Phoenix GO Bond

Posted on 08/22/23

AARP Arizona supports the 2023 Phoenix General Obligation (GO) Bond, a $500 million initiative to bolster essential infrastructure projects and city services, enhance residents’ quality of life, and keep pace with the needs of a rapidly growing population. Phoenix voters will decide whether to adopt the bond package during a citywide election on November 7, 2023.

On Phoenix ballots, four bond questions would establish the authorization to sell bonds to:

Question 1: Enhance community safety through fire, police, roadway, and pedestrian infrastructure

Question 2: Improve quality of life in Phoenix neighborhoods

Question 3: Create an efficient, modern Phoenix to live and work

Question 4: Enhance, preserve, and increase the supply of affordable housing and senior centers

These investments would provide vital improvements to city infrastructure and services, which align with AARP’s objectives.

To address Phoenix’s safety and security needs, the bond’s public safety allocation aims to make the city’s emergency services more reliable and efficient. The investment in housing and human services enables the development of more affordable and accessible housing, while improving key social service programs, such as senior centers. The bond package also allocates funds to upgrade city infrastructure to manage environmental challenges, improve heat resiliency, and make the city safer and more accessible for older Arizonans and those with mobility challenges. And, funding for economic development, education, arts, and culture will contribute to making city programs more inclusive.

Phoenix GO Bond’s passage would establish the city’s obligation to meet the evolving needs of its community. Therefore, AARP Arizona is extremely supportive of this initiative.

Learn more about Phoenix GO Bond:

AARP Arizona Phoenix GO Bond Homepage

AARP Arizona Ballot Statement on Phoenix GO Bond

Question 1: Enhance Community Safety through Fire, Police, Roadway and Pedestrian Infrastructure

Question 2: Improve Quality of Life in Phoenix Neighborhoods

Question 3: Create an Efficient, Modern Phoenix to Live and Work

Question 4: Enhance, Preserve, and Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing and Senior Centers

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