Ballot Measures/Propositions/Questions


There will be   2   Questions on the Town's November 3, 2020 General Election ballot for voters to consider: 

  • Question 1 - Approving Water Franchise Agreement with Chino Meadows II Water Company
  • Question 2 - Approving Natural Gas Franchise Agreement with UNS, Inc. (Unisource Gas)
What is a Franchise Agreement? Basically, it is a contract between a city / town and a public or private utility provider that needs the public rights-of-way to deliver its services. The Town currently holds franchise agreements with Arizona Public Service (electric company) and Unisource Gas (natural gas).

Why is this on the ballot? State law requires that franchise agreements be approved by the voters. On June 23, 2020, the Town Council approved Resolutions 2020-1169 and 2020-1170, placing the two franchise agreements on the November 3, 2020, ballot.


As we develop informational materials, we will post them here. Check back periodically to see what's new!

For more information about these ballot measures, contact:
  • Public Works Director/Town Engineer Frank Marbury – fmarbury@chinoaz.net; (928) 636-7140, ext. 1226
  • Town Clerk Jami Lewis - jlewis@chinoaz.net; (928) 636-2646, ext. 1208

Informational Material



Resolution 2020-1169 Proposed Franchise Agreement – Chino Meadows II Water Company

Resolution 2020-1170 Proposed Franchise Agreement – UNS, Inc. (Unisource Gas)