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Temporary Sales Tax Increase:
What it means and how it will work
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Click here to view the city of Glendale's statement on Proposition 457.

Proposed Reductions

Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Click here to view the Sept. 25, 2012 special workshop agenda and proposed general fund reductions.

Glendale, AZ - Video Watch workshop meeting
Glendale, AZ - Video Watch evening meeting to view public comments

Feedback from Community Meetings:
Glendale residents were invited to attend one of several community meetings to hear about proposed reductions to the city’s General Fund budget. Below are the comments given and responses from city:

Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Wednesday, Oct. 3 - COMPLETE      
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr
Public Meeting Video
Responses to Public Comments (pdf)
Responses to Public Comment Cards (pdf)
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Monday, Oct. 8 - COMPLETE            
Desert Mirage Elementary School
8605 W. Maryland Ave.
Responses to Public Comments (pdf)
Responses to Public Comment Cards (pdf)
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Wednesday, Oct. 10 - COMPLETE    
Glendale Adult Center
5970 W. Brown St.
Responses to Public Comments (pdf)
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Tuesday, Oct. 30 - COMPLETE
Rose Lane Recreation Center
5003 W. Marlette Ave.
Letters from Students/Comments (pdf)
Responses to Public Comments (pdf)

- Presentation Slides from Public Meetings
- Meeting Handout - Key Service Reductions
- Online Comments As of 10-15-12


 

As the November general election approaches, the city of Glendale wants to inform voters about the importance of the temporary sales tax that the City Council approved in June 2012. Revenue generated from this tax is for the main budget, the General Fund, providing funding for services such as public safety, code compliance, libraries and parks and recreation.

The last time Glendale increased the general sales tax rate across most categories was 20 years ago. Since that time, Glendale’s population has grown by more than 41 percent, and to serve the needs of the current and new residents, the city has added a third library, 32 parks, a recreation and aquatics center, five fire stations and a police precinct.

What does “temporary” mean?
The new rate is only effective for five years – August 1, 2012 to August 1, 2017.

What’s at stake?
If the temporary sales tax were to go away, here is a list of proposed reductions to the city as of 9/24/12:

  • 250 employee positions
  • Police officers, CAT Team, jail staff
  • Firefighters and fire inspectors
  • Closing of Glendale libraries
  • Eliminating all downtown city festivals
  • Closure of Rose Lane Aquatics Facility
  • Shutting down the city’s TV station/online videos to no longer broadcast public meetings

Glendale, AZ - Voter Info General Election Information
For election results, visit the county election results page.


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Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Download the complete fact sheet: click here | En Español
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Public Information Presentations: PDF | Power Point
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Read the press release: click here
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 Read the "My Turn" Column from the Arizona Republic, Saturday, July 28
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 October 2, 2012 Council Presentation: Click here
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 September 25, 2012 Council Presentation: Click here
Glendale, AZ - Glendale 11 September 12, 2012 Council presentation outlining financial scenarios: click here


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