SEDONA, Ariz. – The Sedona City Clerk will restore an initiative to establish
a permanent base adjustment to the city’s expenditure authority to the Nov.
City Attorney Robert Pickels says he erred in advising the city clerk that
removing 35 non-residents from an initial review of petition signatures was
within her authority.
“While these 35 individuals do not live in Sedona and therefore are likely not
qualified electors of the city, it was not the role of the city clerk to remove
them,” says Pickels. “The role of verifying validity of signatures belongs to
the county recorders.”
The review process is established by the Arizona Legislature with guidance
from the secretary of state, and the process for removing ineligible
signatures is governed by A.R.S 19-121.01-04. Restoring the 35 removed
signatures will result in a total of 429 signatures, the precise number needed
for the initiative to qualify for the ballot.
The proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot would establish a permanent expenditure
limit of approximately $25.2 million subsequent to the Home Rule vote
scheduled for the Aug. 28 primary ballot. If approved, it would effectively cap
all future city spending to roughly half of the city’s annual expenditures for the
past five years. (This statement in RED is a lie)
The city of Sedona will conduct its 2018 primary election Tuesday, Aug. 28,
and the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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Robert Pickels who agreed to restore enough signatures to Arizona Liberty’
s Permanent Base Adjustment ballot initiative, giving it enough to qualify
for placement on the November 6, 2018 ballot.
On August 3, 2018, Arizona Liberty, a local political action committee, filed
a lawsuit in Yavapai County Superior Court against the City of Sedona for
illegally invalidating these signatures and disqualifying the initiative.
Pickels reached out to Arizona Liberty to settle the suit several days ago.
“Arizona Liberty is pleased with this resolution of the lawsuit,” said
Arizona Liberty PAC Treasurer Dwight Kadar. “Now the voters of Sedona
will have a choice and voice in the financial future of their city.”
|P. O. Box 20577, Sedona, AZ 86341
For Immediate Release
August 9, 2018
City of Sedona Relents to Lawsuit
The Permanent Base Adjustment will
be on the November 6, 2018 ballot
confuse the citizens of this community to get them to vote for
This simple graph explains what a YES vote on November 6th does.
YES on PBA adjusts city spending limitation UP by $11.7 MILLION
that permits the city to spend MORE than the average of the last
audited 5 years of statements protecting our status quo.
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