Glendale City Sales Tax Increase Measure (November 2012)
This measure proposed to reverse a 0.7% sales tax increase which was to be used for many municipal operating costs, including the $17 million arena management payment to a likely buyer for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes.
The following are election results for the measure:
|City of Glendale Proposition 457|
Results via Maricopa County, Recorder Elections Office
Path to the ballot
The initiative petitions were rejected by the Glendale city clerk, and the Maricopa County Superior Court upheld the rejection on the basis of unclear and misleading language.
A local business group called "Save Glendale Now" challenged the rejection and the ruling of the Maricopa County Superior Court. In this court battle, the Court of Appeals ruled against Glendale and permitted the initiative to go on the November General Election ballot. The City of Glendale asked for a review of the ruling, but the Arizona supreme court denied the review.
- Appeals court rules against Glendale in sales tax ballot measure battle
- "AZ Supreme Court lets Glendale sales tax ruling stand" September 5, 2012
- Glendale asks Supreme Court to consider sales-tax ruling