Town Hall with Supervisor Jeff McClure highlights booming economic growth

VIA SBINSIDER| January 27th, 2024

Town Hall with Supervisor Jeff McClure, Assessor Douglas Wolf, Recorder Dana Lewis, County Attorney Kent Volmer and other county officials

This past Tuesday the 23rd, Desert View Theater was the place to be for SaddleBrooke residents and other Pinal voters who had an opportunity to discuss the current state of affairs in Pinal County and upcoming plans. The overall message was that economic growth is continuing at a very high rate and that necessitates County government spending for transportation and other basic government functions as mandated by law.

“In 2013, the Board of Supervisors expanded from 3 members to four Republicans and one Democrat and made the decision to aggressively recruit large scale businesses to Pinal County. ” stated Assessor Wolf. The Board wanted to shift the tax burden away from home owners by enlarging the tax base and that is in process, with Lucid, Nikola, Kohler manufacturing companies and large warehouses for Walmart and others in Casa Grande and along the I-10 and I-8 corridor. In other words, business is booming.

County officials who presented included Leo Lew, County Manager, Joe Ortiz, Managing Director of Development Services, James Smith head of Economic Development and several other departments.

The presentation generated few questions, one resident asked about water availability for all the new development. Attendees were told that housing takes 90% less water than farming per acre and all development planned has to have 100 years of proven water reserves.

FUN FACT: In 2021, Arizona used 7 million acre feet of water. That is about the same as in 1962, when the state had 1.3 million residents compared to 7 million residents in 2021.


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