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It's a long, dry haul to secure Tucson's water future and rates are set to increase to foot the bill.

Water, trash, space and a big old "I told you so" headline this week's agendas of the Tucson City Council and Pima County Board of Supervisors. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Pima County officials have completed their recount in the election for Arizona attorney general and superintendent of public instruction, sending the results of the review of nearly 400,000 ballots to the Secretary of State's Office on Friday. Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors decided to buy Tasers, body-worn cameras and bulletproof vests for the Constables Office and appointed a new constable at their meeting Tuesday. Read more»

Constables may be about to get marching orders from Pima County supervisors.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors have been trying to figure out how to standardize the work of elected constables. County Administrator Jan Lesher's plan is shape up or lose pay. Read more»

Pima County Supervisors are accepting another constables resignation.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is moving with big plans to fight poverty and create prosperity. Meanwhile, they need help just getting their court notices served. Read more»

Phil Wocken, World View's marketing director, stands next to a model of the company's balloons on Oct. 5, at their headquarters on Aerospace Parkway just south of Tucson International Airport.

After a series of losses in Pima County courts, the Goldwater Institute convinced a Court of Appeals panel that the economic deal between local officials and World View, a space tourism company that uses high-altitude balloons, violated the Arizona's gift clause. Read more»

Pima County will build a temporary shelter with in-house social services as a way of offering "some relief" to Tucson business owners who have been complaining about homeless people using drugs, acting violently and discouraging customers from their stores. Read more»

Pima County needs more hammers and nails and less deliberation from the Board of Supervisors about commissions and task forces.

It's all task forces, boards and commissions as Pima County struggles off the line to grapple with affordable housing crunch, plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

The Pima County Historic Courthouse

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to change COVID policies for county employees, such requiring proof of vaccination for anyone to be hired, promoted or transferred, as a new Arizona law sets in banning such requirements at the local level. Read more»

City Manager Mike Ortega talking about a rental assistance program in August 2021.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega will make $300,000 a year with his base salary after the City Council voted last Tuesday at a regular meeting to give the seven-year top administator a raise and renew his contract for another two years. Read more»

Stop. A new state law will put an end to Pima County workers being required to get the coronavirus vaccine, as well as drop a requirement that unvaccinated government staffers pay higher insurance premiums.

The Pima County vaccine mandate for its work force is coming to an end, at the behest of the state Legislature. Oro Valley to consider impact fees, plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

An aerial photo of Rosemont's new effort to dump tailings and other rock waste into dry streams along the west-side of the Santa Rita Mountains.

A federal appeals court rejected Rosemont Copper's bid for a new hearing on its mining project southeast of Tucson, keeping a ruling in place which effectively halted the long-controversial mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. Read more»

Oro Valley may be the first jurisdiction in the Tucson area to take up some regulations on short-term rentals like those secured on Airbnb.

Oro Valley staff will present Town Council members with the option to (maybe) regulate short-term rentals. Violations could carry a punishment of $3,500 or suspension of a license to operate such a business. Read more»

Constable Deborah Martinez

A public funeral service for Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez will be held Thursday, Sep. 1, at St. Augustine Cathedral. Read more»

Volunteer David Walker pulls buffelgrass out by its roots in Sentinel Peak Park. Efforts to remove the invasive species will get a $100,000 boost in funding.

A one-year $100,000 project will help remove invasive buffelgrass from Tumamoc Hill and "A" Mountain, but millions of dollars in long-term funding are still needed to eradicate the fire-prone weed from near Tucson, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said Wednesday. Read more»

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