Sedona is a financially healthy city, with a balanced budget as required by state law.
Home Rule has been approved by Sedona voters since 1996. Home Rule allows budget decisions to be made “at home”, under “local control”.
Home Rule allows the City to set spending limits based upon local priorities and actual revenues.
Without Home Rule the city budget would fall to an artificially low state-imposed formula that doesn’t recognize the needs or realities of Sedona. Without Home Rule the City would be prevented from fully spending revenues it already receives, most of which come from tourism. This money is used to provide resident services and to reduce the impacts of over-tourism.
Home Rule does NOT increase or decrease revenues. Home Rule does NOT allow Sedona to spend more than it receives or saves. Home Rule has NO impact on taxes or tax rates.
In 2019, we and four other Sedona residents were appointed by the City to deeply study Home Rule and its alternatives. The Committee unanimously recommended that City Council continue to seek Home Rule approval from voters. It’s the best option.
Vote YES on Home Rule.
Pete Furman, Charlotte Hosseini, Shaeri Richards, Lynn Zonakis