By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
After more than a decade of leading the city, Mayor Christian Price orchestrated his last meeting as Mayor of Maricopa Tuesday night.
The meeting itself was uneventful – a couple of zoning changes, some land use issues, and the usual procedural items. But everyone in the large crowd at the meeting knew what the significance of the night was.
Price has guided Maricopa as mayor since taking office in January 2012. He is leaving to head the Maricopa Economic Development Agency, a group charged with bringing business and industry to Maricopa – familiar ground for Price.
He took office when the city had a population of about 20,000 and leaves a decade later with the burgeoning city swelling to 65,000. His colleagues on the council expressed their gratitude for his efforts in a video put together by the city and played at the end of the meeting.
Council members were asked to sum up Price and his tenure in a single word. Most found that nearly impossible.