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Chairman's  Update

Maricopa County Tentative Budget Approved

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2019 that decreases spending year-over-year without raising the tax rate.  Maricopa County residents want to live in safe communities with a responsive government and a low tax burden.  This budget is all about maximizing our resources to deliver on those promises for taxpayers. Read more here.

D-Backs & County Strike a Deal

On May 9th the Maricopa County Stadium District Board of Directors approved a binding MOU with the Arizona Diamondbacks.This ends the lawsuit over Chase Field and is the best foot forward for Maricopa County taxpayers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Chase Field Deal

Healthy Urban Environments Initiative

Healthy Urban Environment Initiative

Dr. Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University, delivered a presentation to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority regarding insight and research from ASU on the ways weather, air quality, energy, and health intersect. The goal is to find ways for the county and university to work together to create and maintain a healthy urban environment in the nation’s fastest-growing region. We look forward to working together to find solutions. Read more here.

Rio Reimagined Project

Rio Reimagined

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch for the Rio Reimagined Project. Senator John McCain has a vision for the Rio Salado and Lower Gila River corridor to become one of the most impactful revitalization projects in Arizona. The river communities will work together to create a strategic plan for an urban riverfront. This is a project worthy of a world-class community, a proven catalyst for economic development, engineering innovation, and regional pride.
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Strategic Planning Session

Strategic Planning Session

The Board held a Strategic Planning discussion with elected Maricopa County officials. We continue to implement the mission of Maricopa County by providing regional leadership and fiscally responsible, necessary public services for residents to enjoy living in a healthy and safe environment. Our proposed goals for FY2019-2022 will continue this vision through collaboration, innovation and efficiency.

Farm Breakfast

Farm Breakfast

Many constituents, councilmembers, and friends attended District 2’s Breakfast on the Farm. I would like to thank the Freeman family, the Maricopa County Farm Bureau and the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension for hosting. It was great to visit about issues of importance to the county and the agricultural community.

Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award

Tom Manos Award

Stephany Gallegos received the Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award at our May 9th Board of Supervisors Meeting. Stephany served in the Army National Guard for eight years. In 2009, she was deployed to Iraq during Operation Enduring Gratitude. Stephany Gallegos has served more than 16 years with Animal Care and Control and has embraced what Maricopa County wants to reflect in an employee: Excellent customer service, positivity and a solution-oriented mindset. We appreciate Stephany and her service not only to our country but to the residents of Maricopa County. 

Steve Chucri, Chairman
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 2