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Yuma County Elections

Somerton Proposition 414 – “Home Rule”

pROP 414
  • "Home rule" is a provision that allows a city to spend the money it collects from taxes and other sources.
  • It lets the City Council decide what local services the community needs.
  • Home rule puts the budgeting power in the home community, although the City Council must still balance the budget, as required by state law.
  • Home rule isn't a tax increase, but it allows a city or town to spend the tax or other revenue it has in place.
  • Somerton voters have agreed to home rule since 2000. 
  • Under a Home Rule Option if approved by the voters, the City estimates it will be allowed to expend approximately $26,595,000 in 2021-2022, $27,463,000 in 2022-2023, $27,484,000 in 2023-2024 and $27,506,000 in 2024-2025.
  • Under the state-imposed limitation the City estimates it will be allowed to expend approximately $13,276,656 in 2021-2022, $13,774,513 in 2022-2023, $14,317,597 in 2023-2024 and $14,883,399 in 2024-2025 for the operation of your local government. 
*Information provided by the City of Somerton

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