VOL. 18  ISSUE NO. 11   |   MARCH 14 – 20, 2012

MARCH 14, 2012

City of Scottsdale preliminary election results

Preliminary election results released tonight, March 13, indicate that Scottsdale voters have narrowly rejected an update to the city’s general plan while approving a Southwest Gas franchise agreement and seven city charter amendments.

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane provided these comments on the election results:
“Scottsdale voters sent a clear message tonight that more work remains to be done on our General Plan. I am committed to working with our citizens and staff to address all of their concerns and draft a new General Plan that responds to those issues.  I want to thank all those who worked on the General Plan over the last two years and ask that they continue to be engaged on the subject as we proceed.

“As for the city charter amendments, I would like to thank the citizens for passing these important reforms to our city charter that will further improve the transparency and accountability of Scottsdale city government. I also want to thank the members of the charter review task force and for all those that participated in the process. Their hard work and dedication to improving Scottsdale will have a lasting impact on the operation, communication and the relationship of the city with our citizens.”

Click here for the unofficial results for Scottsdale’s ballot items, according to the Maricopa County Elections Office. These “final unofficial results” include all counted early ballots and 30 out of 30 polling sites.  These totals do not include unverified early ballots dropped off at the polls today or provisional ballots. Because of a potentially large number of “late early” and provisional ballots, the soonest final results for the Scottsdale election will be available is after 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, according to election officials.

The latest Scottsdale election results are available at http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/elections.

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