Originally Published: February 15, 2001 7:15 p.m.
Chino Valley – The town is sending a sample ballot/publicity pamphlet for the March 13 primary election to registered voters in Chino Valley this week.
The town will send the official mail ballot to voters next week.
Voting in Election 2001 will be by mail ballot only. To be counted, completed primary election ballots must reach the Chino Valley Town Hall by 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.
If you mail your ballot back to Town Hall, remember to put postage on it.
In the primary election, residents will vote for mayor and three council members. They also will vote on a proposition to establish a local expenditure limit (or budget) for the town instead of using the state-imposed expenditure limit.
Current Mayor Dan Main is running unopposed for another two-year term as mayor.
Four residents are competing for three open seats on the Town Council. Incumbents Pat Purdin and Francia Sparzynski are seeking re-election to the Town Council. Chino Valley residents Jim Bunker and Virginia Reid also are seeking election to the council. The
three candidates elected will serve four-year terms.
If voters approve Proposition 101, it will allow continued use of the Home Rule Option or alternative expenditure limitation that Chino Valley voters approved in 1997.
With approval of the Home Rule Option, town staff and council members will be the expenditure authority for all local budgetary purposes. It permits them to spend available revenue to finance the operation of town government.
Under the state imposed limitation, the town would be allowed to spend much less than the revenue available to operate the town government.