A month after District 2 opened its new County complex in San Tan Valley, District 4 hosted a ribbon-cutting to open its new $12 million facility in the City of Maricopa.
Both districts were added in 2013, when Pinal County increased from three to five Supervisor districts, but have until now lacked the ability to offer local county services such as Assessor, Treasurer, Recorder, and Developmental Services offices.
The two new buildings, approximately 42,000 sq ft in size, will house these services as well as offices for District 4 Supervisor Jeffrey McClure, services from the Clerk of the Superior Court, Adult and Juvenile Probation facilities, and a Pinal County Sheriff's Office substation (including holding cells).
The facility is located at 19955 N Wilson Ave, Maricopa, AZ 85139, where the Justice Court and City Court were previously located. These courts remain, cleverly incorporated into the new building #200.
Departments will begin moving in immediately, with some services beginning to be offered from the first week of June.
District 4 Supervisor Jeffrey McClure: "The biggest thing for the County is to get out to the constituents, and that's difficult to do when you're 45 minutes away. So here, we're close to the people; they want to come and talk to you, here we are, we're right here. Being able to get closer to our constituents is a great thing."
County Assessor Douglas Wolf: "The foresight of the prior Board and this Board bringing in a lot of great new businesses that can increase our tax base - because most of our money comes from the commercial side - and by having commercial businesses, now we have the funds available to go out to the market, borrow some money at very low cost, and build these magnificent buildings. And this gives the people who say, "I pay property taxes, I want to be able to access my services," it makes it very easy for them."
Lyle Riggs, Justice of the Peace for the Western Pinal Justice Court: "When I was a young man growing up in Casa Grande and Chandler, Maricopa was just a Dairy Queen and Headquarters Cafe. Now we're a community within the City itself of fifty thousand (Eighty thousand within the wider community), and the projections are that it's going to double very quickly. And so the need to have local government be local has become paramount; otherwise, that's a lot of people having to move across the County. And so it'll be of great benefit to the community."
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