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November Ballot Jail Tax Presentation

Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis to discuss November ballot jail tax proposal

Yavapai County Supervisor Chip Davis to discuss November ballot jail tax proposal in Sedona

Sedona AZ (October 4, 2014)A measure on the November ballot requests voter authorization of a sales tax increase to provide revenues for the operation, maintenance and construction of county jails, including construction of a new jail in Prescott. If this measure is rejected, the jail will be paid for through an increase in property tax.

Local government and civic leaders will discuss the proposed Jail Tax ballot question at Yavapai College Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Lunch and Learn Program from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on October 15, 2014, in Room 34 of the Yavapai College Sedona Center, 4215 Arts Village Drive, west Sedona. This event is free and open to the public.

Guests are invited to bring a lunch or come for complimentary coffee, tea, water and a little snack. An informal discussion begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by lead presenters A.G. (Chip) Davis, Yavapai County Supervisor for District 3, and Phil Bourdon, Yavapai County Administrator. 

Community members Barbara Litrell, Audrey Dorfman, and Judy Maloney will discuss the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley’s concerns about using the jail for those with mental health and substance abuse problems. Don Kirchner, founder of Return to Honor, will address the need for programs that help released inmates integrate successfully into society.

osher center sedona 2An open discussion will follow the presentations.

Chip Davis‘ family has been living and ranching in Yavapai County since the 1880s. He is serving his fifth term as Yavapai County Supervisor and has been chairman of the Board of Supervisors eight times. Davis has an impressive track record of protecting District 3 citizens’ interests by partnering with area communities and residents to meet local needs.

Lunch and Learn is a weekly Yavapai College OLLI public forum for local residents to meet, hear and interact with speakers involved in interesting and important aspects of community life.

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  1. Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Jack R. Smith will be speaking at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Breakfast being held at Stoneridge Grill, 1601 Bluff Top Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, on October 7 at 7:00 in the morning. Supervisor Smith will be speaking about the Jail District and will be joined by Assistant County Administrator and Board Counsel Jack Fields, and Captain David Rhodes from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

  2. I voted early yes! Vote yes!

  3. Warren says:

    I’ll be voting NO.

    I’ll let Edmund D.Kahn of Prescott explain why:

    Argument against the proposed increase in the Yavapai Jail District Sales Tax: The Jail Tax is a Bad Tax: Originally Sales Taxes were sold to us tax payers as a small burden of as little as 1%. But, our politicians grab this tax like a lemon and squeeze it, and us, until we now have a sales tax burden that includes a tax on food and household necessities and totals 10 + %. And, we also encourage “tourism” (ie: public welfare to the chamber of commerce and hotel industry) by taxing tourists for the bed they hope to sleep on. Enough is more than enough. No more increases in our sales tax. If we really need something like a new jail, cut something from the budget that we do not absolutely need, and, finally, not spend thousands of tax dollars to promote this latest tax increase. Force our politicians to wake up, set priorities and spend our money ONLY on the basics; VOTE NO TO THIS LATEST TAX INCREASE!

  4. Phil Jubal says:

    tax the bed bugs tourists bring with them then the lodging industry will dis-infest finally…gross

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