Bond Election

Thank you Chandler voters and the Citizen Bond Committee for your support of the bonds.

During the City of Chandler’s special bond election in November 2021, voters gave the authorization to issue bonds to fund capital projects planned in the 10-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP). 

The following categories and amounts recently approved will supplement existing authorization (Parks/Streets) or create new authorization (Fire/Police/Municipal Buildings) to continue with the projects in the City’s CIP: 

  • Parks and Recreation Improvements/Community Services Bonds in the amount of $72,985,000 
  • Public Safety/Fire Bonds in the amount of $25,160,000 
  • Public Safety/Police Bonds in the amount of $55,190,000 
  • Public Works/Street and Transit Improvements Bonds in the amount of $85,780,000 
  • Municipal Facilities Bonds in the amount of $33,570,000 

Residents will continue to have a say in the capital projects through our annual budget process, resident survey and public meetings. Find out more at Budget & Capital Improvement Program

Bond Election at a Glance

The City of Chandler held a Special Bond Election on Nov. 2, 2021. A bond election is the means by which the residents of the City of Chandler provide authorization for the City to issue bonds to fund large capital projects that are part of a well-defined Capital Improvement Program (CIP). A bond election is an opportunity for taxpayers to decide what community improvements or enhancements they are willing to pay for through property taxes.

Special Election Information Pamphlet

Will your City property tax rate increase?
No. The capital projects planned in the 10-year CIP are timed to ensure no increase to the secondary property tax rate. As debt is paid down, new debt can be added leaving taxes neutral.

There were five questions on the Nov. 2, 2021 ballot. The Citizen Bond Exploratory Committee recommended bond authorization for projects totaling $272,685,000. Discover more about the use of bond authorization for each area below.

Question 1: Parks Question 2: Fire Question 3: Police Question 4: Streets Question 5: Facilities

Elección de bonos de un vistazo

Date Description
Aug. 20, 2020 Bond Election Committee Kickoff
Sept. 1, 2020 Bond Election Committee Chairs Meeting

Sept. 8 - Dec. 15, 2020

Bond Election Subcommittee Meetings Begin
Dec. 15, 2020 Subcommittee Recommendations Due to CBEC

Jan. 20 - Feb. 5, 2021

Bond Election Committee Meeting to Form Consensus on All Subcommittee Recommendations

Feb. 25, 2021

Bond Election Committee Recommendations Report Finalized. Briefing to Council by Chairman of Bond Election Committee's Recommendations at Work Session

Feb. 25 - April 30, 2021

City Council Discussion of Recommendations and the Call for Election
May 27, 2021 City Council Announces Call for Election, Adopts Election Call Resolution, and Approves Ballot Language 
June 18, 2021 Ballot Language Given to Maricopa County
Aug. 4, 2021 Arguments Pro/Con Filed with City Clerk
Sept. 20, 2021 Sample Ballot/Informational Pamphlet Mailed to Voters Before Election
Nov. 2, 2021 Election Day

Citizen Bond Committee Helps Determine Bonded Projects

Bond Committee Structure

Chandler is in great shape and continues its tradition of fiscal strength, and maintaining AAA bond ratings. However, when a community has a capital plan to maintain and enhance public infrastructure, it is important that we can continue moving forward and improving our community. 

Although we have come a long way from our days of farm fields, our community is aging and there are many needs as it has changed over time. It has been 13 years since our last bond election. In order to keep Chandler moving forward as the Community of Innovation,  it is time for a Citizen Bond Committee to review those capital and infrastructure needs to build upon our solid foundation. This will allow the City to keep its strong financial position, strong reserves, dedication to a lean organization, its emphasis on great infrastructure, excellent public safety and strong quality of life that makes us more competitive.  


Projects Built from a Prior Bond Election