The Prescott Area Association of Realtors donated $2000 to the Support Our Jails Political Action Committee’s campaign to renew the one-quarter cent sales tax.
“This is a no brainer. Why not renew a tax that benefits our community? The funds have been utilized responsibly and effectively,” said Elizabeth Kennedy, First Vice President at PAAR.
Originally put into place in 1998, the one-quarter cent sales tax is the largest source of financial support for the district. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is asking voters to renew the tax for an additional twenty years. As part of their campaign, ballots will be mailed to registered voters by April 23rd.
Members of the Board of Supervisors approached PAAR’s Government Issues Committee about gaining support from the association for the campaign. The PAAR Board of Directors approved a request from the committee to pledge $2000 to help support the PAC.
“It would be better for us to extend the tax than to have an increase in our property taxes to fund the cost of the Jail,” said Mary Mallory, a member of the Government Issues Committee.
The pledge, in the form of a check, was presented to Board of Supervisors Chairman Rowle Simmons and Vice-Chairman Randy Garrison on Wednesday, February 28 at the PAAR office by members of the PAAR Board of Directors and the Government Issues Committee.
“This means everything. This is one of the biggest issues we’ve been faced with for years. It is critical to the county and city because financially it will be a huge burden. Without money like this, what we do would not be possible,” Simmons said after the presentation.
The Prescott Area Association of Realtors is a nonprofit trade association that provides more than 1600 Realtors with a local multiple listing service, educational opportunities, and other resources to help its members provide unparalleled service and professionalism to their customers.
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