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Mission Statement

We will contribute to the quality of life in the State of Arizona by fairly and impartially hearing the contested matters of our fellow citizens arising out of state regulation.

To achieve a goal, one must define it. Our mission statement (above) is designed to reflect our core values. We display it prominently on our stationery, our business cards, our offices and hearing rooms. It reminds us of what we should be striving for. It also is an expression of what those who come to us have a right to expect. Regulatory reform was born of the belief that government must respect the economic needs and independence of those engaged in creating the wealth that in turn forms the basis of our general economic well-being. By explicitly recognizing that we are a government of fellow-citizens, we take very seriously our legislative mandate of providing fair, impartial and independent hearings. At the conclusion of each hearing we ask our fellow citizens, be they private citizens or their attorneys or attorneys for the regulating agencies, to tell us whether we have succeeded in providing an accessible and respectful forum for truth. We ask them to grade our administrative law judges, our support staff and all contacts.