West Valley Voters Reject Sales Tax, Property Tax Increases
Two West Valley cities saw voters reject initiatives that would have provided funding for more public services, according to unofficial results.
A Peoria initiative to raise the sales tax and a Surprise bond are both headed toward defeat.
Peoria Proposition 400 would have permanently raised Peoria’s sales tax by four tenths of a cent, bringing in about $17 million more a year. The money was supposed to go to public safety, though a majority would have gone to city parks and neighborhoods.
Surprise’s $63 million bond would have funded nine different public service projects over the next five years. Half was slated for a recreation complex and aquatic center expansion. The rest would have funded police, fire and road projects.