Voters Asked To Consider Tax Rates When Choosing County Candidates

Across Arizona, residents are about to choose members of their county boards of supervisors. Given the difficult economic conditions facing many residents, taxes and keeping them at affordable levels is factor to consider.

“I think that reducing the tax rate overall by eight cents is a real accomplishment given the fact that our taxable evaluation dropped $41 million,” said Greenlee County Supervisor Bob Corbel. “The Greenlee County Board of Supervisors worked hard on a budget that maintained services and reduced taxes. I for one feel good about what we did. We did our job.”

Kim DeMarco, candidate for Pima County Supervisor in District 3, stated, “A county can reduce its property tax by increasing it tax base. The Pima County Board of Supervisor’s has failed to increase the tax base. They have done this by failing to fix our roads and infrastructure, creating unnecessary regulation, increasing fees and purchasing land at over inflated prices and taking it off of the tax role. These practices have put Pima County in a position that makes it difficult for business to succeed in our area, therefore fewer jobs are created. My opponent is bragging about the fact that the Board of Supervisors was able to lower your property taxes this year – what she fails to tell you is that the assessed value of your home as gone up. This results in your property taxes either staying the same or increasing. Without well managed growth the people of Pima County will continue to bear the burden of the Board of Supervisors failure to drive economic growth. Growth should be steady and continuous – not sporadic and in election years only.”

Doyel Shamley, a land use expert and candidate for Apache County Supervisor District 3 told the ADI, “The overarching solution to distributing the tax burden in the counties over a broader base is to get our lands back into production for the development of local economies and the reduction of debt.”

STATE OF ARIZONA -2015 PRIMARY PROPERTY TAX LEVIES

PRIMARY TAX RATE
TAX AUTHORITYNET ASSESSED VALUATIONSTATECOUNTY CITIES and TOWNSCOMMUNITY COLLEGESSCHOOLS TOTALPRIMARY RATE
APACHE$489,723,731$4,269,135 $2,547,543 $0$0$8,206,040$15,022,717$3.07
COCHISE$920,583,366$4,853,676$24,189,249$2,411,857$20,028,212$50,501,577$101,984,57111.08
COCONINO$1,537,418,218$9,444,733$8,817,093$6,233,822$7,478,002$62,417,926$94,391,5776.14
GILA$482,515,161$2,438,632$20,217,385$1,563,724$4,111,994$21,547,013$49,878,74810.34
GRAHAM$203,987,445$1,048,574$4,706,194$247,857$5,887,078$8,795,036 $20,684,74010.14
GREENLEE$465,533,779$4,830,511$2,619,093$407,883$0$7,563,185$15,420,6713.31
LA PAZ$201,755,860$1,217,546$4,757,403$0$4,368,014$5,814,134$16,157,0988.01
MARICOPA$34,623,670,323$205,826,452$471,455,751$232,070,202$437,227,709$1,484,573,491$2,831,153,6048.18
MOHAVE$1,685,788,538$8,874,685$33,203,291$4,282,498$21,792,188$74,852,444$143,005,106 8.48
NAVAJO$832,770,173$5,116,802$7,009,427$361,469$14,509,355$28,079,681$55,076,7336.61
PIMA$7,620,360,873$40,840,598$334,424,674$16,688,073$104,315,120$376,294,083$872,562,54811.45
PINAL$2,057,547,528$10,401,781$82,379,301$17,467,111$47,323,593$91,765,063$249,336,85012.12
SANTA CRUZ$317,370,907$1,607,574$12,087,388$0$1,483,709$14,151,131$29,329,8029.24
YAVAPAI$2,279,183,448$15,130,241$44,026,987$2,143,834$42,668,593$78,111,435$182,081,0917.99
YUMA$1,120,339,479$5,662,196$27,068,877$11,349,068$24,255,350$50,258,656 $118,594,147 10.59
TOTAL STATE$54,838,548,829$321,563,137 $1,079,509,657$295,227,397$735,448,917$2,362,930,895$4,794,680,003$8.74

Average State Primary Tax Rate Per $100 = $8.74

STATE OF ARIZONA 2015 SECONDARY PROPERTY TAX LEVIES

SECONDARY TAX RATE
TAX AUTHORITYNET ASSESSED VALUATIONCOUNTYCITIES and TOWNSCOMMUNITY COLLEGESSCHOOLSALL OTHERTOTALSECONDARY RATE
APACHE$490,430,671$4,750,516$0$2,036,759$2,436,353 $5,275,994$14,499,621$2.96
COCHISE$920,583,366$4,299,422$280,130$0$5,021,094$9,123,204$18,723,8502.03
COCONINO$1,540,028,458$11,771,386$5,717,291$1,911,175$16,086,317$16,434,508$51,920,6783.37
GILA$482,515,161$1,652,614$0$0$4,428,506$7,256,157$13,337,272.76
GRAHAM$203,987,445$301,046$0$0$1,823,890$571,925$2,696,8611.32
GREENLEE$465,533,779$1,315,625$0$0$1,578,515$37,700$2,931,8400.63
LA PAZ $201,755,860$201,756$0$785,436$689,908$4,422,295$6,099,3943.02
MARICOPA$34,623,670,323$72,779,242$231,710,214$80,049,926$858,489,419$245,240,094$1,488,268,8954.30
MOHAVE$1,685,788,538$13,084,502$0$0$9,822,067$20,332,347$43,238,9162.56
NAVAJO$832,770,173$5,491,430$0$0$11,488,751$13,799,302$30,779,4833.70
PIMA$7,620,360,873$117,854,379$33,217,111$0$103,613,310$85,032,399$339,717,1984.46
PINAL$2,057,547,528$6,350,353$5,855,213$7,197,301$32,042,747$29,466,305$80,911,9203.93
SANTA CRUZ$317,370,907$2,494,180 $0$0$3,329,998$6,079,598$11,903,7763.75
YAVAPAI $2,279,183,448$10,170,117 $76,927 $4,968,620$17,140,288$41,073,477$73,429,4293.22
YUMA $1,120,339,479$12,580,610$0$4,361,482 $11,363,601$884,877$29,190,5702.61
TOTAL STATE$54,841,866,009$265,097,178$276,856,885$101,310,698$1,079,354,765$485,030,182$2,207,649,709$4.03

Average State Primary Tax Rate Per $100 = $4.03

5 Comments

  1. What are they NUTS? Message to all running for office in Tucson & Pima County – Get the Budget in Balance and quit spending our tax dollars on Soccer Fields and Space Balloon Rides! Fix the damn roads and infrastructure so that business will come back and you can tax them instead of us home owners, also known as the taxpayers. Got it? If you don’t we while recall you, because we are feed up with the crap!

  2. I saw the Bronson interview where she wants voters to approve raising the sales tax on our selves so that they won’t have to raise property taxes. This is 1940s OLD democratic playbook where you convince people that tourists, or the wealthy will pay for the things you need.

    Are you going to fall for that again?

    • I am sure the gullible D’s will and willingly pull the lever to tax themselves some more. BTW, Bronson the idiot failed to say that a sales tax is the most regressive form of taxation didn’t she. Hits the poor and fixed income people the hardest. But oh, well, SSDD here in Pima County.

  3. For homeowners in Pima County – add what your home cost plus the amount of property taxes paid. Then compare that to what it might sell for.

    It’s all gone.

  4. Pima County has the highest property tax rate in the state, the worst roads and most bond indebtedness. My house payment just went up because of it and I for one am so tired of paying for the county’s mismanagement led by Huckelberry and the BOS. Its way past time for a change and in November at least get off your ass and vote for a change. Dump Bronson and return Ally. That will put some pressure on Christie to make some decisions. If we don’t we will continue to drive on crap roads and simply watch our tax rate go up as the cronies get richer.

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