You are here:  Home  >  Featured News  >  Current Article

2 Maricopa County officials back effort to get Glendale sales-tax initiative on ballot

Posted by   /  August 17, 2012  /  No Comments

    Print       Email

By Lisa Halverstadt

The Arizona Republic

The NHL found someone to keep the Coyotes in Glendale, and the mayor of Quebec City Régis Labeaume wasn’t happy about that news, inspiring this cartoon.

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell and county Elections Director Karen Osborne are the latest to suggest a ballot measure to overturn Glendale’s sales-tax hike should go forward.

The issue is closely watched because proceeds from the tax will help Glendale pay for a 20-year, $324 million lease agreement that could keep the Coyotes in Glendale.

The anti-sales tax group, known as Save Glendale Now, aims to put the city’s 0.7 percent sales-increase, and future hikes, on the November ballot.


Also: More municipal news

Debate with Glendale mayoral candidates/The Arizona Republic

Evans has earned re-election

Sherwood best option in Sahuaro Dist.

Hirsch stands out in Cactus Dist. race

Patena right fit for Ironwood District seat

Experience sets Clark apart in Yucca Dist.

3 Peoria City Council hopefuls wrangle at forum

Petersen files complaints about mailers for foes

Scottsdale city manager selection delayed till ’13

Maps raise election competition, confusion

    Print       Email

Leave a Reply

You might also like...

Latest updates on cities around Arizona and their operations during the virus chaos

Read More →