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University of ArizonaLast November during his 2013 State of the City Address, Mayor Christian Price guided the audience through Maricopa's 10 year history and shared a vision for the community's future. One key aspect of this vision is laying the foundation for sustainable economic success by pursuing higher education institutions and talent. He specifically noted how attracting an engineering school to Maricopa could become the catalyst for landing high tech companies with high paying job opportunities.

In September, a conference call was held between representatives from the University of Arizona, City of Maricopa Economic Development Department and Maricopa Unified School District (MUSD). The discussion focused on the establishment of a viable partnership between the City and MUSD to support engineering degrees through the University of Arizona College of Engineering. The long-term goal of the initiative is to create a pipeline of Maricopa High School (MHS) students to the University of Arizona. "There is a projected future shortage of scientists and engineers throughout the Greater Phoenix region and United States," said Mayor Christian Price. "We believe Maricopa has the potential to fill a critical niche by developing talent locally. Through this partnership, we hope to generate excitement among Maricopa students and provide them with an academic track to pursue careers in high demand, technology-driven fields."

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You're watching Maricopa TV, the City's Government Channel, LIVE on YouTube! You can also watch Maricopa TV locally on Orbitel channel 20 and CenturyLink's Prism Network. For agenda details for this meeting, please visit our Meetings & Agendas page. Don't miss another featured video, subscribe to Maricopa TV today:

MCE-Logo-300x201The Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) and the City of Maricopa are giving local businesses a fresh start with an innovative low-interest, micro-loan program for entrepreneurs who have been previously turned down for other funding.

Beginning this month, MCE is accepting applications from small business owners with a sound business plan and a strong management team who have been turned down for a conventional business loan. Amounts ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 will be lent to businesses in Maricopa or the Ak-Chin Community.

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20140501-PublicMtgThe City of Maricopa is currently accepting applications to fill seven (7) vacancies for the Non-Profit Funding Evaluation Committee.

The Non-Profit Funding Evaluation Committee is a seven member committee whose function is to be part of the City’s internal grant evaluation process. Members will be trained on the objective scoring criteria, will hear presentations by the applicants for the Maricopa Non Profit Funding Program and provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on funding awards. Members shall not serve on a board or work for an organization submitting an application to the program. If a member of the Citizen Evaluation committee accepts a board appointment or becomes employed or works in a volunteer capacity by an organization submitting an application for the program, they must resign and a new member will be appointed. The committee will be required to hold a minimum of two meetings annually.

Applications will be accepted online through December 1, 2014 at http://www.maricopa-az.gov/web/boards-commissions-committees.

2040Vision scopeThe City is busy making preparations for the 2040 Vision Community Forums set to begin the week of October 20. Maricopa citizens are encouraged to attend one of the Forums and provide valuable input that will set the City’s course for the next 25 years! The first three Forums are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, October 20 – Council Chambers, 7 – 9:30 PM, open to the public
  • Wednesday, October 22 – Copa Center, 7 – 9:30 PM, open to the public
  • Thursday, October 23 – Province, 9 – 11:30 AM, Province Community Members Only

Light refreshments will be served. For full details on Maricopa’s 2040 Vision program, go to www.maricopa2040vision.com.

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Notice of Proposed Fees for Licensing of Three Special Business Types

In accordance with A.R.S. Section 9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the City of Maricopa City Council will consider approving new fees no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice. The following new fees relate to proposed licensing of special business types, specifically: (1) After-Hours Establishments, (2) Teen Dance Halls, and (3) Magic Arts Establishments. Learn more...

Notice of New Proposed Fees

This Notice of the Proposed Solid Waste Fee Schedule is hereby provided by the City of Maricopa pursuant to A.R.S. Section 9-499.15. The following Solid Waste Fee Schedule, if approved by Mayor and Council, will apply to all commercial and industrial businesses providing solid waste services within the City of Maricopa. Learn more...