Bisbee City Transaction Tax Question (November 2012)

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A Bisbee City Transaction Tax question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Cochise County, Arizona. It was defeated.

This measure proposed authorizing the Bisbee City to increase the transaction privilege tax by 1% in order to fund public infrastructure and public safety services.[1]

Election Results

The following are election results for the measure:

Bisbee City Transaction Tax Proposal
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,34456.33%
Yes 1,042 43.67%
Election results from Cochise County, November 6, 2012 General Election (dead link)'

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: Request for approval of an increase in the transaction privilege tax of One Percent (1%) of the revenues subject to such tax, with twenty-five percent of the additional revenues applied to public infrastructure and seventy-five percent to maintain the existing level of public safety services. Shall the Mayor and Council of the City of Bisbee be authorized to increase the Transaction Privilege Tax levied by the City of Bisbee by an additional One Percent (1%) of the gross revenues or values which are subject to such tax, with the condition that for all such additional tax receipts, Twenty-five Percent (25%) of these additional revenues shall be dedicated to maintaining, repairing and improving the City’s infrastructure, including transportation and drainage way improvements, and Seventy-five Percent (75%) of these additional revenues shall be used for general government expenses, with a primary focus on maintaining the existing level of public safety service, to the fullest extent possible?

A “YES” vote would authorize the Mayor and Council to increase the transaction privilege tax by an additional One Percent of the revenues subject to such tax, with twenty-five percent of the additional revenues to be applied to maintaining, repairing and improving City infrastructure, and seventy-five percent of the additional revenues to be used for general governmental expenses, with a primary focus on maintaining the existing level of public safety service, to the fullest extent possible.

A “NO” vote would not authorize the Mayor and Council to increase the transaction privilege tax.

YES NO[1][2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cochise County Elections, Propositions (dead link)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.