Chispa Arizona encourages Phoenix to Vote No on Propositions 105 and 106
At Chispa Arizona we fight across the state for access to clean air, healthy neighborhoods, and a safe climate for generations to come. We are doing so by growing Latino voices, political power, and civic engagement for a cleaner future in Arizona.
We believe at the center of any city initiative must be the protection of our communities and our environment. Chispa Arizona opposes Proposition 105 and Proposition 106 — both initiatives would undercut investments in key services across our city that generate improved quality of life for Phoenix residents.
Chispa AZ Opposes Propositions 105 — Proposition 105 rolls back fixed rail transit and prohibits future projects, undermining recent decisions by voters to support new investment in South Phoenix. The electrification of transit and expansion of public transportation represent key opportunities to reduce air pollution and support working families.
The City of Phoenix recently ranked 7th for the most ozone-polluted city in the nation. The impact of this reality is felt acutely by residents of South Phoenix, where many of our members live. Our public health challenges and the disproportionate impact of those challenges on Latinos and communities of color merit both innovative solutions and scaled, equitable investments. We see electrified transit networks as one way to address poor air quality across our city.
While Chispa Arizona supports light rail, we also support infrastructure investments that are long overdue in South Phoenix — improvements to parks, street lights, sidewalks and more. We support protecting neighborhoods and residents from the impacts of scaled development, and the authentic engagement of impacted communities in accessible public processes. Every family, every neighborhood, and every community deserves to see investment in and support for a healthy and prosperous future.
Chispa AZ Opposes Proposition 106 — Proposition 106 undermines equitable investment in our city by forcing leaders to commit public dollars to pension obligations regardless of city circumstances. We believe in supporting our parks, community spaces, and core services in a smart and sustainable way. Phoenix residents need a responsive and effective council, able to support community needs, a changing environment, and the basic services we all want and deserve.