FLORENCE, AZ -- Good news for taxpayers in Pinal County as the Board of Supervisors adopted a lower tax rate for FY 2018-2019.

The new property tax rate -- $3.83 is nearly four cents lower than last year’s $3.86.9. Pinal County joins four other Arizona counties to offer their taxpayers a break this fiscal year.

“This is a target for us in our Strategic Plan,” stated Chairman Todd House. “I would like to see it go even lower next year and the following year.”

“Let’s Be Civil – Promoting Positive Communication” is the theme for the 31st Annual Pinal County Town Hall, Thursday October 18th. Approximately 200 delegates are expected to attend the informative sessions being held at Robson Ranch located at 5750 N. Robson Blvd., Eloy, Arizona.

Pinal County Town Hall’s primary sponsor each year is the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Anthony Smith, Dist. 4, represents the Board on the Pinal County Town Hall Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from throughout Pinal County who meet monthly to work out details for the event. During this year’s Town Hall, attendees will hear from large and small business owners, a mayor, and a Pinal County supervisor on how a disgruntled citizen may be calmed (maybe!). We will also hear from an American Airlines’ government liaison who has lots of interesting stories to share!

Message to Pinal County Residents:

We have recently noticed a solar company advertising on social media is making it seem that PInal County is associated with them in offering free solar.

To be clear, Pinal County Government is not associated with, or doing business with any solar firm.

We strongly advise to potential solar customers to do your due diligence when it comes to choosing a company to deal with.   more...
Hunter Education Class

Florence Community Services Department has partnered with Arizona Game and Fish to offer a Hunter Education Class from Tuesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 18 in the Community Center at 778 N. Main Street. The first four days are classroom instruction from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday is range day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. These classes are designed to promote safe, knowledgeable and responsible hunter conduct, as well as an understanding of wildlife management laws and regulations, and to encourage the safe handling of firearms. All classroom Hunter Education courses are taught by certified Arizona Game and Fish Department Volunteer Instructors. All registration is done through the following Game and Fish website: http://www.register-ed.com/programs/arizona/112-arizona-hunter-education-course.   more...
Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to release the following information regarding an aggravated assault investigation.

On February 3, 2018, at approximately 6:22 p.m. the Gila County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual reporting that an unknown male subject had entered her residence and a struggle over a handgun ensued. During the struggle, the victim sustained a single gunshot wound to her lower extremities.

The discovery of gold followed by California statehood in 1850, created a need for quicker mail to the growing western state. California’s population swelled to over 380,000 people making a new form of communication critical to the state’s economic health.

These reasons were the predominant factors which created the Pony Express in 1860. For 19 months, before the invention of the telegraph, 127 riders, averaging about 75 miles per day, delivered mail, messages and newspapers to all points between St. Joseph, Missouri and San Francisco.

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