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Posted on: November 30, 2021

BOS Approve Redistricting Maps with No Changes: Regular Board Meeting, 11/30

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County Makes a Supplemental Payment Toward PSPRS Debt 


Today, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a payment of $285,929.56 to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) unfunded liability. 

Per the Cochise County PSPRS Policy, the County is to make a supplemental payment to PSPRS, utilizing savings from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) General Fund budget from the year prior. In Fiscal Year 2021, the CCSO General Fund budget remained with $285,929.56 of unspent funds. Following the Board's approval, that amount will be applied as a supplemental contribution payment to PSPRS.

Additional items approved during today's Regular Board Meeting include: 

  • Approval of a grant-funded, full-time position within the Office of Legal Advocate. Utilizing funds from Title-IV E (Indigent Defense) reimbursements, the new position will allow for the department to improve its parent and/or child representation in dependency cases. 
  • Approval of adoption of amendments related to County Water Conservation efforts. The text amendment to the Cochise County zoning regulations and the local amendment to the County building codes will improve the measurement of water conservation requirements needed, to better achieve overall incremental water savings as development occurs. 

In other news, during today's Special Meeting, the Board approved the Redistricting Advisory Commission's (RAC) recommendation to move forward with the proposed Board of Supervisors District, Precinct Boundaries, College District Boundaries, and Justice Court Precinct Boundaries maps, as approved by the RAC on November 19. 

Following an overview presentation of the Redistricting Advisory Commission process, the Board held a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed maps. Upon Board discussion and final remarks, the Board voted unanimously to approve the RAC's recommendation of leaving the County's boundaries and district maps as they are currently drawn, with no changes needing to be made. 

To learn more information on the approved agenda items, and to view the meeting minutes and video recording, please visit the Cochise County Agendas & Minutes site

More information regarding the 2021 Redistricting process is available on the County's Redistricting webpage

Specific information to attend future meetings via Microsoft Teams desktop, mobile app, or by phone is provided on each agenda. If you have trouble accessing the meeting remotely, call 520-432-9200 for assistance. 

Community members may comment on an agenda item during a Regular Board Meeting by emailing the speaker request form to the Clerk of the Board at board@cochise.az.gov by 5 p.m. the day before the meeting. 

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