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Flagstaff City Sales Tax Continuation, Prop 400 (May 2010)

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A Flagstaff City Sales Tax Continuation measure was on the May 18, 2010 ballot in the city of Flagstaff which is in Coconino County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 9,148 (73.94%)Approveda
  • NO 3,224 (26.06%)[1]

This measure sought to continue the current 1 percent sales tax, which excludes food, for a further ten years. The current tax levy expires at the end of 2014.[2] This sales tax generates around $13 million a year for the city general fund and with near 60 percent of that tax being paid by non residents proponents see no reason not to continue the sales tax for the city. The money will be used primarily to pay for fire and police services but also has can be used increasingly for other uses and the limit on property taxes has held back the city from getting funds from other areas.[3]

Text of measure

The text of the measure reads as follows:

Proposition 400

A Measure Referred to the People by the City Council of the City of Flagstaff: "Shall the City Council have the authority to continue the City Transaction Privilege (Sales) Tax (excluding the tax on food) at the present rate of one percent for

an additional ten (10) year period beyond November 4, 2014?"[2]

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