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Catalina Foothills set to ask voters to re-up budget override

Catalina Foothills-area voters are likely going to be in a position to decide whether to continue a 13 percent increase in school funding above the state expenditure limit. ... Read more»

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Sahuarita Town Council to discuss appointing replacement member

The Sahuarita Town Council has a list of six finalists to choose from, who seem to have a consensus that better community engagement and growth management are key concerns for the community.... Read more»

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Marana mulls ballot question on lifting budget ceiling, Tucson police not happy with pay

Marana may have outgrown its constitutional spending limit as it is no longer just some scattered houses in the desert, while Tucson police argue their salaries are no longer competitive. Voters and arbitrators will have the final say.... Read more»

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Oro Valley water rates, South Tucson's mystery budget about only games in town

Oro Valley's across-the-board water rate increase was planned but kind of lets big users off the hook, while the South Tucson's game of "Guess where our budget went" is not how to run a city.... Read more»

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Sahuarita's mega surplus; TUSD needs auditors

The political world loves "rainy day funds," but Sahaurita's excess cash is borderline insane. Meanwhile, a Tucson Unified School District's audit committee woes are the fault of a community that doesn't want to step up.... Read more»

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The want of money: Tanque Verde, Catalina Foothills school districts to discuss bonds, overrides

The Tanque Verde and Catalina school district governing boards will vote on a pair of November ballot questions aiming to raise more money.... Read more»

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Pima supervisors to hold 2 days of hearings on proposed $1.9 billion budget

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will hold four budget hearings next Tuesday and Wednesday to go over a proposed $1.9 billion spending plan — complete with a sneaky tax hike — department by department.... Read more»

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Tucson looks to invest flush city budget surplus in public safety, streets & transit

Tucson's $158 million "fund balance" creates opportunities for the City Council to spend on transportation and public safety priorities. Plus, more in our quick look at what's planned for local government meetings this week. ... Read more»

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Sahuarita eyes pecan farm wells to secure water future, Flowing Wells staff could see 5% raises

Sahuarita, which doesn't have its own municipal water utility, wants to control its hydrated future and is taking some interesting steps to reach that promised land.... Read more»

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Pima County to vote on new boss, Tucson considers homeless plan

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is retiring six months after a nasty bike accident. As one era ends, supervisors are set to consider making Jan Lesher a permanent replacement.... Read more»

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Santa Cruz to address mining companies bearing a gift as opposition mounts over silence

Santa Cruz County may get land for a park, as some smell conspiracy. Sahuarita is set to lose one tenant at their tech manufacturing facility but will gain another.... Read more»

Tucson OKs affordable housing subsidies to for-profit developers, hopes for quick results

The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to include for-profit developers in impact fee subsidies with the aim of quickly creating more affordable housing. This will reduce costs for projects planned in Menlo Park and Dunbar Spring.... Read more»

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Tucson mulls affordable housing & pot-license incentives, Sunnyside students go walkabout

The Tucson City Council will vote on whether to waive impact fees to coax more affordabie housing as home inventory plummets, after they mull social equity incentives for marijuana businesses.... Read more»

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Pima Supes take up alcohol policy, revisit COVID boost for employees

Pima County supervisors will tweak their drinking-on-the-job policy and review COVID payouts, while the first signs of a housing boomlet may be sprouting. ... Read more»

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Tucson City Council to get update on Oracle Choice progress; School districts mull incentives

The Tucson City Council will take on re-invigorating the Oracle Choice neighborhood, getting an update on the progress of what used to be a major gateway to the community.... Read more»

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Water rate hikes in Oro Valley, raises for Sahuarita Council and Pima County COVID bonus on tap

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»

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