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Posted on: December 3, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED FORMAL ADOPTION OF SALES TAXES APPROVED BY FLAGSTAFF VOTERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED FORMAL ADOPTION OF SALES TAXES APPROVED BY FLAGSTAFF VOTERS

The City of Flagstaff hereby gives notice that it proposes to formally adopt local transaction privilege taxes (“sales taxes”) previously approved by a majority of the City of Flagstaff qualified

electors voting in general elections. A summary of the previously approved sales taxes follows:

• On November 8, 2016, City voters approved Proposition 411, continuing a combined 0.295% local transaction privilege tax rate, and designating the proceeds from such tax

for public transportation (“Public Transit Sales Tax”) for a ten (10) year period commencing July 1, 2020. This will not affect the existing sales tax rate.


• On November 6, 2018, City voters approved Proposition 419, continuing a combined 0.426% local transaction privilege tax rate, and designating the proceeds from such tax

for roadway, pedestrian, bicycle, and safety improvements (“Transportation Sales Tax”) for a twenty-one (21) year period commencing July 1, 2020, and authorizing the incurrence

of debt to accelerate such purposes. This will not affect the existing sales tax rate.


• On November 6, 2018, City voters approved Proposition 420, adopting an additional 0.23% local transaction privilege tax rate, and designating the proceeds from such tax for

a Lone Tree Railroad Overpass from Butler Avenue to Route 66, along with related pedestrian, bicycle and street connections (“Lone Tree Overpass Sales Tax”) for a twenty

(20) year period commencing July 1, 2019, and authorizing the incurrence of debt to accelerate such purposes. This will result in increasing the base sales tax rate from

2.051% to 2.281%.


An additional 2% sales tax is charged on gross income from certain taxable activities (e.g. the hospitality industry and telephone service related to use of public right-of-way.) The total sales

tax rate on these taxable activities will increase from 4.051% to 4.281% starting July 1, 2019, as a result of Proposition 420. 


The City Council will hold a public hearing and consider whether to formally adopt the sales taxchanges at the following date and time:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers

211 W. Aspen Avenue

Flagstaff, Arizona 86001


A first reading of an ordinance to approve the changes may occur on this date. A second reading of an ordinance to approve the changes may occur at the next public meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. City Council approval is a formality in accordance with statutory procedures for amending the

Model City Tax Code.


Please contact Sandy Corder, Revenue Director, (928) 213-2252 if you have any questions or to obtain a copy of the canvass of election results. Copies of the propositions are attached (scroll

down). Submitted by: Sandy Corder


This notice is posted on the homepage of the City website on Monday, December 3, 2018. This notice has been distributed to other social media accounts and electronic communication tools of

the City at least 60 days prior to February 5, 2019.


Posted and distributed by: Jessica Drum, Communications Manager (928) 213-2061.


Attachments:

Information Pamphlet for the City of Flagstaff, Arizona General/Special Election November 8, 2016: Proposition 411, Pages 6-9

Information Pamphlet for the City of Flagstaff, Arizona General/Special Election November 6, 2018:

Proposition 419, Pages 36-44 Proposition 420, Pages 46-53 

https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/59604/Notice-of-codification-of-taxes-12-3-18-sc-Final-Combined 

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