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Home Rule City of Sedona Spending

Home Rule - Alternative Expenditure Limitation - City of Sedona

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Home Rule - Alternative Expenditure Limitation Spending Government Data, Documents, Information, Benchmarks & Reports

General information -What is Home Rule?

Voters Voice and control on how your City spends Taxpayers money. Voters must vote in Home Rule or Alternative Expenditure Limitation. Alternative Expenditure Limitation spending allows the City to spend more than the State permits.

While the Office of the Auditor General serves as an independent source of impartial information concerning state and local governmental entities and provides specific recommendations to improve the operations of those entities, the Auditor General does not control the projected versus actual spending.

Allowing the City Council to spend more than the State allows is what a yes vote means.
A NO vote mean the City Council must follow the State guidelines in spending.

2018 The Voters will get to vote on Home Rule

Auditor General Information on Home Rule

Did You Know??

  • Home Rule boils down to a vote from the people to allow City Council -City giving them the authority in how the spedn taxpayers money.
  •  The State of Arizona doesn't hold a city or town to the actual dollars voted in by the voters.
    See the city's actual performance submitted to the Voters and what the city actual budgeted and spent
  •  Total Outstanding City Debt as of July 1, 2017 is $32,645,000 read more about city finances coming soon

  • The remaining interest due and owing on the City's bonds is $19.69 Million read more about city finances coming soon
  • A city or town can be fined if the spend more that state allotment without approval. Source AZ Auditor General -In accordance with A.R.S. §41-1279.07(H), a city or town that exceeds its expenditure limitation without authorization will have the following amount of state income tax (urban revenue sharing monies) withheld based on the percentage of the excess expenditures:

Election Results - Home Rule or Alternative Expenditure Limitation

  • RESOLUTION NO. 2014-05  Alternative Expenditure Limitation

    Proposition 429 RESULTS OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION HELD ON AUGUST 26, 2014 Alternative Expenditure Limitation

  • PROPOSITION 429 VOTE TOTAL PERCENT OF VOTES
    YES 1,762  = 67.33%
    NO 855 = 32.67%
    The total votes cast equaled 2,484

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State Reports, Documents & Data

State of Arizona Department of Revenue- Economic Estimates Commission Determine and publish the baseline link here- Economic Estimates Commission link

The Constitution required the Economic Estimates Commission (Commission) to establish for each city and town a base limit from actual expenditures of local revenues for fiscal year 1980. Each year, the Commission calculates the constitutional expenditure limitation for all cities and towns by adjusting their base limits for any voter-approved permanent base adjustments or annexations, changes in population, and inflation since the base year. Source: AZ Auditor General Link Cities & Towns Expenditure Limitations

https://www.azdor.gov/ReportsResearch/EconomicEstimatesCommission.aspx

Reports, Documents & Data

Performance measurements

 Promotions, Enrichments  Other Comparisons

  • Special Interests Promotions for Home Rule

    • Main Street - recipient of city $

    • Reported in the local newspaper The Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Sedona Lodging Council (an affinity group of Chamber) and Main Street hosted a Forum on  July 29th All recipients of some kind of City funding.

    • On August 14, 2014 Christopher Fox Graham  SRR News wrote an electoral.

    • On November 4, 2011 Ex-Mayor Rob Adams was interviewed and a article was published in the local paper supporting HR.

  • Private Groups that receive funding from the City of Sedona Taxpayers.

    Please go to Budget City of Sedona & Sedona Facts City Income / Budget / Spending

    • Sedona Chamber

    • Mainstreet

    • Red Rock News

    • Sedona Film Festival

    • and many more

  • Private Groups that receive services / product from the City of Sedona Taxpayers. These product and services

    • Sedona Chamber

    • Sedona Marathon

    • Wine Fest

Graphs Charts

County, Colleges & Schools State Economic Commission Reports

The Constitution required the Economic Estimates Commission (Commission) to establish for each city and town a base limit from actual expenditures of local revenues for fiscal year 1980. Each year, the Commission calculates the constitutional expenditure limitation for all cities and towns by adjusting their base limits for any voter-approved permanent base adjustments or annexations, changes in population, and inflation since the base year. Source: AZ Auditor General Link Cities & Towns Expenditure Limitations

 


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