February’s Community Update From San Tan Valley’s Elected Official

 

By The Office Of Supervisor Mike Goodman

2019 is off to a great start. Thank you for all who have supported me in my new role as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. I look forward to serving the County in this new capacity and will ensure that the Board focuses on initiatives and improvements that improve the County as a whole.

On January 19, our office had a booth at the CORE event in San Tan Heights. We received such a great response and are always blown away by your support in our efforts. We had several residents fill out our District 2 survey and overall had a great time talking with those who attended. PCSO and Juvenile Courts will be organizing several of these events throughout the year, make sure you watch for those dates and locations to be announced.

I was able to attend the grand opening of the new building at Banner Ironwood as well as the Combs Performing Arts Center. It’s great to see expansions happening and overall improvements being made that will improve the quality of life.

Our office has already accomplished a great deal this year, and we look forward to seeing how the rest of the year unfolds. We’ve opened lines of communication with key stakeholders in the area, attended community events and HOA board meetings, and have continued to identify areas of opportunity within our District and work to address them. There is a lot going on, but as we partner with those who have a vested interest in the future of the County, I am confident we can accomplish much more.

My office has put together a survey for the residents of San Tan Valley and we are looking for your involvement and feedback. Many of you participated in the Plan San Tan initiative that recently took place where residents gave input in developing an area plan that designated desired land uses and services for the future of our Community. As a large unincorporated area with a population well over 100k, and residents with diverse needs, it’s important for us to work hard to understand Community needs.

This survey is for informational purposes only, and will build upon the feedback we received in the Plan San Tan process to help us narrow down key areas of interest within our Community. We will use your feedback to prioritize initiatives within San Tan Valley and to help us understand what additional information our residents need from us.

The survey will be available in our monthly newsletter, scheduled town hall meetings, and at several community events. We need your help and your voice. We will distribute the survey through various channels and will make the survey available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00am-1:00pm through March 19 in our San Tan Valley office for individuals who may not have internet access. We invite you to participate so we can better serve you and our growing community.

The Survey

You can access the survey here:
https://pinalcountyaz.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cSzabtoV2i55X81

We know multiple surveys are currently being distributed across Pinal County, please see the FAQ column on page 9 for more details on each survey.

It truly is an honor to serve as your elected Supervisor. If you have any concerns or would like further clarification on any of the projects/initiatives we have going on at the County or here in District 2, I invite you to reach out to my office and we will schedule a time to either have a onversation or a brief meeting. My door is always open.

FAQ QUESTIONS

Q: I’ve noticed that I get information mailed to me or see articles and information online about subscribing to Rural Metro for fire protection. Isn’t this covered in my county property taxes?
A: This is a question that our office receives frequently and the short answer is no. A majority of District 2 in Pinal County is unincorporated San Tan Valley and fire protection is not covered by the property taxes you are assessed. A town or city has the authority (after a vote by the public) to collect taxes specifically for Public Safety, Fire / EMS services, etc. Currently, Rural Metro is contracted to cover this area through monthly subscriptions. For information on how you can get fire protection services please reach out to the Rural Metro membership office Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm at #480-627-6200. You can receive 20% off for the next 3 years when you enroll in their monthly autopay and reference code RMAM20

Q: I’ve seen several surveys being circulated right now with the County logo on them, what is the purpose of each one?
A: Currently there are three separate survey’s being distributed by different departments in our Pinal County offices. Each survey has a unique purpose and your feedback is critical for the future of our area. The surveys are described below, and links are attached for you to access each of them:

1. Supervisor Goodman’s San Tan Valley Resident Survey
Intended Audience: All San Tan Valley residents This survey is an extension of the Plan San Tan special area plan. Answers to these questions will help to better identify priorities of our residents and desired outcomes for the Community. The more detailed description is available in the body of this newsletter.
Survey Link:
https://pinalcountyaz.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cSzabtoV2i 55X81

2. Pinal County Citizen Needs Assessment
Intended Audience: All residents who reside in unincorporated areas of Pinal County

The unincorporated areas of Pinal County recently became eligible to receive HUD Community Development Block Grant Funding. This means that Pinal County will now receive yearly grant funding that can be spent on community development activities that aim to revitalize neighborhoods, increase economic development, and provide improved community facilities and services. The projects must meet specific criteria and additional details can be found through the link below. By voicing your opinion, the County will better understand where you would like to see these funds applied. As you complete this survey, please consider the needs in your community and how they can be improved.

CDBG Pinal County Website Link (for additional information):
http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/grants/pages/cdbg.aspx

Survey Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pinal_County_Citizen_Survey

3. Pinal County Skills Assessment Study
Intended Audience: All residents within Northwest Pinal County

This survey is being distributed by our Pinal County Economic Development department to better understand the occupational skills and aspirations of our residents. This information will help county and city leaders attract more employers to locate to the county. This information will also be used by school district and community college leaders to help understand areas that they should prioritize in the future.

Survey Link:
https://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/3/p1871322723.aspx?src=6&C=1

Q: Has Encanterra Annexed into Queen Creek?
A: An application for annexation was submitted by several of the Encanterra residents. You can read more about the annexation process and updates on the status here:
https://www.queencreek.org/residents/community/annexations/encanterra-annexation-information 

Do you have a question that you would like our office to answer or offer clarification on? My office can be reached at 520-866-8080 or mike.goodman@pinalcountyaz.gov

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