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STOP!!!!!! Sedona City Council STOP paying the Sedona Chamber

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Sedona City Council - Stop funding the Sedona Chamber
STATE Legislators protect the people and enact laws to stop this insane practice.


The City of Sedona has engaged in the practice of funding the regional Sedona Chamber without the voice or vote of businesses and residents. Sedona Area Communities have NO Transient Bed District and NO Tourism District

The City of Sedona is using public funding, taxes imposed on in-city to enrich themselves and third party non-city businesses. Once the regional Sedona Chamber receives Taxpayer's money there is no transparency. The Sedona Chamber is a Membership - Corporation, a business association. They are NOT inclusive to city limits.

Public funding is being used to enrich the city government, Sedona Chamber organization and third parties entities to compete with those whom the taxes are imposed on. This is disenfranchising the residents and businesses within the city limits. Stealing civil rights away.  No Accountability, No Transparency, with the Sedona Chamber getting unfair favors and favoritism being the only voice at city hall.   
 
Please STOP all Arizona governments from using public funding to build their armies and special interest groups. Create laws to prohibit such practices. Stop third party entities from being enriched. Please level the playing field for Arizona residents. Enforce State control over cities, counties and towns. Limit and control public funding and prohibit this practice.

 

  • Sedona City Council ENOUGH!!!!!!

    Stop funding the Regional Sedona Chamber. Let their members do they own marketing.
    STOP using TAXES for YOUR-PROFIT!

    STOP discrediting the in-city businesses and Residents. You are violating OUR rights.

    STATE Legislators
    protect the people and enact laws to stop this insane practice.
    Limit and control Cities & Towns!

 

  • Sedona City Council - Stop funding the Sedona Chamber

  • Sedona City Council ENOUGH!!!!!!

    Stop funding the Regional Sedona Chamber. Let their members do they own marketing.

    STOP using TAXES for YOUR-PROFIT!

    STOP discrediting the in-city Businesses and Residents. You are violating OUR rights.

    STATE Legislators protect the people and enact laws to stop this insane practice.
    Limit and control Cities, Counties & Towns!


 

*Did you know the Chamber CEO has started another business promoting tourism? Did she use the items Taxpayer's paid for as the City of Sedona didn't require the proper legal restrictions? Link Did she learn off the backs of taxpayers?  Did the City not protect the assets?

 

Taxpayers funding to the Regional Sedona Chamber

Shorty after incorporation the City Council has voted to give the Regional Chamber taxes imposed on in-city Businesses and Residents without any checks or balances, no voice or vote.
Then on 2012 the City Council under direction of City Staff and Chamber voted to give the regional Chamber 55% of city-bed-taxes.

  • According to the Sedona Chamber tax returns the Sedona Chamber is a Membership BUSINESS ASSOICATION.

  • Sedona Area Communities has NO  LEGAL Transient District.

  • Sedona Area Communities has NO LEGAL Tourism District. 

In 2019, under the direction of Attorney Generals office, the City of Sedona changed the Chamber's contract removing the 55% of city-bed-taxes and went to a service related payment plan. During the City Council meeting Vice Mayor John Martinez told the Chamber to make the programs match the city-bed-tax amount.


 

Currently the taxes imposed on in-city are given to the Regional Chamber, a private membership business association for the following so called services:

  1. Quality of Economy

  2. Quality of Life

  3. Quality of Environment

  4. Quality of Visitor Experience

  5. Chamber's Visitor Center

  6. Chamber's Operation.

 

The Taxpayer's are paying the Regional Chamber using taxes imposed on in-city businesses & residents.
The Sedona City Council vote this in under the direction of City staff.
The in-city Businesses have no Voice, the Residents have no Voice.
The only ones in the room are being enriched with public funding. Tax and spend.


 

Currently the Sedona Chamber is requesting 3 million dollars (one year service) off the backs of residents and in-city businesses.


The proposal is broken down into the following categories.

  • Quality of Economy  = 1,812,300
  • Quality of Life =     271,000
  • Quality of Environment =  121,000
  • Quality of Visitor Experience =  27,250
  • Chamber’s Visitor Center = 410,000
  • Chamber Operations =    348,950

Total Requested Funds by Chamber = $2,990,500


Let us know how YOU feel.
SPEAK UP NOW

USE your Voice and Speak Out to the State & City.
Only when you speak up can you make change.

Sedona City Council - Stop funding the Sedona Chamber
STATE Legislators protect the people and enact laws to stop this insane practice.


 

  • Sedona City Council ENOUGH!!!!!!

    Stop funding the Regional Sedona Chamber. Let their members do they own marketing.
    STOP using TAXES for YOUR-PROFIT!

    STOP discrediting the in-city businesses and Residents. You are violating OUR rights.

    STATE Legislators
    protect the people and enact laws to stop this insane practice.
    Limit and control Cities & Towns!

 

  • Sedona City Council - Stop funding the Sedona Chamber

  • Sedona City Council ENOUGH!!!!!!

    Stop funding the Regional Sedona Chamber. Let their members do they own marketing.

    STOP using TAXES for YOUR-PROFIT!

    STOP discrediting the in-city Businesses and Residents. You are violating OUR rights.

    STATE Legislators protect the people and enact laws to stop this insane practice.
    Limit and control Cities, Counties & Towns!


 

*Did you know the Chamber CEO has started another business promoting tourism? Did she use the items Taxpayer's paid for as the City of Sedona didn't require the proper legal restrictions? Link Did she learn off the backs of taxpayers?  Did the City not protect the assets?