Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 08:39:58 -0800 (PST) From: "mike ross" Subject: request for public information on the bond election per Arizona's Public Information Laws A.R.S 39-121 To: "phx - mayor phil gordon" <> CC: "phi - council 7" <>, "phx - council 3" <>, "phx - council 1 -" <>, "phx - council 2 -" <>, "phx - council 4" <>, "phx - council 5" <>, "phx - council 6" <>, "phx - council 8" <>

Dear Mayor Gordon and Phoenix CIty Council Members:

In this article in todays arizona republic by phoenix mayor phil gordon which asked us to vote for these new phoenix bonds the mayor said: "Either way, your property tax rate will remain exactly the same."

So if we vote for the bonds we dont get any new taxes, and we get a whole bunch of goodies.

This is a request for public information per Arizona's Public Information Laws A.R.S 39-121, so if we dont vote for the bonds, your saying the taxes will be the same. in that case what will all the money be spent on instead of all the goodies in the bond issue? that is my request for public information.

if there is no new taxes, and the the bonds fail, then what will the money that would have been spend on the bond goodies be spent on? will the city of phoenix put it in the bank? will the city of phoenix use the money to give raises to its employees?

i suspect your lying to us about the no new taxes. and that if the bonds do pass there will be lots of "new taxes" but just to prove your not lying to us about the "no new taxes" line please tell me just what the tax money will be spent on if the voters shoot the bonds into the toilet.



Yes: Investing in the basics keeps our city healthy and the future brighter

Feb. 27, 2006 12:00 AM

Proposition 7 will allocate slightly more than $147 million for street improvements and to build storm sewers, detention basins and flood control projects - an investment in basic infrastructure.

We learned from events in New Orleans what can happen when you ignore your infrastructure - and while it doesn't rain often in Phoenix, it rains hard and we have flooding.

This proposition, like the other six propositions on the March 14 ballot, is supported by people throughout Phoenix who want to invest in the city. They are people from all walks of life who are committed to building a better future.

On the other side, you've been reading about and hearing a misinformed point of view from a couple of people who simply do not understand a fundamental reality: Great cities build police and fire stations, streets and storm sewers, when they are needed. Waiting means doing without the basics.

Your "yes" votes on Propositions 1 through 7 will give you:

- Police and fire stations.

- Phoenix Mountains preserve improvements and park renovation.

- Education, including a UA medical school and ASU's College of Nursing, and public high schools.

- Health science facilities.

- Street improvements.

- Storm sewers.

- Boys and Girls Clubs (constructing buildings).

- Historic preservation.

- Libraries.

- Senior citizen community centers.

- Youth facilities at community centers.

- Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden improvements.

- Affordable housing projects for families.

Voting "no" gives you nothing. Either way, your property tax rate will remain exactly the same. It's that simple.

If we want to live in a great community, then it's up to us as citizens of Phoenix to make it happen. We owe it to ourselves and our children to re-invest, to keep working hard, and to build a better future.

Join me in voting "yes" on all seven bonds.

Phil Gordon is mayor of Phoenix. For more information, visit

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