OCTOBER 2, 2013

Information available on Scottsdale’s Nov. 5 Special Election

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Scottsdale residents have a variety of information sources available to help them learn more about Scottsdale’s Nov. 5 Special Election.

Five questions will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. Four of the questions pertain to the proposed sale of $212.1 million in general obligation bonds to fund capital improvement projects. The estimated average annual tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $0.2174 per $100 of secondary assessed valuation. 

The proposed projects cover a broad range of improvements. Each bond question on the Nov. 5 ballot will represent a different project group:
1.  Parks, Libraries and Community Facilities ($50.4 million in projects)
2.  Public Safety ($43.7 million in projects)
3.  Neighborhood Flood Control ($19 million in projects)
4.  Transportation, Streets and Trails ($99 million in projects)

A fifth ballot question 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. The system serves about 2,200 customers in Scottsdale.

Links to the official ballot language, publicity pamphlet and a complete list of the proposed bond projects and their descriptions are available at: www.ScottsdaleAz.gov/elections.

An election information video is available for viewing at: http://youtu.be/EXj2wjj1LDE.

The last day to register to vote in Scottsdale’s Nov. 5 Special Election is Oct. 7.  Early ballots for the election will be mailed Oct. 10.

If you have questions about the election, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 480-312-2412.

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