Buckeye to Become a City

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Voters in the town of Buckeye decided to take on the title of being a "city."

About 60 percent of the voters were in favor of the change, according to the town's election results.

See also:
-Town of Buckeye Voting on Becoming a City


Town officials proposed the change with the idea that people and businesses would be more attracted to a city than a town.

There are several other towns across the Valley that are eligible for the designation as a city -- which only requires a population of 3,000 -- including Paradise Valley, Apache Junction, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Guadalupe, and Youngtown.

(Coincidentally, the municipality of Colorado City, the former home of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs, is a town, not a city, and the retirement community of Sun City is neither a town nor a city -- it's defined as a "census-designated place.")

State law gives a few additional powers to municipalities that own the "city" label, but not much.

Buckeye officials sold it as little more than a name change:
Changing the status from a town to a city will not change the governing function of Buckeye, council, code, services, or taxes. As municipalities grow they may wish to be a city in order to attract growth.
You can read the statement from the soon-to-be-city on the next page.
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