Stanton: vote yes on Prop 499 for the future of Paradise Valley

Thank you for your support of my campaign for Paradise Valley Town Council and electing me to a four-year term that begins in January.

Mark Stanton

Mark Stanton

Serving on town council is an honor, privilege and responsibility that I take seriously. I will continue to work hard to preserve our quality of life and address issues facing the town by making balanced decisions to help strengthen our community.

One of my top priorities remains protecting the financial stability of our town and that is why I am asking for your support of Ballot Proposition 499 in the general election on Nov. 8.

It’s clear that this year’s election has many national and statewide implications. However, Prop 499 is vitally important and directly impacts the Town of Paradise Valley. Voting “yes” will approve a permanent base adjustment of the expenditure limit for the town to help meet its financial needs for the next decade.

This is not a tax or a debt increase. It does not create an unbalanced budget. It adjusts the expenditure limit, which the town has not done since 2006, to better manage our finances for specific items such as infrastructure improvements, paying down the police pension debt and helping maintain public safety for our community.

Town council and staff have carefully evaluated many financial options and I am convinced that Prop 499 will create a responsible path for longterm cost savings and stronger financial stability for the town.

Most importantly, voting in favor does not mean an open checkbook for the town. The annual budget process will remain the same with thorough procedures to assure that the financial operations of the town are transparent and responsible.

This proposition is designed to address critical issues and will reduce long-term debt for years to come. I ask that you vote yes on Prop 499 to help build on the financial stability for the future of Paradise Valley.

Editor’s note: Mr. Stanton is a member of Paradise Valley Town Council

Editor's Note: Mr. Stanton is a member of Paradise Valley Town Council.

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