by HighGround | July 9, 2019

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Props 105 and 106 are two bad ideas for Phoenix. Vote NO by August 27.

HighGround had the privilege to be part of the team that passed Proposition 400 back in 2004 and Phoenix’s Prop 104 in 2015. Since that point in time we have watched the Regional Transportation Plans blossom and bloom with the entire valley’s economic boom. Today we are proud to stand with Mayor Gallego and organizations like AZAGC and many other groups and individuals who are encouraging a NO VOTE on Phoenix’s Proposition 105 & Proposition 106 this coming August. (Full list here) Prop 105 and Prop 106 will tie the hands of our elected leaders, depriving communities of critical services and putting the city’s immense progress in grave jeopardy. Please read the post below from our good friends at the Associated General Contractors to learn more….





A message from AZAGC President


Dear Members and Industry Supporters: 

In the famous words of Yogi Bera, “It’s déjà vu all over again."

In about 30 days, Phoenix voters will begin voting on a proposition to kill future light rail in Phoenix and tie the hands of our elected officials to solve long term obligations. Props 105 and 106 are two bad ideas for Phoenix.

In 2015, 55% of Phoenix voters passed Proposition 104, Phoenix’s comprehensive transportation plan. That plan extended Phoenix’s existing 4/10ths of a cent transportation sales tax (originally passed in 2000) and also increased it by 3/10ths of a cent for the following:

  • $280 million for new roads and bridges
  • 750 new asphalt miles for street repair
  • increased investment in light rail
  • increased bus frequency by 70%
  • increased transit hours of operation by 20%
  • enhanced ADA Dial-a-ride
  • added 1,150 new bike lanes
  • added 170 miles of new sidewalks

Each time Phoenix or the region has voted on a transportation plan, the plans have been well balanced providing various services based on differing community needs. This has contributed significantly to the region’s growth and prosperity.

More than 20 years of transportation planning and investment have made the valley one of the most attractive places to start a family and build a business. Our quality of life, cost of living, improved air quality, and reduced congestion are why Phoenix is one of the fastest growing and most attractive markets in the entire country.

These well-thought-out plans have increased mobility and built hope for growing communities such as South Phoenix where households are four times more likely to not have a car compared to other households throughout the Valley. In 2015, Phoenix’s Proposition 104 provided additional public transit services to South Phoenix to provide families with convenient access to key destinations such as work and school. That is why over 70% of South Phoenix residents voted in favor of that measure. 

Today, a small group of anti-transit activists, supported by the deep pockets out-of-state dark money interests are funding the latest campaign to turn back the clock. Their efforts in 2005, 2015 and now in 2019 all have one thing in common – THEY ARE BAD IDEAS. 

The anti-transit crowd has lost every single time. It's time to prove Yogi Bera right again and join a vast community of leaders who are voting No on Props 105 & 106 by August 27.

If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me at 602-252-3926 or dmartin@azagc.org.

Sincerely,

David Martin

AZAGC President

Learn more about Invest in Phx & why you should vote NO 
Learn more about the City of Phoenix August Special Election 



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