Invitation to Submit Ballot Arguments
Deadline April 18, 2016
Florence– Town Clerk Lisa Garcia announced the proposition number for ballot measure appearing on the May 17, 2016, Florence Special Election and invites interested parties to submit arguments to be included in the Publicity Pamphlet that will be distributed prior to the May 17, 2016 Special Election.
The proposition that will appear on the May 17, 2016, ballot is listed below.
Proposition 408: ONE-TIMESPECIFIC AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF STATE-IMPOSED EXPENDITURE LIMITATION:
Proposal submitted by the Town Council of Florence
Official title: Resolution No. 1568-15 – A resolution of the Town of Florence, Pinal County, Arizona, proposing a one-time specific amount in excess of the state-imposed expenditure limitation of Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
Pursuant to Article IX, Section 20(2)(c), of the Arizona Constitution, allows the Town of Florence to exceed the state-imposed expenditure limitation for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 by $15,000,000 to allow the Town to adopt a budget no greater than the amount that was adopted for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
Shall the Town of Florence retain local control and exceed the state-imposed expenditure limitation by $15,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, to allow the Town to adopt a budget no greater than the amount that was adopted for Fiscal Year 2015-2016?
A“YES” vote shall have the effect of allowing the Town of Florence to retain local control and expend existing funds and revenues in a way that will allow the Town to continue to provide the existing services to its residents. A“YES” vote will not increase or decrease taxes.
A“NO” vote shall have the effect of preventing the Town of Florence from retaining local control and its ability to expend existing funds and revenues and instead require expenditures be limited by the state-imposed expenditure formula based on Fiscal Year 1979-1980 expenditures, resulting in cuts in existing Town services and projects. A“NO” vote will not increase or decrease taxes.
Arguments for or against ballot measures may be filed with the Town Clerk no later than 5 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2016. Arguments may be submitted to the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 2670, 775 N. Main Street, Florence, Arizona 85132. A $200 fee must accompany each argument submitted and each argument must not exceed 300 words.Arguments must be signed by the submitting person. Arguments submitted by organizations shall be signed on behalf of the organization by one of the executive officers of the organization authorized to take the action, or if a political committee, by the Chairperson or Treasurer. No person or organization shall submit more than one argument for each ballot measure to be voted on.
For more information, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 520-868-7552.