In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Maricopa would like to share with you the stories of African Americans who have made significant contributions to American Culture, Science, and Technology.
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Come check out some amazing quilts and watch quilting demonstrations on Saturday, February 20th at the Maricopa Public Library. Beginning at 4 p.m. quilts will be on display throughout the Library courtesy of the two local quilting groups; Maricopa Diva’s and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts. There will be demonstrations in the Study Room from 4-6 p.m., at 6 p.m. “The Jan Sandwich Nostalgia Show” will begin, followed by light refreshments.
The General Plan 1st Public Review Draft full-format version is now available online, which includes enhanced table of contents and graphics. You will also find the Executive Summary, information on how to submit comments online, and an expanded Workshop schedule to allow more opportunities for public input. The “nuts and bolts” workshop discussions for the week of February 8th include:
2/8/16 P & Z Commission – 6pm, Council Chambers - Final Discussion: Section I. Introduction; Section II. A. Growth Area Element & B. Land Use Element, and; Section III. General Plan Implementation
2/9/16 Mayors Youth Council – 6pm, Copper Sky Meeting Room A – Final Discussion: Summary of youth specific and youth related highlights of the General Plan Draft #1
2/11/16 Heritage District Advisory Committee – 5:30pm, Copa Center: Final Discussion: Section II.B3.a Heritage District Redevelopment Area, and related provisions impacting the Heritage District.
The City of Maricopa received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for fiscal year 2015/16. The award reflects the commitment of City Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:
- a policy document
- a financial plan
- an operations guide
- a communication device
Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
“The City of Maricopa Finance team has done a tremendous job putting together the budget and has received this prestigious award for eight years in a row,” said City Manager Gregory Rose. “We are in the process of putting together a balanced budget for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.”
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Like the City of Maricopa Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CityOfMaricopaAZ/) or share the Copa Color Run post on the City of Maricopa Facebook page on your page for your chance to win free entry to the Copa Color Fun Run & Walk. A winner will be picked each Thursday before the race (February 4, 11 and 18.) If you’ve already registered for the race and you win you will be reimbursed.
The 2nd annual Copa Color Fun Run & Walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016. Registration is $25 and closes February 17, 2016. On-site registration is $35 and available between 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. the day of event. Registration includes an event t-shirt and an individual packet of color powder to be thrown at the start of the race. Same day registrations are not guaranteed an event shirt that day.
Did you know that Maricopa is home to over 600 home-based businesses? Businesses range from personal and business services to specialty gifts and food; Maricopans are taking advantage of the convenience of working from home. In this week's episode of Business Beat we pay a visit to Inspired by Sisters. Owners Taryn Garrod and Sierra Johnson have utilized their creativity to produce unique works of art featuring inspirational quotes and all-natural, customized body products. Their goal is to create art that inspires you and brightens your day. Inspired by Sisters is active in our community and is a vendor at the 2nd Saturday Market. For more information you can visit their Facebook page here. You can view the latest episode of Business Beat below and the next time you are looking for the perfect gift, remember Inspired by Sisters and see what they have to offer.
Business Beat is a weekly video series designed to promote local businesses and encourage residents to Shop Local. To feature your establishment on an upcoming episode of Business Beat, click here.
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the City of Maricopa Maintenance Facility. There will be a short ribbon cutting ceremony followed by building tours and refreshments.