Sedona, AZ (February 18, 2012) – The Sedona City election is around the corner. With the candidates not placing yard signs around town, one would not know about the upcoming election. Many voters will have their first realization when they receive their ballot next week. This is a mail in ballot election. Polls close at 7 p.m. on March 13, 2012. Election results will be made that evening. Sedona.biz will post the results as soon as they are available.
There are 5 candidates running for 4 city council seats. Mayor Adams is running unopposed, with 4 candidates vying for three council seats. Those running are Mark DiNunzio, incumbent; John D. Miller, a local real estate broker; John Martinez, retired and on the City Finance Committee; and Jessica Williamson, employed locally and former city employee.
Also on the ballot is Proposition 420, the vote for Home Rule. Here is the definition of Home Rule:
“It is an option permitting the citizens of Sedona and their elected officials to set a spending limit based upon local priorities instead of making budget decisions based on a state imposed formula. As the name “Home Rule” implies, budget decisions are made at home, in Sedona, rather than being based on the statewide formula previously quoted.”
Sedona’s population decreased by 1.6% in the 2010 census, which would lower the spending limit of the city if Proposition 420 fails.
Sedona.biz attended the recent Sedona Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa in Sedona and videotaped the presentation. Comments from all candidates were randomly picked to create the attached 6 and a half minute video.