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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»

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»

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»

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega offers council Phase II of his budget, which includes 206 new hires.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega will ask the City Council to spend $82 million filling out the 2022-23 budget. Local school districts are looking to spend federal coronavirus relief dollars on heating, cooling, shots and new teachers. Read more»

Sahuarita is sitting on a mountain of cash heading into the new fiscal year.

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»

Tucson International Airport would be the site of a new maintenance hangar bringing 50 jobs to Tucson, with a possible assist from the Tucson City Council.

The Tucson City Council is slated to vote on incentives for a development of a 199,000 sq. ft. hangar at Tucson International Airport that will provide 50 jobs. Plus more in a quick look at what's planned for local government meetings this week. Read more»

The Tucson City Council is reviewing its water harvesting ordinance because enforcing it has proved problematic.

The Tucson City Council will look at possible revisions to the Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance, plus whether to take part in a renewed RTA and a "livable wage" also up for votes. Local school districts haven't yet turned in their meeting homework. Read more»

Pima County recommends boosters 'as soon as possible' for those eligible.

Everyone 18 years and older should get a COVID-19 booster "as soon as possible" as the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, the Pima County Health Department said Monday. Read more» 1

Director of the Pima County Health Department Theresa Cullen speaks to reporters in this May file photo.

A "significant increase" in COVID-19 cases is worrying Pima County health officials, who said students ages 5-11 are increasingly becoming infected as the rate of local community transmission remains high. One elementary school was ordered to close due to an outbreak of the disease. Read more»