UPDATE: Santa Cruz officials delay decision on Sonoita justice court

UPDATE: Santa Cruz officials delay decision on Sonoita justice court
(Source: KOLD News 13)

SONOITA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The fate of the justice court in Sonoita is up in the air, at least for another month.

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors was expected to take a vote on the courthouse during a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 21.

But the board did not reach a decision and set another meeting for Wednesday, March 21.

Santa Cruz County Manager Jennifer St. John is proposing to close the court as a cost-cutting measure.

St. John said the closure would save the county about $200,000.

However, residents have argued closing the courthouse is not the answer.

If the Sonoita facility is closed, a courthouse in Nogales would serve all of Santa Cruz County.

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