Vote “YES” on Prop 416
Keep Local Control of Your $$$$
Permanent Base Adjustment
What is a Permanent Base Adjustment?
- City cannot spend more per year than the base amount (with adjustments) that was created by the State in 1979.
- Voters decide if the City should adjust its base limit.
- 79 out of 91 Cities and Towns in Arizona have already addressed the issue (87%).
- Cities and Towns can issue debt to circumvent restrictions (not always fiscally responsible).
- It is not a tax increase or decrease.
Permanent Base Adjustment and Local Control
- Voters decide if the funding of City services and programs is determined by Kingman or by the State of Arizona (local control).
- If voters allow the City to adjust its permanent base limit, decisions are made at a local level.
- Transparent budget process
- Community involvement
- Local elections
- Kingman has an expenditure limitation regardless of the outcome of the election.
- Budget restrictions still exist
- We are accountable to our residents
Major Changes in the Past 40 Years
- The City of Kingman was incorporated in 1952
- 68th anniversary this year
- Significant growth in the community
- Growth is outpacing the base formula
- Increased level of seasonal residents and visitors
Many New City Services and Facilities
- Expanded Parks from 7 to 15 for community use
- Greatly increased the number of recreation programs offered
- Upgraded Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course to 18-hole Championship Course
- Landscaping, sidewalks and walking pathways
- Improved drainage
- Improved utilities
1980: 7 Public Parks
Today: 15 Public Parks
The City of Kingman provides many local services
|Parks and Trails||Transit|
And much, much more…
Ballot Language – Proposition 416
Pursuant to the Arizona Constitution, the City of Kingman seeks voter approval to permanently adjust the base limit of the City as determined by the Economic Estimates Commission. The City seeks an adjustment of $5,000,000.
A “Yes” vote on the permanent base adjustment election authorizes the City of Kingman to permanently adjust its base limit to continue to provide services and projects at the levels determined by the City of Kingman and its residents.
A “No” vote will keep the City of Kingman’s expenditure “base” at the 1979-80 level. Since the City of Kingman currently operates under the Home Rule Option, as approved by the voters in November 2018, the Home Rule Option would remain in effect until 2022. At that time, another alternative would need to be approved by the voters; otherwise, the City of Kingman would be subject to the state-imposed spending limit. This would result in cuts to existing city services, such as police, fire, streets, parks, recreation activities, water, sewer, sanitation, and capital projects.
1980: 139 Employees
Today: 386 Employees
The Permanent Base Adjustment Election is on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
- A “YES” vote allows the City to permanently adjust its base limit.
- A “No” vote will keep the City of Kingman’s expenditure “base” at the 1979-80 level and does not allow the City to adjust its base limit.
- If Home Base fails to pass in 2022 the City will revert to 1979-1980 budget (without adjustments for population and inflation) and services will decrease to that level.
800+ Annual Calls
43 Employees & Volunteers
8,000+ Annual Calls
A YES Vote for Permanent Base Adjustment is supported by:
Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce
Business & Government Committee
|Tom Price||Law Office of Tom Price|
|Bill Barnes||RE/MAX Prestige Properties|
|Laurie Voss-Barthlow||Chicago Title Company|
|Lori Chambers||RE/MAX Prestige Properties|
|Jonny Meins||RE/MAX Prestige Properties|
|Deana Nelson||State Farm Insurance|
Ready to Vote!
The City of Kingman is fiscally conservative.
The City of Kingman has changed significantly since 1979.
Voters decide the future of our City.
It is not a tax increase or decrease.
Don’t go back to 1979-80 budget
Take Local Control into the Future!