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WHAT IS PROP 444?

Proposition 444 is not a tax increase. It will allow Phoenix residents to control local spending as they have been doing for nearly 4 decades by extending “home rule.”

 

Home rule allows charter cities in Arizona to enact their own expenditure limitations.

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE YES

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CHAIR AND FORMER COUNCILMEMBER DANIEL VALENZUELA

 A ‘yes’ vote protects our systems and services.  As a first responder myself, I know that now, more than ever, our residents rely on us maintaining at least their current level of services.  The COVID-19 pandemic is straining our families and communities." 

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MAYOR KATE GALLEO

 Without passage of proposition 444, Phoenix will be forced to make drastic budget reductions to the tune of $1.3 billion. Now is not the time to make cuts, now is the time to invest so that our Phoenix community can come back stronger than ever.” 

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CONGRESSMAN GREG STANTON

 “If we want to maintain the Phoenix we have built and maintain our forward progress, we must approve Proposition 444. Without a 'yes' vote on 444, our citizens’ hands will be tied.  They will have no resources to meet growing needs or fund bold new initiatives." 

FORMER MAYOR SKIP RIMSZA
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 “Failure to pass Proposition 444 will threaten the progress we have made.  Without home rule, our spending must be capped to a state-imposed limit based on 1979-80 spending levels.  In practical terms, that means the city would have to cut $1.3 billion from its current budget levels. 

FORMER MAYOR SKIP RIMSZA
VOTE YES ON 444

Without a YES vote on 444, Phoenix's funding would be reduced to 1979-1980 state imposed funding levels.

As a result, the city budget would be reduced by $1.3 billion dollars, drastically cutting our city services. 

 

That's why Phoenix voters have voted YES on home rule nine times before.

Vote YES on 444 -- it's a no brainer.