6/7 Coffee, Budget Adoption, Summer Reading Program, Monsoon Preparedness, and Summer Schedule

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June Newsletter

A Message from Supervisor Gates

Dear Friends,

Although its not yet officially summer, our daily temperatures are reaching close to 110 and it is important to remember to stay hydrated while hiking and recreating, and most importantly to never leave kids or pets in cars.

There are a number of heat relief stations around the valley. View the map HERE. While we haven't seen rain in months, monsoon season officially starts on June 15th. Take a look below at Maricopa County's Storm Preparation information page.

In June, the Board of Supervisors adopts the final budget for the coming year. The vote will occur on June 25th. You can find the Board approval of the tentative budget HERE. I am pleased to approve a budget that held the property tax rate level and reduced overall expenditures.

June also kicked off the Maricopa County Library District's Annual Summer Reading Challenge. Sign up below to complete my Summer 2018 Reading Badge. The countywide theme is "Libraries Rock", but I've added my own local flavor to this year's theme as water has been a main focus over the past year.

I hope to see you at both my June County Coffee tomorrow, June 7th, and my Community Meeting Wednesday, June 20th. There will be no County Coffees or Community Meetings in July and August as we break for the summer.

All my best,


FY 2019 Budget Adoption

Budget FY19

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the tentative budget for fiscal year 2019 on May 21, that decreases spending year-over-year without raising the tax rate.

“The Board has prioritized leaner, more efficient government and the FY 2019 budget shows how those efforts are paying off,” said Vice Chairman Bill Gates, District 3.  “Total spending is down nearly 2% from FY 2018; we have 500 fewer positions at the County than we did a decade ago; and we are, in many ways, providing better customer service than ever.”

Read the full press release HERE

District 3 Community Events

Open Conversation with Supervisor Gates

New River / Desert Hills / Anthem Area

Date:      Wednesday June 20 (Rescheduled from Tuesday June 19)
Time:      Noon - 1:00 PM
Where:   Daisy Mountain Fire Department
              1120 W. Desert Hills Dr.
              New River, AZ 85086

Dates: September 18, October 16, November 20
*July & August - No Meeting, Summer Break


County Coffee with Supervisor Gates and Secretary of State Michele Reagan

Next Meeting - June 7

Date:      1st Thursday of the Month
Time:      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:   Deer Valley Airport Restaurant
              702 W. Deer Valley Rd. Ste. B
              Phoenix, AZ 85027

Dates: September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
*July & August - No Meeting, Summer Break

We look forward to seeing you when our meetings reconvene in September.

Stepping-Up Initiative Day of Action

stepping up 2018


Supervisor Gates addressed Maricopa County correctional health employees during the annual Stepping Up: Day of Action on May 16th. Stepping Up is a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails and was launched in May 2015 by the National Association of Counties (NACo), the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, and The Council of State Governments Justice Center.

Sign up for Supervisor Gates' 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

2018 Summer Reading Challenge

Join the Maricopa County Summer Reading Program to earn points, prizes, and complete Supervisor Gates' reading challenge badge!

To participate, sign up online and then stop into the library to check out books and materials.

Customize your rock star avatar and show it off to your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #read20az!

Sign up HERE today!

The library is also a great way to beat the heat! Check out the various programs offered below.

Upcoming Library Events

A Cubed: Anthem Authors and Artists

Age Group(s): Family - All Ages

Date: 6/9/2018

Start Time: 10:00 AM

End Time: 4:00 PM

Join us for an all day event featuring local authors and artists. Schedule for featured authors, artists, and activities are listed separately in the events calendar.

Cosponsored by the New Friends of the North Valley Library.

Library: North Valley Regional Branch location

Click HERE for more North Valley Regional Library events.

Annual Food for Fines Coming July 6-15

The Maricopa County Library District's annual Food for Fines canned food drive will take place from July 6th - 15th. This is a great way to have your library fines forgiven, while supporting local food banks.

Cave Creek Landfill Well Installation Notice

Cave Creek Landfill

For more information visit Maricopa.gov/Groundwater
or email cavecreeklandfill@mail.maricopa.gov

Monsoon Storm Preparedness


As monsoon season approaches, make sure you are prepared. Visit the Maricopa County Storm Preparation site and make sure to sign up to receive weather alerts HERE.

Maricopa County is Hiring!

With 14,000 employees, Maricopa County is always looking for motivated individuals to join our team. Click HERE to see what jobs are currently open.

With great benefits, fun health challenges, and amazing people, the Human Resources department at Maricopa County continues to do an amazing job of finding, attracting, and keeping great talent.

Is your next career waiting for you at Maricopa County?

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