District 1 Newsletter | April 2022

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Supervisor Jack Sellers, District 1

April 2022

County, Cities Provide Assistance to 28,000+ Households

Housing assistance, help, housing

The rising cost of housing is the #1 issue for many individuals and families in Maricopa County. Fortunately, local governments are working together to help ease the burden. A collaborative, regional approach to housing insecurity has resulted in the distribution of $200 million in emergency rental and utility assistance to more than 28,000 households since January 2021.  Maricopa County has collaborated with the cities of Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale, and Chandler and the Town of Gilbert on this effort.

Apply for emergency rental assistance >


MCDOT, transportation, road

Maricopa County has an impressive track record of investing in its roads. And you don't have to go far to experience the construction. Here are some of the latest roadway improvements in District 1.

QUEEN CREEK (all projects in progress)

  • Chandler Heights Road from Recker Road to 600 ft. E of Power Road is being widened to a five lane section with turn lanes, raised medians, and traffic signals at the 180th Street / Seville Boulevard intersection.
  • Germann Road and Sossaman Road Intersection is being improved and a traffic signal is being installed. It will provide a Union Pacific Railroad at-grade crossing.  
  • Ocotillo Road from Signal Butte Road to Meridian Road is being widened to two lanes in each direction with a center median and bike lanes. Drainage structures and retention basins will be installed to address street flows and runoff requirements.


  • Ocotillo Road between Gilbert Road and 148th Street (in progress) is being widened to four lanes and includes bike lanes, a raised landscape median, traffic signals, streetlights, and drainage improvements.
  • Chandler Heights between McQueen Road to Val Vista (In progress) is being widened to four lanes and includes bike lanes, a raised landscape median, traffic signals, streetlights, and storm drainage improvements.
  • Cooper Road between Alamosa Drive to Riggs Road (almost completed ) is being widened to four through lanes with a raised landscape median, sidewalk, storm water drainage, traffic signals, and streetlights.

GILBERT (all projects in progress)

  • Lindsay Road between Spur Lakes Road to Layton Blvd. is being widened to a four-lane section with a two-way center left turn lane, bike lanes, sidewalks, and street lights.
  • Lindsay Road between Riggs Road to Ocotillo Road is being widened to four through lanes and includes bike lanes, turn lanes, a raised landscaped median, streetlights, traffic signal, and storm drainage.


Virtual Training Schedule

Virtual Workshop Series

Our elections department is launching a new virtual workshop series hosted by our election experts. The first workshop is on Wednesday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Recruitment and training opportunities will be discussed and your questions will be answered. Future webinar topics include early voting, in-person voting, and tabulation. Click here to register.


New Voter I.D. cards

New Voter Registration Cards

Our elections department is sending new voter registration cards to all Maricopa County voters this month. It will include the new legislative and congressional districts and voting precincts. Check your mailbox for the hard copy and view your digital ID card at BeBallotReady.Vote

Our Animals Need Your Help!

Animal Care and Control

Our animal shelters are at full capacity which means there are no kennels left for additional homeless pets who might come in.  We are asking the community to do one of three things:

Want a short cut to finding a forever friend?  Check out our featured adoptables

Around the District

Coffee and a Mic

Enjoyed chatting with Supervisor Galvin about regional partnerships, transportation infrastructure and economic vitality. Thanks to the Queen Creek Chamber for hosting the coffee and a mic event.

Sossaman Farms

Thank you Maricopa County Farm Bureau and the Sossaman family for the fresh and fabulous Farm City Breakfast, including information on farming in the SE Valley.

Capitol Luncheon

Enjoyed attending the Capitol Hill Luncheon featuring Senator Sinema with several Phoenix East Valley leaders

Please let us know how we can better serve you.
Jack Sellers, District 1
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors