New offices in Florence, San Tan Valley and Maricopa will be funded by $63 million in bonds after the Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve the bond issue.
Supervisors Mike Goodman, Anthony Smith and Todd House voted to approve the bonds, while Supervisors Pete Rios and Steve Miller voted against the bond issue.
Miller was concerned about taking on that much debt, while Rios wanted to wait on building a new County Attorney’s Office building, which is estimated to cost $17 million to $20 million.
But Supervisor Goodman said the county needed to serve its customers better, and these facilities will do just that.
The bonds will help fund:
- a new County Attorney’s building
- a two-story Development Services building
- a separate Emergency Operations Center in Florence
- a county government complex in San Tan Valley
- a county government complex in Maricopa’s Heritage District
The bonds will be repaid over a 30-year period.