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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

City of Buckeye Joins Valley Municipalities, Agencies, in Observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month The City of Buckeye is joining municipalities and government agencies across the Valley in observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. City officials are working on several fronts to heighten awareness of the problems associated with domestic violence, including The […]

Approval For Eight Downtown Renovation Projects

The Buckeye City Council has approved $100,000 for eight downtown business renovation projects through the City’s Economic Development Department’s Catalyst Program. The eight projects, which received city funding ranging from $2,919 to $22,500, are part of a very successful program, now in its fourth year, for businesses looking to expand, rehabilitate their building, beautify their […]

Judge denies blocking Arizona ballot harvesting law

A federal judge rejected a bid Friday to block a law prohibiting Arizona ballot harvesting, striking a blow against Democrats.     The law makes so-called “ballot harvesting,” returning someone else’s ballot to election officials, a felony in most cases. The decision is a victory for Republicans, who advanced House Bill 2023 through the Legislature […]

Police Chief Reports Crime Down 21 Percent Over Past Three Years

Buckeye Police Chief Larry Hall said this week that overall crime statistics are down more than twenty percent over the last three years, despite a steady increase in the city’s population.   In a brief presentation to the Buckeye City Council Tuesday night, Hall attributed the decrease in crime numbers to the proactive community policing […]

City of Buckeye Undergoing Cost of Water Service Rate Review

City of Buckeye Undergoing Planned Cost of Water Service Rate Review, To Include Impact of Last Year’s Purchase of Private Water Company The City of Buckeye is in the midst of a planned independent cost of service study which will give city officials an update of what has been an on-going review of the city’s […]

Arizona’s minimum wage likely to jump 10 cents in 2017

cxenseparse_start A shot of modest inflation last month likely was enough to guarantee Arizona’s minimum wage will climb 10 cents to $8.15 an hour in 2017. Story Highlights The August inflation figures mean Arizona’s minimum wage should jump 10 cents to $8.15 an hour Last year the wage was unchanged because of declines in oil […]

A Neighborhood Invader From Florida To Inventory Buckeye Street Signs

A blue and white van with weird looking cameras and other contraptions is invading from Florida and it’s a good thing. Buckeye’s Public Works Director Scott Lowe said for the next several months, a Florida-based company will be inventorying all street signs in the City of Buckeye to make sure they comply with federal sign standards. […]

Buckeye Economic Development Catalyst Program Now Accepting Applications

The City of Buckeye’s Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for its Catalyst Program. The Buckeye Economic Development Catalyst program in the past few years has assisted several local businesses to rehabilitate their facilities. Buckeye Economic Development Director Len Becker said the deadline for application for the rehabilitation/expansion program is September 1. Becker explained that the […]

Buckeye Mayor and Vice Mayor Re-Elected

District 1 race going to runoff in November general election   Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck and Vice Mayor Michelle Hess were able to secure their seats for another four years Tuesday in the primary election. Newcomer Jeanine Guy will also join the council after winning District 2. Hess represents District 3 in Buckeye. The race […]

Jackie A. Meck -Mayor of Buckeye, Arizona

Jackie Meck, Mayor of the City of Buckeye, was re-elected in 2012 to a second four-year term. A Buckeye native, Mayor Meck has served previously as town mayor from 1973 to 1975 and as a member of the town council from 1968 to 1975 and from 2002 to 2006. Mayor Meck currently serves on the […]

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