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CITY OF SCOTTSDALE
NOVEMBER 5, 2013 SPECIAL ELECTION
The City of Scottsdale, Arizona (the “City”), will hold a Special Election, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 for the purposes of:
- Seeking approval of bonds for park improvements/community facilities, public safety, flood control and transportation and street upgrades in the principal amount not to exceed $212,100,000 (the estimated average tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $0.23 per $100 of secondary assessed valuation); and
- Submitting to the voters as Question 5 the proposed potable water utility distribution franchise agreement, deemed beneficial to the City by the Scottsdale City Council in Resolution No. 9405.
Bond Question 1 seeks voter authorization to sell $50,400,000 general obligation bonds for parks, libraries and community facilities.
Bond Question 2 seeks voter authorization to sell $43,700,000 general obligation bonds for public safety.
Bond Question 3 seeks voter authorization to sell $19,000,000 general obligation bonds for neighborhood flood protection and storm sewers.
Bond Question 4 seeks voter authorization to sell $99,000,000 general obligation bonds for transportation, streets and trails.
Questions 1 through 4 will be presented to the qualified voters of the City of Scottsdale in an informational pamphlet. The pamphlet will be mailed to the households of all registered voters prior to the start of early voting. Bonds issued pursuant to Questions 1 through 4 will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay annual debt service on the bonds.
Arguments supporting or opposing one or more of the bond questions (Questions 1 through 4) may be submitted for publication in the informational pamphlet. Each argument cannot exceed 300 words in length and must contain the original, notarized signature of each person sponsoring it. The residence or post office address and phone number of each signer must be on the argument, but will not be printed in the informational pamphlet. If an argument is sponsored by an organization, the original, notarized signatures of two executive officers of the organization are required. If an argument is sponsored by a political committee, the original, notarized signature of the committee’s chair or treasurer is required. A payment of $100.00, to offset a portion of the cost of paper and printing the argument, must accompany the filing of each argument.
Arguments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the following location:
Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office,
3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Question 5 asks voters to consider whether a franchise shall be granted to EPCOR Water Arizona Inc. and Chaparral City Water Company to maintain and operate a potable water distribution system in the City of Scottsdale, and future additions thereto, in accordance with the agreement submitted by the Mayor and City Council in Resolution No. 9405.
Ballot Language for Question 5
Proposed Franchise Agreement
For more information, please call the Scottsdale City Clerk at (480) 312-2411.