November 6, 2012 General Election Ballot Language

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For the convenience of voters and to enhance election participation, the City of Mesa will consolidate its General Election with the State's General Election. One Question and five propositions for the City of Mesa will be included on the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot. The full text of the ballot language, to be posted in each polling place and printed in the Publicity Pamphlet, is provided below. In addition, the measures as they will appear in brief form on the official ballot are also available below.

 

Ballot Language (Full Text)



QUESTION 1 - PARKS, OPEN SPACE, RECREATIONAL AND AQUATIC FACILITY BONDS

Shall Mesa, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell General Obligation Bonds of the City in the principal amount of $70,000,000 to provide funds to acquire, construct, improve, furnish and equip parks, recreational facilities,  aquatic facilities, museums, open space, bike and pedestrian paths, land and interests in land, and pay all costs thereof; the bonds, and any bonds issued to refund the City’s bonds, may be sold at prices that include premiums not greater than permitted by law; may bear interest not exceeding 8% per annum, and may have principal payable not later than 25 years from the date issued?

These bonds will be issued as General Obligation Bonds and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service on bonds, unless the governing body provides for payment from other sources.  The bonds may be refunded by the issuance of refunding bonds of a weighted average maturity of less than 75% of the weighted average maturity of the bonds being refunded.

PROPOSITION 460 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MESA CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL

OFFICIAL TITLE:  Ordinance No. 5104 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, proposing to amend Section 203 of the Mesa City Charter to set the procedures for filling a vacancy in the Office of Mayor and Council district office.

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE
:  Amend the Mesa City Charter to require an election to fill a vacancy in the Office of Mayor if the vacancy occurs with more than two (2) years remaining in the term.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of amending the City Charter to require an election to fill a vacancy in the Office of Mayor if more than two (2) years are remaining in the term.


A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the existing Charter provision that the Vice Mayor will fill a vacancy in the Office of Mayor for the remainder of the unexpired term.


PROPOSITION 461 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MESA CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL

OFFICIAL TITLE
:  Ordinance No. 5105 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, proposing to amend Section 605 (A) of the Mesa City Charter to require the City Manager to provide the Five-Year Capital Program to the Council prior to the beginning of each fiscal year.

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE
:  Amend the Mesa City Charter to require the City Manager to provide the City Council with the Five-Year Capital Program prior to the start of the fiscal year instead of by March 1 of each year.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of amending the City Charter to require the City Manager to provide the Five-Year Capital Program to the Council prior to the beginning of each fiscal year.


A “NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the existing Charter provision requiring the City Manager to provide the Five-Year Capital Program to the Council by March 1 of each year.


PROPOSITION 462 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MESA CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL

OFFICIAL TITLE
:  Ordinance No. 5106 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, proposing to amend Section 701 (A) of the Mesa City Charter to allow Council to set dates for City of Mesa elections.

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE
:  Amend the Mesa City Charter to allow the City Council to set election dates for the City of Mesa elections.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of amending the City Charter to allow the City Council to set election dates for the City of Mesa.

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of not allowing the City Council to set election dates for the City of Mesa.



PROPOSITION 463 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MESA CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL

OFFICIAL TITLE
:  Ordinance No. 5103 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, proposing to amend Sections 201 (C) and 201 (D) of the Mesa City Charter to allow Council to set dates for the commencement of terms for the Mayor and Council.

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE
:  Amend the Mesa City Charter to allow the City Council to set the dates for the commencement of the terms for the Mayor and the City Council.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of amending the City Charter to allow the City Council to set dates for the commencement of terms for the Mayor and Council.


A “NO” vote shall have the effect of not allowing the City Council to set dates for the commencement of terms for the Mayor and Council.


PROPOSITION 464 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MESA CITY CHARTER BY THE CITY COUNCIL

OFFICIAL TITLE
:  Ordinance No. 5107 - An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, proposing to amend Section 201 (F) of the Mesa City Charter to state that if less than three (3) candidates file nominating petitions, qualifying as candidates for the Office of Mayor or District Councilmember, the Primary Election will be dispensed with for that office and the candidates will appear on the ballot for the General Election.

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE
:  Amend the Mesa City Charter to enable the City to forego the Primary Election for the Office of Mayor or District Councilmember if less than three (3) candidates file nominating petitions, qualifying as candidates, for that office and the office(s) will be filled at the General Election.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of amending the City Charter to dispense with the Primary Election for Mayor or District Councilmember if less than three (3) candidates file nominating petitions, qualifying as candidates, for that office and provide that the office(s) will be filled at the General Election.


A NO” vote shall have the effect of retaining the existing Charter language, which requires a Primary Election if less than three (3) candidates file nominating petitions for the Office of Mayor or District Councilmember.

 

Ballot Language (Brief Form)


QUESTION 1

Shall Mesa be authorized to issue and sell $70,000,000 General Obligation Bonds for parks, open space, recreational and aquatic facilities?


PROPOSITION 460

Proposed amendment to the Mesa City Charter by the City Council relating to filling a vacancy in the Office of Mayor if more than two (2) years are remaining in the term.

A “YES” vote shall amend the City Charter to require an election to fill a vacancy in the Office of Mayor if more than two (2) years remain in the term.


A “NO” vote shall retain the existing provision that the Vice Mayor will fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term.


PROPOSITION 461


Proposed amendment to the Mesa City Charter by the City Council relating to allowing the City Manager to provide the Council with the Five-Year Capital Program prior to the beginning of the fiscal year.

A “YES” vote shall amend the City Charter to require the City Manager to provide the Five-Year Capital Program to the Council prior to the beginning of the fiscal year.


A “NO” vote shall maintain the existing Charter provision that the City Manager provide the Five-Year Capital Program by March 1 of each year.


PROPOSITION 462


Proposed amendment to the Mesa City Charter by the City Council relating to allowing the Council to, by ordinance, set election dates for the City of Mesa.

A “YES” vote shall amend the City Charter to allow the Council to set election dates for the City of Mesa.

A “NO” vote shall not allow the Council to set election dates for the City of Mesa.


PROPOSITION 463

Proposed amendment to the Mesa City Charter by the City Council relating to allowing the Council, by ordinance, to set the dates for the commencement of terms for Mayor and Council.

A “YES” vote shall amend the City Charter to allow the Council to set dates for the commencement of terms for the Mayor and Council.


A “NO” vote shall not allow the Council to set dates for the commencement of terms.


PROPOSITION 464


Proposed amendment to the Mesa City Charter by the City Council relating to dispensing with the Primary Election if less than three (3) candidates file nominating petitions, qualifying as candidates, for Mayor or District Councilmember.

A “YES” vote shall amend the City Charter to dispense with the Primary Election for the Office of Mayor or District Councilmember if less than three (3) candidates file nominating petitions.


A “NO” vote shall require a Primary Election for the Office of Mayor or District Councilmember if less than three (3) candidates file nominating petitions.

 

 

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Office Location:
Mesa City Plaza Building
20 East Main Street
Suite 150
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Office Hours:
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Closed Fridays

Mailing Address:
Office of the City Clerk MS-1003
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466

Phone:
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Phone: (elections) 480-644-4868
Fax: 480-644-2821

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