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Special-Interest Tax Break Would Hurt
Arizona Cities and Towns

PHOENIX - A bill set to be debated at the Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday seeks to give a special-interest tax break to the multifamily housing industry while harming Arizona cities’ and towns’ abilities to deliver critical services to residents.

HB2254, sponsored by Rep. Darin Mitchell (R-Litchfield Park) would completely eliminate the transaction tax on residential rentals - houses and apartments. This has been a major source of revenue for Arizona cities and towns for more than 50 years, which pays for things like police, firefighters, parks, libraries and other quality-of-life services.

Read the full press release here.

2015 League Annual Conference

Mark your calendar! The 2015 League Annual Conference will be held in Tucson at the Starr Pass Resort, August 18-21. Hotel and conference registration information will be sent out to all cities and towns in May. This information will also be available online.

As we start to gear up for the 2015 League Annual Conference, we are seeking your input for conference session topics, speakers and events. If you have ideas or suggestions, please forward them to Matt Lore at .

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns offers four levels of sponsorship through its annual conference. For more information on the sponsorship levels and benefits, please point your browser here.

For additional questions, please visit the Sponsorship FAQ page or contact Amy Price at or by phone at 602-258-5786.

Arizona City & Town Winter 2015

The Winter 2015 edition of Arizona City & Town is now available! This issue features the past, present and future of Arizona’s Copper Corridor. Click here to view a PDF of the magazine.

TPT Update

In 2013, Lawmakers passed HB 2111 to streamline Arizona's Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) system. The bill established the Arizona Department of Revenue (DOR) as the sole collection agency for municipal and state TPT. The bill also changed the way businesses that do repair and maintenance work pay TPT. Finally, the bill integrated municipal and state TPT audits into a program that all taxing agencies will use to ensure taxpayer compliance. The League has been working on the implementation of this legislation for two years. Point your browser here to learn about the latest updates on the TPT process.

Your Municipal Voice at the Capitol

Your Municipal Voice at the Capitol is a document to help you, as a municipal official, to better understand the process and the personnel at the Arizona State Capitol. If you have any questions about the session or the legislative process, please feel free to contact us anytime at 602-258-5786 or .

2015: Your Municipal Voice at the Capitol

2015 Municipal Policy Statement

The 2015 Municipal Policy Statement is now available. The Policy Statement outlines the legislative priorities of the League for the upcoming session. It also includes a directory of legislators and the cities and towns they represent. You can access the statement online by clicking here.

League Year in Review

As 2015 approaches, we wanted to take some time to reflect on 2014. Thank you to all our members for making this a great year! Please take a look at the League's 2014 Year in Review.

Apply Now for League Resolutions Policy Committees

The new process for developing the League’s Municipal Policy Statement is moving along as many city and town officials are applying for seats on the various committees. If you are interested in participating, please submit your name, title and committee of interest to .

The five policy committees and their chairs will be:
  • Budget, Finance and Economic Development, Mayor Kenny Evans of Payson;
  • General Administration, Human Resources and Elections, Mayor Lana Mook of El Mirage;
  • Neighborhoods, Quality of Life and Sustainability, Councilmember Gilbert Lopez of Coolidge;
  • Public Safety, Military Affairs and Courts, Mayor Jerry Weiers of Glendale; and
  • Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Works, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild of Tucson.

These committees will discuss and evaluate policy ideas throughout the year in preparation for presentation and possible adoption at the Annual Conference. Cities and towns can submit policy ideas to the League at any time during the year and do not need to have a co-sponsoring city or town. If your city or town wishes to submit an idea for consideration, you can send it with a brief yet thorough explanation to .

If you have any other questions about this process please call Dale Wiebusch at the League office at 602-258-5786.

Arizona City and Town Data

The League has created a city/town data sheet with facts, information and statistics about the 91 cities and towns in Arizona. We have provided this information in an excel format so the data can be utilized for research and information gathering purposes.

Download the document here.

This is a living document that will continue to be updated. If you have any questions or recommend any changes to the information, please contact us a

For a complete directory of Arizona’s cities and towns with municipal contact information, please visit our Local Government Directory.
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