Council member Marvin Brown called the agreement in his plea for the proposal « an important monitoring tool. » Question Chandler 1, a franchise measure of the Southwest Gas Group, was on the ballot in Chandler on November 3, 2020 as a recommendation. He`s been accepted. Proposition 452 asks Maricopan if they want to give a 25-year franchise to Southwest Gas Corp. The contract was negotiated by the company and the city of Maricopa. In June, a decision by the City Council was passed calling for an election on the matter. Should a Southwest Gas Corporation franchise be granted for a 25-year term from January 1, 2021 until December 31, 2045, in accordance with Regulation 4924 submitted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Chandler, Arizona? As we have already said, southwest gas use the city`s supply rights for up to 25 years. The company has been supplying gas to Maricopa since its inception, but has no formal agreement with the municipality. A « yes » vote was in favour of extending Chandler`s franchise with Southwest Gas Corporation to maintain the city`s gas system and facilities for 25 years. According to Southwest Gas, the agreement provides that the distribution company pays the city an amount equivalent to 2% of the gross turnover it generates in Maricopa.
« If this were to happen, the highest rate of income tax for affected taxpayers would increase by 78%, significantly undermining Arizona`s ability to create jobs if we need them most, » wrote Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. « This will hurt teachers and hurt small businesses. » Apart from all the candidates who vote, The voters of Maricopa have three issues to decide in the legislative elections. With the subtitle « Invest in Education Act, » Prop 208 creates the Student Support and Safety Fund. It levies a 3.5% income tax increase for high-income residents. This means that individuals earn more than $250,000 for individuals and more than $500,000 for couples who register together. Under the subtitle Smart and Safe Act, the proposal provides for penalties similar to those imposed on alcohol and tobacco, such as the use of marijuana while driving or in public places. It adds a 16% excise duty on marijuana products, excluding VAT. It would also distribute current court records on marijuana offences. « The Smart and Safe Act will not only push Arizona to adopt a more compassionate policy on adult marijuana use, but will also provide an option for people who have previously been convicted of low marijuana charges, in order to have equitable access to employment and housing, while they spend millions of dollars each year on the prevention of the addiction they sorely need. » Addiction Treatment, Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Programs and Other Justice Reinvestment Projects, » wrote Jared Keenan, president of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, in information he presented for the official election advertising brochure.