Drop off your ballot at Tempe City Hall or the Tempe History Museum from May 8th until May 16th.
Arizona’s NHL team, the Coyotes, and their billionaire owner Alex Meruelo, are proposing a new 4 million sq. ft entertainment district in Tempe.
VOTE NO ON PROP 301, 302, 303.
MAIL YOUR BALLOT BY MAY 9.
Tempe Mayor Corey Woods ran a campaign in the 2020 elections speaking out against GPLETs and how they cause school districts to suffer since GPLETs take taxable properties off of the roles. In Tempe, 75% of property taxes goes towards public school education. We are urging Tempe residents to vote NO on the arena because we believe Tempe should find a better deal that will provide them with profits for the public, not privatized profits. We need to hold elected officials accountable to their campaign promises and reject this development!
More than half of Tempe houses are renter occupied. Our unhoused and working class communities, students, and small business owners will be forced to move in search of more affordable housing.
Commuting in and out of downtown Tempe, Phoenix, or utilizing major interstates will be chaotic and inconvenient with the development of the proposed district, also worsening our air quality.
The entertainment district is on the centerline of our state’s busiest airport runway and will reduce flight safety for pilots flying out of PHX Airport.
This development project is one of the largest in the nation and it has not taken our limited resources or climate change into consideration – water cuts have already begun in surrounding cities.
Campaign contributions to elected officials from corporations and CEOs leads to our representatives acting in favor of corporate interest instead of the interest of the people. Learn about AZ Coyotes’ CEO Alex Meruelo’s and his Living Trust’s campaign contributions.
We shouldn’t be rewarding Vegas gambler Alex Meruelo’s predatory bad business with a 30-year tax break! He was kicked out of Glendale for not paying taxes and rent on time.
Who is Alex Meruelo?
Who is Alex Meruelo?
Mentions in the Press
David and Goliath: PACs go head-to-head before Tempe special election for Arizona Coyotes arena
Business Journal: 3/21/23