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The Santa Cruz County Update covers the recent news in Tubac and the surrounding area.

County Update June 2015

New visitor center coming to village The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is the newest location for an Arizona Office of Tourism visitor center. A spokesman said this is the culmination of a joint effort by the Tubac Chamber of Commerce and the Presidio to have an official visitor center for the Village. The Presidio…

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY UPDATE MAY 2015

Fire district budget talks start The five-member board of the Tubac Fire District will discuss a draft budget for the year that starts July 1 during the monthly meeting scheduled at 9 a.m. on May 27 at Fire Station No. 1. The public can attend. Board member Mike Connelly said during the April 29 meeting…

November 2014 Santa Cruz County Update

Election results reported Raul Grijalva continues as Dist. 3 (Tubac, Green Valley and parts of Tucson) member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He had 42,880 votes to challenger Gabby Saucedo Mercer’s 35,498. Unofficial results of the Nov. 4 election were posted that evening. In other Tubac area results, incumbent Andrea Dallesandro beat Daniel Estrella,…

Santa Cruz County Update October 2014

State wants comments on water increases Tubac residents can come to a public comment session Thursday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. at the Tubac Golf Resort conference center. The meeting is to hear local questions about proposed water rate increases by EPCOR. The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) will have most of the five elected members…

Santa Cruz County Update May 2013

College district taxes rising A new budget was adopted on April 23 by the governing board of the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District. In it, property tax rates are rising 500 percent, by $0.3501 per $100 of assessed valuation from the current $0.0699 to $0.42 per $100. That will bring in anticipated revenue of $1.42 million, which is a 450 percent increase from the $258,279 in the budget that ends June 30. The increase in revenue will help pay for a multi-year least on a central campus in Nogales at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and Mariposa…

Santa Cruz County Update Aug/Sept 2013

Free recycling continues for a while Because there was no recommendation to review, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted on July 31 to table indefinitely any action regarding charging to leave items for recycling at the county landfill or at transfer stations. The supervisors had previously discussed abolishing recycling because it costs the county…

Santa Cruz County Update June/July 2013

Recycling gets a reprieve The three Santa Cruz County Supervisors said last month that they don’t want to demolish the county’s recycling program, even though it has run in the red for the past two years, costing about $41,000 a year more than any revenues it brings in. County Manager Carlos Rivera told the supervisors that the loss in the recycling fund is serious and a solution must be found. He said that for the past two years, the money has been transferred to cover the loss from the landfill reserve fund, a long-term savings account that will be required…