All posts in "Local Government"

High water bills not a widespread problem

Buckeye officials say they are certain there is no widespread problem in its water system after spending four months capturing and analyzing data from a water hotline established to address community outcry over high water bills. cxenseparse_end cxenseparse_start Buckeye has 18,957 residential water accounts, and while residents have made a lot of noise about high water bills — enough to prompt a […]

Police Department Joins West Valley Crisis Intervention Team

In April 2016, the Buckeye Police Department, along with seven other neighboring police departments, joined forces to form the West Valley Crisis Intervention Team (WVCIT). The goal of WVCIT is to train local police officers with the skills needed during an intervention, specifically when interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The group was […]

City of Buckeye Water Resources Director Dave Nigh resigns

The City of Buckeye Water Resources Director Dave Nigh announced his resignation Wednesday. It will become effective Feb. 25. Nigh’s resignation comes after months of dispute between Buckeye residents and the city over sky-high water bills. Nigh was placed on paid administrative leave in December of 2016.? Dozens of Buckeye residents started noticing huge increases […]

A New Congress and the future of food assistance programs unknown

With the 115th Congress being sworn in today, Arizona anti-hunger advocates are worried about the future of food-assistance programs, like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as the food stamps program. With no federal budget passed yet, advocates are concerned about what cuts backs lawmakers could make to these programs. In the past, lawmakers […]

Dave Nigh, Buckeye Water Resources Director placed on paid administrative leave

The city is currently sorting through several dozen resident complaints of water bill spikes. One as high as $441,000.   Dozens of Buckeye residents started noticing huge increases in their water bills back in October. The City of Buckeye says it has credited back a handful of customers a total of more than $13,000. Nigh’s department […]

More Arizona Latinos are likely to vote in 2016 than in 2012

The executive director of an activist coalition said more Arizona Latinos are likely to vote in 2016 than those that cast a ballot in 2012. One Arizona has been working for months to get people to register to vote. Earlier this year, the coalition set a goal to register 75,000 new Latino voters in time […]

City of Buckeye Responds To Customer Water Billing Concerns

This is the response that the City of Buckeye released about the current water bill crisis. Does this do enough to help? Is there more that can or should be done?   The City of Buckeye takes very seriously any concerns its residents have about higher utility bills.  We understand that each customer’s account history […]

Arizona must count wrong precinct ballots?

An attorney representing several Arizona voters and the state and national Democratic parties urged a federal appeals court panel Wednesday to order the counting of ballots cast by voters in the wrong precinct.     The attorney, Elisabeth Frost, noted that nearly that nearly 11,000 Arizona voters had their ballots tossed in the 2012 presidential […]

Buckeye Council Okays $43,000 to NonProfit Groups Serving Residents

Buckeye Council Okays NonProfit Grants that provide services to city residents. A dozen area non-profit groups applied for funding, and a committee reviewed the applications before recommending the six to the full Council. The recommendations were based on certain criteria, including the direct impact to Buckeye residents, the demand and service needs of the organization […]

Page 2 of 4
Gravityscan Badge