Six Marana Town Council candidates are jostling for four seats in the town's primary election. Ballots were sent out Feb. 14 in the town's first all-mail election, allowing candidates to lock down votes immediately rather than gear campaigns to a single election day.
Marana has a new vice mayor and a new budget, following the June
21 Town Council meeting.
Plans are proceeding smoothly for Marana's Star-Spangled
Spectacular, the town's Independence Day celebration, an official
told the town council on June 7.
Marana Mayor Ed Honea is scheduled to receive a pay increase
July 1, his second since 2009.
The Marana Town Council adopted a tentative budget of nearly
$127 million at its May 24 special session, with plans to approve
the final version at its June 21 meeting.
lost his re-election bid in March.
When Marana Councilman Russell Clanagan lost his bid for
re-election in the town's March 8 primaries, he said he wasn't
ready to ride off into the sunset just yet and planned to stay
involved with the community.
Some Marana residents say a nearby diesel truck service center
is destroying the safety and looks of their neighborhood.
The town councils from Marana and Oro Valley agree they need to
help their towns break out of a "Tucson mentality" if they are to
establish their own identities.
Marana may allow temporary signs in the public right-of-way to
increase visibility for businesses that are set back from the
is opposed to the concept
Marana is projecting that sales-tax collections in the town will
continue inching up in the fiscal year that begins July 1, with
state shared revenues also increasing for the first time since the
fiscal year that ended in 2008.
Marana mayor won re-election with 89.6 percent of the vote
Final Marana primary election results - approved by the Town
Council on Tuesday - show that incumbent Roxanne Ziegler will
retain her seat and newcomer Dave Bowen will take over the seat
occupied by Russell Clanagan.