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.
    6 ballot.

    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.  
Sedona Returns YOUR
Right to VOTE!
    Sedona, AZ An agreement has been reached with Sedona City Attorney
    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
    In a very misleading attempt, the City of Sedona AGAIN is trying to
    confuse the citizens of this community to get them to vote for
    Home Rule.
    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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