By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Sources: Arizona Secretary of State and Arizona Fire District Association President Chief Patrick Moore (Information)
Mohave Valley, Arizona: A town hall meeting regarding Proposition 310 was held inside Mohave Valley Fire Department’s Station 81 during the evening on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022.
According to the Arizona Secretary of State website, Proposition 310 is a ballot measure coming up for voters in Arizona in November 2022 that the law would establish a fire district safety fund to be funded via an increase of one-tenth of one percent to the state’s transaction privilege (sales) and use tax from Sunday, January 1st, 2023 through Tuesday, December 31st, 2042.
A “Yes” vote means Proposition 310 shall have the effect of establishing a fire district safety fund; increasing the transaction privilege (sales) and use tax by one-tenth of one percent from Sunday, January 1st, 2023 through Tuesday, December 31st, 2042 to pay for the fund; and distributing monies from the fund to fire districts on a monthly basis.
A “No” vote means Proposition 310 shall have the effect of retaining existing law on tax rates and funding for fire districts.
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Proposition 310 will be on the voter’s ballot in Arizona during the upcoming election which will be held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.
The town hall meeting is a collaborative with Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona (PFFA), Arizona Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) and Arizona Fire District Association (AFDA).
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez was in attendance along with few people from the community as well as local firefighters, paramedics and fire staff.
Chief Patrick Moore, President of the Arizona Fire District Association (AFDA), lead the town hall meeting presenting a PowerPoint presentation well discussing the history of how Proposition 310 was put together and explaining by the numbers what Proposition 310 would do to help local fire districts across Arizona including across Mohave County, Arizona.
You can view in full the town hall meeting and learn for yourself what Proposition 310 is about before you vote at ZachNews on YouTube or Facebook.