Changes possible for 2020 elections in Pinal County

Voting in Pinal County could see some changes in 2020 to enhance the voter experience and make it easier to place a ballot. County Recorder Virginia Ross and Elections Director Michele Forney recently presented nine ideas to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors regarding the 2020 elections and beyond. “We have been asked several times […]

BLM evaluating Gold Canyon public land lease to Pinal County for proposed regional park

The Bureau of Land Management, Lower Sonoran Field Office, is processing a request from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to lease approximately 498 acres of public lands for a regional park in Gold Canyon. The proposed Peralta Regional Park is southeast of East Ojo Road and East Peralta Road, according to a map from […]

Supervisors Chairman Todd House to give ‘state of the county’ address Nov. 15

Pinal County Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd House is hosting a State of the County event 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Gold Canyon Golf Resort’s Ballroom, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Road. “I am excited to give everyone an update on what is happening with their county government,” Chairman House said in a release. “This […]

Pinal County appeals judge’s decision to strike down half-cent transportation tax

Pinal County is appealing an Arizona Tax Court judge’s decision that a half-cent transportation sales tax approved by voters in November violates state law. “The tax judge didn’t take into consideration the will of the people because we actually voted and very unlike a judge to overturn the will of the people,” Chairman Todd House […]

Pinal County assessor at Feb. 20 ‘sessions’ hosted by Supervisor Anthony Smith

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith has Assessor Douglas Wolf as his next guest at “Sessions with the Supervisor” Feb. 20 in Arizona City. It will be held 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Arizona City Fire District, 14022 S. Sunland Gin Road. “We’re kicking off 2018 back in Arizona City for our next ‘Sessions,’” Supervisor […]

Supervisor Mike Goodman encourages San Tan Valley residents to attend hearings on Johnson Utilities

  Pinal County Supervisor Mike Goodman invites all residents in the San Tan Valley area to attend public hearings regarding Johnson Utilities. “I have heard your complaints and there is only so much the county can do to address them,” Supervisor Goodman said in a press release.  “We will be hosting the officials who can actually […]

Pinal County assessor at Feb. 20 event hosted by Supervisor Anthony Smith

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith has Assessor Douglas Wolf as his next guest at “Sessions with the Supervisor” Feb. 20 in Arizona City. It will be held 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Arizona City Fire District, 14022 S. Sunland Gin Road. “We’re kicking off 2018 back in Arizona City for our next ‘Sessions,’” Supervisor […]

Supervisor Anthony Smith named president of County Supervisors Association

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith (District 4) will lead the County Supervisors Association for the upcoming year.  Supervisor Smith was elected president of the organization following a unanimous vote from the CSA membership. Supervisor Smith succeeds Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin, according to a press release. “I am honored to be chosen by all of […]

Supervisor House looks forward to 2016 as board chairman

Since the Pinal County Board of Supervisors went to five members, the duties of the chairman are passed on every year instead every 16 months, as it did when there were three board members.

In the final meeting of 2015, the board chose District 5 Supervisor Todd House to chair the meetings for 2016. District 4 Supervisor Anthony Smith was chosen as vice-chair.

District 5 in general encompasses Apache Junction to the north, Queen Valley to the east and San Tan Valley to the south.

“I am honored,” stated the new chairman. “There are much more duties as chairman than as a sitting board member.”

Chairman House said that he will be more involved in planning out the items that go on the agenda in the board meetings and having to sign all official documents that come before the Supervisors.

“The chairman is required to sign all final plats for developments and other documents that are approved in the meeting,” Chairman House said. “You can’t sign them during the meeting since it would being those meetings to a crawl. I also work with the county manager and clerk of the board to decide what items that will be on our agenda along with bringing any issues that supervisors might have about the agenda or certain items in it.”

Sessions with the Pinal County supervisor kicking off 2016 in Arizona City

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith will be in Arizona City as he kicks off Sessions with the Supervisor for 2016.
The meeting will take place 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Arizona City Fire District, 14022 S. Sunland Gin Road.

“I’ll be taking a look at what we might expect in 2016,” Vice-Chairman Smith said in a press release. “We are going to have a lot of items on our plate for the upcoming year, I thought it would be a good idea to share those issues and get the residents’ thoughts on them. Of course, if there are other question or concerns, I would be happy to address those as well.”

Supervisor Smith represents Pinal County District 4 covering an area that includes the city of Maricopa, Arizona City, Thunderbird Farms, Hidden Valley, Papago Butte, Red Rock, SaddleBrooke, the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Appointments are not required but are encouraged to help reduce time spent waiting. To make an appointment, e-mail marlene.pearce@pinalcountyaz.gov or call 520-866-3960.

Regular meetings of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on selected Wednesdays in the Supervisors Hearing Room, Pinal County Administrative Complex, 135 North Pinal St. in Florence. To view the schedule, visit the county website.