The Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board has unanimously approved a decision to sue Pima County over taxes on some land the district owns near Gallego Basic Elementary School.
PHOENIX - Arizona voters may get the final word on a controversial provision in the state budget that doubles the bonding capacity of school districts around the state, opening the door for higher property taxes.
Jose Ahumad, a firefighter/EMT, rolled out hoses as Mountain Vista Fire District firefighters drilled behind Kohl's department store near Magee and Oracle roads.
Francis Gerl, a firefighter/EMT with the Mountain Vista Fire District, practiced spraying water from the tall ladder truck during drills last month near Magee and Oracle roads.
Capt. John Spanarella waited on a roof as other firefighters climbed the ladder during drills last month conducted by Mountain Vista Fire District firefighters.
Four of five fire districts that serve the northwest side have raised their tax rates for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
On Tuesday. a razor thin majority of the Board of Supervisors settled on a compromise property tax rate that will save the average homeowner $12.61 a month while still leaving money in the budget for a handful of few new projects.
County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is proposing a 5 percent property tax rate increase for next year, or about $35 for the average single-family homeowner.
Pima Community College is months away from striking a budget for next school year, but tax and tuition hikes and another round of pay raises already are on the horizon.
PHOENIX - Arizona voters are going to get a chance to lower property taxes - but not for themselves.
PHOENIX - Supporters of Proposition 117 say the proposed 5 percent limit in annual property value increases will protect homeowners from wild fluctuations in their property tax bills.
Most local tax districts raised their property tax rates this year, but because home values are still dropping, many people will pay a little less.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to approve a property tax rate this morning that holds steady from this year's rate.
Tucsonans could see higher property taxes, water rates and zoo admission fees. But in return they would get smoother streets under the budget submitted by newly anointed City Manager Richard Miranda on Tuesday.
Faced with a public increasingly frustrated by potholes and deteriorating roads, Tucson is for the first time looking at a bond issue to repair roads.
City of Tucson worker Willy Granillo spreads asphalt over a pothole as he and other workers repair Helen Street east of Campbell Avenue. Both the city and the county are looking for much more funding for street repairs.
Pima County will fight a state board's decision to lower the
assessed value of some Raytheon Missile Systems properties in