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If the renewal fails, CUSD will have to cut Krista Collins. In the Chandler Voter Information
approximately $7 million from the 2009-10 budget Pamphlet, she expresses her concerns that “ … politicos
and potentially more than $20 million over the next … can play monopoly with your tax money.” In her
three years. argument against Prop. 412, she says “innovation
Arguments for the override came from the CUSD zones” can be sponsored by the City or others to speed
governing board, Mayor Boyd Dunn, Sen. Jay clusters of industries.
Tibshraeny, Barbara and Norman Knox, former CUSD “If the GP passes, city politicians can point to voter
board member Darnell Tarwater and others. No approval whenever they speculate on a new company
arguments against the override were submitted for with your tax money.”
election materials. Area resident Nancy Klempner contends the General
Plan contains no height limit for Chandler buildings,
General Plan guides land growth and in her argument against the proposition,
Approval of the City of Chandler General Plan says there’s “misleading” information about
Update, or Proposition 412, will also be on the Nov. what is considered a high rise or mid rise
4 ballot. Required by state statutes, the General Plan building.
guides city growth and development, and is reviewed oover 35 days and more.
and updated by a committee of municipal leaders and Other major propositions AArguing in favor are
citizens every fi ve years. It is used to coordinate and In other major ballot initiatives, Proposition fformer Sen. Stan Barnes
implement land use decisions, which then impact 102 would amend the Arizona Constitution to ffrom Mesa, and payday
infrastructure, traffi c, parks, recreation and open provide that “only a union of one man and llending store employees
space, city services, housing supply and affordability one woman shall be valid or recognized as CCarl Hancox of Tucson
as well as public resources. a marriage in this state.” Arguing for Prop. 102 are 2 and Paul Beinlich of Chandler. Barnes says “thed P l B i li h f Ch
The General Plan contains 15 elements that Snowfl ake Sen. Sylvia Allen, Cecil Ash, candidate for payday lending industry serves an important function
provide “a blueprint for growth, sustainability, and District 18 from Mesa, and Laura Knaperek, executive …” and Beinlich believes it “will improve the payday
development that aim to enhance the life of Chandler director for United Families International who says lending industry.”
residents and businesses.” statistics show that “children who are raised in strong Those against the reform include Len Kirschner,
Mayor Boyd Dunn recommends the passage of families with a mother and a father are more likely president of Arizona AARP, John Wright, president of
Prop. 412, saying the development of the update is to be healthy and productive citizens …” and it’s a Arizona Education Association and others who say
“rigorous, but valuable.” “preventative measure that ensures better outcomes they liken payday loan operations with “predatory
“The planning process forced us to think in greater for the majority of children.” lending practices that victimize consumers” … and
depth about things like conservation, fi scal constraints, Arguing against are Dr. Bonnie F. Saunders, if passed, would give “Arizona’s working families a
and how all of these matters create a great life quality president of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, shovel to dig a deeper fi nancial hole.”
for our residents,” he says, also commending former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and others who say Because of the number of items and size of the
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, who chaired the it’s “not about prohibiting gay marriages … Arizona General Election ballot, offi cials encourage voters to
committee, and those who met for nearly a year to already has a law that does that.” fi ll out a sample ballot prior to entering the election
discuss future growth. Proposition 200, or the “Payday Loan Reform Act,” booth.
Residents arguing against the General Plan Update would extend payday licensing program indefi nitely;
include long-time Southern Chandler area resident allow electronic debit agreements; prohibit services
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