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Lesher during Tuesday's meeting.

Jan Lesher, for years the second-in-command of Pima County bureaucracy and for months the acting administrator, was appointed as the replacement for Chuck Huckelberry on Tuesday, as the Board of Supervisors voted to negotiate a contract with her. Read more»

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry at a Feb. 4, 2020, meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Although it was announced last week that Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry would leave his post in the wake of a devastating bike crash, records revealed by the Tucson Sentinel show the longtime local government honcho actually retired on July 4, 2021, and began receiving his pension. Read more»

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry's leadership through the coronvirus pandemic was one of the last acts of a 'ubiquitous and omnipresent' tenure that's coming to a close.

Chuck Huckelberry's tenure as the administrator atop Pima County will end Tuesday. Gone are the days when "You didn't need a whole process. You just needed Chuck." Read more»

Huckelberry at a 2019 Board of Supervisors' meeting.

After three decades as the most powerful political player in Southern Arizona, Chuck Huckelberry — still recovering from a vehicle crashing into his bicycle last fall — is hanging up his Dictaphone and retiring as Pima County's top administrator. Read more»

Constable Deborah Martinez

The new Pima County constable for Precinct 8 in Midtown, where "rebel eviction enforcer" Kristen Randall served until resigning in January, is calling on her coworkers to work together to help constables "do right by the people." Read more»

Supervisor Adelita Grijalva at the Board of Supervisors' meeting on Tuesday. Grijalva had previously asked to delay a pandemic leave payout because of the cost and concerns that it would be inequitable.

Pima County government employees will have more time to use paid pandemic leave if they're infected with COVID-19 or stay home to deal with outbreaks in schools, after a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Read more»

Water rate increases in Oro Valley will be just part of a week that could have local government leaders sweating their agendas.

Local governments are wading into dicey political territory with potentially unpopular agenda items on water rate hikes, raises for elected leaders and payouts of unused COVID leave. Read more»

David Bradley

David Bradley, former minority leader in the Arizona State Senate and a behavioral health expert, died Saturday at age 69. The Navy veteran served in the Legislature across nearly two decades. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags to half-staff on Sunday in his honor. Read more»

Board Chair Sharon Bronson during the re-opening of the Pima County Courthouse in November

Despite recommendations from county staff, a December measure that requires the use of masks in indoor public places will expire on Feb. 28 after the Pima County Board of Supervisors refused to extend the mandate for another month.12,539 cases in Arizona Read more» 2

Pima County voters will be able to cast ballots at their choice of locations, rather than assigned precinct sites, after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the change ahead of the 2022 primary and general elections. Read more»

Olivia Cajero Bedford, a former lawmaker from Southern Arizona who served for nearly 20 years, has died. Cajero Bedford followed her parents into the Legislature, with terms in both the state House and Senate. Read more»

County figures for coronavirus cases displayed on maps during the last in-person meeting of the Pima County Board of Supervisors in December 2020.

Pima officials are asking the Board of Supervisors to extend the county's mask mandate through the end of March, as the numbers of new COVID-19 cases and deaths remain above the levels when the requirement was put in place in December. Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will open meetings with an acknowledgement of the "ancestral homelands" of the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe, after a 4-1 vote Tuesday. Read more»

Pima County supervisors said that they're "concerned" about the city of Tucson's threat to leave the Regional Transportation Authority if "serious commitments" to change its governing structure aren't made. Some county leaders think its part of a larger trend in the city-county relationship. Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider on Tuesday adopting a land acknowledgement to be read before each meeting that would mention the history of Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui people in our area. Read more»

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