Press Releases

Region Reclassified for Ozone Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a rule today that moves the region up the severity ladder for ozone pollution, reclassifying the region from “marginal” to “moderate” nonattainment for the ozone pollution standard.

State Route 24 Improvements to Be Completed Today

Drivers in the East Valley will now benefit from a completed interim extension of State Route 24 that will be finalized today, extending the four-lane divided facility from Ellsworth Road in Mesa to Ironwood Drive.

Crossing Guards Prepare for Safe School Year

As thousands of children in the Valley return to school, many of the people who make sure they get to school safely will take part in a regional training workshop the first week of August.

Rehousing Those Experiencing Homelessness

For many people experiencing homelessness, finding a way out of shelters and off the streets is tough. A new program and an ambitious goal will help change that.

MAG Elects New Officers

Avondale Mayor Kenneth Weise was elected as chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council during the agency’s annual meeting today.

As Temperatures Rise, MAG Launches Heat Relief Network

As temperatures climb, it is important to remember that heat can be deadly. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) wants residents to know how they can find shelter from the heat, and how they can help others who might be vulnerable.

Local Governments Unite to Reduce Homelessness

PHOENIX (Dec. 8, 2021) – For the first time, local and tribal governments have rallied around a single plan to respond to homelessness in the region. “Pathways Home, the Regional Homelessness Action Plan for Local and Tribal Governments,” was unanimously approved today by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council. A press conference on regional homelessness efforts is planned for 1 p.m. at Urban Living on 2nd Avenue, 650 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix (SW corner 2nd Ave/McKinley) on the 2nd floor.