Glendale Bond 2020

Glendale Bond 2020
Posted on 08/26/2020

The Glendale City Council referred four bond questions to the ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. If approved by voters, the four bond questions will make $187,900,000 in new bond financing available for landfill, streets, flood control and parks and recreation projects.

“Bonds are debt, like your home mortgage, which the city uses to finance large construction projects like parks and streets,” said Lisette Camacho, Glendale’s budget and finance director. “Financing with bonds is a way to build or improve parks, storm drains, streets and the landfill so that residents now, and in the future, pay for them a little at a time.”

Question 1 requests the authorization of $87,200,000 for projects in existing Glendale parks, such as improvements to park infrastructure, the build out of Heroes Regional Park, a new splash pad at O’Neil Park, improved park play structures and new park restrooms.

Question 2 requests the authorization of $81,500,000 for street construction and reconstruction, including work on 59th, 67th, and 83rd Avenues.

Question 3 requests the authorization of $9,900,000 for projects to expand the Glendale Landfill.

Question 4 requests the authorization of $9,300,000 for flood control projects designed to improve storm drains and overall drainage in various parts of Glendale.

“This is the first bond election to be held during a pandemic, so we’re offering a variety of options for people to get more information.” said Assistant City Manager Vicki Rios. “In addition to having meetings they can attend in person, select meetings will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, the city’s website and on the Glendale 11 cable TV station. We have also created a page on the city’s website with comprehensive information.”

The dedicated webpage www.GlendaleAZ.com/Bond2020 has detailed information as well as videos for voters to review so they can learn more about what this election means to them and their city .

“We want the community to be informed and involved,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “The results of local elections have an impact on our residents’ daily lives and their vote gives us an important indication about their desires regarding what they want for their city.”

The community is invited to attend or watch several public meetings where city staff will provide information and answer questions on the planned projects and bonds.

Public Meetings:
• Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Heroes Regional Park Library.

• Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Center. This meeting will be broadcast on Glendale’s Cable TV station, Glendale 11. It will also stream on the city’s website, www.Glendaleaz.com.

• Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center. This meeting will be live on Glendale’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GlendaleAZ.

• Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heroes Regional Park Library.

• Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Glendale Civic Center.

• Oct. 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center.

• Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Main Library. This meeting will be live on Glendale’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GlendaleAZ..

Voters in Glendale can voice their opinions on these important questions by registering to vote by Oct. 5 and then participating in the election Nov. 3.

For information on how to register to vote, request a mail-in ballot, or to verify your voter registration status, visit www.maricopa.vote or call 602-506-3535.