With 41,395 votes counted, the final tally from Maricopa County Elections Department showed bond had 20,319 voting yes (50.2%) and 20,155 voting no (49.8%). Turnout was 23.76%. There were 917 undervotes (no selection made) and four overvotes (both selected).
Because the margin was great than one-tenth of 1 percent, no automatic recount will be held by state law. Arizona law does not permit a recount to be requested.
The town’s present plan is to use the money to fund 57 projects that fall under five categories: $214 million for safety and congestion; $106 million for road reconstruction; $78 million toward redevelopment in the Heritage District; $68 million for traffic technology; and $49 million for multimodal transportation investment.
The tax rate remains flat at $0.99 per $100 assessed valuation.
A question on Southwest Gas maintaining gas utility franchise rights in town overwhelmingly passed, 30,141 (75.31%) to 9,883 (24.69%) with 1,369 undervotes and two overvotes.
All results are unofficial until canvassed.
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