GUNS IN BUILDINGS

One of the subjects Mayor Bob Jackson touched on during his State of the City 2016 address is the Arizona Legislature and its bills that affect the ability of cities to do their jobs. That includes a proposal to allow guns in public buildings unless there is a security system, something that could cost Casa … Read More…

PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL

A lengthy report on discussion by the Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission about the need for a traffic signal on East Florence Boulevard in the Cacheris Court area — where four pedestrian have been killed while trying to run across the road — is posted at www.haroldkitching.com/community

STATE OF CITY

Mayor Bob Jackson touched on several issues during his State of the City 2016 address Wednesday. Among them were PhoenixMart and Casa Grande Performance Institute, also known as Grande Sports World. Initial stories are posted at www.haroldkitching.com/state-of-city

TRAFFIC SIGNAL BIDS

During an interview with CG News about Casa Grande hoping to obtain an adaptive traffic lights system that would bring coordination of seven signals along the most heavily traveled part of Florence Boulevard, city Traffic Engineer Duane Eitel said, “We’ll see what it costs per signal when we get the bid, but I’m thinking $250,000 … Read More…

Update on the Rec Center

A million-dollar-plus contract to begin design and other services for the proposed community recreation center has been approved by the Casa Grande City Council. The vote was 6-1, with Councilman Dick Powell in opposition. The contract is for those design and preconstruction items, not for the actual construction of the building, which would be located … Read More…

Splash Pad

A splash pad proposed for the southeast corner of Peart Park is now on hold, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board was told Wednesday night. That doesn’t mean that it won’t be built, but approval of design plans for extending Fifth Street through the very south part of the park led recreation officials to delay … Read More…

Raggedy Ann Demolition

Casa Grande is asking for proposals to demolish the old Raggedy Ann and Andy day care center at 419 W. Second St. “The center is on the corner of one of the busiest intersections in the city of Casa Grande’s redevelopment district,” the request says. “The property is underutilized and a blighted structure with significant … Read More…

First Street Work

Casa Grande is seeking bids for major street and sidewalks improvements on First Street between Sacaton and Florence streets. The work, with bids due by March 15, includes: • Removing about 14,225 square feet of old pavement. • Constructing about 1,680 SF of new curbs. • About 6,610 SF of new concrete sidewalk, including two … Read More…

State of the City

Casa Grande Mayor Bob Jackson will present his State of the City address on Wednesday, March 9, at 12:15 p.m. at The Property Conference Center, 1251 W. Gila Bend Highway. The mayor will highlight major accomplishments in 2015 and share his thoughts about the state of the city — present and future, the announcement said. … Read More…

Florence Blvd Traffic

A better traffic flow on Florence Boulevard using a coordinated adaptive signals system is being proposed by the city. The system would link lights, coordinate side traffic, pedestrian crossings. A lengthy report, including the bids request in brief, a fact sheet and a video are posted at www.haroldkitching.com/special