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  • Aftermath of power outage causes postponement of Justice Court proceedings June 7

    Jun 07, 2018 | Read More News
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    A power outage at the Pima County Public Service Center, 240 N. Stone Ave., that began Wednesday afternoon is affecting court proceedings Thursday at the Pima County Justice Court. 

    The Justice Court is postponing all court proceedings for June 7. The court will resume full operations June 8. 

    The power went out at the Center about 3 p.m. June 6 and remained out until early Thursday morning. 

    Tucson Electric Power and Pima County Facilities Management are still investigating the cause of the outage. TEP restored power to the building around 1 a.m. 

    The outage Wednesday affected services for all the County agencies in the Center, including the Justice Court, Assessor, Treasurer, and Recorder.

    The Assessor, Treasurer and Recorder are resuming normal operations Thursday. The Justice Court will be open for walk-in services only. 

    As the power problem continued into late Wednesday night, Justice Court administration officials, faced with uncertainty about Thursday morning and a full docket of court hearings and other proceedings scheduled, decided out of caution to close the Justice Court for Thursday. 

    Local media assisted the county in getting the news of the closure out Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Though electrical power is back on,  Justice Court leadership chose to continue the postponement of Thursday's court proceedings to avoid confusion. 

    Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Justice Court's website for updates and rescheduling information.