Eddie S. Maddock, Sedona Eye columnist
Sedona AZ (February 22, 2012) – SedonaEye.com columnist, Eddie S. Maddock, asks and answers the following of Proposition 420 voters in an attempt to clarify misinformation:
WILL PEOPLE EVER CHECK FACTS PRIOR TO SPREADING RUMORS? IF HOME RULE IS REJECTED BY THE VOTERS, ANY EXCESS MONEY WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY’S RESERVES. HOW MUCH CLEARER CAN THAT BE?
FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF AN E-MAIL I SENT TO SEDONA CITY MANAGER, TIM ERNSTER:
Good Morning, Mr. Ernster:
Is it true that the State of Arizona will be given an extremely large percentage of Sedona’s income to keep for use in other cities if Home Rule is voted down?
This is one of Sedona’s latest “rumors” and I would very much appreciate clarification from a person who knows the facts.
MR. ERNSTER’S RESPONSE:
That is incorrect. The excess revenues that the City could not spend under the state-imposed limit would accumulate in our reserves. We could not spend it until such time as it fit under the state-imposed limit.
I hope this answers your question.
AGAIN I ASK, WILL PEOPLE EVER CHECK FACTS PRIOR TO SPREADING RUMORS? IF HOME RULE IS REJECTED BY THE VOTERS, ANY EXCESS MONEY WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY’S RESERVES. esm
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