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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:

20140411-FEMAThe FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has announced that the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) will become effective on June 16, 2014. Some of our residents have receive letter 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.

To provide additional information on the flood insurance rate maps, FEMA and local officials will be holding public meetings to help you better understand how these changes could affect you:


logo gwresourcesThe 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.

20140328-LawThe 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For questions, please contact the City Clerk at (520) 316-6971.

The City's budget process is a crucial annual activity for City Council and staff, but did you know citizens are encouraged to participate and provide input as well? AZ Cities at Work provides a simple explanation on how Your Input Matters:


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Notice of Proposed Dev Fee

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Section A.R.S. § 9-463.05(C), notice is hereby given to the general public that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Maricopa intends to adopt and assess Development Impact Fees effective July 1, 2014.

The written report entitled "Development Fees, Infrastructure Improvements Plan, and Land Use Assumptions Report" as adopted by Council on February 4, 2014, including all documentation that supports the assessment of impact fees is available for public inspection on the City of Maricopa website and at the Clerk's Office located at 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza, Maricopa, Arizona 85138.

Notice is also hereby given to the general public that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Maricopa intent to establish April 1, 2014 as the date of the public hearing on the proposed development fee.

For further information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 520-568-9098.

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