The Arizona Republic
The Arizona Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that a Glendale sales-tax initiative should appear on the November ballot.
The court case has been closely watched because the tax is expected to bring about $20 million to Glendale this year. Also, it will help the city pay a $17 million arena management payment that will help keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale. The tax would also help budget-strapped Glendale avoid severe cuts.
The 0.7 percentage-point tax increase went into effect Aug. 1.
The initiative aims to reverse the city’s sales-tax hike and it would require that voters approve future increases.
Now, the city must weigh whether appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court.