The Citizens Tax Committee (CTC) is honored to announce that State Representative for LD1, the Honorable Judy Burges, will speak at their monthly meeting, today, July 14th, at 1 pm, in the back conference room of the Yavapai Title Agency, 1235 E. Gurley Street, Prescott, Arizona.
The Citizens Tax Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Their meetings are free and open to the public. An RSVP is not required. This month’s meeting marks a return of CTC to their longtime meeting place in the conference room of the Yavapai Title Agency which was closed during the COVID-19 restrictions. Free parking is available in the rear parking lot. The conference room is accessed thru the rear door from the parking lot.
Representative Burges is an award-winning conservative legislator. Her areas of special interest include water, agriculture, natural resources, infrastructure, and rural economic development. She is also a strong advocate of school choice and the Second Amendment.
After previous service in the State Senate, in 2020, Rep. Burges was elected to the State House of Representatives for LD1. This session she joined with her colleagues in the Republican Caucus to deliver a historic tax cut to Arizona residents. She has announced her intention to stand for reelection in 2022.
The Citizens Tax Committee is one of Prescott’s oldest and most venerable civic organizations. Since its founding in 1977, it has served as a taxpayer advocate, promoted fiscal accountability in local government, and has been a focal point for opposition to wasteful government spending and excessive debt. Over the years, many local elected officials and civic leaders have been associated with the organization.
Although CTC does not endorse candidates or play a direct role in partisan elections, they have weighed in on local tax and spending issues with high profile voter education programs on ballot initiatives such as school bonds, budget overrides, and funding levels for the Arizona Public Safety Personal Retirement System. In recent months, CTC has helped raise public awareness about the costs and environmental impacts of the proposed new jail in Prescott and the Verde Connect Project. They are now investigating recently announced plans by the City of Prescott to move City Hall and construct a swimming pool with the financial windfall from expected COVID-19 monies.
The Citizens Tax Committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1 pm in the conference room of the Yavapai Title Agency, 1235 E. Gurley Street, Prescott, Arizona. Members of the public interested in fiscal accountability and learning about the state budget and new laws impacting Yavapai County residents are cordially invited to attend Representative Burges’s talk.