UPDATE: February 27, 2024

Connect Maricopa (Proposition 479) kicked-off the campaign with Governor Hobbs and many other dignitaries. Along with strong business community support, Proposition 479 is off to an excellent start. Support Prop 479!


UPDATE: February 15, 2024

Join us to kick off the Prop 479 Campaign!

Please join use for a kick-off event in support of Proposition 479 with special guests Governor Katie Hobbs, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and Mesa Mayor John Giles.


521 S 3rd St #100, Phoenix, AZ 85004

February 27, 2024 at 10:00 am

RSVP to kevinrkirchmeier@gmail.com



On November 1, 2023 the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution where they called for the placement of the measure for the continuation of the county transportation excise tax on the ballot for the November 5, 2024 General Election. The measure will be called PROPOSITION 479 and the County Elections Director shall prepare the final ballot text and publicity pamphlet for the measure.

The resolution included the following ballot description:

A measure continuing the current transportation excise (sales) tax to address the regional transportation system by building new freeways, expanding existing freeways with additional access and capacity, constructing streets and intersections, expanding transit by increasing the frequency of bus service, providing additional bus, dial-a-ride and vanpool services and providing for capital rehabilitation of light rail. Revenues will be allocated as follows:

The tax will fund the unanimously approved plan adopted by the Maricopa Association of Governments in 2022.

The AZAGC will be involved in the campaign. Our 2007 AZAGC Chairman, Mike Hoover, CEO of Sundt Construction will serve on the campaign’s executive committee along with Pam Kehaly, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; Mesa Mayor John Giles; Maricopa County Supervisor Jack Sellers; and Jim Kenny, CEO of El Dorado Holdings.