Phoenix Councilman urges “No” vote on ALL Props

Prop. 104 authorizes recklessly squandering $31.5 BILLION in taxpayer money on boondoggle

As Phoenix residents prepare to cast their ballots in the Aug. 25, 2015 city election, we suggest they read the Guest Commentary written by District 6 Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio

Printed in the Thursday edition of the East Valley Tribune, DiCiccio’s in-depth review of ballot Propositions 104, 103, 102 and 101 mirrors the conclusions Seeing Red AZ arrived at when assessing them.

Unfortunately, DiCiccio stopped short of endorsing Anna Brennan in the Phoenix Mayor’s race. It should be a no-brainer since current Mayor Greg Stanton supports the Propositions DiCiccio opposes. We are not so reticent. Three weeks ago, on Aug. 3, we headlined our post, “Phoenix election: Vote NO on Props, YES for Brennan.”

 This is a crucial election, with far-reaching and exceedingly costly consequences that will double the city transit tax over 35 years and spend $31.5 billion on the unaccountable light rail expansion — which is actually used by less than ONE PERCENT of Phoenix residents. Just EIGHT PERCENT of the money will be allocated for street improvements, although the ubiquitous signs dotting Valley roadways claim the money will address Phoenix streets. The words “light rail” are oddly MIA.

Take control of your future and that of your children and theirs. Authorizing $31.5 billion for over three decades into the future to be spent by unknown and unaccountable people is beyond recklessness.

Those unionists, Chambers of Commerce, ethnic and  gender-based special interest groups plus political insiders who expect such submission from Phoenix voters obviously regard us as fools.  

Prove them wrong! 

If you have not already mailed in your early ballot, voting centers for this election will be open for three days. Any city voter residing in Phoenix can use any one of the 29 voting centers to cast a ballot.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24

6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 (Election Day)

Early voting locations for this important election are listed here. Additional questions? Call: 602-262-6837.

The unions and liberal special interests are casting their ballots. We need to make getting our own voices heard a priority in this vitally important election.

4 Responses to Phoenix Councilman urges “No” vote on ALL Props

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    The group behind this massive government expansion claims it’s “bipartisan.” That’s the biggest deceit of all. The list of “supporters’ is rife with known far leftists, including Mayor Stanton and his liberal predecessor Phil Gordon, who got the light rail underway, while lining the pockets of his sister and brother-in-law and his then girlfriend. Bipartisan is a favorite word of the liberals. Have you noticed how often John McAwful and Jeff the Flake use it? It was the key word they threw around in their Gang of 8 amnesty scheme that was packed with RINOs and Dems.

  2. MacBeth says:

    Reading the advocates reasons for supporting this monstrosity has humorous elements. They claim it will support the aged population by providing more bike lanes and making Phoenix more a more walkable community. Are they included walking lanes for seniors with walkers?

    I walked out to the mailbox yesterday and nearly passed out from the heat. Have these big spenders figured out a way to rein in the midday sun?

    I also had to laugh when I read the comment of one guy who said he had no options to get around the valley other than his car!

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I’ve had robo calls from former Congressman Pastor, Mary Peters, Greg Stanton and 5 minutes ago – a live person calling from Move Phoenix all hoping that I vote Yes on 104.

    I don’t live in Phoenix and can’t vote in that election. I finally was able to tell that to the person who just called. Seems like they’re going all out for this boondoggle. I hope it goes down.

    • Enuff says:

      To say they have a lot riding on this is a colossal understatement. $3.5 BILLION will keep people who haven’t even been born yet on the leftwing payroll. This is such a flagrant overreach, it boggles the mind. Liberals appear to think if you’re going to screw the taxpayers, you should do it in the BIGGEST possible way.