Today: Apr 09 , 2020

Bill's Newscast: Citizens to Vote on Tax Measure or Not?

Council decides today whether or not to place tax measure on ballot. 

Should a PSPRS tax be placed on the November ballot for the City of Prescott?

The Prescott City Council meets at 3 this afternoon to discuss placing a public safety sales tax on the November ballot.  Last month, the Yes for Prescott Committee submitted a petition to get a 6-10th of a cent sales tax on the ballot, but that effort fell 8 signatures short.  However, Prescott City Councilman Steve Sischka explains he still wants to see this issue go before voters. Council members Jean Wilcox and Greg Lazzell say the City needs to look at the groundwork that has been set up by Yes for Prescott. During discussions 2 weeks ago, some Council members expressed interest in putting the sales tax on next March’s ballot rather than this November’s. The deadline to call that election is November 16th.  Council’s voting session will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.   

Candidates running for Yavapai County Supervisor Distict will be heard tomorrow.

Hear from the candidates running for Yavapai County Supervisor in District 1.  The Citizens Tax Committee is hosting a candidate forum with Supervisor Rowle Simmons and challenger Mary Beth Hrin at 1 tomorrow afternoon.  Communities in District 1 include Prescott, Hillside, Bagdad, Yarnell, Congress and Wickenburg.  Former Prescott City Councilman Chris Kuknyo will monitor the forum, which will be held at the Prescott Resort off Highway 69.  Also scheduled to speak are District 5 Supervisor Jack Smith and Legislative District 1 candidate Peter Pierson. Smith will answer questions from the June Citizens Tax Committee meeting and Pierson will discuss his candidacy.  This meeting is open to the public.  Photographs are allowed, but videos are not.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

Hear Bill Monroe on Northern Arizona's Source for News, Talk and Sports, KQNA 1130 AM, 99.9 FM .