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Road work in early March on East Ft. Lowell Road.

The Regional Transportation Authority, which funds major road work in the Tucson metro area, is considering whether to let voters decide if North 1st Ave should be widened, a suggestion that left Tucson city leaders frustrated. Read more» 1

The Tucson City Council will get a first look at a proposed Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget, with a huge surplus.

Tucson's $158 million "fund balance" creates opportunities for the City Council to spend on transportation and public safety priorities. Plus, more in our quick look at what's planned for local government meetings this week. Read more»

The Sahuarita Town Council's plan to condemn the FICO pecan farm's water system may be scuttled by compromising with another prospective owner.

Sahuarita Town Council members will discuss how to head off a legal battle and look at a draft deal with Global Water Co., which swooped in to buy the system the town was preparing to take over. Plus, what's on tap for other local government meetings this week. Read more»

Who was that masked man with two scoops of salary? Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry resigned following a nasty bicycle accident — with his leaving coming 9 months after he retired and told no one.

Pima County Supervisors Matt Heinz and Steve Christy — hardly a buddy movie in the making — both have questions about how the county's former top executive was able to retire with no one knowing. Read more»

The first step to Sahuarita securing its future in water may run through prominent pecan farm.

Sahuarita, which doesn't have its own municipal water utility, wants to control its hydrated future and is taking some interesting steps to reach that promised land. Read more»

Acting County Administrator Jan Lesher is set to step out of the wings and take over for Chuck Huckelberry on a permanent basis.

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is retiring six months after a nasty bike accident. As one era ends, supervisors are set to consider making Jan Lesher a permanent replacement. Read more»

Prop 207 legalized marijuana in Arizona and called for social equity in licensing sales. Mayor Regina Romero isn't happy with how equity is playing out.

The Tucson City Council will vote on whether to waive impact fees to coax more affordabie housing as home inventory plummets, after they mull social equity incentives for marijuana businesses. Read more»

A mini housing boom may (keyword: may) be in the offing as Gladden Farms developers start piling on units and mixed-use projects creep onto Pima County Supes agenda.

Pima County supervisors will tweak their drinking-on-the-job policy and review COVID payouts, while the first signs of a housing boomlet may be sprouting. Read more»

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos speaking at press conference on Tuesday to announce the new Pima Regional Critical Incident Team

Police shootings, deaths of people in custody and other "critical incidents" involving local law enforcement officers will be investigated by a new multi-agency team, Tucson and Pima County officials announced. Read more»

Soon, this sign might mean you can just pull up and cast a ballot, even if the polling place is far from home. Voting centers are already used in most Arizona counties — including the red ones.

Grab your musket and tri-cornered hat. Pima County supervisors will vote on extending COVID mask mandates and setting up "voting centers" for upcoming elections. Cue freakout in five, four, three ... Read more» 1

Supervisor Adelita Grijalva wants the Board of Supervisors to acknowledge Pima County was pre-owned.

Pima County supervisors are expected to approve starting each meeting by acknowledging the people who called our valley home before European settlement. Plus more local government action in the Tucson agenda. Read more» 1

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero took the Regional Transportation Authority's planned extension straight to the brink. But she got enough compromise to keep Tucson on board.

A giant chill pill and a retired general's compromise plan has, for the moment, saved the Regional Transportation Authority as it moves toward a new 20-year plan for a special tax for roads throughout Pima County. Read more» 1

The Tucson City Council is reviewing its water harvesting ordinance because enforcing it has proved problematic.

The Tucson City Council will look at possible revisions to the Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance, plus whether to take part in a renewed RTA and a "livable wage" also up for votes. Local school districts haven't yet turned in their meeting homework. Read more»

Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bronson has asked that her colleagues discuss ending cash bail for small-time offenders.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is off and running in 2022, tackling cash bail, tax increases and indigenous acknowledgment. Other governing bodies doing light public business are still ramping up after the holidays. Read more»

Local governments continue to discuss how to get through coronavirus as Omicron variant booms.

Pima County supervisors just had their coronavirus update. The Tucson City Council and Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board will get theirs on Jan. 11. What direction they give their staffs are up to them. Read more»

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