Opponents seek referendums on new tax measures on the ballot

Mon, Jul 27 2009 — Source: The Arizona Republic

The deadline for three petitions to put two tax increases and a new levy in Gilbert on the November ballot is Friday , and former Maricopa County Assessor Kevin Ross is gearing up for what will most likely become a legal battle. Ross, a 16-year Gilbert resident and the county’s assessor from 1997 to 2004, took out the petitions on July 2, just two days after Gilbert Town Council approved the tax measures in a 5-2 vote as part of its attempt to close a $15 million deficit in the current budget.