- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Voters in a western Arizona town will be deciding next year whether to make a significant change to local property taxes.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1JVeg03 ) that the City Council chose Tuesday to put the tax question to voters in a special election in May.

The measure would create the first primary property tax in Kingman in 35 years. Under Arizona’s tax system, primary property tax funds government maintenance and operations budgets, while secondary property taxes are used to fund things like bonds and budget overrides.

The Kingman City Council also voted Tuesday to take on a public education campaign prior to the election. Councilman Larry Carver said he wants to explain to residents why the tax is necessary and beneficial.

The council also extended a half-cent sales tax increase through 2018.


Information from: Kingman Daily Miner, https://www.kingmandailyminer.com

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