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Marana Town Alternative Expenditure Limitation Extension Question (March 2013)

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A Marana Town Alternative Expenditure Limitation Extension proposition was decisively approved on the March 12, 2013 election ballot in Pima County, which is in Arizona.

This measure authorized the extension of the Alternative Expenditure Limitation which allows the Council to operated under expenditure limitations other than those established by the State. For example, in the 2013-2014 year the state imposed limitations allow expenditures of $42,765,657 but under the proposed alternative expenditure limitations the estimated expenditure of the town is $94,495,273.[1]

Election results

Marana Town Question 2
Approveda Yes 4,211 73.68%

Election results from Pima County March 12, 2013 election results.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

On January 15, 2013, the Town Council voted 6‐0 to approve Resolution No. 2013‐005, proposing an

extension of the Alternative Expenditure Limitation. As a result of the Council vote, at the general election to be held on May 21, 2013, the voters of the Town of Marana will vote on the question of an alternative expenditure limitation – home rule option. The voters of the Town in 1985 adopted an Alternative Expenditure Limitation and have voted to extend such Alternative Expenditure Limitation from time to time, most recently in 2009.  The purpose of this election is for the continued use of the alternative expenditure limitation.

With voter approval, the town shall be limited to the expenditure of estimated available revenues whether such expenditures are less than or exceed the state imposed limit.  As an example, in 2013‐ 2014, the state imposed limitation plus applicable constitutional exclusions will allow expenditures of $42,765,657.  Under the proposed alternative expenditure limitation, we estimate expenditures of $94,495,273.

If the voters approve, the additional expenditure authority will be used for all local budgetary purposes including general government, public safety, highways and streets, development services, community development, parks and recreation, water and wastewater utility, airport and capital improvements plan.  Revenues received from federal, state and local sources will be used to fund such expenditures.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Notice of Election
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.