Special Bond Election: Nov. 2, 2021

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The Chandler City Council called for a Special Bond Election to be held on Nov. 2, 2021, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors the questions of authorizing the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds of the City.

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Ballot by Mail Election

The Nov. 2, 2021, Bond Election will be conducted as a Ballot by Mail Election.  No voting will take place at the polls.  Ballots will be mailed to each qualified registered voter beginning Oct. 6, 2021.

Special Election Information Pamphlet


Proposal submitted to the voters by the Chandler City Council

Ballot Language for Special Bond Election In and For the City of Chandler, Arizona on Nov. 2, 2021.

The following provisions apply to all bonds to be voted on.  Specific information for each issue is set out for each question.

In addition to each specific authorized purpose, bond proceeds may be used to pay for bond insurance or other credit support for the bonds, all legal, accounting, financial, architectural, design, engineering and construction management costs and all other costs incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the purposes set forth in each question. The City may contract for letters of credit, surety bonds, lines of credit or other credit or liquidity support in connection with any one or more series of bonds.

  • The bonds may be issued in one or more series.
  • The bonds may be issued in the denomination of $1,000 each or multiples thereof.
  • Interest rates may be fixed or variable but shall not exceed 8.0% per annum.
  • Interest may be evidenced by separate certificates and will be payable on July 1 and January 1 or more frequently.
  • The bonds, and any bonds issued to refund the City’s bonds, may be sold at prices that include premiums not greater than permitted by law.
  • Bonds will mature over a period not to exceed 25 years from their date of issuance.
  • Bonds will mature on the days of each year determined by the Mayor and Council.

THE VOTER MAY VOTE “BOND APPROVAL, YES” OR “BOND APPROVAL, NO” ON EACH SEPARATE QUESTION.

PURPOSE: PARKS AND RECREATION IMPROVEMENTS/COMMUNITY SERVICES BONDS

AMOUNT: $72,985,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes: To construct, improve and acquire community, neighborhood, regional and aquatic parks, including recreational facilities, buildings and improvements; to acquire land for parks, recreational facilities, buildings and open spaces; to make improvements, additions and replacements to existing parks and recreational facilities and buildings; to landscape, furnish and equip existing and new parks and recreational facilities and buildings.

Payment of Bonds: Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City, and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $72,985,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

PURPOSE: PUBLIC SAFETY/FIRE BONDS

AMOUNT: $25,160,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes: To construct, improve, renovate and remodel fire stations and other fire safety-related facilities; to furnish, equip and improve fire stations, fire safety-related facilities and radio infrastructure; and to acquire vehicles and land for fire and public safety purposes.

Payment of Bonds: Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City, and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $25,160,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

PURPOSE: PUBLIC SAFETY/POLICE BONDS

AMOUNT: $55,190,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes: To construct, improve, renovate and remodel police stations and other police-related facilities; to furnish, equip and improve police stations, police-related facilities and radio infrastructure; and to acquire vehicles and land for police and public safety purposes.

Payment of Bonds: Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City, and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $55,190,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

PURPOSE: PUBLIC WORKS/STREET AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS BONDS

AMOUNT: $85,780,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes: To design, acquire, improve, construct, reconstruct and rehabilitate the streets, avenues, alleys and highways of or within the City; to design, acquire, install, construct and reconstruct street lighting, traffic signal/control systems, underground utility lines, landscape improvements and transit/bicycle program improvements, including shared-use paths and trails; to acquire land and interests in land for transportation purposes.

Payment of Bonds: Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City, and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $85,780,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

PURPOSE:  MUNICIPAL FACILITIES BONDS

AMOUNT:   $33,570,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes: To construct, improve, renovate, replace and remodel municipal buildings and facilities including performing arts and cultural facilities, office buildings, senior and community recreation centers, libraries, and other municipal buildings and facilities, including such improvements as HVAC systems, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems and generators, technology, and other building components related thereto; to furnish and equip such municipal facilities, and improve the grounds thereof.

Payment of Bonds: Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $33,570,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

Nov. 2, 2021 Special Election Key Dates

June 28 For/Against Argument Filing Begins for Bond Propositions
Aug. 4 Last day to file For/Against Arguments for Bond Propositions
Oct. 4 Last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2, 2021, Special Bond Election
Oct. 6 Ballots mailed to registered voters
Nov. 2 ELECTION DAY
Special Bond Election FAQs

Question No. 1

PURPOSE: PARK AND RECREATION IMPROVEMENTS/COMMUNITY SERVICES BONDS

AMOUNT: $72,985,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes:  To construct, improve and acquire community, neighborhood, regional and aquatic parks, including recreational facilities, buildings and improvements; to acquire land for parks, recreational facilities, buildings and open spaces; to make improvements, additions and replacements to existing parks and recreational facilities and buildings; to landscape, furnish and equip existing and new parks and recreational facilities and buildings.

Payment of Bonds:  Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City, and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $72,985,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

Question No. 2

PURPOSE:  PUBLIC SAFETY/FIRE BONDS

AMOUNT: $25,160,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes:  To construct, improve, renovate and remodel fire stations and other fire safety-related facilities; to furnish, equip and improve fire stations, fire safety-related facilities and radio infrastructure; and to acquire vehicles and land for fire and public safety purposes.

Payment of Bonds:  Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City, and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $25,160,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

Question No. 3

PURPOSE: PUBLIC SAFETY/POLICE BONDS

AMOUNT:  $55,190,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes:  To construct, improve, renovate and remodel police stations and other police-related facilities; to furnish, equip and improve police stations, police-related facilities and radio infrastructure; and to acquire vehicles and land for police and public safety purposes.

Payment of Bonds:  Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City, and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $55,190,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

Question No. 4

PURPOSE:  PUBLIC WORKS/STREET AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS BONDS

AMOUNT: $85,780,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes:  To design, acquire, improve, construct, reconstruct and rehabilitate the streets, avenues, alleys and highways of or within the City; to design, acquire, install, construct and reconstruct street lighting, traffic signal/control systems, underground utility lines, landscape improvements and transit/bicycle program improvements, including shared-use paths and trails; to acquire land and interests in land for transportation purposes

Payment of Bonds:  Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City, and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $85,780,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

                                                                

Question No. 5

PURPOSE:  MUNICIPAL FACILITIES BONDS

AMOUNT: $33,570,000

Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona, be authorized to issue and sell the following bonds of the City:

Purposes:  To construct, improve, renovate, replace and remodel municipal buildings and facilities including performing arts and cultural facilities, office buildings, senior and community recreation centers, libraries, and other municipal buildings and facilities, including such improvements as HVAC systems, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems and generators, technology, and other building components related thereto; to furnish and equip such municipal facilities, and improve the grounds thereof.

Payment of Bonds:  Each series of these bonds will be issued at the option of the Mayor and Council as general obligation bonds of the City pursuant to Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, payable from the levy of an ad valorem tax against the taxable property located within the City and the issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service of the bonds, unless the Mayor and Council provide for payment from other sources.

A “yes” vote shall authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell $33,570,000 of general obligation bonds of the City to be repaid with secondary property taxes.

A “no” vote shall not authorize the Chandler governing body to issue and sell such bonds of the City.

To seek approval of bonds for park and recreation improvements/community services, public safety/fire, public safety/police, public works/street and transit improvements, and municipal facilities purposes in the principal amount not to exceed $272,685,000. 

Any registered voter who resides in the City of Chandler boundaries (excluding County islands) may vote in a City of Chandler Election.  You may register to vote online through Service Arizona, or contact the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to request an Arizona Voter Registration Form, or call 602-506-1511.

Oct. 4, 2021, is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 2, 2021 Special Bond Election
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The Nov. 2, 2021 Special Bond Election will be conducted as a Ballot by Mail Election.  No voting will take place at the polls.

Ballots will be mailed to each qualified registered voter beginning Oct. 6, 2021.

All qualified voters get a ballot in the mail.  They can either return the voted ballot by mail or visit a Ballot Replacement Center to drop it off. 

Replacement Ballot Centers are equipped with a Ballot on Demand printer, SiteBooks, a ballot drop box, and friendly workers to help you through the process. 

When a voter arrives to vote in person, they start at the SiteBooks.  The SiteBooks are self-check-in terminals where a voter scans their ID, or manually enters their information to pull up their voter record.  The SiteBook sends the voter information to the Ballot on Demand printer, which then prints the corresponding replacement ballot and green affidavit envelope for each voter.  Of course, if a voter has their mailed ballot in-hand and wishes to vote that ballot they can do that and drop it off.  They can drop their ballot in its signed, sealed, green affidavit envelope in the ballot drop box.

You can return your ballot by mail, or you can drop your ballot off at the Ballot Replacement Center.  As long as your ballot is received, or you drop your ballot off by 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 your vote will be counted. 

The Ballot Drop Box at Chandler City Hall will be available on October 6, 2021.