A “No” vote on Proposition 423 means?

A “No” vote will set the City’s expenditure base at the 1979/80 level.  The City currently budgets under the “Home Rule” option, as last approved by Apache Junction’s voters in 2016.  If Proposition 423 is rejected, Home Rule would remain in effect until 2020, when another expenditure alternative would have to be taken to the voters or Apache Junction’s expenditure limitations would need to fall under 1979/1980 base expenditure limitation.  This would represent a reduction of approximately 92% of the City’s total budget capacity and would result in significant cutbacks in city services such as public safety and public works operations, library and parks and recreation programs.

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1. Will Proposition 423 increase my taxes?
2. What is the difference between an alternative expenditure limitation (home rule) and permanent base adjustment?
3. May a city or town under home rule adopt a permanent base adjustment?
4. What is permanent base adjustment (Proposition 423) and why is it on the ballot?
5. If Apache Junction already uses the Home Rule option, why is the Permanent Base Adjustment being brought before voters now?
6. A “No” vote on Proposition 423 means?
7. A “Yes” vote on Proposition 423 means?