City Offers Free Bus Shuttle Service This Summer
Beginning June 9, the City of Maricopa Express Transit (COMET), will be offering free bus shuttle service between residential neighborhoods and Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, in addition to the regular COMET Demand Response service, as part of a promotional pilot program. This limited time program is scheduled to run through August 1 and will operate Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn more...
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Maricopa by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been award to the individual(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. This has been resented to: Brian A. Ritschel, CPA, CFE, Finance Director.
Proposition 405 will appear on the November 4th, 2014 General Election ballot. Proposition 405 is being referred to the voters by the Maricopa City Council and, if approved, it will change the term for the office of mayor from 2 years to 4 years. The arguments will be included inside an informational pamphlet, which will be mailed to each household containing a registered voter.
For the remainder of the service period ending August 1, 2014, the COMET Special Summer Shuttle will offer a bus stop at Cobblestone Farms. The bus will pickup at 2:14 pm, Monday through Friday. The bus stop is located approximately 100 yards south of the fountain park roundabout. It can be identified by the bus pullout. This location will use the regular dropoff route that departs Copper Sky at 4:00 pm. The 2:14 pm pickup at the Park and Ride facility is suspended for the season.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is making improvements to Interstate 10, within the Gila River Indian Community and the City of Chandler, between Wild Horse Pass exit and the Queen Creek Road exit. The work consists of adding one eastbound and one westbound general-purpose lane and one auxiliary lane in each direction. Other improvements include pavement rehabilitation, signing rehabilitation, striping, traffic control and drainage improvements. Construction is anticipated to end in late-December 2014.
Travelers should be aware of upcoming overnight lane restriction taking place between July 27 and August 3:
On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 City of Maricopa voters will have the opportunity to vote in the Primary Election for the office of Mayor, 3 four-year term City Councilmember seats, and 1 two-year term City Councilmember seat. Residents must be registered to vote on or before Monday, July 28, 2014, to be eligible to vote in the Primary Election.
Participation in the August Primary Election is important as any candidates receiving a majority of all the votes cast at the Primary Election will be declared elected without running at the General Election.