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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 44

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Sunday, August 16, 1970
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P K i \ L. i School tax rates listed More aboui * the «***»* elemwitary arid Wgh * dwo1 ' and the «'«n>*rt«y school districts In Maricopa HT? in * >11 * rs ^ I1W * SS8€Med ™ luatjon > ^TC the Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Also lilted are the ti< rates for each district for the years 1967, i960 and 1*» and the increase or^ecreawthis year from 1969: Combined elementary and MI* ickmt ««trirti Chandler Dysart Gila Bend Gilbert Mesa Paradise Valley Peoria Scottsdale Wickenburg Agua Fria Union Buckeye Union Glendalt Union Phoenbt Union Tempe Union Tolleson Union Agulli Alhambra Arlington Avondale Balsz Buckeye Cartwright Cave Creek Creighton Deer Valley Fountain Hills Fowler Glendalt Highley Isaac Kyrena Laveen Liberty Litehfield Littleton Madison Mobile Morristown Murphy Nadaburg Osborn Palo Verde Pendergast Phoenix Queen Creek Riverside Roosevelt Ruth Fisher Sentinel Tempe Theba Tolleson Union Washington Wilson 1M7 fi.42 6.39 7.47 8.57 7.58 1.84 1M 5.5« IMft $4.20 5.71 4.26 5.38 5.04 1.09 5.75 4.11 High *ch*ol district* 1M7 Ifttt 2.11 2.74 2.8* 2.54 3.92 1.30 1.88 1.68 2.40 Elementary dhtrtcU 1*7 UN $3.74 3.39 1.84 2.18 2.90 3.23 2.22 1.27 3.76 2.01 1.20 2.44 2.21 3.29 1.39 .84 1.42 2.07 1.00 3.31 1.04 1.75 2.09 2.37 1.53 2.14 1.20 3.50 2.42 2.09 2.83 2.91 .75 3.83 1.21 1.44 1.45 2.39 4.28 4.83 2.60 4.40 4.01 5.68 3.61 2.5« 4.66 5.60 3.30 4.11 4.07 3.61 2.88 2.79 2.95 3.79 3.41 4.29 .87 2.51 4.01 3.45 2.15 4.75 2.60 4.12 4.80 2.33 7.50 4.00 .80 5.09 1.30 2.80 4.03 3.78 4.97 INI 14.75 3.30 5.29 6.68 5.36 5.60 1.75 6.19 4.23 INI $2.58 1.70 1.60 2.08 3.41 2.47 1N9 14.29 3.65 2.81 2.09 2.98 4.11 2.40 2.29 4.34 3.49 1.76 2.71 2.58 2.86 3.52 1.57 2.01 1.94 1.67 3.70 2.75 1.56 1.71 4.16 1.66 3.14 2.84 3.65 2.84 1.79 3.91 5.32 .73 4.29 2.05 1.43 .33 3.14 4.24 1971 $6.07 3.82 5.80 5.11 6.53 8.77 1.63 7.03 3.92 1171 $2.98 2.14 2.16 2.56 2.85 3.19 1971 $4.64 3.92 3.08 2.99 3.64 3.83 3.25 2.68 4.79 4.83 2.87 2.13 3.48 3.43 3.00 2.24 1.70 2.49 2.44 2.94 4.07 4.62 2.42 2.34 3.68 1.88 3.05 2.68 3.87 3.10 1.69 4.65 4.52 1.45 4.64 2.35 3.08 .42 4.40 4.04 Change tnn INI $1.32 .46 .51 (-) 1.57 1.17 3.17 (-) .12 .84 (-) .31 Change from 19N $.40 .44 .56 .48 (-) .56 .72 Change frftm UN $ .37 .27 .25 .90 .68 (-) .28 .85 .37 .45 1.34 2.87 .37 .77 .85 .14 (-) 1-28 .13 .48 .50 1.27 .37 1.87 .86 .63 (-) .48 .22 (-) .09 (-) .16 .22 .26 (-) .10 .74 (-) .80 .72 .35 .30 1.65 .09 1.26 (-) .20 Gties' and towns' tax rates Following are the 1970 property tax rates, expressed In dollars assessed valuation, for each city and town in Maricopa County and or decrease from 1969: Cities and Towns 1989 1971 Avondale Huckeye Chandler El Mirage Gila Bend Gilbert Glendale Goodyear Mera ' Paradise Valley Peoria Phoenix Scottsdale Surprise Tempe Tolleson Wickenburg Youngtown $1.66 1.88 1.05 None 1.81 1.42 1.72 1.15 None None 1.13 1.75 1.03 None 1.25 1.36 1.65 .38 $1.66 1.73 1.05 None 2.33 1.42 1.72 1.15 None None 1.12 1.75 1.03 None 1.25 1.35 1.59 .34 per $100 of the increase Change None (-( $ .15 None None .52 None None None None None (-) .01 None None None None (-) .01 (-) .08 (-) .04 Rise in taxes Continued from Pagt A»l $3.68; Wickenburg combined, down 31 cents to $3.92; Buckeye Elementary, down 28 cents to $3.83, and Wilson Elementary, down 20 cents to $4.04. Maricopa County Junior College District, which embraces the entire county, will follow the general surge upward, with its rate rising from 62 cents to 66 cents. School districts that will reach or pass the 1967 tax-rate level this year we Paradise Valley combined, Buckeye Union High School and Agulla, Cave Creek, Creighton, Sentinel, Tolleson and Washington elementaries. Districts that passed the 1967 level last year and will remain above it this year are Tempe Union High School and Arlington, Nadaburg, Pendergast, Ruth Fisher and Theba elementaries. Kyrene Elementary District, which soared above the 1967 rate last year, will drop below it again this year, and the Mobile Elementary District rate has been climbing each year since 1967. What really indicates that the legislative reform of 1968 will be wiped out within a year or two, however, is not the number of districts that have passed the 1967 peak. It is, rather, the fact that many of the most populous districts—those serving the greatest n\imbers of taxpayers—are edging steadily closer to their 1967 levels. In addition to the PUHS District, they include the Scottsdale combined district, which will have a rate this year of $7.03, compared with $7.96 in 1967. The Glendale Union High School District rate will be $2.16, against $2.74 in 1967; Tempe Elementary District, $4.64, against $5.09; Phoenix Elementary District, $3.87, against $4.12; Madison Elfr; mentary District, $4.07 against $4,29— and that is only a partial list of exam- pies. While the trend probably will be bad news to property owners, it comes as no surprise to most school officials, who regard it as inevitable in the face of rising school costs and a fixed rate of state aid for local school districts. The practical effect of this situation is that an increasing share of the funds to support a school system must come from the local taxpayers. In 1969, for example, the PUHS District reported that 43 per cent of its revenue came from local taxes and 46.5 per cent from state funds. This year, 49.5 per cent will come from local taxes and 40 per cent from state funds. (In both years, the balance is derived from federal, county and other sources.) Two factors appear to have prevented a widespread return to 1967 property tax levels this year. One was the high increase in assessed valuation, which surpassed the expectations of several school district boards and resulted in lower tax increases than they had anticipated. The other was the legislature's relaxation of operating budget increase limitations — plus a hike in state aid for handicapped students - that provided more funds for the schools from sources other than the property tax. Without this new legislation, several districts probably would have been forced to seek voter approval to exceed statutory spending limits. If the requests had been made and approved, further increases in the tax rates would have resulted. More about Policemen rebuild image at housing project Continued from Page A-l dents of the neighborhood, have been totally eliminated. Other crimes have been reduced significantly. On the question of confidence, the greatest testimonial to the squad's success comes from one of its own members. . • Willie Price is black, 23, and has been a police officer for almost two years. And he has been a resident of the neighborhood he now patrols five days a week. "When I was a kid down here," recalls Brice, "we wouldn't even think of waving to a cop, let alone talk to him. Just as bad, I guess, he wouldn't talk to us either." Today the cops talk, and even more important, they do a lot of listening. As the officers move through the project, either on foot or hi a car the children flock around them. "I'm on my second whistle," says Walt Spears, 34. "They wore out the first one in a couple of months." Adults wave, and that's when the offi- ers stop walking and start listening about the muggy weather, the car that won't run gnd the myriag problem* that everyone, including the officers, have to face. •"V' -' •' There's also the new grandchild, just six weeks old and crying up a storm. And, of course, the officers take time out to look at the latest pictures of the family. "They think of us as 'their' police," said th» cigar-chomping Spears "Lots of the folks know our days of I, and even know which officers to expect when they call downtown and ask for a car." A Cold glass of tea, a piece of cake and sometimes a full-course dinner may be waiting for the officers when they arrive. But some problems remain. Crimes still occur and action must be taken when they do. "Remember, though," says Sgt. Hoffarth, "when we have to arres.t somebody for something ... the other people who may be around know we're the same guys who were here the day before. "Then we may have sat down and had dinner, or just a cup of coffee with them and talked about their problems, or maybe we helped their kid with a cut finger or a broken bicycle. "jit's a relationship that no other officer has with the people on hit beat," he added. "We're lucky," Hoffarth says. "We have the time to get to know the people and their problems. And in turn they've gotten to know us." But the young militant blacks,, in early teens to early 20i, remain holdouts in getting to know the officers. "It's really too bad," Hoffarth says. "This is the group that we have our Trade pact signed MOSCOW (UPI) - The Soviet Union yesterday announced • trade and technical cooperation agreement with East Germany that will total 128 billion over a period of fivt years, from 1971-75 biggest problems with, yet we can't seem to get through to them. But we're trying." Area resident have expressed mixed feelings about the constant police pres- . ence in their neighborhood. "We don't want 'em and we don't need 'em," snapped one young, bushy- haired militant. "Man, they're pin. Don't you know? Man, they're all the same. I don't care who they are." Militants like this young man, who declined to give his name, created quite a bit of tension for several nights two months ago. With rifles in hand, they, began a drive to "run the dopers off Buckeye Road." Another man, a laborer in his late 30s, expressed the sentiments of many of the area's older residents when be said: "Don't let these young people kid you. They Just wanted to raise some hell. But you've got to give them credit. At least they're standing up for black folks' rights. Even if you don't agree with the way they're doing it 100 per cent." The success of Hoffarth and his squad has prompted police officials to organize an identical squad to walk the area of the A. L. Krohn Housing Project in East Phoenix. This project was recently the focal point of five days of racial violence highlighted by the fire bombing of a home and a pickle warehouse north of the project. This action shrieks of the attitudes of the Matthew Henson Project. But the Matthew Henson Project of two years ago. Before its residents shook hanas with Hoffarth's Hwos. Here's how If you own property in Maricopa County, here's how to figure what your 1S70 tax bill will be. First, add up the various property tax rates that apply to property owners throughout the county. They are: —The state rate of $1.«5 for each $100 of assessed valuation; —The county rate of $2.13; —The Maricopa County Junior College District rate of 66 cents; and -The County Flood Control District rate of 5 cents. They total $4.49. Now consult the accompanying tables to find the tax rates for the elementary and high school districts and the city or town in which you own property. Total these rates and add them to the $4.49. The result will be your total property tax rate for 1970 — unless you . ,. CITY to figure property tax MAIL- A 7 The Arizona Republic BAVARIA is th» horn, of QUELLE, Europe'i largest mail order hbuss. The German-language QUELLE catalog lists tens of thousands of values, from clothing to china to toys to clocks etc., on over 650 large color pages. (Partial English translation covering chief items for mailing to U.S. is enclosed.) Prices are in Deutsche Marks (DM I •quals $0.27), shipment is direct from W. Germany to U.S. and many other countries. 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