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Voters reject Glendale City Council pay raise in landslide, approve DVUSD funding measures

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Glendale City Council members pose for a photo. From left, Barrel District Councilman Bart Turner, Sahuaro District Councilman Ray Malnar, Vice Mayor Joyce Clark of the Yucca District, Mayor Jerry Weiers, Cholla District Councilwoman Lauren Tolmachoff, Ocotillo District Councilman Jamie Aldama and Cactus District Councilman Ian Hugh. /Submitted photo

By Mark Carlisle | Daily Independent

Glendale City Council asked its residents for a pay raise. The answer, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election, is a resounding “no.”

Proposition 424, which would have increased City Council members’ pay by 55% and Mayor Jerry Weiers’ pay by 42%, was rejected 73.6% to 26.4%, according to unofficial results from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.

Voters also approved two funding measures for the Deer Valley Unified School District and a measure to Glendale to change the city’s primary election date to conform to state law.

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