arizona corporation commission
From 2012-2017, the Anthem Community Council appointed individuals to intervene on behalf of the Anthem community before the Arizona Corporation Commission, in order to determine wastewater districts and rates. The Commission voted to consolidate the five wastewater districts in June 2017. As a result, there is a five-year phased-in reduction of rates that began July 1, 2017. Read more about the case.
Arizona Public Service (APS)
A case filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission (AzCC) June 1, 2016 would increase APS’ revenue by $166 million annually, money that would largely go toward maintaining and modernizing power plants and the grid, the utility said in a statement. Most of the increase will come from residential, not commercial customers. APS’ rates have increased 1.6 percent per year, on average, the past 20 years. Meanwhile, incentives for rooftop solar installations will be significantly lower. View the docket. Use the APS "Saver Choice" tool to change your service plan for the most savings under the new options.
department of transportation (MCDOT)Active Transportation Plan
MCDOT's Active Transportation Plan (ATP) will focus on walking and bicycling, including connectivity between modes (including vehicles and transit) on County roadways. MCDOT's goal is to plan a transportation system that provides multiple alternatives for travel. View the plan and provide input.
Transportation System Plan
MCDOT finalized the Transportation System Plan (TSP) 2035. The TSP is a blueprint for long-range projects addressing needs of Maricopa County. Learn more about the TSP 2035 and read the final TSP 2035 report.
maricopa county/city of phoenixCanine Hiking Ban
The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board prohibits dogs on trails when the temperature reaches 100 degrees or higher. The City of Phoenix also banned all dogs from Camelback Mountain, regardless of temperatures. Violators may be cited with penalties up to $2,500 and jail time.
2030 Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan covers four primary areas - land use, transportation, environmental and economic development. The document contains very broad goals and policies in relation to each of the four sections and “seeks to create strong and vibrant communities within Maricopa County by encouraging orderly development while creating a healthy environment and a healthy economy.” The plan’s elements reflect the character of the county’s population, while the policies and implementation tools guide future land use and transportation decisions.
Daisy Mountain Area Plan
An update to the Daisy Mountain Area Plan (formerly known as the New River Area Plan) helps guide future growth in the north-central part of unincorporated Maricopa County, where Anthem is located. View the Daisy Mountain Area Plan.
In October 2015, the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) released "Vision 2025: Arizona Comes of Age," a report that challenges both citizens and leaders to transform what CFA has learned about "who we are" as a state into an action plan designed to achieve the goals of all Arizonans. Download the report.
pipe leak litigation
On Dec. 28, 2007, a complaint was filed by Joan Kirsch v. Del Webb Coventry Homes, Inc. and Pulte Home Corporation CV2007-023536 that was subsequently certified as a Class Action based upon a construction defect known as Thermal Galvanic Corrosion (TGC), a water leak caused by an electro-chemical reaction affecting underground copper water pipes. Over time, TGC will cause small pinhole sized leaks in un-sleeved, underground hot water pipes. On Aug. 28, 2014, the settlement for a leak under the slab established an administrator to file a claim and the terms.
The goal of the Class Action was to enable homeowners to repair their homes with no out-of-pocket expenses. The original Class included 3,331 houses in Anthem. 760 houses sold after Feb. 2, 2010 were dismissed from the Class, then 632 houses that do not have any under-slab copper piping or have had the under-slab piping abandoned and replaced with PEX piping were dismissed from the Class.
Anthem residents suspecting to have an under the slab copper pipe leak should contact legal counsel at 480-733-6800. An inspector will be sent out at no charge to confirm a potential leak.
NOTE: The Anthem Community Council is not involved with, nor is it a party to this Class Action. This data is provided for informational purposes only.