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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 47

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Sunday, August 16, 1970
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School tax rates listed Mor€ aboul RE BULLDOG Following are the 1970 property tax rates for the combined elementary and high school, the high school, and the elementary school districts in Maricopa County. The rates, expressed in dollars per $100 of assessed valuation, will be adopted by tee Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Also listed are the tax rates for each district for the years 1967,1988 and 1169 and the increase or decrease this year from 1969: Change Combined elementary and high school districts from 1M7 If* It* lift Chandler Dysart Gila Bend Gilbert Mesa Paradise Valley Peoria Scottsdale Wickenburg Agua Fria Union Buckeye Union Glendale Union Phoenix Union Tempe Union Tolleson Union Aguila Alhambra Arlington Avondale Balsz Buckeye Cartwright Cave Creek Creighton Deer Valley Fountain Hills Fowler Glendale Highley Isaac Kyrene Laveen Liberty Litchfield Littleton Madison Mobile Morristown Murphy Nadaburg Osborn Palo Verde Pendergast Phoenix Queen Creek Riverside Roosevelt Ruth Fisher Sentinel Tempe Theba Tolleson Union Washington Wilson $6.61 6.42 6.39 7.47 8.57 7.58 1.84 7.9ft 5.56 $4.20 3.56 5.71 4.25 5.38 5.04 1.09 5.75 4.11 $4.75 3.36 Ugh schMl districts 1M7 IMS $3.56 2.11 2.74 2.85 2.54. 3.52 $1.96 1.31 1.30 1.83 1.68 2.40 Elementary districts 1917 1968 $4.66 4.83 2.60 4.40 4.01 5.68 3.61 2.56 4.66 5.60 3.30 4.11 4,07 3.61 2.S8 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 $5.74 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 6.68 5.36 5.60 1.75 6.19 4.23 1919 $2.56 1.70 1.60 2.08 3.41 2.47 im $4.29 2.81 2.09 2.96 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 $6.07 3.82 5.80 5.11 6.53 8.77 1.63 7.03 3.92 1979 $2.96 2.14 2.16 2.56 2.85 3.19 1971 $4.66 3.92 3.06 2.99 3.64 3.83 3.25 2.66 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 $1.32 .46 .51 (-) 1.57 1.17 3.17 (-) .12 .84 (-) .31 Change from 1919 $.40 .44 .M .48 (-) .56 .72 Change from 1919 $.37 .27 .25 .90 .68 (-) .28 .85 .37 .45 1.34 2.87 .37 .77 .85 .14 <-) 1.28 .18 .48 .50 1.27 .37 1.87 .88 .68 (-) .48 .22 (-) .09 (-) -16 .22 .26 <-) .18 .74 (-) .80 .72 .35 .30 1.65 .09 1.26 (-) -20 Gties' and towns 9 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 19tt in* Avondale $1,66 $1,66 Buckeye Chandler £1 Mirage Gila Bend Gilbert Glendale Goodyear Mesa Paradise Valley Peoria Phoenix Scottsdale Surprise Tempe Tolleson Wickenburg Voungtown 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 1.73 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 (-) .06 <-) -04 Rise in taxes Continued from Page A-l $3.68; Wickenburg combined, down 31 cents to $3.92; Buckeye Elementary, down 28 cents to 13.83 ,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 are Paradise Valley combined, Buckeye Union High School and Aguila, Cave Creek, Credighton, 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 1(67 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 numbers 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.% 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 Elementary 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 districts forced to statutory had been increases resulted. this new legislation, several probably would have been seek voter approval to exceed spending limits. If the requests made and approved, further in the tax rates would have 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 in a car. the children flock around them. "I'm on my second whistle," says Walt Spears, 94. "They wore out the first one in a couple of months." • Adults wave, and that's when the oHi- era itop walking and start listening about the muggy weather, the car that won't run and the myriad problems that everyone, including the officers, have to (ace. There's also (he new grandchild, just six-weeks old and crying up a storm. And, of course, the officers take time out to lock at the latest pictures of the family. "They thhnk of us as 'their' police," taid the *:ig*r-cho/nping S^tars. "J/;ts of II:'. f-Vi,S J-f.•',/.' (, ,; iluyj; i,ff ,,, B fl t:Vi-fi know which officers to expect when they call downtown and ask for a ear." A gold 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 arrest 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. "It's a relationship that no other officer has with the people on his 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 Us, remain hoWouU 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 a trade and technical cooperation agreement with East Germany that will M&l |25 billion over biggest problems with yet we can't seem to get through to them. But we're trying." Area residents haxe expressed mixed feelings about the constant police presence in their neighborhood. "We don't want 'em and we don't need 'em," snapped one young, bushy- haired militant, "Man, they're pigs. Don't you knowH Man, they're alfthe same. I don't care who they are." Militants like this young man, who declined to give his name, created several night to project tension two months ago. With rines 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 he 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 your don't agree with the way they're doing it WO per cwt." The success of Hoffarth ami hi* Mjuad his prompted police officials to organise an identical squad to walk the area of the A. I* Krohn Housing Project in Bast 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 b)wo)s haws Here's fime to Hgure property tax If you own property In Maricopa County here's how to figure what your 1970 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 $1.65 for each $100 of assessed valuation; —The county rate of $2.13; —The Mar icopa 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 live in a special tax district for services such as street lighting, irrigation water delivery and volunteer fire de- .partments. To calculate your property tax bill you must know the total tax rate and the as- sessed valuation of your property. For example, say you own a $15,000 home with an assessed valuation of $2,700. It is located in the City of Phoenix (tax rate $1.75), the Phoenix ElementaryDistrict The Arizona Republic A-' Phoenix, Son., Aug. 16,1970 ($3.87) and the Phoenix Union High School District ($2.56). These rates total $8.18. When you add in the $4.49 which applies countywide, your total rate comes to $12.67 for each $100 of assessed valuation. fjvi: rs, \n BAVARIA it the horn* of QUEUE, Europe's largest mail ordar house. The German-language QUEUE catalog lists tens of thousands of values, from clothing to china to toys to clocks etc., on over 650 large color pages. 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