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Elvia Díaz: Now is the time for Phoenix to invest in big projects

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, October 16, 2023 - 11:07am
Updated: Monday, October 16, 2023 - 5:53pm

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Phoenix bond ballot
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A Phoenix ballot for the Nov. 7, 2023, election.

The city of Phoenix is asking voters to approve a sprawling $500 million bond package to fund everything from a long-awaited Latino Cultural Center, affordable housing projects, a new senior center, new parks and library branches and more. 

The last time there was a bond election in Phoenix was 2006, and it largely funded ASU’s downtown campus, which has been a central to the downtown corridor’s growth over the last 15 years. 

The $500 million sounds like a big price tag, but Elvia Díaz, editorial page editor of the Arizona Republic, said that now is the time to back these projects for our growing city. She joined The Show to talk more about it.

Elvia Diaz
The Arizona Republic
Elvia Diaz

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