Ballot Measures

Proposition 417:  Renewal of the CCC bond to cover programs after the Lone Tree Campus bond is paid off. Taxpayers will not see a difference in property tax bills for this seven-year extension.

F3 Position: SUPPORT. As Arizona state has decreased funding to CCC 30% over the last 20 years, F3 supports the renewal of the CCC bond to cover programs after the Lone Tree Campus bond is paid off. Taxpayers will not see a difference in property tax bills for this seven-year extension.

Proposition 418: 418 would repeal provisions of Proposition 414 passed in 2016 to increase the minimum wage for the city of Flagstaff. If passed, the minimum wage in Flagstaff will be the same as Arizona state minimum wage until 2021, when it will be 50 cents higher than the Arizona state minimum wage.

F3 Position: OPPOSE.  Proposition 418 seeks to remove the protections and minimum wage increases passed by citizens in 2016. As cost of living in Flagstaff is 15-20% higher than other metropolitan areas in Arizona, our wages should be higher than the state minimum wage to retain citizens in our community.

Proposition 419: A renewal of a 0.426% sales tax in 2020 for new streets, widened streets, pedestrian and bicycle projects, safety improvements, street operations, and traffic signal technology for a period of 21 years (2041).
F3 Position: To be determined
Proposition 420: An increase of 0.23% in sales tax in 2019 for a bridge connecting Butler Avenue to East Route 66 over the railroad tracks at Lone Tree Road for a period of 20 years (2039).
F3 Position: To be determined
Proposition 421: An increase of 0.15% in sales tax in 2019 for increasing bus frequency, extending hours of service, and transit related capital improvements for a period of 11 years (2030).
F3 Position: To be determined
Proposition 422: A $25M bond to increase affordable housing opportunities over a period of 20 years (2020-2040). A Housing Bond Committee will make affordable housing recommendations to City Council for approval. The funds for the bond will be made available as existing debt obligations are paid off, and there will be no property tax increases for homeowners.
F3 Position: SUPPORT. As 42% of Flagstaff pays more for housing than is considered affordable, F3 supports a $25M bond over 20 years that is expected to increase affordable housing stock by over 1,000 homes. A citizens’ committee will make recommendations to Council for how bond money should be spent based on housing market needs. Revolving down payment assistance loans and development incentives to increase below-market  housing are two expected programs through Proposition 422. Like the CCC bond, the Attainable Housing Bond funds will be made available as other city bond obligations are paid off and will not see a change in property tax rate. 

 

FUSD Bond: An FUSD Bond for school facility improvements and maintenance, which will amount to $16 per $100K of property value.
FUSD Override Renewal:  Passage of the FUSD Override Renewal will be used to maintain class sizes and continue funding sources for the arts, advanced placement, physical education, and other school programs. There will be no increase of current tax rate if override renewal is passed.
FUSD Bond and Override: SUPPORT. As the RedforEd movement has shown this year, our schools are in dire need of additional funding. F3 supports the FUSD Bond for facility improvements and maintenance, which will amount to $16 per $100K of property value.  F3 supports the Override Renewal to maintain class sizes and continued funding source for the arts, advanced placement, physical education, and other valuable programs. There will be no increase of current tax rate for support of override renewal.