The Phoenix City Council is seeking public comment on a proposal to change when City elections for Mayor and City Council, along with other measures, would be held. The change is being considered to potentially increase participation in city elections, since more voters tend to participate in the state elections, particularly in the November General Election.
The proposal is to move City elections from August and November of odd-numbered years, to the fall of even-numbered years which would be at the same time as the statewide elections. This is known as “consolidated elections.” The proposal means City offices and measures would now appear on the same ballot with the races for federal, state, and county offices, and ballot propositions for the state and county. To make these changes happen, residents would need to vote to amend the City Charter on the state ballot this fall.
A series of public meetings will be held in April to provide information to the public on the possible impacts, answer questions and obtain public input. These meetings will precede, or follow, already-scheduled meetings on the city’s proposed budget for FY 2018-19.
|Monday, April 2, 5 p.m.||D3||North Mountain Visitor Center|
12950 N. 7th Street
|Tuesday, April 3, 5 p.m.||D2/D3||Paradise Valley Community Center|
Multi-Purpose Room, 17402 N. 40th St.
|Thursday, April 5, 5 p.m.||D3/D5||Sunnyslope Community Center|
Multi-Purpose Room, 802 E. Vogel
|Monday, April 9, 5 p.m.||D4||Steele Indian School Park|
Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Rd.
|Wednesday, April 11, 5 p.m.||Bilingual||Maryvale Community Center|
Auditorium, 4420 N. 51st Avenue
|Monday, April 16, 8:30 am(After Budget Hearing)||D6||Pecos Community Center|
17010 S. 48th St.
|Tuesday, April 17, 5 p.m.||D1/D2||Goelet A. C. Beuf Community Center|
Multi-Purpose Room, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd
|Tuesday, April 17, 5 p.m.||D7/D8||Cesar Chavez High School|
Cafeteria, 3921 W. Baseline Road