Glendale City Sales Tax Increase Measure (November 2012)

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A Glendale City Sales Tax Increase was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Maricopa County, Arizona, where it was defeated. This measure was on the ballot by petition.

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.[1]

Election Results

The following are election results for the measure:

City of Glendale Proposition 457
Defeatedd No38,56166.07%
Yes 19,799 33.93%

Results via Maricopa County, Recorder Elections Office

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See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Arizona

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.[1]

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