City of Somerton

City of Somerton

Sept. 4 Update: The Somerton City Council on Tuesday night unanimously voted to approve Araceli Juarez as Chief of Police. Jaurez, who was formerly the interim chief, will be sworn in on Sept. 17.

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A security website has ranked Arizona’s cities in terms of safety based on FBI crime data. Somerton and San Luis made the Top 10. 

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The City of Somerton held its annual 4th of July Celebration on Thursday evening. The night featured live music, a watermelon eating contest, food and, of course, fireworks.

UPDATE JUNE 5: Saying they had no choice but to meet their operations budget, Somerton city councilmembers voted Tuesday night to increase water and wastewater rates for residents.

An independent investigation found that the former Somerton police chief brought discredit to the department by allowing the use of city police cars for off-duty travel to the Phoenix area, city officials announced.

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