Yes Prop 420 or No Prop 420? Protect OUR Preserve or Protect YOUR Preserve? Good questions but the answer is obvious. Prop 420 makes a small but critical change the the city charter and requires the city to put to a public vote anything besides trailheads, trails and trail maintenance. Some city council members and developers were trying to push through the Desert Edge (Desert Discovery Center) and get it built in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. We asked for it to go to a public vote. They denied the citizens’ request. So volunteers for the citizen group, Protect Our Preserve, went out and gathered 37,000+ signature to force Prop 420 be put on the ballot.
But the developers who want to build in the Preserve are trying to confuse voters. They started a group called Protect YOUR Preserve. They are trying to get people to vote no prop 420 so they can build whatever they want in the Preserve. They’re deceptive, greedy and should not be trusted.
If built, the Desert Edge is going to cost Scottsdale tax payers $68M to build and $5M each year to keep open. Even though they want to charge $50 per person to enter the Desert Edge, it’s projected to lose money every year.
Jan Dolan, the disgraced former city manager of Scottsdale, is heading up Protect YOUR Preserve/no prop 420 and this group of corrupt council members and developers.
We want to keep the McDowell Sonoran Preserve free of development and free for all to enjoy. Vote #YESprop420