Polls close in Arizona jurisdictional election; Phoenix bonds pass



(The Center Square) – Voters in municipalities throughout Arizona are deciding on the fate of billions of dollars in bonds relating to issues such as schools and infrastructure.

In Phoenix, there were four bond questions on the ballot with a total price tag of $500 million.

Question one asked to approve a $214 million for infrastructure projects. As of 8 p.m., “yes” leads with 70.6%.

Question two sought $108 million to help fund for libraries, parks, and “historical preservation” items. As of 8 p.m., it “yes” leads with 64%.

Question three sought $114 million for “education, economic development, reducing waste, resource management, arts and culture projects.” As of 8 p.m., “yes” leads with 62%.

Question four, which is the least costly at $63 million, asked about funding for “affordable housing and senior center projects.” As of 8 p.m., “yes” leads with 66%.

“Let’s go Phoenix. All four of Phoenix’s general obligation bonds have passed by double digit margins,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said at a watch party on Tuesday night.

Throughout Maricopa County, other significant votes include a Scottsdale Unified School District budget override continuation, which “yes” leads with 58% as of 8 p.m.

In Glendale, both bond approvals are leading. But in the small suburb of El Mirage, nearly 80% of votes are against for a $41.5 million bond.

The Center Square will continue to provide updates.



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