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On Wednesday, April 14, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) representatives and local officials held a public meeting to help residents better understand new flood map changes which will become effective on June 16, 2014. This is a result of some of residents receiving notices informing them their properties my be affected and require flood insurance.
For those effected, if you currently do not have flood insurance for structures on your parcel, it is recommended that you purchase it at least 30 days before these map changes go into effect to take advantage of the pre-FIRM lower insurance rates. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) currently has special “grandfathering” rules to recognize policyholders who have built in compliance with the flood map or who maintained continuous coverage before a major map change occurs.
Watch the entire public meeting:
In an effort to build a globally competitive “megaregion,” local government leaders in Arizona and Sonora signed a partnering agreement Friday to create the Arizona-Sonora Binational Megaregion. As outlined in the charter, the megaregion creates a means for the two states to “build mutual understanding, share knowledge, and develop social capital in the process of setting policy direction.” In another historic event at the forum, municipalities in Sonora formed a governance organization similar to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the first of its kind for the Mexican state.
The two-day forum, which was held in held in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, attracted 230 participants, including 30 mayors from Sonora and 32 elected officials from Arizona. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) helped organized the trip for elected officials and business leaders from Arizona, in cooperation with statewide planning organizations.
“This event was a big deal for economic development and Maricopa which highlights the efforts that both MAG and our closest neighbors (people of Mexico) are doing to promote future long-lasting partnerships,” said Councilwoman Gusse, who added that Sonora, Mexico is manufacturing many products for the U.S. to save on shipping costs and promote business.
It was a morning of celebration as cheering residents gathered at Copper Sky to welcome Mix 96.9 to award the well-deserved first "Battle of the Burbs" winner's trophy to Maricopa!
MIX 96.9 and the Mathew Blades show wanted to find out, once and for all, which is the best suburb in the Valley. March madness started with the top 32 communities on March 10; round after round, through the sweet sixteen, great eight, final four, and ultimately in the final round, the City of Maricopa climbed through the brackets sweeping Sun City, Buckeye, Ahwatukee to ultimately knock Chandler out of contention with 82.3% of the votes and be named the BEST BURB IN THE VALLEY!
Listen to Mathew Blades congratulate Mayor Christian Price and the City of Maricopa:
The City of Maricopa is working with Global Water to expand their service area for water and wastewater service within the City's current planning area. This is being done to facilitate the development of the Estrella Gin Business Park site and other properties in Maricopa not located within Global Water's current service area. To bring these properties into their service area, Global Water will be submitting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CC&N) extension application to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). Only properties that are not within an existing water/wastewater utility's service area are eligible. If you own property that is not a part of the existing service area for Global Water - Santa Cruz Water Company and Global Water - Palo Verde Utilities Company and are interested in including your property in the service area expansion, please contact the City of Maricopa Economic Development Department at (520) 316-6990.
The Maricopa City Council is currently accepting applications to fill a Council member vacancy. The selected candidate will serve on the City Council until December 2, 2014. Applications will be accepted through 6 p.m., Thursday, May 1st. After that, the Maricopa City Council will decide the process they will utilize to vet the applications and select the candidate during a future City Council meeting.
Please submit completed applications to City Clerk Vanessa Bueras at
. For questions, please contact the City Clerk at (520) 316-6971.