Nogales mayor bets on annexation and residential growth

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino

By Clara Migoya | Arizona Republic

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino emphasized recent and ongoing street improvements and the need to expand the city’s borders to annex nearby growing areas Tuesday in an 80-minute “State of the City” address.

From 2019 to June, the city spent $1.2 million on trucks and pavers, the fleet and equipment being used now by the “efficient and professional crew” carrying out in-house paving projects and sewer repairs, Garino said. He blamed not being able to hire outside contractors and obtain pipes on the COVID-19 pandemic and said the city was successful in working with the resources available.

The city spent $1.6 million replacing water lines in several streets and $1.1 million on sewer department projects. Some of these projects are completed, while others are ongoing.

More than 30 streets and avenues will get improvements in the near future, Garino said.

The city applied for a Water Infrastructure Finance Program loan that was approved and will be used for the next three years.

The breakdown, he said, will be $10.6 million for drinking water projects and $4.3 million for clean water projects. Garino claims this “jackpot” will be used for street improvements because infrastructure includes paving projects.


Share this!

Additional Articles

News Categories

Get Our Twice Weekly Newsletter!

* indicates required

Rose Law Group pc values “outrageous client service.” We pride ourselves on hyper-responsiveness to our clients’ needs and an extraordinary record of success in achieving our clients’ goals. We know we get results and our list of outstanding clients speaks to the quality of our work.

October 2021