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I was interviewed by David Gordon of Blog for Arizona. 
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John Lutes Wants to Help Lead the Conversation on Governing
the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors

John Lutes

Statement on New Jail

May 29, 2020

​Several important factors in the new-jail issue tell me that the Supervisors would be wiser to slow down and reassess the entire project before committing the money to construction.

Voters soundly rejected a sales-tax increase to pay for the jail complex twice, and many tell me that they believed they were voting against the jail. This understanding should be acknowledged and honored.
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Fair Precinct Neighborhood
Virtual Discussion
Wednesday June 3

Download Fair Precinct Map Here

John will be there to listen to you.We invite you to bring your thoughts and questions to discuss with John.What are your concerns about Yavapai County and Prescott?What would you like to see change in Yavapai County Government?What issues are important to you?

  • Water
  • Urban sprawl
  • Infrastructure and development
  • Protecting our wildlife
  • Sensible spending priorities
  • Planning for the future
  • Preserving our way of life
  • 18% property tax increase for new jail
  • Wise use of tax dollars

Did you know?

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors:

  • has final approval for all zoning and use permits in the unincorporated areas of the County.
  • has final approval over County department budgets, governs tax rates and calculates all other tax rates.
  • has final approval over the appointment members of County boards and commissions dealing with planning and zoning, building codes, health, employees and employee benefits, private industry, and agriculture.
  • works with other governmental bodies such as the towns and cities within Yavapai County, the US Forest Service and other state and federal agencies.
  • acts as the board of directors for certain special districts within the County, including the Seligman and Granite Gardens Sanitary Districts, the Ash Fork, Seligman and Yarnell Street Lighting Improvement Districts, the Yavapai County Free Library District and Flood Control District, and County road-improvement districts.

Maybe you’ve had thoughts like these:

  Yavapai is starting to look like Maricopa.

  Local government seems out of touch.

  One-party rule isn’t working for me, my family or my business.

  I’m not sure my tax dollars are being spent wisely, in everyone’s interest.

  I want more responsible stewardship of our natural resources and scenic            beauty.

  We all need a long-term, sustainable vision for our future.

Now you can do something about these concerns.

You can help elect someone to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors who cares about protecting our environment as well as our heritage and economy. A respectable businessperson with not just community standing, but proven integrity and vision as well.

If you share these values and want to see more balance and progress in County government, John Lutes stands with you. Your contribution to Lutes for Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is an investment in your future and the generations to come.

We know that many voices are asking for your help right now. Please give whatever you can so John can fight for you!

Want to mail us a check?
Make check to payable to:
PO Box 4415, Prescott, Az, 86302

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