CCC seeks budget override with Prop 410. See more Williams News education stories here

| October 5, 2016

By Wendy Howell • Williams News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Coconino Community College president Colleen Smith has been working hard to get the message out about Proposition 410, a proposed property tax override. Smith addressed the Williams City Council and Williams Unified School District governing board this month with her proposal.

The proposition will be on the Nov. 8 ballot and is asking voters to approve a property tax increase that would fund college programs and provide services to high school students and veterans. The new property tax would begin in tax year 2019 after the final payment on the voter approved 20 year bonds that built the college’s campuses. The tax would continue for seven years.

CCC’s revenue sources are tightly controlled by state law and the governing board has determined that the amounts currently allowed provide insufficient revenues for the college.

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