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March 09, 2010 Special Election

CITY OF SCOTTSDALE

MARCH 9, 2010 SPECIAL ELECTION


The City of Scottsdale will hold a Special Election on March 9, 2010 for the purpose of submitting six propositions to the voters.

Proposition 100, proposed and submitted to the people by the City Council, asks voters to consider amendments to the Scottsdale City Charter relating to elections. The amendments, if approved by the voters, would establish that the method for determining whether a candidate is elected at the City’s first election, currently referred to as the General Election, shall be based on the number of legal votes actually cast in that candidate’s race, rather than the number of ballots cast.


Proposition 101, proposed and submitted to the people by the City Council, asks voters to consider amendments to the Scottsdale City Charter relating to elections. The amendments, if approved by the voters, would provide a means to forgo the first election (currently the “General Election”) for a particular office if no more than two candidates file nominating petitions for each vacancy in that office, and that the office(s) shall be filled at the second election (currently the “Run-off Election”).


Proposition 102, proposed and submitted to the people by the City Council, asks voters to consider amendments to the Scottsdale City Charter relating to elections. The amendments, if approved by the voters, would change the names of Scottsdale’s General Election (first election) and Run-off Election (second election) to Primary Election (first election) and General Election (second election), throughout the city charter, which coincides with the terms used in state law and on consolidated election ballots.


Proposition 103, proposed and submitted to the people by the City Council, asks voters to consider amendments to the Scottsdale City Charter relating to elections. The amendments, if approved by the voters, would specify that the City shall give notice of a Special Election as required by state law or ordinance.


Proposition 104, proposed and submitted to the people by the City Council, asks voters to consider amendments to the Scottsdale City Charter relating to elections. The amendments, if approved by the voters, would clarify that an initiative measure in conflict with the city charter shall not be operative without a corresponding charter amendment.


Proposition 200, proposed and submitted to the people by the City Council, asks voters to consider amendments to Section 447, Article IV, Appendix C of the Scottsdale Revised Code. The amendments, if approved by the voters, would increase the amount of transient lodging (“bed”) tax required to be paid by hotels on gross income from 3% to 5%, and would use 50% of the total revenue for destination marketing and 50% for tourism-related event support, tourism research, tourism-related capital projects, and other eligible uses.


Information about Proposition numbers 100, 101, 102, 103, 104 and 200 will be presented to the qualified voters of the City of Scottsdale in a publicity pamphlet. The pamphlet will be mailed to the households of all registered voters prior to the start of early voting.


Ballot language is available in the City Clerk’s Office

and on the Internet:

 Ballot Language


Arguments supporting or opposing one or more of the propositions may be submitted for publication in the publicity pamphlet. Each argument cannot exceed 300 words in length and must contain the original, notarized signature of each person sponsoring it. The address and phone number for each signer must be on the argument, but will not be printed in the publicity 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 pamphlet, must accompany the filing of each argument.


Arguments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at the following location:


Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office,

3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

For more information, please call the Scottsdale City Clerk at 480-312-2411