Proposition 463 Puts Scottsdale General Plan 2035 to a Vote

By Suzanne Brown

What is Proposition 463?
Prop 463 is a ballot proposal to approve and ratify Scottsdale General Plan 2035 which was adopted by the Scottsdale City Council on June 8, 2021.

What is General Plan 2035?
General Plan 2035 is an expression of community vision, aspirations, values and goals. It is a decision-making guide to help fulfill state and city charter legal requirements.

Housing Element
The state-mandated Housing Element of General Plan 2035 focuses on the need to support and promote a diversity of housing that accommodates a variety of income levels, households, lifestyles, and socioeconomic needs. The goals and policies address housing context and character, prevention of housing discrimination, and housing variety.

Reasons to Support Prop 463 | Scottsdale General Plan 2035

  • So much has changed in the past 20 years since the Scottsdale General Plan was last revised in 2001, we need a general plan that reflects the city’s current growth
  • General Plan 2035 will save taxpayers money with voter-approved direction for future planning, avoiding costly mistakes based on outdated direction in General Plan 2001
  • General Plan 2035 will also help protect Scottsdale’s unique character and quality of life as the city continues to grow and develop.

Be Careful What You Read

  • Prop 463 will not increase property taxes; it’s not a bond
  • Prop 463 will not affect private property rights
  • Prop 463 will not lower property values
  • Prop 463 will not weaken public safety
  • Prop 463 does not set height, density or zoning requirements
    General Plan 2035 is a guide for the city, boards, commissions and the council to reference when reviewing or approving new development and zoning changes.

Voter Information
Prop 463 is a Ballot-by-Mail election. Qualified voters were automatically mailed a ballot. Properly-completed ballots must be received by the Elections Department no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 2, 2021. For polling and ballot drop-off locations, visit the Maricopa County Elections Department.


Related: General Plan 2035 FAQs