San Tan Valley Area Information

"Johnson Utilities and EPCOR today transferred management and operations of Johnson Utilities to EPCOR, effective immediately.
While Epcor has officially stepped in and taken over management of Johnson Utilities, Commission Staff is continuing to evaluate revoking Johnson's CC&N.
When we asked the community if they thought the CC&N (Certificate of Convenience and Necessity) should be revoked from Johnson Utilities (JU), we learned that many people don't understand what the CC&N does and what happens if the CC&N is revoked.
The Arizona Corporation Commission held its monthly Open Meeting on Tuesday to discuss and vote on various water, electric, securities, and tax reform agenda items, including six issues covering Johnson Utilities, LLC's service, billing, and monopoly authority to operate.
Bronco Studios, Poston Butte’s Digital Media Arts Program, hosted a series of workshops organized in partnership with the Copa Shorts Film Festival. The first workshop, taught by Steve Wargo, covered the use of drones in the entertainment and commercial industries and included a live interactive demonstration using three DJI Phantom 4 Pro drones.
This Thursday, Sept 20th at 9:00 a.m., the Pinal County Planning and Zoning Commission will be asked to approve a zoning request. The request, being made by Blake McKee et al, is asking to rezone an area in San Tan Valley currently zoned as General Rural (GR) to General Commercial Zoning District (C-3) in order to build a commercial retail center on 3.6+ acres.  Some residents however are not pleased.
The Walker Butte Leadership School K-8 AVID Elective class has kicked off their first Service Project of the year. Students have chosen to create chemo-care packages to donate to the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center to help cancer patients feel more comfortable as they undergo chemotherapy and they are reaching out to the community for assistance in collecting items for the care packages.
Johnson Utilities transferred its management and operations to EPCOR USA on August 31, and our team has been working quickly to come up to speed on the operations and what needs to be done.
Since Epcor has been able to step in as an interim manager, they have been working to address customer concerns.  Below is a list of concerns that have been brought to their attention and what they are doing to address them.  
In an explosive new political ad campaign, an Arizona congressional candidate is getting the endorsement of his opponent's own siblings.
Representatives with Johnson Utilities tell Arizona's Family they're working on fixing water and sewer issues. On Tuesday, the company's new spokeswoman Kristin Greene showed what has been done to increase water pressure, address billing concerns and odor issues.
Federal prosecutors gave up Tuesday in their effort to convict a former utility regulator and others on charges on bribery and fraud.
The Arizona Corporation Commission held its monthly Open Meeting August 14, 208, followed by a Staff Meeting to discuss and vote on various water, electric, railroad, and tax reform agenda items. Two of those items included Johnson Utilities Interim Manager update Johnson Utilities water outage violations. 
During the Open Meeting held Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the Arizona Corporation Commission, the Commissioners asked for a procedural hearing allowing an Administrative Law Judge to decide if Johnson Utilities and its managers could be held in contempt of court.  The request was made after Epcor, who had been appointed as an Interim Manager on July 26, 2018, reported that they still had not been granted access to Johnson Utilities' financial systems or accounts.
In a letter written to his Corporation Commission colleagues August 21, 2018, Commissioner Andy Tobin called for an emergency meeting to authorize issuing a search and seizure warrant on Johnson Utilities, LLC. The plea follows weeks of legal wrangling by the utility to avoid complying with a Corporation Commission order appointing EPCOR as an interim manager to run the company.
Today in Judge Stephen F. McCarville's court, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) was asking for a permanent injuction against Johnson Utilities, requiring the utility company to provide access to everything necessary for Epcor to act as Interim Manager.
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Following an August 23, 2018 hearing, Pinal County Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville has ordered Johnson Utilities to:
Pinal County Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville set an August 30, 2018 2:00 p.m. deadline for Johnson Utilities to provide EPCOR with full and exclusive access to and control over all revenues paid by customers & associated list of financial institutions as well as exclusive access to facilities, records, accounts, and materials owned by Johnson Utilities. Failure to comply could have resulted in jail time.
Pinal County Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville ordered George H Johnson and Johnson Utilities to comply with the Arizona Corporation Commission's July 24, 2018 order to grant full access to Epcor as an interim Manager by 2:00 p.m. August 30th, 2018 or face jail time. 
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