Returning Power To City Government. In 1980, the Arizona State Legislature passed a constitutional amendment that, in effect, wrenched local control away from Arizona cities and towns. The amendment imposed a formula-based spending limit that makes it difficult for cities to meet their needs. To regain control of its own budget, the City of Sedona has placed a Local Alternative Expenditure Limitation on the ballot to allow citizens to vote for home rule. To discuss the initiative in depth, the co-hosts of Democratic Perspective, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, welcome Justin Clifton, City Manager of Sedona, and Steve Segner, owner of El Portal and Chair of the Sedona Lodging Council.
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