World View contract with Pima County

Judge voids World View contract with Pima County

By SoAzNewsX A Pima County Superior Court judge has struck down the County’s contract with World View Enterprises that would have required taxpayers to foot the bill for a new facility for the company’s luxury tourism business. According to Judge Catherine Woods, the County was required to have the building appraised, hold a public auction, and […]

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