Finance and Expenditure Reports

Transparent Payson is a 527 Political Action Committee. We advocated and were successful in passing two voter-supported propositions as allowed under the Arizona Constitution, and the Town of Payson. The process we used was further codified by the passage of Proposition 105 in 1998.

You will not find our information with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as we are not a federal group. We are subject to the requirements of the IRS as a 527 group. As this is a local issue, we are formed at the local level. That is done through the Town of Payson.  Likewise, county issues and groups are formed at the county level, and state issues and groups are formed at the state level.  The requirements for reporting may be found under Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 16 – Elections and Electors.

Various reports are filed and made public with the Town.  Should you wish to review the public documents, they may be found via Campaign Finance & Expenditure Reports at the Town of Payson as recorded by the Town Clerk.  The 2023 reports are here.  Prior years may be found here.

 

 

 

 

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  • Recent Updates

    • Time to vote! Let the incumbents know what you think.
      Transparent Payson has become a voting rights group in defense of Propositions 401 and 402. Voting can be divided into many categories: rights, the consent of the governed, collective wisdom, and a host of various reasons, each equally compelling. […]
    • An Award for Affordable Housing
      We recently discussed the need for affordable housing in Payson.  Three proposals were made for federal tax credits to enable housing.  The Arizona Department of Housing award was made to Green Valley II of Payson, LLC, headed by Jacob Swartwood. […]
    • The Initial Verdict Is In
      We are not surprised at the outcome. The Court Order/ verdict is attached in its entirety below as a PDF. The potential next step is an appeal. The Board will meet with Counsel to discuss this. Any potential appeal relies on donations.  It cannot be […]
    • Private gain at the public trough – you decide.
      There has been significant discussion of late about affordable housing in Payson.  On April 10th, the Town of Payson declared a housing emergency via Resolution 3376.  There was also a housing proclamation on that date.  The issue is not unique to […]
    • Trial update and appearance on KMOG
      The trial was completed last Friday, the 19th.  Transparent Payson has always viewed the matter as a question of law, which results in a slightly different trial than many may be familiar with in a civil setting. There was no discovery, no experts, […]
    • Trial is scheduled for April 19th at 1:30
      We can use your continued support.  Please donate. To finance the Town’s list of projects Town Council increased the TPT/Sales tax.  That tax becomes effective on May 1st.  The rate will be 10.48%.  Some people tithe.  The TPT/ Sales tax rate […]
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