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Supervisor Adelita Grijalva at a March 2022 meeting of the county board.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to choose its officers next week, and Sup. Adelita Grijalva looks set to be the first to count to three, taking up the gavel from Chair Sharon Bronson. Read more»

As 2022 winds down, the Tucson City Council picks up the pace to address issues on deadline.

The city manager is asking Tucson to fully subsidize public transit for another six months while searching for a permanent funding source. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

The napping elephant is the symbol of the Pima County Republican Party.

Any list of important democratic institutions must include the Republican Party. The party's failures in Pima County are adding an extra 20,000 votes to Democrats statewide and that's proving decisive. Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve a lease with American Battery Factory, which plans to spend $1.2 billion to start making battery cells in Tucson and says the company plans to bring in 1,000 jobs with average salaries of $65,000. Read more»

Pima County Constable Bill Lake makes his case for the need for deputy constables in front of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors had no qualified applicants to become constable of Justice Precinct 1 on Tuesday, but decided to put off hiring deputy constables to help with the office's workload. Read more»

Pima County election workers processing early ballots, Nov. 4, 2022.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to certify the canvass of 2022 election results reported by officials. Opposition to approving the canvass came from Steve Christy, the lone Republican on the board. 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»

Constable Bill Lake at the scene of the August shooting death of Constable Deborah Martinez.

A handful of Pima County constables are left after the Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of John Doer on Tuesday and Michael Stevenson last month. The lack of constables is creating workload and safety challenges, insiders say. 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»

Rebecca DuPree turns in her ballot during a Pima County mock election in June.

Poll workers needed better training and partisan observers bothered staff at ballot processing centers in the August primary, officials told the Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in a review of how problems are being worked through before the November election. 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»

Rebecca DuPree turns in her ballot during a Pima County mock election in June.

Pima County is adding more Republicans at various vote centers to balance Election Day duties between the two major parties, Constance Hargrove, elections director, said at the Tuesday county board meeting. 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»

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