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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»

Ban this book! Parents can be on the look out for new library books that violate a state law that can forbid books with certain prurient mentions. Y'know, like the Holy Bible.

The governing board is now having to negotiate the culture war visited upon the state by lawmakers looking to start fights. Read more»

Pima County supervisors will vote to approve the election canvass in a purely ministerial process.

Not even the Arizona Legislature envisioned an entire county saying "Know what? We don't like elections anymore. We're out." Enter: Cochise County. Pima and Santa Cruz are set to approve their canvasses. Not doing it could very well be a crime in Arizona. A felony, in fact. 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»

Pima County Supervisors are accepting another constables resignation.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is moving with big plans to fight poverty and create prosperity. Meanwhile, they need help just getting their court notices served. Read more»

Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert's seat may be hot, but his place on the board is secured at the moment.

Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert's annual performance review shows he's got majority board backing — even as some in the community are leading an effort to sack him. 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»

The Tucson City Council will hold public hearings on water, parks and trash fee increases.

Rate increases are in the works for Tucson residents, and the City Council will hold a public hearing ahead of proposed higher costs to living in the city, plus more in local government meetings this week. 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»

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega stands to get a $75,000 per-year raise after seven years on the job.

The Tucson City Council is set to vote Tuesday on paying City Manager Mike Ortega $300,000 per year, but the they're being needlessly shifty about it. Plus a plethora of other local government meetings this week. 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»

Teacher performance pay is on the agenda for Marana Unified School District's Governing Board.

Marana's proposal would include professional development, student achievement and school quality to give teachers an overall performance grade. If the math were only that easy. 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»

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