City of Yuma secures competitive interest rate on $71 million Utility System Revenue Obligation sale

Yuma, Arizona - In December, the City sold $71 million in utility system revenue obligations to fund improvements to its sewer system plant, increasing wastewater capacity at the Desert Dunes Reclamation Facility to 3.3 million gallons per day. The City Council identified the expansion of the facility as a priority in the City’s adopted Strategic Plan. The City was able to secure a competitive interest rate of 2.26 percent.

Yuma County Board of Supervisors appointed Francisco “Frank” Sanchez to position of County Engineer

Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma County Board of Supervisors appointed Francisco “Frank” Sanchez to the position of County Engineer in a unanimous vote Monday, January 3. Sanchez has been serving as Interim County Engineer since April 2021 in his role as Deputy County Engineer, and has been a Yuma County Engineering employee since 1999.

New Year's Eve Reminder

Yuma, Arizona - Every New Year’s Eve the Yuma Police Department responds to numerous reports of “shots fired” within the city limits. Some people discharge a firearm into the air to bring in the New Year. The Yuma Police Department would like to remind the community this is a felony offense and encourage anyone that witnesses this type of criminal activity to call the police department immediately.

Foster Care and Adoption Agency Announces Bidding for a Better Community Fundraiser

Yuma, Arizona - Join the Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) on Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the organization’s Bidding for a Better Community live, virtual auction to raise money to support Yuma’s most vulnerable children and families. Donations will be tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law.

2022 make a “Resolution for Safety”

Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma Fire Department has responded to over 17,492 emergency calls for service so far in 2021 (up over 1,000 from last year at this time). Many of these calls were for preventable injuries. For 2022, make a “Resolution for Safety” and think about what you can do to make the coming year a safer one for you and your family.  Preventable injuries occur on the street, at home, and at work.