By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder
There’s currently no group actively working to incorporate San Tan Valley as a city; the current bill pending in the state Legislature “is just about the right to vote,” a leading local businessperson said.
Requiring the sprawling area of more than 90,000 people to obtain the blessing of every city or town within six miles before it can vote to incorporate is a burden it wouldn’t have in most other parts of the state, Tisha Castillo said.
“We’re trying to level the playing field to say we want the same right as if we were in Pima County, or Cochise County, or other counties. We would already have this option,” Castillo said.