Registered voters can expect to receive ballots for the Town of Florence Special All-Mail Election soon after they are mailed on April 30, 2015. Ballots are mailed a few days later than scheduled due to a delay that was beyond the Town’s control. Publicity pamphlets will be mailed on April 29, 2015 and should be received by voters this week.
Proposition 407 establishes a one-time specific amount in excess of the State-imposed expenditure limitation for one fiscal year. Annually, the Town Council determines the amount of the alternative expenditure limitation for the fiscal year after at least one public hearing. This alternative expenditure limitation replaces the State-imposed expenditure limitation.
The only question on the special election ballot is, “Shall the Town of Florence regain local control and exceed the state-imposed expenditure limitation for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 by $15,000,000, to allow the Town to adopt a budget no greater than the amount that was adopted for Fiscal Year 2014-2015?”
A “Yes” vote on Proposition 407 allows the Town to set its own budget expenditures through the budget adoption process. A “No” vote limits the Town’s budget to the State-imposed budget limit regardless of the Town’s revenues or community needs, resulting in cuts in existing Town service and programs.
All ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. on May 19, 2015. Ballots may be returned by postage paid mail or dropped off at the Pinal County Voter Registration office, Building E, 31 N. Pinal Street. Staff is available at Florence Town Hall from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on May 19 to assist voters with questions concerning the election.
For additional information, contact Lisa Garcia, Florence Town Clerk, at 520-868-7552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.