The Clock is Ticking, Sedona
Sedona, AZ (July 7, 2011) – The Sedona City Council has called a special election for November 8, 2011. Two propositions will be appearing on the ballot for this election. These are:
1. A referendum challenging the decision of the Sedona City Council to acquire a portion of State Route 89A from the Arizona Department of Transportation.
2. An initiative that would require the Sedona City Council to refer any offer by the State of Arizona for the transfer of a state route located in the City limits to
the qualified electors of the City at a special or general election for approval.
Written arguments supporting or opposing either of these propositions shall appear in a publicity pamphlet that will be distributed to all qualified electors prior to the election. PERSONS OR ORGANIZATIONS SUBMITTING WRITTEN ARGUMENTS ARE REQUIRED BY SEDONA CITY CODE, SECTION 2-3-6, TO MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
a. Arguments must relate to the propositions proposed by initiative or referred by referendum which will appear on the ballot.
b. Arguments must identify the proposition to which they refer and indicate whether the argument is in support of or opposition to the proposition.
c. Arguments may not exceed 300 words in length.
d. Arguments must be signed by the person submitting them. Arguments sponsored by an organization shall be signed on behalf of the organization by two executive officers of the organization authorized to take such action. All persons signing documents shall indicate their residence or post office address and give a telephone number.
e. No person or organization shall submit more than one argument for each proposition to be voted upon.
f. Each argument shall be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of
$250.00 to offset a portion of the proportionate costs of the paper and printing of the argument. This requirement shall not be waived on any account.
The deadline to file arguments with the City Clerk’s Office is Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.