Prescott Sales Tax Extension (2009)

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The Prescott Sales Tax Extension appeared on the September 1, 2009 ballot in the city of Prescott, located in Yavapai County, Arizona, where it was approved. The measure proposed a three-quarter of a cent sales tax extension in order to improve public roads and to ensure the safety of residents.[1][2]

  • Yes: 8,257 (64.33%)Approveda
  • No: 4,578 (35.67%)

Sales tax extension

In April, the proposed extension was at one cent. A survey was taken during that time, conducted by WestGroup Research, indicating that the majority of the 700 participants supported the proposed extension of the one cent sales tax for streets and open space.[3]


The measure is supported by the committee Vote YES for Streets. The members include Jason Gisi, chairman of Central Arizona Partnership and Tom Pettit, chairman of the Open Space Alliance. David Maurer, CEO of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, is the treasurer. According to a statement by the committee, the passage of this measure “will go a long way toward improving the transportation network of streets and roads in Prescott.”

The Vote YES for Streets committee planned to hold four open house meetings for interested citizens to learn more about the measure in the months of June and July.[4]

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