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Oro Valley to call off events, bar in-person attendance of town meetings

Oro Valley is canceling a number of town-run events, and officials said they plan to bar the public from attending town government meetings in person, due to the coronavirus pandemic.... Read more»

Oro Valley picks SV's Jacobs as new town manager

Oro Valley is set to hire Mary Jacobs, the assistant city manager of Sierra Vista, as the town's new manager. Jacobs will take over the post in September.... Read more»

4 finalists for Oro Valley manager post include Sierra Vista ass't manager

Oro Valley has been without a permanent town manager for nearly a year, with one search process that didn't pan out. The Town Council named four finalists for the post on Thursday, including an assistant city manager for Sierra Vista, Mary Jacobs, who was a finalist for the Tucson city manager job two years ago.... Read more»

Ortega tapped as new Tucson city manager

A Southern Arizona native, Michael Ortega, was named as the next Tucson city manager. The current Cochise County administrator is expected to start in June, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said Friday. ... Read more»1

Council puts off manager pick, tipsters say deal in works

Hours of discussion, in public and behind closed doors, led to no final decision Wednesday on who will be Tucson's next city manager. A citizens committee interviewed the two finalists but wasn't overly impressed with either, and the City Council met in private, emerging to instruct the city attorney to "proceed as directed in executive session."... Read more»2

Two Southern Arizonans selected as Tucson manager finalists

A pair of government officials from Southern Arizona are the last standing after a closed-door process to pick a short list of candidates for Tucson's city manager. The City Council narrowed their choices to Cochise County Administrator Michael Ortega and Sierra Vista Assistant City Manager Mary Jacobs as finalists for the job.... Read more»3

Disaster relief could come swiftly for fire-ravaged Arizona counties

The Small Business Administration could rule in a matter of days on a disaster-relief request for Apache and Cochise counties in the wake of wildfires that recently scorched Arizona.... Read more»