Special Election - May 19, 2020

On December 17, 2019, the Fountain Hills Town Council adopted Resolution 2019-59, calling for a Special Election to be held on May 19, 2020, to refer to the voters:

Ordinance 19-03        Rezoning 59.79 acres generally located at the northeast corner                                                        of Shea and Palisades Boulevards from L-3 P.U.D. and  OSR 
                                    to Daybreak PAD  

Resolution 2019-39    Changing roughly 23 acres near the northeast corner of Shea                                                          and Palisades Boulevards from Lodging to Multi-Family/Medium

Also that evening, the Fountain Hills Town Council adopted:

Ordinance 19-19         Amending the Town Code Chapter 2 by amending Section
                                    2-1-1, Elected Officers, dealing with the term of the office of
                                    Mayor and providing for a vote of the qualified electors of the
                                    Town approving said change

Below is the wording for each of these questions as they were on the official ballot. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE


The deadline to vote in this Special Election was Monday, April 20, 2020. 



BALLOT LANGUAGE


PROPOSITION NO. 427

Official Title:         Ordinance Amending Zoning for Daybreak

Descriptive Title:  A referendum ordered by petition of the people, of Ordinance 19-03 amending the Fountain Hills Official Zoning District Map for approximately 59.79 acres generally located at the northeast corner of Palisades Boulevard and Shea Boulevard from L-3 P.U.D. and OSR to Daybreak PAD.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of approving Ordinance 19-03, thereby amending the Fountain Hills Official Zoning District Map for approximately 59.79 acres generally located at the northeast corner of Palisades Boulevard and Shea Boulevard from L-3 P.U.D. and OSR to Daybreak PAD.

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of not approving Ordinance 19-03, thereby maintaining the zoning of said property at L-3 P.U.D. and OSR.


                                                 YES                          NO


PROPOSITION NO. 428

Official Title:         Resolution Amending General Plan Land Use Map for Daybreak

Descriptive Title: A referendum ordered by petition of the people, of Resolution 2019-39 amending the Fountain Hills General Plan 2010 Land Use Plan Map from Lodging to Multi-Family/Medium for property located on the east side of North Palisades Boulevard, north of Shea Boulevard.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of approving Resolution 2019-39, thereby amending the Fountain Hills General Plan 2010 Land Use Plan Map from Lodging to Multi-Family/Medium for property located on the east side of North Palisades Boulevard, north of Shea Boulevard.

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of not approving Resolution 2019-39, thereby maintaining the land use designation as Lodging.

                                                   YES                         NO


PROPOSITION NO. 429

Official Title:         Changing the Term of Mayor from Two Years to Four Years

Descriptive Title: Referred to the people by the Town Council, Ordinance 19-19 amending Section 2-1-1, Elected Officers, of the Town Code changing the term of the office of Mayor from two years to four years.

A “YES” vote shall have the effect of approving Ordinance 19-19, thereby amending Section 2-1-1, Elected Officers, of the Town Code changing the term of the office of Mayor from two years to four years.

A “NO” vote shall have the effect of not approving Ordinance 19-19, thereby maintaining the two-year term.

                                                YES                          NO


INFORMATION PAMPHLET 


Information Pamphlets were mailed to every household in the Town with a registered voter on April 15, 2020; ballots were mailed on April 22, 2020. This Information Pamphlet included the actual wording of the propositions, the ballot language and arguments for and against each.

ENGLISH VERSION

SPANISH VERSION

SPANISH TRANSLATION OF WEB PAGE

RESULTS



All three propositions failed to pass. Below is the official canvass:


#

PROPOSITION

TITLE

YES VOTES

NO

VOTES

TOTAL

VOTES

%

427

Daybreak Rezone

      3,137

      8,303

     11,440

 27% / 73%

428

Daybreak GP Land Use Map Amendment

      3,179

      8,266

     11,445

 28% / 72%

429

Term of Mayor

      5,135

      6,282

     11,417

 45% / 55%


The total number of registered voters was 17,391; the total number of ballots cast was 11,478; and the total rate of return was 66%.