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Inside the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde.

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Commentary: Renewing, increasing Jail District levy will keep taxes down

Renewing, increasing Jail District levy will keep taxes downHaving been privileged to serve Yavapai County as the elected sheriff from 1989 to 2005, I saw many changes. Of utmost importance was the creation of a "Jail District" in 1999 to establish a consumption-based tax at the conservative maximum rate of 1/4 of a cent per dollar and for a maximum period of 20 years. This issue will again be decided by the voters this year to address current and emerging critical needs.