(SCOTTSDALE) — The Scottsdale Gallery Association — one of the preeminent arts organizations in the city and state — has endorsed Questions 1, 2 and 3 on the November 5th ballot.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association is a centerpiece of Scottsdale’s world-class arts community. The SGA represents art galleries and puts on the Every Thursday Night ArtWalk and the Scottsdale Gold Palette ArtWalk during the winter months.
Scottsdale voters have not approved a major bond program since 2000 leaving the city with infrastructure that needs repaired and community facilities and assets that need improved. Questions 1, 2 and 3 invest $319 million in 58 projects in all parts of Scottsdale.
“The bond investments will help Scottsdale’s maintain and enhance its place as a premier destination for the arts and culture. The infrastructure investments will make Old Town Scottsdale more pedestrian friendly and add public parking to the popular area. The bonds will also renovate the Stage 2 Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and finish repairs of the Civic Center Plaza so both community icons can host events that make our community special. We strongly endorse Questions 1, 2 and 3,” said French Thompson, president of the Scottsdale Gallery Association.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association joins a diverse and deep roster of supporters of Voting Yes on all three bond questions in the November 5th election.
AARP Arizona, Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS), Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors, Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association, Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Charros, Fraternal Order of Police, Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA), Arizona Quarter Horse Association and a unanimous Scottsdale City Council all back Questions 1, 2 and 3.
“We are thrilled with the breadth of support for investing in Scottsdale’s quality of life and future prosperity. Questions 1, 2 and 3 will help our arts community as well as our first responders, seniors and neighborhoods in all parts of Scottsdale,” said Andrea Alley, co-chair of the For The Best Scottsdale Campaign: Vote Yes on Question 1, 2 and 3.
The city of Scottsdale has mailed out ballots for the bond election to voters. This will be the city’s first all-mail election. Voters need to make sure to mail their ballots back to the city, so they are received and counted on November 5th.
A full list of the 58 projects in the three bond questions can be seen here: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/elections/bond-2019-project-list.