The Goldwater Institute is using the telephone and e-mail to make its case against Glendale’s deal to keep the NHL Phoenix Coyotes.
The Arizona Republic reports automated calls went out Monday night to registered voters across the state who engaged in a live discussion with Goldwater officials on the group’s concerns.
The e-mail asked recipients to visit the group’s web site and contact Glendale City Council members.
A city spokeswoman says the robocall resulted in a few dozen calls to the city, mostly opposed to the deal.
The city wants to sell bonds to pay a Chicago businessman $100 million. In return, Glendale would get the right to charge for parking during Jobing.com Arena events to pay the bond debt.
The city would also pay $97 million over the next five years to manage the arena.