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Thursday, June 30, 2022

P&Z approves long-awaited office project

A long-anticipated project to bring affordable office space to Maricopa advanced Monday night. The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved site, landscape, photometric and...

Chapados: Re-elect Rich Vitiello to City Council

By Peg Chapados Another election year is upon us, and the 2022 Maricopa City Council election is vitally important for the present and future of...

City Council OKs more vacation days for Horst

City Manager Rick Horst will have another week of vacation annually to spend with family. Earlier this month, City Council approved an amendment to Horst's...

Poll: Readers skeptical parkway will take traffic off 347

The City of Maricopa broke ground last week on the initial section of the Sonoran Desert Parkway, an East-West route promoted as an alternative...
Dylan Martin PRL committee

Parks, Recreation & Library committee gets new member

The Maricopa City Council has appointed a new member of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Library committee to replace Adam Leach, who stepped down...

MUSD Superintendent Lopeman gets full performance pay

Maricopa Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Tracey Lopeman was awarded her full 5% performance pay by the governing board. The five-member board met for about...

Porter Road traffic a hot issue for candidates

When parents are waiting to pick up their kids from the schools that sit along Porter Road, the traffic can get ugly in hurry...

O’Halleran, Sinema, Kelly react to Roe v. Wade reversal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday struck down Roe v. Wade, effectively overturning a woman's Constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago. The...

Final state budget has more than $65M for 347 upgrades 

The Arizona Legislature passed the state’s budget for the coming year Thursday, and it contains good news for anyone who travels State Routes 347...

City grants zoning change for Roers apartments

The Maricopa City Council Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the city’s general plan future land use and zoning maps, clearing the way for construction...

Council approves commercial zoning south of city hall

The Maricopa City Council took a step toward one of its village concepts becoming a reality Tuesday night as it approved the rezoning of...

Price oversees final council meeting as Mayor

After more than a decade of leading the city, Mayor Christian Price orchestrated his last meeting as Mayor of Maricopa Tuesday night. The meeting itself...

Ceremony retires American flags with flames of dignity – Photos

Last Tuesday was Flag Day, the celebration of the "Stars and Stripes" that occurs each year on June 14, the anniversary of the flag's...

Council to decide on rezoning of 23 acres of City-owned land

Zoning and land use issues top the agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The council will hear public comment and decide on a proposed zoning...

Drone tour of construction on Porter Road at Copa Flats

InMaricopa photographer Bryan Mordt takes us on a tour of the new Copa Flats community currently under construction. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the...
State Route 347 Sign

Tentative state budget shows $30M for SR347 improvements

A tentative state budget leaked last week shows legislators have set aside more than $30 million toward improvements on State Route 347 between Maricopa...
Traffic Light

New traffic light is being installed

A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Honeycutt Avenue and Maricopa Road. https://youtu.be/7_pfzftQcTo City officials explained in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)...
Pinal County Supervisor Kevin Cavanaugh

Pinal supervisors OK healthy pay raises for county employees

Pinal supervisors OK healthy pay raises for county employees The Pinal County supervisors voted unanimously last week to approve a 6% across-the-board pay raise for...

City breaks ground on Sonoran Desert Parkway

The City of Maricopa broke ground Monday on the first leg of what will eventually become a crucial transportation corridor. The Sonoran Desert Parkway, formerly...
U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran

O’Halleran votes to pass water bill with $40M for Pinal County

Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted Thursday to pass the Water Resources and Development Act with $40 million of funding for water and wastewater infrastructure...

P&Z preview: City’s request for multi-family zoning near City Hall

The Planning & Zoning Commission will decide Monday whether to change the land use map and zoning for 16.78 acres of City-owned land north...

City looks to alleviate school traffic on Porter

The City of Maricopa is working with public and charter schools to develop plans to alleviate traffic congestion and the blocking of roadways during...
ADOT I-10 truck lane restrictions

Heavy vehicle truck traffic restricted to right lane on I-10

The Arizona Department of Transportation has posted signs on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande restricting heavy vehicle truck traffic on the busy...
Voting ballot box sized

Council candidates report campaign expenditures

Only one of the four incumbent candidates for Maricopa City Council has raised funds for his reelection effort, according to first-quarter campaign finance reports. Vice...

Robert Miguel to chair Arizona Indian Gaming Association

Robert Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, was elected chair of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association during a recent meeting at the Hon-Dah...
I-10 Broadway Rd ADOT

I-10 to close this weekend near Sky Harbor Airport

The Arizona Department of Transportation says motorists should expect delays this weekend resulting from the closure of Interstate 10 near Sky Harbor Airport. The closures...

Council to discuss traffic concerns on Porter Road

City councilmembers will hear a presentation Tuesday on safety concerns with school traffic, a hot topic at recent meetings of the City Council and...

No decision yet on a permanent fire chief

The City of Maricopa remains without a permanent fire chief as the city continues to evaluate interim chief Brad Pitassi for the permanent position...

Maricopa CPA eyes state House from neighboring district

Jim Chaston might be one of the most well-known politicians in Maricopa running for office. But no one in Maricopa can vote for him. The former...
MPD police vehicle car

MPD: Serious crimes up 13% in April

Crime increased in the city last month, according to the Maricopa Police Department’s monthly report. April saw a 3% increase in overall crime in comparison...