Prop. 406 - Voter Information
|406 Public Presentation - Learn more about the City's ballot proposition by viewing the
presentation that City Manager, Kevin Burke is providing to civic groups, community
organizations and neighborhood associations. Click here for the PowerPoint slides only.
|Cost cutting and budget prioritization - Learn more about the City's cost cutting efforts
since 2009 and more about the City's 2010 $16 million secondary property tax street and
utilities bond. The bond made a dent in the City's catch up on road repairs but there still
remains a significant backlog.
|What our Citizen's Committee recommended - In 2014 the City asked a committee of
Flagstaff citizens how the City should fund the backlog of road repairs. See the final
resolution passed by our Citizen Committee in March 2014, a listing of the members on
the committee, and an overview of the Committee's objectives.
|Flagstaff Community Survey and Polling - In addition to the Citizen's Committee, the
City conducted polling, focus groups and a community survey to seek feedback on a
proposed dedicated sales tax for road repairs and street safety projects.
| Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the City proposing a road repair and street safety sales tax?
Delaying street repairs results in more costly repairs later. Safe and well-maintained
streets are a key service provided by the City. Recent budget constraints have
limited the City's ability to keep up with needed improvements.
Why is this important to me?
Safe streets connect people to work, schools, doctors' offices, grocery stores; places
that are vital to everyone's well-being.
How are voters assured that the money will be only used as stated in the ballot?
The ballot language, a citizen's commission with oversight responsibilities, and the
required separate accounting for revenues from the special sales tax all guarantee the
monies will only be used for road repair and street safety related costs.
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|Flagstaff City Manager