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2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Arizona

Apache County 

Countywide measures

  • (–) On the countywide ballot, Apache voters will be asked to authorize a seven-year override of property tax limits prescribed by law, allowing for additional tax collections of $30,600,000 to fund general services.

 

Cochise County 

Local measures

  • (–) Douglas Unified School District residents will decide on a school budget override question, allowing the district to exceed spending limits by 10 percent.
  • (–) Northern Cochise Hospital District voters will be asked to reauthorize a secondary property tax for five years to be used for general operating and maintenance funds.
  • (+) Voters in the Rucker Transportation District will decide on dissolving the district by a mail-ballot election.
  • (–) Voters in the Willcox Unified School District will be asked to approve $12,300,000 in new debt.
  • (–) Willcox Unified School District residents will also be asked to authorize the override of budget limits so as to increase spending for five years.

Coconino County

Local measures

  • (–) Residents in the Page Unified School District will vote on allowing the school district to accept a budget that exceeds spending limits by 15 percent for the next seven years.
  • (–) Williams Unified School District voters will decide on issuing $5,000,000 in new debt to fund improvements to the gymnasium.

 

Maricopa County 

Local measures

  •  (–) Residents in the Agua Fria Union School District No. 216 will vote on authorizing $31,600,000 in new bonds to be repaid over 20 years by new property taxes.
  • (–) Balsz Elementary School District voters will decide on issuing $21,000,000 in new debt.
  • (–) Buckeye Union School District voters will consider allowing the district to accept a budget that exceeds spending caps by 10 percent for seven years. If approved, the measure would result in $1,200,000 in additional property taxes in the first year.
  • (–) Residents in the Cave Creek Unified School District will vote on a budget override question allowing the district to increase spending 15 percent over current limits. If approved, the measure would result in $2,400,000 in additional taxes.
  • (–) Creighton Elementary District voters will decide two budget override questions. Question 1 would allow the district to exceed budget caps by 15 percent, resulting in $1,500,000 in new taxes in the first year, and Question 2 would allow the district to spend an additional $2,900,000 in capital outlays over the spending limitations.
  • (–) City of El Mirage residents will vote on issuing $8,500,000 in bonds with $2,500,000 being used to fund parks and recreation facilities and $6,000,000 for construction of a new police station.
  • (–) Fountain Hills voters will be asked to approve $29,635,000 in general obligation bonds financed by new secondary property taxes.
  • (–) Residents in Fowler Elementary School District will vote on allowing the district to exceed budget caps and increase spending by 15 percent.
  • (–) Gila Bend Unified School District voters will consider the district’s request to override the budget cap and increase spending by $262,000 for two years.
  • (–) Glendale Elementary School District voters will decide on a bond measure issuing $28,285,000 in new debt for general infrastructure improvements.
  • (–) Glendale Union School District residents will vote on authorizing the district to issue $80,000,000 in bonds for construction and infrastructure.
  • (–) Voters in the Kyrene Elementary School District will consider a request to override capital outlay limits for seven years and authorize the district to spend an additional $6,800,000 per year.
  • (–) Liberty Elementary School District voters will consider a request to override the budget cap by 10 percent. The district’s current authorization to exceed the cap by 15 percent expires this year, and this proposed measure would result in additional taxing authority of $900,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Residents in the Littleton Elementary School District will vote on allowing the district to exceed spending limits by 15 percent for the next seven years.
  • (–) Madison Elementary School District residents will consider a measure to allow the district to override the budget and increase spending.
  • (–) Nadaburg Unified School District is seeking authority to override the budget and increase spending by 10 percent, resulting in $450,000 in additional taxes in 2012.
  • (–) Paradise Valley Unified School District voters will decide on two issues; one would authorize the issuance of $203,000,000 in bonds and the other would allow the district to exceed its capital outlay budget to and spend an additional $5,874,000 in 2012 for capital improvements.
  • (–) Residents in the Phoenix Union School District will decide on a measure granting authority to issue $230,000,000 in bonds for capital improvements. They will also consider the district’s request to override the capital outlay budget limit and increase spending 10 percent for seven years.
  • (–) Riverside Elementary School District voters will consider a measure to issue $25,000,000 in new debt.
  • (–) Residents of the Roosevelt Elementary School District will vote on issuing $7,250,000 in new bonds.
  • (–) Saddle Mountain Unified School District will ask voters for the authority to override the capital outlay budget limitation and increase spending by $800,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Tolleson Elementary School District residents will vote whether to grant the district’s request to exceed the budget limit and increase spending.

 

Pima County 

Local measures

  • (–) Continental Elementary School District voters will decide whether to allow the district to override the budget and exceed statutory spending limits by 15 percent. The measure would result in increased taxes of $350,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Residents in the Flowing Wells Unified School District will vote on exceeding statutory revenue limits to increase spending by $833,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Marana Unified School District voters will consider a request by the district to override statutory budget limits and increase spending by 10 percent for seven years.
  • (–) Sunnyside Unified School District residents will consider a request to exceed the budget and increase spending 10 percent over statutory caps, resulting in new taxes of $2,600,000 in 2012.
  • (–) Sunnyside Unified voters will also decide whether to authorize $88,000,000 in new debt for general school improvements.
  • (–) Tanque Verde Unified School District voters will consider a request by the district to exceed revenue control limits by 5 percent and increase taxes $209,000.
  • (–) Residents in the Vail Unified School District will vote on a proposition to increase taxes by $3,400,000 in 2012 by overriding statutory spending caps.

 

Yavapai County

Local measures

  • (–) Clarkdale Jerome Elementary School District voters will decide on the district’s request to override the budget and increase spending.
  • (+) City of Prescott voters will vote on a charter amendment to alter the City Manager’s budget estimates to include financial information on funds managed by the city.

 

Yuma County

Local measures

  • (–) Yuma City voters will decide whether to give the Mayor and Council Members pay raises, which would increase the mayor's salary from $12,000 to $18,000 and the Council Members’ salaries from $3,600 to $5,000. If approved by voters, the raises would become effective in 2014.