|Axe the Tax meeting schedule|
Oro Valley Library
1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley, AZ
October 12, 2017 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
October 12, 2017 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Golder Ranch Fire Station
355 E. Linda Vista Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ
October 14, 2017 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
October 14, 2017 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
A group of concerned Oro Valley residents opposing Proposition 454, will hold meetings to provide residents with information regarding the proposed property tax. According to Axe the Tax, the Town’s official open house on September 13, 2017, to discuss Prop 454’s Naranja Park Bond did not provide “residents the opportunity to ask their questions in an open forum.”
Each meeting will offer a short presentation followed by a question and answer session.
In an interview on the James T. Harris show, Axe the Tax members Mike Zinkin and Jack Stinnett highlighted that the $17 million Naranja Park Bond would ultimately cost taxpayers a total of $28 million, with interest, over the 20 year life of the bond. As it stands, according to Axe the Tax members, only $5.6 million will be allocated toward seven sports fields. The majority of the funding will be utilized for infrastructure for a future event center and sports complex which will require an additional bond.
Axe the Tax members argue that the Town’s recent announcement of a $2 million surplus “confirms that Naranja Park sports fields can continue to be built with the “pay as you go” strategy instead of imposing an unnecessary property tax on homeowners and commercial properties. “Pay as you go” has been utilized successfully since 2008 when Oro Valley taxpayers voted against a $48.6 million bond for the Park.”
Axe the Tax in Oro Valley stands by its position that the Naranja Park Bond-Proposition 454 is “an unreasonable and irresponsible property tax for homeowners and commercial properties when the Town has resources to “pay as you go.”