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March 2012 Ballot Language

QUESTION 1

PROPOSED NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL GAS DISTRIBUTION FRANCHISE

Shall a Franchise be granted to Southwest Gas Corporation, a California Corporation, to maintain and operate a natural and artificial gas distribution system in the City of Scottsdale and future additions thereto, in accordance with the Franchise Agreement submitted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, to the qualified electors of said City?

A “FOR THE FRANCHISE” vote shall have the effect of granting a Franchise to Southwest Gas Corporation.

An “AGAINST THE FRANCHISE” vote shall have the effect of denying the Franchise to Southwest Gas Corporation.  

FOR THE FRANCHISE              

AGAINST THE FRANCHISE              


PROPOSITION 430


PROPOSED RATIFICATION BY THE VOTERS RELATING TO THE “SCOTTSDALE GENERAL PLAN 2011” SUBMITTED TO THE PEOPLE BY THE SCOTTSDALE CITY COUNCIL


OFFICIAL TITLE: THE “SCOTTSDALE GENERAL PLAN 2011,” SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS OF THE CITY FOR RATIFICATION TO REPLACE THE CITY OF SCOTTSDALE 2001 GENERAL PLAN.

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: Proposal to approve and ratify the “Scottsdale General Plan 2011,” adopted by the Scottsdale City Council in Resolution No. 8837 on October 25, 2011, as the City’s new general plan, which is a policy document setting forth the community’s long-term objectives, principles and expectations for future growth and development.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of ratifying and approving the “Scottsdale General Plan 2011,” as the new general plan of the City of Scottsdale, Arizona and repealing the City of Scottsdale 2001 General Plan and all amendments thereto.

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of rejecting the “Scottsdale General Plan 2011” and retaining the City of Scottsdale 2001 General Plan and all amendments thereto.

Yes 

 No 


PROPOSITION 431


PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SCOTTSDALE CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO ARTICLE 1, SECTION 3, POWERS OF THE CITY
 
OFFICIAL TITLE: SHALL ARTICLE 1, SECTION 3, OF THE CITY CHARTER, RELATING TO POWERS OF THE CITY, BE AMENDED TO: (1) ADD A PROVISION ALLOWING THE CITY TO LEVY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS AND FILE LIENS ON REAL PROPERTY TO COLLECT AMOUNTS OWED TO THE CITY FOR RESTORATION OF NATURAL AREA OPEN SPACE; (2) PRESCRIBE THE PLACE AND MANNER A NOTICE IS TO BE PUBLISHED; (3) REQUIRE ALL PERSONS, FIRMS, OR CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR NEW PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE CITY, TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY ARIZONA AND/OR FEDERAL LAW, TO PROVIDE FOR OR FURNISH, OR, WHERE ALLOWED BY CITY ORDINANCE, TO PAY A FEE IN LIEU OF PROVIDING FOR OR FURNISHING PARKING; AND (4) MAKE MINOR CLARIFYING CHANGES?

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE:
This proposition clarifies the City’s power to: 1) levy and collect assessments and file liens on real property to collect amounts owed for restoration of natural area open space; and 2) require new development to provide parking; and makes minor clarifying changes to the powers of the City.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of clarifying the City’s power to: 1) levy and collect assessments and file liens on real property to collect amounts owed to the City for restoration of natural area open space; and 2) require new development to provide for parking; and adding minor clarifying changes to the powers of the City.

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the current charter language, which does not expressly state that the City has the power to: 1) levy and collect assessments and file liens on real property to collect amounts owed to the City for restoration of natural area open space; and 2) require new development to provide parking; and does not make minor clarifying changes to the powers of the City.

 Yes 

 No 


PROPOSITION 432

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SCOTTSDALE CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO ARTICLE 2, THE COUNCIL

 

 

OFFICIAL TITLE: SHALL ARTICLE 2, SECTIONS 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, AND 19 OF THE CITY CHARTER, RELATING TO THE COUNCIL, BE AMENDED TO: (1) COMBINE THE EXISTING LANGUAGE IN SECTION 9 WITH SECTION 4; (2) ENUMERATE THE DUTIES PERFORMED BY THE MAYOR TO INCLUDE ATTENDING AND PRESIDING AT MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL; REPRESENTING AND APPOINTING MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL TO REPRESENT THE COUNCIL IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONSHIPS; PRESENTING AN ANNUAL STATE OF THE CITY MESSAGE; APPOINTING THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE COUNCIL; ASSIGNING AGENDA ITEMS TO COMMITTEES; AND PERFORMING OTHER DUTIES SPECIFIED BY THE COUNCIL AND ALLOWED BY LAW; (3) CHANGE THE TITLE OF MAYOR PRO TEMPORE TO VICE MAYOR; (4) CLARIFY THAT MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL SHALL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN A MANNER THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW; (5) CHANGE THE WORD JOURNAL TO RECORD; AND (6) REPEAL OBSOLETE LANGUAGE REGARDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF COUNCIL TERM LIMITATIONS?

 

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: This proposition enumerates the duties performed by the mayor, consistent with current practice, removes obsolete language, and makes minor clarifying changes.

 

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of amending the charter to enumerate the duties performed by the mayor, consistent with current practice, removing obsolete language, and making other clarifying changes.

 

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the current charter language, which does not enumerate certain duties currently performed by the mayor, and retains obsolete language.

 


Yes 

 No 


PROPOSITION 433

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SCOTTSDALE CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL RELATING TO APPOINTED BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

 

OFFICIAL TITLE: SHALL THE SCOTTSDALE CITY CHARTER, RELATING TO APPOINTED BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, BE AMENDED TO REPEAL ARTICLE 4, SECTION 5; AMEND ARTICLE 5, SECTION 1; REPEAL ARTICLE 5, SECTION 2; AND ADD A NEW ARTICLE 5, SECTION 2, FOR THE PURPOSES OF PLACING ALL OF THE SECTIONS OF THE CHARTER RELATED TO APPOINTED BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS IN THE SAME ARTICLE; REPEALING OBSOLETE LANGUAGE; AND PROVIDING FOR A CIVIL SERVICE BOARD CONSISTING OF THREE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY TO BE APPOINTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR SIX (6) YEAR TERMS, AND SPECIFYING THAT THE BOARD SHALL PRESCRIBE, AMEND AND ENFORCE RULES FOR PERSONNEL HEARINGS AS PROVIDED BY CITY ORDINANCE?

 

 

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: This proposition repeals Article 4, Section 5; Amends Article 5, Section 1; repeals Article 5, Section 2; and adds a new Article 5, Section 2, for the purposes of placing all of the sections related to appointed boards and commissions in the same article and repealing obsolete language.

 

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of repealing Article 4, Section 5; amending Article 5, Section 1; repealing Article 5, Section 2; and adding a new Article 5, Section 2, all for the purpose of placing all of the sections related to appointed boards and commissions in the same article; and repealing obsolete language.

 

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the current charter language, which does not place all of the sections related to appointed boards and commissions in the same article and retains obsolete language.

 


Yes 

 No 

 

 

 

 

 


PROPOSITION 434

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SCOTTSDALE CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO ARTICLE 6, FINANCE AND TAXATION

 

OFFICIAL TITLE: SHALL ARTICLE 6, SECTIONS 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, AND 14, OF THE CITY CHARTER, RELATING TO FINANCE AND TAXATION, BE AMENDED TO: (1) SPECIFY THAT THE CITY MANAGER SHALL CONSULT WITH THE OTHER CITY OFFICERS BEFORE SUBMITTING SUCH BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND ESTIMATES TO THE COUNCIL; (2) SPECIFY THAT THE METHOD FOR PROVIDING NOTICE OF TAX LEVIES SHALL BE AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW OR ORDINANCE; (3) REPEAL OBSOLETE LANGUAGE THAT IS SUPERSEDED BY STATE LAW; (4) CLARIFY THAT THE COUNCIL MAY EXCEED THE ADOPTED BUDGET FOR EMERGENCY OR UNANTICIPATED MUNICIPAL EXPENDITURES, BUT ONLY AS PROVIDED BY STATE LAW; (5) CLARIFY THAT CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY SHALL BE AS SET FORTH IN STATE LAW; AND (6) SPECIFY THAT AUDITS OF THE CITY’S ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS SHALL BE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS, AND THAT THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS SHALL BE INDEPENDENT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, HAVING NO PERSONAL INTEREST, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, IN THE FISCAL AFFAIRS OF CITY GOVERNMENT OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS?

 

 

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: This proposition specifies that the city manager shall consult with the other city officers before submitting budget recommendations and estimates to the council; specifies the method for providing notice of tax levies; and makes other clarifying changes that conform to state law and established practice.

 

 

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of specifying that the city manager shall consult with the other city officers before submitting budget recommendations and estimates to the council; specifying the method for providing notice of tax levies; and making other clarifying changes that conform to state law and established practice.

 

 

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the current charter language, which does not require the city manager to consult with the other city officers before submitting budget recommendations and estimates to the council, and specifies that notice of tax levies shall be published in the official newspaper of the city.

 


Yes 

 No 

 

 

 

 

 


PROPOSITION 435

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SCOTTSDALE CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL RELATING TO EXECUTION OF CONTRACTS


OFFICIAL TITLE
: SHALL ARTICLE 8, SECTION 1, OF THE CITY CHARTER, RELATING TO CONTRACT PREPARATION, BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY THAT EXCEPTIONS TO THE METHOD FOR EXECUTING A CONTRACT SHALL BE BY CHARTER, LAW, OR BY ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL?

 

 

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: This proposition clarifies that exceptions to the method for executing a contract shall be by charter, law, or by ordinance or resolution of the council.

 

 

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of adding language to clarify that exceptions to the method for executing a contract shall be by charter, law, or by ordinance or resolution of the council.

 

 

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the current charter language, which does not include language to clarify that exceptions to the method for executing a contract shall be by charter, law, or by ordinance or resolution of the council.

 


Yes 

 No 

 

PROPOSITION 436

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SCOTTSDALE CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL RELATING TO FRANCHISES

 


OFFICIAL TITLE
: SHALL ARTICLE 12, SECTION 1, OF THE CITY CHARTER, RELATING TO FRANCHISES, BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY THAT THE METHOD FOR PUBLISHING A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT PRIOR TO A FRANCHISE ELECTION SHALL BE AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW OR ORDINANCE?

 

 

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: This proposition clarifies that the method for publishing a franchise agreement prior to a franchise election shall be as required by state law or ordinance.

 

 

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of adding language to clarify that the method for publishing a franchise agreement prior to a franchise election shall be as required by state law or ordinance.

 

 

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the current charter language, which does not include language to clarify that the method for publishing a franchise agreement prior to a franchise election shall be as required by state law or ordinance.

 


Yes 

 No 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PROPOSITION 437

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SCOTTSDALE CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS  

 


OFFICIAL TITLE
: SHALL ARTICLE 13, SECTION 1, OF THE CITY CHARTER, RELATING TO PUBLICITY OF RECORDS, BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY THAT ALL RECORDS OF EVERY OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY OF THE CITY SHALL BE OPEN FOR INSPECTION PURSUANT TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS?

 

 

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: This proposition clarifies that all records of every office, department or agency of the city shall be open for inspection pursuant to all applicable laws.

 

 

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of adding language to clarify that all records of every office, department or agency of the city shall be open for inspection pursuant to all applicable laws.

 

 

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the current charter language, which does not include language to clarify that all records of every office, department or agency of the city shall be open for inspection pursuant to all applicable laws.


Yes 

 No