Payson…We have a problem.

Who is Transparent Payson?

We are citizens of Payson, Arizona who are striving to make our local government more transparent to its citizens.  As a 527 nonprofit PAC, we were responsible for the successful enactment of Propositions 401 and 402 a few years back, which helped curb government overreach.

 

What has happened

We are currently busy defending these important ordinances.  There was recently an attempt by several town council members to illegally repeal these ballot initiatives, assuming a simple 4-3 vote could overturn the will of 60% of the voters.  Certain members of our town council obviously don’t want to abide by these initiatives.

The town may force the people into taking legal action.

With the help of an attorney, we have temporarily halted that effort, but are certain we still have much work to do to defend Your taxpayers’ rights.  A copy is below.

 

Transparent_Payson_Letter dated 032421

 

Once again

We are preparing to defend the rights of Payson taxpayers in regard to several proposed projects here locally.  Our goal is not to prevent such projects but to ensure transparency in all negotiations, discussions, and contracts that affect the town.  We are protecting YOU, the Tax Payer!

SOS…WE NEED YOUR HELP !!!

 

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  • Recent Updates

    • 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.
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    • 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 […]
    • A Court Date Has Been Set With the Town of Payson.
      Despite reports in “newspapers” and statements from pundits, including local elected officials, asserting otherwise, the case of Transparent Payson vs. The Town of Payson has not been resolved.  A court date has been set for a bench […]
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