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Oro Valley has millions of federal dollars to spend by the end of the calendar year. The town just has to figure out where the money goes.

Oro Valley's Town Council has some decisions to make involving how to spend its remaining $5.4 million in coronavirus relief money. Marana's OKing a new contract for the town manager — salary unknown. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Short-term rentals aided by applications like Airbnb have irritated neighborhoods. Oro Valley's town council is set to take the little action its allowed by state law.

Property owners in Oro Valley pocketing extra cash by renting to short-term customers and vacationers may face new – but limited – restrictions. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Rendering of an American Battery Factory pop-up operation. The Utah start-up business wants to build a plant in Tucson and is set to receive local incentives.

A combination of city and county incentives would help land an American Battery Factory plant in Tucson — with a forecast of 1,000 jobs at a $1.1 billion plant. But the deal might remind some of the World View situation. 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»

A plan by Supervisor Matt Heinz to put RTA ED Farhad Moghimi through an "audit" of his performance failed to gain support from any other members of the Board of Supervisors. Heinz has made other attempts to rally opposition against the transportation agency director. 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»

Sun Tran fees have been waived by the city of Tucson since the onset of the conoravirus pandemic. They're looking to make a comeback.

It doesn't seem to be a question of "if" bus fares will return in Tucson. It's more a matter of how. Maybe the Council could borrow the money from Pima County, which may be rolling in it. 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»

Sun Shuttle services will reach Picture Rocks on Oct. 24 as the Regional Transportation Authority begins a pilot program to extends the transit service to more neighborhoods outside of Tucson's city limits. 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»

Pima County finished counting ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries, which saw new vote centers, crowded Republican races and a few surprises at the local level. The results still must be canvassed by the Board of Supervisors and Arizona secretary of state. Read more»

The Pima County Early Education Program Scholarships were started in 2021. Oro Valley's terms of participation are about to change.

Oro Valley has agreed to a tweak of their deal to take part in Pima County's early childhood education program. Did they get the socialism memo? It's the one from Hugo Chavez's ghost. Read more»

Kids receive their COVID-19 vaccines at the Children's Museum Tucson.

The Tucson and Oro Valley Children's Museums will offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for families, including shots for children 6 months and older as well as boosters for older kids and adults, and free admission during Saturday clinics in July. Read more»

Slow economic recovery in Nogales after the coronavirus pandemic has left the city's budget about as tight as tight gets.

Pima County tax bills reflect an engine's worth of moving parts as home values rise and multiple taxing authorities set their rates across multiple accounting columns. Read more»

The Pima County Public Library launched a free wifi program aimed at closing the "digitial divide" between urban and rural areas on Monday. Another 50 hotspots will open in locations like Picture Rocks and Oro Valley later in July. Read more»

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